Its not worth a picture... a picture may be worth a thousand words, but these few will suffice to describe the game I saw tonight at the Garden: lackadaisical, sloppy, off-note, terrible. The 6-2 loss that the Rangers suffered at the hands of the Toronto Maple Leafs was so bad that the final score is less lopsided than the actual game play was. Lundqvist gave up 4 goals on only 10 shots and was pulled after two periods. Valiquette, his replacement, did no better. Neither was helped by atrocious defensive work. By the end of the game, the number of boos directed against defensemen Malik and Rozsival was growing in intensity, particularly up in the high regions of section 314 and much of the 400's. The only thing that minimized the booing was the sheer number of people heading towards the doors to catch an early train home.
I'm not worried, yet. This is only the second time that the Rangers have given up 5 or more goals in a game this season. And play this bad would be hard for a team, especially one as talented as these Rangers, to repeat. There is still hope.