The New York Rangers lost to the Washington Capitals by the score of 2-0 tonight to go down 2-0 in their Eastern Conference Quarterfinal matchup. For a recap and box score go to Yahoo! Sports and newyorkrangers.com.
...wow, Torts must have given one of the worst all-time speeches in the history of the NHL in between the first and second period. The Rangers came out the way I hoped they would then the second period strated and they forget what worked for them.
...amazing how the offense miraculously started to click again in the third period once Torts started to give Avery a reguar shift
...at what point does Henrik ask for a trade? Seriously, how can he not be ridiculously frustrated with this team.
....i'd kill Gaborik for being invisible on the offesnive end but some how Dubinsky has made Gaborik look like Bobby Hull in the playoffs.
...any chnace Callahan returns to the lineup for Game three?
...if you didn't think the NHL was anti-Ranger, the penalties on McD and Feds in the second period pretty much confirm that.
...while Neuvirth came up with some big saves in the first period, the Rangers made sure the rookie goaltender was good and confident going into Game 3 by firing an embarrasingly low nine shots combined in the second and third period.
...nice to see Anisimove step-up with a zero shot effort.
...two weeks ago I thought signing McCabe to a one year deal this offseason would be great for McD and Sauer's development, now I'm wondering how they can cut him right now.
...having said all that the Rangers have been outscored just 4-1 in the first two game while playing some of the worst hockey they've played all year. I fully expect a huge effort on Sunday afternoon to get them right back in this series.
...Game 3 at MSG Sunday afternoon.