The New York Rangers (3-1-1) defeated the Frolunda Indians by the score of 4-2 today.
...this game from start to finish was a celebration of Henrik Lundqvist. Was really impressed to see him put all the distractions aside and have an outstanding game.
...he can be a train wreck on defense, but if Del Zotto can keep producing on the offensive end (1g, 3a in last two games) Torts will have no choice but to keep him in the line-up.
...Zuccarello looked like he enjoyed playing against a Swedish Elite League team again. Play making fool today. Might have clinched that 12th forward spot.
...no doubt Rupp is going to be a fan favorite this year.
...Bourque continues to go out and get the job done. Great pass on Newbury goal, who had a solid game of his own. Still don't think Ray's son makes the team though. Hagelin either.
...with his performance today I think Christensen has put himself in position to overtake Richards for the first line center position. LOL. Sadly, that goal might have put him back in contention to make the roster.
...you wonder how much of an effect the big rinks had on the performances of Del Zotto, Zuccarello and Christensen.
...still don't feel Erixon is ready for the NHL. Would feel much more comfortable with Bell.
...thought McIlrath had his moments today, but he's got to learn when to fight or the Rangers are going to find themselves man down more often than they'd like.
...the choice between Avery, Christensen, Mitchell and Newbury for what will likely be two extra forward spots will be a tough one for Torts.
...i thought my boy Wolski was in the lineup today? Guess he was a late scratch.
...off tomorrow then HC Slovan on Sunday.
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