Colorado Avalanche 4- NY Rangers 2

Does anyone care to write a game review? It should start with “it’s only Game 1, but….”

They lost this one because they didn’t defend well. New defense pairings will take time to settle, as they need to learn each others tendencies. Hank was far from stellar. Varlamov was good, but he didn’t look steady either. Made saves when it counted though.

NY’s best player, IMO, was Zucc. And Zibanejad should shoot first and think later. Deadly! Shattenkirk showed what he can do on PP, but his defensive game was well below his abilities, as he admitted here.

Chytil played just over 7 min, and he looked totally lost. I wonder if his game would’ve been different had he not passed on that odd man opportunity to shoot instead of making a difficult pass early in the game. First game, I expect him to get better. Trouble was, Nash and Zucc became homeless after Chytil’s minutes were cut.

Your 3 Stars ( based on 48 votes) :

  1. Mika Zibanejad
  2. Kevin Shattenkirk
  3. Rick Nash

Rangers vs. Avalanche… It’s Go Time!

Game 1

Rangers vs. Avalanche – 7:00 PM MSG

First a big thank you to ilb, CCCP, James G, and others who have helped operate the blog while I’ve been swamped with work and baby diapers. I’d like very much for more people to help contribute and run this silly place for us to keep talking.

The Rangers start off the 2017-2018 season at home against what should be a soft first touch against the Colorado Avalanche, including embattled center Matt Duchene. There will be plenty of new faces, including, but not limited to, 18 year old rookie and 2017 first round draft choise Filip Chytil, and prize free agent acquisition Kevin Shattenkirk. Shattenkirk, who grew up in New Rochelle as a die-hard Rangers fan, will have between 110-120 people in attendance on the Chase Bridge. If the Rangers lose tonight against the lowly Avalanche, I imagine there will be 110-120 members of this blog on the Chase Ledge.

This is the first post I’ve put up in over a month. Clearly, this is a HAV.

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2017-2018 NHL Regular Season Begins Tonight

Good morning, boneheads!

4 games on tonight’s schedule, including 2 teams from Metropolitan Division, the Flyers and the defending SC Champs Penguins.

Rangers will have their season opener against Colorado tomorrow. NY’s roster is pretty much set, with Filip Chytil, an exciting and promising 18 year old rookie on it.

Let’s hope that the new, stricter rules regarding slashing and faceoff requirements don’t make the game unwatchable.

Also, the new NHL Head of DPS, George Parros, has been pretty generous in giving out suspensions for dangerous head hits in preseason. That included 4 games he gave to Tom Wilson, who is now officially a repeat offender. It only took what, 4-5 years of headhunting for him to get there. I wonder how long until the NHLPA starts contesting Parros’ decisions if he continues to be tough. Hey, the NHLPA is there to protect their players’ salaries, not their brains. Right?

Please, NO Politics

It’s never black and white. We all have our opinions. But let’s keep those out of this place. This one is for hockey. Let’s try and find different venues to talk politics. Besides, it was getting nasty, and it was totally uncalled for.

Doodie is trying his best to keep this place alive, he needs help. The last thing we need is to visit this pace and see non-hockey related bickering.

The season is just around the corner, let’s talk about that instead.

Flyer 4 Rangers 3 (OT)

Travis Konecny scored with 1:38 left in overtime to give the Philadelphia Flyers a 4-3 win against the New York Rangers at Wells Fargo Center.

Michael Grabner tied it 3-3 for New York with 2:21 left in the third period after Oskar Lindblom gave Philadelphia a 3-2 lead 5:27 into the third.

Samuel Morin scored with 1:24 left in the first period to get the Flyers within 2-1, and Scott Laughton’s goal at 2:44 of the second tied it 2-2.

Brian Elliott made 25 saves on 28 shots in his first start in Philadelphia since signing a two-year contract with the Flyers on July 1.

Paul Carey (9:09) and David Desharnais (11:37) scored in the first period to give the Rangers a 2-0 lead. Ondrej Pavelec made 34 saves on 38 shots.