Puck Daddy's 2016-17 NHL Preview: Minnesota Wild - [image: Yahoo]Yahoo *Last Season:* 38-33-11 (87 points); 5th in Central; 2nd Wild Card spot in West The first two-thirds (ish) of the season wasn’t an ea...
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|Your eyes are the eyes of a woman in love... 5 Ranger heart |
throbs scored on Friday -- Avery, Girardi, Dubi, Cally
and Richards. Female fans had plenty of reason to swoon.
|Happy Place -- Avery celebrates his first goal of the season.|
|Pretty Power Play -- Dan Girardi scores on the power play |
with 9:15 to go. Credit Mark Richards with a great no-look pass
and patience to set up Girardi. The Rangers engineered a power play
that was beautiful all game and a pleasure to watch.
|Net Party. Callahan again finds himself in |
the goal crease with the puck. This time the goal counted.
|Happy Place #2 -- Dubinsky celebrates his first goal |
of the season at the same place where Avery celebrated.
|Henrik Solid Again -- 34 saves for Henrik on Friday night including 15 in |
the first period. The offense came through to make the last 10 minutes of the 3rd period
comfortable. The Blueshirts kept usual thorns, Eric Staal and Jeff Skinner off the scoreboard.
|Stop the Presses. The Rangers' improved overall play can |
be seen as Erik Christensen introduces Hurricane forward,
Zach Boychuk, to the base of the boards.
|Sean of the Undead. Sean Avery is set to return to the |
Rangers in time for Thursday's game v. Anaheim.
|Wake-Up Call-Up. With Sean Avery set to rejoin the |
team, 2 Ranger zombies stirred into action as Erik Christensen
assisted on Artem Anisimov's nifty backhander to make
the score 4-2 in the 2nd period.
|Stepan's driving to the net during |
the first period led to the Ranger's
2nd goal during a power play.
|The second time around counts. Pavelski beats |
Biron to make score 2-1 Rangers in the second period.
|The Captain enjoys the view after scoring |
to make it 5-2 in the second period.
|Lonely at the Top: We got this, relax people!|
Will Sending Avery to the Minors Haunt Torts all the way to
Uninspiring Beginning. From what I could
see, the music was awful, and the player
intros were listless -- just like the team.
|Rangers celebrate their first goal and first lead of their home season.|
|Phil Kessel roamed the ice at will wreaking havoc. |
Lundqvist stopped the league leading scorer
twice on breakaways during the second period.
|One of those nights. Lundqvist had a shaky 3rd period. |
But he also had no support after the first period.
|Overhaul in the Garden and Locker Room. In September 2008, MSG introduced |
a model of the renovated arena. Little did Naslund, Redden, Drury and Gomez
know they would not be around to open the renovated arena.
|Jets to the left of me, Jets to the right of me. The Jets unleashed a barrage of |
shots early in the 3rd period. The Rangers withstood the attack and
turned a rush into a power play opportunity that Callahan converted.
|The Goal Scoring Trio. Fedetenko fed Callahan |
who deflected a shot off Bogosian for the game winning
goal. Why isn't Bogosian celebrating?
|Did that blade move? This guy had more excitement |
than anyone willing to waste Saturday night
in front of the t.v. watching the Rangers.
Beginner's Luck. 18 year-old first overall pick, Ryan Nugent
Hopkins continues to impress and make a case to say in the
NHL with 5 goals and 2 assists in his first 7 NHL games .
|The Silent Treatment. Tort's comment after the game as he |
declined to take questions from reporters: "We (stunk) from
head to toe. I'm not going to dissect it with you guys."
|Potter's Field. Former Ranger and career minor-leaguer |
Corey Potter celebrates the backbreaking goal
at the 4 minute mark of the 3rd period.
|Cubicle Crew. The Rangers do not have Ice Girls. Even with|
the upcoming renovations. Just thought we would mention that.
|Drought Breaker! Gaborik's goal in the first period |
broke the Rangers' season long power play futility .
|Love Fest. McDonagh with another key goal. He has made |
it a habit since last year's finale against New Jersey.
|Duh, Winning! Callahan lets the 19,300 |
Flames fans know the game is over.