Ondrej Pavelec made 44 saves on 45 shots for the Rangers last night in their shootout loss to Dallas.
He was the first Ranger since Dan Blackburn in 2001 to have more than 40 saves in two consecutive starts.
Pavelec said that he felt "really good" was able to see pucks and that the chances Dallas had early helped him get into the game. (NYR Game Notes)
Alain Vigneault said that there were only two positives out of last night's game, that "Pavs played unreal" and that because of his performance they were able to pick up a point. (MSG)
Vigneault noted that outside of Pavelec, the Rangers "weren't good."(MSG)
Ryan McDonagh said that "thankfully" Pavelec was "real sharp" and that the point the Rangers picked up was "all because of him." (MSG)
He added, "I'm proud of the fact that Pavelec played real well, he should feel really good about his game." (MSG)
Mats Zuccarello said that the Rangers had "no business" getting points out of the game but that Pavelec was "outstanding" and that "getting something out of this game is all Pav." (NYR Game Notes)
Rick Nash said that it was an "unbelievable" performance by Pavelec and that "it was awesome." (NY Post)
JT Miller said that Pavelec was "unreal" and kept the Rangers in the game in a game where they "had no business" being in. (NY Post)
Adam Rotter: There really isn't anything to say about Pavelec's game last night other than that he was spectacular. It was everything and more than you wanted to see from Pavelec who, in his limited minutes, has been okay but not at the level the Rangers were used to seeing from their backups the last four years. Last night Pavelec was at that level and if he can be close to that when called upon, then the Rangers will be in excellent shape moving forward.