Sunday, January 10, 2010

Kings Of The Dregs

The Bruins must have left their game on the frozen tundra of Fenway Park because they had nothing in the tank against the Rangers yesterday and lost 3-1. Granted they were missing Bergeron and Savard, but the rest of the crew seemed to be going through the motions. Even Zdeno Charo was below par as he did nothing but wave at Michael Del Zotto as he skated in alone to score the games first goal.

Lundqvist sparkled again. What else is new. He made 29 saves and stopped Marco Strum on a penalty shot in the first period. This is something like 16 of 18 games where he has allowed two or fewer goals in a game. Tim Thomas. the Bruin goalie, also played well making 31 saves. He was particularly good in the second period when the Rangers put 21 shots on goal scoring only on Dubinsky's 8th of the year. Eric Christensen continued his surprising play with a goal, his 3rd, plus an assist. Only the power play remains a downer for the Rangers going 0-4 and now is only 3-34 in the last eight games.

However, that may not matter as long as the Rangers continue to play the dregs. The Devils, Capitals and possibly Buffalo are the elite teams in the East and the rest of the conference is loaded with dregs. Right now our heroes are the Kings of the dregs. How long will that last? Maybe until Tuesday.



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