To some, the New York Rangers only have one star: goalie Henrik Lundqvist. Or at least he’s there only star when Marian Gaborik goes into ghost mode, which he’s done for much of this season.
Yet that ignores the great play (and mustache) of Brandon Dubinsky and the hard-working output of the team overall. Sure, the Washington Capitals have mega-star Alex Ovechkin and some orbiting stars in Alexander Semin and Nicklas Backstrom, but the Rangers have some stealthy talent of their own.
For evidence of that, check out Star Cam footage of the Capitals and Rangers below. To check out Lundqvist and potential star goalie of the future Michal Neuvirth, watch the last video that spotlights the best Net Cam moments.
With their mothers traveling on the road trip — Matt Bartkowski‘s mom, Beth, has become a cult hero in Vancouver after another priceless media interview — the Canucks took back-to-back wins, moving them right back into the thick of the playoff fight in the Western Conference.
Up by a goal in the third period, defenseman Alex Biega played the hero, pulling the puck out of the crease after it got by Ryan Miller on a backhand shot from Kyle Chipchura, maintaining Vancouver’s lead.
Phaneuf burned on Zetterberg game-winner in Sens debut
“I put my stick there, he put (the puck) under and he made a good shot. I’ve got to have a better stick in that situation, but you’ve got to give him credit for that play.”
Phaneuf finished the night with a minus-one rating and two hits in almost 22 minutes of ice time, putting him second among Sens defensemen in that category behind Erik Karlsson, who played a whopping 33:30.
Phaneuf drilled Red Wings defenseman Danny DeKeyser with a hard slap shot early in the third period.
DeKeyser played one more shift — all of 10 seconds — before exiting the game.
Blashill says DeKeyser has a bruise, not a break. Will know more tomorrow, but probably day-to-day