The Rangers are just having a great time this season of the National Hockey League – right now they are fighting with Florida and Carolina for victory in the Eastern Conference and are seriously considered as a team capable of making noise in the playoffs. It would seem that what problems can Artemy Panarin and the company face in the confrontation with the unfortunate Detroit, who lost 14 games out of the last 18?
Moreover, the beginning of the game turned out to be the most successful for “New York”: already in the 4th minute a man distinguished himself, with whom this happens on big holidays. Ryan Reeves tried to give the pass, the venture failed, then the power forward decided to score the first goal since January 20. The event!
But the holiday for the “Shirt Shirts” on Wednesday could not happen – Alexander Georgiev should be found guilty. Whether the Russian goalkeeper was so stunned by Reeves’ puck, or he did not believe that the Red Wings could deliver any serious problems, only with two mistakes the goalkeeper turned the game around and turned the Rangers almost to the end of the regular time. »In catching up. Georgiev’s embarrassment after Michael Rasmussen’s simple throw turned out to be especially epic.
Fortunately for New York, there was a superhero in it. His name was Artemy Panarin, and he managed to save the team in three steps. First, Khlebushek shook the Red Wings frame from the right circle of the throw-in, and it is worth noting the author of the effective assistant Frank Vatrano, who two weeks after the exchange from Florida became completely his own in the new club and brought mutual understanding with the Russian partner.
Three and a half minutes before the end of the third period, Panarin helped Chris Crider to excel, and another accomplice of the puck was the German defender of “Detroit” Moritz Seider.
Finally, in overtime, Artemiy scored the coolest pass for another newcomer “Rangers” Andrew Copp, exchanged at “Winnipeg”! 5: 4 – the victory of the New Yorkers, which would not have happened without their Russian leader.
In the last 5 meetings Panarin scored 8 points, this leap helped him to bypass the list of the best Russian scorers of the season Alexander Ovechkin and get closer to the distance of 2 points to Kirill Kaprizov. The battle for this unofficial title promises to be very hot. And Artemy is quite capable of giving his best regular season in the NHL – now he has 80 points, in a record season he had 95, and before the end of the championship “New York” has 14 games left to play. Will Hlebushek cope?