It disgusts me that time and time again they come out for these games so much more fired up than the Rangers do, it's understandable, but it always takes too long for the Rangers to wake up in these games at the Coliseum.
I'm developing a serious man crush on Nash. He was my favorite non-Ranger every year before this one, and now getting watch him every night is too much fun.
Surprised the Rangers didn't take a single minor. Surprised Haley didn't drop 'em (what's the deal with Whale players coming up notorious for fighting at the NHL level and not fighting?). Thought there were a lot more stick fouls that could have been called on the Islanders, and Capuano really has no business yelling at the officials like he was.
Gabbbyyyyy!!!!! Love Cally jumping 10 feet in the air haha. This is what we need, Nasher and Gabby both scoring.
Anyone know why Capuano was yelling at the refs at the end? Did he think that call on the hook was a bad call? That's a textbook hook, is it not? Guy breaking in on weak side without the puck, pass comes to him and he's hauled down. I don't see how it's a bad call, wonder what Capuano's argument would be.
The team came out flat, but woke up after Grabner's goal and dominated the rest of the game. Nabokov stood on his head, but the better team won in the end.
The 1st line had 16 shots (Nash 7, Hagelin 5, Stepan 4), they were our entire offence tonight.
Despite his OTG, Gaborik was especially invisible, and I think a shakeup is in order. Despite the success of our 1st unit, switch Hagelin and Gaborik. Hagelin has chemistry with anyone, and hopefully Nash and Stepan's good play can generate some juicy chances for Gaborik to finish.