First Place New York Rangers Lose 3-0 to the Sens: An Omen of Things to Come?

January 14th, 2012 by Scott Abuso Leave a reply »
Thursday night the streaking New York Rangers fell to the Ottawa Senators in a 3-0 shutout. Prior to the game the Rangers were on yet another 5 game win-streak, adding to their simply amazing first half of the 2011-2012 season.

At this time, some fans may become a bit panicked or at least feel somewhat let down. This is normal. Seeing the end of a win streak is tough, especially when it ends your team's reign of having the most points in the NHL. 

The question remains—What does this loss mean?

To put it bluntly, this loss means absolutely nothing.

Though the Rangers have technically lost their spot as the first place team in NHL (putting up 58 points) as the Canucks have surpassed them in points (currently with 59), the Rangers have four games in hand on them.

The win streak that was broken was also one of the four 5+ game win streaks on the season.  Not to shabby for a team that barely grabbed a playoff spot at the end of last year's season.

This start marks the best first half of a season since, I believe, the 1993-1994 season. As a diehard New York Rangers fan, this news made me "get a good feeling ...

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