The Rangers fall to the Bruins 3-2 in OT and trail the best of 7 series 1-0. For a box score, click here.
Terrible way to lose a game. The Rangers did not play well in OT following a early NYR penalty by Dorsett and a turnover in the offensive zone leads to an odd man rush for the game winner. What felt like a winnable game goes by the way-side. Cup bound teams have to hold on to one goal third period leads in the playoffs. At home, on the road, or on Mars. Unacceptable.
Anyone else nod off in the first period? Even the crowd could've heard a pin drop in the arena.
I'll let you guys complain about the powerplay in the comments below. I'm at a loss… It was so bad even Kreider received PP time in the third period.
Tonight wasn't Hank's best of games… His rebound control wasn't spectacular and led to a goal against. I'm sure Lundqvist would especially like the second Boston goal back that went right under his armpit.
17 giveaways tonight. Seventeen….
Nash was better tonight, could make a case for best NYR forward. His hustle singlehandedly led to McDonagh's tying goal at the end of the second period. Although he's seeing the ice a bit better, I'm still not convinced he's 100% confident in his shot, as evidenced by his pass to Brassard on a 2 on 1 with a clear shooting lane.
Where are you Staal???
Still waiting on someone to step up and get a big goal when the Rangers need it the most…. again Callahan in particular. The Ranger captain isn't immune from criticism here. Sure he does everything else away from the puck as well as you could ask but he has to start burying some pucks. He's got 23 shots on goal in 8 games, so it's not like Callahan isn't getting chances.
The Rangers simply need to win one of the first two games in Boston and wrangle home ice away from the Bruins. Tonight's result isn't the end of the world but puts pressure back on New York to win Game 2 on Sunday so they don't have to fight out of a 2-0 hole again. Boston won't be as forgiving as Washington was if Game 2 doesn't turn out the way we hope it will.
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