The New York Rangers (1-1-0) defeated the Philadelphia Flyers (1-2-1) by the score of 3-2 in their second preseason game, tonight. For a box score go to Yahoo! Sports.
…now that's the offense I was hoping to see under AV. Lots of puck possession, defenseman joining the play and a good forecheck.
…so much for Arniel ruining Brassard.
…really excited about what I saw from Lindberg and Fast, who were not overwhelmed at all by their first NHL action. Great chemistry between the two. I think both have a leg up over guys like Kristo and Hrivik to fill in for Cally and Hags.
…McIlrath = Jessiman.
…amazing what a little competition will do as Biron was very solid tonight. He's got to be the frontrunner to retain the backup position. Although Talbot had his second straight impressive performance in relief.
…hoping beyond hope that Pouliot finally figures it out with the Rangers the way Brassard has. Remember when player's careers used to fall apart when they came to the Rangers? Now the opposite seems to be happening. You know, minus Richards.
…while I liked Dorsett's response to Hartnell almost taking Moore's head off (should have stabbed him with his skate), I'm still not convinced he's enough of an imposing figure to deter teams from taking liberties with the Rangers skill players. Not sure if Haley is that guy either, but he brought a much needed physical edge.
…not sure about you guys, but I'm not a fan of the hybrid icing. I know it's for the safety of the players, but hockey is a dangerous game. Just let them play.
…not looking forward to seeing Lecavalier in orange and black four times this season.
…with Miller out nursing a hamstring, Yogan is taking advantage of the opportunity. Still a long shot, but nice to see.
…nice goal Powe. Your reward will likely be a one way ticket to the Hartford Wolfpack to open up cap space for Stepan.
…not all good as the Rangers still remain goalless on the power play in the preseason.
…Girardi with just ONE blocked shot tonight. Man his body must be loving the coaching change.
…8-for-12 on faceoffs for Moore tonight, who won a big one late. He's going to have a huge role taking defensive faceoffs this season.
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