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Rangers quietly one of the league’s better teams as Igor Shesterkin notches first career shutout against Devils

Rangers vs Devils: It wasn’t easy even though the Blueshirts walked out of the Prudential Center with a 3-0 win. The Rangers traded too many chances with the Devils in the first period and were lucky to be up 1-0 on Mika Zibanejad’s 15th of the season.

Then Jacob Trouba took over.

Trouba settles things down; Rangers tighten up defensively for win

In his post game interview, David Quinn acknowledged that he didn’t go in the locker-room after the first period. Instead, alternate captain Jacob Trouba talked to the boys into settling down and playing better defense.