New York Rangers home opener no cake walk with Dallas Stars in town
The New York Rangers began the Gerard Gallant era with a dud against the Washington Capitals that left them discussing various aspects that went wrong.
The Rangers hope to avoid facing questions about a poor performance when they return to New York for their home opener against the Stars on Thursday night. Dallas will be making its season debut.
Igor Shesterkin has already been announced as the Blueshirts starting goaltender.
Rangers look to rebound in home opener
Gallant’s version of the Rangers began the season with a 5-1 nationally televised loss in Washington on Wednesday. New York’s new emphasis on physical play was among the things to doom the team to a lopsided loss, especially when the Rangers were whistled for nine penalties and allowed three power-play goals.
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