Friday, October 22, 2010

Marty Biron Sparks Rangers

Ranger fans may have to distinguish between their Marty chants. Their derisive Maaarrrty for the anointed Brodeur and the gleeful Marty for their new backup goalie, Martin Biron. Last night he was outstanding in making 24 saves and inspiring his teammates to block 30 shots and play a stellar defense as they snapped their mini three game losing streak at three with a 2-1 win at Toronto.

The Rangers got goals from Ruslan Fedotenko, his first, and Artem Anisimov, his second. Michael Del Zotto, playing his best game of the year, blocked 7 shots and Dan Giradi blocked 6, as defense was the byword last night. While the entire team played a strong defensive game it was Biron who turned in the star of the game night.

Biron will be very important to the Rangers this year. Last year playing for the Islanders, he was outstanding, ending the season on a 7-3-1 run. If the coach doesn't panic and plays it smart Biron should get about 20 starts which will leave Lundqvist refreshed at years end and not tired and beaten down. Of course a big rough, tough defenseman would help protect Lundqvist. What's the name of that kid in Hartford?

Derek Boogaard vs Colton Orr -- Who won?

Boogaard -- 59.3%
Orr -- 20.6%
Draw -- 20.1%
(189 votes)

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