There were a number of Rangers who pointed to the positives after tonight’s loss, and it’s not like they were completely delusional
The team was down 2-0, crawled back to tie the game, then lost in a shootout contest that is pretty much a toss-up. Had that part gone differently, we’d all be talking about this team’s resiliency in coming-fr0m-behind; and how they’ve now won two of three.
But that’s not how it turned out, of course, so instead we focus on how this team began the night so sluggishly and how they’ve now lost four of its last five. Sorry fellas, but that’s the way it works.
â€œWe did it ourselves,â€ said Markus Naslund, whose shootout attempt was gloved by Edmonton goaltender Jeff Drouin-Deslauriers, sealing the win for the Oilers. â€œWe have to play with more passion and play the game we do when we play well. We seemed to do that when weâ€™re down a coupe of goals and thatâ€™s not good enough. Itâ€™s too much work to get back in the game.â€