The New York Rangers win again, beating the Detroit Red Wings. The Rangers dominate the Red wings in 4-0 shutout. Here are the highlights of how the game went down.
The Rangers dominated the period, especially the second half, spending much of their time in the Red Wings zone.
The Rangers made it 1-0 on a 5-on-3 PP. This PP came about when the Red Wings goalie, Thomas Greiss, received a delay of game penalty when he shot the puck over the glass. Filip Zadina served this penalty.
While the Rangers were in their offensive zone, they put the pressure on again and Sam Gagner also received a delay of game penalty for shooting the puck over the glass.
Mika Zibanejad (28) scored the PPG on a slap shot. Artemi Panarin (68) and Chris Kreider (22) got the assists. The Rangers didn’t capitalize on their second PP chance.
The Rangers controlled the flow of the game as they led 17-3 in shots on goal (SOG). Will this continue in the second period? Yes it does.
Adding to Their Lead
Frank Vatrano (17) scored at 3:46 in the second period on a snap shot. This is his 11th point in his last 14 games with the Rangers, as well as his 100th NHL goal. He has been outstanding for the Rangers as he made it 2-0. Zibanejad (49) and Adam Fox (58) got the assists.
The Red Wings did up their game a bit. They outshot the Rangers 11-8 this period and did draw a penalty, although they didn’t score.
The Rangers still dominated most of the game by making plays and getting to the puck first.
At the end of the second period, the Red Wings went on the PP and it continued into the third period. Will the Red Wings capitalize? Unfortunately for them, no.
Sealing the Deal
The Rangers made it a 3-0 game on a 2-on-1 against the Red Wings. Alexis Lafreniere (16) scored on a wrist shot after Dylan Larkin gave the puck away. Lafreniere and Filip Chytil (14) were in the Red Wings zone. Lafreniere was looking to pass it and the Red Wings defensive player went down, giving Lafreniere the opportunity to shoot, which he did.
At 14:17, Lafreniere (17) scored again on a beauty. He faked the shot, causing Greiss to go down and then passed the puck to himself between his legs and scored on his backhand. Patrik Nemeth (4) and Goodrow (17) got the assists. This goal made it 4-0 and it ended up being the final score.
The Rangers will be facing the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday, April 19th at 7 p.m. ET. Their last matchup was on March 6th, where the Rangers won 4-1.
Jacob Trouba got a goal and an assist. Barclay Goodrow scored a goal as well, while Kreider scored two goals. Chytil and Zibanejad each got an assist. Panarin got two assists.
For the Jets, Nikolaj Ehlers scored the lone goal. Neal Pionk and current Rangers player Andrew Copp got the assists.
The Jets are not officially eliminated, but they have some work to do and need help from other teams. They are trying to catch the Los Angeles Kings for the final wild card spot.
The Rangers are looking to take over the Metropolitan Division. They are battling the Carolina Hurricanes for first place.
Who is going to win this battle? Will the Jets fly by the Rangers in a huge defeat? Or will the Rangers continue their dominance as they look to control their division? Watch the game Tuesday night to find out.
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