2022-23 Rangers Regular Season

What Gerard Gallant said after beating San Jose

Gerard Gallant met with the media following the Rangers win over the Sharks and said (NYR):

  • On the game, “we played a great game tonight, I was happy with our performance, we played hard, lots of scoring chances and Reimer played outstanding, along with our goaltending.”
  • On Gauthier scoring, “It’s a huge goal late in the hockey game, 0-0 game and Gauthier goes to the net like we ask and he got a good deflection goal, it’s awesome.”

  • On the fourth line not getting a lot of time but making things happen, “Yea, they’ve been excellent, played hard, worked hard, created some scoring chances and did their job perfectly.”
  • On not getting frustrated going into the third, “we were a little frustrated that the puck didn’t go in the net, trust me, but they didn’t lose their focus, they kept pushing and pushing because they were playing well. The chances were there, it was a lot of Grade A chances tonight and Reimer made some great saves and they also hit 3-4 posts, I think.”
  • What is the message when they aren’t scoring, “stay with it and keep playing the same way.  Some of the guys got frustrated, you could see, especially, on the PP but when they are getting the looks like that, the chances like that you can’t get frustrated, you just gotta keep pushing.”
  • Did you feel as if there was no dip in your play, “consistent, since their first game of the season, that was their best game for me. From the drop of the puck to the end of the game.”
  • On the tribute video for Barclay Goodrow, “I just caught the last part of it, real good for him, great character guy, here a long time. I think he scored that goal against us when I was here with Vegas, so I didn’t like that (smile), besides that, Goody’s a great competitor and they did a good job with it.”
  • On Shesterkin’s game, “I think he’s been what he was last year petty much the whole year, I think Igor’s been outstanding. I’m happy with Igor from Day 1.”
  • On K’Andre saying that Igor is what gives the team faith, “I wouldn’t go that far, I think we’ve played pretty good hockey this year…..you’ve got a great goalie, we know what we’ve got back there, we know what type of team we are and when we play well, like we did tonight, we’ll win a lot of those games.”
  • Did it feel like you guys needed this one, “Sure did….when it’s 0-0 and as well as we played, you could feel like they were going to get one of those deflection goals, that is how it felt on the bench and when that went in it was a big relief for us. We played 60 minutes, so I was happy about that.”