During a shift early in the first period of Tuesday’s 4-3 loss to the Winnipeg Jets, Rangers captain Ryan Callahan lost his stick. With his team stuck in their own zone, Callahan did what any hockey player would do and gave up his body to try and clear the puck. He proceeded to block two slap shots with his body and hit two Jets before exiting the ice. And he even dove on the ice to try and clear the puck by slapping it. It was an inspiring shift by the Rangers captain a week after coach John Tortorella called out Callahan and Brad Richards. Callahan also scored a goal in the second period. He used his stick for that.
Playing above the rim … and then some.
Waters did give a thumbs up.
Arkansas is playing tough down the stretch.