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…