Ryan McDonagh played 22:22 on Tuesday and had an assist, 1 shot on goal, 1 shot that missed the net, 4 hits, 2 takeaways and 2 blocked shots.
McDonagh played 8:03 in the first, 6:27 in the second and 7:52 in the third and when he was on the ice at 5 on 5, the Rangers had 12 shot attempts for, 17 against, 4 shots on goal for, 9 against but 1 goal for and 0 against. (Natural Stat Trick)
Alain Vigneault said that McDonagh was "one of our most effective players" in game 4 and added "we know we needed him to do that."
In the series, McDonagh is averaging 25:36 per game and when he's on the ice at 5 on 5 the Rangers have 66 shot attempts for, 93 against, 28 shots on goal for, 51 against and 1 goal for and 0 against. (Natural Stat Trick)
Adam Rotter: My view of how McDonagh played on Tuesday was that if the Rangers were going to lose Game 4, it wasn't going to be because of him. He was everywhere, getting involved physically, skating the puck out and making that great keep at the blue line and then excellent pass to Rick Nash on the winner. He was going to do everything he could to get the Rangers a win and if it happened that they were going to lose, McDonagh was gonna go down swinging with everything he had. That is the way he and his teammates will hopefully play tonight as they look to make Saturday's Game 6 a potential series clincher.