Game Thread

Game 27: Rangers vs Penguins

After two straight embarrassing losses, the Rangers are at it again, this time in front of the home crowd.

OPPONENT: Penguins

RECORD: 18-9-0

LEADING SCORER: Sidney Crosby, with 30 points

GOALIE: Marc-Andre Fleury, with a 2.54 GAA and a .900 save percentage

GAME TIME: 7 PM, MSG

RANGERS LINES:

Sean Avery-Vinny Prospal-Marian Gaborik
Christopher Higgins-Artem Anisimov-P.A. Parenteau
Donald Brashear-Chris Drury-Ryan Callahan
Ales Kotalik-Brian Boyle-Aaron Voros
Matt Gilroy-Bobby Sanguinetti
Marc Staal-Michal Rozsival
Michael Del Zotto-Dan Girardi

Hank is back in net

STATE OF THE BLUESHIRTS: Once again, not good. Dave wrote earlier today about not panicking, and that we have the pieces for a successful team, we’re not just putting it together. No secondary scoring. Lundqvist isn’t as consistent as we’re used. If these parts come together, like they did in the beginning of the season, then you have a good team. Clearly, the Redden injury has hurt, as both games he’s been out have been disasters. We need a D-man to step up. Also, some secondary scoring would be nice. Okay, Rangers? Thanks

CRAZY THOUGHT: Ryan Callahan gets into another fight.

ON THE iPOD: Senorita, by Los Lonely Boys

FINAL PREDICTION: Have a good feeling about this one. Not sure why. Rangers 4, Penguins 3

So, watch, discuss, have fun. But most of all, LET’S GO RANGERS!!!!!!

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  • BTW, I love the spam on my site (theblogofchampions.com). literally, it’s a line of question marks. Not sure how that gets through my spam filter

  • Rangers dominating so far. Gilroy hit the post. Avery playing really well. Fleury has made some nice saves

  • I’ll say it once, I’ll say it a thousand times. I want to marry Marian Gaborik. He’s just better than everyone else

  • Also, that all started with the save by Hank. Huge momentum swing. Now, pedal to the medal. Also, Higgins can’t buy a goal.

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