Tanner Glass scored the first goal of the 2017 playoffs on Wednesday in addition to playing 8:01 and having two hits.
Glass said that in the playoffs "expect the unexpected" and that his line, with Lindberg and Fast, is confident they can contribute offensively, play well defensively and also play physical. (NY Post)
He played 3:08 in the first, 2:37 int he second and 2:16 in the third.
Glass said after the game, on MSG, that he, Lindberg and Fast communicate really well together, go to the tough areas and play a simple game. (MSG)
Mats Zuccarello said that Glass deserved a goal, that he works hard and is an "important part of our team." (Nettavisen)
Dave Maloney mentioned on MSG that hockey history is "littered" with stories that come out of nowhere and that Glass probably didn't know he had that "Crosby-like backhand."
When Glass was on the ice at 5 on 5 the Rangers had 13 shot attempts for, 9 against, 10 shot attempts for and 6 against.
On TSN 690 on Thursday, Pierre McGuire said that the first start of Wednesday's game should have been the line of Glass, Lindberg and Fast. This is going to be a problem, I can see it now. The Canadiens better find a way to get their depth players engaged. I watched the game, I am not a fan, I watch with an analytical eye, this is going to be a problem if they don't get figured out fast.
Adam Rotter: That whole line had a really strong game and deserves to get another shot tonight. Glass is not the player that many want to see in the lineup during the playoffs but he played a pretty effective game, even without the goal, and also adds some toughness in what was a very physical Game 1. Despite some flaws in his game, Glass can skate pretty well and when combined with Lindberg and Fast seem to create a match up issue for Montreal's bigger, but not as fleet of foot, depth players.
I don't think Glass has cemented his spot in the lineup by any means, but if this line continues to play well and spend time in the Montreal zone then there will be no reason to take him out.