And that’s not short for Gomez.
Boo him all you want, by the way, and he did not come close to earning his money as a Ranger. But, he was better than some of the other unmovable mercenaries, and he’d be better than most of the guys who are still here, especially playing with Gaborik — assuming the Rangers could have traded Drury or Redden instead.
Bottom line, they traded Gomez for Gaborik, Higgins and this McDonough kid, a defense prospect.
OMG, I almost forgot that Paul Mara is on Montreal. The beard! Maybe I’ll ask him after the game if we can name our playoff beard contest after him again. He’s 0-8-8 with 44 PIM, which, by the way, is one more point than Redden, one more than Gilroy. Three fewer than Higgins.
To repeat: Same lineup, with Lundqvist in goal, Dubinsky to play on the first line with Gaborik (not sure if Prospal or Christensen is the third member of that line). Brashear still out with a hammy injury. Kotalik is prucha’d.