Chris Kreider and PK Subban in the first period

Chris Kreider Tongue1/30/15 | 10:30AM: PK said, “the second time I was ready to go. The first time I wasn’t, I wasn’t sure if I wanted to go off for five minutes. The second time I was. They are a good team. I am not a tough guy and not looking for fights.” (TSN 690)

1/29/15 | 8:02PM: PK Subban and Chris Kreider were both sent to the penalty box with coincidental minors twice in the first period.

The first time Kreider was called for unsportsmanlike conduct and Subban was called for embellishment and the second time both were called for unsportsmanlike conduct.

John Giannone said with 3:38 left in the period, with Kreider and Subban in the box for the second time, “the two are still verbally sparring in the penalty box. What went on during the commercial break was Tanner Glass was telling the Montreal bench that what Subban did was an embarrassment to the game.”

Following the Glass/Brandon Prust fight, Giannone said “I can tell you what happened with Kreider and Subban, Chris Kreider turned to the Rangers bench and said ‘should I? Should I?’ and when he got the word yes he turned around and Subban had, at that point, turned away to go back to the play.

Dominic Moore said that both players are competing hard and trying to get under each others skin.

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Recap: Alain Vigneault’s post game comments

Alain VigneaultAlain Vigneault met with the media on MSG after the game and said:

  • “every game is different and both teams weren’t giving themselves a lot of room on the ice. When they did get some room there were big saves on both sides. An inch there, and inch here and maybe we beat their goaltender. They got the goal that made the difference late in the game. Hank made some huge saves and it was a tough game and our guys battled hard and some nights it is like this.”

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Recap: Henrik Lundqvist’s post game comments

Henrik Lundqvist10:42PM: John Giannone said on MSG, “the man who usually takes losses to hard was especially disconsolate afterwards. Within 15 minutes of the end of the game, Lundqvist sat by himself in the Rangers dressing room, the only player in the room, sitting at his locker with his face in his hands, his head shaking from side to side and every time he would take off a piece of equipment that frustration would show even more. Whether it was a balled up roll of tape thrown across the room or a leg pad thrown to the ground.

10:25PM: Henrik Lundqvist met with the media on MSG following the Rangers 1-0 loss to Montreal:

  • On the goal, “I don’t expect him to shoot, I get caught too deep and when I am about to push to the left I get stuck on the post and there is no excuse. I have to expect him to shoot even though it’s a weird angle or whatever, I have to stop it. This is one me and it’s a tough feeling. I felt that I played really well and it was a tight game and right now we aren’t scoring a lot so we can’t afford mistakes like that. That is very disappointing.”

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Buzz: The Rangers interest in Antoine Vermette and the reported asking price

Vermette1/29/15 | 6:53PM: The Rangers, along with the Blues, Ducks, and Habs are interested in Coyotes center Antoine Vermette. (Nichols on Hockey)

The price that Arizona is asking for is reportedly a first round pick and a good prospect or good young roster player. (Nichols on Hockey)

Vermette is a UFA at the end of the season and it’s believed he is looking for $5 million per year as a free agent. (Nichols on Hockey)

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The Rangers do not have their first round pick in 2015.

 

FINAL: Montreal 1 Rangers 0

First Period:

Second Period:

Third Period:

  • Max Pacioretty (22) Snap shot – ASST: Dale Weise (11), Tomas Plekanec (20)

Stats:

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Adam’s Thoughts:

  • 99% of the time Henrik Lundqvist makes that save. He didn’t tonight and that was the difference. You could see right after it went in and especially at the end of the game how angry Lundqvist was. Other than that he was really good.
  • If you discount Carl Hagelin scoring with 8 seconds left on Tuesday, it’s another stretch of being shutout for two straight games. The Rangers had chances tonight, especially in the third period, but seemed to just miss connecting, Montreal made a defensive play or Carey Price made a big save.
  • It’s a frustrating game because based on the third period it seemed like the Rangers would be the ones to get the break and win it 1-0. The only thing to do is move on from this and try and get two points in Carolina. They weren’t great tonight but they weren’t terrible and were one bounce away from finding a way to win. They need to be better but there are certain things they can build on from tonight.

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