Were 2 minutes away from getting out of the first up 2-0, damn it.
We were a mere heads up play from being up 3-0 to end the first. Rangers screwed up too many prime scoring chances. Chicago and Anaheim would of scored more than two goals given the same chances but it is what it is.
Was it a horrible giveaway, **** yeah. But with Diaz as a liability, having to go to 5 D for the 3rd, double shifting McD, the gas tank was low. Not sure about the stats but Girardi was one of our most physical players out there tonight.
Moore will be back next game, all pairings stabilize and we go out there and split this series. Dan will score a big goal for us sometime in this series, don't write this guy off.
I think we will be fine. Their top forwards did absolutely nothing. Gaborik and Kopitar invisible. Brown/Richards invisible. Carter did a little bit with that one wraparound chance but other than that not much. We obviously won't control play throughout this like we did in the first and they won't like they did in the third. Gotta stop with the stupid turnovers and Lundqvist has to be better (he was good, not great tonight).
king are always at the ready with their sticks on the ice. they are always ready for the 2nd and 3rd chances. rangers over pass and miss connections nonstop, becomes even more amplified when they aren't getting any shots. the reliance on richards and mcd to blast every other puck from the point on the PP just isn't going to work.
Kings capitalize on their scoring chances, Rangers don't. It's that simple. If the Rangers converted on their quality chances the way the Kings did, we could've won by 2 goals. The Rangers are just awful shooters.
Sad but true.
You know what though?
Even when they HAD quality chances...THEY DON'T ****ING SHOOT!!!!!!!!!!!!