The New York Rangers (10-9-0) defeated the Montreal Canadiens (10-9-2) by the score of 1-0, tonight. For a box score, go to Yahoo! Sports.
...for a place that has normally given the Rangers obvious troubles in the past, they looked quite comfortable in the Bell Centre tonight. If it wasn't for Price, the Rangers probably win that game by three or four goals. In previous debacles in Montreal, the Rangers were never able to stop the Canadiens when they went on a run. I guess the game plan tonight was to not let them start one. Outstanding effort.
...the most impressive part of Cam Talbot is his ability to make the hard save look so easy. Assuming Hank never plays a game in the Bell Centre for the remainder of his Rangers career as long as Talbot is his backup.
...Rangers defense looked real good tonight. I wonder what adjustment they made. Oh yeah.
...wow, Kreider was a beast tonight. Especially in the first period, when he was absolutely dominating the Canadiens physically.
...Canadiens usually skate circles around the Rangers at the Bell Center, but for the first time in a long time the Blueshirts have enough speed to neutralize them.
...numerous times in the defensive end the Rangers gained possession by outnumbering the Canadiens around the puck. That's Alain Vigneault defensive hockey 101.
...you have to wonder what goes through the minds of Canadiens fans and their front office when they see McDonagh perform like that.
...big win, but the Rangers could definitely use some more offense. When's that Nash guy coming back?
...power play goal winning the Rangers a game? Still not used to that.
...it's only 19 games, but credit to Glen Sather for deciding to stick with Richards for one more season as he looks like the guy we all thought the Rangers were getting two years ago.
...would have loved to see a Rangers player stick Pacioretty in the face. But that's just me.
...75% on faceoffs for Boyle tonight. Anyone still want to get rid of him?
...really can't stand that Prust guy.
...not a bad game for a guy who's been sitting in the press box since October 19th. Falk brought some much needed "jam" to the Rangers lineup tonight.
...never thought I'd see another Rangers win in Montreal during my lifetime. Maybe it's a good omen for this season.
...right back at it tomorrow night against the Kings at MSG.
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