Read: How Playing A Lot Can Lead To Marc Staal Feeling Fresh

In the Daily News, Marc Staal speaks about how the game to game variance in his ice time and how one big game sets a standard for how fresh he will feel.

“I think when you play a heavy amount of minutes and you come out the game after and you drop down two or three, you can feel a difference. You feel a lot fresher. Let’s say you play 26 and the next game you play 23, that 23 feels like it’s 18. So I think that’s a big help and a boost when your body gets used to playing a lot of those minutes.”

Staal added that he also feels fresher when the Rangers play with a more balanced bench.

He is averaging 23:43 per game this season.