Let's call a spade a spade: Holtby has completely outplayed Lundqvist in this series.
Disagree. He maybe has matched Lundqvist, but the Rangers offense has been unimpressive throughout. Holtby isn't robbing them left and right, he's making routine saves that yes, even an AHL goalie should make.
Guy hasn't been tested at all. ALL SERIES. People who think he is out playing Lundqvist are delusional. The dude faces 30 perimeter shots per game, that if any beat him it would be a bad goal, and people rave about him. He only has to make 2 or 3 good saves on a nightly basis.
This is the story of the past what, 3 years?
The Rangers never test rookies, mediocre goalies, and has-beens. When they do, magically they usually score, shocker.
When the Rangers put up 30+ shots, 99% of them are from the perimeter, bad angles, and through traffic in to the logo. It's pathetic.
Could you imagine how good this team would be with just two legit scoring lines that were consistently dynamic?
Caps look like they want it more, plain and simple. And the PP is once again killing this team. Gotta get one on the 4 minute PP.
20 minutes to get it together. Not quitting on the team because they've proved me wrong over and over but if they come out with the effort they had in the first two periods, this game is about over. LGR!
Rangers suck........think i'll go route for the Kings. Thanks.......
PS. Absolutely pathetic performance so far. Laying another absolute EGG after Monday night. Unreal. Worst PP in the League, no hustle tonight. Caps want it more. We seem like we shoulda just stayed in Manhattan. No Show. No Heart. What else needs to be said
Chances are not good for this game. I agree. But you'd think this was game 7.
Not an overreaction at all.
A supposedly championship caliber team should not **** the bed like this in an elimination game. This team has no killer instinct, an anemic offense and powerplay, and is getting severely outworked. Those problems should give any Rangers fan powerful doubts about the outcome of Game 7.
I've generally been a Tortorella supporter, but he deserves to be fired after the way he's handled the past 40 minutes. Go down early, make no adjustments after failing to tie it after the first. Go down 2-0, arguably our best player in Game 1 is stuck on the 4th line getting 3 minutes of ice time, and 3rd/4th line tweeners are getting top 6 minutes. To top it off, still no adjustments have been made. Same old dump and chase strategy, down by two goals.
My blood is boiling right now. Distraught is another way of putting it. It's been sickening to watch the way this team has played and been managed this game when the chance to do something this organization hasn't done in 15 YEARS is right there for the taking. This game can still be salvaged if adjustments are made and the rightful players get the ice time they deserve. I'm not counting on it though.
Fired is extreme ... but he needs to rip them apart and wake them up and start playing his TALENTED players.