Saturday, November 15, 2008
Hockey is a 60 minute game and if you're a Boston Bruin fan, you're sick to your stomach. If you're a New York Ranger fan, your stomach's feeling a whole lot better thanks to the 3-2 win over Boston on Saturday night at the Garden.
With 2 goals in the last 5 minutes of the game by Nigel Dawes and Markus Naslund, the Rangers advanced to overtime period and with Chris Drury's shootout goal (a nice 5 hole shot through Tim Thomas' legs) combined with Henrik Lundqvist's save on Patrice Bergeron - the Rangers escaped the jaws of defeat and came out with a much needed victory.
It wasn't pretty for the Rangers for 55 minutes. Lots of missed opportunities, a "Powerless Play" on display once again, and being completely out-physicaled all over the ice. To the Rangers credit, they finished the game strong - where as the Bruins sat on it a bit and it ended up costing them a game that they should of won.
Were the Rangers lucky? Yes. Bruins unlucky? Obviously. But, that's just how the puck bounces (no reference to Rozsival). Over and out!
In other happenings, the Quinnipiac Bobcats have bounced back with 2 wins. Friday, they took care of Union, 6-3, in a game where Brian Leitch (no, not that Brian Leetch) broke out of a scoring slump with 3 goals and 2 assists to lead the Bobcats. Saturday's game went to the Bobcats as well, with a score of 5-1 over Rensselaer (RPI). Eric Lampe finally tallied his first goal of the year as well as an assist. 2 big wins by the Bobcats on the road which puts them back in the thick of things in the tough ECAC with a record of 4-4-1 overall and 2-2-1 in the ECAC conference play.