Friday, March 28, 2008
'Blood & Guts' Gomez!
Rangers 3 Devils 2
One of the biggest reasons The Blueshirts have done so well this year (7 wins in 7 tries!!!) against their bitter rivals from across the river is the play of ex-Devil Scotty Gomez. After missing just 1 game due to severely bruised ribs Gomez had 2 assists (on the first goal by Brendan Shanahan and the tying goal by Christian Backman) numerous hits and was named the game's 1st star.
Henrik Lundqvist stopped 32 of 34 shots including this one:
2nd star to the King, and Chris Drury with 3 assists was named 3rd star. One of those helpers came when his shot on Martin Brodeur rebounded from the goalie pad to the slot/crease area, whereupon it bounced off Nigel Dawes' shoulder and went in the net. Here's Nigel, flat on his back, about to score the game winning goal:
The boys hung on for the last 3 minutes of the game and came away with the huge 2 points. Up next is a home & home with the Penguins, starting Sunday afternoon in Pittsburgh...
LET'S GO RANGERS!