With the injury to Marc Staal, Ryan McDonagh has stepped up his game and taken on huge minutes to fill the void.
But you have to wonder if the increased ice time is taking its toll on the young defenseman as he is pointless with a -6 in the Rangers last six games. Including some bad giveaways as evidenced on the Blues first goal last night.
And then there was this…
…Backes is a big guy, but you never see McDonagh knocked off the puck like that.