Thursday, March 31, 2011

N.Y. RANGERS ~ The Rivalry, Part VI


New York Islanders

From Uniondale, Long Island

Rangers lead season series 4-1

New York Rangers:  Way To Go Guys!!

Last Night's FINAL
New York Rangers  0
Buffalo Sabres  1

They didn't play badly.  They just didn't play to win. 

Henrik Lundqvist got beat high on the blocker-side, and that was that.  Tim Connolly of Buffalo blasted a slap shot past Henrik while everyone was still looking the other way. was more like we had a three on two short-handed opportunity; had a shot attempt blocked; and then Buffalo skated back the other way, post-haste, and scored a power play goal for the Sabres.  The one goal held off Marc Staal's 2nd period interference penalty.

Jhonas Enroth; Remember That Name Ranger Fans.  Because if you guys fail to make the playoffs this year, I'll never let you live it down!  You got shut out by Jhonas Enroth in the most crucial game of the season.  Buffalo's back-up goalie stepped in because Ryan Miller was suffering a "lower body injury" and proceeded to blank the Rangers when they could least afford to lose.  We only managed 23 shots against him, while Buffalo peppered the Blueshirts with 35 shots.

The Rangers had a goal waved off...  But whatever.  Last night was Total Fail - Failure to seize the moment!
They chose to continue doing this the hard way.  So now the Rangers sit in eighth place because of tie-breakers.  Carolina is only three points away. 

Great..   Way to go.

From Buffalo to Eighth to Long Island......  What's next?

GOTTA WIN Boyz.  No choice.

For The ISLANDERS ~ Former N.Y. Ranger draft pick; Al Montoya will start tonight in goal in place of Rick DiPietro.  The Islanders lost to the Devils last night 3-2 at The Rock in Newark.


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