The New York Rangers (3-1-0) defeated the Washington Capitals (2-1-1) by the score of 4-3, tonight. For a recap and box score go to Yahoo! Sports and newyorkrangers.com.
...gutsy seemed to be the word thrown around during the post game report so I'll go with it. The Rangers had to overcome so much adversity tonight this could be as defining an early season win as you can get.
...its really nice to finally have a big money player coming up big for the Rangers. Gaborik is not just scoring goals, he's scoring important ones.
...Callahan is an absolute warrior. The guy is questionable then goes out, plays the second-most forward minutes and scores one of the hardest working goals you will see. Not sure how he had any energy left to slide that puck through Theodore.
...Higgins must read this blog, because a few hours after I was critical of him for not showing enough offense he goes out and leads the team with six shots tonight. And not only was he looking to shoot he was creating as well.
...its official that Rozsival can't be out there anymore. Great job by Tortorella benching him for the third period.
...its mind-boggling, at 19, what Del Zotto is doing right now. That pass to Gaborik on the game winner was sick.
...i guess the Rangers don't miss Betts. Great job by the pk killing eight of nine penalties.
...encouraged to finally see the third line clicking. They just made Tortorella's decision on who to sit when Avery comes back that much harder. I still think its Lisin.
...sorry Henrik, but I've got to mention it. What the heck happened? Actually, it was great to see the team bail him out the way he's bailed the team out so many times in his career.
...you know who actually looks solid so far this year? Redden. That's right I said it.
...couple days off until Anaheim visits MSG on Sunday.