Rangers 2 Panthers 1 OT/SO
In a rematch with Florida, the visiting Rangers faced a stingy goalie (Tomas Vokoun), a vicious hitter (Victor Oreskovich), and a dearth of defensemen (Wade Reddon leftwith injury in the 1st period). After 2 periods, the only goal of the game belonged to Marion Gaborik, tipping in a perfect feed from Chris Drury:
If you are going to have a reputation, being 'the guy who gets it done in the shootout' is a good one to have. P.A. Parenteau, way to go: NY Rangers Goal Celebration Song
Nice to have Captain Chris back from missing 5 games due to concussion. He saw plenty of ice-time, centering the 3rd line. King Henrik gave up the tying goal late in the 3rd, but was perfect in the overtime and in the shootout. Hugs for Hank:
Next up for the boys, the Lightning in Tampa on Friday...
LET'S GO RANGERS!