Good afternoon New York Rangers fans! How about that win last night against the Vancouver Canucks? In a 3-1 victory over the Canucks at the Rogers Arena in Vancouver we as fans saw something that we’d never seen before, a Rangers goal by Martin St. Louis. That’s right, after 14 long games St. Louis finally put the puck in the net. On the penalty kill, he and Rick Nash broke down the ice on a 2 on 1 and Nash passed it to St. Louis who sniped it over the shoulder of Canucks goaltender Eddie Lack and the whole Rangers bench exploded. According to MSG networks broadcaster John Giannone, who is often found between the benches, the Rangers bench exploded with excitement “like they had just won a game in overtime” which shows how much everyone was looking forward to St. Louis scoring. The question I have for you all today is, was that the goal that broke things open for St. Louis or was it more luck and do you expect him to go back into his shell?
At the time of this post, St. Louis has played 15 games in Rangers blue, and while he hasn’t played poorly he hasn’t done the job he’s supposed to. He’s helped the players around him play better, he’s done well defensively, and he’s been a force on the penalty kill. That being said, he was brought to New York in hopes that he would help the offense get going and make the team all around better, and while the team has gone 10-4-1 since his arrival, he has to put up more points than four in 15 games. How would the recent games against the San José Sharks, Toronto Maple Leafs, and Calgary Flames been different if St. Louis had scored in any of those? I won’t however dwell on the past, he scored last night, and I want to know if you guys think that now is where he starts to breakout offensively and contribute to the Rangers lineup.
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