Newark, NJ - After a tense first preseason game in Albany, the re-match between the long time rival Rangers and Devils in Newark was more about prospects and training camp invitees trying to make an impression, as the Rangers came away with a 5-0 victory led by some familiar faces from the past.
For the second time in four years, the Rangers have brought Petr Nedved into camp on a tryout basis. But unlike his unsuccessful bid to make the team in 2008, he's brought some mates, Czech Mates. Yes, the Rangers have re-united the famed Czech Mates line by also extending training camp invites to Jan Hlavic and Radek Dvorak.
And Glen Sather's decision to bring them back looks to be already paying off, as they combined for three goals and three assists tonight.
"Wait, you really don't think those guys have a chance of making the team do you?," an exasperated John Tortorella explained. "Those three have absolutely no jam to their game. I'd rather have Zherdev back than tho...