After a very hard fought over time win against the Fliers yesterday, Anaheim looked like a very tired team in the first period and The New York Rangers took the game to the Mighty Ducks early on in the game, Out skating them as well as out checking them.
In the second period Anaheim came out much stronger and much more physical. Both teams had some quality scoring chances and both goalies were on point In this game as they stopped everything that came their way.
Going into the third tied 0-0 the Rangers get a power play in which Ales Kotalik scores on a very nice play by Gaborik and Del Zotto.
The Rangers looked very strong in this game and were constantly on the attack. I was glad to see some life in Rozsival, no matter how much I hate this guy, he played a much better game today. Maybe he needs to be bench more often!
For as long as I can remember there has been something about playing the Rangers where every goalie has always played well and beyond their capabilities, with unbelievable saves time and time again. Not taking anything away from Giguere, because he is a very good goalie. But he was making so great saves in this game.
The Rangers had a four minute power pay and Artem Anisimov scores his first goal of the year. The power play started off very slow and cautious for the first 2 ½ minutes and ended up on a great pass by Kotalik gave Artem a great opportunity to score and he capitalized on it.
Late in the 3rd the RANGERS GET A DOUBLE MINNOR and Anaheim pulls their goalie and facing 6 or 4 Girardi flips the puck from deep in their zone all the way down and scores. Lmao, what a play.
Steve Valiquette shuts out the Ducks in a very exciting game and Sean Avery did what he does best and aggitated the Ducks.
The Rangers defense really stepped up in this game as did Vinny Prospal and Brian Boyle who played very good on the pk.
In the first period the Rangers only allowed 1 shot on goal. Totally amazing, Over all the Rangers had 38 shots on goal and the Ducks had 18.
The Rangers have defeated 4 teams that wherein the top ten last year. It may be early, but this Ranger team is looking awesome.