The New York Rangers (36-28-4) defeated the Winnipeg Jets (30-29-9) by the score of 4-2, last night. For a box score, go to Yahoo! Sports.
…amazing what happens when players go to the net. It creates havoc, you draw penalties, the defense gets back on their heels and yes, you score goals. All of which the Rangers did last night. Now AV just has to get his players to buy into it every game. It's not rocket science folks.
…looks like someone was motivated by the JT Miller whispers as Hagelin might have had the best game of his career.
…big time congrats to Lundqvist on tying Richter's wins record. Wasn't sure it was going to happen after Ladd's bad angle goal, but credit to Hank for hanging in there and battling against a very dangerous offensive team.
…it wasn't a goal, but let's hope that ridiculous assist from St. Louis gets him going.
…thought Maloney, who I've been loving with Micheletti out, made an interesting observation that Zuccarello looked like his hand was still bothering him, which was very apparent on a second period backhander that I could have saved.
…third straight game the Staal-Stralman pairing were a liability. Something needs to change there.
…there is no player on the Rangers more maddening than Nash. Nothing but good things happen when he goes to the net. Unfortunately, he decides to do it just once a game. For a big man, he plays way too soft.
…i'm not sure why the Rangers don't try that long off the boards play to Kreider more often. Thing of beauty.
…points in eight of the nine games since the Olympic break for Stepan. Maybe being a healthy scratch in Sochi WAS a great motivational tool for him.
…i mentioned yesterday that the Rangers personnel isn't built to grind out victories or out muscle their opponent, but if they can play aggressive and keep their feet moving on offense they can still be a dangerous team.
…back at it tomorrow with San Jose in town.
Post game talk…