Maple Leafs 4, Rangers 3

The New York Rangers (19-16-4) lost the Toronto Maple Leafs (22-13-4) by the score of 4-3, tonight. For a box score go to Yahoo! Sports.

…ugh! That's a tough one to swallow folks. For the Rangers to be able to comeback from two down to tie it in the third only to see Toronto grab the lead back just 39 seconds later definitely stings. Loved the resiliency, but man the defense was brutal in this one. What's the time table on Staal again?

…i know Nash was trying to give his team a couple of more seconds to catch their breath on the final face-off but he cannot under any circumstance change the stick that scored him two goals on the night. I'm convinced that's why his final shot went wide.

…Stepan = Sniper? Didn't see that coming.

…Moore is a +1 with a sweet pass on Nash's second goal. And his reward…9:00 of ice time.

…Del Zotto is pointless with a -2 while taking himself out of position chasing pucks on two Leaf goals including the game winner. And his reward…25:25 of ice time. Makes sense.

…got to love Asham staring at Eminger laying on the ice after getting boarded by Colborne then turning around and skating away. Why is this guy on the team again?

…impressed with Clowe's game around the net. Fierce getting after rebounds. Unfortunately, he could bury any of them tonight.

…not sure if Girardi's bad game was due to Del Zotto being out of position all night or Del Zotto being out of position all night.

…i usually don't like to come down on Callahan but that's an irresponsible holding penalty on Phanuef that lead to Toronto's third goal.

…Zuccarello's nickname should be "Everything But A Goal."

…with just nine contests remaining you hate to come away from that game with zero points. But I still liked the energy and passion, so if they're able to clean-up the defensive miscues the Rangers should be in great shape these last few weeks of the season.

…Rangers can get some revenge on the Leafs as the home and home concludes at MSG on Wednesday night.

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