Ya boys on a two-game winning streak and a run of six consecutive wins on Garden ice.
Cover your eyes, or ignore the next few lines:
Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins are here! Whoopeeeee! Everybody celebrate. Bring frankincense and myrrh to the Garden tonight. Hockey is saved.
The Skidder is 2-7-9 in four games since his return. He wears the same number that Donald Brashear wore as a Ranger.
Sorry, I just wanted to get you used to all of this, because there will only one way to escape this tonight. Turn off the TV and the radio. In fact, by the time this is posted, I’m sure you will have seen and heard about Skid on TV at least once already. By the way, a lot of the papers in town will have extra reporters here covering, well, you know who. So be warned about going to the newsstand tomorrow, too.
On the positive side, I got to chat with Penguins assistant coach Tony Granato, one of my all-time favorite Rangers and a guy who would have fit in perfectly with this current team. Or any team.
Same lineup for Rangers, meaning Anton Stralman and Erik Christensen are prucha’d. Bel Biv Deveaux serves the final game of his suspension. Henrik Lundqvist in goal.
Oh, by the way, I’ll be guesting with Kenny Albert or Dave Maloney on the radio between the first and second periods. So give us a listen. Maybe a RR or Boneheads shout-out coming.