John Tortorella…you are dead wrong.
The Rangers did not play a good game tonight. Sure, they had some chances, sure they had some GREAT chances, but that doesn’t mean they played a good game.
Not when you give up the quality chances we did, and not when you make such idiotic mistakes in a game you absolutely had to have against a team that is decimated by injuries, and…we….kinda sucks.
I’ll take the win, but I wasn’t all that happy. Those 2 mistakes were hideous, and a team like us just shouldn’t be making those kinda mistakes.
It would be one thing if we finished on those chances and went up like 5-1 or something.
We didn’t play smart, we didn’t finish on our chances, and it took a soft call and a lucky bounce to get us in the playoffs through the front door, rather than the back door. Also, let’s note the Jets fell apart AFTER we won our game.
That’s a good game? I dunno.
This just didn’t sit right with me. Kinda the opposite of the way I felt against the Panthers. I just didn’t like what I saw, way too many mistakes. A lot of the chances we gave up were also either shot wide, or blocked by our team in front.
I don’t like the way we just give up the points too. Far too many teams just move the puck up high and start creating movement down low to re-set their offense. It’s annoying, and leads to long stretches of being trapped in your zone. I like the 5 goalie mentality, but we don’t challenge the points when we have the opportunity, which is annoying as all hell.