Rangers forward Jimmy Vesey
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Rangers Jimmy Vesey explains his obsession about the NHL

Published April 10, 2024 at 9:12

The time-honored tradition of scoreboard watching near the end of the NHL season has been going on for several weeks. Teams that are solidified in their playoff spots sit and watch to see which potential opponent they could face.

Rangers forward Jimmy Vesey told reporters that he is an adamant watcher of the scoreboard and trying to run through scenarios in his head of who the Rangers will meet in the first round.

If the regular season ended today, the Rangers would face off against the Washington Capitals who are currently sitting in the second wild card spot with 85 points. There are several teams in the mix for the last two spots including the third overall spot in the metro and the second wild card spot.

The Rangers have several opponents who may be in their first-round crosshairs including the Pittsburgh Penguins, Detroit Red Wings the New York Islanders, and the Philadelphia Flyers.

Vesey has seen his play increase along with his ice time as head coach Peter Laviolette is experimenting with his first line. He placed Vesey alongside Mika Zibanejad and Chris Kreider to try to spark the line to scoring more five on five goals.

He made an impact with Mika as he assisted on one of the goals that helped the Rangers win against the Montreal Canadiens. Most of the time, he is a penalty killer and a shutdown forward on the bottom six.
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Rangers Jimmy Vesey explains his obsession about the NHL

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Capitals4644.7 %
Islanders109.7 %
Red Wings4240.8 %
Penguins54.9 %
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