The New York Rangers finished the weekend with one win over the Buffalo Sabres and one loss to the Detroit Red Wings. The Ranger’s Brain Boyle scored the only goal in the first period and the only goal of the game for the Blueshirts. From there, it was all Detroit as they scored three unanswered goals (Datsyuk, Cleary, Draper).
James Howard was solid in net for the Red Wings, he allowed just one goal on 29 shots. Henrik Lundqvist played solid as well allowing two goals on 30 shots.
The biggest issue for the Rangers continues to be their lack of offense. I mentioned last week that the Rangers had to have more of a well balanced attack to be successful. They have had three different scores over the last two games, however Marian Gaborik was held to just one assist.
The Rangers have only two games next week and they are spread out nicely. They will travel to Chicago on Wednesday (another original six match-up) and then back home Saturday to face the Sabres.
I would not be surprised if the Rangers make some more moves this week, either by changing lines again or by making a trade or two. They have to turn their season around quickly…