There were plenty of chants for Sean Avery last Thursday at Nassau Coliseum, but none of them were very friendly. Now he’s returning to Madison Square Garden, where he says he feels at home. We’ll hear if the Rangers fans show him they feel the same way.
Since the game will be on NBC, this litmus test for the Rangers will be seen by a much wider audience, not to mention NHL coaches and players who aren’t playing so crazy early.
Boston is 43-14-9 and represent the best of the NHL, points-wise. But they are 4-4-2 in their last 10. To compare, the Rangers are 33-24-8 and 3-4-3.
Nikolai Zherdev practiced yesterday and should play. Markus Naslund, Chris Drury, Zherdev and Scott Gomez have all scored in the last two games, both wins. Next up is a three-game roadtrip. The Rangers are at Carolina tomorrow, then Nashville Thursday and Philly next Saturday.
Feels way early for a hockey game this morning. Fixing the time stamp is beyond my powers right now, I’ll get IT to help me tomorrow.