Saturday, March 13, 2010

Well take it

It may have been a win over a Thrasher team that has lost 5 straight - but a win is a win - and at this point we'll take the points.

The Rangers finally got their 30th win last night - jumping to a 3-0 lead and eventually defeating the Atlanta Thrashers 5-2 in a game that felt like the season was on the line.

Three first period goals - two from Prospal and one for Gaborik - got the Rangers going in a hurry.

"When you get a three-goal lead, especially on the road," Vinnie Prospal told reporters " it gives you confidence and lets you relax a little."

Michael Del Zotto added a goal in the second - off a Gaborik assist - and Callahan found the empty net in the third. Chris Drury had a pair of assists.

Lundqvist let up 2 goals on 31 shots - a much better performance than his previous appearance when he was benched in the second period after letting in his 5th goal of the night.

Sean Avery was a healthy scratch for the first time this season. In past years the Rangers always had a better record with Sean than without him. This year for some reason he is not making the same impact on the team.

The Ranger will play again tomorrow against Philadelphia in a rare 3pm Sunday matinee.

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