The Rangers are back in action tonight taking on the St. Louis Blues. The Rangers are 1-3 coming into tonight’s game, and the Blues are 3-0. The Rangers have let in 20 goals and scored 6 since their season opener, and the Blues have let in 2 goals and scored 14 since their season opener.
The Blues are coming into this game hot, recently winning against 2013 Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 by scoring a goal with less than a minute to go into the game. The Rangers are not so hot, having let in 15 goals in their last two games, 6 of them in their shutout loss against the Anaheim Ducks on Thursday. There’s a lot of eyes on the Rangers tonight, as it seems a lack of effort and drive have been the only headlines for the team this past week, the team is looking to bounce back and get into the “W” column for the second time this season.
Rick Nash is out again for tonight’s game, he was flown back to New York City after he suffered an elbow to the head against the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday. The team is looking for some real leadership out of their captain Ryan Callahan, after a great game on Monday night against the Los Angeles Kings, he seemed to be less noticeable on Tuesday and Thursday, but then again so did the rest of the team. Henrik Lundqvist seems to want to step up after his performances this week. but that matters not because Martin Biron will get the start in net tonight, allowing Lundqvist to rest.
After tonight’s game, the Rangers will head back east and prepare for the Washington Capitals on Wednesday, and will have four more games until their home opener against the Montreal Canadiens.