I did not watch last night’s game 4 clash between the Rangers and Bruins, my heart just could not take it. I turned the game off after the first Bruins goal, and after watching the way the Rangers were playing, I fully expected them to lose this game.
And yet, here I am writing a post about the Rangers with a teensy, eensy bit of hope shall we say? But I’m still worried because somehow when I get even a little hope in this team, they disappoint me. At least the Rangers have nothing to lose at this point. I’ll probably be watching Game 5, but I really don’t know how much more I can take!!!!
Fun Fact: In the 2010 series where the Bruins collapsed against the Flyers….. the Flyers were down 3-0, and actually ended up winning game 4 in OT, 5-4! If the Rangers can get a win in Boston, the B’s might start to panic! We shall see!
One last note, I loved Kreider’s speed on the OT goal. Like I said, Torts just doesn’t know what to do with these players. He is in a position now where he has no choice to play them– and that can only help this team! Win or lose, I still want a new coach next season!
Mikey Dislikes It!!!! Tortorella and the Rangers go into action again for Game 4 tonight….. and I am not too impressed the way the Rangers have come out and played these playoffs. I understand they have some injuries to contend with (see Staal and Clowe), but this team has underachieved all season long, and I place the blame solely on the coach. I don’t understand how an NHL coach can insult his own players at a press conferece– cue up the “Hagelin stinks on the Power Play” quote– while at the same time praising Bruins players like Marchand! That, in my opinion, is the opposite of leadership and is why the Rangers have no fight in them this year. Regardless, at least Torts finally grew a pair and benched his BFF Richards….. that guy has been completely useless on the ice and is exactly where he should be— at home! Maybe, just maybe, the Rangers squeak one out tonight with a new look and nothing to lose….. but let’s be honest, I’m not getting my hopes up!!!!