Rangers Impressive in 5-1 Victory over the Red Wings
New York, NY – Even though the Detroit Red Wings were missing their top line, fans of the Blueshirts had to be impressed with the 5-1 effort that the Rangers gave on Wednesday night, in hockey action at Madison Square Garden. As New York was crashing the net, displaying nice passing along with taking whatever shots were open.
Also an encouraging sign was a four-on-four goal for New York along with a great defensive effort. Impressive in net was keeper Henrik Lundqvist, who only gave up a deflected goal The Rangers were aggressive, gritty and played with an aggressive style that will surely give them many successful nights at Madison Square Garden.
One of the many offensive leaders for New York was Ruslan Fedotenko who was a +2 in 14:39 of playing time. Fedotenko, who was named as the first star of the game, brought a ton of positive energy on the ice. The left-winger had great ice vision and presence for the Blueshirts in the game. Also impressing was Derek Stephan the second star who had a goal and an assist as he played a very solid center throughout the game.
Marian Gaborik who also had tremendous energy throughout the game contributed with a goal and an assist as well for the Rangers, while defenseman Mike Sauer who is fighting for one of the d-line spots in the line-up. Sauer was sweet with a goal at the 19:01 mark of the first period. It seems as if it has been a while since the Rangers had a defensive player contributing goals and maybe Sauer is the player to bring that to the team this season.
Another impressive aspect to the victory was the lack of penalties in this game against the Red Wings. If the Blueshirts can stay out of the ‘sin bin’ it will be a huge part to those successful nights at The Garden. New York will be back in action with a home-at-home with the Ottawa Senators. The first game will take place at Madison Square Garden on Friday at 7:00 p.m. with the second game taking place on Saturday at 7:00 p.m. as the two teams will face off at Scotiabank Place.