Have the Rangers Turned Their Season Around?
The New York Rangers had a couple major factors working against them early this season. They started with a brutal nine-game road trip and simultaneously had to adjust to a new system and coaching staff led by Alain Vigneault.
The latter shouldnt be dismissed as the move from former bench boss John Tortorella to Vigneault involved changing a little bit of everything, according to goaltender Henrik Lundqvist.
Its important to stay patient, and throughout this process, [the new staff] has been patient, and still confident we can do this and find our game, Lundqvist told Newsday.
It seems to have paid off as the Rangers have shaken off their bad start and climbed to a 9-8-0 record. That puts them just four points out of first place in the Metropolitan Division going into tonights contest against the New Jersey Devils.
Source: Ryan Dadoun, NBC Sports