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.
Tom Renney is "shocked" that no one claimed the slow, sour, injury-prone, over-paid Sheldon Souray.
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...
Sean is back on Twitter:
and he's updated his website:
Check V1.0 of my new site...
Sean Avery and Andy Cohen: True Bromance? --