Good morning New York Rangers’ fans! Last night was a heck of a game against the Vancouver Canucks and there’s plenty of news about that. Even without Chris Kreider to post a hat trick, the Rangers bested the Canucks for the second time in the regular season since the “coach swap”.
First, I have to start by thanking those of you who played along with yesterday’s piece about Mats Zuccarello. Some of our readers got a little upset with me, but it was all in good fun. If you missed it, you can still read it here. I will say that as far as I know, Zuccarello is not leaving the team for acting. The Hobbit movie is finished and not anticipating additional scenes being added. The delay was strictly chosen to maximize the première impact.
Several things happened last night, both good and not good. Mats Zuccarello tallied his 54th point of the season to become the highest scoring, Norwegian born, player in a single NHL season. Martin St. Louis FINALLY got his first goal as a Ranger and it was short-handed. Ryan McDonagh was the victim of a very nasty his with less than a minute remaining in the game. Catch the full report here.
Here is a bulletin point breakdown from last night. It’s actually a really good break down of things and the style is on point.You can check it out and see what you think but it addresses everything from the game you might want to know.
In other news around the league, the Philadelphia Flyers lost to the St. Louis Blues in a shoot out last night, and the Columbus Blue jackets lost to the Colorado Avalanche in overtime, giving each team one point. The Washington Capitals were shut out by the Dallas Stars giving the Rangers a little mor breathing room in the last few games of the season. Here are the standings based on the input from last night’s games and before tonight’s games.
Today is a travel day for the team as they head to Colorado to face the Avalanche tomorrow. The game there starts at 9pm ET before three home games before the final game in Montreal. Keep an eye out for posts throughout the day!