Found October 13, 2013 on isportsweb.com:
No one said it would be easy. The New York Rangers opened the season in the teeth of the Western Conference, miles away from home and, apparently, miles away from ready. They completed the swing with four games in six nights – three against legitimate Cup contenders – with the final one coming last night in St. Louis against a polished Blues team. Brad Richards was one of the long bright spots for the Rangers out west. Well, no one was wrong. The western road trip was many things for the Rangers, but it was certainly not easy. They come back east with just one win and two points to their name, with four more games separating them from the Madison Square Garden ice. Perhaps the Eastern Time zone will do them some good, but Alain Vigneault and the Rangers need to adjust far more than their watches and mental clocks. A good place to start? How about the defensive zone. In 5 games, the Rangers allowed a whopping 25 goals, consistently neglecting their goalies like a band of timid sentry...
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