Apr 30, 2014, 2:57 PM EST
If you missed it, Simmonds was only able to score after McDonagh inadvertently kicked it onto the Flyer forward’s stick.
Tonight in Game 7 at Madison Square Garden, Rangers coach Alain Vigneault is hoping McDonagh can regain the form that saw the 24-year-old score a career-high 43 points in the regular season, as opposed to the one that’s seen him held pointless in the first six game of the playoffs, with a minus-2 rating.
“He’s obviously been our best defenseman all year,” said Vigneault, per ESPN New York. “He’s played some good hockey so far in this series, but I do believe there’s another level. He needs to find that for us tonight.”
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