No, I’m not talking about the Nashville lead. I’m talking about the tomato sauce I spilled on my shirt during dinner. First beer on Monday, now this. I’m not quite at the point where I need to wear a full-body smock. But I’m getting closer.
Meanwhile, hardly an inspired start for the Rangers, who are down a goal and face yet another penalty to start the second. On a positive note, I’m pretty sure Tom Renney’s clothes are free of any tomato sauce.
A few thoughts:
Nigel Dawes had the best period of his long, distinguished NHL career — five games — with three shots on goal and plenty of jump in his skates.
As good as Dawes was, that’s how bad Marek Malik was. The big fella got called for two penalties, both of which were about as subtle as, well, as subtle as what you’d expect from a 7-foot defenseman.
Apparently the Henrik Lundqvist slump watch is still on. After a rousing effort on Monday against the Devils, the goalie let in another soft shot from outside the face-off dot against Jason Arnott.
Meanwhile, I love watching Paul Kariya, even though during his season at Maine he gave my beloved New Hampshire Wildcats fits. It’s not personal, although maybe I shouldn’t have written “Maine Stinks” on his sticks in the hallway.