Nash Makes History As Rangers Fall To Isles
The New York Rangers said after Sunday's 6-3 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs that they could fix their problems. They even came into Tuesday nights game saying they figured out their problems.
The team must have forgot the solution in the third period of Tuesday nights 6-3 loss to the New York Islanders. For the second straight game Henrik Lundqvist allowed six goals. Lundqvist addressed the teams mistakes after the game.
"We just need to be on the same page here," Lundqvist said. "But it's also my job to be there and take care of the mistakes we make. There's going to be some mistakes. It's just when we lose our structure a little bit, I tend to do a little too much sometimes."
The loss of defenseman Dan Boyle has had an instant impact on the Rangers defense. Defenseman Michael Kostka played his first game as a Ranger, and it certainly showed. His mistakes were put on display in the third period, as the Islanders took full advantage of the weak team chemistry.
Once again the only upside to the Rangers right now is Rick Nash. Nash, scored the Rangers only two goals Tuesday night. He now has six of the 11 goals the Rangers have scored this season.
Nash is the first player in Rangers history to score a goal in each of the first four games of a season.
The Rangers will try to bounce back when they host the Hurricanes Thursday at the Garden.