This was a bit of a boring game, as the Stars are a defensive minded trapping team with a few offensive weapons, and forced the Rangers to play their way. That should sound familiar, it’s how the Rangers played in the latter half of the Tom Renney era. In the end, it was a bad turnover by Jeff Woywitka that cost the Rangers the game. Losses happen.
The Stars did what they do best: trap the opposition and capitalize off turnovers. Losses happen, and this is still a good streak by the Rangers. Remember that this is a tough eight game stretch (starting with the first Tampa game), where I said that if the Rangers go 5-3 it should be considered a success. They are currently 3-2-1, with games against St. Louis and Phoenix still to come. And they are doing this without Marc Staal or Mike Sauer.
It’s kind of ironic. The Rangers had the puck seemingly all game, but couldn’t solve the defensive setup or the goaltender. It’s like deja vu back to the Renney days, it really is. The Rang...