It’s time to play the New York Rangers guessing game. Which team will show up tonight? If it’s the squad that allowed 85 shot attempts last night in Columbus while taking only 39, it won’t be pretty. They are playing a Canadiens team that attempted a season high 90 shots attempts against them just two weeks ago.
It’s perplexing. We should be encouraged by a team that has gone 6-2-1 in its last nine games. It’s a team that has not lost on the road in regulation in four games. It’s a team that has allowed only three power play goals the last 28 times shorthanded.