The Rangers are able to relish “another impressive win”:http://www.thejournalnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070415/SPORTS01/704150413/1034/SPORTS with an off day today.
I’m still at the airport and crossing my fingers that I can get home before Game 3.
Some quick responses:
Mood of the team? Quiet confidence.
Why no Ryan Hollweg? Great question. If Colton Orr serves the role of deterrent, I wonder if that role is as needed in the playoffs. Say what you want about Orr improving his game over the course of this season — which he certainly has — he’s still not as complete a player as Hollweg. Moreover, while Orr is the better fighter, I’d venture to say Hollweg is actually a more effective physical player given how well he forechecks. That part seems more necessary now. Or at least in Game 3.
OK, we’re supposedly boarding. More later….