The New York Rangers lost to the Boston Bruins by the score of 2-1, tonight. The Bruins now lead the series 3-0. For a box score visit Yahoo! Sports.
...in a game that the Rangers had to have, it just wasn't enough. Not enough offense. Not enough defense. Not enough toughness. Not enough forecheck. Not enough passion. Not enough jam. Which is absolutely unacceptable in a contest of this magnitude.
...yeah great, Nash tries hard and gives a good effort. Whatever. He was brought in here to score and with eight minutes to go in the third period he had the game on his stick he couldn't deliver. And if that wasn't enough, the hockey gods gave him a chance to redeem himself with a golden opportunity to tie it late and he buried it right into Rask who didn't even have to move.
...i love Hank and he can stop the puck with the best of them, but he could be the worst puck handling goaltender in the history of the NHL. He is completely at fault for the Bruins first goal. Having said that, the Rangers don't even have the lead at that point without him.
...tough break for Kreider with the high stick, as he was real noticeable when Torts put him on a line with Brassard and Nash. Too bad Torts didn't think of that combination earlier in the playoffs.
...Zuccarello looking more like the guy who played for the Rangers the last two years instead of the one from the last two months.
...kudos to Dorsett for at least attempting to stir things up. Not sure I can remember a playoff series with less nastiness than this one.
...on that note, has Asham been a healthy scratch in this series? Boyle also. Don't think I've heard his name once during the broadcast of any games in this series.
...you mean, if you put a guy in front of the net, you can like score and stuff. No idea how the Rangers can see the Pyatt goal and not send a guy to the crease for the rest of the game.
...always fun to watch Stralman get squashed up against the glass like a bug by Lucic and absolutely no response. If he can't go in Game 4 could it be a return of Hamrtime? If so, the Rangers might as well just forfeit.
...in the words of Pierre McGuire, the Rangers power play is "UNACCEPTABLE!!!!!!"