Originally posted on Section 303  |  Last updated 1/18/12
New York Rangers 3, Nashville Predators 0 Madison Square Garden January 17, 2012 LEFTOVER THOUGHTS: * Coming into Tuesday’s game, the Rangers were 20-1-1 this season when scoring first. * Additionally, they were 17-0-2 when leading after two periods. * Ryan Suter missed the game with an upper-body injury. * Seeing as how this is his first absence this season, the Predators are 0-1-0 without Suter in the lineup. * According to NBC Sports Network, Ryan Ellis and Jack Hillen were on the ice for an absurd 2:10 shift when the Rangers scored the first goal of the game. Considering a typical NHL shift is 0:50 or so, it’s no surprise New York was able to take advantage of the exhausted blueliners. * Likewise on the second Ranger goal. Roman Josi and Nick Spaling were out there for an extended period of time (1:53). * Predators captain Shea Weber had four shots on goal in the first period. He would finish with five. * Speaking of shots, it took the Rangers 11:03 to register their first of th...
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