A night after the Rangers’ A squad beat up on the Flyers’ B squad, the Flyers beat the Rangers 4-2 with the roles reversed. Rangers goals came from Anthony Duclair and Carl Hagelin (shorthanded). Cam Talbot stopped 19 of 22 shots through two periods, and Jason Missiaen stopped all seven shots he faced in the third.
The Rangers beat to the Philadelphia Flyers by a score of 6-3. For the scoring report, see the image below courtesy of NHL.com. Henrik Lundqvist made 22 saves and the Rangers took 37 shots on goal.
Today, Larry Brooks put the final nail in the coffin that Steve Simmons has been hammering away on for years.
Actually, not really. Ol’ Brooksie published a column today with the promising title “Lack of NHL stats in an information age is mind-boggling”, which turned out to be less of a rally call for increased information than it was another shallow rebuttal of performance metrics from an individual who clearly hasn’t made the slightest attempt to understand their merits.
1st period goals by Oscar Lindberg and Anthony Duclair led the Rangers to a 4-1 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks, giving the Blueshirts their 1st win of the preseason. Read more
News came down yesterday that Derek Stepan will miss 4-6 weeks with a fractured fibula, leaving a hole at the top of the Rangers’ lineup. It’s likely that the shuffle resulting from Stepan’s absence will alter the way Alain Vigneault uses his bottom six.
The Rangers announced their first round of cuts from training camp today.
To Hartford camp:
Forward (9): Michael Kantor, Nick Latta, Paxton Leroux, Chris McCarthy, Richard Nejezchleb, Logan Nelson, Josh Nicholls, Michael St. Croix, Andrew Yogan
Defense (2): Troy Donnay, Sam Noreau
Goal (1): Mackenzie Skapski
To junior teams:
Forward (2): Keegan Iverson, Adam Tambellini
Defense (3): Ryan Graves, Ryan Mantha, Daniel Walcott
Goal (1): Brandon Halverson
Released from try-outs:
Forward (1): Nathan Burns
Defense (1): Dallas Valentine