Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Comeback City - Rangers top Isles

That was a close one. Down 2-0 after one – with injuries to Avery and Callahan – the Rangers backs were once again to the wall. And once again - somehow - they pulled it out, beating the Islanders 4-3 in a must win contest.

The Goalies: Hank had just a .893 save percentage, but by the time the night was over Rolo was at 852. I'm still saying Auld needs to see a little ice time.

Special Teams: We were 0-2 on the PP while the Islanders were 1-4. Including some 5 on 3. We're lucky that didn't come back to bite us.

New Veteran Rangers. Marian Gaborik notched his 40th. Olli Jokinen may have exited the coach's doghouse with a goal, and assist, and a +3 night. Prospal had a goal and assist and a +3 night as well.

Our Returning Rangers - Captain Drury had an assist. Marc Staal had a goal. And Aaron Voros had an assist. Sean and Cally are hurt and we are missing them.

The Kid Rangers - An assist for Del Zotto. An assist for Parenteau – who continues to impress.
Offense on Defense: A goal and assist for the back liners.

In Conclusion: We live to fight another day. And better still – we deny the hated Islanders the chance to kill us off. Of course – we got not love from the scoreboard.
Next Up: Tampa Bay on Friday.

Where We Stand: We're 2 points out of 9th, but just 4 points out of 6th.

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