Trocheck and Shesterkin had big performances for the Rangers

The Hill

Without them, the Rangers wouldn’t still be perfect in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Trocheck was the first star of Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Second Round.
“You can see it in his demeanor and you can see it in the way he’s playing the game.
A lot of it is because of Trocheck and Shesterkin.
He has 10 points (five goals, five assists) and is averaging a team-high 24:11 of ice time per game.
Trocheck and Shesterkin wouldn’t let them.
The Rangers killed both of Carolina’s power plays in overtime; Trocheck killed the first 1:02 of the first one and the first 1:17 of the second.
The Rangers can go a long way this spring if they keep being led by Trocheck and Shesterkin.

NEUTRAL

NEW YORK — When Vincent Trocheck scored a goal in double overtime to give the New York Rangers a 4-3 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes at Madison sq\. Garden on Tuesday, there were instantaneous hugs along the boards.

While Mika Zibanejad, Chris Kreider, Adam Fox, and Artemi Panarin, the quintet of New York’s scorching first power-play unit, were embracing Trocheck, goalie Igor Shesterkin was being accosted by another group of Rangers as he made his way down the ice to join in the festivities.

Thirty-seven minutes before midnight, the 18,006 people in the building were chanting “Slapshot,” the Rangers goal song, with Trocheck and Shesterkin at the center of it all. It was the right combination of players receiving the appropriate amount of love from their teammates and the building.

In the Stanley Cup Playoffs, the Rangers would not be undefeated without them.

The first star of Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Second Round was Trocheck. At 7:24 in the second overtime, he scored the game-winning goal during a power play. He was assisted. With 35:21 of total ice time, he led all players. He attempted 15 shots overall, with six of them going on goal.

Coach Peter Laviolette of the Rangers stated, “He’s engaged.”. Both in his manner and in the way he’s playing the game, it’s evident. He’s taken by a woman. ****.

The second star was Shesterkin. He pulled off 54 saves. He scored 17 goals in the third, 10 in the first overtime, and 5 in the second, all after Jake Guentzel’s goal at 18:18 in the second to give Carolina a 3-2 lead. He made 32 straight from the beginning of the third period to the finish.

When he’s making saves like he did tonight, it’s difficult to defeat our team, according to Trocheck.

In the best-of-7 series with the Hurricanes, the Rangers are ahead 2-0. They are 6-0 in the postseason.

Shesterkin and Trocheck bear a large portion of the blame.

As of right now, Trocheck has five goals in a row, matching Cecil Dillon’s 1933 team record of the longest goal streak in the playoffs, which stands at 91 years. He scored a power-play goal in four straight playoff games, setting a team record.

His average ice time per game is a team-high 24:11, and he has 10 points (five goals, five assists).

“His role remains the same even though we are in the playoffs and the games are going to have multiple overtimes,” Laviolette stated. He participates in every aspect of the game. I mean, I’m just putting two centermen on the ice or double shifting him for backup on face-offs. That’s more time spent skating. That is a long period of time. In any case, he just keeps answering the bell at the end of the game—power play, penalty kill, 5-on-5, his line’s output, etc. “.

Shesterkin has given up 13 goals in his last six games. His goals-against average is 2 points, and his save percentage is .929 as well.

In the final 1:12 of regulation, the Hurricanes killed a penalty, and he made three saves. He was particularly impressive in overtime, coming out of the crease to challenge Sebastian Aho’s shot from the right circle at 6:36 with his left pad save and again at 4:42 of the second overtime when the Hurricanes were on a power play for the Carolina center.

“He was amazing this evening,” Laviolette remarked. If your goalie makes those saves in the second period, you may have half the game to rally, but in overtime, those saves are necessary. That’s something to keep in mind. He was very amazing. “.

In the midst of their first playoff misfortune, the Rangers showed resilience.

They fell behind the Washington Capitals for 3:21 during their first-round sweep. They defeated the Hurricanes 4-3 in Game 1 on Sunday, never trailing.

However, after the first Tuesday period, they were behind 2-1, and after the second, 3-2.

They didn’t blink once.

Shesterkin and Trocheck would not allow it.

Very strong, according to Trocheck.

In the third period, at 6:07, Kreider scored the game-tying power play goal. Trocheck received the main assist from Kreider, who scored off the rebound of his shot.

The first 1:17 of the second power play and the first 1:02 of the first one by Trocheck were both stopped by the Rangers in overtime.

They took advantage of their opportunity to use a power play in the second overtime. Of course, that was Trocheck’s intention.

Shesterkin was there to continue saving them when necessary throughout it all.

For a short while, it was quite the roller coaster, and Laviolette noted that it took a lot of work for the guys to remain locked in and concentrated.

especially from two players.

Lead by Trocheck and Shesterkin, the Rangers have a chance to make significant progress this spring.

They are flawless so far.

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