Here’s the problem with games like these: I had a great lead already written about how the Rangers are hopeless at home and now it will never see the light of day.
OK, it wasn’t that great of a lead. Actually, come to think of it, I’m not sure it even made sense.
A few thoughts:
I can’t take credit for this line but it’s too good not to pass along. After Marcel Hossa had his first assist of the season on the Rangers’ first goal (shockingly, he added a second moments later!), the Daily News’ John Dellapina leaned over and said, “Gary Bettman is going to come out to center ice and say, ‘New York, your long wait is over.”
Lots of talk about Tom Renney’s post-second period tirade in the Rangers dressing room. This is the internet, so I’m not sure what the protocol is. But as Jaromir Jagr said, none of it would be suitable for a family newspaper.
I didn’t get a chance to ask him this but the question is still worth posing: What was bigger for Brendan Shanahan tonight, scoring the game-winning goal, or not dropping that glass award Mark Messier gave him? Maybe the two go hand-in-hand. If Shanahan drops that thing, I’m not sure he even would have dressed.
Quick game synopsis: I had three cups of coffee the first two periods just to stay awake. Now my ears are ringing. Welcome to hockey.
OK, plenty more to discuss. Enjoy this one Rangers fans, hard as that might be.