After what can only be described as the most boring offseason in history (despite the creation of our brand new team), the NHL is finally almost ready to spring it’s patented brand of fun mixed with chronic stupidity on its unsuspecting fanbase (the NHL sounds a lot like Hockeenight now that I think about it). […]
Category: New York Rangers
We almost had a repeat of the March 8th game tonight. Lotta skating, some shooty, every expectation this was going to go to OT. NBC and the League may be pissing themselves with excitement at the possibility of a Hawks-Rangers SCF, the rest of us will be trying to drink ourselves blind. Fortunately, they got […]
Now that the Chicago Blackhawks have loaned the Stanley Cup to Los Angeles for the year, it’s time for us to once again peruse the various also-rans in the NHL before the Hawks get down to the formality of reclaiming the Cup in June 2015. We continue our series with the New York Rangers.
The Hawks just can’t beat the Rangers, I guess. This actually looked like one of the Hawks’ losses from March and April of last year. Chicago outshot New York 35-23, got quite a few quality chances, rushed their defensemen up ice, spent full minute shifts in the Rangers zone and in the end simply lost to a hot goalie. It happens.
The New York Rangers have two things going for them, Marian Gaborik and Henrik Lundqvist, and that was enough to beat the Hawks tonight. Gaborik was given too much room during a shift in the first period and was able to find Chris Higgins (also left alone) who beat Huet with a nice shot. Then Lundqvist nearly made it hold up the rest of the way, turning more than 30 shots before the Blackhawks finally broke through with a goal on a power play by Jonathan Toews late in the 3rd period.