Rangers 7 - Devils 3: Points Per Game

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Rangers Unsung Hero


JIM: He played the second fewest shifts of any Ranger and logged the least amount of ice time, but Dominic Moore certainly put his stamp on Sunday's outdoor game against the Devils. Moore scored New York's first goal--banging home a rebound to tie the game 1-1 at the time, and then later in the first period won an offensive zone faceoff to set up Marc Staal's goal which came 52 seconds after Travis Zajac provided the Devils a 3-1 lead. Two first-period points from your fourth line center while the rest of the team seemed to be finding their way in the big-time atmosphere of playing at Yankee Stadium. That is a clutch, poised, veteran performance from Dom Moore, who finished with those two points, had two shots on goal, and won six of eight faceoffs over 10:15 of ice time. The Rangers Unsung Hero by far. 

MATT: Hard to argue with Moore's selection, so I won't, but I'm going to go with the other Moore, John, who I thought had his best game in quite some time, mainly for his willingness to join the rush whenever the opportunity presented itself. Once it was aparent this game would be more of a game of pond hockey, I think it benefitted No. 17, who used his speed all afternoon. He picked up an assist on Mats Zuccarello's game-tying goal early in the second period after joining the rush and tracking down the loose puck along the boards. I really enjoyed Moore's game, as he finished with a shot, two hits and a blocked shot in just over 18 minutes of ice time.