On Monday night, Filip Chytil scored his first goal of the season en route to putting 6 shots on net in 14:08.
Prior to last night Chytil had only had 3 assists, and a minus three rating, in 17 games with 21 shots on goal and an average of 12:05 per game.
Chytil played part of last night’s game on the wing with Mika Zibanejad and Vlad Namestnikov and said that his position doesn’t matter he was just happy to play more. (NYR)
David Quinns aid after the game that he has been reluctant to put Chytil on the wing but thought he’s had “jump” the last few games and wanted to get him more involved and more ice time. (NYR)
Brett Howden said after last night’s win that “Chytil had a “great night, you can tell he’s getting really confident.” (NYR)
Chris Kreider said,” you can see how much more comfortable he is, he looks like the weight of his world is off his shoulders.” (NYR)
Chytil said recently that he gets more confident with more ice time but that even when he isn’t playing he is always “watching and learning.” (NY Post)
Quinn said on 11/7 that Chytil at 19 is always fighting for a spot in the lineup but that he’s a “heck of a player” and someone who will be a “good player in this league.” (NYR)
In early November, Quinn said that while the Rangers want Chytil to develop and play, there are times when he needs to balance that with “sending the right message and accountability and letting him know what’s acceptable and what’s not.’’ (Newsday)