Originally written on NY Rangers Blog  |  Last updated 2/16/13
In his first game since being assigned to the CT Whale, Chris Kreider went scoreless with a -1, one shot on goal and a minor penalty as the Whale defeated Portland 4-1. Christian Thomas had two goals. Mini Mashinter Watch Brandon Mashinter scored in the first period to break a 1-1 tie on a great feed from Kris Newbury. Mashinter now has 4g, 5a and three fights in the 12 games since joining the Whale. Here's video of Mashinter goal (1:20 mark)... Steve Eminger was a -1 with one shot on goal in the first game of his conditioning stint. ...not exactly the performance Kreider was probably looking for, but I can't imagine his mind was completely in the game after getting the bad news of the demotion earlier in the day. So I'll give him a pass here, but he better step it up tonight and tomorrow to get himself back on track and recalled by the Rangers because for them to be a successful team they're going to need Kreider at his best. ...not sure what else M...
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