Tuesday, October 30, 2007

No Teeth? No Problem!

Captain Leaves Teeth, Leads Team To Victory!.jpg
Rangers 3 Lightning 1
After the wimpy offensive showing against Toronto, Jaromir Jagr and Brendan Shanahan sat in the dressing room for a couple of hours trying to figure out the problems with the NYR offense. Coach Renney canceled the team's day off, and worked the boys like dogs.
Voila! The Ranger 'power-play' had some power last night against visiting Tampa Bay.
Nigel Dawes gave the Blueshirts a 1st period lead (assists to Mara & Shanahan) and that was it for Ranger scoring until the 3rd. Henrik Lundqvist was a stingy goalie, allowing only a 2nd period goal to Vincent Lecavalier on a very questionably called penalty shot.
Jagr had a very eventful game, showing leadership on defense (getting 3 teeth knocked out by a weird bounce of the puck) and scoring the game winner on a one-timer from the point. (a beautiful cross-ice pass from Michal Rozsival) Jaromir initiated another PP goal with a rush around the Tamp net, passing out front to Chris Drury, who slid the biscuit across the slot to Shanahan who put it into the basket. It's A Power-Play Goal!!
[I scoured the Intronets in vain for a photo of Our Mighty Captain with the 3 missing teeth. You'll just have to catch the espn highlight reel, and check out this from AP:
"Broken skate, broken glove, broken teeth. What a night," Jagr said. "Break my skate, first period. Second, my glove. Then my teeth. It's Halloween tomorrow. I don't have to buy a mask."]
LET'S My Family Crest GO My Family Crest RANGERS!

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