Read: Derick Brassard Describes The Game Winner

Derick Brassard Derick Brassard scored his first goal of the season last night on an overtime breakaway that won it for the Rangers.

While talking with John Giannone after the game, Brassard broke the play down like this:

  • Dan Girardi won his battle
  • Benoit Pouliot chipped the puck out of the zone and with his “speed and reach” won a race and put the puck in a spot where he only had to skate in with it.
  • The puck was bouncing so he closed his eyes and shot it

Brassard told Kathrynn Tappen after the game, “Ben Pouliot made a great play, a second effort to get the puck to me. I closed my eyes to be honest because the puck wasn’t flat on the ice so I just tried to go five-hole and it worked.”Derick Brassard 1