Monday, February 16, 2009
When B.J. Crombeen flipped the puck past a sprawling Henrik Lundqvist, it basically solidified the notion that the Blueshirts are in a deep funk. The goal was more evidence where early in the year the Rangers would find a way to somehow pull out a victory in close contests... now, the Rangers can't even buy a win in the close games. Marc Staal, and I really love the play of this youngster overall, relaxed and forgot about B.J. Crombeen. Crombeen, in turn, collected the rebound and turned it into the game winning goal. One mistake and that's how it goes when a team is struggling. And let's face it folks, they are struggling mightily at this very moment. No scoring, the PP is laughable, and some players are not playing up to the standards that are expected. I thought the Rangers actually showed some energy against the Blues in this game, but in the end the result is what counts. What happens now is anyone’s guess. Up next, the Islanders on Wednesday night and that won't be an easy one either. Over and out!