Official GDT February 5: NY Rangers VS Detroit Red Wings, 7:00p VERSUS
The official Tootin Power Game Thread!!
(Detroit)72 - Points - 54(Rangers)
(Detroit)33 -Wins - 25(Rangers)
GOALS: H. ZETTERBERG 21--------B. SHANAHAN 26
ASSISTS: N. LIDSTROM 37--------J. JAGR 44
POINTS: P. DATSYUK 49--------J. JAGR 63
+/-: N. LIDSTROM 33--------M. MALIK 18
OT GOALS: P. DATSYUK 1--------J. JAGR 1
I'm going to invest in Kleenex, because we are going to be doing a lot of crying here in NY the next few weeks.
With that said, 5-3 Wings win, 5th goal empty netter. We come back from a 3-1 deficit to tie it only to let them score the 4th goal within 45 seconds of tying it on an Aaron Ward own goal. Shortly therafter Shanny will hit the post and Jagr will take a hooking penalty to seal the deal for Detroit to get that empty net 5th goal.
Hold onto your seats. We are a pretty fragile team emotionally right now. Straka is still coming back to full strength and he's our X-factor guy. Even though the 2 rooks played well as a tandem the other night, with Rosie questionable and us playing at home, the outlook is grim. This could be one of those nail in the coffin losses, but hope springs eternal- I saw San Jose light up Hasek for 8 goals this year so anything can happen. Granted, our offense is not San Jose's offense, but...3-1 Rangers.
I'll be there...carrying a 3-1 record this year. Folks...seriously cool down. Ya think we're weak? This is the least physical team in the NHL. If we can come out firing....finishing checks...and playing with some urgency there is no reason we shouldn't win this game.
of course, those are the 'Ifs' that have kept this team from winning consistently. It's nearly impossible to predict which team will show. The team that features Jagr as a dominant forward and a decent supporting cast may show, but then again, the one that can't get out of its own end and gives up 40 shots could show too. Frustrating indeed.