Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Rangers drop one on the road to the Islanders

My apologies for not having anything in game or immediately post game. It's a busy time for me right now, but it will calm down in a couple of weeks. Anyways, about the game.

The Islanders created a lot more scoring chances from where I was sitting, and Henrik Lundqvist was great. Besides the opening minute of the second period where the Rangers took a collective 15 seconds off, they played pretty good hockey. Rick DiPietro robbed Jaromir Jagr in the third, and made a couple of other crucial saves throughout the night, but he was not tested to badly.

Michael Rozsival scored for the Rangers, shorthanded. I can't be happier about the defense scoring all of these goals, but the offense needs to score as well. In order to score, you need to shoot, and that was something that the Rangers just weren't doing last night. Scott Gomez goes coast to coast and then pulls up to pass, and it's all for naught. Marcel Hossa skates through the slot with no one in front of him but doesn't shoot because he's on his backhand. They should all be on the ice right now blasting pucks on net from everywhere on the ice.

Rangers are back in action tomorrow night. I'll be around a lot more often the next three games, so I'll check in later.

1 comment:

The Dark Ranger said...

Last night we were transported back to Sept/Oct when the Rangers were a mess. Hopefully this is a blip in the season scale of things.


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