Friday Practice Quotebook

“ It's not the ideal start, taking one in the face, but it happened and I'm just glad I was able to get back out there. ”
- Ryan McDonagh
“ It was a special night for all of us, opening night always is, but for me it was one of the most special considering I haven't played in so long. I'm glad to be back, but we need to better. ”
- Dominic Moore
“ Not one of the 30 teams in the NHL can play a game without defending extremely well, and part of defending really well is one-one-one battles, stick on stick. Also part of that is blocking shots...if the puck hits you it hits you. ”
- Alain Vigneault

The Rangers took part in an hour-plus practice at the Los Angeles Kings practice facility on Friday afternoon, an uptempo workout following the team's 4-1 season-opening loss in Phoenix less than 24 hours prior.

After practice BlueshirtsUnited.com caught up with defenseman Ryan McDonagh to find out about the six stitches he received after being hit in the chin by a puck early in the first period Thursday, center Dom Moore who discussed his return to the NHL after more than a year's absence, and head coach Alain Vigneault about the team's success in bocking shots in the opener.

See what Ryan McDonagh, Dom Moore, and Alain Vigneault were saying on Friday, then share your comments below.