New York Rangers Blueline Up To The Task In Game 2 Victory

Keith Yandle

Not since Brian Leetch and Sergei Zubov have the Rangers boasted such an offensive-minded defenseman like Keith Yandle.

Registering a team-high 42 assists on the season, Yandle delivered offensively in every way. He would’ve racked up even more points if AV used him on the first power-play unit the first half of the season in Dan Boyle‘s stead – but that’s neither here nor there.

Today in Pittsburgh Yandle gets a solid mark.

Playing is usually offensive role, Yands picked up the first goal of the game by sneaking in from the point and cleaning up the garbage created by J.T. Miller:

As far as the defensive side of things were considered, Yands was admirable all night.

His top negative came in the third period when he took a senseless penalty after the returning Evgeni Malkin got a little under his skin.