Originally posted on Blue Seat Blogs  |  Last updated 3/18/13
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 –as per usual– 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. That’s probably his new favorite move. On to the goals (not breaking down shootout goals): That’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 wasn’t really
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