The second period was the period where the Rangers finally broke through on Dan Ellis, scoring two goals in 30 seconds –one on the powerplay– and adding another powerplay goal 10 minutes later. Those three goals were more than enough for the Rangers, as Henrik Lundqvist was spectacular, especially in the closing minute of the second period. Hank eventually got beat in the third, but he was absolutely stellar in this game, making 48 saves in the process. He stole this for the Rangers, and this is the perfect time for him to begin doing so. On to the goals:
Rangers 1, Canes 0
3 of 4 guys chasing Richards.
With the Rangers on the powerplay, Ryane Clowe made a good play to stay onside after Brad Richards’ pass was a bit behind him on the rush. Once in the zone, Clowe worked the puck deep to the corner to Richards. Richards drew Jamie McBain, Patrick Dwyer, and Jay Harrison to him. When one guy can draw three penalty killers, it means there’s only one guys left, meaning someone is open...