In his first career playoff game last night, Jimmy Vesey played 11:49, had one shot on goal, one shot attempt that missed the net, 2 hits and 1 takeaway.
He played 3:08 in the first period, 3:31 in the second period and 5:10 in the third period with 10:18 coming at even strength and 1:31 coming on the PP.
He skated mostly on a line with Rick Nash and Mika Zibanejad and when he was on the ice at 5 on 5 the Rangers had 9 shot attempts for, 11 against and 5 shots on goal for and 5 against.
Vesey said that after his first shift, where the Rangers got in on the forecheck and he made a play to Rick Nash, that he felt he settled in, played really well and had his skating legs. (NYR)
Alain Vigneault spoke on Thursday about Vesey and said that he was "fine" and pointed out some one-on-one battles in the third period where Vesey was able to keep the puck in the Rangers zone.
Vigneault added, "for the most part, for a young player coming into this environment, he did well."