The New York Rangers lost for the sixth time in a row, dropping a 3-2 shootout loss to the Detroit Red Wings. It was the fifth loss in the overtime/shootout period.
New York Rangers: 2
Goals: Buchnevich (14, 15)
Detroit Red Wings: 3
Goals: Bertuzzi (16), Athanasiou (23)
The New York Rangers haven’t lost in regulation over six consecutive games. In the same breath, they haven’t won in six consecutive games.
The latest such example defeat came at the hands of the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday night, 3-2, in a shootout.
The loss was the sixth game in a row that was decided by one goal and fifth of the last six that was decided in overtime or a shootout. Thirty-seven of their 67 games have been decided by one goal. The Blueshirts’ 37 one-goal games this season are the most in the NHL.
Buchnevich scored his 15th of the season and second of the game on a breakaway that was started by a great pass from newly acquired Brendan Lemieux.
Regulation ended with the score tied at 2-2.
After scoreless overtime period, the Rangers couldn’t beat Jimmy Howard in the shootout and again was on the wrong side of a one-goal game.