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Saturday, October 12th (All times Eastern)

New York Rangers (1-3-0) at St. Louis Blues (3-0-0), 8 p.m.

(SportsNetwork.com) - The New York Rangers have appeared lost in the early part of the season. A stop Saturday night in St. Louis to face the unbeaten Blues at Scottrade Center is unlikely to make things any easier.

The Rangers fired head coach John Tortorella in the offseason and replaced him with Alain Vigneault, but the transition has been anything besides smooth. New York is off to a 1-3-0 start under Vigneault and the Blueshirts have been outscored by a combined total of 20-6 during those four outings.

A slow start under a fresh head coach and a new system wasn't completely unexpected, especially with the Rangers opening the season on a nine-game road trip. Still, consecutive losses of 9-2 and 6-0 to San Jose and Anaheim, respectively, have shaken the club's confidence.

"It's just an awful feeling out there right now," said Rangers star goaltender Henrik Lundqvist. "We're not getting it done. I don't have an explanation for it. We're just so far from where we need to be."

After losing by seven goals to the Sharks on Tuesday, the Rangers were expected to give a better effort in Thursday's game against the Ducks. Instead, New York was outshot 17-3 in the first period and trailed 3-0 by the end of 20 minutes.

Lundqvist, who gave up four goals on Tuesday before being pulled, allowed all six goals on 37 shots against Anaheim.

"We're obviously trying new things here, a different look. But hockey is about all the small details in the game and if you don't do that right, it's going to be a tough game. Especially when you play fast teams," said Lundqvist.

Thanks to the renovations being done to Madison Square Garden, New York is on a nine-game trip to begin this season. The good news for the Rangers is that after opening with four games out west, they will be back on the East Coast to finish up their road trip, beginning with Wednesday's game in Washington. However, the bad news is they are still over two weeks away from their home opener at the new-look MSG on Oct. 28.

Making matters even worse the Rangers will be without Rick Nash for the time being, as the club's top offensive weapon suffered a head injury in Tuesday's loss to San Jose. Nash, who led the Blueshirts with 21 goals last season, left the team to return to New York and he'll be out until at least Wednesday's game in D.C.

Meanwhile, the Blues are not only 3-0 this season, but also enter Saturday's game having won five of their last six meetings with the Rangers. New York also has dropped three of four and six of its past eight games in St. Louis.

St. Louis last played on Wednesday when it posted a 3-2 regulation win against the visiting Chicago Blackhawks. Alex Steen netted the game winner with 21.1 seconds remaining in regulation, helping the Blues down the defending Stanley Cup champions.

Vladimir Tarasenko and David Backes also tallied and Alex Pietrangelo chipped in a pair of assists for the Blues, who have opened a season 3-0-0 for the first time since 1993-94. St. Louis has never won four straight to begin a campaign.

One game after setting a new franchise record for career shutouts with his 17th white-washing with the Blues, Jaroslav Halak stopped 26 shots.

Saturday's contest is the fourth tilt on a season-opening five-game homestand for the Blues. The club went 15-8-1 as the home team during the shortened 2013 season.

St. Louis will complete the homestand on Tuesday against San Jose before visiting Chicago for its first road game of the season on Thursday.

10/12 10:42:08 ET

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Philadelphia «4Final | Box
NY Rangers2Rink Replay
Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, Game Two. Series tied, 1-1.
Detroit1Final | Box
Boston «4Rink Replay
Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, Game Two. Series tied, 1-1.
Tampa Bay2Final | Box
Montreal «3Rink Replay
Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, Game Three. Montreal leads series, 3-0.
Los Angeles2Final | Box
San Jose «7Rink Replay
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Standings

2013 - 2014 NHL Eastern Conference Standings
 
Atlantic Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
p-Boston 54 19 9 117 261 177 31-7-3 23-12-6 18-9-3
x-Tampa Bay 46 27 9 101 240 215 25-10-6 21-17-3 19-8-3
x-Montreal 46 28 8 100 215 204 23-13-5 23-15-3 18-8-4
x-Detroit 39 28 15 93 222 230 18-13-10 21-15-5 17-8-5
Ottawa 37 31 14 88 236 265 18-17-6 19-14-8 14-9-7
Toronto 38 36 8 84 231 256 24-16-1 14-20-7 14-13-3
Florida 29 45 8 66 196 268 16-20-5 13-25-3 13-16-1
Buffalo 21 51 10 52 157 248 13-21-7 8-30-3 7-18-5
 
Metropolitan Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
y-Pittsburgh 51 24 7 109 249 207 28-9-4 23-15-3 20-8-2
x-NY Rangers 45 31 6 96 218 193 20-17-4 25-14-2 16-11-3
x-Philadelphia 42 30 10 94 236 235 24-14-3 18-16-7 15-11-4
x-Columbus 43 32 7 93 231 216 22-15-4 21-17-3 16-13-1
Washington 38 30 14 90 235 240 21-13-7 17-17-7 12-15-3
New Jersey 35 29 18 88 197 208 21-11-9 14-18-9 16-9-5
Carolina 36 35 11 83 207 230 18-17-6 18-18-5 15-13-2
NY Islanders 34 37 11 79 225 267 13-19-9 21-18-2 10-16-4
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
z= clinched overall points title
2013 - 2014 NHL Western Conference Standings
 
Central Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
y-Colorado 52 22 8 112 250 220 26-11-4 26-11-4 19-6-3
x-St. Louis 52 23 7 111 248 191 28-9-4 24-14-3 21-6-2
x-Chicago 46 21 15 107 267 220 27-7-7 19-14-8 13-13-3
x-Minnesota 43 27 12 98 207 206 26-10-5 17-17-7 14-12-3
x-Dallas 40 31 11 91 235 228 23-11-7 17-20-4 13-11-5
Nashville 38 32 12 88 216 242 19-17-5 19-15-7 12-13-4
Winnipeg 37 35 10 84 227 237 18-17-6 19-18-4 9-15-5
 
Pacific Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
z-Anaheim 54 20 8 116 266 209 29-8-4 25-12-4 22-4-3
x-San Jose 51 22 9 111 249 200 29-7-5 22-15-4 18-7-3
x-Los Angeles 46 28 8 100 206 174 23-14-4 23-14-4 16-10-3
Phoenix 37 30 15 89 216 231 22-14-5 15-16-10 14-9-6
Vancouver 36 35 11 83 196 223 20-15-6 16-20-5 12-13-4
Calgary 35 40 7 77 209 241 19-19-3 16-21-4 11-15-3
Edmonton 29 44 9 67 203 270 16-22-3 13-22-6 8-17-4
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
z= clinched overall points title
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Scoreboard
Local
Final
NOR 6
DUR 3
 
Final
MIA 99
CHA 88
12:05pm Today
NOR
DUR
 
Final
CLE 6
TOR 4
Final
DET 2
ANA 1
Final
NYM 4
ATL 3
Final
MIA 3
SEA 2
Final
PIT 2
MIL 3
Final
WAS 3
STL 2
Final
TAM 1
NYY 5
Final
KAN 3
MIN 8
Final
CHC 2
CIN 8
Final
TEX 2
CWS 16
Final
OAK 4
HOU 1
Final
LOS 4
ARI 1
Final
COL 9
PHI 10
Final
SDP 3
SFG 4
Final
BOS 6
BAL 5
11:05am Today
BOS
BAL
 
7:05pm Tonight
PIT
CIN
 
7:05pm Tonight
CLE
KAN
 
7:05pm Tonight
WAS
ANA
 
7:08pm Tonight
DET
CWS
 
7:10pm Tonight
ATL
MIA
 
7:10pm Tonight
NYM
STL
 
8:05pm Tonight
CHC
ARI
 
8:10pm Tonight
MIL
SDP
 
8:40pm Tonight
COL
SFG
 
10:05pm Tonight
OAK
TEX
 
10:10pm Tonight
SEA
HOU
 
10:10pm Tonight
LOS
PHI
 
Final
SAN 90
DAL 85
Final
MIA 99
CHA 88
Final
CHI 93
WAS 102
Final
HOU 120
POR 122
8:00pm Tonight
OKC
MEM
10:30pm Tonight
LAC
GSW
Final
NYR 2
PHI 4
Final
BOS 4
DET 1
Final
MON 3
TAM 2
Final
SJS 7
LOS 2
7:00pm Tonight
MIN
COL
7:00pm Tonight
CLB
PIT
8:30pm Tonight
CHI
STL
9:30pm Tonight
DAL
ANA
Final
NOR 6
DUR 3
 
12:05pm Today
NOR
DUR