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Struggling Rangers Continue Poor Play

from Larry Brooks of the New York Post,

The Rangers are playing like a team trying to get a coach fired, not like one playing for a coach just hired.

“We’re being tested as a group, being challenged, and it’s up to me as head coach to get this team to play well and that’s what I’m going to do,” said Alain Vigneault, who is four games into a five-year contract. “[Our mistakes] have nothing to do with the system.”

When the Ducks scored three times in the opening 11:36, the Rangers had been outscored 10-1 over 43:20 of hockey going back to the middle of the second period of the match in San Jose. Three more came in the second against Henrik Lundqvist, who appeared shaken when speaking to the media a half-hour after it ended.

“It’s probably the first time in all my years in New York that we’ve looked this bad,” said the goaltender, a Ranger since 2005-06. “It’s just an awful feeling. I don’t have an explanation; I don’t know what to say.

“But let’s not point fingers. We have to be better. I have to be better,” said Lundqvist, who has a 4.29 goals against average and .879 save percentage. “We all have to step up.”


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Its All Hockey's avatar

it’s early but ranger fans expect more… they have deep pockets and you can feel change in the air!

Posted by Its All Hockey on 10/11/13 at 09:47 AM ET

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