Found October 29, 2011 on The Rangers Tribune:
The pathetic effort from the Rangers in their home opener against the Maple Leafs on Thursday was one thing. Tonight's collapse against the Ottawa Senators? A whole different level of disappointment. The Rangers had this game in the palms of their hands, up 4-1 in the third period with the crowd on their side, but once Jason Spezza scored for the Senators to cut the deficit to 4-2, New York deflated and things quickly went downhill from there. At that point, they were destined to lose. John Tortorella's squad picked up where they left off on Thursday in the first period of this one, playing dismal hockey and being outshot badly. The Rangers were a step slower than their opponent in the first 20 minutes, forcing the crowd to get on them early and bring out the "We Want Avery" chants. Chris Neil scored late in the period to give Ottawa a 1-0 lead, leaving the Blueshirts to get boo'd off the ice. The team came out with more energy in the second period, a...
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