Thursday, January 28, 2010

Seven of Nine

Sorry it took me so long to post today. It was a crazy busy day at work and I just couldn't get to you guys – as much as I wanted to. Anyway – after Wednesday night's terrible loss 5-1 loss to the Carolina Hurricane – I want to change the subject a little. So, yes, we have now lost 7 of our last 9 games and yes - there was a character on Star Trek (Voyager) named "7 of 9" and yes - I found the picture and put it up there to think about something other than how our Rangers have been playing.

Another new low. The Carolina Panthers – last place in the Eastern Conference – have now scored 5 goals in 3 of their last 4 games. And our Rangers have lost 4 straight, losing this one 5-1 at home.

Gaborik has this to say: "We're better than this."

And Lundqvist: "There’s no way we can win when I play like this."

The truth is – we did run into Cam Ward and the Hurricane when they were pretty hot. But still – a terrible loss to take at home.

The Goalies: We shoulda started Chad. Henrik has a .792 save percentage and only made 19 saves on the night. Mr. Cam Ward? He saved .974% and made 37 saves. We lost this game at the goalie position, as Hank himself admitted.

Special Teams: Outplayed. We were 0-4 on the powerplay and Carolina was 1-4
The New Veteran Rangers: Gaborik? Switched to right wing. Shot 5 times. No goals. No assists. Prospal had an assist. And Kotalik got some more ice time and responded with a -2.

The Kid Rangers? Anisimov was -2 on the night. Delzy -1.

The Returning Rangers: Callahan scored the lone goal. Staal playing aginst his brother got an assts. Dubinsky was a very uncharacteristic -2 on the night.

Defense on Offense: One assist.

In Conclusion: Uh, I have nothing to say.
Next Up: Two days off. Then we head west and play Phoenix on Saturday night.
Where We Stand: I don't want to look, really, but I will. We're hanging on to the 8th and final playoff spot. Tied at 55 points with the 9th place Canadiens and the 7th place Panthers and the 6th place Flyers. And one point ahead of the 10th place Bruins, the 11th place Thrashers, the 12th place Lightning and the 13th place islanders. Yes – that's right. One Point separates 8 teams – from 6th to 12th in the East.

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