Senators 2, Rangers 0

The New York Rangers lost to the Ottawa Senators by the score of 2-0 in Game 5 of their Eastern Conference Quarterfinals matchup. Ottawa leads the series 3-2. For a recap and box score go to Yahoo! Sports.

…moral victories are for the regular season. So while I appreciate this was probably the Rangers best overall performance of the series, does it really matter since they didn’t win? Hell they didn’t even score.

…the other day on Twitter I scoffed at Barry Melrose’s notion that Anderson was out-playing Lundqvist. After tonight, I might have to agree with him.

…glad the Rangers signed Rupp this off-season because of his playoff experience. Just nine combined minutes of ice time the last two games, while Neil and Konopka are allowed to take liberties with every Rangers player without worry of any retribution.

…at least MacLean has the smarts to give his young phenom Stone some legit opportunities, while Torts leaves Kreider on the fourth line despite him creating scoring opportunities almost every time he’s out there.

…Game 2 continues to be Dubinski’s most effective of the series.

…if Torres gets 25 games for his hit on Hossa, Neil better get at least 10 for his hit on Boyle or this league is a joke.

…appreciate all the little things Richards has done the last two games, but the Rangers brought him in to help the offense and he has not delivered this series.

…didn’t think it was possible but McDonagh took his game to another level tonight.

…nice to see Del Zotto wait until after the final buzzer to finally display some emotion.

…Gaborik again coming up small on the biggest stage.

…not sure what’s worse face-offs or power plays. Either way they’re killing the Rangers.

…these are the games Callahan has thrived in all season. Not so much tonight.

…back to Ottawa Monday night for Game 6 with the season on the line.

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