Inconsistent Rangers Fall to Jets
Inconsistency has been the name of the game for the New York Rangers, proven by the 5-2 loss to the Winnipeg Jets on Monday night.
Olli Jokinen broke the 2-2 tie in the later stages of the third period. He then added an insurance goal just moments later. John Albert scored in his NHL debut and Blake Wheeler added an empty net goal.
Mats Zuccarello got the Rangers on the board first deflecting a Ryan McDonagh blast past Jets netminder Ondrej Pavelec. Ryan Callahan also scored which knotted the game at two in the second period.
Cam Talbot, making his second start in a row, got the loss stopping 25 of 30 shots.
The Rangers, after getting off to a horrendous start this season, have only managed to hover around the .500 mark as of late. The Rangers have struggled to play well in back to back games.
"The biggest problem, however, is the team’s inconsistent effort," coach Alain Vigneault said. "I do know that my teams compete, my teams play hard, and they’re hard to play. We haven’t been that way, and it’s my responsibility to get us there.”
The now 14-14-0 Rangers head to Buffalo on Thursday to take on the Sabres.