First after that ridiculous world-wide journey.
First game of the renovation. First game for Ryan Callahan as Captain. First home games at MSG for Brad Richards and Tim Erixon, and Mike Rupp (assuming he plays) and maybe Jeff Woywitka (if he plays, but I doubt it).
Michael Sauer is expected to return from his shoulder injury.
Introductions will incorporate a stick salute by the NYPD and FDNY hockey teams. During the course of the game there will be a video tribute to Derek Boogaard, Alexander Karpovtsev and Karel Rachunek, former Rangers who passed away tragically this summer.
Remember, the Rangers’ entrance onto the ice is no longer at the red line. It is to the left of the home bench (if you’re facing the ice; right if you’re facing the bench).
As unsightly as it’s been, ya boys have won three of four and they take on a Maple Leaves team on a surprisingly good start (5-2-1), including Phil Kessel, who leads the NHL in scoring (9-6-15).