Week 9 Results:
12/2 at Islanders: L/so 2-1
12/3 vs. Colorado: L 2-1
12/6 vs. Ottawa: W 4-1
The Rangers offense looked dead in the water to start the week. They did not generate many scoring chances against the Isles or the Avs. It was positive to see them turn it around on Sunday night against the Senators.
After leaking goals the week before, the Rangers D got stingy last week, allowing only 4 goals in the 3 games and one of those goals was on a 5 on 3 power play. The Rangers looked like their classic selves minimizing the scoring chances of their opponents, which is a good sign moving forward.
Henrik was stellar in his two starts, allowing only 2 goals on 61 shots. Raanta filled in against the Avs and played very well again, as the two goals he allowed were on odd man rushes. The Rangers are #1 in goals against on the season and these two goaltenders are a huge reason for that number.
Special Teams: B
The Rangers hot power play continued its surge going 2-2 against the Senators. That unit has moved up to 4th in the league. A far cry from their struggles early on in the season. They killed off 3 of the 4 penalties, but the only goal surrendered was down 2 men, so not much blame to be had for the penalty killers. The Rangers currently have the 6th ranked penalty kill. Both special teams sit in the top 10, which is adds to the Rangers solid 5 on 5 play.