Hank was a scrub today. Made some good saves, early but if our standards is just making some good saves in one period then maybe he's not as good a we say. I'm sorry on a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 being a good goal and 10 being a softy, that 2nd goal was an 8, only because it was a breakaway, the shot was crap. The 3rd goal was like 100 on the softy meter.
Holtby was better than Hank tonight. If that continues, we're in big trouble.
Shots on goal are not equal. A majority of the Rangers shots were all garbage. Where as a majority of the Caps shots were QUALITY scoring chances. Hank kept the team in the game the entire 1st period, and many other points during the game.
It doesn't help that we couldn't score one real goal. We get a lucky bounce, grab a quick 1-0 lead and continue to play like trash.
I blame the officiating more than anything. The refs need to think twice about making that call on a not even borderline penalty on Asham when its the 3rd penalty in a matter of minutes. I also cannot understand how if the puck is rolling down Holtby's back it doesn't go in. Need more cameras. Game was probably over by then anyway though.
"we want to stay disciplined and stay out of the box" <<< LOL That worked out for thirty seconds.
Score on that 5 on 3 and it's a completely different game. Hagelin cashes in on that breakaway? Completely different game.
That third goal though was as back breaking as they come by Lundqvist. You knew after that the game was over. Was nice to watch McD and Girardi continue to have their heads up their ***es.
Hope to see Staal back in game 2. We need one in Washington.
honestly i knew after the caps tied it that the game was over. i said when it was 1-0 the next goal wins, if we go up 2-0 we probably hang on. once the caps tied it that meant we'd actually have to score 1 or 2 more goals to win, we know that doesnt happen with the rangers in the playoffs.