The New York Rangers (10-11-0) lost to the Boston Bruins by the score of 2-1, tonight. For a box score, go to Yahoo! Sports.
...Jesus Christ, this team finishes less than a 90-year old, impotent eunuch. Having said that, I couldn't have been happier with the effort as I thought they outplayed the Bruins for most of the game and hung with them physically, but the difference was that Boston buried their chances, while the Rangers didn't.
...i don't want to hear any of this garbage about Lundqvist not getting the job done. The guy has given up THREE goals the last two games and has nothing to show for it. I do think, however, Talbot should get the start in Dallas on Thursday. And God help us if the Rangers win that game, because every Blueshirt fan will be begging Sather to trade Lundqvist.
...man, Nash can create some offense, huh? His shot was a bit rusty, but the rest of his game looked real smooth.
...i have two words for Kreider: Shooter Tutor.
...when Brassard decides to actually shoot the puck, he's not a bad player. Hopefully Zuccarello was paying attention.
...great call going with Pouliot over Miller tonight, AV.
...it's too bad Dorsett had a St. Louis relapse in the second period as he's been looking like Prust light recently.
...what happened to that Hagelin guy who tore it up after coming off the IR? The Rangers need him back.
...Falk's lack of speed was exposed big time on that Thornton goal. Although, if J. Moore actually defended it properly it probably wouldn't have ended up in the back of the net. I still like his physicality, but I've got to think Del Zotto is back in the lineup in Dallas.
...stat of the day: Girardi is averaging less than two blocked shots a game.
...tepid applause for Nash return and Bronx cheer for Lundqvist. The Garden has officially become embarrassing.
...while the Rangers have now lost three of their last four, scoring just four goals combined in those games, I really don't think they're playing all that poorly. The defense isn't giving up much and the offense is generating chances. You have to assume the puck will eventually start finding the back of the net. Right?
...off tomorrow then in Dallas on Thursday to start a five game road trip.