Archive for November 11th, 2007

Sunday, November 11th, 2007

Avery’s Hat Trick Beats Maple Leafs

Rangers Rumors & News

It is typically called the “Gordie Howe” hat trick, but nowadays most fans don’t even know who won the Stanley Cup last year let alone who some surly 79-year old Canadian is. So, Saturday night at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Sean Avery made an attempt to update the term as he scored a goal, got an assist and fought.

By doing so he energized the Rangers toward a 3-2 shootout victory against the Toronto Maple Leafs. It would be the first victory the Rangers have picked up on the road so far this season.

Marcel Hossa finished off Maple Leafs goalie Vesa Toskala, which ended a long and intense game where action began during the pre-game skate between Avery and Darcy Tucker. The pair then confronted each other early when they each took unsportsmanlike conduct penalties 11 minutes into the first period when Tucker challenged Avery to a fight.

The two minutes in the box made Avery change his mind and within 10 seconds of getting out …

Nets Lose Game and Carter

Nets Rumors & News

This was a matchup as good as the one in the Garden last night, the Nets’ big three of Jason Kidd, Richard Jefferson, and Vince Carter against the Celtics’ Paul Pierce, Ray Allen, and Kevin Garnett. You had enough pop and punch in East Rutherford to draw you away from the evening’s festivies across the river.

For New Jersey things didn’t end up the way they had hoped. The big 3 from Boston got the better peformance and led it’s team to victory 112-101 over the Nets. Not only did the Nets lose the game, they also lost Carter in the 3rd quarter. Carter sprained his right ankle after a dunk and landing on Pierce’s foot. He would be escorted out of the arena after the game sporting a protective boot and on crutches.
Via Julian Garcia NY Daily News:

It’s just one of those freak accidents that you hope is not bad,” said Jason Kidd. “It could be severe, it could be mild.”

The Nets trailed as much …

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