On the night before the game against Vegas, the Rangers had Glen Sather, Jim Schoenfeld, Doug Risebrough and Gilles Leger in Ottawa watching the Canadaiens & Senators.
Since last Tuesday, the Rangers are 4-0-0 and picked up two of those wins in overtime and the other two wins in games where they erased at least a two-goal deficit.
During this four-game winning streak the Rangers have gotten:
- 1 goal and 6 assists from Mika Zibanejad
- 3 goals and 3 assists from Kevin Shattenkirk
- 1 goal and 4 assists from JT Miller
- 4 assists from Ryan McDonagh
- 4 goals from Michael Grabner
- 3 goals from Chris Kreider
Adam Rotter: In a matter of a week the Rangers have gone from firing their coach, trading everyone and going in for a full-on rebuild to a team that is finding ways to win, playing with a much better defensive structure and getting big plays/goals at big times from key players. The next few games will be interesting for the Rangers as they match up with teams, Boston, Edmonton and Chicago, like themselves that are supposed to be better than their current position in the standing. The Rangers still need to improve in some areas but for the most part they just need to continue to do what they have been doing in the last week. They need to play with structure, they need big saves from Henrik Lundqvist and they need their top guys to produce at key times. This winning streak doesn't guarantee them anything but it does have to give them confidence, especially considering how low they seemed after Montreal, that they can defend, compete and actually win games. Now back at .500 the Rangers have a chance to restart their season and move forward in a big way.