One point is better than none, while Thursday night was certainly another one of those games in which the Rangers had an excellent chance to walk away with two. Still, when things are tight in the Metro and the Eastern Conference standings late in the regular season, an overtime loss in November will be a lot more meaningful than getting no points at all. And now, your morning notes.
The Rangers overcame an early deficit against the Avalanche, only to give up a tying power play goal in the third, and then eventually fall in the shootout. Some recaps. [Blueshirt Banter] [NY Post] [The Record] [Daily News] [Newsday] [ESPN NY] [Blueshirts United]
Anthony Duclair was a healthy scratch for the second straight game on Thursday night. The Rangers know what he's capable of, and have a bit of an odd situation on their hands. [Blueshirt Banter]
Tomas Kaberle, whom the Rangers were taking look at when things were a bit more dire on their blue line, while skate with the Wolfpack for a few games as his tryout continues. [Ranger Rants] [Newsday] [ESPN NY]
In what's just a formality in the process to send him down to Hartford, Michael Kostka was placed on waivers. [Ranger Rants]