CapGeek released the contract structure of Dan Girardi’s new deal:
It’s fairly similar to the contract I suggested the morning before Girardi’s contract was signed. I would have liked to seen even less money allocated to the last two years of the deal, but the Rangers did make an effort to keep the salary down in the back end of the deal.
After a 3 game losing streak, the Rangers claimed their second straight win, beating the Red Wings by a 3-0 score.
The Rangers came out of the gates strong, getting 6 of the first 9 unblocked shot attempts of the game. Brian Boyle opened the scoring 5:14 in, taking a suppressed John Moore shot that trickled to him in the slot, turning and firing it through Jimmy Howard’s legs. The period would end 1-0, with the Rangers outshooting the Wings 12-11.
The second period didn’t see any marks on the scoresheet, but it was marked by more zone time for the Rangers, and–to be kind– selective officiating from the stripes. The Rangers outshot the Wings 9-7 in the period and had 12 of 21 unblocked shot attempts in the period.
The Rangers will face their new Eastern Conference rival Detroit Red Wings Sunday afternoon for the third and final time this regular season. On October 26th, Derick Brassard’s overtime goal gave Cam Talbot his first NHL win, a 3-2 victory in Detroit. In their next meeting in mid-January, Henrik Lundqvist shut out the Wings 1-0 at MSG. Mats Zuccarello scored the game’s only goal late in the third period.
The Rangers snapped their 3-game losing streak with a 4-2 come from behind road victory over the Carolina Hurricanes. The win moves the Rangers into a second place tie with the Philadelphia Flyers in the Metropolitan Division with 72 points. Read more
An update of prospect scoring so far:
Anthony Duclair played 1 game and had an assist, but suffered a concussion in that game and hasn’t played since. Adam Tambellini had a goal and 3 assists in 4 games. Ryan Graves had 2 assists in 3 games. Troy Donnay was scoreless in 3 games. Mackenzie Skapski went 0-2-0 on the week with a 3.60 GAA and 0.881 SV%.
The Rangers will look to end their mini-skid tonight against a Hurricanes team that just ended a five-game losing streak of their own in San Jose on Tuesday night. The division rivals (kind of?) have played each other just once this season, a 5-1 win for the Rangers on the strength of a hat-trick from Derek Stepan and two more goals from Carl Hagelin.
After beating the Blackhawks in their first game back from the Olympic Break, the Rangers have dropped three games in a row and have seen their grip on a playoff spot loosen. According to SportsClubStats, the win over Chicago gave the Rangers a season-high 88.41% playoff odds, which have since fallen all the way down to 66.7%. With a win, the Rangers odds go up by 7.4%, and go down 9% with a loss.