Thursday, November 20, 2008
Finally, the weight of the world has crashed down on Henrik Lundqvist. Last night, he and the Rangers were defeated by the Vancouver Canucks, 6-3. The King was yanked after giving up the 5th goal in the 2nd period (Lundqvist surrendered 5 goals on 17 shots). It was a mercy pull for Lundqvist, who is clearly the teams backbone.
I attended the game and was able to watch closely as I sat in the Legends Section with Rod Gilbert and Glen Anderson. The King was really let down by the performance of the team in front of him. However, on the bright side, Steve Valiquette took over and did a fine job in relief.
Overall, I thought Vancouver was the quicker and faster team early on (The Rangers looked slow). The Canucks built a 2-0 lead and I honestly knew that it was over. With the lack of scoring all year long, what would make me think any differently? Sure, the Rangers tried to pull a monumental comeback, but in the end the 5-1 Canuck lead was too much for the Blueshirts to handle. It was not a very good game for the team. A lousy start as usual and the result is what you should receive. Kudos to Vancouver though, they played a good game.
My wife and I enjoyed the company of my former teammate and good friend Ron Greschner (along with his posse of friends), as well as Larry "Ratso" Sloman - writer extraordinaire. Ratso's writing a book on Mike Tyson... it should be a good one!
It was not a good night for the Rangers. For me though, it was great to attend a game and see old friends. I will be away doing 2 games this Friday and Saturday for the Quinnipiac Bobcats. Check out the link below and give the games a listen. Over and out!
» Bobcats Link: http://www.quinnipiac.edu/x981.xml