“Last year we came pretty close and made a lot of big plays at big moments. That’s what it’s gonna take down the stretch here — big plays at big moments.”- Ryan McDonagh
A big play at the right time is crucial for all teams to be successful. Defenseman Ryan McDonagh said down the stretch, when games are often tighter with teams feeling more desperate, those plays will be needed for the Rangers to finish in the top-eight in the Eastern Conference and qualify for the playoffs.
This week, the team received two big plays at big moments: on Wednesday when Mats Zuccarello scored the lone goal in the shootout against Toronto, and on Saturday, when Dan Girardi scored in overtime over the New York Islanders.