After a day off Sunday the Rangers were back on the ice, skating hard at the full-team morning skate at the Tampa Bay Times Forum Monday, preparing for this evening's contest with the Lightning. BlueshirtsUnited.com caught up with defensemen John Moore and Ryan McDonagh, and center Derick Brassard, to discuss the team's success on the road this season---an 8-6-0 record and six-game winning streak.
“ We're happy with how we've played on the road, but you have to be careful looking at trends this early, it can be deceiving. ”
- John Moore
“ It's funny, we have played better on the road than at home this season, but our season turned around when we came back home after that long (season-opening) trip. We just started playing our game and then took it with us on the road. ”
- Derick Brassard
“ We need to do what we did so well in Nashville, keep the puck in their end, have the puck much more than them, because we wore (the Predators) out the other night just trying to get out of their own end. Our transition game was really effective, and needs to be again. ”
- Ryan McDonagh