New York Rangers’ Inability To Finish Still a Concern

December 7th, 2009 by Rob Cristino Leave a reply »
It’s the same story told again and again.

The New York Rangers are not generating enough offense and are not getting enough contributions from their well-paid players. Even when they are generating scoring chances, they are failing to finish—a problem that continues to haunt New York and its faithful fans.

In Sunday's loss to Detroit, the Rangers let slip, what should have been, a hard-earned and well-fought victory. A win that could've been used as a momentum builder, but instead, is just another tough defeat, as the Blueshirts leave Madison Square Garden once again a broken team.

"It is a tough game to lose," said Ryan Callahan. "They are all tough games when you lose them. It is tough when you feel like you play a good 60 [minutes] and they score late in the game. It is a tough loss."

The Rangers battled the Red Wings for two periods before falling apart in the final period by allowing the go-ahead-goal with just 2:03 remaining. Yes, it was a weak goal allowed by Henrik Lundqvist, an easy shot that he should've stopped, but the Rangers should've never been in that situation in the first place.

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