The New York Rangers have played their best hockey all season recently, losing only one of their last six games. Friday, March 28, 2014 the Blueshirts lost 4-0 to The Calgary Flames. The team all made comments about how the loss was not okay. Sunday, March 30, 2014 the boys took on Taylor Hall and the Edmonton Oilers. Alain Vigneault gave Henrik Lundqvist a rest and put Cam Talbot in the net. Daniel Carcillo also returned to the line up on Sunday night after being out with the flu and as a healthy scratch for about a week. His presence was definitely missed and it was good to have him back. With Carcillo back, J.T. Miller was a healthy scratch. The Blueshirts dominated the entire game scoring five goals and getting Talbot his third registered shut out of the season.
Tonight, The New York Rangers, who currently have 88 points, take on John Tortorella and his Vancouver Canucks. The Canucks are 3-1-1 in their last five games. In the Western Conference they are currently in fourth place holding the Wild Card spot with 79 points. This will be the first time the Rangers return to Vancouver since preseason and they are doing so with their newest member, Raphael Diaz, who briefly played for the Canucks this season. Glen Sather had eyed the defenseman since last season. With Diaz recently debuting as a Ranger, all that comes to mind is how we lucked out. The Canucks didn’t give him chance to show what he’s got.
The line up tonight will be the same as Sunday night with the exception of “The King, Henrik Lundqvist back between the pipes. After coming off such a strong and positive win, let’s hope we, the fans, see the same domination from the New York Rangers as they showed against the Edmonton Oilers two nights ago. We need our boys to continue to win because we can never have too many points in our conference. The game is a late start, airing at 10pm Eastern time on MSG. And as always, Let’s go Rangers!
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