Hi All, it’s Joe Erwin guest-blogging for Carp.
Who would have thought a month ago this would be a huge game for the Rangers. It seems like they’ve hit “bottom” a few times recently — the 10-2 loss in Dallas, the 5-2 loss to the Flyers on Sunday, but a loss to the awful Islanders at home might make a new low.
Tom Reney is staying optimistic.
“We are in this together, the coaching staff and the players, and I know that group in our locker room cares an awful lot about what it means to be a New York Ranger,” Renney said at the morning skate today. “I believe that if we trust the system and do the right things, we have the people and the leadership in order to succeed.”
Find out more of what Renney and the Rangers are saying.
The Islanders enter tonight’s game coming off a win over the Penguins. Here is the view from the Island.
Hey, it’s Carp again.
I was listening to the first period on the radio and Dave Maloney noted that his brother, Don, the Phoenix GM and two of the Coyotes’ scouts are in the house. You know that Sather only likes to deal with his buddies and people he knows. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm.