The JT Miller, Kevin Hayes and Michael Grabner line had six points (3 goals and 3 assists) in the Rangers win over Nashville.
Hayes said that the three complement each other and that he likes to pass the puck while Miller and Grabner like to score. (MSG)
Miller said that as soon as he crosses the blue line he tries to put himself into a shooting position because he knows there is a "good chance" of Hayes feeding him the puck. (Rangers Game Notes)
Ryan McDonagh said that those guys are creating their offense off of good defensive plays and and that there is a lot of trust and confidence in them at both ends of the ice. (Rangers Game Notes)
Marc Staal said that Grabner opens up a lot of ice for Hayes and Miller and that they are making confident, sometimes "arrogant" plays with the puck but they are finishing. (MSG)
Dave Maloney said that the line is a sum of their parts and benefit from a good relationship not only on the ice but off the ice.
Alain Vigneault said "Kevin and JT can make plays with the puck and there is no doubt that Grabs, with his speed, enables them to get more open space. They are playing extremely well right now, not just offensively, but they are playing hard at both ends and that is what we need from our team and that line." (MSG)
Adam Rotter: The success of this line is why balance and depth in the top nine is so important. It's a pick your poison kind of situation for the opposition since you have to choose between defending against Rick Nash and Derek Stepan, Chris Kreider, Mika Zibanejad or Mats Zuccarello or the Hayes, Grabner, Miller line. Very few teams, if any, have three pairs capable of defending all three lines at a high level so on most nights at least one, maybe even two lines, will have favorable matchups. Hayes, Miller and Grabner are cashing in right now and are finding ways to hit the back of the net. They had a stretch like this earlier in the year and if they can keep it up it will only make the Rangers a more dangerous team come spring time.