A few quick notes and quotes from tonight that weren’t in the notes sent out by teh team:
• Brian Boyle played just 11:49 tonight after twisting his right foot on a collision in the corner during the second period. It cost him to miss a good chunk of the period, but he returned and even killed penalties later in the game. Boyle had less ice time only four other games this season: 10/18/11 at VAN; 10/27/11 vs. TOR; 12/5/11 vs. TOR; 12/8/11 at TAM.
• Ryan McDonagh showed no ill-effects from Saturday’s OT hit by Andrew Ference. He logged 23:43 of ice time and was on the ice for two Ranger goals.
• Marc Staal played a season-low 12:06 and a season-low 14 shifts.
Brian Boyle, on re-injuring his ankle/foot:
“It’s been bugging me for a couple weeks. That’s what had me a little scared because it’s been a few weeks now that it’s been hurting.”
Michael Del Zotto, on the key to the first half:
“It’s been the key to our game this year is how consistent we’ve