Friday, April 11, 2014

Rangers Clinch Second in Metro

It wasn't pretty but two points and a win is a win, especially when it clinches a top playoff spot, 2nd place in the Metro. How bad was it? The Rangers took 18 shots in the second period and it wasn't until  the last one at 19:29 that they scored, Pouliot, 15th, to tie the game. Buffalo had one shot in the second period, by Stafford, and guess what? He scored. In the third period the Rangers got all of three shots and one by Nash off of a nifty feed by St. Louis was the game winner, Nash's 26th. The Rangers out shot the Sabres 30-24, Lundqvist and some guy named Hackett dueling it out. Lundqvist is 33-24-5 and Hackett is 1-5-1.

The Rangers gave the shirts off their backs to their loyal fans. I thought they were going to do it for the Sabres. I had that privilege one year getting the shirt of Michael Nylander, real cool. Nylander played 160 games for the Rangers and had 49 goals, 113 assists for 162 points. Not too shabby, a point a game guy. Of course, it helped that he had a winger by the name of Jaromir Jagr on his side.  No such luck this year, but St. Louis and Nash are making a stab at it.

So one more regular season game at The House of Horrors and Talbot should be in the net. However, the big news for the Rangers will be when The Big Mac returns and will it be full board. And hopefully Chris Kreider might be back. We need both of them and for St. Louis to resurrect. Should be an interesting playoff season and thanks to Anonymous and jb for straightening me out on the seedings.

Let's Go Rangers!



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