Originally posted on NY Rangers Blog  |  Last updated 3/14/13
Antti Miettinen's deflected goal off his body late in the second period proved to be the game winner in the Winnipeg Jets' 3-1 defeat of the New York Rangers Thursday night.  - Make that two consecutive winnable games that yield zero points for the Rangers. Players talked about it being a "big game" prior to tonight. Too many players played small and top players (Brad Richards) simply weren't good enough. - Speaking of big games...considering how tight the standings are, every game has to be considered a big game or must win. It's playoff hockey from here on out. - Once again New York has trouble sustaining any offensive pressure. Tough to score goals, draw penalties or tilt momentum if you're not forcing the opposition to outwork you. Torts preaches it constantly: be harder on the puck and win puck battles. - Lost in the defeat was the sterling play of Henrik Lundqvist. Made some excellent saves to keep his team in a tight game. Certainly not on his shoulders. - Tough to watch Marian Gaborik's failed penalty shot, but I have to give him some credit. He didn't slouch after it and actually had some quality chances. His play is maddening for sure, but it's not from a lack of effort. His confidence is just severely low. - The Rangers in general missed the net way too much in this game. Golden opportunities went wide or shots were passed up. Those have to be converted. - If the bottom six isn't going to score goals, or even be a threat to score, the Rangers aren't going to win many games.  - Really liked Steve Eminger's game. He's earned a spot on defense and the trust of the coach for now and he looks more assertive. It definitely shows in his play. - Got a kick out of the Jets' fans chanting "Tortorella." That was all lost when they continued to mock chant Lundqvist when he appeared to be hurt after a shot. - Road trip swings into Pittsburgh for a Saturday matinee.  Follow me on Twitter @TheWrage. E-mail me with any questions or comments at Jwrabel9@hotmail.com
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

WATCH: George Springer exits game after HBP

Chiefs part ways with GM John Dorsey

Oilers, Islanders swap Jordan Eberle for Ryan Strome

Report: Paul George, Spurs have strong mutual interest in trade

Cubs not hitting panic button, but sending Kyle Schwarber to minors makes sense

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Blazers reportedly open to reunion with LaMarcus Aldridge

Report: Jazz receiving heavy interest in Derrick Favors

Petition started to remove Dennis Rodman from Hall of Fame

Report: Celtics trying to get Porzingis, price may be too high

Report: Wolves considering trading seventh pick for Jimmy Butler

Lonzo Ball is already recruiting LeBron James to the Lakers

The 'NBA Draft going back to school?' quiz

2016-17 NBA Awards: The Gary Payton Award for best trash talk of the year

It’s quarterback contract silly season, starting with Derek Carr

Feeding your roundball addiction through the summer months

2017 NBA Mock Draft

Box Score 6/22: Emotion-filled Knight for Pens fans, Preds fans... and Knicks fans

The 10 best sports docs available for streaming

The 'Golden Knights will begin with a Fleury of activity' quiz

2016-17 NBA Awards: The Ricky Davis Award for most irrationally confident shooter

It's time for Satchel Paige Day in Major League Baseball

Which vets the Vegas Golden Knights should build around

Box Score 6/21: Summer of NBA trades heats up

NHL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

The 'NBA Draft going back to school?' quiz

2016-17 NBA Awards: The Gary Payton Award for best trash talk of the year

It’s quarterback contract silly season, starting with Derek Carr

The 'Golden Knights will begin with a Fleury of activity' quiz

The 10 best sports docs available for streaming

Feeding your roundball addiction through the summer months

2016-17 NBA Awards: The Ricky Davis Award for most irrationally confident shooter

It's time for Satchel Paige Day in MLB

Which vets the Vegas Golden Knights should build around

The Giants' failures for 2017 are complete, time to think of the future

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker