The New York Rangers have been waiting for a game like tonight. They have been waiting for everyone on the team to make a contribution. Well, they finally got that and they got it in a big way with a 7-1 rout of the Toronto Maple Leafs.
The Rangers had six different goal scorers. They were led by Dominic Moore‘s two-goal performance. Others that added goals were Brad Richards, Carl Hagelin, Benoit Pouliot and Chris Kreider. Wven Brian Boyle decided to join the party by scoring. 15 of the 18 skaters ended up with a point in the Rangers’ largest scoring output of the season.
To make things even better, each line got a goal. The fourth line led the way with Moore’s two and Boyle’s second of the season. That line seemed to have some extra playmaking ability with J.T. Miller playing the wing instead of the injured Derek Dorsett.
The real story is how everyone played a part in this game. After suffering an embarrassing loss against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday night, a proper response was needed from the Rangers. They dominated the game from start to finish, leaving very little doubt that they were the better team. They ended up with a season-high 50 shots on goal.
It will be very hard for the Rangers to duplicate the performance they had. Whenever you have 15 players record points, you know something went right. The Rangers got contributions up and down their lineup, and that must continue for them to win games.