The New York Rangers lost another game at home falling to 6-6 at Madison Square Garden this year. The Rangers blew a two-goal lead against the New Jersey Devils. The Rangers scored in the final minute to get the game to overtime, but lost in the first minute after Ryan Callahan took a penalty.
Inconsistency has plagued the Rangers all season long, but it has hurt them even more at home. The Rangers are three games into a stretch where they play 9-of-10 at home. Once again the Rangers can’t win two games in a row and can’t get more than one game over .500. One of the few positives about this game is that the Rangers found a way to get one point. This is the time of year where teams start distancing themselves, so points start becoming big.
For the Rangers, it is just the same old story. They just can’t win two games in a row. It is something that Alain Vigneault and his staff have to address now. They can’t let the inconsistency continue to plague this team. Home-ice advantage is something the Rangers need to start taking advantage of as well. When you are playing so many games at home you have to put a point or winning streak together. Good teams find ways to win games where they blow leads or don’t bring their A game. Maybe this Rangers team just isn’t that good.
The Rangers have a short turnaround as they take on another rival, the Washington Capitals, tomorrow night at 7 p.m. The Rangers will probably win that game going by their recent pattern of alternating wins and loses.