The New York Rangers (29-23-4) lost to the Detroit Red Wings (32-15-6) by the score of 3-2, tonight. For a recap and box score go to Yahoo! Sports and newyorkrangers.com.
...ok Rangers fans deep breath. Every team goes through a funk, remember the Capitals during the taping of 24/7? Just be happy it's happening in February not March or April.
...i think its officially gotten to the point where the Rangers need to decline power plays. If the Rangers are keeping Del Zotto on the big club to "develop" him why is he glued to the bench during a power play in the final minute. I'd rather he be in Hartford getting the opportunity in that situation.
...Jimmy Howard was good tonight, but when the Rangers generate absolutely no traffic in front of the net is it really that hard to make 45 saves?
...could have been Avery's best game of the season. Would have been better if he buried that second period breakaway. Have I mentioned that he'd look good on a line with Gaborik.
...speaking of Gaborik, WTF man? Let's get going.
...after a real strong performance in Montreal, I thought Sauer & McD showed their age a bit tonight.
...just one goal in the last 14 games for Anisimov and no goals in eight games for MZA.
...the Rangers are now 4-9-1 since the Rozsival trade. In case you were wondering.
...Biron again rewards Torts for showing confidence in him. Unfortunately, he's got nothing to show for it.
...an amazing pass from Gilroy on the Stepan goal followed by an equally bad pass leading the Red Wings third goal.
...time for Callahan, Dubinsky and Staal to prove they're the next generation of Blueshirt leaders by somehow getting this turned this around.
...Rangers end this three game road trip in Atlanta on Friday.