The New York Rangers (38-30-4) defeated the Montreal Canadiens (39-26-7) by the score of 6-3, tonight. For a recap and box score go to Yahoo! Sports and newyorkrangers.com.
...i had this whole awesome first thought about the Rangers surge, but with Hank's health in question it's kind of hard to get too excited right now. This may not be a popular stance, but I didn't think it was a dirty play by Pouliot more a result of the Eminger hit.
...having said that, Rangers are rolling at the right time and it's real fun to watch.
...a five goal first and to me the biggest play of the period was the Prust fight one second into the game. Really got the crowd and team into it. Also his pass to spring the 3-on-1 that led to the Boyle goal was a very under-rated play. BTW how awesome is the above pic of Prust?
...4g, 4a since trade deadline for AA, looks like Sather made the right move not trading him away for Richards, who has just one goal since the deadline.
...hope Avery was watching Subban tonight, because that's exactly how he needs to play.
...slowly but surely, Gaborik is finally starting to heat up.
...Dubinsky's numbers tonight, 1a, +2, 4 hits and 13-for-17 on faceoffs. Not too bad.
...another power play goal. Remember when we were calling for the Rangers to decline them?
...it really is so nice to finally see a guy step in there when Hank gets run over. Sauer continues to impress.
...Prospal with the quietest 8-game scoring streak (2g, 8a) I've ever seen. Missing more than half the season is really going to benefit the 36-year-old down the stretch and hopefully in the playoffs.
...nice to see the Rangers finally able to play physical with the speedy Canadiens and keep them from their run and gun style that always gives the Blueshirts problems.
...off tomorrow then on to Pittsburgh to take on the Crosby and Malkinless Pens.