So far this season at 5 on 5, the Rangers are 21st in shot attempts, 26th in shots on goal and 27th in goals. (Natural Stat Trick)
After only scoring one goal on 45 shots against Calgary on Sunday, David Quinn spoke about a mindset that the Rangers need to have and that they are not yet a "quick-release, take-advantage-of-broken-plays type team." (Rangers Game Notes)
He added, "I think we've got to be more tenacious with a shooting mentality. Too many times, we get a loose puck, and it's hold it, stickhandle, then make a pass as opposed to just getting it to the net and maybe getting them turned around a little bit. I think we're doing a better job in that area but not enough." (Rangers Game Notes)
Quinn said on Monday that each time the Rangers have a scoring chance there is "something we don't do that would allow the scoring chance to be a better scoring chance." (NYR)
Marc Staal said after Sunday's loss that while the Rangers put a lot of pucks on net they didn't get "too many guys getting to rebounds and second opportunities where you're around the net. That's how you score." (Rangers Game Notes)
Mats Zuccarello spoke with the NY Post about being a pass-first player.
Scoring and shooting more has been a big topic throughout the early part of the season.
Adam Rotter: This is not something that will change overnight for the Rangers and while doing these things could help them this year, the big focus is on making sure the message gets through to Brett Howden, Filip Chytil, Pavel Buchnevich and the other youngish Rangers that will likely be around for the rebuild. It comes down to positioning, going to the net, making the right plays and shooting the puck. It all ties in with how the Rangers want to play in that relentless, fast, physical style. It's going to be a process but hopefully they are able to improve on the chances they are getting and finally start burying them.