Originally written on Blue Seat Blogs  |  Last updated 3/21/12

NEW YORK - OCTOBER 3: Ryan Callahan #24 of the New York Rangers raises his hands in celebration after a second period goal against the Ottawa Senators at Madison Square Garden on October 3, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Christopher Pasatieri/Getty Images)
On the heels of an emotional win over the Devils, the Rangers went out and defeated the Detroit Red Wings on the back of birthday boy Ryan Callahan. What started off as a slow-paced game, gained steam as the night wore on and ended in fireworks when Cally ripped a shot from the high slot to secure a 2-1 victory in overtime. On to the notes from the game… First Period The game started off pretty quietly as both teams were trying to figure each other out tactically. This was the first time I’ve had an extended look at the Red Wings in quiet sometime and clearly there were some major strategic differences between these two teams. Detroit was more conservative without the puck and stationed their high forward close to their defensemen. I guess you could call it a 2-3 trap or a passive 2-1-2. However, with the puck, the Red Wings have always been known as a great cycling/overload team and proved it about 4 minutes into the first. Detroit was cycling the puck in deep in our end zone. Zett...
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