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Rangers’ Peter Laviolette gets All-Star coaching nod

Although Peter Laviolette was not honored, this honor is a great testament to the work he did in his first year in office.

The Rangers head coach will be one of four coaches for the All-Star Game, which will be played Feb. 3 at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto.

The Jets' teams are also at the top of their respective divisions, with the other coaches being Rick Bowness of the Jets, Jim Montgomery of the Bruins and Rick Tocchet of the Canucks.

In his first year, Laviolette quickly put the Rangers back among the league's elite, leading them in the Metropolitan Division.

He becomes the 12th coach in NHL history to appear in four or more All-Star Games.

“It's more of a reflection of your team, the players, the coaches, my coaching staff and the effort they put into it, the training staff, the medical staff and our organization,” Laviolette said of the Rangers' 5-5 win. 2 spoke on Tuesday morning before the win. Beyond the Kraken. “It's more of an organizational nod that our team is doing well. It's not just a reflection on me.

“It's good to go there. But for me, it's more than just that the team did something good in the first half and the manager was chosen because of that. But it should be fun.”


New York Rangers head coach Peter Laviolette will be one of the bench bosses at the NHL All-Star Game. Corey Shipkin of the New York Post

After enjoying early-season dominance, Laviolette's Rangers regressed to mid-season struggles, marking Laviolette's first real test and first adversity he had to face as manager.

After starting the season 18-4-1, the Rangers were just 9-9-1 since Dec. 5 entering Tuesday, but they overcame a season-worst four-game losing streak with two straight wins.


Laviolette continues to push into the bottom six, putting center Johnny Brodzinski on the third line with Blake Wheeler and Will Quill in both Sunday's game against the Capitals and Tuesday's win.

Wheeler scored two goals Tuesday, the first of which came off a deflection of Brodzinski's shot.


New York Rangers left wing Will Quill #50, along with New York Rangers center Johnny Brodzinski #22 and New York Rangers defenseman Erik Gustafsson #56, are struck by the puck during the second period. wait for it to fall.
New York Rangers left wing Will Quill #50, along with New York Rangers center Johnny Brodzinski #22 and New York Rangers defenseman Erik Gustafsson #56, are struck by the puck during the second period. wait for it to fall. Charles Wenzelberg/New York Post

This line stood out not only for Brodzinski's speed, but also for Laviolette.

“I think that line was good,” Laviolette said after the game. “I thought it stood out. I thought it was a really great goal. [Brodzinski] Can attack ice. He has the ability to jump into steps that can push teams back. …I noticed that line, it was Johnny, it was good. ”


Center Tyler Pitlick skated Tuesday morning in his regular full-contact jersey, and Laviolette said he was cleared for full-contact.

However, Pitrick did not play against the Kraken.

He hasn't played since Jan. 2 due to a lower-body injury.

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