The New York Rangers lost to the Washington Capitals by the score of 4-0, tonight and now have a 2-1 series lead in their Eastern Conference Quarterfinal match-up. For a recap and box score go to Yah00! Sports.
...while I never expected the Rangers to sweep the Capitals, I did expect maximum effort every game. Tonight, the Rangers had as much intensity as they would for a preseason game.
...one play can change an entire series and we might have seen that play tonight when Callahan hits the pipe on a wide open net and Washington comes the other way to take a 2-0 lead.
...Varlamov is making Boudreau look like a genius.
...the Rangers atrocious power play has resurfaced. After going 2-for-4 in Game 1 they are now 0 for their last 12.
...speaking of atrocious the officiating was awful for both sides. This is the playoffs, let them play.
...it's obvious that Drury's injury isn't healed and is effecting his play. He was limited to 10:58 of ice time tonight. The Captain (and the Rangers) may be better off if he sat out until his injury is healed.
...can someone tell Zherdev the playoffs started.
...f'n thunder sticks.
...this has to be a throw away game as the Rangers need to forget about it and focus on Game 4 Wednesday night.