McIlrath received a roughing.
I understand he had a knee injury to recover from but how in the world is Mcllrath not in the NHL? The Rangers are the softest team on the ice right now. This is badly, badly needed.
Not smart on Lessio's part to not know who he's pushing and shoving with. Not much of a marker for McIlrath as this is Lessio's introduction to hockey fights. OTOH I don't think the Rangers just have in mind for Dylan to dropping them with the heavyweights all the time. The Rangers IMO would like him to be more like a d-man version of Lucic--a player who makes other players leery of his physical game--whether dropping them with the other tough guys or not. Dylan had a subpar training camp but so far this season in the AHL he's off to a very good start--defensively, offensively and physically. The way the big team is playing currently he might be in the NHL before the season is over.
Not close. All McIlrath.
No questions asked by McIlrath, great job defending the crease and predictable domination in the scrap
McIlrath was laughing after pi$$pounding Lessio.