Regarding the fact that we scored 2 PP goals with Richards off the ice, I think that there is a reason for it. And it's not because he's horrible on the powerplay. I think that guys think that the PP has to go through him, that he'll set them up perfectly and everything. They put too much pressure on him. I think that's why the PP was moving a lot better when he was off the ice, not because he's terrible.
Also, what a beastly PK in OT. Great work by all the PK'ers.
I like Bille Jaffe on NHL network right now. The host emphasized how Richards only missed a shift. Stupid ****ing comment by him. It was a stupid play by Kaleta, he is a dirty player. Jaffe made a great point, it was a slow developing play, it was unnecessary. Kaleta is a repeat offender, he doesn't learn. It wasn;t like Girardi's hit on Gerbe/Ennis (I forget which guy it was). Both were going towards the corner and the sabre player turned just like McDonagh did with Pacioretty. And Girardi is far from a dirty player to boot.
On the game side of things. I thought the rangers had the favor in play in the first, the second the sabres had the edge, the 3rd the rangers were very good. In fact towards the end of the 2nd they started to pick it up again. Miller really elevated his game in the 3rd especially after the richards/kaleta incident. Miller was buzzing around the ice. A lot of kudos to the PK guys in the 3rd and OT. I thought cally, step, boyle, halpern, powe, and Hagelin were all very good as were the usual suspects on defense. Henrik was solid at the end. Just a good hard fought win.