Originally written on Blue Seat Blogs  |  Last updated 4/8/13

UNIONDALE, NY - DECEMBER 17: Michael Del Zotto #4 of the New York Rangers skates against the New York Islanders at the Nassau Coliseum on December 17, 2009 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Boy were the Rangers sloppy in this one. Michael Del Zotto had a very rough game, and had three separate miscues that led directly to Leafs goals. The Leafs aren’t elite, but they are good enough that if you make miscues like that they will capitalize. Rick Nash and Derek Stepan were able to keep this game interesting with timely goals, but they represented 50% of the players that weren’t sloppy (Mats Zuccarello, Anton Stralman). This was ugly to watch all around, and the Rangers came out on the losing end because of their sloppiness. On to the goals: Leafs 1, Rangers 0 Stay with your man MDZ. With the Rangers making a bad change (as Joe pointed out), the Leafs rushed in on a semi-3-on-2 with Phil Kessel, James van Riemsdyk, and John Michael-Liles, with Michael Del Zotto and Anton Stralman back. Kessel’s shot gets deflected wide, and Liles goes behind the net for the puck. Stralman is with him, but Del Zotto leaves van Riemsdyk alone in front to go to Liles as well. Henrik Lundqvis...
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