Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Higgins Lifts Rangers Over "Pathetic" Bruins.

Those were the words of VS analyist Keith Jones to describe the performance of the Bruins after the first two periods last night. No words to describe the Rangers who were hanging on to a 2-0 lead. The Bruins came back in the third period to score two goals in about a minute and a half to tie the game and it looked like curtains for the Rangers until an unlikely hero by the name of Chris Higgins scored his fifth goal of the season and his first at MSG as a Ranger. Actually Higgins has scored only two goals at MSG, counting this one. That other goal came as a Canadien back in October 2005.

There were other notable events last night. Ales Kotalik scored a PP goal, the goal being his first in 21 games. Eric Christensen also scored for the Rangers continuing his surprisingly good play. Yes, the Rangers scored three goals and Marian Gaborik did not participate in any of them. Yes, the Rangers beat a team above them in the standings even though Keith Jones wasn't impressed with their effort through the first two periods.

What is amazing that the Rangers who are 2-5-3 in their last ten home games are now 6-1-2 overall despite playing some poor hockey. Of course last night they got a break by getting Tuukka Rask in goal and not Thomas. The Rangers need all the breaks they can get.

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  • Dan Stryker said...

    How long will the de facto captain, Henrik, last playing every game?

    Without him in the line-up, this team has NO chance to win...

  • Anonymous said...

    Ride the King until he drops. Boy has got whip marks all over him.

  • mike said...

    Dan Stryker-He will keep stopping until he starts dropping!

  • mike said...

    Anonymous-We may have to rename him, "Henrik the Horse".

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