Last season's inconsistent play has carried over into this season
The Rangers answered their season-opening letdown against the Islanders with an impressive win over the Islanders two nights later. After their disappointing loss to the Devils, the Rangers are going to have to get back on track against the Penguins this weekend, and it won’t be easy.
Slow start, defensive lapses lead to frustrating loss
The Rangers controlled play, but the few minutes they took off and the few lapses they had all seemed to lead to Devils goals.
Rangers rebound in second game of season with 5-0 win over Islanders
After getting embarrassed and shut out on opening night, the Rangers bounced back with a 5-0 win over the Islanders.
No one on the Rangers showed up for opening night in a 4-0 loss
The Rangers couldn’t have opened the season in a worse way unless the team announced a multi-year contract for Tanner Glass sometime between taking one of their eight of penalties and allowing one of Anders Lee’s two goals.
The Rangers were dominated by their rival in every facet of the season opener
The Rangers were embarrassed and shut out in a 4-0 season-opening loss to the Islanders at the Garden.
It's going to be challenging for the Blueshirts to emerge from their deep division
I want the Rangers to be a playoff team. I think they can be a playoff team. It’s just going to take a lot for them to be a playoff team.
This season's team has the same lineup as last season
Because of the lack of Rangers games over the last 10 months, there hasn’t been any animosity build toward new players to make the team.
The Rangers will have to win three straight to save their season
After waiting for Rangers hockey for more than four months, it might leave as quickly as it returned. For the second straight game, the Rangers were thoroughly outplayed by the Hurricanes and now the Rangers will play for their season on Tuesday night.
In typical Rangers' postseason fashion, the team relied on Henrik Lundqvist to carry them
The Rangers lost Game 1 to the Hurricanes after being thoroughly outplayed. Henrik Lundqvist did all he could, but I’m sure to many it wasn’t enough.
The league's nonsensical point system will likely keep the Rangers out of the playoffs
Neil Paine of Five Thirty Eight joined me to talk about improving the NHL’s current point system.