With the NHL season on pause due to the outbreak of COVID-19, it’s hard not to be able to watch sports. To some, it’s a break from reality and an escape from harsh reality.
Sports would be what we use right now to distract us from the pandemic and trying to get through social distancing. Unfortunately, that isn’t the case here.
The New York Rangers have had a season of ups and downs. Before the season paused the Rangers looked like a team that could make the playoffs.
There were many exciting games the team played this year, but here are my Top 5 New York Rangers games to rewatch from the 2019-2020 season.
5) Colorado Avalanche @ Rangers // January 7, 2020
This game resulted in a 5-3 win for the Blueshirts against a top NHL team. This game was also the NHL debut for Igor Shesterkin. Shesterkin shines in the debut with 29 saves keeping the team alive.
4) New York Islanders @ Rangers // January 13, 2020
This game is great to rewatch because the Rangers won 6-2 against a good Islanders team. This was the time when the Rangers really started to play hard and were a potential playoff team.
3) Rangers @ Montreal Canadiens // February 27, 2020
This is one of my favorite games as it was such an exciting comeback win for the Rangers. New York was down 2-0 throughout the second period but eventually came back to win 5-2.
This is a fun, exciting game that put the Rangers 9-1-0 in the last 10 games.
2) Rangers @ New York Islanders // February 25, 2020
This game was so excellent. It was exciting and had an exceptional overtime goal. The Rangers and Islanders were tied 3-3 at the end of the third period. In overtime, Panarin has the puck and the Islanders defense goes straight to guard him.
The Islanders seemed to have forgotten that Mika Zibanejad was right behind them, Panarin passed the puck from behind and Zibanejad scored wide open.
1) Washington Capitals @ Rangers // March 5, 2020
This is one of the best games I’ve ever seen as a Rangers fan. Both teams played tough, scoring back and forth and responding to one another.
It was an entertaining game to watch. Mika Zibanejad scores five goals in this one game to bring the Rangers to win 6-5.
These are all exciting games to rewatch to get you ready for when the NHL season returns.
We may not know when that’ll be, but rewatching these amazing games can give hope.
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