Those are the shots through the first period. No truth to the rumor that Henrik Lundqvist was actually asleep in net from the seven-minute mark on.
Anyway, a couple of quick thoughts in between periods:
—I was going to say it even before he scored a highlight-film goal, but Matt Cullen has looked impressive in his Rangers debut. He handles the puck well, and clearly has some jump in his skates. Then came the goal when he went around David Hale and roofed a shot to give the Rangers the lead. Just remember, I noticed it first.
—Get used to the sight of Brendan Shanahan lingering near the face-off circle and firing off one-timers. Reverting to my golf background, that shot is what can be referred to as a “repeatable motion.” If all else fails, he could do that until he’s old enough for Social Security.
—The first “Potvin S——” cheer was at 8:30 of the first period…