New York Rangers
Should Ryan Callahan and Dan Girardi not back down from their “superstar deal” demands, they will not be wearing Rangers sweaters beyond March 5.
The only thing missing from Sunday’s outdoor NHL game at Yankee Stadium was true animosity on the ice. That shouldn’t be a problem on Wednesday night when the Islanders get their crack at the Rangers.
Someone was going to step up and write themselves into history. It turned out to be the diminutive forward, who has been arguably the Rangers’ most consistent player this season.
“The ice was the worst ice I’ve ever played on. You went from the shadows to the sun. It was almost a 10-degree difference. It was unbelievable. You rely a lot on instinct and poise, and I couldn’t close my glove. It was so cold.”
Rick Nash scored for the fifth straight game, and the New York Rangers used a four-goal second period to beat the New Jersey Devils, 7-3, on a cold and snowy Sunday outside at Yankee Stadium.
New York Rangers legend Rod Gilbert joined Boomer and Craig at M&M’s World to discuss the Rangers’ big win over Devils yesterday at Yankee Stadium.
History was made again at Yankee Stadium on Sunday, but it had nothing to do with the Bronx Bombers.
The Rangers, the second-place team in the Metropolitan Division, come in having lost two straight at home after a 9-2-1 surge. The Devils, 5-1-3 in their past nine, are tied for fifth but are only two points behind.
Even though Cory Schneider has been on quite a roll, DeBoer is turning to Brodeur, the face of the Devils to start against the Rangers in the Stadium Series.
Heading to the Stadium Series, Rick Nash is carrying a four-game goal streak with six goals scored during the streak. Nash has registered 10 goals in his last 10 games.
St. Louis defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk scored the tiebreaking power-play goal early in the third period, and the Blues got the best of the New York Rangers again in a 2-1 victory on Thursday night.
Make no mistake about it. The Rangers are a win-now team and Kevin Klein will provide the consistency that Michael Del Zotto clearly lacked.
Del Zotto, only 23, was the 20th overall pick of the Rangers in the 2008 NHL Draft and made his Rangers debut in 2009. He has two goals and nine assists in 42 games for New York this season.
It’s taken some growing pains, but the Rangers have finally figured out Vigneault’s possession-based uptempo system, which requires intensive skating, crisp, intricate passing and defensemen understanding when to join the attack.
It might be snowing and freezing outside, but the atmosphere will almost certainly be heated Tuesday night inside Madison Square Garden.