ST. PAUL, Minn. – Unlike many coaches, David Quinn does not deny that his rangers play differently on the street. And since he's preaching this simpler and less complicated game, the schedule might be in his favor.
Quinn and his squad started the 4-1 win on Tuesday night in Winnipeg eight out of ten games outside the garden. This brought them to the NHL version of over 500 on the road for the season (12-11-2), and their weak hopes for the season are based on continuous improvement.
"It's not like we're going out on the street." Oh, no, "said Quinn, when his team was free on Wednesday before the road trip against the wilderness continues on Thursday evening." We are a confident group and I don't think the venue matters to us at the moment. We believe we can win hockey games whether we are at home or on the go. "
This special journey ends with an apparently important game in Columbus in the second leg of a consecutive Friday evening.
Since John Tortorella's team managed to keep a place on the wildcard despite numerous injuries, the Rangers would certainly benefit from making up some ground.
After the Garden Matinee on Sunday against the Bruins, the Rangers will play again in Chicago and Carolina. After a stopover in the garden against the sharks – followed by the important trading deadline on February 24 – the blueshirts compete against the islanders, Canadians and aviators to end the month.
Kaapo Kakko didn't have a great game on Tuesday, and after being denied a chance to score on the right post in the middle of the second half, he barely stopped beating his racket against the boards. The 18-year-old didn't seem particularly interested in being comforted by coaches on the bench.
In the third phase, he received a penalty that resulted in the Jets' only goal. Kakko ended the game with 11:21 Ice Age, his lowest since December 28th.
After Tuesday, when Jacob Trouba and Brendan Lemieux returned to play their former team and Brett Howden returned to his family home, Thursday will be a homecoming for two Minnesota boys – defenders Brady Skjei from Lakeville and Ryan Lindgren from Burnsville ,
Lindgren celebrated his 22nd birthday on Tuesday.