Sunday, February 4, 2007

Playoffs fading away

The Rangers lost to the Lightning tonight in overtime, causing them to drop further back in the standings. They have 54 points in the Eastern Conference, placing them in 11th overall, five points back of 8th seeded Carolina.

Lundqvist has been doing exceedingly well the past month, with a GAA of about 2 and a save percentage around .925 or so. Once again, the Rangers offense and defense let them down. Tampa Bay had 41 shots on goal, while the Rangers only managed 26. With so many shots taken, even an elite goalie (which I won't claim Lundqvist is yet) is going to miss one every now and again. You have to keep the puck at the other end of the ice.

There's still time for the Rangers to turn it around, but it isn't looking good.

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