Artemi Panarin, the New York Rangers’ left winger, expressed excitement about the team’s recent acquisitions of his friends Vladimir Tarasenko and Patrick Kane.
Following Tarasenko’s game-winning goal against the Flyers, Panarin eagerly anticipated Kane’s upcoming debut with the Rangers.
Panarin and Kane previously played together in Chicago, and Panarin spoke positively about their on-ice chemistry, hoping it will continue.
Panarin has been in touch with Kane since the trade, exchanging text messages with the occasional smiley emoji.
Panarin isn’t the only one excited about Kane’s arrival. Filip Chytil, one of Panarin’s new teammates, grew up idolizing Kane and his clutch goal-scoring abilities.
Chytil’s admiration for Kane dates back to his childhood in the Czech Republic, where he watched Kane’s game-winning goals and championship victories.
The Rangers’ goaltender, Igor Shesterkin, played a strong game against the Flyers, allowing only two goals.
Shesterkin’s performance comes after several games in which he gave up multiple goals.
Meanwhile, Adam Fox led the Rangers’ defensemen in ice time with over 28 minutes, and all five available defensemen played over 20 minutes in the game.