Alexis Lafreniere registered the primary two-point recreation of his NHL profession within the Rangers’ 6-1 victory over the Devils on Thursday evening at Prudential Heart.
With a objective and an help within the Rangers’ first win over their cross-Hudson rivals this season, Lafreniere prolonged his level streak to 4 straight video games. In that span, he has registered two targets and three assists. Lafreniere has additionally recorded some extent in 5 of the previous six video games to convey his season level whole to seven.
“There’s undoubtedly extra confidence with the puck, doing the issues that he’s able to doing at this stage and it’s good to see him get rewarded,” head coach David Quinn stated of Lafreniere. “I do know it feels good for him. I used to be simply sort of joking with him concerning the objective he bought the opposite evening off the knee and in. [Thursday night] was a very completely different objective.
“I don’t draw footage after a recreation they usually definitely don’t inform a narrative whenever you take a look at the stat sheet, so completely happy for him that he’s getting rewarded for the kind of performs he’s able to making.”
At 3:57 of the third interval, Lafreniere despatched a crisp feed to Pavel Buchnevich, who sniped it previous Devils netminder Mackenzie Blackwood to provide the Rangers a 4-1 lead. Lafreniere later wrapped up the scoring on the evening with a rocket shot from the left faceoff circle.
“He’s one other man who was very defensively accountable always through the season and needed to play the proper approach,” Chris Kreider stated of Lafreniere. “I used to be so impressed early on by the little issues he was doing within the D zone. He knew the offense was there and the offense was going to come back alongside and he’s only a very even-keeled participant.
“He actually cares about successful on the finish of the day, that’s infectious for our group. For the younger guys to see that within the first general choose. He’s feeling it proper now.”
The Rangers have gained two consecutive video games for the third time this season. Moreover, they’ve gained 5 of their final seven.
The Rangers (9-9-3) tied their season excessive with six targets within the win. In addition they established a single-period season excessive with 4 targets within the third.
Together with crew targets awarded for a shootout win, the Blueshirts have registered not less than three targets in six of their final seven video games and in 13 of 21 video games this season.