The New York Rangers defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins by a score of 6 – 1.
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The Rangers welcomed their new additions to the ice tonight. Derick Brassard, John Moore, and Ryane Clowe put on their blue jerseys and came out with a bang. Their blue collar work was nothing but exciting. Brassard was huge on the power play coming up with a goal and 3 assists. Clowe added two goals (One on the Power Play) and an assist on a goal by Mcdonagh. Clowe had not scored at all this season for San Jose and only had 11 assists. Moore scored from the high slot under the arm of Fluery. Overall a great debut for three of the Rangers newest players.
The biggest surprise came from Brian Boyle. Boyle had a goal and 3 assists on the night. He had 2 points in his first 31 games this season and comes up with this production.
Aaron Asham drops the gloves with Tanner Glass for the first time by a New York Ranger in a very long time. I can’t remember the last time a Ranger dropped the gloves and fought for any reason.
The power play was everything that a Ranger fan could ask for. 3 for 4 on the man advantage manly on the backs of Brassard, Clowe, and dare I say Boyle?.
Overall, the newcomers bring heart and life to a Rangers team that many were ready to pull the plug on.
This win puts the Rangers in the 7th seed currently in the playoff hunt.
Friday brings the Rangers to Pittsburgh to play these same Penguins. Lets hope for a similar result and get 6 points on a extremely important week.
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