The New York Rangers (29-22-4) lost to the Montreal Canadiens (30-18-5) by the score of 2-0, today. For a recap and box score go to Yahoo! Sports and newyorkrangers.com.
...i thought the Rangers played a tough, gritty game in a hostile environment, but when things are going bad sometimes it's just not enough. They need a bounce or two to maybe get the offense going. And oh man is that power play awful.
...speaking of the power play did I mention it's awful. Rangers actually had more power play opportunities (4) than power play shots on goal (1). Didn't think that was possible. Not sure how a team full of NHL players can be that inept with an extra man on the ice. Torts has got to figure this out and figure it out soon.
...one thing I hope doesn't happen in response to the horrid power play is a panic move by picking up a certain washed up Oilers property defenseman.
...by saying before the game that the Rangers are committed to youth and developing Del Zotto in the NHL, Torts pretty much all but declared that building for the future is more important than wins this season because no way he deserves to play over Eminger right now. Having said that, I'm ok with that philosophy. However, if the Rangers do decide to bring in a Souray or decide to send Del Zotto down I will be all over Torts.
...another wasted effort by Biron. I can count at least three of them this season. That just can't happen.
...have I mentioned that Gaborik needs to play with Avery.
...man am I excited to see both Sauer and McDonagh on the Rangers blueline for years to come.
...how did Wolski not have a shot on goal? The guy was all over the place.
...at least the Rangers were finally over 50% on faceoffs.
...and did it have to be Gomez that scored the game winner?
...things don't get easier for the Rangers when they travel to Detroit to face the Red WIngs on Monday.