In an effort to lighten the mood during the lockout, The New York Rangers Blog will be writing faux recaps for every Rangers game missed due to the work stoppage. Enjoy.
KANSAS CITY - Tonight was the NHL's second biggest game of the calendar behind the Winter Classic; an annual preseason game from a random mid-western town where the Rangers and the Colorado Avalanche skated to a 3-3 tie after the Sprint Center's only zamboni broke down leaving the players skating on bad ice for the third period.
With an announced attendance of a little over 9,000 in a building that could hold 17,000, the crowd was largely made up of locals whose only memory of hockey were the two losing seasons from the Kansas City Scouts in the mid 1970's. Still, there was a small smattering of Rangers, Avalanche as well as Blues fans in attendance.
As for the game itself, Avalanche newcomer PA Parenteau continues to burn the Rangers no matter what team he plays for. Parenteau had a goal and an assist in...