Some random comments and quotes:
Impressed by Cam Talbot, who stopped 23 of 24 shots. Devs outshot Rangers 42-21. Eminger/Weise turnover 45 secs in OT hurt. Parise to Elias for easy redirection.
Dale Weise, who tied the game after a big hit with 4:21 left, changed trainers this summer, added nine pounds and lost 2 percent body fat. "Playing 10 games last year was good for me. Experience is the most underrated thing in this game."
Torts: "Sloppy...ice was terrible from where i was sitting." In stands. "It was like a basketball game with the puck bouncing so much." Tough game to evaluate. Good for Weise. Mitchell's line was our most effective line (with Miller and Avery)." On No. 1 draft pick JT Miller: "Got better as the game went on. You can see he's got the big body and big core. "
Torts: "There's things all of those young guys are going to need to work on. They had quite a few NHL players, 13 or so"
Dubinsky: "Gave me an opportunity to find my timing and my legs because no matter how hard you train in the summer, when you get out there to play a real game, it's a different mindset."
Power play was 0-4, but remember: No Cally, Richards, Gaborik.
Love Anisimov's hustle, deserved better conclusion. PK pairing of Bourque and Hagelin was good. Weise, Miller, Anisimov each had three shots.
Dylan McIlrath was nervous early, got better.
One shot from Erik Christensen.
Heading south in a few. Check back tomorrow.