Henrik Lundqvist allowed at four goals for the third time in four games and was chased by the Bruins, who handed the Rangers their fourth straight loss, x-x, on Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden. >> Box score
- 5:37 NYR Rick Nash
- 7:54 BOS Riley Nash; Assists: David Backes, Danton Heinen
- 16:09 BOS Zdeno Chara; Assists: Jake DeBrusk
- 3:47 BOS Patrice Bergeron; Assists: David Pastrnak, Torey Krug
- 7:25 BOS Tim Schaller; Assists: Matt Grzelcyk, Anton Khudobin
- 10:00 BOS Patrice Bergeron (SH); Assists: Brad Marchand, Chara
- 6:34 BOS Sean Kuraly; Assists: Austin Czarnik, Grzelcyk
- It just keeps getting uglier for this Rangers team and there really isn't any end in sight.
- They got the first goal and had a number of good chances to get a couple of more in the first but they were either stopped or couldn't find a way to put the puck in.
- Then the Rangers made mistake after mistake on defense, Henrik Lundqvist let in a soft one or two and the game got away very quickly from the Rangers.
- Anthony DeAngelo is 22 and basically has a little bit more than half a season of NHL experience, so he deserves some slack, but he needs to be much better offensively if he is going to make mistakes like he does defensively. He's trying hard and still has a lot to learn to become a two-way defenseman, if he can, but it's much easier to take those mistakes when he is making things happen offensively. That is what his game is and that is what he needs to do.
- This was another tough night for the Rangers defensively, especially with Ryan McDonagh getting burned on two goals. They are not giving their goalies any help and with Henrik's game dropping a bit over the last 3-4 weeks, it's just ugly.
- The main focus for the Rangers over the next 2 and a half weeks will be on Rick Nash, Michael Grabner and if someone will step up and pay the price to get Ryan McDonagh. As soon as the deadline passes though, the entire focus for the rest of the season will be on Alain Vigneault and what his future is. I don't expect the Rangers to fire Alain Vigneault before the end of the season, and I'm not sure they will even fire him in the offseason, but, injuries aside, this team has underachieved almost across the board and he needs to bear responsibility for that. A lot of it falls on the players as well, but the buttons he has been pushing this season have not been working.
The Rangers skate against the Flames at Madison Square Garden on Friday at 7 p.m.