I don't know about you, but I loved tonight's Rangers v Devils game. The final score was 1-0 Rangers, in overtime, off of a Brendan Shanahan one-timer a mere 30 seconds into the extra frame. Fedor Tyutin and Scott Gomez got the assists. Henrik Lundqvist was his old self in the shutout.
It wasn't that the game was played overly well, but both teams played with a lot of heart. There was a lot of passion, some good back and forth action, some terrific saves and some bone crunching hits. It was good hockey all around.
The Rangers didn't look like a team that had lost three straight. The Devils, however, played extremely well, but their winning streak came to an end. Martin Brodeur made some big saves, robbing Petr Prucha with a brilliant glove save, stoning Gomez on numerous opportunities and keeping Jaromir Jagr in check. Lundqvist stopped Zack Parise in the opening seconds, and Jamie Langenbrunner later on in the game. Colin White laid a few good shots, one big one on Marcel Hossa, and Ryan Hollweg was his usual self.
All in all, it was a great hockey game. The Rangers are back on the ice on Wednesday night against the Washington Capitals, 7 pm on FSN NY. I won't be around until pre-game, it's finals time here. Enjoy the beginning of the week. Relish in this if you're a Ranger fan. Hopefully this jumpstarts us back to the caliber of play that we are capable of.