3 Stars1st Star - Puemp Trick
2nd Star - Puemp'd Up
3rd Star - Three Puemp Chump
Post Game Cocktail Recommendation
In honor of Matt Puempel's first NHL hat trick, I've got to go with a Pumpkintini.
Gif of the Game
Go to the Front of the Net...
...and good things will happen:
Not sure there's anything more certain in hockey.
The guy is an absolute beast out there. He is using his strength to make plays this season more than anytime in his career. He can out-muscle any player for the puck and, as seen by his power play goal, he's impossible to move from the front of the net.
Is it me, or does Raanta some how find away to thwart what seems like a sure open side goal every game?
I hate to say it, but Raanta's price will never be higher. I bet he could fetch a nice top four defenseman right about now.
I have no idea how some Rangers fans can constantly complain about the play of Dan Girardi.
I mean, his outlet passes are always on point...
He's sure handed around the net...
He can handle the speed of top players in the NHL...
When his defensive partner needs cover, he's there to help...
And he never leaves his man in front of the net...
I'm at a total loss.
There's only one way to explain Kevin Hayes' much improved play and skating ability this season:
Last season's workout regiment:
If Holden keeps this up, he's going to force himself into the Norris conversation. I mean look at this goal tonight...
Would I like to see a more convincing win over the second worst team in the NHL? Of course. But as Micheletti mentioned a few times during the game, the Rangers players were out late night with their siblings on Wednesday, which I've gotten exclusive video of:
I imagine that Lundqvist wasn't the only player dealing with the "flu" tonight, so cut them some slack! What did you expect? For the players to dis their brothers and sisters after they flew all the way out to Arizona? They were playing the Coyotes for God sake. You thought they'd take this game seriously? C'mon now.
Let's just thank God for the power play and move on to Colorado where the Rangers will take on the NHL worst Avalanche. Wait, what? The siblings will be with them in Colorado also? This could get ugly.