The Rangers finally won their first game Tuesday night, on their grand ol’ road trip across Canada. Wish I was there, following them around. They opened their trip on the west coast against Vancouver, and for most of the game it looked as though they were going to repeat their short history this year, and either go into overtime or tie or whatever. My old man texted me that the Rangers are 1-1-1-1 and have 9 goals against and scored 9 goals. I think that’s telling for the short season so far. Hopefully, it only goes up.
Henrik Lundqvist held his title as “King” and really did his part to keep it 0-0 for the first two periods. Thank goodness those boys had their Wheaties or did push ups in the locker room. I hadn’t turned the TV on all day in my house, and wanted to keep it that way. My Twitter friends told me not to bother. When they started scoring, I didn’t want to jinx things.
The big news though was after the game, Henke was seen wearing a pretty fabulous hat. When asked, it turns out Brad Richards bought it in Europe, and they agreed to wear it after each win (hat tip to Blueshirts United for that story).
Love that the guys are keeping it fun, even if they did get off to a slow start. I’m also thrilled they won a game already. But that’s neither here nor there.