The New York Rangers (26-16-3) defeated the Vancouver Canucks (28-9-6) by the score of 1-0, tonight. For a recap and box score go to Yahoo! Sports and newyorkrangers.com.
...that's a big time win against a big time team. Sure the offense is having a tough time scoring right now, but that's the type of effort and game it takes to win in the playoffs. A grind it out, hard working win. Very impressed tonight.
...and that game starts and ends with the play of Lundqvist. Sure the Rangers, as always, were blocking shots with reckless abandon but Hank was there to shut the door on one of the, if not the, best offense in the league.
...while Wolski is known more as a finesse player those are the types of goals he's going to need to be successful in the East. Use your body to get to the front of the net and score some garbage goals.
...first slew foots, now a spear? How are the refs missing this? I also saw at least three interference penalties not called on the Canucks. Just atrocious officiating tonight.
...despite the fact that I don't think Gaborik could score into an empty net right now, he showed signs of life tonight with six shots on goal.
...thought the power play looked real goal tonight, along with the goal it was constant pressure in the offensive zone on all three opportunities. Can we give Gilroy the credit?
...6:48 of ice time for Avery tonight. Really Torts? Really? If Rangers can find a taker for Avery I'd be shocked if they don't move him at the deadline.
...nice to see Malhotra finally helped the Rangers win a game.
,,,btw the Rangers are just four points behind the first place Flyers in the East. The Flyers do have two games in hand but wow!!!
...off tomorrow then Saturday night in Montreal.