Thursday, November 6, 2014

Ranger Finally Win In OT

Can you believe it?  The Rangers finally won a game that was tied at the end of regulation, outlasting the Detroit Redwings 4-3.  Your faithful friend Dave Pucks was in the house Monday Night (in the Opera Man section) watching the Rangers struggle to hold leads without regular defensemen Ryan McDonagh, Kevin Klein, and Dan Boyle (I almost typed “Bryan” Boyle)  (Editor – so now you’re going to tell us things you almost typed but didn't?  You realize that you actually had to type Bryan Boyle in order to tell us that you didn't type it)  (Dave Pucks - You’re right Ed, I’ll stop doing that).

Anyway – Once again our heroes failed to hold leads – of 2-0 and again at 3-2.  The last one really hurt because we were 7.7 seconds away from winning in regulation.  Henrik got a glove up but the wrister from Tomas Tatar found the back of the net at 19:52 of the third period.

But in OT – with the Rangers on a 4 on 3 powerplay – Brassard knocked in the game winner from close range over a flailing and apparently injured J. Gustavsson to send the faithful home happy.  A nice payback for Derek, because the Rangers first tally was a Brassard shot that ricocheted in the net off of Rick Nash’s rear end – giving Nasher’s “large target” butt the credit for scoring and Brassard just an assist for doing most of the work. 

The Rangers other two goals were by little Marty St. Louis and Lee Stempniak.  A nice win for a club that is still pounded with injuries but is slowly mending.  And it extends our streak of consecutive Ranger wins when they score 4 or more goals.   That;'s all for now - 

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