"Now, once you get down to 20-25 games left, you obviously pay a little bit more attention to them," Staal said. "It's hard not to when it's tight like this every year. Since I've been here it's been so tight. You know what the big games are, but now every point is huge, they all count. It's that time of the year again."
...when the players start paying attention to the standings you know the games are going to start becoming more and more intense. Really looking forward to another stretch run from the Rangers. Doesn't get much more exciting than a handful of teams fighting for the final two or three playoff spots.
Good night for the Rangers last night. Canes and Sabres both lost.
Thank you Ilya. Those moves are sick. I love the quote from Samsonov in Yahoo's wrap up: “You give him room and he is going to make you look stupid.” I remember watching the Wild and thinking the same thing about Gaborik (particularly in that game where he scored 5 against us).
Where was that in the first 50 games? Not that I want NJ to do well -- it's just weird. I guess everyone has a slump once in a while. Hear that Gabby haters! I said everyone has a slump! Even the $100 Million Dollar Man.