Rangers Win a Overtime Thriller Over the Devils
New York, NY - It didn’t feel like a preseason game as the New York Rangers and the New Jersey Devils went full throttle in the 4-3 Rangers overtime victory in the first encounter between these two teams. This game had it all thrilling goals, a fight and best of all overtime hockey.
For Rangers fans and head coach John Tortorella there was a lot to be impressed with including the play as Derek Stephan, Brian Boyle and Ryan McDonagh. For Stephan who is 20-years-old not only dressed for his first professional game, but centered the line of Marian Gaborik and Alexander Frolov. The rookie made an immediate impact logging the second assist on Gaborik’s game-opening goal.
Frolov who would be all over the place on the score sheet for the Rangers not only with contribute with many key assists, but would also score the second Rangers goal at the 5:15 mark. Gaborik would end the game in over time with a snap shot past Devils’ keeper Jeff Frazee sending the 14,987 Rangers fans home happy.
Another player that impressed was Brian Boyle who put in a beautiful chip shot to give the Rangers a 3-2 lead at the 14:20 mark. Boyle got the Garden rocking with several great checks along with fighting New Jersey’s Adam Mair. Boyle has been working hard in improving his physical game and it will be a huge part to the Rangers success this 2010 season.
The two teams will meet up again on Saturday at ‘The Rock’ as the Rangers will look to continue to not only solidify the lineup but continue to give their fans the gritty, grind-it-out type of play that will lead to many victories this season.