The New York Rangers have been playing their best hockey of the season. They have come off the road and settled in for an extended stay in the greater Big Apple area.
And now that captain Ryan Callahan has finally located his scoring touch, they could really take off.
Before scoring a shorthanded goal against the reeling Washington Capitals, Callahan scored just once in his first nine games back from a knee injury. Overall he had scored just two goals in his previous 22 games.
“I don’t think I need to validate myself by any means, but I always put pressure on myself to score goals, there’s no question about that,” Callahan told the New York Post.
“I haven’t been on the power play for the last while, so I have to put things in perspective because it’s very difficult to score five-on-five. Still, I need to score goals.”