Tuesday, September 25, 2007

(UPDATE) Tonight is (was) Redemption - Rangers vs. Red Wings 7:30pm EST

(Before the game):
After a physical mess at Nassau Coliseum and a 5-4 loss to the NY Islanders last evening, the Rangers play their fourth pre-season match this evening - leaving the division rival teams to play one of the most consistent teams in the league.

The New York Rangers are on their way to Hockey Town playing the Detroit Red Wings in Preseason action tonight. "The King" Lundqvist will get his second start of the preseason and looking to improve on his 5 goals allowed effort in his first game. Jaromir Jagr and Scott Gomez will also hit the ice again after their less-than-stellar performance against Philadelphia last Saturday night (it's still a blur). Perhaps we'll see a little more of that training camp chemistry between Jags and Scottie. Look for an update this evening at game's end.


UPDATED (After the game):
The Detroit Red Wings destroyed the New York Rangers at Joe Louis Arena 6-1, in what appears to be another off-night for "The King" Lundqvist. For now in the pre-season, let's call him "The Prince" Lundqvist. Late in the second period with the Blueshirts trailing 4-0, coach Tom Renney took Henrik Lundqvist out and replaced him with Al Montoya, who performed extremely well. Defensive breakdowns in the pre-season are obvious, and hopefully this is just Renney experimenting with many line combinations. Go here for details.

Crap! ;)

8 comments:

  1. And there I go again...opening my big mouth. Right now the Rangers are losing 6-0 to the Red Wings and I am at a loss of words. I am beginning to get nervous as our starters played tonight, as well as last Saturdays Philly debacle. Fun, fun, fun!

    Let"s Go Rangers!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Let's hope for a veteran lineup and some success on Fri.

    ReplyDelete
  3. After Monday, it might not be a good idea for the starting lineup to continue the brawl. I bet Renny and Slats looks at the Islanders rematch as the final tryout for prospects...should be a fun one.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Look on the bright side. At least "Prince" didn't take himself out of the game.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Hey everyone ... just wanted to let you know that Chris Drury and Scott Gomez will be on the Boomer Esiason Show tonight.

    If you have a question/comment for either or both players, you can submit it at MSG.com's Game On! and Boomer will use it on the show.

    http://gameon.msg.com/2007/09/submit-your-que.html

    ReplyDelete
  6. 1) Its never good to lose big, but they are essentially meaningless at this point. Lines are being shuffled. Players are being given shots to make the team. Goalies are still getting their timing down, etc.
    2) This kind of loss takes place in Florida in 2 weeks, THEN panic! LOL

    ReplyDelete
  7. Faux, it still hurts but I agree.how are your Avs pre-season? Everything you expected?
    aaronB,true, he didn"t pull a Raycroft! (Fun Leafs dig) LOL.

    ReplyDelete
  8. <a href="http://medonlineshops.com">OnlinePharmacy</a>Friday, October 26, 2007 6:19:00 AM

    JZ223I Your blog is great. Articles is interesting!

    ReplyDelete

This site/blog is not affiliated with the New York Rangers or The National Hockey League in any manner whatsoever. Some photos on this site are used w/out permission but are hosted on the blogger server, therefore not interfering with the profit or bandwidth of the original owner. If you are the owner of a specific image that we have used in our blog , please email me at amv613@hotmail.com to have it removed - we will gladly remove it immediately.

If you have a hockey blog/website and would like to place a link on our site, please contact me & we can do a link exchange (the best way to get more traffic to our blogs).

Any offer of 'tickets at cost' is exactly that -- I have season tickets and will sell them for what I paid --- so no mark-ups.

The Dark Ranger is a not-for-profit site, not officially, but we derive no income at all from anything on this site; in fact, DARK at his own expense enjoys the freedom of having no sponsors and speaking his f*cking mind.