The Rangers have played 18 of their first 26 games this season at Madison Square Garden, going 11-5-2 in that stretch.
The Rangers will play their ninth road game of the season tonight in Pittsburgh, looking to improve upon their 3-5 record.
Kevin Shattenkirk said that the Rangers need to find their game on the road and find out who they are when playing in "hostile environments." (NY Post)
At 5 on 5 on the road, the Rangers have 46% of the shot attempts, 47% of the goals scorer and 44% of the scoring chances. (Natural Stat Trick)
Through the rest of the season, the Rangers have:
- December: 6 home, 6 road
- January: 4 home, 8 road
- February: 6 home, 8 road
- March: 5 home, 10 road
- April: 0 home, 3 road
Last season the Rangers were 27-12-2.
Adam Rotter: The quickest way for the Rangers to lose track of their season will be if they can't find their way and start winning on the road. 8 games is a pretty small sample size but the Rangers have had all sorts of different experiences on the road so far this season. Alain Vigneault always says that there is only one way to play, home or road, and the Rangers will need to play that same kind of smart, fast game