Feb 14 2013; New York, NY, USA; New York Islanders goalie Evgeni Nabokov (20) deflects a shot by New York Rangers left wing Carl Hagelin (62) during the second period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

Rangers Giveaway The Game In The Second Period, Fall In Shootout

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The Rangers had collapse similar to the game in Boston, only this time they couldn’t grab the two points in the shootout.

Some thoughts below:

  • Carl Hagelin’s best game ever in a Rangers uniform. He’s really breaking out this season.
  • Brad Richards had a night to forget. Torts benched him in the third and he deserved it. Hopefully he responds well to it.
  • Brian Boyle came back to lineup and caused havoc everywhere. No way he’s scratched Sunday.
  • Martin Biron was solid throughout the game but was absolutely awful in the shootout. He looked like a deer in the headlights. Oh, and his five-hole was wide open again in the shootout.
  • Marian Gaborik…. How can a pure goal scorer be so bad in shootouts?
  • John Tavares was a beast for the Islanders. He’s a real sight to see.
  • Be interesting to see if Torts chooses Miller or Kreider to stay with the big club. I think it will come down to one or the other.
  • Derek Stepan wasn’t as bad as Richards, but he wasn’t good tonight. He gifted Michael Grabner a breakaway in OT that nearly costed the Rangers the game right then and there.
  • These mental breakdowns with multiple goal leads need to stop. Like right now.

Onto the next one I guess. Rangers played good enough to win, and definitely deserved a point. The Rangers play again Sunday when the Capitals come to town.

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