The New York Rangers (33-26-4) defeated the Washington Capitals (33-19-10) by the score of 6-0, last night. For a recap and box score go to Yahoo! Sports and newyorkrangers.com.
...this team never ceases to amaze me. On a night they're playing without their best offensive and defensive players they play possibly their most complete game this season. Hard hitting, going to the net, man that was fun to watch.
...the tone was set immediately by Stepan (1g, 1a) who was throwing his body around like I've never seen before. Was his hit on Green an illegal blow to the head? Yep. And will he be suspended? Probably. But to be honest, I loved it. Sometimes you've got to play a little nasty out there. I think we all remember Messier skating around with his elbows up high.
...Christensen must have bought dinner for the team the night before because he's not going to see two easier goals the rest of his career.
...i know the goal was meaningless as far as the game goes, but I thought it was huge for Boyle to get a goal. He's been struggling offensively lately and this can really help his confidence. Same with Prospal, he needed one bad.
...i'm pretty sure McD isn't Jewish, but he definitely had his Bar Mitzvah last night as he became a man right before our eyes. The way he was able to hold his own against Ovechkin and the Caps top line all night should have every Rangers fan ridiculously pumped for this kid's future.
...Sauer is quickly becoming one of my favorite players. As much as Stepan's physical play set the tone I thought Sauers beat down of Chimera really fired the team up. And how sick was that pass on Christensen's first goal?
...oh yeah, league leading eighth shutout for Lundqvist.
....nice to see Eminger get one as he hasn't complained once for undeservedly being bannished to the press box.
...loving the five forwards on the power play.
...lets hope Fedotenko can return soon. Team really does play better with him in the lineup.
...off today then Bolts in town tomorrow.