Monday, January 18, 2010

Eruption At The Garden

I figured it out in the locker between periods that the Rangers saw the miracle comeback of the Jets and it inspired them. How else? It couldn't be the coach. He hasn't said anything inspiring all year. Or maybe it was Avery, who took two penalties in the first period, one leading to a Canadien goal, had a shouting match with his coach on the bench and then took out his angst on John Gorges. While playing only about ten minutes, he spent nine in the penalty box, Avery was a force throughout on the fourth line with Boyle and Voros.

Maybe it was the spectacle of Wade Redden dropping the gloves and giving a pretty good account of himself against Benoit Pouliot. It was one weird night. And the the Rangers scored three goals in the second period and three goals in the third. The Rangers scored six goals? Yes, the New York Rangers scored six goals. Count them.

Callahan had four points, two goals plus two assists. Dubinsky had two goals and an assist. Gaborik broke out of his mini slump, five games, with a goal and two assists. Drury added the sixth goal. An unusual night with a more unusual outcome. Its always good beating Montreal. I've seen too many games where the Rangers were on the short end of the count against the Canadiens.

So thanks to the New York Jets, Sean Avery and Wade Redden for one of the biggest wins of the year. I won't even mention the next game. Its too far away and besides with the Rangers that next game is always a mystery so lets enjoy the moment. Rangers 6, Canadiens 2.

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  • blow-me-down said...

    Yep, that's all you can do Mike. Gotta agree

    Enjoy the moment, as you say. and come to think of it, the Devils and the Habs games were both pretty enjoyable.

    Myself, I need to not let the bad ones bother me so much,
    Attempt # 1,809,547 coming right up, any day now ;-)

  • mike said...

    blow-me-down-At least you haven't lost your sense of humor.