1st Star - Antti Raanta
2nd Star - Offsides Review Rule
3rd Star - AV (See 1st & 2nd Stars)
Post Game Cocktail Recommendation
The DeLury Mush
Back on October 28th, with Nick Holden struggling mightily to acclimate himself to AV's defensive scheme, I started a "Holden Thinks" tweet, which went viral (here's a small fraction of it):
Welp, in the 21 games since that night in Carolina, Holden has 11 points (4g, 7a) including the overtime game winner in Chicago. Can you say reverse mush?
With all the injuries to key players on both sides along with each team turning to their backup goaltenders in net, the lineups had a preseason game feel. But this game was anything but. End to end action with absolutely stellar goaltending. Hell if you didn't know any better, you would have thought it was Richter vs. Belfour in goal tonight.
Give the Rangers defense credit as they yielded a grand total of ONE goal in back-to-back road games against two teams currently in playoff position. Hell, even a Girardi snow angel worked tonight.
Four out of four points with no Hank, Nash, Zib and Buch as well as Vesey missing the Winnipeg game? I'll take that every day of the week and twice on Sunday.
Damn, it's good to be back blogging again. Leave your thoughts on the new recap layout in the comments section.