On their PP attempts, the Rangers had 4 shots on goal, 2 shots that missed the net and 2 shots that were blocked.
Derek Stepan said that his only issue with the PP was that they didn’t manage the puck well. He said that they worked “extremely hard” to get the puck back but then they made poor decisions with it. (Rangers Game Notes)
Pierre McGuire was on TSN1050 this morning and spoke about Game 5 between the Rangers and Lightning.
Keith Yandle is in the 5/6 hole and that he was brought in to “stimulate” the PP and provide supplemental offense from the blue line. “He had a real good game number four, probably his best as a Ranger but he sometimes looks like a deer in the headlights and that the moment has overwhelmed him at times and playing for the Rangers and being on the big stage. He had a great junior career for one year but outside of that he has rung up big numbers in PHX on a team that hasn’t been great and he has come to a situation where it’s a pressurized moment and it’s like he doesn’t have enough experience to handle that.”
Alain Vigneault met with the media following the Rangers 2-0 loss to Tampa Bay (ASAP Sports):
Q. Coach, did Tampa Bay do anything differently tonight that made it difficult to get shots on goal and find shooting lanes?
COACH VIGNEAULT: Well, they did find, obviously, those shooting lanes, and I really like the way we came out, the energy, and the time we spent in their end. But for all that time, we didn’t get much out of it.
They did a great job of defending, blocking lanes and blocking shots, and it made it really challenging for us.