New York Rangers head coach Gerard Gallant recently praised the team’s “Kid Line,” consisting of Filip Chytil, Kaapo Kakko, and Alexis Lafreniere, for their strong play and positive impact on the team. Gallant shared that he showed the entire team clips of how the Kid Line has been performing recently, using their efforts as a shining example for the group.
“The guys really looked at the way the kids played last game and said, ‘You know what? They did some real good things down low,'” Gallant said. The Kid Line has been a vital component of the Rangers’ success this season, providing essential depth scoring and showcasing their potential as future stars in the league.
Filip Chytil, the oldest of the three at 23 years old, has posted impressive numbers with 22 goals and 22 assists for a total of 44 points in 69 games. Kaapo Kakko has contributed 16 goals and 22 assists, totaling 38 points in 77 games, while Alexis Lafreniere has matched Kakko’s point total with 16 goals and 22 assists in 76 games played.
The Kid Line’s performance has been instrumental in the Rangers’ successful season, as the team has already clinched a playoff spot with five games remaining in the regular season. The Rangers have won 45 of their 77 games, amassing 101 points and sitting third in the Metropolitan Division.
As the playoffs approach, the continued success of the Kid Line will be crucial for the Rangers’ postseason aspirations. The team’s depth scoring, anchored by the Chytil-Kakko-Lafreniere trio, will be a key factor in their ability to compete against the league’s best teams.
Coach Gallant’s decision to use the Kid Line as a positive example demonstrates his belief in the trio’s talent and their potential to inspire the rest of the team. As the New York Rangers gear up for a playoff run, the continued development and success of the Kid Line will undoubtedly play a pivotal role in the team’s quest for the Stanley Cup.