The New York Rangers not only lost 5-2 at Nashville on Saturday, but they also lost Marc Staal and Jimmy Vesey with upper-body injuries.
Losers of two straight, the Rangers (25-22-5, 55 points) are just 8-13-2 on the road and 3-7-0 over their past 10 games, and goaltender Henrik Lundqvist is quick to acknowledge things are far from well right now.
"Overall, it stinks, there's no question about it," Lundqvist said after Saturday's loss in Nashville. "We've been losing too much. Guys are out, but there's only one way to turn around. You got to just start with yourself, work really hard and not look for excuses. There's no question it's a tough time for us here, but there's no point of looking around the room or trying to find excuses."
New York was scheduled to practice Sunday before flying to Dallas, but that practice was canceled, meaning updates on the statuses of Staal and Vesey will have to wait until morning skate on Monday in advance of the Rangers' game with Dallas at American Airlines Center.
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