The Rangers really like the changes made to Madison Square Garden over the summer.
They've won seven straight on home ice after beating the Penguins 4-3 on Tuesday night, and their 7-1-1 start is the best they've done through nine games since way back in 1992-93.
So the fancy new digs appeal to them, although they haven't really changed their game much to suit the luxurious surroundings.
Beating the Penguins takes a little blue-collar grit and that's what the Rangers flashed over the final period after the visitors erased two-thirds of a three-goal lead. They never fully grabbed the momentum, though, because, just as they did in the first period when call after call went against them, they never lost their heads.
Against a team as talented as the Penguins, you can't afford to have any mental lapses or the game will get away from you in a flash. Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and company have the talent edge in every game they play, so you need to beat them with a...