Alain Vigneault said that on Wednesday night the Rangers "came ready to play" and only allowed a handful of chances against at 5 on 5.
Vigneault added, "without naming anybody in particular this was a real solid team effort offensively and defensively and it was a big two points for us."
Brady Skjei said that "it just seemed like everything" went the Rangers way and that they played solid defensively and got a "great" game from Henrik Lundqvist. (NY Post)
The Rangers were leading 1-0 when Mika Zibanejad flipped a puck from the neutral zone that toward the net that Carolina goalie Scott Darling missed.
Vigneault said that it was a bad goal for the Hurricanes to allow but that they will "take that bounce."
Zibanejad said that he started to laugh when he saw his shot beat Darling and that it was a "good feeling" to get the win. (NY Post)
Zibanejad said that the Rangers played with speed, skated well and spent a lot of time in the Carolina zone. (MSG)
He said that he was really happy with how the Rangers played and Brendan Smith said that the Rangers played a good and sound defensive game. (MSG)
Overall, Vigneault said "our goalie made some big saves and after that we did a real good job in front of him. That is part of the team game that we needed and that we got."