Saturday, March 05, 2011

Bounceback

Maybe it was the fact that the Rangers were away from home. Maybe it was the fact that they were playing the second worse team in the entire NHL. Only Edmonton has a worse record than the Senators. Never mind all that, the fact is the Rangers won a game and snapped a three game losing streak, all at home, in which they scored all of four goals. To paraphrase that great poet, Gertrude Stein, a win is a win is a win.

Nine players had points and pariah Sean Avery helped set up the first goal by Vinnie Prospal. It didn't matter as he still got the least amount of ice time of all the forwards. Avery is headed for the bench when Gaborik returns. It would be ironic if Gaborik returns against the Flyers and the Rangers would be absent one player, Avery, who could offer Gaborik protection against the head hunters. Maybe Christensen will take over that role.

The Rangers were 0-4 on the power play. How is that McCabe at the point working out folks? Joe, part of the Joe and Sam homer team, made an interesting comment that kind of amused me. It was something to the effect that the coach was trying different combos until he got the right players on the power play. What? After 67 games he is still trying to figure out the power play? He will have all spring to figure it out watching all those teams in the playoffs.

So now the Flyers come to town Sunday and hopefully The Dark Ranger will unleash some of his dreaded potion on our friends from the city of brotherly love. We will need a lot of potion and luck because nothing else has worked in the previous four games. It will be a packed house. Unfortunately a lot of the house will be made up of the first place Philadelphia Flyers fans.



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