How the **** does one leave Kovalchuk open on the side of the net for 15 seconds?
I can't believe this crap. Well, the Rangers have been pitiful in the first in this series and good in the second and third. Just hope they settle down after this intermission and can come back... again.
Marc Staal and Del Zotto looked abysmal. They're giving up an odd man rush every other shift.
Rangers look absolutely gassed out there. No effort. Devils are skating around them like cones. Right now, their biggest strength (defense) has become a glaring weakness. Multiple odd man rushes, mini-breakaway chances, no rebound support, etc. No BLOCKING SHOTS. The team is gassed. Period.
We didn't even get one quality shot on Brodeur. A cutout of Ken Wregget could have kept the Devils lead at 2-0.
Downright awful performance. Devils deserved the series in 4 or 5. Instead, they'll get it in 6. It was a good run though. I'm pleased with where we had gotten.
Opponents have figured Hags and Stepan in the playoffs a long time ago - so getting a relativly unknown playmaker who plays with his heart on his sleve, doesn't back down, throws his body around, scores and makes tape to tape passes in dangerous areas can ONLY help at this point..
And he scored against the devs by standing in front of the goal, you know..the place our top 6 guys avoids the best they can..
New York trails 2-0 in the second period. Sensing the game is slipping away the Ranger's use their only time-out. Not a word was spoken. But the Captain led his team back onto the ice and the rest is hockey history...