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That is the perfect word to describe last night’s 4-1 New York Rangers’ loss to the St. Louis Blues.
The team had trouble generating sustained offense, looked lost in their own zone and generally disinterested in winning the hockey game. Put those three things together and it certainly spell l-o-s-s for the Blueshirts.
While St. Louis Blues’ netminder Brian Elliott did make 25 saves in the hockey game last night, the quality scoring chances that the Rangers generated were minimal. There were too many shots from the outside, not enough shots from prime scoring areas and because of the way Elliott plays, no rebounds to pounce on.
At the other end, the Rangers allowed 36 shots against and despite allowing four goals, including a fluky one off of defenseman Dan Girardi, Rangers’ netminder Henrik Lundqvist was not terrible and made 32 saves in a losing effort.
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Pre-game notes from the NYR:
NEW YORK RANGERS at ST. LOUIS BLUES
Thursday, Dec. 15, 8:00 p.m.
Scottrade Center – St. Louis, Missouri
Rangers: 17-7-4 (38 pts)
Blues: 17-9-3 (37 pts)
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Brian Elliott made 25 saves, and Alex Steen had a goal and an assist in the St. Louis Blues' 4-1 victory over the New York Rangers on Thursday night.
Standings: Blues (17-9-3), Rangers (17-7-4)
Leading Scorer: Alexander Steen (9-10-19)
Goaltender: Brian Elliott (15 GP, 1.45 GAA, .947 SV%)
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