What a crazy night in NY hockey.
First games after Rangers announcing they are in the tank. McD is injured, two minor league defensemen brought up. Hank not starting.
Awesome first period, Pavelec gets hurt, Hank has to come in. Called into work on your day off. He is not happy. Calgary wastes a challenge on a good goal. Later on we get a goal that may be overturnable, but they can’t challenge it. Hank makes some crazy saves, but also lets a few in. At the very end we somehow manage to have a 1 goal lead. Then Hayes, the best player tonight, goes in the box. They have their goalie out, it’s 6 on 4 for the rest of regulation. We take a long shot at the empty net, but miss. Somehow we hold on until the clock expires.
Meanwhile the Islanders are down by 3 goals against Detroit and come back to win in OT. Game includes a hat trick. Also includes a slashing penalty that gets a well deserved game misconduct and 5 minutes. They scored 3 goals during that single 5 minute power play.