"It's a playoff-style game and we have to win it, " Callahan added after practice and before the Rangers boarded a flight to Buffalo.
Can't argue with that mindset, although losing or managing a point against Ryan Miller and the Sabres doesn't knock the Rangers out of the playoff hunt.
I completely understand the intensity level needed, which Brian Boyle was stressing to me, but again, there are still 10 points available after tomorrow night.
It's unclear who the scratches will be (my guess, Mats Zuccarello and Matt Gilroy) but Derek Stepan will remain on the top line with Vinny Prospal and Marian Gaborik.
Certainly an upbeat atmosphere in the locker room in Westchester. "It's different from lastr year," Boyle said. "We needed help from other teams. All we need to do now is keep getting points. Have we played a bigger game this year? Not so far. "
Just FYI, writers are voting for team MVP (no-brainer for me) and players were filling ballots (anonymously) for their top three choices for Players' Player....
Rangers have signed Tommy Grant, 24, a free agent forward, who had two assists in his professional debut with the Connecticut Whale of the American Hockey League (AHL) on Sunday at Providence. He was on an amateur tryout.
Grant (6-2, 195) was 16-16-32 in 37 games with the University of Alaska Anchorage Seawolves of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) this season.