Ryane Clowe and Derek Brassard: Welcome to New York. Brian Boyle: Welcome back. These three led the Rangers in the complete dismantling of the Penguins tonight, scoring a powerplay goal and at least three points each, and four of the Rangers first five goals en route to a 6-1 win. Boyle and Brassard had a goal and three assists each, and Clowe scored two (his first two of the season) and an assist. Brad Richards also added a pair of assists, one on a goal by the new guys. More importantly, the Rangers were involved in the dirty areas, something we hadn’t seen all year.
Rangers 1, Penguins 0
Wide open. Screen. Deflection. Goal.
With Chris Kunitz in the box, the new look Rangers went on their first powerplay since overhauling their roster, and it took just one minute and thirty seconds for the new guys to get on the board. The Rangers cycled in the zone, and new Ranger Ryane Clowe eventually worked the puck to new Ranger Derek Brassard. The Penguins, sitting in their box penalty kill...