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2022-23 Rangers Regular Season

What Gerard Gallant said after the win over Vegas

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

  • On the game, “yea, no, there was a lot of good, but Jaro had to make some unbelievable saves, again, for us tonight on some of those opportunities. It was a good game, back and forth and fortunately we got the 2-0 lead. It wasn’t a perfect game, but it was a good, solid game for us, we played against a good team and it was a big win for our group.”
  • On Halak, “I think he’s one of those guys that gets better with time. Training camp didn’t go great, he’s 37-years old, it wasn’t great and the first part of the season he couldn’t buy a win and we didn’t score enough goals for him and lately he’s been outstanding. Tonight’s game he made 3-4 key saves when it was 2-0, 2-1. He was huge for us and that is what you need, good experienced guy that comes in and plays like that.”
  • On where the team is at going into the break, “I’m happy with where we are at. Since the last break, I don’t know what our record is, but it seems pretty good. We played well, haven’t played perfect like we did last year at times, but we are still finding ways to win hockey games. It’s coming, it’s a work in progress for us, but I like the position we are at and the way we are playing.”
  • Is everything okay with Igor and was this just about getting Halak a game, “Everything is fine. Two goalies and he’s played well, hasn’t he won five in a row?”
  • He said that it was his first home win, “perfect, we needed that.”
  • So this was part of the plan, “that was the plan, that was the plan, Benny makes the plan and he asks me and we look at it and say ‘this is what it is.’ It’s a good break, going to be a good break for our goaltender obviously with Shesty going to the All-Star game. It’s a good break and we want guys fresh and the break is at a perfect time for us.”
  • On the Trocheck line, “I really like their game tonight, they played strong. Troch was real strong defensively in our zone, I like the way that line played tonight, real good.”
  • On Will Cuylle fighting, “he fought a tough guy, but he did pretty well, so good for him. He came up and played two games, pretty exciting for a young 21-year old to come up and do that and then be challenged by the guy and fight, Kolesar is a tough kid, I had him in Vegas. He did a great job, it was probably an even fight, good for him.”
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2022-23 Rangers Regular Season

Rangers beat Vegas 4-1

First Period:

  • Chris Kreider (20) Assists: Vincent Trocheck (20)
  • Vincent Trocheck (14) Assists: Barclay Goodrow (14), Ryan Lindgren (14)

Second Period:

  • Phil Kessel (9) Assists: William Carrier (6), William Karlsson (23)

Third Period:

  • Filip Chytil (16) Assists: Braden Schneider (7), Ben Harpur (3)
  • Jimmy Vesey (9) (Empty Net) Assists: Braden Schneider (8)

Three Stars:

  • 3: Chris Kreider
  • 2: Vincent Trocheck
  • 1: Jaro Halak
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2022-23 Rangers Regular Season

What James Dolan said about the Rangers this season

1/27/23 | Dolan was on WFAN and in response to a statement about the Rangers making “quite” a jump last season, said “What happened was, the season before the season we went to the semi-finals, we should have been in the playoffs, we should have made it through the second round, everybody was disappointed. So we did, we made some changes and then they realized a lot of their potential. And Chris has done, by the way, a fantastic job. I can’t believe that there is a Rangers fan that doesn’t like Chris Drury.”

He also said that he had Chris Drury speak with his son after his son kept saying that the Rangers should acquire an unnamed player.

1/26/23 | James Dolan, wearing a Rangers scarf, was on Fox 5 earlier today and said the following about the Rangers:

“I think the Rangers are, you know, are really cooking and they got a shot this year to win the whole thing…they are not a lock or anything like that…but” (begins talking about the Knicks so far this season).

Dolan said that, despite all the talk about redeveloping around Penn Station, he isn’t going to move MSG.

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Ben Harpur

Ben Harpur signs two-year extension

The Rangers have announced that Ben Harpur has signed a two-year extension that keeps him with the Rangers through 2024-25 season.

His cap hit will be $785,500. (Johnston)

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2022-23 Rangers Regular Season

What Gerard Gallant said after the loss in Toronto

Gerard Gallant met with the media following the loss to the Leafs and said (NYR):

Did you think you were too passive when Toronto pushed, “I didn’t think that at all, honestly, I didn’t. They are a good team, talented and when you are losing 2-1 you are going to push. They made a good play and attacked and got a goal, but I liked our game and thought we played real well in a tough building with a real good team against us. I want the two points, but we’ll take the one and run.”

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2022-23 Rangers Regular Season

Rangers lose 3-2 to Toronto in OT

First Period:

  • Pontus Holmberg (5) Assists: Joey Anderson (1), Alexander Kerfoot (15)

Second Period:

  • Filip Chytil (14) Unassisted
  • Filip Chytil (15) Assists: Kaapo Kakko (14), Alexis Lafreniere (16)

Third Period:

  • Timothy Liljegren (4) Assists: John Tavares (27), William Nylander (31)

Overtime:

  • Mitchell Marner (18) Assists: Timothy Liljegren (9)