Steve Zipay at Newsday, feels the new line combinations of Avery-Gomez-Shanahan and Jagr-Dubinsky-Hossa have had a calming effect on Gomez and Dubinsky...
"...The Rangers may have finally found pairing that will work: Gomez with Avery and Brendan Shanahan, Chris Drury with Dawes and Petr Prucha and perhaps the most surprising, Marcel Hossa, Jaromir Jagr and Dubinsky.
'I'm really comfortable," the 21-year-old Dubinsky said. "I've been saying it for the past few days that I've been skating with them. The communication's been really good.'"
...now that's more like it. It's nice to attend a hockey game and actually see more than two goals. The Rangers are unstoppable at home right now. Hopefully, they can bring this momentum on the road.
...the offense was flying last night, especially Gomez and Dubinsky. Congrats on the first goal kid. And Avery was at his best, agitating Gary Roberts all over the ice. Man, I would love to hear what Avery is saying on the ice.
...is it possible for a team to hit more pipes than score goals in a season? I seriously think the Rangers are on pace. They hit the post four more times last night. Amazing.
Daily News' John Dellapina reports on Avery's affect on the game last night:
"...An expert on the subject, Avery was asked if it surprised him to be able to so quickly get under the skin of a player as experienced as the 41-year-old Roberts.
'It's probably easier,' Avery said, scratching his beard with fingernails painted with black polish. "Young guys are a little dumb. They don't know what's going on half the time.
'A guy like that takes it as a little bit of an insult. How dare you disrespect them and all they've done for the game and how great they are?'..."
...how can you not love this guy.
Larry Brooks of the New York Post feels that Ranger fans finally saw a glimpse of how good this offense could be...
"...For the first time, really, the Blueshirts gave everyone a glimpse of how dangerous they can be when they move the puck quickly on the transition, when they get their speed-game going in open ice, and when they crash the net, as well. For the first time, really, the Rangers looked like a reasonable facsimile of what they're supposed to be..."
...last night's offensive showing should really get Ranger fans excited. If it weren't for a few posts they could have easily won that game 6-2.