Originally posted on Rangers Report  |  Last updated 1/11/12
Thoughts: 1) This is one of my favorite of many stats so far through 40 games, with the mid-point of the season coming Thursday: Henrik Lundqvist, who has won seven in a row, has limited opponents to two goals or fewer 21 times in 29 starts. Holy shishkebob. Yet he was surprisingly 1-3 in shootouts before last night. “It was our turn to win this one and we deserved it, too,” Lundqvist said, and he was right. 2) Anybody watching Shane Doan in that game? Does anybody think he wouldn’t be a great rental for this team? I think he sure would … and I think the Rangers coach likes and admires him, too. Lundqvist made just an enormous save on him to clinch the breakaway contest victory. 3) It was funny how John Tortorella said before the game how they need more scoring from the third and fourth lines, and in the first period, almost from the git-go, John Mitchell, Brian Boyle, Brandon Prust, Ruslan Fedotenko all had huge chances … and didn’t score. Fedotenko ultimately did, with huge help
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