Saturday, January 02, 2010

Rangers Lose To The Dregs In OT

The Rangers continued their terrible play at MSG with another loss, this one to the worst team in hockey, the Carolina Hurricanes. The lone Ranger goal was scored by, you guessed it, Marian Gaborik, his 27th. Cam Ward, the Carolina goalie, came in with a save percentage of under .900, but the Rangers made him look like the second coming of Ken Dryden.

After winning two straight at Carolina this one, at home, looked like a gimmee. However, there are no gimmees for this team, just a lot of gotcha's. Lundqvist who made 17 saves looked less than stellar on the two Carolina goals. Somehow the announcers voted him the Ranger star of the game. When you lose to the worst team in hockey and you only score one goal, there are no stars of the game.

It's going to get worse for the Blueshirts before it gets better. There are not too many dregs on the January schedule and many of the former dregs are playing better hockey. Alas, the Rangers are playing up to their potential, which is Ranger hockey. That is not going to be good enough to win too many hockey games.



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2 comments:

  • Wes said...
     

    Even with the Rangers going 5-1-2 in their past eight games and getting 12 of 16 points I have to agree that it feels like they're going in the wrong direction. No scoring and more cracks showing in Lundqvist. I keep hoping Higgins, Dubinsky, Avery or even Drury might get it going, but these guys are all stuck in neutral.

  • mike said...
     

    Wes-I've been hoping for 70 plus years and look where that got me and the Rangers.

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