The New York Rangers (8-2-1) defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins (5-2-2) by the score of 3-2 in a shoot-out tonight. For a recap and box score go to newyorkrangers.com.
...that's as big of an early season win as you can get. One thing we can count on from this team all year is a fight to the bitter end. Something we couldn't count on last year.
...Zherdev looks like he's starting to turn the corner on becoming a great player in this league.
...Lundqvist once again showed why he is the top goaltender in the NHL. Him not even flinching on any of Crosby's shoot-out moves was just unbelievable.
...second straight solid game for Naslund (1 goal, 1 assist tonight). Like Micholetti mentioned a few times tonight, Naslund is finally looking to shoot the puck.
...thought Prucha had an inspired effort tonight. The guy was all over the ice and drew the penalty leading to Naslund's goal. Would be shocked not to see him in the line-up against the Islanders on Monday. I've been a big advocate for Fritsche, but if Prucha can put out that type of effort every night he should be given a regular spot in the line-up no questions asked.
...i think Sjostrom has officially taken over Dawes' spot as "Mr. Automatic" on shoot-outs.
...the only thing I can think right now is that Drury is just snake bit. Once again a number of scoring opportunities he can't cash in on. Keep your head up Chris it'll come. I hope.
...Rangers have tomorrow off before they face-off against the hated Islanders on Monday on Long Island. Enjoy this one Rangers fans.