Sunday, December 27, 2009

We Get Your Point, Long Island

NYR 2,  NYI  3  OT

So where were we?  Four wins in a row followed by what?  So we dropped another one to the NY Islanders, the team that was supposed to be the worst in the league this season.  At least we made overtime.  Our average team was lucky to have gained the extra point due to a 'stepping up' Brandon Dubinsky party last night in the Garden - 2 goals credited to our youngster and a strange 2 points for Michal Rozsival as well.   The opening of the game was furious, remeniscent of what one used to expect in a Rangers-Islanders division rivalry game during the holidays - well, we got that hard-hitting game for at least 9 minutes, that is.  Everything simmered down after that point while the Islanders outplayed, outchecked and controlled the tempo during the second period, until the final five minutes of the third where the Rangers decided to get back into the game, tie things up at 2 each -- and drop the game in the last minute of overtime.  Poo.

Official recap here

The Blueshirts dropped to 9th place in the Eastern Conference with a 18-16-4 record - on the borderline, but will give it four days break until they meet, yet again, another rival in Philadelphia for their second meeting of the season.  Much to prove, lots to lose.

Short & sweet today.  Off to the sick kids and holidays and enjoy the rest of 2009 while you can.


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