Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Rangers Win Yawner

Tuesday nights are usually rough for me, hard to stay awake so last night's game was a real effort on my part. Suffice to say the Rangers won 1-0 on a goal by Dubinsky (22) in the third period. Lundqvist got his tenth shutout of the season and the 34th of his career. My Grandson's Pee Wee goalie could have gotten this shutout.

The Rangers win was their fourth straight at home and they beat an old nemesis Tomas Vokoun who made 32 saves. There was one penalty in the game and it was on the Panthers Ellerby who accidental got in the way of a Ranger and was given an interference penalty. But the Rangers won and enhanced their playoff chances with only eight games to go. They are now six points ahead of ninth place Carolina who has only one game in hand. More tantalizing is that they are only three points behind sixth place Montreal.

But yawners are good sometimes. It preserves energy and gives a reason to go all out the next time. What is encouraging also is the fact that the Rangers have won two games with their best player, Marc Staal, outside of Lundqvist, on the shelf. So the Ranger won a 'trap' game. The only ones trapped were the poor souls who spent good money going to the dilapidated Garden to witness this debacle. However, a win is a win is a win.

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