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Rangers vs. Pens | 1/20/13
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01-20-2013, 09:29 PM
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Location: New York
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Ugh, those were just horrific defensive breakdowns.
First Goal: Richards takes a bad penalty and Staal tries to make a fancy outlet pass rather than just clearing the puck when he has the chance.
Second Goal: Bickel makes a terrible play going out of position and getting neither the man nor the puck. I don't understand why Bickel's on the roster. Eminger should be playing over him.
Third Goal: Just bad luck with the puck nicking off Girardi's skate.
Fourth Goal: A sloppy change hangs Lundqvist out to dry.
Fifth Goal: That was an uncharacteristically terrible play by McDonagh. He chased the puck up the right wing boards when he should've been covering the front of the net.
I know Pittsburgh has a lot of firepower, but the Rangers really did it to themselves with their sloppy defensive game. I just hope Kreider doesn't have a concussion.
I'm not worried about the offense. Outside of McD and MDZ though, i'm very worried about the D. We had an awful last month of the regular season last year, and weren't as good in the entire second half of the season as some want to believe.
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