Originally posted on NY Rangers Blog  |  Last updated 2/23/13
Game Summary: LOLOLOLOLOL Observations: Tough to watch a team that barely plays like they care... Rangers played a good "road period" to start... very physical, 15 hits in the first, kept the Habs chances to a minimum. Rangers led 6-3 in shots. However, the next 40 minutes was easily among the worst I've ever seen out of the Rangers. The second period alone easily ranked among the worst hockey the Rangers have produced, they had no answer for the Habs third line (Eller, Galchenyuk, Cole) for the second straight game. For those hating on Del Zotto should watch Matt Gilroy's second period, I get McDonagh was hurt, but what is this guy doing on the PK? He was on the ice for all 3 goals against. McDonagh gets plastered along the glass by Max Pacioretty and no one comes to his defense... then again, it has been like that all season as guys have gone down so why bother at this point... RIchards had the best seat in the house for Galchenyk's goal... poking your stick out isn't much of a deterrent against the speedy forward. Miller needs to be much more decisive with the puck, he led a 3 on 1 in the second period only to stick handle his way into a turnover for Montreal, one of the rare golden chances the Rangers had all game. Call-up Christian Thomas played ok,12:46 TOI, 2 shots, saw power play time... Gaborik needs to be much better than he's played since Nash went down, well deserved benching in the third... I have to question what Girardi was thinking, exposing his ankle like that to a Subban shot late in a game that was well out of reach. Already down McDonagh and Del Zotto, no need to put yourself in harm's way as well. Shame it took Biron getting run late for the Rangers to show any heart that was sorely needed from someone during that pitiful showing of a NHL franchise. What's left of the Rangers + Whale call-ups host the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday. Follow me on twitter: @NYRblogneill Email me: c1rcaiff27@comcast.net
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