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Jeff Blashill On Andreas Athanasiou's Play This Season

11/09/2018 at 1:12pm EST

from Ansar Khan of Mlive,

Athanasiou has scored four goals in his past six games.

"I think he's done a good job from day one of training camp playing at a consistent level and being engaged in the game at a consistent level, and when he's engaged and skating and stopping on pucks and competing he's a really good player," coach Jeff Blashill said. "I think he's done a really good job of that through the course of the first part of the year and then obviously got hurt and that's the way life goes. I hope he can come back and play at that level."

more, after today's skate...

added 1:18pm, Dana Wakiji of DetroitRedWings.com with the game day notes below.

Defenseman Danny DeKeyser was asked about playing the Rangers and the first thing he brought up was goaltending.

"Howie and Lundqvist have been really strong in those games, they were making huge saves," DeKeyser said. "You go back, whatever, three, four, five games the last couple years that we've played them, it's like those guys are stealing the show, they're stopping everything. That's the one thing that stands out."

Howard knows that when Lundqvist is in the Rangers' net, he's going to have to be on top of his game.

"I know he's going to play well," Howard said. "He's not going to give up very many and I've got to just raise my game a little bit more.

"There's no room for error for either one of us. But it makes it enjoyable. It makes for an intense matchup and for the game to be a lot of fun."

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