Well, the Rangers got dominated in Pittsburgh today. We can’t even say it was unexpected. The Rangers were absolutely dominated in the first period to the tune of a -24 Corsi (33 shot attempts for Pittsburgh, 9 for the Rangers). It was a miracle that the Rangers were only down a goal in the first, mostly due to the play of Henrik Lundqvist. That said, the entire team –including Hank– was sloppy for a third straight game. This needs to stop. On to the goals.
The blurrier the picture, the more fails on the play.
Penguins 1, Rangers 0
The Rangers attempted to gain the Pittsburgh zone following a face off, and Taylor Pyatt turned the puck over at the blue line instead of getting the puck deep. Roman Harmlik didn’t win board battle at the Ranger blue line. Anton Stralman got beat, Henrik Lundqvist was off his angle. This goal was all sorts of fail. It was not a good way to start the game. If everyone on the ice could re-do that shift, they would.
This needs to be stopped.
Pens 2, Ranger...