The New York Rangers (9-2-1) defeated the New York Islanders (2-6-0) by the score of 4-2 tonight. For a full recap and box score visit newyorkrangers.com.
For post game quotes, go to Rangers Report.
...did anyone else hear that big exhale around 7:10 pm tonight after Drury scored his first goal of the season? You knew he needed a bounce to go his way to get him back on track. Boy did he get one tonight. Not only did he end the game with 2 goals he also had a game high 8 shots on goal. Now if we can get Prucha a nice bounce we'd be unstoppable.
...very entertaining game tonight with both goalies (I'm running out of adjectives to describe Lundqvist's superb goaltending) making big time saves, end to end action and lots of rough stuff after the whistle. Just another great Ranger-Islander game to add to the list.
...despite going 1-8, I was very happy with the shooting performance of our defensemen on the power play and for that matter during the rest of the game as well. It looked like the Rangers were trying to create offense from the point. The defense combined for 10 shots on goal and had 5 assists on the night.
...thought Dubinsky and Zherdev had off nights. Dubinsky so much so that Renney actually benched him in the first period. I just felt they both took some ill advised penalties. I know I'm knit picking, but I had to come up with some criticism tonight.
...congratulations to Tom Renney for passing Roger Neilson into fourth place on the Rangers all-time coaching victory list with 142. He takes heat sometimes for not being a fiery coach on the bench, but wins are wins and he's had a lot of those since becoming the head coach.
...couple of days off and then the Thrash is in town on Thursday.