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Rangers lose a two goal lead to Detroit; Nash scores 17th of the season

Bobby Bevilacqua

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Cam Talbot made 31 saves tonight, but could not do it all, as the Rangers dropped their second straight game, losing to Detroit by a final score of 3-2. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

For the eighth time this season, the New York Rangers (11-10-4) gave up a lead, allowing the Detroit Red Wings (16-6-5) to score three straight goals, dropping their second consecutive game.

Rick Nash scored his 17th goal of the season, bringing his point streak to seven games. Nash now has 27 points (17-10-27) in the team’s first 25 games.

Cam Talbot allowed 3 goals on 34 shots, with the first two coming just 1:01 apart. Talbot had his shutout streak snapped at over 159 minutes. Talbot’s record fell to 2-3-1 with the loss. Read the rest of this entry

Practice Notes: Dan Boyle back in the lineup, Cam Talbot to start

Bobby Bevilacqua

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The last time that the Rangers played the Red Wings, Derick Brassard scored the game winner in overtime to give New York a 4-3 victory. Photo courtesy of MSG Photos.

After four straight days without a game, the Rangers (11-9-4) will travel to Detroit (15-6-5) to take on the Red Wings for the second time this season.

The Rangers struggled at times on Monday, losing by a final score of 6-3. Henrik Lundqvist allowed five goals on the first 17 shots that he faced, and the Rangers also struggled defensively.

However, Cam Talbot will get the start on Saturday. Talbot has fond memories of Detroit, when he won his first career NHL game there on October 26, 2013, making 32 saves on 34 shots. Derick Brassard would win the game in overtime for the Rangers. Read the rest of this entry

How to deal with the Rangers’ inconsistencies; Player Updates

Bobby Bevilacqua

Vigneault and team 10-27

So far this season, the Rangers have dealt with changing lineups, a slew of injuries, and multiple line changes throughout the first 24 games. The Blueshirts are hoping that as the starting lineup plays more games together, the chemistry and consistency will develop. Photo courtesy of MSG Photos.

The one thing that is always mentioned during the Rangers’ press conferences and interviews is consistency; their lack of it, how to build it, and how to sustain it.

Consistency has been a season-long issue for the Rangers, starting with the injuries that plagued them during the early part of the season. This led to Vigneault having to move some players around, like playing Martin St. Louis at center, despite playing the right wing for the entirety of his career. Read the rest of this entry

Rangers lose third straight to Lightning; Power play continues to score

Bobby Bevilacqua

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The Rangers dropped their third straight game against the Lightning this season by a score of 6-3. Martin St. Louis scored against his former team again, but it was not enough to beat the high powered Tampa Bay team. Photo courtesy of MSG Photos.

For the third time in two weeks, the Rangers (11-9-4) fell to the red-hot Tampa Bay Lightning (17-6-2), this time by a score of 6-3.

The Rangers were in the game for the first two periods, and playing pretty well, until two goals in 1:24 in the third period derailed New York. Tampa would seal the win with an empty netter late in the period.

Henrik Lundqvist really struggled tonight, giving up 5 goals on the first 17 shots he faced. He would finish with 15 saves and a .750 save percentage. Read the rest of this entry