This one is going to be extremely short. I just finished watching the game…its 1:30 am, and I’m going to have to wake up at 5am to drive 14 hours up north to go to a cousins wedding. Which means I will also be missing game 6 and (hopefully) game 7. I’ll be DVRing them so I’ll post wrapups after I watch them both (hopefully).
On this game, well. The Rangers started off poorly AGAIN. This time it was mental rather than physical. They tried hard, but played DUMB. Gionta all alone in front of the net? Really? Unlucky with Anisimov kicking in a puck, and on and on it went. They showed some guts roaring back to tie the game, but they didn’t play well enough to start and dug themselves a huge hole. Who knows what happens if that Callahan shot goes in. Too bad, Rangers played hard, just not smart.
Also, you have to talk about Henrik. He wasn’t good tonight. He let 5 goals get past him, 1 was called back due to a high stick, but those shots all beat him. Henrik doesn’t give up 5 goals in a game very often, especially when he doesn’t see all that many shots. Let’s face it. We usually win this if Henrik is on.
OK, I’m sorry for the abruptness, but I have to try to get a few hours of sleep before trekking across the country. Here’s hoping I will come back on Monday to a Rangers Stanley Cup appearance.