Brady Skjei said on Monday that spirits in the Rangers locker room are "still high" and that while it's been a frustrating start, "there is a lot of fight in this room" and the Rangers are trying to improve every day. (NYR)
Skjei added that the Rangers are a "tight knit" group and that no one is giving up or quitting. (NYR)
Alain Vigneault said on Monday that no one is happy with where the Rangers are right now but that these struggles will help to form the team's identity.
Vigneault said and then repeated that the "solution" to the problems that the Rangers are facing lie inside the dressing room and that those players are "working extremely hard to put it together."
He said that the Rangers are being challenged and that the players have to control the things they can control, like how hard they are working, their preparation and self evaluation.
Vigneault added, "when you win you are happy and when you don't win it's a little more challenging."
Adam Rotter: One win won't fix everything. When the Rangers win their next game, hopefully tonight, it will be a good feeling but it will only be the first step as they look to string wins together, get above .500 and say goodbye to the bottom of the Metro. What needs to happen first though is the Rangers need to get on the same page, play a smart game with the puck, crash the net and convert on opportunities. This team is capable of going on a winning streak at any point, but for them to do that they need to stay as positive as they can and be smart when trying to advance the puck.