Ya boys start a four-game trip through Calgary, Edmonton (Sunday), Vancouver and you-know-who (assuming he doesn’t get fired first, on Tuesday) and Colorado (Thursday). They have won four in a row and 21 of their last 28 on the road.
When they return from the trip they will have four games left — three straight at home (against Eastern powerhouses Ottawa, Carolina and Buffalo), then the season finale in Montreal April 12.
They have won five in a row overall since a lot of you buried them and climbed out to The Ledge.
You probably know by know that Chris Kreider had surgery on his left hand today and, according to the team, is out indefinitely. Obviously his status for the playoffs is questionable at best.
Alain Vigneault will go with the same lineup tonight, meaning Henrik Lundqvist in goal, J.T. Miller on the third line and Derek Dorsett on the fourth. Daniel Carcillo and Ryan Haggerty are prucha’d. Justin Falk is not on the trip, home instead with his pregnant wife.
Will be interesting to see if Cam Talbot gets a start on the trip.
The Flames have played better lately, winning five of eight. Rangers beat Calgary in a shootout Dec. 15 at MSG.
Other games that matter tonight (in progress):
Toronto at Philly, Pittsburgh at Columbus.
Don’t forget to vote for the Three Rangers Stars in the poll on the left.
If anybody wants to join me and Kenny Albert in picking the stars for any of the remaining eight games, drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.