The Rangers finally righted the ship in more ways than one. They ended their scoreless streak at a little over two hours, they ended their pointless streak at three games, and snapped their three game losing streak. The Rangers came out flat in the first â€“as per usualâ€“ but dominated the second, third and overtime periods. The game was eventually won in a shootout when J.T. Miller lost the puck, got it back, and shot it over Dan Ellis from a bad angle. Thatâ€™s probably his new favorite move. On to the goals (not breaking down shootout goals):
Thatâ€™s all the room Staal needs.
Canes 1, Rangers 0
The Canes won the board battle on the near side, a battle that they really had no business winning. They eventually cycled the puck to Joni Pitkanen on the weak side point. Pitkanen had a lot of room to move in, and he did just that. Meanwhile Eric Staal, who was a part of the board battle creeped to the bottom of the circle, where Ryan McDonagh should have been covering him. McDonagh wasnâ€™t re...