NHL: Rangers Have a ‘Different Vibe’ This Season

From his first call up to the Rangers at the end of last season to his most recent recall from the taxi squad, Morgan Barron agreed with head coach Gerard Gallant’s assessment that he’s playing with more confidence. And so are the Rangers.

Barron made his NHL debut in the Rangers’ fifth to last game of the 2020-21 season and skated in the final five contests, when their playoff hopes were essentially nonexistent. After appearing in two games in late October this season, Barron slotted back into the Rangers lineup in the last four games as the team works to top the Metropolitan Division.

“Definitely a different vibe,” Barron said. “I mean, obviously, you flipped the whole coaching staff over. That right up front is going to just change things.”

“You look where we are in the standings, they’ve done such a great job this year. And gutting out those close games. To be able to come up with those wins is exciting and I think everyone feels like this is a good year for us to make a push toward the playoffs and hopefully go on a run.”

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