Some quick hits after the first period:
Amazing stat: it took more than 17 minutes for the first penalty to be called. What do the referees think this is, hockey?
Another dubious period for Marek Malik, whose giveaway to Adam Mair almost put the visiting Sabres up 2-0 halfway through the first. The Rangers haven’t had a guy who set up this many scoring opportunities since Wayne Gretzky was here.
Look, I’m no fashion maven, as my wardrobe of mostly jeans and T-shirts can attest, but I’m imploring the Rangers to lose the third jerseys. Unless, of course, they want to go from one of the classic uniforms in all of professional sports to something out of Arena Football.
So much for Jaromir Jagr asking fans to be patient. I heard one lady behind me in the stands screaming so loudly for the Rangers to shoot, I wasn’t entirely sure if she was being tortured. Then again, she did have to look at those jerseys…