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Laviolette Addresses Media About Moving On From Loss To Islanders

Published April 11, 2024 at 6:57 PM

Head coach Peter Laviolette had a different demeanor earlier today, compared to Tuesday's 4-2 loss to the Islanders, when he was visibly upset while characterizing hits from Noah Dobson and Adam Pelech as "vicious" and accusing the Islanders defensemen of intentionally playing dirty. Here he is addressing the media on wanting to "move on" from Tuesday's game against the Islanders:

"I would've liked to have seen us on the power play a few times in the third period. We're there to win hockey games, we're there for the two points. That's where my frustration came from."

There are more important things to worry about right now. The Rangers are one win away from achieving franchise history, their 54th win.

They are also a win, plus a Carolina Hurricanes and Boston Bruins regulation loss away from clinching both the Metropolitan Division and the Eastern Conference. Plus, the Rangers still control their own destiny at clinching the President Trophy if they desire that as well.

Also, if their is still a little bit of animosity over how the game ended Tuesday, they have a chance Saturday to really damage the Islanders chances of making the playoffs.
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