The New York Rangers (1-1-1) lost to the Toronto Maple Leafs (4-0-0) by the score of 4-3 in overtime, tonight. For a recap and box score go to Yahoo! Sports and newyorkrangers.com.
...man that's a tough game to analyse. It was like the good, the bad and the ugly out there.
...i'll start with the good. I know it's only one game but I wrote off Boyle real early this off-season and he has proved me wrong. Great job stepping up with the Gaborik and Drury injuries.
...without Lundqvist the Rangers get no points tonight.
...once again the Rangers showed outstanding fight to comeback after that dreadful second period.
...i've killed Eminger early on this season, but he is the only defenseman throwing his body around out there. Nice to see.
...seven penalties (that was a penalty on Staal) and 0-f0r-5 on the power play. Not going to win many games with those numbers.
...saw a glimpse of the bad Avery tonight with the slash on Komisarek which could have really hurt the Rangers. Was nice to see him bounce back after that when he was probably the best player on the ice.
...Rangers got real lucky with Gaborik's health last season, let's hope that tonight's injury isn't a hint of things to come.
...Frolov again invisible.
...really disappointed that Boogaard and Orr didn't get at it. But I've got to give credit to the Boogie Man for coaxing Orr into a penalty in the third.
...didn't think it was possible to score a goal and be the worst player on the ice, but Rozsival managed to do that tonight. He looked liked he'd never played hockey in the second period.
...the only thing worse than Rozsival tonight was the Rangers decision to book Ace Frehley for the player introductions. Man that was awkward. It was hilarious to see MSG bail out of that real fast when they cut away to Sam.
...Dubi-Anisi-Cally continue to be the best line.
...Rangers back at it on Monday against Avalanche.