If New York Rangers coach David Quinn has one message for his team heading into Sunday's game at Arizona, it's this: Stay out of the penalty box.
The Rangers gave up 10 power-play opportunities to the Colorado Avalanche on Friday night in a 6-1 defeat despite a season-high 41 saves from rookie goaltender Alexandar Georgiev, who was giving Henrik Lundqvist a night off.
"You have zero chance to win a hockey game in that way," Quinn said. "It wasn't our night from the get-go. We created a lot of our own problems with the penalties."
Colorado, which had lost six games in a row, had 15:23 of man-advantage time and scored three power-play goals.
"When we kill, we like to be aggressive, and it's taxing when you're going to the box that much," Rangers forward Chris Kreider told NHL.com. "It makes it difficult on the whole group to really come back five-on-five and sustain pressure. I thought guys worked hard five-on-five and we did have some good looks, but ultimately we took too many penalties, myself included." >> Read more
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