Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Rangers Watch: NYR 2, TAM 1

Two posts and a video review helped the Rangers to victory over the Lightning. Tampa Bay had their chances, and the game could have easily gone the other way. Instead, Fedor Tyutin (with the fifth straight goal from a defenseman) and Colton Orr (goal three in 110 career games) were the unlikely heroes, along with another stellar performance from King Henrik.

Coach Tom Renney continued to fiddle with his lines. Tonight Chris Drury was bumped up from third line center to first line winger along side Jaromir Jagr and Brandon Dubinsky. Drury looked good on wing getting some quality shots on net but continued to be snake bitten.

Is it just me or does Dubinsky remind you of Adam Graves? That’s much more of a compliment than I intended, but their skating style and aggressive forecheck are similar.

Tonight was the first taste of the NHL for Greg Moore and Ivan Baranka, call ups to replace the demoted Nigel Dawes (he’ll be back) and injured Michal Rozsival respectively. Moore was so-so and barely saw ice time, if any, in the third period. Baranka looked good, keeping it simple and earning an assist on Orr's goal.

Recaps: Y!/AP, TSN Broadband



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