Monday, October 13, 2008
Rangers 4 Flyers 3
The boys made a short road trip to Philly for a big early test against the hated Flyers. After listening to the fans boo celebrity hockey mom and Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin, they roared out to a 4-0 lead in the 1st period. Play this happy song 4 times in a row: NY Rangers Goal Celebration Song
Ranger goals were scored by Nikolai Zherdev, Blair Betts, Fredrik Sjostrom, (2 goals for the 4th line!) and Michal Rozsival. The Rozsival power play goal knocked Marty Biron out of the game, such humiliation for the Philly goaltender.
Things were vicious and tense the rest of the way, as Philadelphia scored 2 goals in 2nd, and another in the 3rd. The boys had to kill off a 2-man disadvantage late in the game to preserve the win.
Stephen Valiquette got the start in net, having established last year that defending the Rangers' goal against Flyer shooters is his specialty. (3-0-1)
Finally, it really wouldn't be a game in Philadelphia without some Phisticuffs:
The boys come home to MSG for 3 games, beginning with the Devils on Monday night...
LET'S GO RANGERS!