I really really really want to be happy about this win.
But I’m finding it really tough to be happy about a win where, let’s be honest, we were dominated for most of the game. It took another superhuman performance by Henrik Lundqvist to get the 2 points.
But, did I scream my frikkin head off when Dan Girardi put it unnecessarily in the top corner when he had half the damn net to shoot at because Nabakov was totally out of position?
You damn right I did.
Still though, it was a little annoying, the tone of the game was pretty much completely dictated by the Islanders. They hunted down pucks, they pursued it, they controlled the play, we just reacted and hoped to cash in if we’re lucky… Know what this game reminded me of? Nearly every single playoff game over the past 3 years. Why is it John Tortorella coached Rangers teams seems to fall into this, hang on for dear life and hope to win the game 1-0 after your goalie has an incredible game playoff mentality? It’s really effing annoying. We’re a lot better than this, and yet it seems like when the chips go down, this team becomes far more reactive rather than proactive. They get the game taken to them, they don’t take the game to the other team. It’s sickening to be totally honest.
I’ll take it, but I’m not happy, not at all. Nor should you be.
Let’s use the remaining relatively easy schedule to get our game back, the past few have been….annoying, to say the least.