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Much of the talk before and after the New York Rangers 6-2 win against the Colorado
Yesterday was the NHL Winter Classic. The St. Louis Blues took the win against the Chicago Blackhawks by a score of 4-1. While it was a close game for the most part, something was missing. There were no New York Rangers involved. Our own Brandon Cohen wrote about how a Rangers vs. Blue Jackets outdoor game at Westpoint next season could be a win-win for everyone involved.
Imagine the storylines involved with that game? Division rivals, Torts vs. his old team, two of the top teams in the Metropolitan Division. Sign me up!
A call up like this likely means that one of the forwards is either injured or has the flu, so expect to see him suit up against the Buffalo Sabres tonight.
Back to the Avalanche game for a moment; with the win, Henrik Lundqvist became the winningest European goaltender of all time, passing Dominik Hasek’s 389 win mark. This is some feat for the Sweden native, passing his boyhood idol.
The Rangers have suddenly scored 12 goals in their last two games. Communication is key on the ice and Chris Kreider reiterated this notion.
After going through a bit of a slump and a demotion to the fourth line, J.T. Miller is starting to turn it around for the Rangers, as he has scored 3 goals in his last two games. Justin Tasch writes that these two performances should instill some confidence in coach Alain Vigneault.
The Post Not Being Pessimistic?
In one of the more optimistic articles in the New York Post in years, Brett Cyrgalis wrote about how the Rangers only playing six games over the next 20 days can help them weather the injury storm until Pavel Buchnevich, Mika Zibanejad and Rick Nash come back to the lineup, which can rejuvenate the Rangers’ scary offensive depth.