Rangers Fall Short In Game 3
The New York Rangers didn't have their 'A' game against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday night. Lackluster play during power play's, that resulted in no goals, along with a penalty kill that seemed to fall asleep at times, the Rangers just didn't seem to have it last night as they fell 3-1 to the Penguins in game 3.
Matt Cullen scored the eventual game-winner as he took a bouncing puck that got past the Rangers defense of Dan Boyle and Keith Yandle, burying the one-on-one opportunity against goaltender Henrik Lundqvist.
"We kept saying it, we kept telling ourselves, we had to lay it in and shoot it," Rangers captain Ryan McDonagh said. McDonagh played in game 3 after missing the first two games of the series with a broken hand.
"We were hoping to come home and to get the building energized and to get ourselves energized," Lundqvist said. "They just played very well defensively. They didn't give up much. I don't know what to say."
On a night where the Rangers finally got some stellar play from Rick Nash, who scored the team's only goal, they failed to slow down the pace of the Penguins who look to play fast. The pace of the first period was exciting for fans, but nerve wracking for the Rangers who won game 2 by slowing down the pace.
As they head into game 4 on Thursday night the Rangers have a lot of work to do in order to play their game.