Friday, January 25, 2008
Brian Leetch Night @ MSG
Rangers 2 Thrashers 1 OT/SO
The New York Rangers retired defenseman Brian Leetch's number 2 last night in a ceremony before the game against Atlanta. So nice to see the Blueshirts come through in a big way on a big night at The World's Most Famous Arena. Michal Rozsival scored the tying goal in the 3rd, and after a scoreless overtime, Brendan Shanahan scored the only goal in the shootout. yay!
During his speech, Brian let it be known that winger Adam Graves would be the next ex-Ranger to be honored in this way. You're next, Gravy!:
Nice collection of former Ranger greats: (Rod Gilbert, Ed Giacomin, Mike Richter and Mark Messier)
And just because I can, here's the greatest American-born defenseman in the history of the NHL in action:
As Messier put it it, “Words cannot describe what Brian has meant to me, the teammates he has played with and the fans of the New York Rangers for the past 18, 19 years,” Messier said. “Brian is the benchmark of what it means to be a New York Ranger.”
LET'S GO RANGERS!