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Friday, April 11th, 2008

Rangers Take Game 2

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Right before our very eyes we are seeing why Henrik Lundqvist is one of the highest paid goalies in the NHL. In game two he took the Rangers on his back as the Blueshirts beat the Devils 2-1.

Not only did the Devils lose game two, they lost home ice advantage the rest of the way and, in Zach Parise’s case, lost some teeth too.

Lundqvist stopped 26 of 27 shots to beat the Devils for the ninth time all season. He has allowed just 11 goals over that span. He certainly came through for the Rangers including stopping multiple good chances in the first period with the Devils swarming the net.

He did allow one goal during the third period to John Madden, but it was too little too late for the Devils who were outscored in the third period yet again.

Before Madden’s goal Jaromir Jagr broke out for the Blueshirts with the game tied at zero in the third period. Jagr found an open hole …

Yanks, Sox at Fenway This Weekend

Yankees Rumors & News

Friday, April 10 – 7:05 p.m., YES
Chien-Ming Wang  (2-0, 1.38 ERA) vs. Clay Buchholz  (0-1, 5.40 ERA)

Saturday, April 11 – 3:55 p.m., FOX
Mike Mussina (1-1, 3.09 ERA) vs. Josh Beckett (0-1, 9.64 ERA)

Sunday, April 12 – 8:05 p.m., ESPN
Phil Hughes  (0-1, 5.00 ERA) vs. Daisuke Matsuzaka  (2-0, 1.47 ERA)

It’s early in the season but whenever these two teams meet up, you know the season is officially underway. Yankees and Red Sox renew their rivaly this weekend at Fenway. Both have started the season at 5-5 and both have their question marks surrounding their pitching. The Yankees enter this season as the underdogs to Boston for the first time in a long time, so you would have to think Joe Girardi’s crew is on a mission. Let’s see how Joba Chamberlain responds to the Fenway faithful if he gets into any games this series, how Hughes bounces back form his rough outing in Kansas City a few days ago, and if Derek Jeter will see any time this series. Get ready for …

Yankees Rumors & News

This is hysterical. According to the New York Post, a Boston fan working construction on the new Yankee Stadium “covertly buried a Red Sox T-shirt under what will become the visiting team’s locker room to jinx the Yanks.”

Does this mean we can expect to see the franchise’s 7-year drought without a championship extend another 79-years? Yankee haters sure hope so.

The Yanks, for their part, seem unperturbed. Said the ubiquitous Howard Rubenstein: “It sounds like a tall tale, and it would take more than a Red Sox T-shirt to put a curse on the Yankees.”

I don’t know though. Is it really worth taking that chance? Why not dig it up to be safe? It’s only concrete…

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