Those streaky Rangers.
Win a bunch, lose a bunch and now they're back getting points yet again. Oh how they toy with the hearts of the fan base.
Make it four straight games with at least one point - three wins and last night's 3-2 OT loss to London.
Kitchener dominated the game. A brief barrage for about two and a half minutes and the OT winner were about the sole shining moments for the hometown team, aside from a solid performance from goalie Tyler Parsons who stopped 47 shots.
But you have to walk away from this one feeling good if you're the Rangers. They went into a tough barn, fell behind 2-0 early but came back to grab a point.
Even London Free Press veteran reporter Morris Dalla Costa gave the visitors credit for outplaying the Knights.
1. Confidence. As mentioned in today's story, it's there in spades. That never-say-die attitude is back and it's delivering results. That rough skid over December is ancient history and the Rangers are gathering some momentum as the second half marches on. There was a time (most of last year) when the Rangers were happy to get two points. Now they expect it.
2. David Miller. The Dragon continues to breathe fire into the Rangers. He goes from foot solder in the Soo to top line and first power play status in Kitchener. And he's handling it as if he has been doing it for years.
3. Youngsters. Captain Liam Maaskant made a point to single out the team's kids yesterday for playing a big part in the turnaround. He talked about Bunny, Mashy and Bzowey among others, which I think that is hockey talk for Bunnaman and Mascherin. #hockeynicknames
1. Penalties. You just can't take one in the offensive zone in overtime. Nobody's dwelling on it but it just can't happen.
2. Adam Mascherin. He left last night's game with an upper body injury. It would be a big blow to lose him for any length of time as he's really starting to find his stride.
3. Killer instinct. Confidence is up but it's time to put some games away. The Rangers are second in the OHL with 13 trips to overtime.