The Rangers brought their lunch pails early getting pucks deep and going to work. The game was a bit sleepy early on but slowly the Rangers' attack got going. Hustle and hard work earned them their chances but unfortunately they weren't able to cash in on any of them.
A LITTLE SIDENOTE:
The fourth line has been one of the Rangers' best lately. Good for them, but that probably also means we should all be afraid, very, very afraid. No, honestly, they've been great at even strength and Betts and Sjostrom have been outstanding on the kill.
The good guys seemed to have the puck almost the entire period. They launched shot after shot toward Joey MacDonald but were denied each time.
In total he stopped 18 Rangers attempts -- probably another eight or ten were fired wide -- none better than the head-high glove save he made on Michal Rozsival's blast.
But this is still a guy with 17 NHL games of experience to his credit before this season being made to look like the second coming of