Late goal stings Rangers again in loss to 67’s

For the second straight game, the Kitchener Rangers were tied entering the final two minutes of regulation.

Once again, they were unable to pull out a win or even force overtime.

The Rangers gave up the game-winning goal with just 1:29 remaining in a 3-2 loss to the Ottawa 67’s on Saturday. On Friday, the Rangers gave up the game-winning goal with just 1:16 remaining against Kingston.

Rangers forward Trent Swick said it’s been a challenging time for the team.

“It’s tough coming to the rink every day and being positive, trying to find everything in our game that we’ve done well,” Swick said. “I thought we played hard (Saturday), I thought the bounces this weekend just didn’t go our way, but to get those bounces to go our way we just have to work even harder.”

The Blueshirts have now lost eight of their last nine games and CityNews 570’s Colour Commentator explained that he felt the team was played a bit nervous against Ottawa.

“You need to channel that nervous energy that they have into a positive manner, and it’s not easy to do,” said Fixter. “That’s where the mental part of the game comes into play, it really is important, the psychological part of the game. They need to find a way to channel that energy, and feel good about themselves.”

Carson Rehkopf scored his 40th of the season in the loss, while Adrian Misaljevic broke a 10-game goalless drought with his 23rd of the season.

Listen to Saturday night’s episode of Rangers Talk here.

The Rangers return to The Aud on Tuesday for a game against the Guelph Storm.

Pregame coverage on CityNews 570 begins at 6:35 p.m.

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