Thursday, November 15, 2007

Rangers Watch: NYR 4, PHI 3 (SO)

October seems so long ago. After an awful 2-5-1 start to the season, the Rangers now share first place in the Atlantic with the Flyers.

Philadelphia was undefeated at home before New York rolled into Wachovia Center. Despite leading for a good portion of the game, the Rangers were lucky to get to the shootout. Philly rookie Denis Tolpeko's game tying goal in the third precipitated a momentum swing the Blueshirts were lucky to survive.

It was Tolpeko's first NHL goal and a beauty. He kicked a rebound towards net being sure to get his stick on it before Lundqvist could recover. I loved this kid when he played junior in Seattle, and he was possibly Philly's best player tonight. I'm just glad Tolpeko couldn't pot another to keep the Flyers' home undefeated streak alive.

Recaps: Y!/AP, TSN Broadband



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