Welcome to the first edition of “Rangers Need A Win”. Feel like we’ll be seeing a lot of these. (Note: I’m changing the style of the game thread. If you hate it, just tell me).
OPPONENT: Blue Jackets.
LEADING SCORER: Rick Nash, who has 25 points. 14 of those are goals.
GOALIE: Steve Mason, he of the 3.44 GAA and the .890 save percentage.
Chris Higgins-Vinny Prospal-Marian Gaborik
Sean Avery-Artem Anisimov-P.A. Parenteau
Enver Lisin-Ryan Callahan-Ales Kotalik
Donald Brashear-Brian Boyle-Aaron Voros
D-pairs are the same. Lundqvist should be in goal.
STATE OF THE BLUESHIRTS: Not good. We can talk all we want about injuries, but the truth is, this team doesn’t have the secondary scoring. Higgins needs to produce. Avery needs to produce. So does Ryan Callahan. This team reminds me a lot of the Jagr years. Yeah, Gaborik can probably carry this team to the playoffs, just like Jagr. But, it’s not enough to be a contender.
CRAZY THOUGHT: Donald Brashear gets a point. Or two.
ON THE iPOD: Five More Hours, The Gabe Dixon Band
FINAL PREDICTION: Rangers 3, Blue Jackets 1. Just going on a feeling.
Use this as your open thread for the game. Watch, discuss, have fun. Most of all, LET’S GO RANGERS!!!!