New York Rangers Need To Start Finding The Back Of The Net

By Brandon Fitzpatrick
New York Rangers
Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Rangers have had 81 shots in their last two games. Only one of those has beaten the goaltender they played. The Rangers dropped a 2-1 heartbreaker to the Boston Bruins on Tuesday night.

The Rangers got a boost with Rick Nash returning to the lineup, but the offense could not finish once again. Chris Kreider had more scoring chances then the entire Bruins team did. He was stopped on a breakaway and a penalty shot. He tried to beat Tuukka Rask on the blocker side both times, but could not solve the Finnish goaltender. The Rangers did get a power play goal but other than that, they could not get the puck past Rask.

The Rangers are playing good hockey and are getting an abundance of scoring opportunities. Sooner or later, they are going to start getting some luck and will start scoring goals. But, the lack of finishing ability has to be a cause for concern. The Rangers are averaging just over two goals a game. That number must rise if they expect to make moves in the Eastern Conference.

Now that Nash is back, it gives the Rangers three solid lines. If Derick Brassard can get going and anchor the third line, this Rangers team can really go places. That said, the Rangers need to start finding the back of the net. They are too talented to keep scoring one goal or less a game. The time is now for this team to pick up their game and reach their full potential.

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