Read: How The Rangers Need To Start Tonight

On Tuesday night against the Jets, the Rangers had 14 shots in the third period and only allowed six.

Their play in the third period was a chief reason why the Rangers felt like they took a positive step in their loss to Winnipeg.

Ryan McDonagh told the team’s website this morning that the way they finished against the Jets is how they need to start against Tampa Bay,”the way we played in the third period is how we have to start the game tonight. There is no question about it. We grinded them, got some offensive from the blue line, but it’s a good test at a good time for us. We need to start with a win here tonight.”