The Rangers head into the All-Star break leading the Eastern Conference. And much of that credit goes to the players buying in to John Tortorella’s philosophy.
Patrik Elias scored the game-winning goal as the Devils defeated the Winnipeg Jets 2-1 on Saturday.
Rob Schremp and Andrew Ladd scored 15 seconds apart in the second period and the Atlanta Thrashers delivered a crushing blow to the New York Rangers’ playoff hopes with a 3-0 victory Thursday night.
The Thrashers go for their third win in as many tries this season against the lowly Islanders when the teams meet Tuesday night at Philips Arena.