Key stat: It was the first time an opponent had scored five against the Rangers all season….The Rangers did a fine job on the penalty-kill (4-4) against a dangerous unit…Artem Anisimov didn’t play the third period after sustaining an upper-body injury (looked like a shoulder) on a check…Rangers practice tomorrow at noon, we’ll know more then…Chad Kolarik is on the Rangers roster, because he was injured in training camp and is ineligible to play in the AHL. He may practice with the Whale however, a team spokesman said…Torts said the Prust, Boyle, Fedotenko line “got scored on too much.” Prust was a minus-3, so was D Stu Bickel.
Marc Staal, who played some shifts with Dan Girardi, a combo that Torts said later he wasn’t that happy with: “With a team like that you’ve got to be sharp for 60 minutes and we weren’t. It cost us early…I thought that certain plays could have had better reads and better decisions.”
Martin Biron: “They come in waves and a lot of four-man attacks…the more you have the puck, the better it is. They had it more than we did. They managed it well, controlled it well, and that was the difference."