Read: The Rangers Know How To Deal With Adversity/How Important Each Of the 48 Games Will Be

In at article at Newsday, Steve Zipay wrote about how each game during the NHL’s 48 game season will mean so much and how this season isn’t a marathon but a sprint.

Brian Boyle told Zipay that each loss will mean double and any sort of losing streak could really put a team in a bad spot. Boyle added “it’s going o be 30 teams going nuts.”

John Tortorella said, in the Daily News, that the Rangers will need to use their experience of dealing with adversity to help get through the changes of a shortened season, “On the players’ side, no matter how many games you play, the mental toughness of it is always very important if you’re going to succeed. That’s a big reason we had success last year; we overcame a lot of different things. This is another one that’s ahead of us. We’ve had experience with it and I think we will handle it just fine.

Dan Rosen of NHL.com writes that with all of the three point games, games that go into overtime where both teams get a point, winning in regulation is going to come at a much higher premium during the shortened season.