Saturday, January 9, 2010

Brunch With Boston

Our New York Rangers traveling road show and revue pulls into boss-town tomorrow.

It sounds so civilized. Saturday 1pm game in the city of Boston. They'll be snow on the ground, time for a fancy brunch at the Harvard Club, and yet not enough time for the locals to drink themselves senseless.

It figures to be another low scoring contest. Last time around we fought our way to a 2-0 lead, lost it quickly in the third period, and then we got Higgy with it - as Chris Higgins found a way to score in the last two minutes to claw back the win.

On Thursday we rested Henrik and got a point when Chad "Dos Nueve!" Johnson let in just a single breakaway goal in his first NHL start.

So now we get to see if that rest helps Hank. And my guess is it does. Another goalie in Red Pants playing well can only spark the King to raise his game. Lundqvist will be feeling rested, a little challenged and a little less pressured all at the same time.

There's a reason most teams rest their top goaltender. And hopefully today - we'll start to see what that reason is.

But the other question is - can we score? On Thursday we slipped backward offensively and only got the single tally. Of course many of our players spent a lot of their time and energy helping out the rookie netminder (including several Rangers literally in the crease with Chad and making saves).

We'll see how this all plays out at 1pm. I can see the Rangers getting 2 or 3 goals. So it's up to Hank. I'll predict: a 3-2 shoot out win.

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