I believe the Kevin Weekes honeymoon is over. It was fun. We had some laughs. But the backup goalie looked like, well, a backup goalie tonight. And the timing seems right to get Henrik Lundqvist back in net.
Nothing serious to report about Jaromir Jagr. The right wing said the tumble he took didn’t seem to have any residual effects on his shoulder. Furthermore, the Rangers are off tomorrow, which means he’ll have time to rest.
Meanwhile, between Jagr’s shoulder, Shanahan’s back, and Lundqvist’s ego, you wonder how Tom Renney sleeps. It’s a good things those guys aren’t that important. Otherwise the coach would really have reason to worry.
Tough game to wrap my brain around. An utter disappointment given the two-goal lead? An encouraging showing given the 7-4 undressing in Buffalo? Tom Renney said his team was “mad” after the loss, but c’mon, like they wouldn’t have signed up for this a few weeks ago?
Here’s what I do know: there was a strong Sabres contingent on hand tonight, and and they exploded upon Daniel Briere’s game-winner. If you’re a Sabres fan, life is pretty good these days. With one minor exception: YOU PROBABLY LIVE IN BUFFALO.
I’m allowed to make fun. My people are from Buffalo. But I’m not sure what it says that they all decided to leave.
OK, the 9:40 awaits. I’ll touch base upon my return home.