Good: Lundqvist in mid season form, Rick Nash, Callahan, Pyatt, PK.
Bad: Zebras in the 1st period, flowerplay, Hagelin, Segal, Gaborik, team's slowness, lack of offensive chemistry, the loss.
Low point of the night: 5 on 3 power play with Richards, Callahan, Stepan, Nash, Gaborik. That's 150 goals worth of offensive talent in a 82 game season and you can't score on a 5 forwards 5 on 3 with Chara in the box? Could have tied it, grabbed the momentum. Failed, game over.
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worst: faceoffs. Were we even 25% tonight?
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more bad: Bickel.
And Kovalev, at 39, has 3 pts, more than the entire "elite" Rangers team. It's only a 48 game season so let's cut the ******** with "it's only 1 game".
There are teams who go 0-1 in the NFL and end up winning their conference. 0-1 in a 48 game season is meaningless. I guess you expected the Rangers to go 48-0? What difference is it if they lost today or a week from now?
This may sound like an exaggeration but I haven't been this humiliated by the Rangers in years. Maybe ever. We had such high expectations and I saw a team get embarrassed on the ice. One player showed up. The offense and defense was putrid. We couldn't get a forecheck, we couldn't skate the puck in with speed. Everything the Bruins did with ease. Honestly this was their worst game since the 4-0 masterpiece they had against Montreal last year. But that game was overdue they won 7 in a row before and Montreal owns us in Montreal. We own the Bruins. We had all this hype and came in as cup favorites. We looked like a bottom feeder. This was a humbling defeat to me. Hopefully for the team too. The team read their press clippings too much and decides working hard was optional.