The Rangers fell in extra time for the primary time this season because the Sharks picked up their first victory of the brand new marketing campaign.
In David Quinn’s first recreation again on the Backyard since his dismissal from the Rangers, the previous Blueshirts bench boss picked up his first win, 3-2, as coach of the Sharks. Erik Karlsson scored 49 seconds into the additional interval on an open web when goalie Igor Shesterkin was drawn out of place, handing the Rangers their second lack of the season.
The Rangers’ red-hot offense, which had amassed 17 targets within the earlier 4 video games, wasn’t as fluid on this one. Chris Kreider hit the put up within the second interval, and Jacob Trouba did the identical early on within the third.
And it wasn’t essentially concerning the amount of the Sharks photographs (27) however the high quality. San Jose completed with 13 high-danger possibilities, in line with Pure Stat Trick, but it surely felt just like the guests have been threatening across the web for a lot of the evening.
Erik Karlsson (No. 65) celebrates with teammates after scoring the game-winning purpose within the Rangers’ 6-5 extra time loss to the Sharks, led by former Blueshirts coach David Quinn.Getty Photographs
Instantly after a first-rate power-play alternative arose late within the third interval, the Rangers’ fifth of the sport, Artemi Panarin was known as for tripping to negate the man-advantage. The normally sharp first unit went 0-for-5 within the loss after posting 5 power-play tallies of their earlier 15 tries.
Six penalties have been known as by means of the opening 20 minutes alone, that means almost half the interval was performed at five-on-four, by hook or by crook. The Rangers energy play couldn’t convert on 4 separate alternatives, however the Sharks managed to open the scoring on one in every of their two possibilities for simply their second power-play purpose of the season.
Former Rangers coach David Quinn watches the motion throughout the Sharks’ victory.Getty Photographs
San Jose’s lone vibrant spot has been its penalty kill, which was 18-for-18 on the season by the top of the primary interval.
Opposite to the primary, the whole second interval was performed at even power and the Rangers scored twice. Filip Chytil received a race to the puck alongside the boards earlier than going five-hole on Sharks netminder James Reimer off the push to tie it at one-all.
A fairly passing sequence from the Rangers then ended at the back of the web due to a bullet one-timer from Panarin, who’s now using the longest season-opening level streak by a Ranger since Brad Richards went 5 straight video games in 2011-12.
With three targets and eight assists, Panarin additionally matched Rod Gilbert’s franchise file for the very best level whole by means of 5 video games of a season.
Regardless of limiting the Sharks to only 4 photographs on purpose, the Rangers surrendered one other later within the center body, when Radim Simek bulldozed into the slot and put one previous Igor Shesterkin to even the rating as soon as once more.