In his debut for the Rangers, Brendan Smith played 20:51, with 1 shot attempt blocked, 1 hit, 1 giveaway, 2 blocked shots and was called for a hooking penalty in the first period.
He played 7 minutes in the first, 6:58 in the second and 6:53 in the third with 1:33 coming on the PK.
Smith told John Giannone on MSG that he wasn't sure how comfortable he looked and that Ryan McDonagh helped him all game by talking.
He said that he is happy with how he played and wants to build on it. (MSG)
Smith called the past few days a "whirlwind" and said that he made some errors early but felt better as the game went on. (NY Post)
Ryan McDonagh said that he loves how Smith "competes" on the ice and that everyone was trying to help him. (NY Post)
McDonagh cited Smith's speed, physicality and ability to challenge players will be a "big help" for the Rangers. (NY Post)
Alain Vigneault said that Smith played a "good game" against the Bruins top line and that said that the more comfortable he becomes as a Ranger, the better he will be.
Dave Maloney said that he thought Smith was "good" and that he will need to adjust to playing more minutes with the Rangers.
Joe Micheletti said that Smith played well but may have taken himself out of the play to make a big hit. (MSG)
Joe said that liked Smith's attitude and said that he "thinks he is going to be a benefit." (MSG)