Since it sounds like some of you were looking for post game, I’ll throw up some audio from Rangers coach Tom Renney’s press conference after the 3-0 loss to the Devils at the Prudential Center.
He did say the effort was an improvement, and he was asked about why the Rangers could only get off seven shots on goal in the first period despite four power plays. It was a stat that caused Renney and Scott Gomez to shake their heads.
“Maybe they’re trying to pick corners, maybe they’re trying to be too precise, maybe they’re trying to pass the puck into the net,” Rangers coach Tom Renney said. “That is not a guess, that’s reality.”
Here’s Renney audio on keeping the slump from worsening.
In other news, Renney would not say anything about an espn.com report that cited an unnamed source saying Sean Avery would be heading to Hartford tomorrow. He said he had been focused on the game and wouldn’t comment.
As for Brendan Shanahan, he had an assist on the first Devils goal, and said he tried to keep his emotions about the situation with the Rangers from complicating the game for him. Afterwards, Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist smiled when asked about Shanahan.
“I miss the guy,” Lundqvist said of Shanahan. “He was a great guy and a great player. Too bad he’s on the other side of the river. But that’s the case. He looked great out there.”