John Tortorella’s Gambles No Longer Paying Off for Rangers

Posted: 26th October 2009 by Blueshirt Bulletin in NHL
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By Dubi Silverstein So let's take stock: Now that the Rangers have gone so quickly from heroes to zeroes, not only losing their last three in a row, but also giving up more goals in those three losses (16) than they allowed in winning their previous seven straight (13 goals against), what went right during the winning streak that is now going so wrong? Marian Gaborik is still scoring, and the power play still converts when it gets a chance (though the number of chances has dropped by more than a third). Henrik Lundqvist is still making a ton of huge saves, but he obviously is not making as many as he did before. in losing 5-4 to Montreal on Saturday night, Ranger backcheckers failed to hustle back on three separate occasions to defend the against the goal scorer (Mike Cammalleri, in all th ...

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