Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Rangers Win On Super Sunday

Your man Dave Pucks and my son Pucks Junior are huge New York Giants fans. But on Superbowl Sunday we had an important stop to make before the game came on the TV

We were headed to Madison Square Garden for the Rangers-Flyers game.

And we were not disappointed. It was our first meeting since the Winter Classic. The Flyers were out for some payback - but the Rangers weren't buying.

Philly fought back to tie the game at 1-1 and 2-2, but the Rangers kept coming - Lendqvist kept saving pucks, and in the end an empty netter had us up singing the goal song for the 5th time in a 5-2 win.

It was great to see Artem Anisimov come back to life - grabbing the opening goal and 2 later assists - but somehow keeping himself off the "star of the game" roster.

The game's best sequence was Gaborik - slowly rising from a crushing hit he took in the offensive left corner - getting the puck back - and then with his back to the goal he launches a perfect no-look backhander that beats the defenseman and goaltender to put the Rangers back in the lead.

Gabby had that goal, an assist and a plus 3. We told you about Anisimov. Also goals for Dublinksy, Del Zotto, and Feds with the empty netter. Two assists for Stepan. And single assists for Boyle, Hagelin, Prust, Richards, and Girardi.

And in case you made the Rangers-Giants bet in Vegas: Richards had more points (1) than Eli had interceptions (0).

We outshot and out hit the Flyers. Hank lost his long shut out streak - but played well and got the win and a 2nd star of the game.

At the end we all chanted at the Flyers "You Can't Beat Us". So - a fun sports day that got a lot more fun for us Giant's fans later on.

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