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Jeff Glass is starting to get comfortable in goal for the Chicago Blackhawks. Glass, the 32-year old rookie who bounced around the hockey world before finally reaching the NHL last month, made 23 saves to lead Chicago to a 5-2 victory over the New York Rangers on Wednesday night. This is my chance right now, Glass said after securing his second career NHL victory. We played a strong game as a unit John Hayden Jersey, I just did my part. It was a lot of fun out there.Article continues below ... Patrick Sharp broke a tie early in the third period as the Blackhawks concluded a six-game trip. Nick Schmaltz, Vinnie Hinostroza, Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane also scored Contributing offensively is to be expected from every line, Sharp said. Were more than capable of doing it but more than anything, I thought we played real stingy tonight and didnt give up a whole lot so that was one of the keys tonight. Nick Holden and Mika Zibanejad scored for New York in the Rangers second regulation loss at home since Nov. 28. New York struggled to get through the neutral zone most of the evening and only converted one power play chance on six opportunities in their first game back since the Winter Classic at Citi Field. I saw one team playing hockey and the other chasing the whole night, Rangers captain Ryan McDonagh said. It really disappointing. We know we are coming off a big emotional win and a big stage but were almost at the halfway point of the season where we need to start playing with some consistency and we didnt give ourselves a chance there https://www.blackhawksoutlet.com/Steve_Larmer_Jersey-31. They were able to do whatever they wanted.  We didnt finish checks, slow them down, their speed.  They had time and space and we left our goalie out to dry. Glass, a well-traveled hockey veteran has played on six Kontinental Hockey League teams and three American Hockey League teams before being called up on Dec. 27 when Corey Crawford was placed on injured reserve. I think Glasser came in and gave us a little jolt of personality and energy, Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville. After coming out of three tough games going into the break, coming out of it not the way you want to be playing on the road. Well go back home, we showed a lot better of an effort. I liked the response, the way we finished up the trip. Sharp, a three-time Cup winner with Chicago who returned this season after spending the previous two years in Dallas, scored at 224 of the third when his wrist shot sailed past goalie Henrik Lundqvist glove. I saw a lot of good things, a lot of the speed in the game, Joel Quenneville said. We got to a lot of pucks first. We did a lot of good things, we were more disciplined than weve been in maybe any other game. We found a way to kill some big penalties. Hinostroza opened the scoring with 351 left in the first period. After an offensive zone faceoff win, Toews retrieved a loose puck in the corner and slipped a backhand pass to Hinostroza Brent Seabrook Jersey. The Rangers tied it two minutes later when Nick Holden fired a slap shot from the right point past Glass. Chicago took a 2-1 lead midway through the second when Nick Schmaltz converted a breakaway. Rangers defenseman, Marc Staal, inadvertently put the puck in his own net before knocking the net off the moorings. Zibanejad tied it on a one-timer with 728 to go in the period. They were better, Lundqvist said after his 30 save performance. They started the game better, they had more jump.  It felt like a lot of their chances came from odd-man rushes, hard to defend. They have a lot of patient players. NOTES New York scratched defenseman Steven Kampfer and forward Vinni Lettieri.  Chicago scratched defensemen Michal Kempny and Jan Rutta, and forward Richard Panik.
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The New York Rangers have been one of the best road teams in the NHL over the past two seasons. That success is going to be severely tested in their first stop of a four-game road trip. The Rangers are 34-21-4 on the road since the start of the 2016-17 season, which is tops in the Eastern Conference in that span. But they face a tough task in trying to stop the hottest team in the NHL. The Colorado Avalanche have won eight straight games and have soared past last year totals with 38 games left in this season. Beating the Avalanche wont be easy when the two teams meet for a matinee matchup Saturday at Pepsi Center.Article continues below ... New York  started slow this season but has earned at least a point in 12 of its last 18 games. Since coming out of the gate at 1-5-2, the Rangers are 23-12-3 and enter Friday action in the first wild-card spot in the Eastern Conference. As if playing the red-hot Avalanche wasnt hard enough, New York will be without one of its top defensemen for an indefinite period https://www.avalancheapparelshop.com/Erik_Johnson_Jersey-8. Kevin Shattenkirk, who began his career with Colorado, has a meniscus tear in his left knee and will undergo surgery. He hasnt missed a game this season and has five goals and 18 assists, and his production will be missed. It something Ive had all season and have been trying to play through, Shattenkirk told Newsday on Friday. Looking at all the options, it the right time to have surgery and handle it before it becomes something that you have to do later at a crucial part of the season. Coach Alain Vigneault also announced Friday that defenseman Marc Staal will miss the first two games of the road trip  and three straight overall  with a hip flexor Rene Bourque Jersey, and center Kevin Hayes  is questionable against the Avalanche. He has missed three straight games. The Rangers recalled defenseman Tony DeAngelo and forward Daniel Catenacci from the Hartford Wolf Pack of the American Hockey League on Friday, and both will be available to play against Colorado. The Avalanche  have overcome major injuries during their winning streak thanks to great contributions from their depth. Goaltender Jonathan Bernier has won seven straight games and started the last six after Semyon Varlamov went down with a groin injury on Jan. 2. Tyson Barrie, a top-four defenseman, has been out several weeks with a fractured bone in his right hand, and forwards Tyson Jost, J.T. Compher and Sven Andrighetto have missed time with injuries. Despite the challenges, Colorado has outscored opponents 34-13 in the streak and has never trailed in the eight games. Center Nathan MacKinnon has been the main offensive catalyst in the streak that started Dec. 29 against Toronto. He has scored at least one goal in four straight games and has recorded at least a point in every game of the streak. His 22 goals are two shy of his career high set during his 2013-14 rookie season, and his 57 points are second in the NHL to Tampa Bay Nikita Kucherov. MacKinnon isnt worried about his own stats, he is focused on the team success. The Avalanche jumped into the second wild card after Thursday 5-3 win over San Jose https://www.avalancheapparelshop.com/Gabriel_Landeskog_Jersey-9, and MacKinnon wants to keep rolling. Were not going to win every game this season. We could lose two, three in a row but this is a good foundation for us to realize how we are going to win, he said after the win over the Sharks. Were not just lucky; we are winning eight straight. So, when some adversity comes, well have this to look back on.
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