In the midst of what would eventually be “a disappointing loss last night”:http://www.thejournalnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071107/SPORTS01/711070397 came this rich comic moment:
On the power play in the second period, as the Rangers casually moved the puck around the perimeter, a frustrated voice from directly behind us in the press box implored them to get pucks to the net.
“Shoot!” the voice said. “Shoot!”
That alone wasn’t unique. It is the rare Rangers power play when you don’t hear as much. Only here the voice behind us was Marty Straka — who of course isn’t exactly known for his quick trigger finger.
Given the source, I suppose this means you shouldn’t hesitate to complain about the Rangers not shooting in the future.
By the way, the Rangers ended up scoring on that power play, with Chris Drury beating Rick DiPietro from Straka’s usual spot at the left point. Straka erupted behind us.
More from practice later…