Rangers Dig Their Own Graves in Lethargic Display vs. Bruins

March 21st, 2010 by Greg Caggiano Leave a reply »
This was the single biggest game of the season for the New York Rangers, and perhaps their biggest regular season game in the last decade. They needed this win to entertain any thought about reaching the postseason. How did they perform? Well, just look in the dictionary and a pick a word completely opposite of how they were supposed to play today.

Listless. Lethargic. Un-energetic. Careless. Those words come to mind.

The Rangers showed their fans today that they simply don’t care; that there is no urgency at all with the season winding down and the gap between them and the eighth place Bruins growing wider. The Rangers needed their last game versus the St. Louis Blues, but this one was 10 times more important. If they won today, the edge would only be one point for Boston. It is now five.

From the opening faceoff, the Rangers played like all they had to do to win the game was tie their skate laces. The first period was uneventful, if not completely boring. The Bruins would strike first near the end of the second period when Miroslav Satan netted his fifth of the season.

But the Bruins would seal the deal midway th ...

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