Tuesday, December 15, 2009

48 Shots=2 Goals=1 point

The Rangers put on quite a show last night. They drummed up the energy to put 48 shots on goal. Unfortunately they only scored twice and that wasn't enough to win the game which was lost in the shootout, where they were outscored 2-0. So the slide continues as the Rangers head into a home and home against the beloved Islanders. This should be one hellava brawl as both teams are at the 31 point mark and reeling. If this was a football game we could dub this The Toilet Bowl.

Speaking of 31 points, there are five teams in the Eastern Conference that have accumulated 31 points and that are fighting for positions 10 through 14. And you say there is no excitement left in hockey. Like Sam said last night, a point is big this time of the year. A win would have given the Rangers sole possession of 10th place.

So the Rangers move on or is it down. Too bad PA Parenteau was sent back to Hartford. At least he could score in shootouts.

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  • Dan Stryker said...

    This team is haunted by Renny's defense first mentality. Actually there is no defense and Hank seems over-worked and demoralized.

    Besides Gaborik, Prospal, Callahan, Dubinsky, does anyone else even try to score???

  • Wes said...

    You get the feeling that many of the shots taken are just token efforts to show that they are really trying to score. Pitiful.

  • mike said...

    Dan Stryker-Avery, in some local bar.

  • mike said...

    Wes-Short of a shakeup this will go on all year. Sorry.

  • blow-me-down said...

    You'd almost think NYR would love to discover that when they do the basics, they have a good chance of winning. Lab experiments with most forms of life always strengthen the theorem of behaviour being shaped by conditioning and reward.

    How come the Rangers don't realize that good things happen to them when they do the right things?

    The Rangers did a good job of going for it on Saturday against Buffalo, they went to the net and kept their feet moving. They lost, yes that is true.

    Tonight, they did what they seem to always do against the Islanders. It did not have to be that way, not at all.

    How the hell does anyone explain that?

    Maybe a sports pychologist would help. I am talking about helping me, not NYR.

    Best advice is still to go into real true rebuild mode. Find a way to lose either Redden or Drury, and carry on. Play the young guys.

    Keep Tortorella. Get rid of Sather.
    Lose as much as necessary in order to get rid of Sather.

  • mike said...

    blow=me=down-If I said it once I've said it a thousand times. The fish stinks from the head. The Absentee Owner is the main problem.