Pouliot tells John Giannone, “Maybe I was thinking too much. I stopped thinking and just started playing hockey. I came back to what I was supposed to do or should be doing and not trying to do too much in my game.”
7:41PM: In the month of December, Benoit Pouliot has 5 points in 7 games and he currently has points in three-straight games.
When on the ice in the last ten games, the Rangers have had 50% or more of the shot attempts in eight of them.
In the last four games, Pouliot has played over 11:23 and he played a season high 16:59 against the Islanders. In the four games prior, Pouliot played under 10 minutes in each game.
Alain Vigneault said this week that Pouliot has been one of the Rangers top players over the last few games.
Adam Rotter: He’s been good lately and it seems like he has finally gotten the message that his NHL career is on the line. He’s much more engaged than he has been at any other point in the year and for the most part he’s been effective. He is still going offsides a bit much, but he’s scoring and battling and can hopefully keep it going.