Any team in the NHL can beat any other team on any given night.
Look at the standings, EVERY team has ups and downs, its dealing with the adversity - fighting through and actually WINNING the games that matters.
The Rangers easily could have beaten either the Kings or the Ducks or both.
Its about work ethic. What do you hear from EVERY NHL COACH AFTER A LOSS THESE DAYS?
"We didnt come to work, they outworked us and they got the chances to win"
"we have to come with more intensity"
All the time. And even when the rangers HAVE come to work and outplayed their opponent, they have a brainfart for 1:45 and let in 2 or 3 goals. Or they have 45 shots from the perimeter and arent getting dirty enough to get goals, and then the other team comes down and pops one in on a 2 on1 or 3 on 2.
This team is not scoring the big goals, and RISING ABOVE THE ******** WHEN THEIR WORK ETHIC ISNT GOOD ENOUGH.
How many games have the Rangers "stole" this year?... not many. They just arent finding ways to win. They are finding ways to lose.