Tony DeAngelo played only 5:20 during Saturday's win over Nashville, firing two shot attempts (1 blocked, 1 missed the net) and 1 giveaway.
DeAngelo played a total of 1:08 at even strength and 4:12 on the PP.
By period, DeAngelo played:
- First: 1:47 (:25 at even strength, 1:22 on PP)
- Second: (:35 at even strength, 1:37 on PP)
- Third: (:08 at even strength, 1:13 on PP)
Alain Vigneault said that he decided to keep DeAngelo in the lineup yesterday because he is a right hand shot and because of the PP.
DeAngelo has played in 7 games this season for the Rangers, is a minus four, has 1 assist, 14 shots on goal, 21 shot attempts, 4 hits and 7 giveaways.
Saturday was the second time this season that DeAngelo has played six or fewer shifts and saw most of his time on the PP.
Adam Rotter: I'm sure it's a coincidence, but the Rangers have won the two games where DeAngelo has essentially been a PP specialist. If for some reason it's not a coincidence and going with 11 forwards and 7 D, with DeAngelo as the PP specialist, is the key to winning, then it's the lineup the Rangers should go with. In reality, the Rangers like DeAngelo's skill set and that offensive potential enough, which could make an impact at any moment, to keep him in the lineup even if it's only for a couple of minutes.