Alain Vigneault said on Monday that Mats Zuccarello and Derick Brassard are important players for the Rangers who put a lot of pressure on themselves "to perform consistently."
He said that it seems lately that when one of the two is going the other is "fighting it a little bit."
Brassard said that he and Zuccarello have been playing against top players from the other team which is a challenge, but something in which they take pride. (The Record)
He said that when you are on the ice against "world-class players" and you are just "OK, it's not going to be good enough." (The Record)