Recap: Alain Vigneault post game comments

Alain VigneaultAlain Vigneault met with the media on MSG after the Rangers lost to the Avs (MSG):

  • On only getting one point, “I would have preferred two. We were in a position to win this game….faceoff in our end. We win the draw, had two opportunities to get it out and we didn’t. They tied it up and we lost in a shootout.”
  • Were you too protective in the third, “no, I think they had a real strong push. A couple of our guys logged some minutes and it’s the fourth game on this trip so…give them credit, they had a real strong push in the third.”

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Recap: Alain Vigneault post game comments

Alain VigneaultAlain Vigneault met with the media on MSG after the Rangers beat the Canucks:

  • On special teams, “our PP gave us a two goal lead. Had some good looks and were finally able to score one there. The PK in the third, they had two PPs. We had a one goal lead and the PK giving us that goal was very important for us.”
  • On the road wins, “Nothing special. There isn’t a home way to play and a road way to play and we try to play the right way all the time. We come on the road and try to play the same type of game and it has paid off for us.”

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Recap: Alain Vigneault pre game comments with TSN

Alain VigneaultOn TSN, Alain Vigneault spoke briefly with Farhan Lalji:

On his emotions, “I went through my emotion that exhibition game. Now I am with my team to get points. We are in a tough race and need the points.”

On the Canucks, “I am 3000 miles away, it would be unfair to make a statement here on what has happened I don’t know

On Marty, “he is playing well. Offensively he is a little disappointed but he is doing things away from the puck and helping us win games. 9-4-1 with him in the lineup and it’s just a matter of time before he gets on the scoresheet and makes us better.

Recap: Alain Vigneault post game comments

Alain Vigneault.pngAlain Vigneault met with the media on MSG after the Rangers beat the Oilers:

  •  What stands out more, defense or five goals, “Well, you know, on some nights you need some bounces and we got a couple of bounces tonight offensively. Our PK gave us two big goals, that was good to see. We came in and hadn’t played as well as we could, I thought, in Calgary and tonight we were better when they did get some opportunities and they did it was just one and not two or three like the last game and Cam made those saves, so it was a better game.”
  • On Derek Stepan, “He has played well at both ends of the rink. When he has a chance to make a defensive play he makes a defensive play and when he has a an opportunity to find Nasher in the open he does and it’s working well for us.”
  • “Nothing else….thank you very much guys.”

Recap: Alain Vigneault pre game comments

Alain VigneaultAlain Vigneault spoke with Sam Rosen on MSG before the Rangers/Oilers in Ottawa:

  • On the line changes, “it’s just about trying to put our best game on the ice and we have some good duos that are working well together and that putting Pouliot back with Brassard and Zuccarello, they have had good chemistry, by putting Brad Richards who has had good chemistry in the past with Marty St. Louis and he has a great form with Hagelin right now and keeping that fourth line intact, it has been real strong for us. Moving up Dan Carcillo with Step and Nash, we are hoping that the chemistry we need at both ends of the rink will be there tonight.”

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Recap: Alain Vigneault post game comments

Alain VigneaultAlain Vigneault met with the media on MSG after the Rangers lost to Calgary:

  • “we made some mistakes defensively. We knew coming in that Calgary was a good team with a four man rush and they proved it tonight. They got some quality chances and we didn’t do a good enough job coming back in our own zone and picking up the rush and then after the rush protecting the front of our net. That led to Grade A opps and they capitalized on it.”
  • On the Rangers chances, “we got some good looks but we scored three and that wasn’t enough tonight.”
  • Was Ramo the difference, “he made some good saves. I thought in the third we had a pretty good push and good chances and he made some big saves. In the first period they capitalized and we didn’t and that was probably the difference.”

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Recap: Alain Vigneault post game comments

Alain VigneaultAlain Vigneault met with the media following the Rangers win over the Flyers (SNY’s Nick Licalzi)

On the fourth line, “They compete, whether I put the three that I had tonight or put Dan Carcillo in there, that line is a big, grinding line that wears down the opposition. When they find ways to contribute like they have offensively, it makes our team that much better as far as winning hockey games. It’s a real solid job for us and they played important minutes against some of their top players and they wear the other teams defense and other teams lines down so it’s real good for us.”

 

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Recap: Alain Vigneault’s comments today

Alain VigneaultAlain Vigneault met with the media this morning prior to the Rangers game against the Flyers (Rangers):

  • On Chris Kreider, “he got hurt in the Columbus and it was very limited pain. A very small amount of pain.”
  • On what is next and could it be surgery, “we are still trying to figure out the course of action.”
  • On Kreider didn’t play much on Monday in the third, “I decided to go down to three lines and Step and Marty were having a tough time getting their energy level and he was the odd man out but it had nothing to do with the injury.”

 

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Recap: Alain Vigneault post game comments

Alain VigneaultOn MSG, Alain Vigneault met with the media:

  • “we talked about winning the second and then the third. We didn’t execute the way we needed to in the first period and that is a team that I know very well and usually when they have a lead they can keep the lead. We found a way tonight. We were probably a little low, not as high as we are emotionally and physically on the ice it took us a while to get going but we found a way. I thought our second was real good. In the third we knew there wasn’t going to be a lot of room, there wasn’t but our guys found a way to tie it up and get it done in OT and it says a lot about the group.”

 

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Recap: Alain Vigneault pre game comments (On John Moore, Marty St. Louis, Henrik Lundqvist, Raphael Diaz)

Alain VigneaultAlain Vigneault spoke with with the media today after the Rangers morning skate:

  • On what the team will do if Stepan/St. Louis can’t play, “Right now I think we are probably in the process of emergency calling on JT just in case but both of those guys and Dorse are all game time decisions. Dorse is feeling a little bit better and we will try and sort this out as the day moves forward.”
  • On Kevin Klein and going to the left side and Raphael Diaz, “what impressed me about him was that he went to see Raphael before and said listen…Raf had never played left side and he offered to play. I thought that was a veteran pretty good thing to do but I spoke with Diaz this morning and he will play on the left side. We need to find out if he can play there. Obviously our three right shots are comfortable on right side. We need to find out if he can do it and I think he told me that he has played a few shifts there. It shouldn’t be that big of a deal.”

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