What is about the Devils that brings out the best in our Blueshirt heroes? Is it simply a case of familiarity breeds contempt. If we know you, then we own you. We don't worry about no stinking trap. So where exactly was the vaunted Devils trap and their defensive discipline last night?
It was a Rangers shooting gallery in the second period. Has Marty Brodeur really been the prickly super glue that's been holding the Debbies together all these years? Without Martha they looked weak, while not working well for Weekes (say that fast). Must be all their injuries.
Rupp, Salvador, Langenbrunner, and Elias all took penalties in the 2nd as the Devils gave the Rangers powerplay a chance to find some mojo. Going 2-for-6 and cashing in on a couple of 5-on-3's was like giving the Ranger powerplay a dose of Viagra. Hopefully even a Cialis weekender if the glow carries over to Saturday against Boston. Shoot Roszy shoot.
I just had to check and see when we get some more of this magic Devils' tonic. We play them four more times: Dec 12, Dec 27, Feb 9, Mar 30. Which means January might a rough month when the Blueshirters go off their meds.
You could even say Devils games have become an unofficial Rangers Festivus holiday. With whoever is in goal acting the part of a Festivus pole as the Rangers dance around them and score. The Rangers scored 4 goals against them back on October 13th.
- Cosmo Kramer: Is there a tree?
- Frank Costanza: No, instead, there's a pole. It requires no decoration. I find tinsel distracting.
- Frank Costanza: It's made from aluminium. Very high strength-to-weight ratio.
- Mr. Kruger: I find your belief system fascinating.
Well, too bad, Fesitvus can't come every game, but if we're going to celebrate it -- no one better than the Devils to celebrate it with. Mike will be back soon to throw the required cold water on our little Festivus celebration. So while he's still off-line I'll just dance around the Festivus pole for now.
Boston has this 21-year-old phenom, Philip Kessel. He's been called the American Sidney Crosby. It will be interesting to see how he does against Renney's confident Blueshirters. By the way, when's the last time the Rangers had a phenom on the team?
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