Starting Friday night, the Rangers played two games in Pittsburgh, began their first road trip of the season, and then headed to Buffalo to participate in two more games.
“Obviously, when there are a lot of people in the building, it changes the dynamics of the entire game, and I think it will be different,” head coach David Quinn said on Wednesday. “But I hope we will perform well in the second half of the year. We are a very good road team. If we can continue this trend, then we will start last year.”
Before the coronavirus pandemic suspended the 2019-20 regular season in March last year, the Rangers set a 10-1-1 record in their last twelve away games. In the concise schedule of 56 games this season, the Rangers will play 28 times in the game.
Although the NHL adjusted the division of divisions to reduce travel, many agreements have been made to limit the interaction between players and the public and each other. The capital was fined $1
Soon thereafter, Alex Ovechkin, Evgeny Kuznetsov, Dmitry Orlov and Ilya Samsonov entered the league’s list of players who could not play or practice according to their coronavirus guidelines. Everyone will miss at least Washington’s next four games.
Quinn said the Rangers’ coaching staff has resolved the capital’s fines and reiterated the importance of following the agreement on the road this season.
“Obviously, we have solved everything that happened in Washington, and we have talked about it as a team [Thursday],” he said. “Of course, when we arrive in Pittsburgh, we will remind them of the specific details, and will also read all agreements carefully when we arrive in Pittsburgh. “
Artemi Panarin (Artemi Panarin) took to Instagram last Thursday to express his support for Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny (Alexei Navalny), previously planned to be in his home country this weekend Held a protest.
The star winger posted a photo of Navani, his wife and their two children, with the caption translated: “Navani’s Freedom”.
Navani is a well-known critic of Russian President Vladamir Putin. He was poisoned by a nerve agent in August and spent his recovery in a German hospital. When Navani returned to Russia on Sunday, he was immediately arrested and sent to a Moscow detention facility, where he was preparing to stand trial for allegedly violating the probation clause in the 2014 embezzlement case.
The Black Hawk Defence Officer and fellow Russian Nikita Zadorov reposted information about Panarin’s kiss Navalny on Thursday.
Igor Shesterkin The Rangers will play against the Penguins on Friday.
Brendan Lemieux, Brett Howden and Julien Gauthier finished fourth in practice on Thursday. But Kevin Rooney later replaced Gauthier, placing Lemieux and Howden in the center, and Colin Blackwell took over.
“This is a decision we haven’t made yet,” Quinn said of the fourth line. “Julian obviously showed a lot of great characteristics. He is big, strong and can skate. I just think he is still learning NHL games systematically and understanding certain situations. He has invested a lot of time and energy for this.”
The Rangers assigned Morgan Barron and Matthew Robertson from the taxi team to the Hartford Racing AHL subsidiary. The wolf pack’s training camp is already underway.