Henrik Lundqvist basically faced a game’s worth of shots in the first two periods of Saturday’s game against the San Jose Sharks, and he finally bucked in the final frame.
The Sharks scored three goals in a little more than third period to beat the New York Rangers by a score of 4-1, firing a ridiculous 52 shots on goal overall.
With a closed-door meeting after the game and plenty of angry quotes, it was clear that the Rangers realized how poorly they played today.
New York Newsday’s Steve Zipay collected some blistering comments from the Rangers following that loss, with some highlights being:
“Not competing hard”
Hanging Lundqvist out to dry
While the Sharks continue to stick with it in the competitive Pacific races, the Metro situation suddenly looks a little less comfortable for the Rangers. The Pittsburgh Penguins are closing fast in that regard, and maybe that fuels that fire a little bit more?
The Rangers get a chance to respond with a home game against the Florida Panthers on Monday.