Ramblings: Rangers and Panthers Bounce Back, Ingram Impresses, Andersen’s Rebound Season (May 6)

Ian Gooding


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If you read our latest DFS article on Thursday morning, you would have known that the Panthers and Rangers were a strong bet to bounce back in their respective Game 2s. They did just that, each scoring five goals in convincing wins.  

Rangers 5, Penguins 2 (series tied 1-1)

The Stanley Cup playoffs can create brand new folk heroes out of previously unheralded players. The first 2022 example of that is Louis Domingue, who entered Game 1's overtime in relief after Casey DeSmith left the game. Following a less-than-delicious spicy pork and broccoli dinner, the journeyman Domingue stopped all 17 shots he faced in ensuring a Penguins overtime victory in Game 1. Although he made some great saves in Game 2, Domingue could not perform miracles for the Penguins, allowing five goals on 40 shots.

Frank Vatrano and Artemi Panarin each scored a goal and added two assists in the Rangers win. The points were both players' first of the playoffs.

On Panarin's line, Andrew Copp now has goals in back-to-back games. Same with 52-goal scorer Chris Kreider.

In a losing cause, Sidney Crosby scored a goal and added an assist along with six shots.

Panthers 5, Capitals 1 (series tied 1-1)

Aleksander Barkov and Carter Verhaeghe each scored a goal and added an assist, while Sergei Bobrovsky made 26 saves in earning the win.

Ilya Samsonov took over from Vitek Vanecek in the third period. Vanecek had allowed all five Panthers goals on 18 shots over the first two periods, while Samsonov stopped all 17 shots he faced in the third period. The Capitals have a goaltending decision on their hands for Game 3 back in Washington.  

Tom Wilson missed this game with a lower-body injury that occurred during Game 1.

Stars 2, Flames