Jesper Fast missed his second straight game due to a lower body injury Sunday night, as the CT Whale lost to the Providence Bruins 1-0.
...sort of an inauspicious start to Fast's pro career. Let's hope this doesn't become a trend as sadly Fast has had issues staying healthy in the past, including a gruesome foot injury last season and a shoulder issue earlier this year.
Chris Kreider was held scoreless after he was stopped on a breakaway attempt.
It wasn't all bad for the CT Whale as Dylan McIlrath did this...
...McIlrath started that fight slow, but came back with some absolutely bombs to Flick's face.
...can someone send this video to Asham to remind him what a fight looks like?
I saw a few of McIlrath's fits and while he looks OK,I must admit that IMO he does not live up to all the hype tat preeeds his fights. He seems to recieve as much a he gives and we must keep in mind that he fights in the minors. NHL. fighters are much tougher then those in the minor leage.
As we saw last night this team can use someone who will clear out that crease and it looks like next year McIlrath will be that guy
@TheNYRBlog be nice to have someone who can do that on the blueline
saw this, some high praise... I hope he is back for the end of the season.... would be infinitely better than either Asham or Pyatt
McIlrath continues to improve, as he should, and Rangers will have a real regular roster player, a skilled big dman who fights and skates.
@TheNYRBlog I'd bet McIlrath wouldn't let people camp out in front of Hank constantly.
McIlrath looks just like my cousin...except not a total dork. I hope he develops to the point of a roster spot next year. McIlrath not my cousin...though if my cousin made the Rangers it would be a total surprise and it would probably mean some better seats for me!
@TheNYRBlog sucks :/
@scrangersfan that has nothing to do with anything.....there are plenty tough guys in the AHL not in the NHL. Now the juniors yeah I agree but McIlrath can live up the hype if he gets a little quicker.
@PenaltySh0t I sure hope you're right. We could use a tough guy who can play and protect the skilled guys at the same time.