Alright so I’m just going to get straight on with this one. Saturday was an heart breaker in just about every sense of the word. The real scary part is, being a Rangers fan…..this is the least surprising thing ever. We can never make anything easy for ourselves. So now we put the pressure on and need a W more than ever.
If you look at the sports dictionary under “must-win”; that’s what tonight’s game is. A 100000% must-win game for the Rangers. I’m not going to go in depth today and save it for post game, but this team needs to step up in a big way. Everyone needs to do their part and step up.
Holden needs to get his head out of his ass, or maybe not play at all. Could be a good idea AV. Maybe I should be behind the bench. I’d certainly be able to see that Holden has been the absolute worst the entire playoffs and has at MINIMUM cost us 3 games between Montreal and Ottawa. It’s definitely not a good look when your rookie defense men is leading your team in playoffs scoring. I mean don’t get me wrong. I love that Brady Skeji is playing great hockey right now. But he shouldn’t be leading the team. We need the veteran leaders of this team to step up. Nash, Stepan, Zuccarello, Kreider. These guys need to be doing more and helping out. And realistically the defense needs to play so much better than they have, but that is asking wayyy too much right now at this time.
So expect things to be a little crazy tonight, and if you’re around Rangers fans be ready for a lot of yelling and groaning at the TV. Personally I will be indoors, because I always get strange looks when I’m yelling at a TV in a bar in public. Need a Win tonight or we can kiss our season goodbye.
Over/Under: 5 (-105)
Moneyline: Rangers (-170)
Spread: -1.5 (+190)