So the Rangers won on the road, huh? Nice. They bounced back from Sunday's defeat to beat the very same team four days later, 5-3.
For this one - and Sunday too perhaps - I ask that you guys to fill me in on what you observed in the comments (more than usual). Why? Because I didn't observe anything - my ancient PowerBook couldn't get video for the game while I am away on holiday. Listened to the audio of the Ottawa broadcast for a period until the 'take a look at this/right here/on the left side of your screen' got to be too much for me. That idiot Denis Potvin sucks. Switched to the Ottawa radio broadcast, which wasn't bad but c'mon, hockey and radio works even worse than hockey and television.
Just a few notes; no photos as I've been up nearly 24 hours:
*Heard on the radio 1: "Handful of Rangers are not sharp... but Gaborik has been their best player by far." Two primary assists helps attest to that but the blown breakaway in the third after the equalizer hurts. As to the Rangers not being sharp, what did you expect when they were hanging around the city for a few days, likely enjoying all it had to offer???
*Wonder what Torts said to snap them out of it during the second intermission ... and if this doesn't add evidence to my theory that they suck at home because of big fun in the big city, I don't know what will.
*Heard on the radio 2: "How did Elliot let that one go in?!? That is a terrible softie to give up." Somehow appropriate for a goal by Mr. Softie the Backstabber himself.
*Avery and Prust battle and Mike Sauer scores to break the deadlock. On a power play no less. Speaks volumes about this team. Very happy for Sauer to not only get his first NHL goal but to have it come in that situation and prove to be the game winner ... awesomeness.
*Why is it that the Rangers make Ottawa's secondary scorers into stars? It would be one thing if Alfredsson and Spezza made them look dumb but to be outshined and outworked by Fisher, Kelly and Foligno? Again? Inexcusable.
*It is hard to feel bad for Fisher as he goes home to that wife of his but dude was robbed of a hat trick at least twice - first by the post and then by Hank's glove save. How good was that? The radio guy nearly busted a lung raving about it.
*Caught the Boogaard fight here and he got his ass kicked. For the heavyweight champ, he seems to take quite a bit of damage in these bouts, even the ones that he wins (which definitely does not include this one). Glen needs to find a way to get rid of this contract Gomez style. Look at what Boogey does for the Rangers and look at what Carkner does for the Sens - that is why the signing was a mistake: Boogaard lurches around for a few minutes hoping for a fight while Carkner takes a regular shift and kills penalties.
*PHW Three Stars
3-Brandon Prust - one assist.
2-Marian Gaborik - two assists.
1-Mike Fisher - two goals.
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