If a game where we allow 1 goal, 27 shots (25 in the first 60 minutes), not very many chances at all, is our first pairing D having a terrible game, then I can't wait till they play well.
they were not good tonight. the red wings controlled the puck at whim against them. They can struggle, its ok, they always bounce back. Rangers played a good game. not complaining, just making an observation.
Oh my God for freaking real! And it's not even just them... Steps, Richie and Zuke have been doing it too. I can't see Torts encouraging that crap
Agreed, I saw Cally one time have the puck on his forehand, unpressured, and he decided to put it to his back hand for a pass. I don't understand why he would do that. Its like purposely gimping yourself on a pass. The backhand pass is mostly ineffective even if your Sidney Crosby.
Passing from the backhand almost always limits accuracy, and speed.
Looks like the Rangers are getting their act together again. Still some rough patches and miscues, such as certain five-holes and missed defensive assignments. But they're moving in the right way after a rough patch, and hopefully they will be in full flight for the playoffs.
Ice really looked choppy and slow tonight, that and two good back-checking teams made this a grinders game. At least part of the reason the Richards line was ineffective even strength and the Callahan-Dubinsky line shone. That said, I thought the Rangers controlled most of the game, except for a scary few minutes late in the 3rd.
Good to have two lines that can score, but the 4th line looked lost out there.