Read: How Important This Home stand Is For The Rangers

RangersThe Rangers will begin a nine-game home stand tonight when they take on the Devils.

The Rangers will play the Devils, Capitals, Predators, Blue Jackets, Flames, Penguins, Islanders, Wild and Maple Leafs.

Marc Staal told the NY Post that this is a chance for the Rangers to make MSG a hard place to play for opposing teams.

Derick Brassard told that the Rangers need to use this stretch to get wins and create some distance between them and .500.

The Rangers are 5-6 at MSG this season, scoring 27 goals for and allowing 22.

Adam Rotter: It’s a huge stretch for the Rangers and one that includes 5 of the 9 games against Metro Division teams. They need, at least a 6-3 homestand to create some separation, score some goals and really feel confident about their game. They need to do what they can to make MSG a tough place to play and one where they can try to create a home-ice advantage.

Michael Stewart
Michael Stewart

Without a doubt, the Rangers need to establish a reputation of a team tough to beat on home ice. If they don't, they could hover around .500 the rest of the season. If they do, it could propel them into the top third of the elite.