Guys, I’m hungover. It’s the birthday weekend and the boys came in to town last night. I may or may not have drank a few too many and I am HURTING today. Shoutout to all the Hurricanes fans, that wasn’t me last night that was naughty Ked. Anyways, the one silver lining was the Rangers playing at 3:30 allowing me to relax, recharge, order some wings and watch some hockey. As great as that sounds, I didn’t know the Rangers were going to ruin my afternoon.
- I may have jinxed Hank. He was playing so well at the beginning of the game I started to think if he had a shutout going. I didn’t say it out loud but I was definitely thinking it. Not two minutes later the Kings started their come back and the rest is history.
- “Two goal lead is the most dangerous lead in hockey.” Actually, true.
- Anthony DeAngelo with a little three point night. With a goal and an assist, DeAngelo looked great, battled hard and hopefully can keep it going. Had to be hard with not playing at all this year but I’m sure his confidence is at a high right now.
- Namestnikov and Spooner scoring is good for two reasons. 1) Confidence. These guys haven’t looked anything close to good so far this year. Ride that wave. 2) Get those stats up so we get a plethora of picks and prospects at the deadline.
- Cody McLeod fights a lot and for fighting a lot you would think he’d be a little bit better at it, right?
- Two many men on the ice record is about to be broken this year. I don’t even know what is going on on the bench and you would think that part of your gameplay would be to not take those penalties. Valiquette nailed it when he said the Rangers margin for error is small enough even without the dumb penalties. Real head scratching stuff.
- Chytil, on the fourth line, looked pretty good. He was buzzing around and absolutely dominated on one shift that comes to mind. Everyone is saying it and I’m jumping on board. Once he scores one, they’ll start coming in hot.
Having said all of this, I suppose any loss will help the whole #LoseForHughes cause and the Rangers need a franchise player now more than ever. God damnit.