Archive for October 4th, 2008

Saturday, October 4th, 2008

Rangers Win Opener

Rangers Rumors & News

The NHL sent the New York Rangers and Tampa Bay Lightning all the way to Prague to open up the season. After selling the game so successfully in the United States to its hundreds of fans by broadcasting their games on the top-rated Golf Channel and putting a team in every warm-weather palooka town they could find, the league wants to showcase their product in Europe. The festivities started with an orange-haired Czech opera singer belting out a mean and scary version of the National Anthem. It sounded more like a threat than a song. As for the game, goalies Henrik Lundqvist and Mike Smith put on a show for the Czech faithful, with the Blueshirts finally skating off with a 2-1 victory.

The Rangers did well in every aspect of the game except one: scoring goals. They had no trouble getting shots off or creating opportunities but had problems finishing all night (afternoon?). New York dominated the game, with most of the action taking place in Tampa Bay’s …

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