Rangers lead 2-1 after 2 as the teams traded goals in the second. Goborik was able to stay healthy long enough to score, but was answered less than a minute later on a slap shot from gomez on a perfect feed from avery. (Zherdev got secondary assist on the goal, 2 points for him)
This is one of those "brodeur" games for Hank. He has seen only 10 shots through two periods. The rangers aren't "dominating" in that they aren't getitng many great chances themselves. Only a handful on the game, but they are allowing almost nothing to the Wild. Outshooting and out skating them so far to the tune of a 23-10 shot advantage through 2 periods.
This game absolutely has the "letdown" vibe going right now, as the rangers are looking at another one of those games where they outshoot their opponent by 15-20 shots, and possibly end up in overtime. Gotta score early in the third and put this game away.
Avery has been very strong. His assist give him 6 points in 5 home games with the rangers this season. (can't help but wonder if we wouldn't already have that 4 locked up, and be making a strong push for the 3 seed if we had had Avery all season long) Callahan having another strong hustle game. He has been really impressive of late. (10 points in last 12 games, but 6 goals already under torterella. Def seems to enjoy this offensive scheme a lot more than renney's)
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