To come away with a victory over the mighty Pens, the Rangers must figure out how to add more of a cutting edge to their offensive game that was lacking against Anaheim.
Ever since his October 20 recall, Chris Kreider has been the Rangers’ most effective player on a nightly basis.
While Hagelin’s inevitable Tuesday return will give the Rangers a significant lift, it’s clear that every man inside the locker room must accept their share of burden for the Rangers’ underwhelming 3-7-0 start.
Magic tends to happen when the 31-year-old Swede takes his customary place between the pipes at The World’s Most Famous Arena.
Henrik Lundqvist missed practice Wednesday for the third straight day. Rangers head coach Alain Vigneault later confirmed that backup Cam Talbot will start against the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday.
The 22-year-old isn’t harping on his previous disappointments. This is an entirely fresh chance under a new coach in Vigneault, whose uptempo system could make best use of Kreider’s array of offensive abilities.
If the Blueshirts can replicate this kind of complete performance throughout the season, they’ll win a ton of games. They appeared to turn the corner in D.C.
Western Conference powerhouses manhandled the Blueshirts, sending them back East 1-4-0. The Rangers’ abysmal start forced the need for a rethink and a significant roster shakeup.
Goaltender Martin Biron looks to stop the bleeding when the Rangers take on the Blues on Saturday night at Scottrade Center.
Let’s be clear. What the Rangers are going through isn’t an effort issue. They’re struggling to understand Vigneault’s concept of uptempo hockey that also requires sound positioning.
It’s not even Halloween and the Giants and Rangers are both frightful messes. The trick is on New York sports fans. Both teams started the season with high hopes. Both appear to be on a direct line to disaster.
The Rangers have been outscored 20-6 to start their first season under new coach Alain Vigneault, including Anaheim’s 6-0 rout of New York on Thursday.
The return of Callahan’s inspirational and wholehearted play couldn’t come at a more important time. New York’s preseason slump carried into Thursday’s regular-season opener as it lost to the Coyotes, 4-1.
J.T. Miller wasn’t supposed to be on the plane when the Rangers headed west to Phoenix to embark on a nine-game road trip to open their 2013-14 regular season campaign. Score one for perseverance.
New York begins its first season under coach Alain Vigneault with the opener of a nine-game trip Thursday night at Phoenix. Renovations at Madison Square Garden will force the club to wait until Oct. 28 for its home opener.