Rangers coach ‘surprised’ by outdoor ice conditions

The condition of the ice at Yankee Stadium will be under intense scrutiny tomorrow night when the Rangers take on the Islanders.

The Blueshirts pounded the Devils, 7-3, on Sunday, but the main story after the game was the poor ice, which Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur said was “the worst ice I ever played hockey on.”

The complaints weren’t unanimously coming from the Devils’ side, either.

According to ESPN, Rangers coach Alain Vigneault also added, “The only thing that I found surprising was the quality of the ice. You’d think that a day like this where it’s below zero Celsius that you’re talking about ideal conditions . . . they had issues with the ice. I was surprised about that.”

There was a 71-minute delay at the start of Sunday’s game due to sun glare off the ice, but thankfully tomorrow’s 7:30 p.m. puck drop will avoid a repeat of that issue.