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

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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