Whether he scored the game-winner or not — still no word from the NHL, so assume that he did — Jaromir Jagr was in rare form after the game. With a swollen bloody lip and a row of missing teeth, the Rangers captain was well aware of his frightful appearance.Ã‚Â
“It’s Halloween tomorrow – I don’t have to buy a mask,” he said. “Broke my skate in the first period. Broke my gloves in the second. Broke my teeth. Broke my heart.”
Jagr was asked whether those were his teeth he lost.
“A gentlemen never tells,” he said. “I told my girlfriend they’re real.”
Then he added: “I think it’s mine when I paid $20,000 for it.”
<li>I found itÃ‚Â very tellingÃ‚Â what BrendanÃ‚Â Shanahan saidÃ‚Â about the events following the Toronto game. That game ended around 9:30 but he and Jagr stayed in the Rangers dressing room until midnight to talk about the team’s problems. One of the solutions was what you saw on the power play, specifically positioning Shanahan in front. Two power play goals later, it seemed to be a worthwhile conversation.
<li>After their off day was snatched from them Sunday,Ã‚Â the Rangers earned it backÃ‚Â for today. They won’t be on the ice until Wednesday.
<li>My continued apologies for theÃ‚Â problems loading the site. A number of you came up to me at the game to tell me as much. I’m frustrated, too, although I don’t have a doubt the people at my office are continuing to work on theÃ‚Â problem. My advice ifÃ‚Â you come acrossÃ‚Â more issuesÃ‚Â is to try back again soon after because the problems are usuallyÃ‚Â fleeting.Ã‚Â