Originally posted on Blue Seat Blogs  |  Last updated 1/26/13
Tonight’s breakdown is courtesy of myself and The Suit. All in all, the Rangers outplayed the Maple Leafs for most of the contest, but a few defensive miscues and a subpar power play prevented the Rangers from running away with the win early in the contest. Instead they had to battle it out for the W in the third period. On to the goals… Leafs 1, Rangers 0 This goal was just a mess all around for the Rangers. First, Ryan McDonagh coughs up the puck thanks to a forecheck by Mikhail Grabovski. John Michael-Liles picked up the loose puck, and both McDonagh and Dan Girardi move up to block a shot attempt by Liles. Grabovski, who forced the turnover at the top of the circle, was left wide open on the other side of the net, right in front of Henrik Lundqvist. Grabovski just had to out wait the isolated Lundqvist, which isn’t hard for the skilled forward in that position. Just bad communication between McD and G. Leafs 2, Rangers 0 The Rangers, showing more rust, took a bad too many men pe...
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