by Patrick Hoffman on 10/07/11 at 06:00 PM ET
I’m not going to lie: I did not watch the New York Rangers lose 3-2 to the Los Angeles Kings in overtime today. I was/am at work so instead, I simply followed the box score.
Based on the box score and various Twitter feeds, the Rangers were not great in this game. They were badly outplayed in the first period and really did not wake up until the third period. The team also took a bad penalty that allowed the Kings to score a power play goal in overtime to end the game.
With that said, it looks like team captain Ryan Callahan had a great game, getting 11 shots on goal and scoring his first of the season. It was also nice to see Marian Gaborik get on the board with a goal on an assist from new Rangers’ forward Brad Richards.
It also appears that Henrik Lundqvist was himself in net and did everything he could to get the team two points. That will more than likely be the case throughout the season.
I plan on watching the replay of the game later tonight just to see what exactly the team did right and wrong. Hopefully, the wrongs they did will be fixed before tomorrow afternoon/night when they take on the Anaheim Ducks.
If you were able to watch the game live, please feel free to share your thoughts in this thread.
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