Keith Yandle played 25:19, had 5 shots on goal, 4 shot attempts that were blocked, 1 that missed the net, 2 giveaways and 3 blocked shots against the Devils Monday night.
Yandle was the Rangers team leader in ice time and played 8:56 in the first, 8:31 in the second and 7:52 in the third.
With 2:24 left in the third period, and the Rangers up 2-0 and on the PP, Yandle got the puck at the blue line and fired a no-look pass into the middle of the ice that was picked off and led directly to the Devils goal.
After the game, Alain Vigneault said "everyone saw it, the same guy who permitted us to go into OT in Philly by making a great play, Yands made a low percentage pass there and it ended up biting us. He has been playing extremely well." (MSG)
Dave Maloney said that with Yandle you "live by the sword and die by the sword" and that while he is out there to make a play you need to "respect" the time, the situation and who was on the ice for New Jersey.
Joe Micheletti said that up until that play Yandle had been "really good." (MSG)
Adam Rotter: That is what happens when you have Keith Yandle. He has the ability to make plays with the puck that no one else could and he also has the ability to make plays with the puck that no one should. His positives have outweighed his negatives lately but there is also risk with Yandle on the ice. Sometimes that risk leads to something good for the Rangers and sometimes it doesn't. The Rangers knew this when they got him and have to live with it as long as he is with the team.