The New York Rangers (2-1-0) defeated the New Jersey Devils (0-2-0) by the score of 3-2, tonight. For a recap and box score go to Yahoo! Sports & newyorkrangers.com.
...i can't believe my eyes, did the power play just win the Rangers a game they didn't deserve to? When was the last time that happened?
...i think I would have crapped my pants if I was a Ranger player on the receiving end of Tortorella's tirade tonight. Great job by the coach not accepting the Rangers piss-poor effort.
...what else can you say about the Rangers rookie defensemen? They have a nose for the puck and I'm going to thoroughly enjoy watching them this season. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like we'll be watching them late in a close game any time soon, as for the second game in a row Tortorella sat both of them for the second half of the third period. C'mon Torts how are they going to learn?
...as great as Del Zotto has been on the power play, Kotalik is what makes it work with that bomb from the point.
...didn't the Rangers bring Brashear in to stick-up for teammates and change the momentum of games through his physicality the way he did when he broke Betts' face in the playoffs last year? This guy was no where to be found when the Rangers needed a spark early in the first period. He needed a good start to the season to get Ranger fans on his side and right now that's not happening.
...i thought Gaborik was off tonight. Could have been the three games in four nights.
...speaking of off nights, how bad was Brodeur tonight. Both Kotalik and Gilroy's goals should have been stopped.
...Ovechkin and the Caps in our nation's Capital on Thursday.