The New York Rangers (4-3-1) lost to the Atlanta Thrashers (4-4-1) by the score of 6-4, tonight. For a recap and box score go to Yahoo! Sports and newyorkrangers.com.
...tale of two teams tonight. The one that played the first half of the first period and last half of the third and the other that looked lost in between.
...i was impressed with the Rangers ability to comeback. I thought for sure this was going to be the typical boring Ranger game at 5-2, but I give then full marks for fighting their way back. Which as a fan is all I can ask for.
...Biron is a backup for a reason, so I don't expect him to be great every start but he's got to be better than he was tonight.
...not the best game for Staal, who, for someone that is supposed to be the Rangers best defenseman, has been very up and down so far.
...Frolov invisible again.
...the resurrection of Sean Avery continues with another great effort.
...from Torts' post game, sounds like Anisimov's ankle injury may be serious, which the Rangers can ill afford.
...nice to see White step-up when called upon. Thought he gave the team a nice spark with his goal.
...Boogaard is a pylon out there. If there isn't a tough guy on the other team there is just no reason to have him out there. Bring up Byers and have him platoon with the Boogie Man.
...Stepan had a bit of a struggle tonight that ended with the resurgent Boyle taking his place (and score a goal) on the second line.
...i don't normally post about an opposing player but Byfuglien (1g & +1) was a beast tonight. Six shots on goal and another hit the pipe. Rangers defensemen, who are prone to having their shots blocked, should watch tape of this guy.
...off tomorrow then the Hurricanes blow into town. Sorry that was bad.