Found October 07, 2011 on Bleeding All Blue:
The New York Rangers fell 3-2 in overtime against the Los Angeles Kings in their season opener.  Registering a point is certainly a positive to take from the game, and after the first period effort something all associated with the Rangers would have signed up for.  However, given the effort of the team for the second and third periods it is somewhat disappointing to only get the single point out of the game. The Rangers kept giving the Kings opportunities with the man advantage and Jack Johnson finally took advantage with 52 second left in overtime.  Ryan McDonagh, after playing a very good game on the top defensive pair, was whistled for a questionable penalty in the offensive zone when he was tied up with Willie Mitchell with 2:09 left in overtime.  On the goal, Henrik Lundqvist was able to stop Mike Richards and Dan Girardi got a piece of the pass across, but Jack Johnson ended up with the puck on the left side and found a way to finish it. The t...

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