Rangers-Blues: New York Falls Short in St. Louis

Greg ScarazziniContributor IFebruary 17, 2009

For the third time in a row, the Rangers have fallen short of a win. The New York Rangers had one of the best starts in 26 years, but now ,toward the end of the 2008-2009 season, they haven't been winning games.

Their main problems have been their inability to score goals and their goaltending.

Henrik Lundqvist, the Rangers' star goalie, hasn't been performing to the best of his ability. As of late, he has been giving up weak goals and it has cost them numerous games.

However, goaltending is just one of their many problems. The inability to score goals has been another major factor to why their not winning.

The Rangers have many goal-scorers such as Markus Naslund and Chris Drury, but are still not producing goals.

In my eyes, it's the style of play that is preventing them from winning. Their theory of defense first  works for teams who have scoring problems, but if you're not shooting and getting pucks to the net, it's not going to help.

Tonight the Rangers did just that, but still came up short. Head Coach Tom Renney is on the hot seat and has to get more from his team or he might be out of New York.

Regardless of their problem, they need a spark and need to solve the scoring drought. Please leave any comments or suggestions.

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