The New York Rangers (21-17-5) defeated the Dallas Stars (18-14-11) by the score of 5-2, tonight. For a recap and box score go to Yahoo! Sports and newyorkrangers.com.
...the story of tonight's game was obviously Avery. Nice to see him be able to stick it to a lot of the Star players who threw him under the bus last year. Tortorella needs to hypnotize Avery into thinking he's playing the Stars every game.
...two in a row at home. Are the Rangers actually becoming a difficult team to play at the Garden?
...like I said last game, keep on bombing it Ales.
...without Avery, Lundqvist is the story tonight. Huge saves all night. The King has allowed more than two goals only three times in the last 15 games.
...we Rangers fans were worried Gaborik might not play 28 games this year and now he has that many goals half way through the season.
...Drury continues his revival with his seventh point (4g, 3a) in the 10 games since he was demoted to the fourth line.
...Gilroy's best game since returning from Hartford.
...it's gotten so bad for Brashear that he needed Boyle to come to his aid after he was smashed into the boards in the second period.
...right back at it tomorrow night in Atlanta.