Good morning New York Rangers fans! It’s game day and the Rangers are on fire. We’ve seen the Pittsburgh Penguins come unglued in the last two games and now we are facing game seven. Before we get too far into that, we have some news first.
In game six many things happened. We saw Sidney Crosby spear Dominic Moore in the groin. We then saw Chris Kunitz reach back and deck D Moore in the face. If you missed it, this is what it all looked like.
Here’s the spear to the groin isolated:
What do you think?
Now Crosby did not receive a penalty for his actions, nor did the NHL feel as though his actions warranted a fine. Anyone following the series has seen hard hits both ways. Every hockey fan, and player, knows you do not mess with a goalie in his crease. You even try to avoid him outside of his crease. The Penguins have persisted in taking extra shots at Henrik Lundqvist. There has been a target on Lundqvist’s glove and his body. He’s been speared and slashed on a regular basis. So then he did this:
It’s very rare we see something like this from the “King”. Typically we see a person who is poised and proper. The NHL announced a $5000 fine for the water squirt. Logically, the fine was imposed because of the previous fine for another incident occurring during play.
Tonight is game seven and should be one hot mess. It’s going to be a great game to watch if nothing else. Back in Pittsburgh, where the Rangers have already take two games in this series, the Blueshirts have the opportunity to quiet people down and empty an arena out quickly. Let’s Go Rangers!