The New York Rangers go for their 5th straight win tonight in a matchup against the rival Islanders. The Rangers are 7-0-2 over their last nine games, which means they have a nine game “we might have lost a few but we still got points in the standings” streak. Note: I still have no idea what to call this kind of streak.
Starting in goal for the Islanders tonight, Wade Dubliewhatever. The Isles usual goaltender, Rick Double-Penetration-ietro, is away from the team grieving the loss of his grandmother… and I just made fun of the guy and now I feel bad. Sorry. Moving on.
The Islanders have definitely given the Rangers trouble this season. In particular, I can’t shake that 3-goals-in-the-third-period debacle at the Nassau Mausoleum game. But, I think this is a much different Rangers team. I’m looking for a big game out of Avery (see earlier post for more on this). Also, I’m hoping that Lundqvist can bounce back from a weak game against the Flyers.
P.S. Around the NHL tonight, we want the Sabres to beat the Flyers, the Panthers to beat the Bruins, the Lightning to beat the Penguins, and the Leafs to beat the Devils. Let’s go Rangers. –Eric
And just for shits and giggles: