Will 8-Goal Explosion Spark New York Rangers’ Offense Going Forward?
The New York Rangers, the team that has been struggling to score goals ever since the acquisition of Martin St. Louis, finally exploded for eight goals in a 8-4 win over the Ottawa Senators. Amazingly, none of the Rangers’ eight goals were by St. Louis as he is still looking for his first goal as a Ranger since joining the club on trade deadline day.
Having multiple players contribute for the Rangers on the score sheet was definitely overdue. For a team struggling to score goals, playing a Senators team currently giving up goals by the buckets could hopefully get the wheels moving on offense, the key word there being “hopefully.”
At the end of the day, the Rangers scored a lot of goals, but more importantly, they picked up a huge two points on the road. And with the Columbus Blue Jackets losing in regulation last night, the Rangers are now currently in third place in the Metropolitan Division, two points ahead of the Blue Jackets and one point behind the Philadelphia Flyers, who stayed ahead of the Rangers by beating the Chicago Blackhawks in overtime last night.
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