Henrik Lundqvist officially back and Jeff Gorton inking Chris Nell are just two topics in this edition of New York Rangers Blueshirt Bytes.
It’s been rough in Rangerstown as of late. There’s no denying that.
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Fortunately, good news is on its way for the New York Rangers. Henrik Lundqvist is now officially back, as stated by Mike Murphy of Blueshirt Banter. Magnus Hellberg was officially assigned to the Hartford Wolf Pack. Hank will play two of the three west coast contests, starting with Los Angeles on Saturday night.
Henrik Lundqvist could play tonight if NYR absolutely needed him to, Vigneault said. He won't. He will play 2 of the 3 games in California.
— Dan Rosen (@drosennhl) March 22, 2017
ESNY’s Derek Radich discusses the potential Steven McDonald Extra Effort Award winners during this special season that saw the hero leave us. In fact, he asks Rangerstown who should be that very special recipient.
— Real Talk Rangers (@RealTalkRangers) March 22, 2017
“Bad bounces, it doesn’t matter. You’ve got to continue to work, try to take away those lanes,” said Ryan McDonagh, who — along with Marc Staal and Jesper Fast — was on ice for each of the Islanders’ power-play goals. “Obviously, in front of the net, it seems to be where the puck’s going to end up. We talked about trying to collapse more with all four guys and making sure we don’t let them get second and third opportunities.’’
Josh Hartnett of CBS New York explains how Rick Nash is poised to help the Rangers during the Stanley Cup Playoffs when it matters most. And, of course, it’ll help if he continues to pull off ridiculously studly goals like the one he threw up against the Isles:
The Rangers will be off today before taking on the Kings on the west coast Saturday night.