Thursday, December 8, 2011

Streaky Rangers

Something I can't help noticing this season:

John Tortorella's Rangers are winning games - and losing games - in bunches.

In other words - they're streaky.

This year - they opened the season with 3 losses. In a row.

Then they won 2 - in a row.

And then for the only time all season they posted a single loss and a single win. After that - the streaks resumed:

Another 2 loses in a row. Followed by 7 wins in a row.

Followed - of course - by 2 consecutive losses.

And then another win streak - 5 this time.

And that gets us to December and the latest loss to the Maple Leafs.

So the question is - will they continue to be streaky with another loss - or can they get right back in the win column? If they can win against the Lightning tonight it will be only the 2nd time all season the Rangers followed a single loss with a win.

Of course - being streaky is not a bad thing. You can win the Stanley Cup on a hot streak.

As long as it's a winning streak.

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On another note - we noticed that Sean Avery got 14 seconds on the power play recently. We can't help but wonder what goes into a coaching decision like that? Why pick Seanny at all if it's going to be on ice for such a short time? Is Tortorella saying that Aves earned 14 seconds, but not, say 25 seconds?

Just wondering.

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