by Patrick Hoffman on 10/25/11 at 10:05 AM ET
That is probably what every New York Ranger player was saying last night after beating the Winnipeg Jets by a score of 2-1 and ending their seven game roadtrip.
For the Blueshirts, last night certainly was not pretty but because they got great goaltending from Martin Biron and some lucky bounces, the team was able to come away with the all important two points. With the win, the Rangers improved their record to 3-2-2 on the year.
Again, this was not a great game for the Blueshirts. There was not a whole lot of offense generated by the team and in the third period, they were running around in their own zone, causing a lot of scary moments for head coach John Tortorella.
With that said, it was still a win and a win that enabled them to go 3-1 on their Western Canada road trip. This trip has always hurt the Rangers’ in seasons past so that is definitely a positive.
The Rangers will now get ready for their home opener against Phil Kessel and the Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday night at the newly renovated Madison Square Garden. The fans will be more than pumped to see their favorite team in action for the first time since last April and will hopefully be ready for what is to come this season for the Blueshirts.
Hopefully for the Blueshirts, there will be no place like home this season.
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