The New York Rangers will try and find a way to win on the road when they visit the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday at Bell Centre.
The Rangers are road worriers this season with a 3-7-2 record away from home, contrasted with a 10-4-0 record at home at Madison Square Garden.
The Rangers will have veteran defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk on board against the Canadiens after he and Rangers rookie coach David Quinn addressed the issue that led to Shattenkirk's benching in the third period during a 3-0 loss to the Ottawa Senators on Thursday.
"Absolutely," Quinn told Newsday when asked if the benching had been put behind them. "You'll see him (Saturday) night."
The 29-year-old Shattenkirk was a healthy scratch on Oct. 11. The free agent signed a four-year, $26.6 million contract in the summer of 2017.
Quinn and Shattenkirk have a history going back to when Quinn, then an assistant coach at Boston University, recruited Shattenkirk to play for the school. Shattenkirk said they have moved on from Thursday's drama.
"That's something that's handled in house, and something that we talked about today and it's water under the bridge," Shattenkirk told Newsday. "So we move on. We need to move on quickly -- it's just a tough emotional night, and that's what it came down to.
"He knows how to get the best out of me," Shattenkirk said. "I know, sometimes, it can feel, as a player, that he's pushing your buttons. But it's all for the right reasons. And I have the utmost respect for him and listen to him 100 percent of the time."
The Rangers, battling injuries in the forward ranks, called up right winger Vinni Lettieri from Hartford of the American Hockey League.
Alexandar Georgiev, the first Bulgarian-born player in the NHL, will get the start in goal for the Rangers. The 22-year-old is 4-3-0 this season and is coming off a 29-save shutout in his last start against the New York Islanders on Nov. 21. >> Read More
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