The New York Rangers (29-20-3) lost to the Florida Panthers (22-21-5) by the score of 2-1 in a shootout, tonight. For a recap and box score go to Yahoo! Sports and newyorkrangers.com.
...it's gotten to the point with this team that I'm actually shocked they weren't able to finish off the comeback. Give them full marks for once again not giving up, but when you're playing from behind all the time eventually it's going to bite you.
...hopefully Torts keeps Anisimov away from Hank after this one.
...ok who wants to start the Brandon Prust fan club? I'll be your first member.
...pretty safe to say no matter how many Rangers come back from injury MZA isn't going anywhere.
...it's a power play goal!!! And it's about freakin' time.
...with all the injures to All Stars this year is it out of the realm of possibility that Boyle gets the call as a replacement?
...i know he had a -2, but I really loved Del Zotto's offensive game tonight. His outlet pass was on point.
...21 minutes for Avery!!!!
...i officially feel sorry for Drury. The guy cannot buy a goal. I actually thought tonight was one of his better games this season.
...seven days off for the All Star break and then the possible return of Ryan Callahan against the Penguins.
I really wonder when the hockey Gods will decide that the Rangers have proven themselves enough this season and start sending them some good luck. That Panthers goal that cost them the game was such a completely ridiculous fluke - you can't blame Hank, you can't bame Anisimov, both of them were doing exactly what they were supposed to do, it wass just a ridiculously unlucky bounce. I can pretty much guarantee that if that hadn't happened, they would've won last night, but getting scored against in such a stupid way probably messed with their momentum.
Can' feel too bad about it, overall. But man, it stings.
Also, I am so with you on the Prust fan club. That guy is unreal. Wouldn't argue with a Boyle fan club, either...
Kevin, I started the Brandon Prust fan club months ago lol...I got him to sign a picture of him and Boyle hugging...of course you can join.
YAY for All Star break! Team gets much needed rest. Maybe the scheduling folks can schedule fewer back-to-back games next season so guys stay fresher and healthier.
Looks like the post game feeling from the Rangers is that they're very happy with the effort, but the puck just didn't bounce their way tonight. Much needed break for this depleted team.
I don't think Boyle gets the nod. Even though he is the kinda player that this league thrives on, he isn't fancy enough to be in the allstar game. Its reserved for the flashy players.
@erichan erichan, I think the Rangers have had some good bounces. Look at Gabby's goal in Washington the other night. It all evens out during the course of a season.
Hmm, or Stepan, or Zuccarello.... sure is nice for once to be spoiled for choice with thhis team, lol
@KevinDeLury it's sometimes also referred to as the "Bust" fanclub because Boyle and Prust are practically a single entity at times. Join by using the twitter hashtag #InPrustWeTrust whenever appropriate lol
@sarcasmpucktail Send me an application to join.
@KCinMN98 Poor Anisimov.
At the start of the 3rd, how does Wideman get away with pushing the net off the pegs as he was unable to catch up with Staal. And then he crosschecks Prust above the padding AFTER the goal?!
@EvanSzymkowicz Which is an absolute shame.
@KenDonnelly You really can't summarize it any better.