Time is running out on their darling superstars. Brian Leetch, the former Norris Trophy winner, had just four goals in the first 38 games before scoring two against the Bruins. Through Sunday, Graves, who set a Ranger record with 52 goals in 1993-94, had only one goal in the last 16 games. Petr Nedved, who scored 38 goals two seasons ago with the Canucks, had seven. The power play, best in the league last year, ranked 12th in the NHL. They have two weeks to prove they weren't one-shot wonders, the Mets on skates.
The Rangers made history last year. Right now they would just like to make the playoffs.