Despite being outshot 12-9 in the first period, the Rangers and Wild went to the first intermission tied at 1.
Overall the Rangers outshot the Wild 30-27 and outhit the Wild 14-12, with 8 of those hits coming from Marc Staal and Nick Holden (4 each).
Alain Vigneault said that the Rangers played a "good game in a real tough building" and had a "real gutsy performance."
Vigneault said that the Rangers were able to get past a strong start from the Wild and played solid offensively, defensively and got saves from Antti Raanta when needed.
He continued that the Rangers "did what we had to do to get the two points" and "grinded it out and got a greasy road win."
JT Miller said that Minnesota came out "flying" but the Rangers were able to match them, play a smart game and limit the amount of mistakes. (MSG)
Miller said that the Rangers played a tough game and that if they "played soft it would be a tough game for us." (MSG)
He said that the Rangers were able to forecheck, play a heavy game and stay in their structure. (MSG)
Adam Rotter: In some ways this game was like Friday's game where one team was ready at the start but the team playing the second half of the back to back ended up playing the better overall game. Once the Rangers found their legs and got that tying goal from Brady Skjei they seemed to play a very comfortable and confident game. They weren't always in control but Antti Raanta was solid and the Rangers were able to get win #26 on the road.