Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Rangers Watch: NYR 3, CGY 4

This is possibly the first Rangers loss of the season that can be pinned on the shoulders of Henrik Lundqvist. Ironic considering the recent quotes from the goalie's agent, Don Meehan, about the impending contract extension for King Henrik.

Battling to tie the game, Brendan Shanahan scored with 16 seconds left. It was too little too late however. What could have been the game-tying goal was negated just two minutes earlier when Lundqvist surrendered an off-angle softie to Kristian Huselius, who had a four point night.

The Rangers tend to have trouble with aggressive teams, and the Flames worked hard to take their time and space away. New York spent much of the night trying to recover the puck after their own turnovers. But the team didn't fold and, if not for the Huselius goal, had a chance to at least get a point out of the game.

Interesting to note that this was the first time since the ugly loss to Phoenix (Dec. 16) that the Rangers didn't score first.

Recaps: Y!/AP, TSN Broadband



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