Good morning New York Rangers fans! It’s game day again and things are looking up for the “BlueShirts”. They are playing host to the San Jose’ Sharks this afternoon at 4pm ET and it’s going to be a wild ride; #Sharknado anyone?
It’s ok if you don’t remember the last time these teams met, 8 October 2013 , and if you don’t remember the score 9-2, that’s probably best for your sanity. However, today should be seen as retribution and the desire to play harder should be unmistakable. The Sharks are a hot team right now and the Rangers need two points very badly to keep themselves in second place. The Sharks are also thinking hard about how much the Rangers will want to fight back.
Henrik Lundqvist set another record this season with win number 301 of his career. He is steadily moving up the leader boards and doing it with such grace and style. There is only one thing missing from his player profile sheet. The elusive Holy Grail of hockey has yet to be hand marked with his name. Perhaps this year marks a turning point in his quest for greatness.
In addition to Lundqvist’s achievement, Carl Hagelin had a career achievement of his own against the Winnipeg Jets; his first career hat trick. Hagelin is a player remembered for the infamous “Hagelin stinks on the power play” remarks from former coach John Tortorella and the fact that he’s a quiet player. Everything he does on the ice is so smooth it often gets over looked. His speed was what got him noticed last year by most fans, this year he seems to have fallen by the way-side in favor of Chris Kreider, who is also quite fast.
There is your update on everything from “Rangerstown” this morning. That should hold you over for the next few hours as we wait on the early game today. Stay tuned for all of our pre and post game coverage throughout the day. Let’s Go Rangers!!