Preseason Game 3
Detroit Red Wings 4, New York Rangers 3 — 18 Sept 2009 — Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, MI
Rangers (0-2-1) in Preseason
For the third straight game, the Rangers failed to score on the power play (0 for 4). And Marian Gaborik didn’t play. And the Rangers lost. Not that the last bullet really matters, but still. A couple wins here and there would inspire a bit of confidence heading into the season.
The Rangers looked good against the Red Wings bench team for the first two periods, and Henrik Lundqvist stopped all 14 shots he faced. Matt Zaba, on the other hand, erased a 2-0 lead by allowing four straight goals in the third period.
Tortorella’s crew got one goal in each period from a couple of fellas that everyone is excited to see putting the puck in the net. Artem Anisimov (assisted by Wade Redden) gave the Rangers a 1-0 lead in the first, Enver Lisin (assisted by Evgeny Grachev and Artem Anisimov) put us up by 2 in the second, and Ryan Callahan (unassisted) brought the Blueshirts within one with only 2 min to play.
Apparently, Brandon Dubinsky lowered his asking price to $1.1M for 1 year or $2.15M for 2 years, but Glen Sather and the Ranger (lack of)braintrust is continuing to treat him like someone who is going to leave New York and flourish elsewhere (see: Marc Savard).