Don’t look at the scoreboard. Read this. This was pretty much an identical game to the one at Madison Square Garden. The Rangers flat out dominated the Pittsburgh Penguins. It wasn’t even close. How on earth this wasn’t another 6-1 obliteration is beyond me. The Rangers didn’t just have good scoring chances, they had good scoring chances put in positions to go in the net. Give Fleury a helluva lot of credit, he probably just played the greatest game he’s ever played, or ever will play. This was a brilliant goaltending performance by MAF to salvage 2 points that the Penguins had no business getting.
Read my fingers. We were the better team. It’s a gross injustice that the Rangers only got 1 point in this one. They deserved better, and frankly I haven’t been this upbeat about the team in a long while (all year?). They looked really hungry out there. Maybe it’s just the new blood, but I loved what I saw. Fire, passion, determination, sacrifice.
This is a team I can be proud of supporting.
Now don’t screw it up by shitting the bed against the Canes. We need 2 points against a team playing some God-awful hockey. Get 2 points, and pick up 7 out of 8 points and get us going on a roll.
Just keep it going boys, we’re close to turning this season around. Don’t move that foot off the pedal. Don’t have a letdown game. I want to see this hunger again. Keep it going.
Rick Nash was a monster tonight, played a terrific game, scored the lone goal, and had a ton of other chances. As did Stepan. But to me the unsung heroes were probably Richards and Brassard who both played terrific hockey, and did an excellent job setting up their linemates. Brian Boyle should have had 2 goals tonight. I’d love to blame him, but really, his shots were good, on net, and in a position where the goalie had to make great stops to deny him. problem is, he did.
Tip your hat to Fleury, he was great, but make no mistake about it, if the Rangers keep playing like this, look out.