Saturday, May 10, 2014

Rangers Stun Pens, 5-1.

It's like they drew it up in the locker room on the board. Attack, attack, attack. Shoot, shoot, shoot. Score, score, score. Heck the Rangers got more shots in the first period last night, 17, then they got in the previous game, 15. The game was decided in the opening minutes. Following a Pen penalty and a beautiful play by Kreider on the PP, it was Kreider who scored the first goal at 9:36. Then Lundqvist made two nice saves and then Brassard scored his first goal at 15:23 and it was basically over.

Oh, the Pens threatened when Malkin tip toed through two Rangers D-men who refused to put a body on him and it was 2-1. But Brassard and McDonagh less than a minute apart made it 4-1 and Klein put in an empty netter and that wrapped it up. The Rangers were 2-3 on the PP, the Pens 0-4 and the Rangers out shot the Pens 35-32.

The game was played with the backdrop of the death of Martin St. Louis mother the previous night. He played with a heavy heart but did play which was inspiring to the rest of the team. The big test will come Sunday night, Mother's Day, at the Garden.

So the Rangers get another game at the Garden and James Dolan is all smiles. Seven home games in these playoffs and that's a lot of linguine in the Dolan's pocket. Big game. If the Rangers pull it off it's game seven in Pittsburgh and all bets are off. The seventh game can be a doozie.

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