Andrew Gross at Ranger Rants reports that Chad Johnson and Jordan Parise combined for a 2-0 shutout over a Red squad that included Marian Gaborik and Alex Frolov this morning.
After Frolov scored a hat trick in yesterday’s scrimmage with prospect Derek Stepan centering the line, he and Gaborik were held off the board as Erik Christensen skating in between them.
Vinny Prospal and Tomas Kundratek each scored early in the first of two periods against Marty Biron.
...the biggest news to me in the morning scrimmage was the lack of offense from Gabby and Afro with Christensen a day after clicking with Stepan in the middle.
Speaking of Stepan if you didn't love him before, check out this report from Gross regarding the young center...
A good snapshot of why Stepan projects as a solid NHL and potential team leader: At the end of the scrimmage, Blue’s Ryan Callahan lifted his arms in celebration. Unfortunately, it was right by Stepan, who shoved the established NHL right wing out of the way in frustration.
...he should be on the team just for that. The kid is a winner. Period.
...above pic is from @thenyrangers of the Blueshirts warming up before this morning's scrimmage.
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