The line of the night belongs to one of my editors, Joe Erwin, who, in reference to Rick DiPietro’s 56-save effort, said, “After a performance like that, DiPietro should demand a contract extension.”
It was impressive stuff, but equally impressive was how the Rangers still squeezed out the very type of win that has eluded them most of this season. And don’t look now, this wayward team, left for dead several times over, is now only two points out of a playoff spot.
Of course, the other side to consider is they lost Marcel Hossa to a sprained MCL, and if Fedor Tyutin’s condition is any indication, you won’t likely see him back for a few weeks. No word yet on call-ups, but you’ll hear in the Tom Renney audio below that he has someone in mind. Who that is, I don’t know.[audio:http://lohud.com/audio/rangers/renney0305.mp3]
Meanwhile, of greater concern to me right now is I got roped into jury duty tomorrow so I don’t know what my availability will be in providing updates. I’m tempted to tell the judge that I’m going to divulge pertinent details of the case on my blog, but I’m not sure how far that will get me. Besides, I owe money on parking tickets, so I don’t want to run further afoul of the law.
So in the meantime, enjoy Renney unplugged. I’ll touch base at some point tomorrow either way…