As though they’d been together for weeks, the New York Rangers’ offense clicked. The Minnesota Wild were a complete and utter disaster at stopping them.
The Rangers defeated the Wild 7-3 on Thursday night to ruin the season opener for both teams. Artemi Panarin scored once and added three assists, and Chris Kreider scored twice for the Rangers.
Rangers head coach Gerard Gallant, whose team won its season opener against Tampa Bay 3-1 on Tuesday, said, “I believe they’re a bit sloppy.” Trying a game for the first time is challenging.
Thirteen different Rangers skaters have recorded at least one point through two games. After goals from Kreider and Adam Fox, the Rangers carried a 3-0 lead into the initial intermission; Filip Chytil scored on a rebound to restore a three-goal advantage early in the second.
After allowing seven goals, a lifetime high for Marc-Andre Fleury, the goaltender hit the post angrily with his stick. The Wild haven’t helped themselves with this start after setting a franchise record for wins and points last season.
According to Fleury, it’s like hitting a brick in the face. In a frenetic final period, both teams scored twice in 2 minutes and 02 seconds, with Vincent Trocheck and Kaapo Kakko scoring for the Blues to cancel out a pair of goals scored by Matt Boldy for the Wild.
Kreider claimed that the team possesses an abundance of dangerous offensive options. Fortunately, we could procure a couple on our own and jump right back in.
After Kevin Fiala’s departure, Boldy was promoted to the second line in hopes that he would enhance his performance. However, he didn’t seem to be enjoying his success. If I could get my hands on them again, I would. But, boldly declared, “We just got swept out of the rink.” So you need to pay less attention to it.