The Rangers lost their second straight home game earlier tonight vs. the Devils.
Here are the highlights from the loss:
Here is the video of Coach Tortorella’s post game news conference:
Henrik Lundqvist had this to say about tonight’s loss:
“It hurts to lose the game. We came back after the first couple of periods. They came out pretty strong. When you lose the puck at the wrong time of the game, it is going to really hurt you. We came back and played really well in the second half of the game. It is a tough way to lose a game.”
I really don’t think the Rangers played as well as they seem to think they did tonight. They came out in the first with no push and almost no forecheck and were down 2-0 after one. The second period was the only highlight for the Blueshirts as Torts must have read them the riot act between periods but even with the goals by Marian Gaborik and Ales Kotalik they couldn’t grab the momentum and control of the game. After the Dainis Zubrus goal in the third, they were unable to solve Brodeur and tie it up. Another lackluster performance from a team that seems light years from the high energy attacking squad that reeled off seven straight wins. Torts better find some line combinations during tomorrow’s practice and stick with them because tonight he juggled just like Tom Renney used to and got a similar result to that of his predecessor.
The Rangers next game is Saturday night in Montreal.