Sean Avery scored the only goal of the period in the first minute, after Thomas Pock’s turnover in the defensive zone allowed the wing to walk in uncontested on Stephen Valiquette.
Other than, play was fairly even. The blue line of Dawes, Anisimov, and Hossa was one of the best on the ice, with Hossa looking particularly strong in the corners.
It’s apparent the Rangers haven’t spent much time on specialty teams seeing how the Blue team’s penalty killers included Jaromir Jagr and man mountain Mitch Fritz.
One oversight from before is the absence of Alex Bourret in the scrimmage. Since the Rangers said everyone other than Joe Barnes (groin) is healthy in camp, this fuels speculation that the team hasn’t been happy with Bourret’s conditioning thus far.
Again, that is complete speculation at this point. But it’s worth a question after the game.