The Avalanche scored two goals just 26-seconds apart in the third period, breaking a 1-1 tie rather quickly.

The offense just doesn’t look the same without Gaborik out there, and it’s going to be two to four weeks before he’s back out there. And (to me at least) the whole team seems different without Drury, who re-injured the same finger (different spot though) that caused him to miss the start of the season. It’s estimated he’ll be gone for six weeks. $#@&!

Only four games in, it’s way too early to hit the panic button. But, Gaborik’s per-game production is nearly impossible to make up. And by the time he comes back it’s not out of the question that we could be digging ourselves out of a huge hole in terms of points. Every game matters; just look at last season for proof.

The King was solid through the first two periods, however he did give up two goals, 26 seconds apart. It’s hard to blame only Lundqvist in this game, as the Blueshirts were 0-5 on the man advantage. It’s easier to blame Rozsival, who has full responsibility for the goal that put the Avs up 2-1. Rozsival completely lost track of his man in front of the net. He does this like he gets paid to do it, when the reality is he gets paid to do just the opposite. Chris Stewart took a pass from the corner and buried it five-hole. How many times has this happened with Rozsival on the ice? How many more times does it have to happen before he’s gone?

Frolov netted his first goal as a Ranger, and with Gabby out he’s the Rangers only proven scoring threat. Hopefully he has plenty more goals on that stick.

Next game Thursday against Toronto, who we’ll be very familiar with by the end of the month.

LET”S GO RANGERS