Rangers Blanked By Ducks, Struggles Continue
The New York Rangers have struggled to find their way under new head coach Alain Vigneault and dropped another tough game on Thursday night to the Anaheim Ducks. The Rangers were shutout 6-0.
New York has been outscored 20-6 so far this season with Vezina Trophy winning goaltender Henrik Lundquist giving up 14 goals in just 4 games. Lundquist says that "it's just an awful feeling out there right now." He also says the team is a long way from where it needs to be.
Coach Vigneault said the team "is being tested" and it's up to him to turn things around for the Rangers. He says the team is trying but they're just not "playing very good" and not making the plays they should be making.
Vigneault also said that the team's struggles are not associated with learning a new system, as the mistakes being made are fundamental hockey. He also said the nine-game road trip to start the season has nothing to do with it.
Riding a two-goal game from former Ottawa Senator Jakob Silfverberg, the Ducks pounced on the Rangers early and never let up. The Rangers, playing without Rick Nash, are now 1-3 on the season.
The Blue Shirts now begin their trek east and will play in St. Louis on Saturday. The Rangers' home opener is October 28th against the Montreal Canadians.