NHL Game Night: 12-8-11 Lightning at Rangers
The best #19 on the ice tonight wore white.
Mathieu Garon allowed 2 goals on 30 shots before turning away all 3 shooters he faced for the shootout win. Credit Garon with the second point tonight for standing on his head in overtime.
NYR Callahan (11), (Richards, Stepan)(PP), 7:49
TB Malone (6), (unassisted), 11:23
NYR Anisimov (5), (Del Zotto, Dubinsky)(SH), 13:23
TB Moore (2), (Hedman, Brewer)(SH), 18:03
3:50 left in the game. Lightning down 1. Ryan Malone going off for boarding. Martin St. Louis laid up in the hospital with fractures from a puck to the face. Looking a 6 game losing streak square in the face.
And then Dominic Moore, who was the guy who broke St. Louis' face in practice earlier in the day, decided to put on a cape. The "S" on it stood for "shorthanded goal." Then it stood for "shootout winner." Then is stood for "streak is over."
Is the team fixed? No. But there's a little life in it, after looking dead as a doornail with 4 minutes left in regulation.
Oh, and a guy on a pace for 16 goals pretending like he's a longrifle wielding sniper is comical. If "Ovechkin" was Russian for "punk," then "Anisimov" must be Russian for "dummy." Wish I could've heard Tortorella's inner monologue when his player decided to act the fool like that.
Brett Connolly was -1 with 1 shot, 1 hit, and 1 blocked shot in 9:55.
Blair Jones had 2 penalty minutes and 1 shot in 4:24.