If you’re looking for a synopsis of this lost weekend, that would be it.
Yes, the Rangers can come back and win two at the Garden. They’ve beaten the Penguins in all four games there this season, and they staged the same type of comeback last year against Buffalo.
But that doesn’t change the fact that this team had a chance to steal at least one win here, and they didn’t. And as much as players said it wasn’t the case, I couldn’t help but feel that the events of Friday carried into today.
So now it’s backs-against-the-wall time, and while it wasn’t quite Mark Messier against the Devils, Henrik Lundqvist issued his own sort of guarantee today.
â€œIt feels like the difference between these two teams is not that big. It could be one bounce thatâ€™s the difference,â€ he said. â€œWe should go back to New York and put more pressure on them. I think they looked a little better than they are.Â I know we can put more pressure on them. Weâ€™re going to do that in New York and weâ€™re going to get the win.â€