Benn Ferriero earns his first point as a Ranger
Benn Ferriero, who was acquired from Pittsburgh last week, recorded his first point as a Ranger in the first period, assisting on Michael Del Zotto's goal that gave the Blueshirts a 1-0 lead.
Ferriero, playing while Chris Kreider is sidelined with a bone chip in his right ankle, was on a line with Brian Boyle and Taylor Pyatt for just five shifts over 2:56. The Boston native, who played 92 games with the Sharks, is listed at 5-11 but is far shorter, and coach John Tortorella said before the game that he liked "his bite."
Tortorella said before the game he hadn't checked Kreider's status with the trainers.
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No interest in Langkow
In their search for forward depth, the Rangers have not inquired about free-agent center Daymond Langkow, 36, who played in Phoenix last season, his agent, Nathan Zaseybida, told Newsday Tuesday night . . . Madison Square Garden employee unions were informed Tuesday night that plans for Phase III of the arena's transformation this summer have been altered. Instead of one sky-bridge across the ice, there are designs for two bridges running lengthwise above the stands, with one at least partially designated for the media.
Defenseman Matt Gilroy was a healthy scratch for the sixth straight game, and Steve Eminger sat after making three consecutive starts . . . Mets righthander Matt Harvey was in the stands. He was at MSG for the previous two wins . . . Neither Kris Newbury or Tye McGinn, who dropped the gloves in the second period Thursday, were dressed . . . The fourth goal against the Leafs on Saturday officially was taken from Brian Boyle and given to Del Zotto.