Rangers struggle and lose 6-2 to Ottawa

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  • PPG – Vladislav Namestnikov (5) ASST: Connor Brown (10), Nick Paul (3)

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Adam Rotter:

  • This was beyond frustrating because the Rangers looked like they were going to run Ottawa out of the building after dominating the first 10 or so minutes. Ottawa tied it, the Rangers paraded to the penalty box and just lost their structure, intensity and their way.
  • Ottawa worked harder after the 10 minute mark of the first, they won battles, were quicker to pucks, blocked a lot of shots and frustrated and stymied the Rangers at every turn.
  • It’s one thing to be out-played, out-worked and embarrassed by the Bruins as they are possibly the best team in the East, but to have that happen for 40-45 minutes against the last place Senators, that can’t happen if you have any designs on doing anything this season.
  • It’s very possible that this is who the Rangers are, that they are a team that will play well for 2, maybe three games in a row, show promise and an upward trajectory and then throw in a stinker that makes you question who the real Rangers are.
  • Henrik Lundqvist comes back in Wednesday, not that Georgiev was the problem tonight, Marc Staal will almost surely be back in for either Hajek or Lindgren and, most importantly, hopefully Mika Zibanejad returns.
  • One thing the Rangers did last year, and what they did after the Boston game, was respond after poor outings. Hopefully the Rangers from the first 10 minutes and the past two games show up on Wednesday against Detroit because losing two in a row, to teams 30 and 31 in the league, will not be good for anyone especially with Carolina on Thursday.