Filip Chytil spoke on Saturday morning about not just wanting to score.
He did both on Saturday nights. The 20-year-old Rangers team went out of their way to score and assist in the 2-5 win over the Blues in St. Louis, while David Quinn kept an eye out for the night.
"He was visible every time he was out there," said Quinn. "He really played at a pace."
Quinn also liked his roommates. They may be young – Chytil (20), Brett Howden (21) and Kaapo Kakko (18) – but they did well against a tough opponent.
"I thought Kaapo was good. I thought Howden was good, ”Quinn said. "I thought this line was our best line [Saturday], "
Chytil scored the Rangers' first goal when he shot a wrister from the top of the left circle that seemed to catch blues goalkeeper Jordan Binnington in surprise. He later prepared Howden for a goal in the second half and sent a pass from behind directly to Howden's stick, which barely moved before the puck found the net.
Jacob Trouba will pay for his spitting with Vince Dunn, which started when the last horn sounded on Saturday evening. Trouba and Dunn exchanged blows after the time, but Trouba repeatedly hit Dunn, who was running the puck, as the last few seconds passed. Trouba was rated as a heavy penalty and misbehavior of the game.
Trouba was fined $ 5,000 on Sunday. This is the maximum amount allowed under the CBA for slashing Dunn, the NHL Department of Player Safety announced.
As the Rangers' three-man goalkeeper rotation continues from day to day, Quinn didn't say who would compete against the islanders on Monday.
Alexandar Georgiev may have recent history in his favor after playing well against the islanders last year and stopping 58 out of 60 goals, while Henrik Lundqvist missed nine goals on 37 goals. Georgiev had been a healthy scratch in the first two games after Igor Shesterkin was called up before assisting Lundqvist on Saturday.
The Rangers recalled striker Phillip Di Guiseppe of AHL Hartford and sent forward Steven Fogarty to the wolf pack.