More than a few eyebrows were raised when the Rangers committed a five-year contract worth $25 million to 27-year-old center Derick Brassard. Those eyebrows are not raised anymore.
On Thursday night, the Rangers entered a rowdy building in St. Louis and emerged as the victors thanks to a bit of magic from their top line. It will have to continue.
Semyon Varlamov stopped the Rangers cold with 41-save effort as New York lost to Colorado 3-1.
Always fun when Michigan and Notre Dame square off in anything. This weekend it is on the ice and the Saturday night game will be shown nationally on the CBS Sports Network.