Dave Lozo at NHL.com looks at the good and bad of Olli Jokinen's MSG debut last night against the Capitals.
Jokinen finished with a goal and an assist, however, two of the three penalties he took led to Capitals goals including the game winner.
"Obviously we didn't get the result that we wanted. We got to find a way to stay out of the penalty box. That was the difference. You score five goals at home, you should be able to win," Jokinen said.
...while the penalties were troubling, I was really excited about what he brought offensively. Good on the forecheck and loving his willingness to shoot (11 shots in two games as a Ranger).
On playing on a line with Brandon Dubinsky and Ryan Callahan (combined 3g, 2a last night)...
"I think there was some chemistry with those guys," Jokinen said. "They're both good players. It was easy to play with them."
...it's funny that when the Rangers traded for Jokinen we all thought they had finally obtained a top line center for Gaborik, but it looks like Jokinen is much more comfortable being the top dog on a line rather than playing shotgun.