Tuesday, May 19, 2015

ECF Game 2: Lightning 6, Rangers 2

The Tampa Bay Lightning's blowout win over the NY Rangers, 6-2, is getting some terrible reviews for this latest Rangers Broadway performance:

Larry Brooks / NY Post:

It wasn’t as much Tampa Bay’s talent, though it was abundantly clear just how plentiful it is, as it was the Rangers’ outright carelessness and lack of discipline that was infectious throughout the lineup and infected the performance pretty much from start to finish.
Mike Lupica / NY Daily News:
the Rangers played their worst game of the playoffs, their worst by an awful lot, taking bad penalties and making bad, sloppy plays all over the place, and wasting a game in which they outshot the Lightning the way they did.
Brett Cyrgali / NY Post:
It was a substandard performance in discipline, execution and overall desire that led to a brutal 6-2 loss to the Lightning in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference final...
Steve Zipay / Newsday:
Ryan McDonagh was livid. So livid that the Rangers' captain was searching for words after Monday night's 6-2 trouncing by the Tampa Bay Lightning...
Rick Carpiniello / Rangers Report:
Can’t recall another game, at least in recent history, where the Rangers were so angry at themselves. We’ve seen plenty of not-good-enough efforts in playoff series these last four years, almost all of them following wins. But to have an out-and-out lazy, brain-free game like that, especially from some of their top players? Wow.
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So, the Rangers had a stinker. It happens. Could they have played consistently good hockey throughout the entire playoffs? Come on, these are the Rangers. What is a Rangers playoff run without a healthy dose of agita.

The show must go on. If you are a Rangers fan all you can do is hope your team pulls itself together, like they have done many times in the past, and rallies to play good hockey the rest of the way.

Let's go Rangers.
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ICINGS:

Scoring Summary:

G Per Time Str Team Goal Scorer Assist Assist

1 1 5:38 SH T.B 9 T.JOHNSON(9) 17 A.KILLORN(7)


2 1 8:50 PP NYR 20 C.KREIDER(6) 26 M.ST. LOUIS(5) 22 D.BOYLE(3)

3 1 11:15 PP T.B 9 T.JOHNSON(10) 91 S.STAMKOS(8) 86 N.KUCHEROV(6)

4 2 8:17 EV T.B 9 T.JOHNSON(11) 18 O.PALAT(6) 86 N.KUCHEROV(7)

5 2 14:17 PP NYR 21 D.STEPAN(5) 26 M.ST. LOUIS(6) 22 D.BOYLE(4)

6 3 3:09 EV T.B 17 A.KILLORN(4) 77 V.HEDMAN(7) 51 V.FILPPULA(5)

7 3 6:28 PP T.B 91 S.STAMKOS(4) 55 B.COBURN(2) 86 N.KUCHEROV(8)

8 3 17:58 PP T.B 17 A.KILLORN(5) 5 J.GARRISON(3) 51 V.FILPPULA(6)


NYR Penalty Summary:

# Per Time Player PIM Penalty
1 1 10:00
20 C.KREIDER
2 Roughing
2 1 11:00
21 D.STEPAN
2 Tripping
3 1 15:14
16 D.BRASSARD
2 Hi-sticking
4 3 1:02
21 D.STEPAN
2 Tripping
5 3 4:40
16 D.BRASSARD
2 Hi-sticking
6 3 17:10
15 T.GLASS
2 Roughing
7 3 17:10
15 T.GLASS
10 Misconduct (10 min)



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