Rangers aren’t pushing ‘panic buttons’ despite three straight losses


In the middle of the season, it’s easier to shake off a losing streak.

People are paying extra attention right now, so just a note: the New York Rangers aren’t losing their minds after losing three straight (0-2-1) counting today’s 2-1 OT loss to the New Jersey Devils.

Dan Girardi made that note most directly, sharing a shocking revelation that there might be panic buttons rather than just one big red panic button.

“We’re not pressing panic buttons…but it needs to be addressed right now,” Girardi said, according to Newsday’s Steve Zipay.

The Rangers won their first three games, but they’ve hit a bump in the road offensively. New York only has two goals in its last three contests. Their power play is especially punch-less with a “success” rate of 1-for-16.

Much like his team, head coach Alain Vigneault isn’t overly concerned.

The Rangers have dealt with a slow start or two under Vigneault, and so far, they’ve managed just fine.

So hang up the big red phone for now, OK?