The New York Rangers (33-29-4) lost to the Minnesota Wild (34-25-6) by the score of 3-1, tonight. For a recap and box score go to Yahoo! Sports and newyorkrangers.com.
...why can't these guys finish around the net? It's like they see an open net and absolutely crap down their leg. As always the effort is there, but I guess when you have no legit scoring threat in the line-up these things are going to happen. Unfortunately it's happening at the worst possible time.
...amazingly tonight was the exact opposite of what has been happening lately. Quick start and then got worse as the game wore on.
...Rangers now 14-16-3 at MSG. Disgraceful.
...Avery is the best player on the ice in the first period and Torts rewards him with just 7:54 of ice time in the game.
...love Callahan, but he's got to start burying some of these shots.
...Dubinsky probably had the quietest eight shot night I've ever seen.
...1-for-10 on the power play since the McCabe acquisition. Just sayin'.
...traffic in front of the net, traffic in front of the net, traffic in front of the net.
...i have to laugh to keep myself from crying with all these injuries.
...can the Rangers please put a body on the man in front of the net on the pk?
...is it me or has Girardi been awful since returning from injury?
...horrible night around the league for the Rangers as Habs, Canes, Sabres and Toronto all get points meaning the Rangers drop to eighth just two points ahead of Buffalo.
...no time the sulk as Rangers visit the lowly Senators tomorrow night.
I was at the game. Damn was it quiet at the Garden for 99% of the night. The team had no spark and despite the Rangers playing mostly in the Wild zone, it was anyone's game.
The tide needed to be changed during the second period. SOMETHING. A monster hit, a crazy save....a FIGHT or some agitation. No one last night took the game personally...almost no passion. Where is Avery's agitation game?
-Avery scores a goal. Imagine if Torts played him more?
-I know everyone wants to develop the Youth - but the Youth aint scorin any goals. (40 + shots on net????) -Brad Richards is looking more and more necessary each game
- Some people have been asking if the Rangers don't make the playoffs, is Torts' job in the hot seat. To that I say, the Rangers might be in Torts' hot seat...meaning, he might say 'F this team' and go coach a team that has their sh*t together.
@_Jack What about Avery? The guys was the best player on the ice in the first period and got less than 8 minutes of ice time. C'mon.