The New York Rangers (4-2-0) lost to the Ottawa Senators (3-5-0) by the score of 8-5, tonight. For a recap and box score go to Yahoo! Sports and newyorkrangers.com.
...love the scoring, but man you've got to be a little worried about the defense. It's been spotty at times this preseason. Which has a lot to do with the youth on the back end. You know who the Rangers could use? A veteran defenseman, like a Wade Redden. I kid, I kid.
...torts can't be happy with the -4 from Stepan tonight, but that goal makes it easy to forget. +/- is an over-rated stat anyway. Redden was a + player last year and I don't think anyone would say he had a good year. Have I mentioned Redden in my first two thoughts? Wow!!!
...i was kidding last night when I said White needed a hat trick to get himself back on the radar and the guy almost comes through.
...unfortunately, Biron was a better playmaker tonight than a goal stopper.
...Anisimov continues to quietly impress this preseason. Really excited for a breakout year for him.
...i'm surprised that Dubinsky has been held out of every preseason game so far. He hasn't? Are you sure?
...gutless spear by Boogaard. If you want to send a message not to hit your top players drop the gloves like a man. Isn't that why Sather brought this guy in?
...is it me or has Eminger been on the ice for every goal against these last two games? I don't even want this guy as the seventh defenseman.
...i still think that Sauer and Valentenko have outplayed McDonagh. Although Valentenko's two penalties tonight are concerning.
...Fedotenko ends the preseason with 1g, 6a. Should be enough to get him on the roster. Especially with injuries. Don't count Kennedy out either as he had another strong effort tonight.
...nice to see MZA chip in with a goal. Who knows maybe he can contribute this year.
...cuts loom tomorrow. With the Prospal, Drury and Rozsival injuries only expect two. My picks are Eminger and White.