Defenseman Adam Fox led the New York Rangers prospects with 5 points and two goals while defeating the Dallas Stars prospects, 7-4.
What a difference a day makes.
Following a sloppy loss Friday night to the prospects from Columbus, the New York Rangers bounced back to defeat the Dallas Stars team 7-4 on Saturday.
Defenseman Adam Fox led the way, registering five points on the night (two goals). Karl Henriksson, Yegor Rykov, Matthew Robertson and Ryan Dmowski (who scored two goals on the night) all also found the back of the net in the win.
— Shayna (@hayyyshayyy) September 7, 2019
2 goals ✔️
3 assists ✔️
5 points ✔️
1 big night ✔️
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Not wanting to be outdone by his teammates, Vitali Kravtsov added three helpers as the team rebounded from a poor performance just a day earlier.
Four of the seven goals scored were by a defenseman.
Adam Huska made his first start of the tournament. He played a solid hockey game as he and his teammates began the third period in a three-three tie. The Rangers took charge from that point by outscoring Dallas 4-2 in the final stanza.
Kaapo Kakko missed his second straight game due to illness. There was some thought that he would play Saturday night as he did participate in practice earlier in the day. It was announced that he would be scratched again shortly after practice concluded.
Kakko is still seeking to play his first professional game as a Ranger and, hopefully, he will get his chance on Monday when the team faces the prospects of the Minnesota Wild at 2:30 p.m. ET.
The team has only skated together as a unit for three days and the chemistry the team needed to succeed slowly progressed with the start of the third period on Friday afternoon.