Dan Girardi with the Broadway Hat to go along with the game winner!! pic.twitter.com/kmTUFhDcqy- New York Rangers (@NYRangers) October 24, 2016
Girardi said after the game (via the Rangers Game Notes):
On his goal tonight…"Brady [Skjei] kind of just throws it through the crease and I see that it comes out to me, so I just bury my head and try to get it past the screen and it kind of dipped on him a little bit I think. Obviously I'm trying to score but I am just trying to get it to the net and get a rebound or something and it just happened to go in."
On Brady Skjei…"He's a young guy but he's playing with some veteran poise out there. Especially today, he really handled the puck well. When he had the opportunity he has good legs and good skating ability and he used that tonight to his advantage. It was subtle plays like that, when he can see they are changing, and be able to get up the ice and make something happen. I think that's really big for him and for us."
More on playing with Brady Skjei…"I think it helps his game with him able to take a little chance and get up the ice and use his speed and his skating ability. I'll just let him do his thing. I'll stay back and be the safety belt. I think we complement each other well. It's kind of like when Mac [Ryan McDonagh] and I played together a little bit when he first came in the league. [He's] a young guy with good skating ability and I'm kind of the safety belt back there. Hopefully I can stay that way the whole year."
On MSG, Henrik Lundqvist said of Girardi, "So happy for him. He has been working really hard and preparing for camp, getting ready for the season and then right away he has to sit out a few games It's never easy. I just love the way that he competes out there and when he gets the winner it's all smiles here."