In a piece on raised expectations for the Rangers, Dave Lozo at NHL.com has this quote from Brandon Dubinsky on the Rangers ability to bounce back from bad outings…
“Throughout the course of an 82-game schedule, you’re going to have some bad games,” Dubinsky said. “What makes teams great is bouncing back from bad games and putting together a stretch of good games. Unfortunately this has seen two bumps in three games. It’s a big test for us tonight. It’s a good Nashville team. We have to make sure we get back to the way we play and put together a good stretch of those games.
“You’re not going to win every night. It’s about how quick you can get the momentum of the season back and get in the win column, because everybody will tell you it’s all about confidence when you’re winning and it’s (lack of) confidence when you’re losing. The great teams find a way to avoid those.”
…every time I’ve expected this team to go into a funk they’ve been able to rise above the adversity. With Nashville, Pittsburgh and Boston coming up, the Rangers will be facing their most difficult test yet.
…from the player quotes I’ve read today it seems like the Rangers are aware of what’s in front of them and are ready to face it head-on.