2021-22 Rangers

What Gerard Gallant said after the win over Florida

Gerard Gallant met with the media following the Rangers win over Florida and said (MSG)

  • On the struggles from the road trip, but holding on to win“Carried over again tonight…it wasn’t no fun watching that. You win a game against an undefeated team, a great team, and you don’t feel good about that win. I’ll take the two points later, but that is not the way you play hockey.”
  • Why do you think they have these struggles, “I wish I had the answer for you. We’ve been talking about it, showing some video about it, it just seems like we give up the slot shots more than anybody else. It’s frustrating.”

  • Were you satisfied with the start, “Still, Shesty made some unbelievable saves in the first two periods and we scored some nice goals tonight, we played pretty well in that department, but we are still giving up too much in the defensive zone.”
  • How do you think you did against the best team in the league, “Pretty good for two periods. They are a real good hockey team, they have a lot of depth, they play hard. 11 games, they lost won in OT or a shootout, but 11 games to start the season and you can see why, they are a talented group, they move the puck real well, create a lot of scoring chances and they did that tonight.”
  • On K’Andre Miller, “I told you the other day I really liked him. I think I might put him on LW now….it was an incredible goal. He’s a got a lot of talent, you see his raw still and talent and he can skate and he has that big reach so it was really nice to see, a good confidence builder for him.”
  • On the shorthanded goal, “Huge goal. Their PP moves the puck around real good and for us make that 2-0 at the end of the first was big.”
  • Does the team need this break, “100%. Hopefully it’s real good, like I said, I’m tired of talking about it, but we’ve had 9 games on the road, I think that is second-most, besides the Islanders, and it tears you down and wears you down and I’m tired of it myself, personally and it’s a tough grind, but tonight we battled for two periods, I thought and that third period is not acceptable for us, we gotta fight through it, we’ve gotta be men and fight through it. Winning 4-0 and to let them come back and almost tie it up.”