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2022-23 Rangers Regular Season

What Gerard Gallant said after the win over Toronto

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

  • On the game and a strong defensive effort, “It was. They had some Grade A chances, obviously, Shesterkin had to make some huge saves, but to play a team like Toronto, as fast as they are and they only give up that amount of shots, was a good effort by our group, the whole group played really well.”

  • On the second PP unit getting time, “well, it was a minute and they deserved the opportunity. It was great to see, good to see the second unit get a nice goal, real good to see.”
  • On Jimmy Vesey, “He’s been good. I didn’t know much about Jimmy, obviously, when we signed him. He came to camp, earned a contract and he’s played well, on different lines, different positions and played a lot on the PK, very little on the PP, but a lot on the PK and doing a good job. Tonight was a huge game for him and our team.”
  • Has Vesey earned your trust, “Definitely, for a guy I didn’t know much about, definitely.”
  • Is this the most significant win of the winning streak so far, “Definitely, for sure. Like I said, coming into the game, Toronto is on a roll the way they are playing and for us to come in…by no means did we shut them down, because they had some great chances and Shesterkin had to make some great saves, but it was back and forth chances, we had some great chances, they had some great chances from some of their top players and I think our PK did a great job against one of the best PPs in the league. I thought it was a good team effort from start to finish, everybody bought in.”