Following yesterday's win over Vancouver, where the Rangers struggled for most of the first two periods, Rick Nash said that "good teams find ways to win the games that they don't play their best and I thought we did that." (NYR Game Notes)
Nash said that the Rangers still have some consistency issues and need to put together 60 minutes instead of jut playing well in random periods but added "it's coming." (MSG)
Alain Vigneault said after the game, "at the end of the day, what I can say about today's game is sometimes good teams find ways to win games when they don't play their best. That was definitely the case today."
Henrik Lundqvist said that the Rangers have to feel good about how they have played in the past few weeks but that they can't "fool" themselves and just think they are "good." (NYR Game Notes)
He added, "you have to earn it every night and prepare a certain way and put in the effort all the time to get any points. We had a tough time but we got it done tonight with a really strong third. But we should definitely feel good about how we're playing and finding ways to win games. That's going to help us moving forward." (NYR Game Notes)
The Rangers are 8-2 in their last 10 games and as of Monday evening hold the final playoff spot in the East.
Adam Rotter: Good teams do find ways to win and that is what the Rangers have been doing for most of the month. They have certainly been better than they were in October but there is still a lot more room for this team to grow if they want to move from playoff bubble team to battling for possible home ice in the first round. The third month of the season starts later this week and the Rangers would serve themselves well to play it like they played this second month than the first month.