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Rangers Get it Done in Pittsburgh

Going into last night’s game against the Pittsburgh Penguins at the Consol Energy Center, New York Rangers’ goaltender Henrik Lundqvist knew that he would have to be at his best.

He was just that last night for the Blueshirts who escaped Pittsburgh with a 3-2 overtime victory on a goal by Ryan Callahan off a great move and pass from Brandon Dubinsky. It was a game that would test the Rangers’ mettle and while not passing with straight A’s, they were able to pick up two points.

As I mentioned above, this game was all about Lundqvist. Lundqvist made 37 saves in stopping the likes of Evgeni Malkin, Sidney Crosby, Kris Letang, and others. He was lass than three minutes away from a shutout until Chris Kunitz tied the game up at 1-1 and then Matt Cooke made it 2-1.

The Rangers’ showed that they could come back last night as Brandon Dubinsky set up Marc Staal with less than a minute to go to tie the game at 2-2 to send it into OT before Callahan completed the comeback and sent the Rangers home with two big points and their third straight win.

Playing in a back-to-back situation after beating the Edmonton Oilers 8-2 the day before, this was a potential game where the Blueshirts would respond poorly. Luckily, they didn’t and showed that they can be competitive against teams with more talent than them.

Tomorrow night, the Rangers will be back in action at Madison Square Garden to take on Tim Thomas and the Boston Bruins, who are coming off a 3-0 shutout of the New Jersey Devils.

If the Blueshirts win tomorrow night, that would be their fourth win in a row and put them in good position when they hit the road for games against the Colorado Avalanche and Minnesota Wild.

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  Tags: boston+bruins, brandon+dubinsky, henrik+lundqvist, marc+staal, new+york+rangers, pittsburgh+penguins, ryan+callahan, tim+thomas

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Evilpens's avatar

UMMM excuse me Pens shit the Bed !!

Posted by Evilpens on 11/16/10 at 12:40 PM ET

MarkK's avatar

Leaving the obvious jokes about the Pens, bodily functions, and the bed aside, can we assume is Lundqvist at 100% and expected to take on the whole week’s workload?

Posted by MarkK from Maryland on 11/16/10 at 01:39 PM ET

Flashtastick56's avatar

EP, quit being an *#$%@&.

Lundqvist played lights out last night for more than 60 minutes.  Period.

Posted by Flashtastick56 from Meriden, CT on 11/16/10 at 01:41 PM ET

Flashtastick56's avatar

I was unaware that @$$hole would be censored.  I’m sure everyone got the point, though.

Posted by Flashtastick56 from Meriden, CT on 11/16/10 at 01:42 PM ET

mrfluffy's avatar

Lundqvist played lights out last night for more than 60 minutes.

You mean his 10 foot long pads?

Posted by mrfluffy from A wide spot on I-90 in Montana on 11/16/10 at 02:18 PM ET

J.J. from Kansas's avatar

I was unaware that @$$hole would be censored.  I’m sure everyone got the point, though.

Posted by Flashtastick56 from Milford, CT on 11/16/10 at 10:42 AM ET

The plural is still allowed though, so let that be a lesson to all you assholes.

Posted by J.J. from Kansas on 11/16/10 at 02:25 PM ET

Flashtastick56's avatar

The plural is still allowed though, so let that be a lesson to all you assholes.

Posted by J.J. from Kansas on 11/16/10 at 11:25 AM ET

Sweet.

Posted by Flashtastick56 from Meriden, CT on 11/16/10 at 03:46 PM ET

Evilpens's avatar

EP, quit being an *#$%@&.

Lundqvist played lights out last night for more than 60 minutes.  Period.  


So for clarification! Do you think blowing the lead with a PP & under 2 minutes to go in the game is a good way to get a point ?? I said nothing about Lundqvist did I ??

Posted by Evilpens on 11/16/10 at 04:46 PM ET

pensfan29's avatar

Wait, ass-hole is censored but shit isnt??

Posted by pensfan29 on 11/16/10 at 05:05 PM ET

Flashtastick56's avatar

Posted by Evilpens on 11/16/10 at 01:46 PM ET

The Penguins getting a point last night with the way King Henrik was playing is not “shitting the bed” as you so eloquently put it.  They were lucky to get one point…and ALMOST escaped with two.

Mr. Hoffman saying

this game was all about Lundqvist

and you chiming in with one of your patented Evilpens comments right away suggested that you were dismissing Lundqvist’s play last night.

If that’s not what you meant, you should be more clear in your comments - as I’ve said before - because that’s certainly what it sounded like in your comment.  Because the Rangers didn’t win because of something the Pens did or didn’t do.  They won because Henry was pretty much unbeatable…except for about 40 seconds of the game.

Wait, ass-hole is censored but shit isnt??

Posted by pensfan29 on 11/16/10 at 02:05 PM ET

Maybe because one can be used as a personal attack on someone else…and the other is just fecal matter?  *shrugs*

I feel really bad that a lot of these comments have centered around a bad word.  Sorry, Pat.

Posted by Flashtastick56 from Meriden, CT on 11/17/10 at 02:36 AM ET

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