Originally posted on NY Rangers Blog  |  Last updated 12/28/11

The New York Rangers (22-9-4) lost to the Washington Capitals (18-15-2) by the score of 4-1, tonight. For a boxscore and recap go to Yahoo! Sports.

...listen, you can't win them all but you have to wonder if this team just wants to get to the Winter Classic at this point. Playing against a desperate Caps team didn't help.

...in case you haven't noticed, Richards has just two points (2g) in the last 10 games with a -3.

...i don't blame Del Zotto for fumbling a bouncing puck on the blueline, but I do for losing his man Johanssen on the goal two seconds later. And what was he doing on the fourth goal?

...didn't take Hagelin long to go from the penthouse to the outhouse with a -3 and being dropped from the Richards line.

...while Callahan is an absolute warrior out there, I cringe every time I see him throw his body in front of a shot. You have to wonder if the Rangers would be better off if he didn't do that. See the end of last season.

...Biron pretty much left out to dry tonight. Not much defensive help.

...solid game from Mitchell who was great along the boards tonight.

...did the GAS line miss the stop off in Washington and head straight to Florida?

...remember when the Rangers were winning faceoffs and scoring on the power play? Me neither.

...not really a fan of the fourth line right now. Just not doing it for me.

...off tomorrow then at Florida Firday night.

For post game quotes & video click the "Read More" tab below.

QUOTES:
Brian Boyle...

"We didn't take care of the puck, and that burned us. We don't want to give the puck away, we want them to earn it. Those are the things we don't want to do, and in this league there aren't a lot of comebacks, so we really beat ourselves."

Jeff Woywitka...

"Obviously they have some players that transition quick and make things happen quick, and if we are not smart in the right areas they can burn us on it because they have the talent to do that. We weren't strong enough in those areas tonight, and they got a couple goals off of (turnovers). Now we have to learn from it and move on."

VIDEO:
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