The New York Rangers (40-30-5) lost to the Ottawa Senators (28-37-9) by the score of 2-1 in a shootout, last night. For a recap and box score go to Yahoo! Sports and newyorkrangers.com.
...i'm going to try and be positive here. The Rangers didn't play a very good game and were still able to come away with a point at a time in the season when points (see last year) mean everything. Sure Ottawa is in last place but they have been a much better team since acquiring Anderson (10 wins in last 16 games).
...Rangers scored a grand total of two goals the last two days and came away with three points. Again a positive. Finding ways to get points despite not playing their best.
...looks like the Rangers are back to taking the first two periods off then finding their game in the third.
...i know Gaborik messed up on the Ottawa goal, but he's still looking more and more like the Gaborik from last season.
...Prust so made out with some random chick after the game last night.
...with EC, MZA and Wolski being benched for the third period you have to assume there's an opening for Avery to reappear in the Rangers lineup tomorrow in Boston.
...speaking of those three, I guess sitting on the bench for an entire period and OT can affect your shootout ability.
...i wouldn't blame Lundqvist if he was pissed at his teammates, first Staal rips one off his mask in the morning practice than the team goes out and scores just one goal including 0 for 5 in the shootout.
...where was AA in the shootout?
...what a play by Staal to feed Prust from his knees. Nice to have him back in there.
...2 for 13 on faceoffs for Stepan last night. Might be time to put him on the wing.
...how does the ref miss that delay of game penalty at the end of the third. Although with the way the pp looked in OT I guess it doesn't make a difference.
...Rangers now just two points out of sixth with Montreal losing to Boston last night.
...off today then tomorrow afternoon in Boston.