Gonna be short here because it’s late and I have to wake up really early tomorrow.
The Rangers played a pretty sloppy game, but luckily, so did the Leafs. Unfortunately, we were just a little more sloppy than they were.
This comes down to a few mistakes the Rangers made, coupled with hitting 2 posts (but getting back 2 miraculous non-goals on a post and a stuff in save by Stralman), and a broken stick by Stepan. Some things went against us this game, some things went for us this game. All in all, we probably deserved to lose, but it could have gone either way.
You gotta point the finger at the D-pair of MDZ and Girardi though, those 2 were horrific all night long, no way else you can put it, those 2 cost us the game with some really bad positioning.
Nash and Stepan continue on their torrid pace, scoring huge goals for this team, but, to be fair, playing mediocre defensively as well (yes, you can call out a player even when they play a good game offensively).
I think Torts let this team off the hook a bit with his post game comments, but it is what it is guys, the Rangers gotta come back strong on Wednesday.
Speaking of, I’ve got plans on Wednesday night, so if I do get a chance to do a wrap, it’ll be super late, and also super short like this one, sorry, real life can sometimes get in the way