Vladimir Tarasenko showed his qualities and scored a goal in his debut for New York. His team achieved a 6-3 victory against the Seattle Kraken. "I don't think I've ever experienced this in my life," Tarasenko said, as quoted by nhl.com "It's my first time getting traded in the NHL ...
like, I spent 11 years in one city. The guys give us a very warm welcome. Everybody here was very nice to us. It was a crazy day, though." Panarin and Mika Zibanejad are players in whom he has great confidence and you can feel great chemistry between them.
"I know [Panarin and Zibanejad] can make a play, so I just tried to be ready," Tarasenko said. "I think sometimes we try too much. We enjoy playing with each other. It was a lot of emotions. Sometimes you try to overplay." New York coach Gerard Gallant believes that Tarasenko will greatly help his team.
He showed his qualities right from the start. "Just from meeting [Tarasenko] this morning, he's really excited and it's a great way to start his career with the Rangers, scoring on his second shift," -Gerard Gallant said. "He's a great hockey player.
He's going to help our team."
Seattle Kraken players' reactions
Oliver Bjorkstrand is not happy with his team's poor streak. He expected to win this match. "We don't want to lose games like that in a row; it's something we've got to figure out," Bjorkstrand said.
"We've got to go to Philly and make sure we get a win. It's a must-win, in my opinion. You just can't lose too many games in a row. It's not good for the team." Seattle forward Jordan Eberle indicated his team's fight, but it still wasn't enough.
"It's tough to come back in a game when you're down 3-0 in the first," -Jordan Eberle said. "We were slow. We gave them everything they had. They're fast and they're going to counter. I like the way we battled back, but ultimately it's tough to come back from three down."