6:49PM: Quinn said before the game that Georgiev got better as his time in Hartford went on. (NYR)
On Henrik Lundqvist getting a break, “it’s big picture, we have a young goalie that we think a lot of and he has to play, we want him to play at this level as much as he can. Giving Hank a break mentally and physically also factors in.” (NYR)
On Brady Skjei, “he is getting his confidence back, being more assertive. A big goal the over night. One thing we’ve talked to him about is skating without the puck, supporting the play, better gaps. When you skate that well you should have a high level of confidence and the more you skate that level increases. He is getting there.” (NYR)
On Chytil, “a lot has changed in his game, more purposeful without the puck, playing more at a pace, more competitive around the puck, pressuring the puck, understanding his assignments defensively. There is a lot more of a simple mindset to his game and that allows his skill to influence the game.” (NYR)
On Lias Andersson, “certain guys adapt and develop quicker, this is all part of his growing and developing. I thought he did some good things the other night. He’s done some good things in every game he has played but at this level it’s not about good things some of the time, it’s good things all the time. That is the challenge for young player and he is no different.” (NYR)
5:41PM: Alex Georgiev will start for the Rangers tonight against the Ducks after being called back up over the weekend.
David Quinn said on Monday that Georgiev got back into his groove while in Hartford.
Georgiev said that he was glad to get the work in Hartford and get into a rhythm. He added that he wants to play as many games as possible and that it’s easier to get into a groove when you play every few days. (Newsday)
Freddy Claesson is a scratch and Brendan Smith returns to the lineup. (Stephenson)