The New York Rangers hit their first bump in the road since November started, but don’t seem to be out of it yet.
Winning streaks are nice, but eventually, they come to an end. The Rangers streak didn’t end the way they wanted to, but there is still some good to take away from this week.
|Wednesday, 11/15/17||@ Chicago||L 6-3|
|Friday, 11/17/17||@ Columbus||L 2-0|
|Sunday, 11/19/17||vs. Ottawa||W 3-0|
Let’s take a look at some of last week’s highlights.
Mika Zibanejad keeps on scoring.
— New York Rangers (@NYRangers) November 16, 2017
Rick Nash looks to have turned a corner and is scoring consistently again.
And Henrik Lundqvist continues to be solid in goal.
Lundqvist was so brilliant against Columbus he deserves another highlight.
More from the King.
The Return of Brendan Smith
Brendan Smith was a healthy scratch for five of the six games during the Rangers six-game winning streak. After the Rangers 6-3 loss to Chicago, head coach Alain Vigneault decided it was time to insert the 28-year-old defenseman into the lineup against Columbus. In that game, Smith clearly was rusty but shook it off and managed to get some quality scoring chances. He was robbed twice by Blue Jacket’s netminder Sergei Bobrovsky in a 2-0 Rangers loss.
Nash has been on an absolute tear of late. While continuing to play his solid overall game in all three zones, Nash is starting to put up points. He’s scored five points in his last six games, including two points in the Rangers 6-3 loss to Chicago.
After putting up a point per game to start the season, J.T. Miller slowed down lately. Miller hasn’t recorded a point since November 6th and is a minus-four over the teams last six games.
|Wednesday, 11/22||@ Carolina|
|Friday, 11/24||vs. Detroit|
|Sunday, 11/26||vs. Vancouver|