John Tortorella said that he has Moore running the Rangers power play now.
In game three, of Moore’s 15:50, 5:37 was on the power play.
When asked about Moore earlier today, Tortorella said “I think he is understanding, as far as stick on puck, to just use his rage to the best of his ability. He takes up a lot of space. He still has a lot of improvement in terms of how hard you need to be in the corners. I think he is picking those things up.”
Tortorella said of Moore over the weekend that he has played well and loves that his skating ability allows him to recover when he makes mistakes.
Dave Maloney said that any player that can shoot the puck and skate as well as him will be a good player. Maloney said that Moore was able to get the puck to the net on the PP and that the coaches have been very happy with his performance since becoming a Ranger.
Moore had three shots on goal, one that was blocked and two that missed the net.
He said this morning that his entire focus is working on being strong defensively because if he does that then he will get opportunities.
Henrik Lundqvist said that Moore has all the tools that you look for in a great defenseman.
Adam Rotter: In the short term, Moore has been good for the Rangers, allowed the defense to stabilize a bit and create a situation where John Tortorella can play all three pairs. The long term is what excites me about Moore. He is 22 and has made huge strides in just over a month since being acquired. When the Rangers lost Michael Sauer they lost that fifth member of their defense, with Moore, the Rangers have found that person and continue to build the team with him.