The New York Rangers (12-5-3) defeated the Philadelphia Flyers (13-7-3) by the score of 2-0, tonight. For a boxscore and recap go to Yahoo! Sports.
...now that's a hockey game. Emotion, fights, hits and big saves. Oh yeah, and a Rangers win.
...Henrik! Henrik! Henrik!
...the skill guys always get the glory but these are the games that Brandon Prust and Sean Avery earn their money. Would love to know the Rangers record when Prust fights right off the opening face-off. It always seems to fire the team up.
...this Hagelin guy looks pretty good. Congrats on the first NHL goal.
...nice to see the Rangers continue to put a body in front of the net on the power play. Second game in a row it pays off.
...a day after criticizing Del Zotto, he stepped up with a real strong effort. Thought it might have been his best game all season.
...starting to see the Boyle of last year these last two games.
...man that Callahan is a sneaky guy. Too bad there's video replay.
...great crowd at MSG today.
...pleasantly surprised with Mitchell.
...EC better get comfortable in that press box. Or maybe start packing for the inevitable assignment to the Whale.
...i'd put Girardi & McDonagh up against any top defensive pair in the league right now.
...off tomorrow and Monday then Sidney Crosby and the Pens invade MSG.
QUOTES (via Blueshirts United)
"This is the one you are looking for. Come back home after a good win yesterday, then play a real exciting and emotional game today. The fans were really into it, and we were definitely ready to go, and then Prust with a strong fight right away. I think we really built from last night, and played a really strong and confident game. It was fun. I enjoyed it."
"The atmosphere was great. It was a different type of atmosphere, it felt not quite like the playoffs, but somewhere in between. We were amped up to another level with the crowd and especially the way it started with Prusty (fighting). We did a good job of taking care of home ice."
"Everybody was pumped up today, and we've been kind of waiting for this game for a while. There's a lot of talk about that Winter Classic and the rivalry between the Flyers and the Rangers. We definitely feel it, and the building was feeling it today, too. It was a good game for us, and we showed some good character."
Game highlights & analysis...
John Tortorella post game...
Players post game...
So people where saying that this team wasn't getting wins against upper-crust opponents? Ok, so the Caps are struggling and the Flyers were without Pronger and Jagr, but still... Tuesdays a big test.
Safe to say that Prust and Avery are firmly entrenched underneath Simmonds' skin.
@AnnoyingJoe I agree with you Joe. I don't want to take anything away from these two wins but Caps used their back-up goaltender who was awful and the Flyers were without Jagr, Pronger and JVD. Pens will be a big test on Tuesday.
too late,you just did. Okay, Canadiens beat our back-up goalie and we were without Mark Staal. I mean, come on.
If they win seven in a row, people say their schedule is soft, lets see 'em beat the upper echelon teams. They beat Washington and Philly and people complain about the guys missing from the other teams. Really !?!
I guess if they lose to Pittsburgh, it will be "same old Rangers", "same script as last year", "fire Torts", or "I don't like the lines" chirps.
We are 12-5-3 ! Enjoy it people!
Great game, but while I don't like to mess with success, I think these line combos are not going to last long. I'd like to see Hagelin get some time with the big producers, as would I like to see Dubinsky in the same role, but for the first time in a while the rangers rolled 4 strait lines, and they appear to be clicking on the ice. So while I didn't imagine a quarter of the way into the season Anisimov to be the top line left wing and Dubinksy the 4th line center....nor did I think Hagelin and Mitchell would be flanking the 3rd line, so I guess things can change a lot.
according to the blog boys at rangers lohud, we're 9-2-0 when pruster gets a fighting major in the game's first 5 minutes!
Did Hagelin grow up in Sweden?He almost sounds Canadian,there's just a slight trace of a Swedish accent.I realize he went to college here but Hank's been here for years now and he still sounds much more Swedish than this guy.
@nyny64 pretty sure he is born and raised swedish. i think the younger generations of swedes are learning english earlier in swedish schools. also, i think coming here as an 18 year old college student is a big difference than as a 23 year old pro (hank) as far as accent and fluency is concerned. Landeskog is the same way, only 2 years in OHL and hardly has an accent.