Well, at least they won’t be giving away Penguins hats tonight (although they probably would if somebody offered them enough money).
To review: The Rangers have one regulation victory and two skills competition victories in their last nine games, and in that one regulation victory they scored seven goals and allowed four. They went 2-3 in that stretch of five games in eight nights (tonight makes six in 10). They allowed 13 goals in their last two.
To say tonight is an important test of character, let alone ability, is an understatement.
Larry Brooks wrote today that it’s time for Tortorella to show us something, too, and I agree.
Will it get ugly? With Matt Cooke suspended, that’s doubtful … unless the score gets lopsided again.
I’m getting in the car to drive through the rain from Syracuse. Wooohoooo!