Murray's thoughts on Rangers
The New York Rangers are off to a great start under coach John Tortorella, with a 5-1 record (including 3-0 at home) and 24 goals scored, which is second in the league to Calgary (the Flames have played one more game). With Henrik Lundqvist in net, the Rangers are also solid, and have allowed only 12 goals in six games. Here’s what Terry Murray said about facing the Rangers tonight…
MURRAY: “The Rangers are playing very well. They’re really aggressive to the puck, playing John Tortorella-style hockey from Tampa Bay, really pressure up with an aggressive attitude in all situations. Obviously, players are really buying into the program. Their starts have been tremendous, and also their finishes. So we’ve got to come right in and play.
“The emotional part of the game is going to be huge. We’re going to have to really dig in on the physical part of it. It’s going to be a lot of hard and heavy play, and goaltending is going to be a real tough one for us, with Lundqvist. He has played great for them throughout his time here, and we’re going to have to make sure that we’re doing the right stuff.”