The New York Rangers (6-4-1) defeated the Chicago Blackhawks (7-6-1) by the score of 3-2, tonight. For a recap and box score go to Yahoo! Sports and newyorkrangers.com.
Attendance: 18,200 (100.0% full)
...forechecking, blocking shots, sacrificing their bodies. If the Rangers can keep this up they are going to be a hard team to beat this season. Especially at home. And their not even playing with their best player.
...and with their best player being out, the Anisimov line has been huge. Dubinsky has turned into the player we all hoped he'd be, Anisimov has developed much quicker than most thought and Callahan is playing like a Hart Trophy candidate. They are fun to watch.
...sans the Kane goal, Lundqvist is in the zone right now. And when he's on opposing team's don't have a chance.
...big goal for EC (and the Rangers) as he made himself relevent again. At least for tonight anyway.
...gritty effort by Girardi and Staal going up against the Blackhawks top line all night.
...starting to wonder if Stepan might be better off down in Hartford for a little while.
...i know it's tough to give a player with all of two NHL games under his belt important minutes, but I thought Grachev deserved more than six minutes tonight.
...poor Prust. Guy already has stitches in his eye, now he takes an elbow to his nose.
...the one guy still not going right now is Frolov. Had a nice opportunity on the door step in the second period but couldn't finish.
...fyi, Del Zotto up to a +6 this season.
...can't believe I'm saying this, but Eminger is starting to grow on me.
...hope Boogaard enjoyed his rest tonight, because he better be ready to pound on Carcillo or Shelley or whomever on the Flyers tries to get physical on Thursday in Philly.