Rangers sneak past Leafs; Lundqvist looking for answers; A cap number for Callahan

Bruce Bennett

Today's New York Rangers notes.

The sky is no longer falling. The world is no longer ending. And then doesn't mean everything is right, but a lot more is right, as the Rangers collected their second straight win to end a long homestand at Madison Square Garden, defeating Toronto in a shootout 2-1. The team will now play five straight on the road, beginning Friday in Washington. Here are your morning notes.

When things weren't going right for the Rangers, the team wouldn't have kept pushing through the middle part of Monday night's game, or would have crumbled following a clearly bogus Toronto goal. But the Rangers answered both of those calls, and kept things full speed ahead all night, en route to a big shootout win over the Maple Leafs. Some recaps. [Blueshirt Banter] [Newsday] [ESPN NY] [NY Post] [Newsday] [Blueshirts United]

As the Rangers stay afloat in the Metropolitan Division, the team can't simply wait for Henrik Lundqvist to find his game, writes Larry Brooks. [NY Post]

In the midst of the toughest stretch of his career, Lundqvist was not surprised to see Cam Talbot get a second straight start on Monday night. [Newsday]

Applying a contract value to the captain and an impending unrestricted free agent Ryan Callahan. [Blueshirt Banter]

With the HBO cameras back at Madison Square Garden to follow the Maple Leafs for 24/7, the Rangers are a very different team than the one that was featured on the behind-the-scenes show in 2011. [Daily News]

If you missed it on Sunday, Chris Kreider will never score an easier goal in his NHL career. [Blueshirt Banter]

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