"Just when you think that you're in control,
just when you think that you've got a hold,
just when you get on a roll,
here it goes, here it goes, here it goes again.
Oh, here it goes again.
I should have known, should have known, should have known again, but here it goes again.
Oh, here it goes again."
Tonight had the appearance of a preseason game with the Rangers just going through the motions without the snarl and physicality that you come to expect out of a Rangers-Devils game.
Question: What object put in more effort tonight? The Rangers in Newark or Callahan's non-broken thumb on his TV remote channel surfing after this latest debacle…
Besides Pyatt's ground ball that missed the far post in the first, did anyone have a quality scoring chance at any other point in the game?
Lundqvist…. He gave up a rare short side goal to his blocker side by Henrique that made it 2-0. His positioning in net isn't anymore to blame than his expiring contract is. If it his mental issues that are associated with his contract, he needs to get that figured out and quick. With Callahan out until mid November and Nash's concussion that is sidelining him indefinitely, Hank needs to be the guy that keeps the Rangers in close games if the team expects to stay competitive while the top guys are out.
Stepan's holdout continues to plague his game… invisible tonight, 1 shot.
Someone, somewhere will blame this on Del Zotto despite being a healthy scratch.
At least the Wolf Pack are winning games, including tonight to run their winning streak to 5… time to give a couple more baby Rangers a chance? Couldn't be any worse than what's on display now.
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