Alain Vigneault spoke earlier today and said that Ryan McDonagh's past two games were "okay" but that he has another level that he can get.
Vigneault said that "obviously" the Rangers need McDonagh to get to that other level tonight.
In this series McDonagh has 2 goals, 3 assists, a minus 1 rating, 4 PIM, 12 shots on goal and an average of 28:18 per game.
Larry Brooks wrote on Saturday that despite McDonagh's goal, it was his "poorest performance of the postseason." (NY Post)
Adam Rotter: McDonagh, at times in the playoffs, has been excellent but like most of the group on Saturday, struggled. He's the Rangers most important skater and the Rangers will need him to log a ton of minutes and be at his absolute best at both ends of the rink if the Rangers want to force Game 7.