2022-23 Rangers Regular Season

What Gerard Gallant said after the win over Florida

Gerard Gallant met with the media following the win over Florida and said (MSG, NYR):

  • “I’d like to say yes, but honestly I wasn’t overly happy most of the night, to be honest with you, but things ended up and it’s a win, ….we turned a lot of pucks over the first two periods in the neutral zone, giving up a lot of chances. We were in control of the game and got those two goals to make it 3-1 was big, I just didn’t think we played well enough…and we got some breaks, some puck luck and breaks, but our game wasn’t real good.”
  • On Lafreniere’s game, “All those guys, I think Laf had a goal and an assist and thought he played real well tonight. Some guys played really good games, but again…you win 6-2 and questioning your lines again. We’ll see what happens tomorrow and go to work. but we can be better than that, it wasn’t a great game but we took advantage of our chances, offensively we had a lot of good opportunities.”
  • You ever see a goalie score a goal, “I’m sure I did, but I can’t remember. I must’ve, somewhere.”
  • What did you think of Shesterkin’s attempt, “I thought it was in, from the angle on the bench, we thought it was in and it was a great time to do it. The score was 5-2 or something like that at the time. Too bad it didn’t go in for him.”
  • Did you feel like the team needed a few of those greasy goals at the net, “exactly what you need, especially when you aren’t scoring a lot of goals. Be around the net, Vesey puts that one in and Laf at the net, it’s nice to score some goals at the net and get rewarded and hopefully, they’ll do that next game, too.”
  • On the PP scoring, “it was a great shot, great play. Just one? Is that what we had? Just one PP?”
  • On Shesterkin’s game, “Big time. I thought the first period was okay, we didn’t have many shots, but I thought we had 4-5 real good scoring chances, hit the post, and other good chances that missed the net. Second period I thought we weren’t very good at all and Igor was huge for us, obviously.”