I think this game sends Lindy back to the old "ride Ryan Miller for 12 games until Miller breaks down and the fanbase cries to use Enroth" routine.
It might. People are building a book on Enroth and it appears high glove and 5-hole are the supposed exploits. Then again, it might not. Tonight was a game that some level of finish up front and they're right in it, crappy goaltending or not. They've got to start scoring.
Effort was good. Adam was good. Kassian was great on the wall. Vanek's shot was nasty. Gragnani actually played very, very well tonight, though nobody will ever give him credit for that.
Enroth was utterly, abominably bad. No way around it.
Fact is, the Rangers are just a better, more talented team than the Bufchester AmeriSabres. With the number of players out, we're just not good enough to beat good team without getting the bounces. Tonight, Enroth's play, couple posts, jumpy pucks, etc lead up to a loss. They held tough for a while but this team at 60% strength just isn't good enough to beat the Rangers when Enroth can't stop a beach ball.
I thought the effort was there (G) but the SH's (B) and terrible goaltending (U) sucked the life out of this team.
And it doesn't help when the team can't finish. (B)
This creates a tough situation for the team... most of the D played pretty darn well (Sekera, McNabb), even outstandingly (Regehr), (G) while the FWD can't finish (B) and then your goaltender stinks up the place. (U)
I think this is where team leadership has to step up....not with words but effort and by example on the ice.
Your leaders cannot be inconsistant. Pommers and Roy and Vanek led last night but sloppy play by Pom on the 2nd SH (followed by Ehrhoff's laziness and Enroth's incompetence) puts a big monkey on the Capt. back. It's become crucial at this point how he and his A's handles it.