The Rangers have only scored two power play goals in the last 31 man chances, the last one at the beginning of this month.
According to head coach David Quinn, the six unsuccessful chances of power play in the 1-0 loss to the Bruins at the Garden on Friday not only helped ensure that the team was not attacked, but also « emptied » and « stolen its life ». his Rangers.
« We pass when we should shoot, we shoot when we should pass, and we make bad decisions and we are slow, » said Quinn. « We’re not going anywhere if a power game clicks the way it is and looks like it is, and our boys know that. »
« The good news is we got all the boys back from last year which were mostly among the top power games in the league. » We just have to get better and everyone knows it. I think they are demoralized, I think they have lost a little of the bragging rights in the power game. Power games can be streaky and ours are at all-time lows. “
In Friday’s matchup, the Rangers finished eighth in the league in power play opportunities per game (3.82) while their six man advantage goals are good for 24th in the NHL. </ Quinn decided to use the second power play unit of Jacob Trouba, K'Andre Miller, Kaapo Kakko, Brendan Lemieux and Ryan Strome for the first few minutes of the Rangers' first two man-advantage opportunities.
As Charlie Coyle was asked to cut open at 1:58 a.m., Strome Lafreniere replaced the first power play session. Adam Fox and Chris Kreider led the team for the most time in power play, with Mika Zibanejad and Pavel Buchnevich not far behind.
« I think the fact that our power play fights the way it is can be To some extent carried over to five against five, « Quinn said. « We’re definitely not creating the offense we need and we have to keep working on it. »
Bruins winger Nick Ritchie registered the only goal of the game when he hit Igor Shesterkin with the puck at 9:27 am in the second half stuffed past.
« I let the puck in, I had to be a little closer to the post, » said the rookie netminder through a translator after the loss. “I will be working on this component in practice. It’s disappointing that that was the goal that made the difference in the game. «
Shesterkin, whose record dropped to 3-4-1, got noticeably hot after Ritchie appeared to nudge him in the head after a whistle later in the game. Focused on whether his own feelings would have helped Shesterkin pointed to the aggressiveness of the team as a whole. « We played aggressively and stood up for each other as team-mates, » he said. « We tried to continue in the game despite all the aggressiveness To play hockey. «
The Blueshirts missed 21 power play opportunities in a row from their opponents for the first time since a route from December 8-18, 2016.
The Rangers went 4-4 in on penalties Lead and held Boston with just six shots on goal while having the man advantage.
In the last six games, the Rangers have not allowed a goal with a man advantage as the PK units achieved a perfect 21v21 result You have 24 of the 25 power play options Their opponents have been killed for a percentage of 96 percent in the last seven games.
Deputy General Manager Chris Drury has been named General Manager of the US Men’s National Team in 2021, USA Hockey announced on Friday.
Drury, recently promoted to Rangers, served in the same capacity for the 2019 US men’s national team and was also named general manager of the 2020 team before the IIHF canceled the 2020 Men’s World Cup.
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