Being a goaltender is one of the most mentally taxing positions in all sports. When things are going well, you are hardly given the proper credit, but you are the focal point of criticism when times are tough.
Rangers vs Devils: There are some that have concerns a letdown is coming. Despite David Quinn’s repeated mantra that no one should take the Devils or Sabres lightly at this time of the year, it is in the back of plenty of minds.
Morgan Barron continued his point per game pace yesterday, notching an assist in Hartford’s 4-2 win over Bridgeport. This is Hartford’s sixth win in a row over Bridgeport, since they only play each other for a while.
On Thursday night, Vitali Kravtsov almost registered his first goal of the season. That was, of course, until Devils’ head coach, Lindy Ruff, challenged the entry into the zone for off sides and successfully had the goal overturned.
The news out of Russia hit Artemi Panarin like a ton of bricks. A former KHL coach, Andrei Nazarov with a political axe to grind and a history of outlandish rhetoric claimed a young Panarin assaulted a girl in 2011.
Nyet! Igor Shesterkin after recoding his first ever NHL shutout in New Jersey on Tuesday picked up his second at Madison Square Garden. The New York Rangers shutout the New Jersey Devils again, this time by a 4-0 score.
The Rangers came out firing in this one, taking it to the Devils from start to finish in another big win. The Rangers dominated from puck drop, getting three quick goals while the Devils struggled to control the middle of the ice.
The New York Rangers will continue to ride their number goaltender tonight in the rematch at the Prudential Center. Igor Shesterkin is coming off a 3-0 shutout of the Devils as the Blueshirts look to narrow the gap for fourth place with the Boston Bruins.
The New York Rangers held to their guns at the NHL Trade Deadline and made no moves. When asked, Jeff Gorton spoke very plainly. “We made a number of calls, took a number of calls, went through a number of scenarios, and it’s clear we have a plan in place,” he said.
Rangers vs Devils: It wasn’t easy even though the Blueshirts walked out of the Prudential Center with a 3-0 win. The Rangers traded too many chances with the Devils in the first period and were lucky to be up 1-0 on Mika Zibanejad’s 15th of the season.
One name few people figured they’d hear pop up on trade deadline Monday was Tony DeAngelo of the New York Rangers. A player most insiders had forgotten about because his playing days with the team are pretty much over and done with, his name did make it into the conversation and in an interesting way.
The New York Rangers find themselves five points out of a playoff spot and the fourth place Boston Bruins have two games at hand. While they could add to make a final push, it’s unlikely they find themselves in the playoff picture and the team could be sellers before the NHL trade deadline, should they suffer a couple of losses.