The New York Rangers (15-7-2) defeated the Phoenix Coyotes (8-10-2) by the score of 4-1 tonight. For a recap and box score go to newyorkrangers.com.
For game highlights click here.
...it was a tale of two Ranger teams again tonight. The first team was lucky to get out of the first period tied (thank god for Lundqvist) and the second drove to the net, made smart decisions and created a number of quality scoring chances.
...congrats to Dubinsky on the "Gordie Howe Hat Trick "(a goal, an assist and a fight). Man did he need a game like that to get his confidence going.
...we've all been impressed with Zherdev's scoring talents so far this year, but tonight he displayed his awesome play making ability as well with three assists and he probably could have had more.
...Gomez looked great in his return tonight. He was real strong on the puck and skated through Coyote defenders at will. It was nice to see him get the empty netter at the end. Gomez was also 19 of 23 faceoffs.
...finally!!! We were able to get an important power play goal to ice a game. Amazing.
...not all good tonight as Rozsival continues to regress. Another night filled with give aways. Not sure what's going on with him right now, but he might need to sit a few games to clear his head.
...all-in-all a big win if only to get the bad taste of the last two games out of our mouths. Off tomorrow then on to Tampa.