The New York Rangers (14-6-2) lost to the Vancouver Canucks (11-6-2) by the score of 6-3 tonight. For a recap and box score go to newyorkrangers.com.
...i guess I was only half right when I said earlier today that with all the hype surrounding the goaltending match-up both goalies would probably end up getting pulled in the second period.
...i'm not sure what was more disappointing tonight the team's defensive collapse in the first period in a half or the fact that they could have easily come back in this game if they were able to bury any of their opportunities.
...you're not going to hear this too often but Dubinsky had an awful game.
...one thing I have to give this team credit for is never giving up. They skated just as hard if not harder when they went down 5-1 and had enough scoring chance to make this game interesting and keep the fans excited. If this was last year the team would have folded their tents and given up.
...nice job by Vailquette filling-in for a shell shocked Lunqvist.
...i know they went 2 for 5 on the power play tonight, but at what point does Perry Pearn start taking some heat for the league leading seven short handed goals against.
...have to keep mentioning this as once again Callahan was the best player on the ice and continues to be the only Ranger player ready from the opening whistle.
...couple of days to re-group then on to Ottawa to hopefully give Jarko Ruutu and the Senators a well deserved beat down.
For game highlights click here.