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2020-21 Rangers

Georgiev in net on Saturday and other updates

5/1/21 | Kreider, Trouba and Lindgren are OUT tonight and Morgan Barron, Tarmo Reunanen and Julien Gauthier will play. (NYR)

Barron will play with Kevin Rooney and Julien Gauthier. (NYR)

David Quinn spoke before the game and said (NYR):


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  • On Kravtsov playing with Panarin and Strome, “We’ve liked a lot of the things he’s done since he’s been here, I like how hard he’s been on the wall, his skill speaks for itself and he has a great hockey IQ and just curious to see how it will work. That doesn’t mean he will stay there all night, but certainly an opportunity for him to earn a position on that line.”
  • On Morgan Barron’s game, “Morgan has good skills, the last few months he’s done a really good job in Hartford, his game is certainly going in the right direction, he’s earned this opportunity, he’s an honest player, plays with an edge and has the skill to compliment it as well.”
  • On Julien Gauthier return to the lineup, “I think this is a good team for him to play against, he’s been working really hard throughout this stretch where he hasn’t played. He’s a big body who can skate and when he keeps it simple he’s a very productive player and that is what we need to do against these guys and we thought it was a good opportunity to get him in.”

4/30/21 | Chris Kreider and Ryan Lindgren did not practice today and the Rangers announced that Brett Howden will miss the rest of the season with a fractured foot. (NYR)

Alex Georgiev will start in net tomorrow (NYR) and the lines used during practice were (Stephenson):

  • Alexis Lafreniere, Mika Zibanejad, Pavel Buchnevich
  • Artemi Panarin, Ryan Strome, Vitali Kravtsov
  • Colin Blackwell, Filip Chytil, Kaapo Kakko
  • Morgan Barron, Kevin Rooney, Phil Di Giuseppe
    • Libor Hajek and Adam Fox
    • K’Andre Miller and Zac Jones
    • Tarmo Reunanen and Brendan Smith

David Quinn spoke after practice today and said (NYR):

On Morgan Barron, “He’s certainly playing with a lot more confidence and I thought that was kind of something he had to get back into his game back in training camp and early in Hartford. Just the complete player he is becoming down there, his work ethic, attention to detail. Those guys have done a great job with him down there, playing with a lot more confidence offensively. He’s a big body that can skate, so it’s a great opportunity for him to be up here.”

On adjustments from last night, “We talked about that today, they are a team that did a really good job last night of getting above us and staying inside. We can be a little thick-headed when we try to make plays when plays aren’t there and really, that is kind of what evolved last night after we got down. I didn’t think we established any time of forecheck consistently which would allow us to stay in their end, I thought our puck management put us in a difficult position and again, our strengths are what they are and sometimes they can be our downfall and I thought they were last night.”

Is Trouba available tomorrow, “we’ll know a lot more tomorrow.”

How exciting is it to coach these players in their debut, “It’s a lot of fun watching a guy experience his first NHL game, but you want them to have success, you want to do it in a winning environment and Morgan has earned his opportunity and it’s been a lot of fun for us over the last three few as staff to watch guys get their first crack at playing in the NHL and a lot of them have taken advantage of it and are still here. Hopefully, Morgan will go through the same process as those guys have.”

Who is starting in goal and updates on Kreider and Lindgren, “Georgie is in net tomorrow and those guys are just day-to-day.”

Are Kreider and Lindgren long-term injuries, “as of now it doesn’t look like long-term, it’s day-to-day and we hope that is the case.”

Do you expect Barron and Reunanen to play tomorrow, “Yea, there is a good chance both are going to be in, but we aren’t sure yet.”