The New York Rangers (12-12-0) lost to the Tampa Bay Lightning (15-8-1) by the score of 5-0, tonight. For a box score, go to Yahoo! Sports.
...yeah, Bishop was good, blah, blah, blah. I don't want to hear it. The Rangers need to start crashing the net and crashing it hard. Until they do that, opposing goaltenders are going to continue to have an easy time against the Rangers. It's not about the quantity of shots, it's about quality
...the Rangers power play is approaching Mike Sullivan territory it's been so bad lately. Not scoring on that 5-on-3 killed them tonight.
...so if Talbot gets the start over Lundqvist Wednesday night do the Rangers officially have a goaltending controversy?
...i know he's just coming off a concussion, but the Rangers best goal scorer needs to start scoring some goals.
...wonder if that puck on St. Louis first goal was in Staal's peripheral. Just sayin'.
...appreciate Dorsett's heart out there, but he can't be the Rangers enforcer. Mashinter needs to be on the next flight out to Florida to replace Miller on the roster.
...plug needs to be pulled on the Pouliot experiment immediately. Useless out there.
...while I love the dads road trip idea, I have to wonder where the Rangers mindset was tonight after two days in the Florida sun golfing with their fathers.
...i know everyone loves the Kreider-Step-Zucc line, but the Rangers have now scored seven goals in the last six games. Time to shake up the entire lineup.
...i don't think even the Islanders want Del Zotto after that one.
...on a positive note, I thought Stralman's offense from the blueline really stood out.
...not sure which was worse, the no call on Richards being hooked down or the roughing the passer penalty on Kiwanuka last night.
...bottom line is that the Rangers were just not a hard enough team to play against tonight. Zero physical presence. And to me that starts with the Captain, who is just not leading with that grinding style we've all become accustomed to.
...off tomorrow then in Sunrise, Florida for the Panthers.