The New York Rangers (40-30-4) defeated the Florida Panthers (29-33-10) by the score of 1-0, tonight. For a recap and box score go to Yahoo! Sports and newyorkrangers.com.
...really impressed with the way the Rangers came out tonight in what many were calling a potential trap game. Sure they only won by a 1-0 score, but at this time of year two points is two points especially playing against a team with nothing to lose.
...i always talk about being excited for the future of the Rangers with players like Kreider, Hagelin, McIlrath and others in the pipeline, but the two guys that are going to lead that charge are Callahan and Dubinsky. As Rangers fans we're all very lucky to be witnessing two young leaders who are ready and willing to take this organization to the next level. And tonight you saw another example of that.
...congrats to Hank on his league leading 10th shutout.
...Vokoun looked real awesome making saves with absolutely no traffic in front and having to make no second chance stops. C'mon boys, you need traffic in front of the net.
...i think these last two games have solidified Eminger's spot in the Rangers lineup moving forward.
...i think these last two games have solidified Avery's spot in the press box moving forward.
...not sure if anyone noticed the defensive pairing that was on the ice during the frantic final minute. It was none other than the Rangers' rookie pairing of Sauer and McD. Great stuff.
...you just have to laugh when the forward with the best wrist shot on the team has zero shots on goal. Yes, I'm talking to you EC.
...Carolina wins, Buffalo beats the Canadiens and the Devils are pretty much done after a loss to Boston. Meaning Rangers are just three points out of sixth, but still only six points ahead of ninth place Carolina who also have a game in hand.
...next biggest game of the season on Thursday at MSG vs. the Senators.