Rangers sweep Devils with 6-3 win as Ryan Strome continues racking up points

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Mar 6, 2021; Newark, New Jersey, USA; New York Rangers center Ryan Strome (16) celebrates his goal against New Jersey Devils goaltender Mackenzie Blackwood (29) during the first period at Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

The Rangers continue to step up with Artemi Panarin and Jacob Trouba still out. They’ve now won six of their last eight games with a season high three game winning streak. The Blueshirts have also climbed above .500 for the first time all year.

Next step – keep it going in Pittsburgh.

Rangers vs Devils: Adam Fox continues to shine

Adam Fox is really coming into his own this season. The 23 year-old right defenseman opened the scoring with a beautiful coast-to-coast goal. It was his second goal of the season and he would add an assist which gives him 14 points in 22 games.

As Fox rolls so do the Rangers. In his last six games he’s notched seven points (1G, 6A). His stellar play has been noticed and rewarded by the coaching staff. Fox has been the top ice getter for 13 straight games.

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Ryan Strome has lifted his game in Panarin’s absence

While there’s been a lot of focus lately on Chris Kreider and Alexis Lafrenière (and rightfully so), one needs to give Ryan Strome a ton of credit. Today he scored twice and in his last eight games has 11 points (4G, 7A).

Considering how bad Mika Zibanejad has struggled to put up points, Strome’s production has been most welcome. “Today was a pretty solid effort,” Strome said after his empty netter sealed the game. “I think all-around, we got to be pretty pleased with the contributions of everyone.”

Filip Chytil heating up

Another great sign in the Rangers win was the dominant play of Filip Chytil. He set up Kevin Rooney for a crucial goal in the first after the Devils scored twice in 17 seconds to knot the game up.

He was moving his legs all game and had a number of odd man chances. In the third period he converted a great feed by Julien Gauthier in front to make it 5-2. He’s now registered points in each of the last two games (1G, 2A), and he has points in five of the eight games he’s played this season. On the year he has six points.

Post Game Notes:

  • Today’s contest was the second of six consecutive scheduled road games for the Rangers. The Blueshirts have won five of their last six road games, dating back to Jan. 28 at Buffalo (5-1-0 record).
  • In addition to earning at least one point in six of their last eight games (6-2-0 record), the Blueshirts have also earned at least one point in 11 of their last 16 games, dating back to Jan. 28 at Buffalo (9-5-2 record).
  • Five different Rangers tallied at least one goal and 11 different Rangers (including goaltender Alexandar Georgiev) recorded at least one point in today’s game.
  • The Rangers were 1-for-5 on the power play in today’s game. The Blueshirts have tallied a power play goal in six of the last eight games and have registered seven power play goals over the span (7-for-31; 22.6%).
  • The Blueshirts were 1-for-1 (2:00) on the penalty kill in today’s game and held New Jersey to only one shot on goal during the Devils’ only power play opportunity. The Rangers have not allowed a power play goal against in 13 of their last 15 games (47-for-50; 94.0%).
  • Alexandar Georgiev made 24 saves and tallied his first assist/point of the season, to earn his fourth win of the season. Georgiev extended his undefeated streak to five games (3-0-2 record in five decisions over the span), and his five-game undefeated streak is a career-high.

Next Game: Tomorrow, Sunday, Mar. 7 at Pittsburgh (7:30 p.m. ET – TV: MSG Network).

Notes courtesy NYR

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