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Flyers fire Alain Vigneault

9:56AM: The Flyers have fired former Rangers coach Alain Vigneault.

Vigneault is in his third season with the Flyers.

Adam Rotter: I never thought Vigneault was a good match with the Flyers and this move has seemed like a long time coming. The Rangers certainly played their part in this move by beating the Flyers last week and embarrassing them multiple times last season. What this does set up is the inevitable return to Montreal for Vigneault and the chance to pair up again with Jeff Gorton.

Rick Tocchet is the obvious choice to replace Vigneault. The Rangers spoke to Tocchet at least twice before hiring Gerard Gallant.

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What Gerard Gallant said after the win over Chicago

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

  • What is standing out to you, “real good parts in games and then, like any other team, you have some let downs in certain parts of the game, the first period I didn’t think we played our best, but like we talk about all the time, you have to play 60 minutes and we battled back in the second and third and played a lot better.”
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Panarin and Strome lead Rangers in 3-2 win over Chicago

First Period:

  • Patrick Kane (7) Assists: Brandon Hagel (3), Seth Jones (17)

Second Period:

  • Ryan Strome (5) (Power Play) Assists: Adam Fox (20), Artemi Panarin (18)
  • Adam Fox (5) Assists: Ryan Strome (12), Artemi Panarin (19)

Third Period:

  • Artemi Panarin (7) Assists: Jacob Trouba (6), Ryan Strome (13)
  • Alex DeBrincat (14) Assists: Seth Jones (18), Patrick Kane (14)

Three Stars:

  • 3: Ryan Strome
  • 2: Alex Georgiev
  • 1: Artemi Panarin
Igor Shesterkin

Igor Shesterkin placed on IR

6:42PM: Asked about Shesterkin before the game, Gallant said (NYR):

  • Has the level of concern changed with Shesterkin, “no, not at all, no.”
  • Is there a concern it could be longer than three games, “no. I mean, who knows? But we feel real comfortable that he will be able to go in a week.”
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Adam Huska called up from Hartford

The Rangers have called up goalie Adam Huska from Hartford. (AHL Transaction Wire)

Morgan Barron was sent back to Hartford. Morgan Barron, who was sent down yesterday, was recalled by the Rangers today.

Huska is 2-3-1 this season with a GAA of 2.20 and a save percentage of .924.

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What Gerard Gallant said about Shesterkin and more after the win over SJ

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

  • On Shesterkin, “they are telling me it’s not as bad as it looks.”
  • What is your level of concern, “None, not major yet, they haven’t told me nothing to worry about it.”