The New York Rangers defeated the Washington Capitals by the score of 3-2, today. The Capitals now lead their Eastern Conference Quarterfinal matchup 2-1. For a recap and box score go to Yahoo! Sports and newyorkrangers.com.
...we have a series folks!!!! Not sure why it took two games for them to find the formula that's worked all year but better late than never I guess.
...and setting the tone right away was the Avery-Boyle-Prust line. They pretty much announced right off the bat this this was going to be a different Rangers team than the Caps had seen so far in the series. Torts got away from Avery late, but now is not the time to complain.
...apparently all you need to snap out of a funk is a porn star moustache. Biggest goal of Dubinsky's young career.
...the reason you have vets like Prospal on the team are for playoff games like this. He's been there, knows what it takes and is in the right place t score a big time goal tonight.
...goals like that from EC make me more mad than happy. Please use that amazing wrist shot more often!!!!
...defense did an outstanding job of pinching today and keeping numerous pucks in the offensive zone. Haven't seen that much offense being initiated by the Rangers defensemen all year. Really liking Gilroy's game right now.
...between the missed shot on the 5-on-3 and the penalty late in the third that lead to Knuble's goal Gaborik is lucky the Rangers won today because he would have been the goat big time.
...if the Rangers had any semblance of a power play they'd make life a lot easier for themselves in these close games.
...not a ridiculous amount of work for Hank today, but he was there when needed.
...15 of 19 in the faceoff circle for Drury. No, he's not needed. That's sarcasm folks.
...got to assume the players fed off the energy of the Garden Faithful because MSG was rocking.
...the series takes Monday and Tuesday off and then right back at it on Wednesday for Game 4.