When you lose three games in a row, and look appropriately dumbfounded in the process, you still try to look for the positive spin on things.
And here is the Rangers new take: Rather than dreading playing the seemingly unbeatable Devils, their feeling is their opponent today always manage to bring out the best in them. And this is true. Sort of.
While the Devils won five of eight meetings last year, all of those losses with the exception of one were close. And if nothing else, it got the Rangers back paying attention to detail. The most prominent example that comes to mind was Sean Avery’s debut last February, when the Rangers lost a heartbreaker to Detroit the night before, and yet still came back to force a shootout to the Devils. The Rangers ended up losing, but it was a game that may have helped them right the ship.
A similar result tonight? Stay tuned.
As for news:
“I feel right now at least we’ve got to get through today and play the iype of game that right now might not require a whole lot from a goal scoring perspective,” Renney said. “Certainly from a goal scoring perspective we’ve got to be able to match these guys.”
My translation: Renney still doesn’t trust Dawes in the defensive zone.
Anyway, something to look forward to…