Wow. Of all the teams to come out and just give up on a season, you’d think the Devils wouldn’t be it.
This was a pretty proud organization, with a pretty impressive history, even if I despise them with every fiber of my being. So to see them come out, and flat out not give a shit if they win or lose, was QUITE shocking.
This was a game the Rangers absolutely 100% HAD to have. Luckily we did, and locked in the #6 spot for us thanks to the Sens failing to beat the Flyers. Flyers have done the Rangers some impressive favors the past few nights by taking out the Icelanders and the Senators. Thanks Flybags!
What I liked about tonight was that really we were a 2-line team. Not relying on the Stepan line alone to carry us. Nash, Zucc and Richards were arguably better than the Stepan, Callahan, Hagelin trio. That’s really saying something. Part of it is that both Zucc and Richards are trying to find Nash…and, well, Nash can score. Makes sense. Richards has been playing some pretty good hockey of late and that bodes well for the Rangers heading into the series with Washington. I don’t think this is going to be like last season, Washington tried to out-Ranger the Rangers. They are playing some pretty good hockey, and their PP is absolutely Lethal, with that said the Rangers are scoring a lot of goals for the most part of late, and that bodes well since last year we couldn’t score playoff goals to save our lives.
Playoff preview coming probably tomorrow. Been pretty busy of late, several business related things have been going on at the same time which is basically making me work 10-14 hours a day 7 days a week. Finding time to write this blog and watch Rangers games=less time sleeping.
One other heads up. I will be out of the country May 10th to May 20th (going on my belated honeymoon with my wife), so no blog updates then. Sadly, looks like I’ll be missing some playoff hockey (hopefully)