With McDonagh out indefinitely, it is Kevin Klein who now assumes the best d-man role for the New York Rangers.
He’s as solid as they come, and continued that solidness today in Game 2.
Finishing second on the team today with 23:20 of ice time, a +1, four blocked shots, and two shots on goal, Klein was easily the most steady man in front of the returning Henrik Lundqvist today.
His only bad mark came on the Penguins first goal as he had a chance to break it up, before it got to the free third man, but couldn’t quite get it done:
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When Kleiner went to the penalty box for seven-minutes with just 8:17 to go in the game, all of Rangerstown held their breath.