20 October 2019 22:35
Some thoughts: Filip Chytil has tallied a power play goal with 3:50 remaining in regulation to help the Wolf Pack tie the game at 3. Chytil has recorded seven points (three goals, four assists) in six AHL games this season. Phillip Di Giuseppe tallied the game-winning goal in OT for the Wolf Pack. Hartford has earned at least one point in each of its first six games this season (5-0-1 record). Lettieri (1 G, 2 A), Chytil (1 G, 1 A), and Keane (1 G, 1 A) all posted multi-point games tonight.
#NYR — NYR Stats & Info (@NYRStatsInfo) October 20, 2019 After two via @NatStatTrick... it's a good thing the #NYR have that super old guy, who is totally washed up, between the pipes... pic.twitter.com/DRO2QmzRtT — Shayna (@hayyyshayyy) October 19, 2019 Happy Sunday, my friends. All team charts are updated, with a link to the their new website home coming this afternoon! Good: BOS, CAR, FLA, WSH, PHI Fun: TOR, LAK, ARI Dull: EDM, STL, DAL, NJD Bad: NY Goodbye: Your Ottawa Senators pic.twitter.com/JeBIMQvJP8 — Sean Tierney (@ChartingHockey) October 20, 2019 Quinn didn't hide his displeasure, saying his players need to look in the mirror and, "ask yourself, 'Did I play good defense tonight? And was I committed to play good defense tonight?' " That especially goes for Tony DeAngelo, whom Quinn benched for the latter portion of the game. He finished last on the team with 8:09 time on ice. Quinn called it, "a coach's decision." I could see him shuffling the D pairs for Sunday's game against the Vancouver Canucks. The Rangers look to get back to winning ways Sunday against the Canucks. New York comes in off of three straight losses, including 5-2 to Washington on Friday. In that game, like the other two losses, the Blueshirts were a nightmare defensively, leaving coverage holes and players wide open in front, resulting in several prime scoring chances. Today's game completes three contests in four days and New York faces Arizona at home Tuesday.1) Love the retroon MSG on Friday2)- coach David Quinn moved Chris Kreider up to the top line to play with Mika Zibanejad and Artemi Panarin with Kreider moved to right wing. Pavel Biuchnevich was slid down a line to skate with Brett Howden and Kaapo Kakko. Kreider showed some signs of breaking out but you would love to see him use his power/speed combination to come blazing down the wing, creating space and then havoc in front. Those two pieces, especially speed down the wing, has been lacking, but we have seen occasional displays in front, which appear to be supported by Quinn's view on Kreider. The other lines were Lemieux-Strome-Fast and Smith-Andersson-Haley.Buch scored but that came on the power play. Howden has yet to show much in my view and I would give Lias Andersson a shot, or as seen below, a now hot Filip Chytil a chance very soon. A change is clearly needed as no one who has been in the role has shown any sustained or evidence of any success.3) For all those who wantback up and in the role as second line center, I refer you to these tweets:4)Quinn said he thought he looked tired, adding, "There's so many things at this level that an 18-year-old has never been asked to do, and he's never thought about doing it," Quinn said. "I've said this a lot, it's almost unfair for a kid like him when he gets here — because the game he's been playing to this point isn't going to happen from here on in."The comment has drawn a lot of interest as some felt Quinn was taking a shot at Kakko, which I don't think was the case. He has been pretty clear on his view and praise for Kakko. He recognizes that Kaako is adapting to the NHL as an 18-year old, so all has to viewed in the prism of growth. The future is very bright for Kakko and Quinn more than knows that. In addition, based on Quinn's comments Sunday morning, Kakko could be moved up to the top line during Sunday's game, though the lines will be the same as ended Friday to start the contest against the Canucks..5) The, as seen by the first chart through the second period Friday, and the team's shot rate have been woof bad. Henrik Lundqvist kept the team alive in the first two periods or the score would have been 6-2, seeing the high-danger shot population. The lack of puck possession and shot generation was masked in the first two games by the special teams' performance and output of the top line. With both regressing, the flaws on this team has been exposed again. In addition, for the love of all that is holy, stop leaving a forward behind the defense in front on the power play. It's a ridiculous strategy and keeps burning the team.6)wrote these points in his recap Friday, neither of which is optimal. The defense has been horrific. I get that this is viewed as a growth season but some of these mistakes should not be happening, and if they do, should have been remediated by now. On ADA, the combinations are not working and you could bench several d-men. I would sit at least one and maybe two and possibly give Ryan Lindgren a call up but that may not happen for a bit. Update: no changes against Vancouver, lineup the same.