It started out well in Ottawa but ended ugly with a 6-2 loss to the east's worst team.
When know it's early, but I'd say the Rangers need to at least win two out of three this weekend - they play three in three days - to boost confidence.
Lose all three? Wow, let's not go there yet.
If this club is struggling to score goals, imagine what it's going to be like when John Gibson, Tobi Rieder, Radek Faksa, Ryan Murphy and probably Matt Puempel are gone at the world junior hockey championships in December.