Rangers played a great game last night as they cruised to a 6-2 win against Boston.
Around 1,800 fans packed MSG to watch the first hockey game since March 7th against New Jersey. Within a week of a full year.
Fox (2 assists), Lindgren (2 assists) Kreider (1 goal, 1 assist) all contributed two points during the night.
Ryan Strome finished with three points (1 goal, 2 assists). He credits the fans for the team’s electric flying effort.
“We definitely got a bit of a spark, there’s no doubt,” Strome said. “Standing there during the national anthem I had some goose bumps and some energy that I haven’t felt in a long time.”
Ryan Lindgren said the Blueshirts were ready for Boston’s “chippiness” and physical play.
“No was backing down tonight,” Lindgren said. ” We were giving it right back. We were smart with our physicality and we didn’t take dumb penalties.
Paul Di Giuseppe, Colin Blackwell, Pavel Buchnevich and Johnny Brodzinski all scored a goal each.
Di Giuseppe scored the game’s first goal from left inner circle with a screen in front.
After Boston got on the board, Blueshirts went on a rampage scoring two goals to end the second period
Strome scored the game’s second goal from a beautiful cross-ice pass from Alexis Lafreniere. The first assist of his career.
“A great look,” Strome said. “It was a beautiful pass. I mean, he’s got the ability to make those plays. You’re starting to see them. He’s starting to get confidence and wants the puck more, which is a good sign.”
Then Kreider just shot from an awkward angle and the puck went in.
Two more goals from Buch and Brodzinski seal the win.
David Quinn said the game was a team effort.
“I really liked an awful lot about our game tonight,” David Quinn said. “I thought we were ready to play from the drop of the puck. I thought we had all four lines going.
Next?? Both teams will play at MSG, tomorrow 12p.m. TV: NBC, Radio: 98.7 ESPNNY