The New York Rangers (12-8-1) lost tonight to the Islanders (11-6) by a score of 2-1. The loss snaps the Rangers 5 game overall and home winning streaks. The Rangers have now dropped all three games against the Islanders this year. In the loss Michal Rozsival scored his team leading 7th goal. For a full recap go to Yahoo! Sports.
...so many terrible things tonight, I don't even no where to start...
...ok, I'll start with the most glaring awfulness (not sure if that's a word) - the Rangers power play. Can these guys just shoot the puck towards the net once. I think they had only one power play shot tonight. Another thing how many times does DiPietro have gobble up the dump in and clear it before the Rangers realize they have to put the puck into the corner or skate it into the zone.
...next, are our forwards ever going to score again? I thought this team was finally coming out of this offensive malaise and now its two straight games without a goal from one of our forwards. Our leader in goals is a defenseman who never shoots the puck on the power play. I think it might be time to get on Jagr a little bit.
...next, Hossa pretty much just guaranteed he will be watching the rest of the season form the press box as soon as Straka or Callahan get back. The only two things he's been good at this year, penalty killing and defense were awful tonight.
...now, calm down, think positive thoughts. We're still in first place, 9 out of 11, 8-3 on home ice. Hey I'm starting to feel better. Obviously, its still early in the season and there's no need to panic. We were a worse team at this point last year and still made the playoffs. The best thing we as Ranger fans can do is forget this one and look forward to Wednesday's game against Tampa.