Friday, January 09, 2015

Rangers Corral Kings

It wasn't exactly the shootout at the OK Corral but it was close. Call it redemption at the Staples Center. The Kings started out like it was going to blow the Rangers out of the rink with two quick first period goals to take a 2-0 lead. Boyle, the star of the game, got one back on the power play. The second period was all Rangers.

Old gunslinger Kevin Klein, with the Rangers causing havoc in front of the net,  tied it with one of his patented blasts and then Stempniak on a great individual play and then St. Louis on a power play which suddenly has become quite potent. So it was 4-2 going into the third. Williams brought the Kings within one with 4:03 to go in the third period but the Rangers with Cam Talbot in the nets, with 28 saves, held on for the win. A power play with :34.9 seconds to go added drama. But, Talbot and the Rangers were up to the task.

The win was the 12th out of 13 for the Rangers and they are steamrolling through the West. Next up is San Jose. Think about it. A three game sweep through Western Canada and now a potential sweep of California of three of the best teams in the NHL. Something special might be brewing here.

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  • Dan Stryker said...

    Most impressive was the Ranger's speed and pressure all night long coming on a 2nd game in 2 nights. They out hustled a team that had been sitting since last Saturday. Keep up the attack men!

  • wes said...

    This team is proving that they are a legitimate contender for the cup. Only injuries can slow these guys down. Stay healthy and the future is very bright for this team.