This is not the reason why the Rangers lost last night. There is just no way to describe how Marian Gaborik just brain cramped late in the second and early in the third period but he certainly did pay for it as his production has been silent in the first two games. It seemed as if the Devils fourth line was outplaying the Rangers' first line last night. The only thing that saved the Rangers from a worse defeat was two power play goals off fortuitous bounces. That is really good for fantasy pools but not for fans of the team.
The broken door will be talked about until Hell freezes over and the debate on whether it cost New Jersey. That answer is likely and it will be left at that. It was a game full of weird moments but also one that featured incredible saves. The difficulty was coming up with a Fantasy POTN but we think we got one.
Martin Brodeur, G, New Jersey Devils
Both goalies got a bit lucky or this game...