Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Whizzer Wolski

The Rangers won a game last night that took us through all the emotions that test our sanity. We, along with the team, went up, down, euphoric, downcast and finally joyful. It started out gangbusters when two minutes into the game Brandon Prust put in the rebound off of an attempted wraparound by Sean Avery. With rookie Kris Newbury centering the two they were dynamic in the opening minutes. The coach was so impressed with their performance that he basically benched them the rest of the game. Prust got 10:42, Avery 8:01, Newbury 7:42.

The Rangers blew two one goal leads but entered the third period ahead 2-1. When leading going into the third period I believe the Rangers are 20-0. Remarkable. I guess they are now 21-0. Two Jussi Jokinen goals in less than three minutes had given the Canes a 3-2 lead until the Whiz Kid, Wolski, struck with less than two minutes to play with a goal that went off of Cane defenseman Jay Harrison. That tied the game.

However, Whizzer wasn't finished. After a lengthy discussion with back up goalie Marty Biron, Wolski came out as the last shooter in round three and won the game with a laser past goalie Cam Ward. So the Rangers go to Washington hanging on to seventh place by three points over the Canes who still have a game in hand.

BTW, did I mention that the Devils won again and are now nine points behind Carolina with a game in hand. They are twelve points behind the Rangers with two games in hand. Stay tuned. This is getting interesting.

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ICINGS:

Tom Renney is "shocked" that no one claimed the slow, sour, injury-prone, over-paid Sheldon Souray.

FanNation.com:
Renney shocked no one claimed Souray --
In a bit of irony, Tom Renney is stumping for Sheldon Souray. Unfortunately for the Oilers defenseman, 29 other teams don't see it Renney's way, and even though blueliners are at a premium in playoff races, they all passed on the 34-year-old with the booming shot when he was available on re-entry waivers this past weekend...
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Whizzer Wolski's shootout goal.


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update -- The Sean Avery Watch:

Sean is back on Twitter
:
Sean Avery is back on Twitter
via SNYRangersBlog

and he's updated his website:
Check V1.0 of my new site...
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NY Magazine:
Sean Avery and Andy Cohen: True Bromance? --
New York Rangers renaissance man Sean Avery and Bravo executive vice-president and Watch What Happens host Andy Cohen were in fine form at the Gilt Man dinner...



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4 comments:

  • Dan Stryker said...
     

    I don't believe I saw the Avery-Newbury-Prust line on the ice the entire third period. "The Fonz" needs to explain himself in that decision...

    So tired of the constant line changes...

  • Wes said...
     

    The line shuffling based on Torts mood is total. BS. No one knows from one game to the next who they'll be working with.

  • mike said...
     

    Dan Stryker-The Fonz explains to no one except the great Stealth!

  • mike said...
     

    Wes-From one game to the next? How about one shift to the next.