Saturday, December 01, 2007

Rangers Watch: NYR 5, OTT 2

In their first two meetings of the season, the Rangers were unable to solve Martin Gerber. Tonight, Gerber didn't make it past the first period after letting in three goals on 12 shots. The Senators played most of the first 20 minutes in their own end, but Gerber giving up a couple softies didn't help.

The Rangers' powerplay, after taking a vacation, has gone back to work going 2-6 tonight. The first extra man goal came courtesy of Jaromir Jagr, who looked particularly inspired. It was Jags' third goal in as many games (still a paltry seven in 26 games). What a difference Marty Straka makes on the big guy's game.

After trying to take Peter Prucha's head off twice in past games, it was somewhat comical to see Chris Neil giving him an earful after eating Prucha's elbow. Can you blame the guy for trying to protect himself with Neil bearing down?

BTW, I went to the NHL Powered by Reebok Store yesterday and it sucked. If you're in NYC and curious, skip it and go to Cosby's instead, where they also have an equally impressive collection of classic hockey equipment (also available for sale).

Recap: Y!/AP, TSN Broadband



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