There is one thing we know for sure about the hit above: Justin Williams got absolutely rocked by Cal Clutterbuck on Thursday night. The contact between the two players was well after Williams seemed to have touched the puck. Williams appears to be caught puck watching as he turns it over at center ice.
Former Florida Panthers coach Gerard Gallant said the reason he took a taxi after his Sunday firing was because he didn’t want to wait for a car service that the team had called. Gallant spoke with Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman and said the situation, which went viral after photos of him waiting at the PNC Arena loading dock surfaced, wasn’t as bad as it looked. “I know everyone has seen the photos of me getting into the cab,” Gallant said via Friedman.
The Rangers were down 2-0 heading into the third period and were being out-shot 20-12 and out-attempted 46 to 26. Henrik Lundqvist said that the focus was just to survive the first period after "not a great start" and that the momentum changed when Nick Holden was able to get the Rangers on the board. (Rangers Game Notes) Ryan McDonagh said that the Rangers started to play quicker as the game went on and that allowed them to come up the ice as a group and spend more time in the Carolina zone. (Rangers Game Notes) McDonagh said that the Rangers were slow at the start, "not necessarily our legs but with our minds" and said that they were not playing quick or anticipating the play but "when the