The Rangers got the better of the Carolina Hurricanes by a score of 4-2 at The Garden tonight. The Blueshirts were led by an unbelievable performance from the newly formed Hagelin-Richards-Gaborik line, resulting in all four Rangers goals and extended puck possession and pressure for the entire game. Let’s get to those bullets…
The Rangers got off to a strong start, creating chances from multiple areas of the offensive zone.
The forecheck was another positive facet of the Rangers’ game early. All four lines were able to create pressure in the offensive zone.
Marian Gaborik started the scoring off early in the first. Dan Girardi sent a point shot wide, and Gabby popped in a beautiful little shot off Cam Ward’s pad. 1-0 Rangers.
The penalty kill was working in the first period. Marty Biron made several key saves despite a somewhat boneheaded move to try and clear the zone up the middle. Ruslan Fedetenko made a great save to bail him out of that one.
Oh that Jeff Ski...