In his back to back starts on Thursday and Friday, Antti Raanta stopped 43 of 44 shots including a 26 save shutout against Chicago.
Raanta said that he was battling some nerves about returning to Chicago but said that those subsided after making a big saves early in the first period. (MSG)
Raanta said that the Rangers have been "playing great" in front of Raanta and that he is just focused on doing his "own thing."
He said that he has been working with Benoit Allaire to keep things simple and added that there are always small things he can get better at.
Ryan McDonagh said of Raanta, "he's going out there and doing his thing, I don't know how else to put it. He works extremely hard in practice, he is a happy-go-lucky and always smiling guy but when it comes to stopping the puck he is as competitive as ever. It was great to see him stand on his head multiple times and come through with a win for us. " (NYR)
Alain Vigneault said that Raanta played the way that he expected he would and the way that goalies are supposed to, by giving the Rangers a chance to win.
Joe Micheletti said that Raanta made "key saves" early on and Dave Maloney pointed to big saves Raanta made on Patrick Kane and Richard Panik.
On that save, Raanta said on the NHL Network, "the second period, the two pad stack, a little bit old school there. They have so many skilled guys so it was nice to get that one in the second period. I always say that our whole team was playing great in front of me. Nice to play behind this team."