Rangers vs. Blues
7:00pm, Madison Square Garden
Rangers Record: 31-30-9
Blues Record: 32-28-9
Tonight we will get to see a battle between two teams that
are trying to claw their way into the playoffs. Every game is huge and even
though this is not an Eastern Conference matchup the Rangers cannot leave these
two points on the table.
Consistency is the
name of the game, and I don’t have to tell you what the Rangers are lacking in.
Will we see the team that played the Flyers or the Canadians? Nobody really
knows; but after Drury’s comments on the immaturity we can only hope this team
With Boston coming
up in a weekend matchup the Blueshirts can ill afford to lose this game, as
they would need a small miracle to catch the Bruins for that last spot in the
East. Boston would only have to play a bit better than 500 hockey to force the
Rangers into a long summer vacation.
This also would have
been a game to get Henrik a rest, as Auld has been solid, but the need their
number one guy between the pipes. Henrik has only allowed five goals in his
last three starts, yet the Rangers have only managed to win once.
Tonight is the night
that this team needs to turn this level of compete around and maintain it from
here on out. Someone needs to take this team over inside that locker room, and
make sure everyone is in. All season these levels of compete have been
different from game to game and player to player.
The Rangers cannot
hit the snooze button one more time; it is time to get up!