DETROIT – The answer is no, Rangers did not have a good enough feeling to easily absorb him.
This was illustrated when Henrik Lundqvist smashed his stick across the crossbar after his third-seeders destroyed the double-throw, while Dylan Larkin won from 5.1 seconds in the 3rd-3rd extra time to win the Red Wings 3-2 Friday night at the Little Caesars Arena.
Loss won the winning series of the Rangers four matches and Lundqvist left Lundqvista in this recovery season, which has not yet reached gratitude.
"We played very well for a big part of this game," said Lundqvist. "But it hurts … I …"
Of course it hurts because the Rangers (7-7-2) have been convinced that they know how to close the games. Despite the fact that a club that focuses more on the future than the present, they still believe they are good and that they can continue to win games. And they worked out in California that two sets of victories were opened, followed by two other victories in the garden last week.
But all this good work can quickly disappear when the team plays the third period, as did Rangers, who led the 2-0 lead as if they were not there – and the mistakes were terrible and aplenty.
"So, how did we escape," said head coach David Quinn, who was most disappointed. "You think we've learned lessons and just cheated the game. When you cheat with 2-0 leadership, you get this result.
When Red Wings (6-8-2) won the fifth place in the last six games, Quinn explained more precisely what he meant by cheating the game.
"When it's 50-50, we're thinking of an offense, creating a" hope "game when we do not need it. Forcing the playback. They did not spend enough time in the offensive zone, because when we arrived in the offensive area, we tried to reach the target immediately, instead to possess it and understand the situation, "Quinn said. "You do not want to play safely, but you want to play smart. We did not do that."
The game dramatically changed early in the third period when Brendan Smith broke his net, which allowed Justin Abdelkader to reach 2-1 at 1:36.
"Their first goal is changing everything," Quinn said. "Just change everything."
Rangers remained an opportunity to bring Wings an opportunity, and eventually accumulated them when Andreas Athanasiou burned everything on his left wing and beat Lundqvist with a regulated side door, leaving only 2: 2.
After someone started to ask Quinn, if he was similar to something, the examiner turned off.
"L. A. This is exactly what happened to L. A.", he said, referring to the binding goal against the King on October 28 in a game that was just before the winning series. "We came on ice and we are standing in a neutral zone and going for ice."
The game started with Rangers all over Detroit, which made the Red Wings turn over like crazy. But Jimmy Howard is his regular Jimmy Howard Against the Rangers routine, eventually pausing 28 out of 30 shots. The only two of them that beat it were four-minute screenshots late in the second period, when both Kevin Shattenkirk and Neal Pionk got big shots to get off in 40 seconds. This was the third race in a row in which the Rangers scored twice in less than a minute, but it is barely in the third.
"It's a hockey. If you expect the game to look the same for 60 minutes, I do not think you've been watching hockey games before," said Lundqvist. "This will happen. It's just frustrating, as it happened."
When Larkin finished finishing Athanasiou just before the sound of an overturned horn, Blueshirts were still taught for this, which they must play in Columbus, Ohio, before Saturday night.
"We've been cheating," Quinn said. "Our mental frauds and we got what we deserve."