I’m kind of at a loss for words about this game. Halfway through the 2nd, I thought I’d be writing in this space about the Rangers finally scoring some PP goals, or Jagr’s 4 assists. But now all I can think about is how those smug French Canadians, who boo-ed every single whistle in the game (including icings) and threw their garbage Habs handouts on the ice, are currently smugly basking in the glow of an all-time great comeback — smugly.
Yeah, I realize the Rangers were just completely outplayed the entire 2nd half of the game, and if you really pressed me I would admit that the Canadiens deserved to win that game. If not for Lundqvist coming up huge in a few spots, it could have easily been 6 or 7 goals in regulation.
My only question: Where were the hockey gods on this one? The only things that should be thrown on the ice during a game are hats (in the event of a hat trick only), possibly an octopus, and maybe some plastic rats. That’s about it.
Oh yeah… congratulations to Alexei “Tin Man” Kovalev, who apparently got to see the Wizard, and found a heart sometime after leaving the Rangers.