Rangers’ Peter Laviolette applauds Will Cuylle for timely goal

Will Quill hadn’t scored in 10 games, but Peter Laviolette never saw the rookie winger’s effort level waver.

Quill’s first goal since November 7th was a huge goal that broke a 3-3 tie in the second period and gave the Rangers an irreplaceable lead in a 6-5 victory over the Sharks at the Garden. Ta. .

“He’s a young player and he gives his all every night,” Rangers manager Peter Laviolette said of Quill after the game. “He’s fit and I think he’s off to a good start. He’s still learning, but he’s off to a good start and had some great moments tonight.

“I think his effort has been consistent. I think this is a young kid who carries himself and plays hard. He’s fast, he’s physical, he hits, he gets to the front of the net, he really does. He’s an easy kid to coach, so I was happy to see him score a big goal like that.”

Quill, 21, took a pass from Nick Bonino, split San Jose’s defense at the blue line and scored his fourth goal of the season with 3:57 left in the second game to make it a 4-3 game.

Veteran backup Jonathan Quick allowed five goals on 28 shots, but remained undefeated in regulation in his first season with the Blueshirts. Despite his goals against average rising from 1.99 to 2.34, he improved his record to 7 wins, 0 losses, and 1 draw in nine games played.

Vincent Trocheck’s statistical contributions this season go far beyond his superior offensive numbers.

The veteran center has won 15 of 24 games against the Sharks and leads the NHL in faceoff percentage with 64.1 percent.

“The faceoff is the possession, and the fact that our centermen have done a pretty good job in the circle, I think that’s something we’ve been emphasizing since the beginning of the year. And that’s getting more attention every day,” Ravi said. Olette said. “I think our players have done a good job in that regard, and I think Troche has always been an above-average player in the faceoff circle to begin with. He definitely had a good year there. I’m here.”

Trocheck, who has been a mainstay on the Rangers’ second line alongside Filip Sitil, who has been sidelined with a suspected concussion since November 2, also scored five points in two wins this weekend, ranking third on the team with six goals and 16 assists. It is ranked in the first place. A matchup between the Predators and Sharks.

After Saturday’s game in Nashville, the Rangers recalled winger Anton Blayde from AHL Hartford as lineup insurance after coach Laviolette said the team was “a little off.” Bligh, 28, skated in pregame warmups, but the same 12 forwards dressed for the game against the Sharks.



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