Sunday, March 4, 2012

Point (sort of) Well Taken - Rangers fall to TB in OT

We played like the second half of a back to back. Tired. I don't know about you - but I was plenty tired Friday night - and I didn't have to play hockey on Thursday. The Rangers did play hockey - rallying back but falling 4-3 in OT.

True - Henrik was rested - but he's not superman - or not every night anyway.

The most telling statistic was the shots on goal - something the Blueshirts have dominated all season long.

We were outshot 31-19. I think that's the worst we've been all year in that statistic. With the back-to-back (belly-to-belly) games and Captain Callahan off-lined with a bruised (no one is saying broken - but would they?) foot, you figured the Rangers could be in for a tought night. And they were.

The positives to take from this is that we fought back - got the game to OT and got a point.

The Goals were all good news. Number 31 for Gaborik who added an assist and a plus 2.

Also - goals for Anisimov, who has been back to his best the last week or so. And Dog-House Dubinsky notched one - let's hope it's the start of a little surge.

(Other) Assists for Stepan, Stralman, McDonaugh, and Richard. On the bad side: Minus 3 for Feds, Prust, and Boyle.

(.871 save percentage was very un-Hank-like. Let's pretend is didn't happen)

Still - we take the point and run home - where Boss-town comes to visit Sunday at 12:30. Pucks Junior and I will be there - in section 418 - yelling inappropriate things at the ice.

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