Originally posted on NY Rangers Blog  |  Last updated 3/10/13
Losses are inevitable. Even the Chicago Blackhawks couldn't avoid that. So when the Rangers lost to the Senators after four straight wins, the bigger concern was not the loss itself but how the Rangers would respond to it. For the first five minutes of today's game, the response was miserable. The Capitals were all over the Rangers, got to every loose puck, and scored as bad of a goal as any Rangers goaltender has given up in a long time. Hockey games are 60 minutes for a reason, though, and coming off a game yesterday against the Islanders it seemed unlikely that the Caps were going to keep that pace. Stepan took advantage of a sleeping Holtby, and from there the Rangers kept their foot on the gas the rest of the way. A very good response from the Rangers, and a game one could argue was as well executed as any they've played this season. Let's look at some post-game thoughts, which will be a lot more complimenting than those from two nights ago after the game against Ottawa. ...
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