Chris Kreider, the 21-year-old winger who the New York Rangers plucked out of Boston College just a month ago, notched a goal and an assist in last night’s big Eastern Conference Finals win over the Devils.
With the game tied 0-0 in the third period, Kreider waited patiently before playing the puck back to Dan Girardi, who fired a slapshot past Martin Brodeur.
Then, Kreider found himself alone in front of Brouder after a slick pass from Artem Anisimov, and cooly buried a shot to seal the game at 2-0.
After looking noticeably fatigued in the middle of the Capitals series, Kreider has played three-straight solid games. Except for a dumb penalty late in the third period, the NY phenom played by far his best game as a pro.
The Rangers big flaw is their lack of dynamic offensive players. So if Kreider continues his hot streak, he’ll be exactly what the team needs.
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