Rangers Singing the Blues in 2-0 Loss to St. Louis
New York, NY - The New York Rangers (7-6-1) were indeed singing the blues in their 2-0 loss to the St. Louis Blues (9-1-2) in hockey action on Sunday night. Two goals from Alex Steen were enough to help lead St. Louis their seventh straight victory.
For New York who had plenty of opportunities to cash in on Sunday night’s game as they out shot St. Louis by a tally of 27-21 just could not find the back of the net. One of the biggest missed opportunities was the five minute power play they had at the 7:25 mark as B. J. Crombeen was called to the sin bin for boarding.
In the cage for St. Louis Ty Conklin made 27 saves for his 15th NHL shutout. The last time the Conklin played in the cage was on October 16th at Dallas taking a tough shootout loss. St. Louis was able to shut out the Rangers for the first time in 129 meetings, as Ottawa now stands as the lone team the Blues have never shut out. For St. Louis this seven game winning streak is the longest since they ran off nine straight from Oct. 15 to Nov. 5, 2002.
As for the Rangers backup keeper Martin Biron made 20 saves and was solid with the only blemish coming off Steen’s second goal at the 5:16 mark. There was some confusion during the tightly contested game as New York thought they had a 1-0 lead with 1:56 left in the first period, but the officials immediately called the goal off the scoreboard.
In spite of that New York did have plenty of opportunities to score and just could not cash in on any, while on the other side of the ice St. Louis used a combination of smart offensive rushes to get the victory over the Rangers.
Up next for New York will stay at home for a 7:30 p.m. face-off with Alexander ‘The Great Eight’ Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals on Tuesday night.