When you get less than 20 shots in an NHL game, chances are that you are going to lose the hockey game.
That is exactly what happened against the Anaheim Ducks today in the New York Rangers’ 2-1 shootout loss. It was an effort in which goaltender Henrik Lundqvist was brilliant while the rest of the team was lackluster.
Yes, it was great that Brad Richards’ scored the tying goal, his first as a Blueshirt, in the hockey game with just over two minutes to go but where was the rest of the offense? That is something that Rangers’ head coach John Tortorella has to be wondering two games into the season.
What was also disturbing was the team’s discipline. Time and time again the club took lazy penalties and you cannot do that against a team like the Ducks. In all, the Blueshirts took nine penalties, something that they will obviously have to cut down on.
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