I QUIT. I've shown patience over the past 14 games, but I can't take it anymore. The Rangers lost 2-1 to Florida tonight on a game where they outplayed Florida for literally 59 of the 60 minutes of the game. They scored 17 seconds into the game only to have it taken off of the board because the puck was "touched by a high stick." The replay showed otherwise but they never reviewed it. This was a sign of things to come.
The Rangers were quicker to the puck. They were more active shooting it. They played much better fundamental hockey. And from the 11:50 mark through the 12:50 mark in the 3rd, the Rangers allowed 2 extremely weak goals on a Booth backhander, on the entire team deciding not to guard Nathan Horton in the slot. That was the entire Rangers lapse in the game. I can't stand to relive the last 3 hours of my life any more and would rather relive the last 5 months of hockey in a Rangers by the numbers. Here are the game highlights for those interested.
- Gomez breakaway
- Callahan breakaway
- Rozsival in the right circle with half the net open
12- Number of games in the last 14 that the Rangers have not scored over two goals
0- Number of those games they have won
9- Home games left
6- Number of those games against current playoff teams
10-Road games left
4- Number of those games against current playoff teams
0- Rangers with over 20 goals
1- Rangers with a plus rating (+2 Nikolai Zherdev)
17- Rangers losses where they have scored 1 goal or less.