The Acela Express Edition
The results have been mixed with the Caps and Rangers this season. Two games @ the Garden (which on TV looks like shit – dark, dark in the daytime, ever darker in the nighttime), have seen a win for each team.
The December 12, 7-0 blowout while our boys were in that seeming death spiral is still a vivid memory, although we’re trying to repress it. We’ve turned the page since then -As Seen On TV.
Recently, we’ve both dropped close ones to the Flyers and each throttled the Leafs. On paper, the teams looks close to being evenly matched, but the wind may be at our backs. Hopefully we have our footing, aggressive play, and our lines squared away – a pattern that we hope will develop again this evening, and well into the out weeks.
What’s missing for us? Sasha! He was on the ice for the morning skate @ Kettler today.
Good news indeed for one of our faves. Playing ahead of the ASG seems unlikely, however.
Maybe a good idea to get him fully on the mend and launch him out of a canon in the first week of February.
The Rangers is not a team known for movie star looks.
While there are some very capable players, Central Casting isn’t speed-dialing them for parts in anything other than SyFy Network shows – “Octo-Goons,” maybe.
Let’s spotlight some of the Ranger talent we might be facing this evening.
London, Ontario native, LW Brandon Prust, came to NY from from the Flames this year. Prust has rugged looks and has racked up one goal and two assists in his last five games.
He’s sitting on one goal in his 44 games this season? Why does this guy get so much ice time? His numbers say he’s a flatliner instead of a blueliner.
Odds and Ends: Hot B Braden Holtby, fresh of his killer, primetime game against the Leafs gets the start again in the net tonight.