New York Rangers flame out in Calgary; lose Filip Chytil and game 6-0

Nov 6, 2021; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; New York Rangers center Filip Chytil (72) gets helped off the ice during the first period against the Calgary Flames at Scotiabank Saddledome. Mandatory Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Rangers were either out of gas or completely exposed by the end of their second long road trip this season.

Last night, Johnny Gaudreau scored twice and Matthew Tkachuk collected a goal and three assists as the Calgary Flames earned at least one point for the 10th straight game in a 6-0 rout of the visiting Blueshirts.

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Recap: Flames 6 vs Rangers 0

The Rangers dropped their third straight after enduring overtime losses in Vancouver and Edmonton. They nearly scored late in the first period but a goal by defenseman Adam Fox was overturned when the Flames challenged for an offsides call.

New York goaltender Igor Shesterkin took his second straight loss and tied a career high by allowing six goals for the second time in his career.

After Monahan one-timed Tkachuk’s cross-ice feed with four minutes remaining in the first, Richardson and Gaudreau scored by crashing the net.

Richardson got his first goal of the season with 10:45 remaining when the Flames sped into the offensive zone. Defenseman Oliver Kylington’s shot from the high slot caromed off the end boards and deflected to Richardson, who easily put a wrist shot from the left side into the vacated net.

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With 8:41 remaining, the Flames used sustained pressure to take a 3-0 lead. After the Rangers could not clear, Noah Hanifin took a shot from the right wing that Igor Shesterkin could not handle and Matthew Tkachuk kept it alive, allowing Gaudreau to swoop in uncontested from the left side and tap the rebound into the net.

Gaudreau got his second goal 6:42 into the third by sweeping a backhander past Shesterkin.

Lucic made it 5-0 when his wrist shot knuckled into the net with 6:47 left and Tkachuk scored by putting the puck in between his legs with 5:04 remaining.

Jacob Markstrom made 22 saves for his league-leading fourth shutout and the 12th of his career.

“I hope [being on the road] is what it was,” Gallant said about his team’s poor performance. “We were obviously pretty bad tonight. Like I said, it’s been a grind and I’m glad we’re done playing Calgary… When you get tired you make bad plays and I saw a lot of that tonight.”

No update on Filip Chytil

Chytil, 22, was lost at the beginning of the first period after he collided with his own teammate Sammy Blais. Unfortunately, Chytil was completely blindsided and could not brace himself. He laid at center ice for several seconds and needed help to get off the ice.

“I haven’t heard anything from the trainers,” Gallant said after the game on Chytil’s injury.

Notable Rangers

  • The Rangers finished their four-game road trip with a 1-1-2 mark. In its last eight road games, New York is 5-1-2 for 12 points. The next road swing consisting of four or more games will come January 6-15 (5 games) with matchups at Vegas, Anaheim, Los Angeles, San Jose, and Philadelphia.
  • Barclay Goodrow went 8-for-10 (80%) on faceoffs tonight, his most faceoff wins since March 11, 2021 at Detroit. It marks his highest faceoff percentage since recording an 80.0 percentage (8-for-10) on November 2, 2019 against Vancouver. 
  • Ryan Reaves returned to the Rangers lineup after a four-game absence and recorded five hits in 14:00 of ice time. At the time of his last game, on October 25, Reaves’ 25 hits were the fourth-most (tied) in the NHL.

Tomorrow (Sunday, Nov. 7): Day Off

Next Game: Monday, Nov. 8 vs. Florida Panthers (7:00 PM ET – TV: MSG+)

*Schedule subject to change

Notes courtesy NYR

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