Sunday, January 23, 2011

Zuccy And The Prince

There are so many story lines to this game. Two more Rangers falling to injuries. Prust was hit by a puck and Girardi was in a stupid fight with Andrew Ladd. The Rangers coming back with nothing more than grit and determination. Brian Boyle continuing his amazing season by scoring the tying goal with less than six minutes to play. Henrik Lundqvist stopping three shootout attempts and Mats Zuccarello scoring the only goal in the shootout. He is now 3-3.

So I chose the Scandinavian duo as the top story. The Norwegian spit fire never stops moving, never stops skating, never stops creating havoc. Lundqvist was vintage Lundqvist. He 'only' had to make 20 saves in the game but he was perfect in the shootout, 3-3, and now is 4-1 this year in shootouts.

The Rangers now have six rookies in the lineup and when you count two second year players that adds up to one young team. They are doing fine when you consider they don't have any big goal scorers. Our main man has disappeared. So it's a lot of grit and determination which I guess coach disagreeable has to get some credit. However, this pattern can last only so long and someone has to step up and put some pucks into the net. Anyone?



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