Monday, December 5, 2011

Rangers Winning Streak Snapped In 4-2 Loss To Leafs

The New York Rangers had a number of streaks end in a 4-2 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs Monday night at Madison Square Garden. The loss snapped New York's five game winning streak overall, and seven game home winning streak.

New York played sloppy, lifeless hockey for the first half of the game resulting in a 3-0 deficit just 6:49 into the second period.

Artem Anisimov and Marian Gaborik tallied within 1:32 of each other to give the Rangers hope. Anisimov capitalized on a loose puck in the slot to score his fourth of the season, third straight hame. Gaborik converted on a 5-on-3 on a great feed from Stepan.

The Rangers had chances, but never got the tying goal behind Guatavsson before Steckel sealed the outcome with his empty netter.

Arguably the worst game Ryan McDonagh has played this season aa he struggled all night.
Artem Anisimov continues to improve and was the Rangers best player again.