Saturday, January 12, 2008

Rangers host Habs at MSG

The Canadiens are in New York looking to improve to 2-0 on their current 4 game road trip.

The Rangers are mired in a 5-game losing streak, their longest of the season. Henrik Lundqvist hasn't won since December 30th, when the Rangers came from behind to win 4-3 in overtime against, that's right, you guessed it, the Canadiens. Brendan Shanahan was the hero in OT, as he took a feed from Chris Drury for a breakaway and unloaded a wrister from way out that beat a frozen Cristobal Huet.

The Habs are the reciprocal of the Rangers at this point in time. They are having no trouble scoring goals, they are getting solid goaltending, and they are winning games, as they are 5-0-2 in their last 7. Alex Kovalev has 10 points (4-6) in that span. He is the league leader in Power Play points with 25.

No lineup changes are expected as of now.


bilo said...

I woke up this morning feeling like some one cross checked me into the boards... I looked at myself in the mirror and noticed I have what some would call "the playoff beard"... I started thinking what happened last night after leaving the strip club... why do I feel like this?? Suddenly, flashbacks started resurfacing... I saw a stat of 11-3 shots in the 1st period ... Finally it hit me! The Habs got their asses handed to them... The Rangers did to us what WE did to Boston just a couple of nights ago... they body checked us... they had great passing... they were bringing the puck up nicely...they had solid goaltending...they just wanted it that much more then the Habs... Now.. I'm not the type of fan that likes to judge the Habs on a per second basis like 99.9% of the Quebecois population.. but it really is starting to mind buggle me.. how can we play such a phenomenal game against Boston... but then get hammered so badly last night... I noticed Carbonneau pulled Huet as if it was his fault... I think he played an ok game but he had nooooo defense in front of him... so punish the team .. not the goalie... and PLEASE bring back Price and Chipchura... some of our best future talent...... Anyway this site is cool man... you're doing a great job... i'll be dropping lines from time to time... BILO from the pool

sasabainga said...

Bilo, thank you for the comment. I will re-post it in my post game report and then answer to it there..