Kreider matched a career-high with 21 goals in his fourth season with the Rangers, while also adding 22 assists over 79 games. Despite the career-high in goals, Kreider was expected to take a bigger step forward with his game overall, which didn't appear to be the case, so it was a bit of disappointing season for the winger. The Rangers still opted to extend him a qualifying offer, meaning they want him to remain within the organization and can match any offer he receives on the free agent market.
Chris Kreider scored the game-winning goal on a third-period breakaway Tuesday against the Lightning.
After Derek Stepan brought the New York Rangers back from a 2-0 deficit to a 2-2 tie with a pair of goals, Kreider followed with a pretty deke on his breakaway against Tampa goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy to make the difference in the game. Although this has been a disappointing campaign on the whole for Kreider, who's likely to fall short of last year's 46 points (he has 42 now), he's been on a heater down the stretch -- eight points in the last six games now, with six PIM and a plus-5 to boot. The Boston College product has had a tendency to turn invisible on the ice at times, so it's nice to see him being noticeable out there on a nightly basis heading into the postseason.
Chris Kreider scored a goal and dished out an assist in a 4-2 win over the Blue Jackets on Monday. He also skated to a plus-2.
What's most impressive is that his production came in just 11:46 of ice time in this one. Kreider has been on a little tear of late, piling up seven points in the last five games. He's heating up at just the right time, as the New York Rangers will need all hands on deck if they hope to make it out of the Eastern Conference when the playoffs commence in just over a week.
Chris Kreider picked up a helper for No. 20 on the year and added two hits in Saturday's 4-3 loss to the Sabres.
Kreider is finishing up a solid campaign, notching three goals -- two on the power play -- and two assists in his last four outings. The 24-year-old has now reached 20 apples for the third consecutive season and remains a key cog on the first line for the New York Rangers .
Kreider had been on quite the cold streak lately with no points in his last five games. The winger made it 3-1 on the power play after taking a pass from Derick Brassard and putting it home. The 24-year-old added his second of the game two minutes later. He also spent four minutes in the sin bin.
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