The Rangers Got Outplayed By The Bruins

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Brownie and I podcasted immediately following the game last night and can be listened to at the very beginning of the episode, here:

  • Sheeesh, the Bruins look pretty good right now. They’re deep, well coached, and they’re doing this without McAvoy, Krecji and Forbort. This team is dangerous and do they ever look like it?
  • The first period was a complete and utter failure for the Rangers who were sporting their Reverse Retro jerseys. The Bruins out worked the Rangers, won 50/50 battles, and made it hard for the Rangers to create any offense near the house where high danger chances are formed. That was about as good of a road first period as the Bs could’ve asked for.
  • These jerseys were 100 times better than last years.
  • I’m worried about Ryan Lindgren. Think about the abuse that guy has gone through throughout the years and he always comes back. You have to hope the Rangers are just being safe rather than sorry.
  • Speaking of Lindgren, he laid out Pastrnak twice and Bergeron once in the 3:09 that he played. Thats right, in just over 3 minutes he put on a highlight reel of clean, hard, physical hits. 55 always seems to play at his best facing the team who drafted him.
  • The loss of Ryan Lindgren made it abundantly clear that the Rangers need an NHL caliber 6th defenseman. I’m not talking anything fancy – I’m talking about a guy who can eat pucks, stay at home, make simple passes and be reliable in the D-zone. Jones spent the majority of the night chasing, being out muscled and shooting the puck nowhere near the net. I know its early, I know its growing pains, but for the Rangers to make a run and make a real run, they’re going to need someone reliable on the back end. Can it be Jones? Thus far, it’s not looking good. But yes, it is early.
  • The second period was better and it looked like the Rangers finally found their legs. They were creating chances based off of winning puck battles and Vesey was able to redeem himself for the Rangers first goal. If you remember, in the first 88 swatted Vesey off like an annoying little mosquito before he went shelf from an impossible angle. It was a great pass from 93 and a good lane to the net taken by Vesey. Did you guys see who got the secondary assist on this and the other Ranger goal? Perhaps the quietest two point night for Kaapo Kakko – but we’ll take it.
  • What a hit by Schneider. I fucking love this kid. He plays the game simple, he plays the game hard, and he plays the game with respect. What an absolutely textbook NHL hit.
  • You also have to love Goodrow skating from the other end to join in the mosh pit. Ultimate teammate. 
  • How happy was ESPN that this happened?
  • Welcome back to another edition of, Did Chris Kreider play last night?
  • Trouba absolutely cannot lose that battle back door to Charlie Coyle. I understand Coyle is a big body but you’re the captain of the New York Rangers in a tied game, third period, of a nationally televised game. That cannot happen. I think as Rangers fans we expect more from #8 and I think he would agree.
  • What an answer by Fox. How good is this guy? It’s going to be a long long time until we see another defenseman like this guy. Did you guys know he’s only 24?
  • The Bruins responded with 3 straight goals and took the game 5-2 at MSG.
  • I know you’re not going to win every game but you have to think the guys have a little bit more to offer than that. The Rangers started the year off great against teams like the Lightning, the Wild and the Avs. I love when we play teams that should make the playoffs because that’s when you expect your best players to play their best. I didn’t think 93 or 10 had bad games, I just think they were outplayed guys like 37, 63 and 88.
  • Next game is Sunday against the Red Wings and I can’t wait to see how they respond. The Wings will be on the second half of their back to back and the Rangers better attack and attack early. There’s blood in the water and there’s no better opportunity to start another win streak then now.

Author: Ked

1st line thoughts with a 4th line heart. Hope you guys enjoy the site and let us know what we can do to make it better. ALWAYS remember-- When in doubt, glass and out.

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