10/9/14: New York Rangers 3 St. Louis Blues 2

1st Rangers Goal (Nash), Even

  • New York Rangers Contributions
    C. Kreider – pokes the puck away from Shattenkirk in the right corner of the Blues zone, knocking it to Nash
    R. Nash – picks up the loose puck at the high inside edge of the right faceoff circle and rips a wrist shot that beats Elliott’s blocker
  • St. Louis Faults
    K. Shattenkirk – loses the puck to Kreider’s poke check

1st Blues Goal (Schwartz), Even

  • St. Louis Contributions
    A. Pietrangelo – gets the puck in the defensive zone and passes it up to Backes exiting the zone
    D. Backes – crosses through the neutral zone with the puck and enters the right side of the Rangers zone, where he takes a wrist shot on net that Lundqvist stops with his blocker, creating a rebound
    J. Schwartz – crashes the net and knocks the rebound over Lundqvist’s glove
  • New York Rangers Faults
    J. Moore – loses Schwartz going to the net and can’t tie him up on the rebound

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2nd Rangers Goal (Kreider), Even

  • New York Rangers Contributions
    M. Staal – falls on Stastny’s stick so he can’t play the puck against the boards in the Rangers zone
    M. St. Louis – takes the loose puck from near Stastny and moves it up the boards to Nash
    R. Nash – looks up and passes the puck to Chris Kreider streaking into the left side of the neutral zone
    C. Kreider – takes the pass and skates into the offensive zone on a breakaway, beating Elliott over his blocker
  • St. Louis Faults
    B. Jackman – had little/no awareness of Kreider breaking into the neutral zone and wasn’t back to defend him

2nd Blues Goal (Stastny), Even

  • St. Louis Contributions
    J. Schwartz – backchecks on Moore and steals the puck from him in the neutral zone, then moves it to Stastny at center ice
    P. Stastny – enters the offensive zone and passes the puck to his left for Tarasenko (cont.), then drives to the front of the net and has the puck glance off of him and into the net
    V. Tarasenko – cuts across the top of the left faceoff circle towards the slot and takes a wrist shot that goes off of Stastny’s leg and in
  • New York Rangers Faults
    D. Moore – loses the puck in the neutral zone, which leads to the rush the other way

3rd Rangers Goal (Nash), Even

  • New York Rangers Contributions
    M. St. Louis – picks up the loose puck at the inside corner of the right faceoff circle and makes a pass back to Nash in the slot
    R. Nash – quickly shoots the puck past Elliott’s blocker
  • St. Louis Faults
    A. Pietrangelo – tries to clear the puck out of the defensive zone off of the glass, but it hits a seam and bounces into the air, staying in the zone

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