Honoring NYR Legends
For the last New York Ranger to ever wear No. 30. pic.twitter.com/BoYf3yFf4z
— New York Rangers (@NYRangers) January 29, 2022
A Resilient Regular Season
The Stars Came to Play
A Potent Power Play
Igor Shesterkin’s Dominance
Chris Drury’s Trade Deadline Masterclass
Playoff Pleasure and Pain
Round 1: Pittsburgh Penguins
What Else but Game 7
A Decisive Overtime
— Rangers on MSG (@RangersMSGN) May 16, 2022
Round 2: Carolina Hurricanes
Yet Another Game 7 Showdown
Eastern Conference Finals: Tampa Bay Lightning
Young Talent Blossoming
A critical piece of the Rangers’ success this season came from their young talent stepping up. The youngsters continued to grow throughout the season.
Adam Fox & Ryan Lindgren
Alexis Lafrenière continues to show major progress since coming into the league in a COVID year. Since the All-Star break, Lafrenière has really emerged as a number one overall pick. It’s important to highlight that not every number one selection comes into the league like Connor McDavid or Auston Matthews. It is completely normal to take a few season before truly becoming a top talent. Lafrenière still demonstrated why he was hailed as the definitive number one pick.
He showcased his flexibility shifting between lines and playing both LW and RW successfully. Moreover, his skillset was highlighted well while playing on the top line with Zibanejad and Kreider as well as with Kakko and Chytil. While on the top line, Lafrenière consistently made big contributions, provided perfect feeds and highlighting his precise shooting ability. Similarly, while on the Kid Line, he frequently and successfully established the zone and opened up passing and shooting lanes. He also provided impressive tape-to-tape feeds that led to big goals. Finally, he put his stickhandling on display on multiple occasions, turning around opponents and finding open ice when there seemingly was none. No clip showcases Lafrienère’s stickhandling ability more so than this goal against Detroit.
OKAYYY, LAFFY. 😤 pic.twitter.com/zsRkHxNpho
— New York Rangers (@NYRangers) April 16, 2022