Alain Vigneault on the Rangers not scoring much the past two games

RangersAlain Vigneault said on Thursday that he felt the Rangers had “way better” looks offensively against the Habs than they did Tuesday against the Islanders.

He added that hockey is a game of inches and “right now we aren’t getting the inches.”

The Rangers have one goal in their past two games.

Vigneault said on Friday, that he has a lot of faith in this group of players and that they are going about things the right way.

Watch/Stats: Wolf Pack Win 8-6 (Danny Kristo two goals)

The Wolf Pack beat Bridgeport 8-6 last night:

  • Mat Bodie: 3 shots
  • Conor Allen: 1 goal, 3 shots, hooking (2), unsportsmanlike, slashing penalties
  • Ryan Malone: 1 assist, minus 3, hooking penalty
  • Dylan McIlrath: plus one, 2 shots, high-sticking penalty
  • Ryan Bourque: nothing on scoresheet
  • Marek Hrivik: 1 goal, 1 assist, plus two, 2 shots
  • Chris Bourque: 1 goal, 2 assists, plus two, 3 shots, holding penalty
  • Chris Mueller: 1 shot
  • Oscar Lindberg: 2 assists, plus two, 2 shots
  • Michael Kostka: 1 goal, 1 assist, plus one, 2 shots
  • Danny Kristo: 2 goals, 1 assist, plus one, 3 shots
  • Ryan Haggerty: 3 shots

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Power Play report card, presented by Long Island University

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1/31/15 | 11:14AM: Dan Boyle said that he has heard his entire career to shoot the puck through the crowd in front of him but if you can’t see the net it’s tough. (Newsday)

1/30/15 | 10:28AM: The Rangers were 0-2 on the PP last night and are now just 2 for their last 22.

Ryan McDonagh said after the game that the Rangers need to get more shots on the PP and that against a goalie like Carey Price you want to “pepper” him with shots and put a lot of bodies there. McDonagh said that he doesn’t think they took enough shots on special teams.

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The Rangers need to find the game they had before the break

RangersFollowing the Rangers loss to Montreal on Thursday, Derick Brassard said that the Rangers need to “recharge” their game and get back to playing at the level they were at before the All-Star break. (NY Post)

He said that he doesn’t think the Rangers are playing poorly or “really bad” but they aren’t playing as well as they had been. (NY Post)

Ryan McDonagh said on Thursday that it was frustrating that the Rangers, so far, haven’t been able to carry over the momentum they had going into the break. He said that the Rangers need to find their groove again but they “trust each other” and trust their system and their structure. (MSG)

Henrik Lundqvist said on Thursday that the team is not far off from where they need to be and that a couple of bounces make this a different story. He added, “we won’t overthink it, we just get ready for the next one and try to come back with a win on Saturday.” (MSG)

Chris Kreider says that PK Subban asked him to fight

Chris KreiderChris Kreider said that he had no issues with PK Subban after their run-ins on Thursday night. (NY Post)

Kreider said that Subban was the one who asked to fight and Kreider dropped his gloves while Subban didn’t. (NY Post)

Subban said that he wasn’t prepared to fight the first time but the second time they came together he was.

He added that he wasn’t surprised by what Subban did, saying that it’s his “m.o.” and he was trying to draw a penalty. (NY Post)

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