Via Blueshirts United:
“That (No.1) line was just outstanding, and obviously Gaby had the three goals. It was a huge win for us.”
- Henrik Lundqvist
“When our top guys are our top guys I think it gets everyone else to elevate their game and motivate themselves to be better. With those guys leading the way, we come right in behind them.”
- Dan Girardi
“I'm just trying to feed off those guys. Richie slows the game down, and Nash draws so much attention and is so strong on the puck. I play off of that.”
- Marian Gaborik
...while everyone deserves to be downright giddy about the "Welcome to the Jungle" line's game, the Rangers need to be sure they don't become a one line team (See Czech Mates). Which is why it was so encouraging to see the chemistry of the Callahan-Stepan-Pyatt line.
Man, Nash is going to have some serious highlight reel goals this year! That guy is a beast!! BTW, I know it's been beaten to death over time, but watching a Rangers game on NBC Sports (formerly Versus) is like sticking bamboo up your fingernails! If you just listened to them last night, you would swear that the Bruins were dominating the game and winning 6-0. And when they tied it in the 3rd and Rask made a few nice saves, I thought McGuire was going to jump on the ice and hug Rask. Then Gabby scores in OT and they're like "stay with us for more after this commercial". What a bunch of D-Bags. I don't expect them to be Ranger homers, but a little less bias against would be prudent!
I agree w/you Kevin...don't want all our fire power on one line. Good to see Pyatt be so strong, too. Hags (third line) had a goal too, they just didn't count it. Depth is a big concern...I think it's there...these guys just have to try to bring out the best in each other's game.