The Rangers faceoff agaisnt the Islanders for the first time this season. Rick “body of glass” DiPietro will be riding pine with some sort of injury (chronic sucking) while backup Joey MacDonald gets a go at it.
I’m pretty sure the last time MacDonald was in goal against the Rangers, he was a Bruin and he gave up 4 goals on 11 shots (including Ryan Callahan’s 1st and 2nd career goals) after coming in for Timmy Thomas 5:07 into the second period. He was so bad that the Bruins put Thomas back in net to start the third. The final was 7-0.
Here are the highlights:
I remember this because I was at this game and it was on St. Patrick’s Day 2007. I was pretty buzzed and at one point shouted, “Hey Thomas, you’re the reason I’m pro-choice!” And yes, I got many laughs.