In that 11 seconds, Kreider dove to beat a Penguin to a puck and chip it back to Ryan McDonagh. McDonagh then fired a shot that was stopped by Marc-Andre Fleury and Kreider, in just a couple of strides after getting up, put the puck in a small space but Fleury and the post to score the Rangers first PP goal since game two against the Flyers.
Kreider played 4:42 in the first, 4:22 in the second and 2:51 in the third.
He had two shots and six hits.
Alain Vigneault said on Saturday that Kreider faced a challenge in returning after so many games out of the lineup but he is a "tremendously conditioned athlete" who take care of himself when he couldn't do anything. He said that the way Kreider responded, after not having a full team practice, is as good as he has ever seen. (Ranger Rants)
Ron Duguay said on MSG that Kreider was very noticeable on the ice.
Brad Richards says that Kreider is one of the strongest players he has come across and that his strength and that he could still skate during his rehab have allowed him to jump right in. (Newsday)