It may have been just one game but boy did Adam Fox make it look like Jeff Gorton got a steal from the Carolina Hurricanes. Fox had a five-point game (2-3-5) with the game-winning goal as the Baby Rangers earned a 7-4 win over the Baby Dallas Stars.
Five different goal scorers and ten total players with points as the team bounced back from Friday’s 6-2 loss. Adam Huska stopped 24 of 28 shots as the team evened their record at 1-1. Hartford-bound left-wing Ryan Dmowski added two goals while 2018 first-round pick Vitali Kravtsov had two assists.
The Baby Rangers also got goals from Yegor Rykov, Matthew Robertson and Karl Henriksson as the compete level was better overall from the team. No Kaapo Kakko for this game as he recovers from the flu.
— New York Rangers (@NYRangers) September 8, 2019
Not a perfect game as there remains a need for serious improvement among the team defense, giving up way too many odd-man rushes. Still, the improvement was there and so was the stepping up from the Rangers top prospects. This game should go a long way in silencing the critics of these prospects but seriously why anyone doesn’t like the quality of this squad remains mindboggling.
Got to show this goal from Karl Henriksson as he tips in an Adam Fox point shot in the first period.
1️⃣-1️⃣, c/o Karl. pic.twitter.com/EEUlu0VSk0
— New York Rangers (@NYRangers) September 7, 2019
This has been a huge missing element from the Rangers offense from both the point shot that was dead on to Henriksson’s setting up in the slot and tip-in. And to think Henriksson is all of 5’9 176 so I would keep this and show it to the returning veterans when training camp opens. Really wish Henriksson was willing to stay in North America and play in the CHL this season as it would help speed up his development.
Off day on Sunday before the team returns to play on Monday against the Baby Minnesota Wild.