Just 70 minutes into his Rangers career—and a mere 10 minutes into his Ranger debut at the Garden—Christian Backman has already received his first boos.
Thanks to the industrious Ira Podell of the Associated Press for pointing out that Backman’s first five penalties as a Ranger have all been different infractions (interference, holding, roughing, high-sticking, and tripping). That leaves delay-of-game, fighting, and diving to cross of his list in the second period.
In a related story, Marek Malik has two assists and now goes by “Fan Favorite Marek Malik.”
Or something like that…