By Kristin Tullo (@K_Tullo)
Chris Kreider sealed the deal in Thursday nights game against the Buffalo Sabres, banking a goal off of Ryan Miller to make the game 2-0. A score that would stick and give the New York Rangers their first home win of the season.
Kreider, 22, started the 2013-2014 season in the AHL but was recalled on Oct. 20 to help out a Rangers team searching for a scoring touch after being outscored 29-11 in their first seven games.
Coming off of an NCAA championship with the Boston College Eagles in 2012, the strong, speedy forward immediately made an impact for the Rangers, scoring five goals and adding two helpers through 18 playoff games.
Though Kreider had a great Spring with the Blueshirts, the following season wouldn’t be as kind to him. In a shortened NHL season, Kreider still managed to play in 71 regular season games after being sent back and forth between Hartford (AHL) and New York City all season.
But with John Tortorella away, the kid will p...