2007_10_rangers24.jpgHenrik Lundqvist cannot feel too comfortable these days. The fact is if he makes one mistake, his team is going to lose the game. That is the sorry state of the Rangers’ offense, which while suffering from bad chemistry and untimely injuries has in turn vanished from the face of the ice.

Tuesday night it was Pittsburgh blanking them 1-0, despite 36 shots from New York. In fact, they hit at least one post, so an inch or two and things might have been different, but right now they haven’t scored a goal in their last two-plus hours of hockey.

Losing Straka and Avery is certainly part of the problem, but so is the slow development of any chemistry between Jagr, Drury, Shanahan and Gomez. The top two lines are in disarray and maybe it is time for Renney to consider something radical, like a line of Prucha-Jagr-Hossa?

Photograph of the Pittsburgh Penguins' Brooks Orpik attempting to dodge the stick of New York Rangers' Ryan Hollweg by Mike Strakocic/AP