Brandon Pirri has no points in the last 10 games with only 12 shots on goal, a minus 6 rating and an average of 13:44 per game.
In the past 20 games, Pirri has 1 goal, 3 assists, a minus three rating, 31 shots on goal and an average of 13:25 per game.
Pirri had 4 goals and 2 assists in the first 7 games of the season while averaging 11:32 per game.
In late October, Alain Vigneault said a few weeks ago that Rangers management really liked Pirri's release and hands and that he jumped at an opportunity in training camp and has "come up big for us in a couple of games."
Yesterday, Vigneault said that Pirri needs to put more pucks on net and needs to coordinate better with Ryan McDonagh on the PP.
Vigneault said that what impressed the Rangers in training camp, preseason and the early part of the regular season was how Pirri could get his shot on net and create offensive opportunities.
He added that Pirri is getting a lot of time on the PP and needs to finish for the Rangers.
Pirri said around Thanksgiving that the more you play the more you are expected to score and that the increase in ice time helps him get acclimated to the game than just sitting around and waiting for the PP. (NY Post)
Adam Rotter: There was a moment in the game on Tuesday, I think on the Rangers first PP, where they were passing it around, get it knocked away and Joe Micheletti said that someone needed to shoot the puck. Brandon Pirri is on the Rangers for that exact reason. He is supposed to be the trigger man and it was no surprise that when he did start shooting on the PP the Rangers had some chances. It's understandable that teams are paying Pirri attention without Zibanejad firing one-timers on the other side but he needs to find a way to contribute.
He's on this team primarily to shoot the puck, create offense and be a threat on the PP. He hasn't really been any of those things lately despite having a bigger role with Mika Zibanejad and Pavel Buchnevich out. With Rick Nash out and maybe Jimmy Vesey even more will fall on Pirri to convert when the Rangers are on the PP.