While We Were Sleeping

It probably escaped your notice, but the hockey season started last week. For Rangers’ fans, the NHL seems just a rumor right now. Because of the MSG renovations, the Rangers don’t have a home game until October 28th and they have opened on the west coast, with three weekday games starting at 10:05pm or later.

So, I imagine more Rangers’ fans saw little to none of Thursday’s opener or Monday’s win and hopefully you missed last night’s debacle. The Rangers didn’t just lose last night, they got destroyed 9-2. That score doesn’t really capture how utterly dominated they were. You can see the gory details here, but two stats jump out. They were out-shot 47-20 and a 19-year old rookie scored four goals in 11 minutes of ice time.

More concerning, Rick Nash got hit in the head with an elbow and missed the rest of the game with a headache. Nash will now go through the concussion protocols and the Rangers will have to hope he isn’t out for an extended period of time.

As for what happened last night, maybe it was fatigue from the night before, but the Rangers have to figure out something for Thursday’s game in Anaheim. Then again, considering its another 10pm start, maybe no one will notice.

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  • blmeanie  On October 10, 2013 at 6:24 am

    It is for the best that the early nba and NHL parts of the season go unnoticed. Too many meaningless games and timing against MLB playoffs and the nfl is a no win scenario.

    It’s weird though, I can’t seem to find the Thrashers in anyone’s power rankings or season preview articles…

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