Home not sweet enough: Habs blank Rangers

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The one optimistic remark during the New York Rangers’ frequently ugly nine-game season-opening road trip was that things might get better once they finally started playing at Madison Square Garden. So far, not so good.

The Montreal Canadiens beat the Rangers 2-0 in the Blueshirts’ home-opener Monday, as Peter Budaj got a 27-save shutout.

Obviously it’s not right to fixate¬†too much on a 2-0 goal when your team fails to score a single tally, but Henrik Lundqvist was still upset that this Alex Galchenyuk tally stood:

After the game, Lundqvist fumed about that call to Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News:

“If that’s not a kick, I don’t know what a kick is,” Lundqvist said.

Either way, the Rangers need more of a scoring punch if they want to turn this situation around.