Friday, November 28, 2014

Blue Friday! Rangers Blank Flyers – again!

Ah yes – maybe we can’t beat the Lightning – but at the opposite end of the spectrum (Editor – is that a former Flyer’s arena name pun?) (Dave Pucks – not intentionally – but I’ll take it) we have the Rangers recent mastery over the Flyers.

For the 2nd time in a week – Cam Talbot comes in – comes on – stops the bleeding – and shuts out the Philadelphia Flyers.  This time it’s a 3-0 finish that includes a few choice elements:
     Marty St. Louis scored his 1000th (and 1001st) career NHL points.  And he is only the 5th ever undrafted player to do so. 

      Ryan McDonagh returned to the lineup after an 11 game absence and we are whole again.  And Ryan collected an assist to boot.
     Our special teams won the game with a Power Play and Shorthanded goal.

     The key sequence was when Chris Kreider committed another brainless penalty – a double minor – and the Rangers had to defend for 4 minutes.  Instead of the Flyers making a game of it – your heroes quickly sprung a 3-1 break (with only 4 Rangers on the ice, no less) and Nash scored to put the game away.

We’ll play them again tomorrow – but can Hank match Cam’s performance?

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