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nullCaught this beauty over on the HF Boards:

Biron was so upset about losing this game that he went out and stood in front of a train. However the train went right through his legs…

Yep. Yeah. Right. I’ve been saying this for how long now? Biron’s 5-hole has become larger and larger as his inability to move side to side becomes a bigger problem. The guy can’t move laterally so he’s spreading his legs farther apart. That makes him VERY susceptible to shots between the legs. He needs to either work on closing that 5-hole a hell of a lot quicker, or needs to start playing farther out of the net, standing up a little and daring the teams to take him side to side. Whatever he does, he needs to do it soon, because the Rangers can’t afford to piss away points with the Eastern Conference title on the line. Make no mistake boys and girls, if Henrik is in net tonight, we win this, in regulation.

This is not to totally put the blame on Birons shoulders. He was not good in this one, but he wasn’t the sole reason we lost. Torts was right, the Rangers were VERY sloppy. How many odd man rushes or flat out partial breakaways did you see? Too many for my liking. For a team that prides itself on defensive zone coverage, the Rangers were woefully inept at times in some of the most basic coverages. Matt Moulson in front of the net, 2 guys on him, not a single one of them takes his stick. Terrible. PA Parenteau left all alone to blast a shot past Biron, where did the defenseman go on that one?

This was a terribly played game, but the Rangers have gotten used to winning games like this. They play a mediocre game, and they pull out 2 points thanks to the man between the pipes. Unfortunately, that guy between the pipes was Biron, and you can’t get away with games like that with him there, he’s just flat out not good enough. If I’m not mistaken this is now game number 7 out of his last 8 where his save percentage has been under .900. You can’t win with goaltending that bad…not without a hell of a lot more talent than we have.


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