Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Penguins 5 Rangers 3
It was a night of battling back last night at MSG, with the Blueshirts coming from 2 goals back to tie the game at 3-3. But a mindless check from behind by Ryan Hollweig resulted in a boarding penalty that gave the awesome Penguins a power play, and Evgeni Malkin blasted in the go-ahead goal.
The boys out shot Pittsburgh 39-17, and played with the kind of desperate effort that might usually result in a win. Not this time, sadly. *makes pitiful face*
Want more bad news? Sean Avery took a hit that lacerated his spleen, causing internal bleeding, and will miss whatever remains of the Rangers' playoff run.
Chris Drury missed much of the 2nd period with an 'undisclosed injury', and Blair Betts took a puck to the face, knocking him out of the game.
The Ranger scorers were Straka, Callahan, and Jagr. Jaromir Jagr has been mvp of the Rangers during these playoff series, his re-signing is a must.
Another must: win game 4, don't let Pittspuke eliminate you on your home ice. C'mon boys...
LET'S GO RANGERS!