If there were more of you at this game tonight, maybe the Garden wouldn’t be so cold and I’d actually be able to feel my toes. Note to self: gain at least 10 pounds for the hockey season.
Anyway, a couple of thoughts as I regain circulation:
—Good first period by the Rangers, who again spent most of the first period in the opposing zone, thus leaving Henrik Lundqvist to idle daydreaming at the other end. One would assume this would be a good problem to have during the regular season.
—Emboldened by his recent honor, Brandon Dubinsky planted Brad Stuart through the boards and then later set up Petr Prucha in front of the net. So much for that famous Sjoberg Award jinx!
—Good to see my fellow University of New Hampshire alum Mark Mowers playing productive minutes for the Bruins. We were actually at UNH at the same time, and spent some quality time hovering over a keg together in sub-freezing temperatures. Something tells me Mowers has moved on from such juvenile hijinks. That at least makes one of us…