The New York Rangers have scored three goals or less in all of their games so far this season. To make matters worse, they have only scored seven goals in their six losses.
It is a rough time to be a Rangers forward. The team is missing three of their best forwards at the moment. Rick Nash has still not practiced since he suffered a concussion on October 8. No news is most likely bad news in that situation. Ryan Callahan was beginning to heat up, but then he broke his thumb and is expected to miss a month. Carl Hagelin has missed every game so far but is eligible to come off IR on October 29th.
These three players are so important for a team that already was struggling to score goals. With that being said, there are still players who have talent and can score goals. But so far, there have been very few players that can score other than Brad Richards. With Richards playing the wing now, the Rangers’ centers have accounted for a whopping zero goals. That’s right — zero goals.
Derek Stepan, Derick Brassard, Brian Boyle, and Dominic Moore have all failed to light the lamp so far this season. Without their centers scoring goals, it will be hard to win any game. Other players like Chris Kreider and J.T. Miller must get in on the scoring too.
The Rangers take on the Detroit Red Wings tonight. The Red Wings are coming off of a loss where they gave up six goals, so you know they will be focusing on defense for this game. If the Rangers don’t get something going, it could be another long night on Saturday.