John Tortorella and his Rangers will not be distracted by owner James Dolan’s Stanley Cup prediction. They’re taking it one day at a time but signs are definitely encouraging.
Based on how the Rangers played, “Good Feeling” by Flo Rida was the last song I thought I’d hear blasting at the Garden Tuesday night.
The Rangers had lost two of three entering Tuesday’s game following a five-game winning streak, and still haven’t quite broken out of a scoring slump.
The Predators put three first period goals past Islanders’ goalie Kevin Poulin. It was enough for Nashville as they defeated the Islanders 3-1 on Monday afternoon.
Former Ranger Eric Lindros has mended broken bridges with his original team, the Philadelphia Flyers and will represent them for the first time in 11 years in the 2012 Winter Classic.
The Predators traded right wing Andreas Thuresson for forward Brodie Dupont. Both are restricted free agents with little NHL experience.
Mike Fisher broke a tie at 10:21 of the third period, and the Nashville Predators took advantage of Bobby Ryan sitting out the first of his two-game suspension by beating the Anaheim Ducks 4-3 on Sunday.
Martin Erat scored a pair of power-play goals and the Nashville Predators won their fifth straight, 3-1 over the New Jersey Devils on Friday night.
New Jersey looks to win consecutive games for only the second time this season Friday night when it hosts a Nashville team riding a four-game winning streak.
Anders Lindback made 28 saves to record his second consecutive shutout, and Patric Hornqvist had two goals to lead Nashville to a 5-0 victory over the Islanders Monday night.
The Nashville Predators have won their last four home games against the New York Islanders, two by shutout. Anders Lindback may give them a great chance at getting another.
Erik Christensen scored the only goal in a shootout to give the New York Rangers a 2-1 victory over the Nashville Predators on Saturday night.
Expected to be back in net, Lundqvist looks to build on this outing and help the Rangers win for the seventh time in 10 games Saturday night when they visit the Nashville Predators, who try to avoid losing a fourth in a row.