The New York Rangers certainly didn’t resemble a team that entered Saturday night riding a seven game winning streak by playing a listless game in a 4-0 loss to the Montreal Canadiens. The Rangers were a step behind from the opening drop of the puck as they failed to threaten Montreal much at all. Only generating 17 shots against the injury depleted Canadiens blue line is inexcusable.
Anyone looking to put this loss on Martin Biron is missing the point of tonight’s game. Biron gave up a soft goal to Gionta in the second period, but with the lack of effort by the rest of the guys who dressed it wouldn’t have mattered.
Only player that seemed to have jump tonight was Brandon Prust.
It was an awful effort, but they were due for a bad game after winning seven in a row, so do not lose sight of the good that his been done lately just because of this one. Sometimes an awful performance like this is the reality check that a team needs as it will get their attention again and give Tortorella something to get back to working on. Worst part about this one is that the Rangers have three more days off before they get back at it down in Florida against the Panthers.