Saturday, October 30, 2010

Canes Ward Off Rangers

They say championship teams must do well on the road. So far the Rangers are doing that. Its at home that they are having problems and last night was another example of a poor home ice game. They fired 43 shots on Cam Ward who turned all but three aside. Lundqvist wasn't too feeble as he made 34 saves including 17 in the third period. Unfortunately, Eric Cole put in a power play goal with 3:59 left in the game and that was the killer.

The Rangers left town immediately for tonight's game against Toronto, their third meeting this year, where they hope to find their game, whatever that is. The Rangers are 3-1 on the road and are 1-3-1 at home. What's the reason for this? "Fools give you reasons, wise men never try." Maybe it's the social life of beautiful downtown Manhattan. Maybe its the charity work they all do. Maybe some of them are overpaid and under perform. Whatever it is, it better be fixed quick or it is going to be a very long season. Very long and disappointing.

ICINGS: Evgeny Grachev made his 2010 debut and what little I saw he looked fine. He only played 6:55 so its hard to judge. If he's lucky he may get all of five minutes tonight, if he even plays.

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