Recap: Alain Vigneault’s post game comments

Alain VigneaultAlain Vigneault met with the media following the Rangers loss to Minnesota:

  • We generated enough chances to score more than one goal and there is a fine line between a win and a loss and on two occasions we had two simple little breakouts, two simple little plays that we had to make and are capable of making that we didn’t make and they capitalized on the mistakes that we made and offensively we weren’t there to capitalize on some of the mistakes that they made. For the first two periods both teams were playing close to the vest and they were flipping a lot of pucks and using the glass to get it out and when they scored the second goal in the third period they sort of backed off on their forecheck and we were able to get some chances but unable to finish.”

  • On not finishing, “I’m not sensing a scoring slump, we aren’t scoring a lot of goals 5 on 5. Our effort was better tonight. Our execution was a little bit better but we need to finish more and that obviously wasn’t the case tonight.”
  • On the line switches and getting what you wanted, “a little bit, I thought Kreids did a good job of going to the net on that line but right now 5 on 5 we aren’t generating the chances that would permit us to finish a little bit more than we have been lately.”
  • On Marty St. Louis, “oh, he’s pressing. New environment, and he wants to do well and puts a lot of pressure on himself. He has to work his way through it and he will.”



2 comments
Straw18
Straw18

I think it's time to consider buying out Nash instead of Richards. Other than a little stretch where it looked as if he was dominating again.....he has totally disappeared. He is a rather soft player and you saw it in the Olympics how buried he is compared to other elite players. Richards although getting older is still a play maker and would benefit from a more consistent goal scorer. I'm sure there are many that disagree but it has to be on the table for discussion.

sithlord
sithlord

I thought Martin St. Louis would resist Rangeritis much longer than this.