Last night, John Moore got into the first fight of his professional career in the third period and it really seemed to spark the Rangers as they followed it up with a three goal outburst to end the game...
Here's Moore on the fight (via Blueshirts United)...
“[Fighting] is kind of a new thing for me. I'm definitely not going to quit my day job, but I'm glad I got it out of the way. I'm happy I was able to handle myself.”
...who knew? LOL. Torts has been looking for some more physicality from Moore recently. Message received I guess.
...Sather is the absolute master of the secondary acquisitions in a trade. See Prust, McDonagh and now Moore.
...the Rangers are now 5-2-1 since the trade deadline and have gotten into a fight in five of those eight games. Coincidence? I think not.
Keep building, JM! Gotta love his potential. Beautiful skater. He made some excellent hockey plays last night, too. His slide on the 2 on 1 was perfect.
It would be nice if they moved Moore up to the 2nd defensive pairing and moved DZ down to the 3rd. This kid has much more hockey sense than DZ and is noticeable in a good way everytime he's on the ice.
I loved that scrap. It's not just that they both have numbers ending in 7, but I get McD and him confused all the time because of style of play.
He did more than just handle himself. He threw a beating on that guy! Super slo-mo MSG re cap of the fight was awesome!