The Rangers begin another long home stand this week.
16 games, 3 road games. 2 games at Yankee Stadium where the Rangers are the road team. 11 games at home where the Rangers are 8-10-2. The Rangers went 3-4-2 on the last long home stand. 3-5-2 on their last 10 games at home including an early December loss to Winnipeg. The team plays better on the road than at home. 32 points on the table.
I was just writing this in the post-game. If the Rangers can win 10 of 16... say going 10-4-2, they'll be sitting in pretty good shape in the standings, given what has been going on around them. They've won 5 of their last 7. They don't travel for an entire month here, except for a trip to Ottawa, and they play every other day. Hopefully they can string together something decent.
Is Tampa playing Bishop in that game? TB plays in Columbus the night before. Bishop 4-0 with a 0.89 GAA and .970 Save % in his career against the Rangers. 3 goals in 4 games. Lindback played in the game last Sunday.