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0 Rangers 1, Devils 0

Rangers take advantage of an extended power play to open the scoring. Blair Betts beat Martin Brodeur between the legs (“five-hole” in hockey lexicon) at 4:01 into the first. New Rangers Adam Hall and Aaron Ward each were credited with an assist. Overall, pretty good intensity in the early-going….

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5 What’s next, no coffee?

Greetings from Continental Airlines Arena, where I saw my first professional sporting event of any kind, a 1981 pre-season basketball game between the Nets and the then Washington Bullets. Not sure that’s relevant, but I figured I’d mention it. Anyway, loyal readers, the bad news is our good friends to…

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10 Abbreviated line-up for tonight

Or at least this is what I got from this morning’s skate at the MSG Training Center: Adam Hall-Blair Betts-Marcel Hossa Jason Ward-Nigel Dawes-Brandon Dubinsky Francis Lessard-Ryan Hollweg-Lee Falardeau Lauri Korpikoski-Dwight Helminen-Hugh Jessiman Pay no attention to the order since this is just how I wrote them down. As far…

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9 Hugh-ge question mark

Always a man of my word, I have more in “today’s paper about Hugh Jessiman”:http://www.thejournalnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060919/SPORTS01/609190366/1046/SPORTS, the former first round draft pick who is still looking to establish himself as a pro. Hartford Wolf Pack As it happens, I watched Hugh a good amount in high school, since he played for…

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1 Hi, I’m your new right wing….

…and you are? Someone had asked what the overall atmosphere has been like at camp, ever-mindful that the team’s karma might have been disrupted by the frenetic off-season. The short answer is it might be too early to tell. I say that because this has been a particularly fast-paced camp:…

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13 Man, you guys take this seriously…

There’s already been a request for today’s goal scorers, which is suddenly putting me on the spot. Bear in mind there was no official stat sheet — or at least not one shared with the media — but here goes: White: Jessiman (2) Petr Prucha (on a breakaway) Shootout: Matt…

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4 In a shootout, it’s White 4, Blue 3

Again, not sure that means much to you. But what you might want to know is for only the fourth day of training camp, the overall level of intensity was pretty impressive. Since I don’t have much in the way of a reference point, I asked a couple of people…

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2 Through one period…

White 1, Blue O. Of course, I’m aware that means absolutely nothing to you seeing how you have no idea who is on what team. But here are some quick thoughts on the team’s official intra-squad scrimmage: — The lone goal was scored by Darien, Conn., native and former first-round…

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