I’m not sure that’s the period the Rangers were looking for after three days of we-need-to-protect-the-puck-better-in-our-end mantras. Look, I’m not an NHL coach, but I’m pretty sure being better in your own end does NOT include direct passes to the opposition.
But, you know, maybe it’s some sort of radical new breakout.
In other news:
Tough period for Jason Ward, who was hammered into the glass on one shift, then elbowed in the face the next. The only bad part is Ward never lost consciousness, since that might have spared him from having to watch his teammates.
Ditto for Marek Malik, who short of purchasing his own bus ticket, seems to be begging to be sent out of town. Just when you thought “We want Ozolinsh!” were three words you’d never hear at the Garden….