Every time Scott Clemmensen is close to getting a shutout, the opposing team manages to score within the final five minutes. Despite playing surprisingly well all season, he had yet to allow zero goals in a game.
Mazel tov to Scotty on the first shutout of the season!
And how poetic to get his first shutout against the hapless Rangers? I could not have scripted it better.
The game-winner was scored by former Ranger Bobby Holik, and assisted by former Ranger Brendan Shanahan. It only added to the eloquent poetry that was tonight's effort.
Incidentally, Zach Parise scored twice, notching his 32nd goal of the season. He eclipsed his previous career high, set last year. Both goals were assisted by linemates Travis Zajac and Jamie Langenbrunner.
If this night could not have been any better, the long-anticipated return of Martin Brodeur will soon be upon us. The rich will just be getting richer.