The New York Rangers (13-12-1) lost to the Pittsburgh Penguins (18-9-0) by the score of 8-3, tonight. For a recap and box score go to Yahoo! Sports and newyorkrangers.com.
...if last night was the worst loss of the season, tonight was the most embarrassing. The Rangers looked like an AHL team out there from the coach right on down the line.
...does Torts even have a strategy for this team anymore? The lines change every shift, nobody seems to know what's going on and the fourth line doesn't even play together. What is going on?
...and speaking of what is going on. Why in the world did Lisin not step on the ice tonight? If Torts wanted him to watch the game, dress Boyle and have Lisin sit in the press box. Mind boggling.
...i never realized how much Redden meant to this team defensively.
...the Rangers officially need to find a new back-up goaltender because Valiquette is just not cutting it.
...hold off on those Del Zotto for Calder talks after a -5 tonight. Yikes.
...only 10 minutes of ice time for Sanguinetti, while the rest of the defense has to log over 20. Nice job giving the kid a chance Torts.
...on a positive note, how nice was Staal's goal?
...since I'm bitching, will Bettman do something about these headshots. Another cheap shot to the head of a Ranger player tonight and only a two-minute penalty called. If the NHL isn't going to hand out long term suspensions for this kind of thuggery it will continue to be a part of the game. And to top it off, the linesman jumps in when Brashear decides to pound on Cooke. Disgusting.
...another beating awaits the Rangers Monday night when the Penguins come to MSG.