The biggest concern for this team has been and will continue to be goals. And of course that is justified. If the Rangers continue to put up goose eggs then a win is virtually impossible and everything else is irrelevant.
That's a strange introduction to an article which will "make the case" for a guy who hasn't registered a single point in 28 games this season. But I bring the scoring up because it's just been so problematic and persistent that everything else has taken a back seat; for instance, the penalty kill.
The penalty kill has been a huge part of the Rangers' identity even as far back as the Renney days. The Rangers' PK has been among the top 10 in the league six out of the last seven years, with the Rangers finishing 12th in that other year. Last year it was the 5th best in the NHL. Among everything else going wrong, this season hasn't been so kind to the Rangers' PK, which is tied for 17th in the league with an 81% success rate.
Prior to last night...