Friday, November 11, 2011

Four Goal Third Sends Rangers To Sixth Straight Win

The New York Rangers rode a four goal third period to win their sixth straight win, 5-1 over the Carolina Hurricanes. Dan Girardi scored on the power play at 10:47 to break a 1-1 tie. Just nine seconds later Brandon Dubinsky scored his first of the season. The look of relief on his face was great and to see how happy all his teammates were tells what he means in the room.

Callahan sealed the deal with a goal off a scramble in front. The goal might be credited to Callahan, but Dubinsky's work along the boards created the goal.

Brad Richards finished the four-goal period when Cam Ward botched handling the puck leaving an empty .net with 1:34 left.

Sean Avery scored a beautiful goal in the first and played an excellent overall game.

Alexei Ponikarovsky had the lone goal for the Hurricanes following a bad defensive play by Michael Del Zotto.
  • Stepan-Anisimov-Gaborik did not get on the scoresheet tonight, but they were dangerous all night.
  • Girardi played another excellent game tonight.
  • Richards vision was on display tonight with Girardi's goal and his hustle to take advantage of the brain cramp by Ward was important
  • Lundqvist never had to make the huge save tonight, but he was very solid all night.