Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Rangers win big in Bern
After going 1-5 in the preseason, the Rangers were looking for a big game to gain some confidence. On Tuesday they got just that. Playing a highly touted SC Bern team, the Rangers scored 6 power-play goals en route to an 8-1 win. The score was 2-0 after one and two periods of play. SC Bern made things close scoring early in the third, but than the Rangers blew the game open. Chris Drury scored on a 5-on-3 power play off an assist from Nik Zherdev. The Rangers proceeded to score five more goals in the third period, three of which were on the power play. Goal scorers for the Rangers included Drury, Redden, Girardi, Potter, Korpikoski, Kalinin, and Dubinsky with two. Travis Roche scored the lone goal for SC Bern. The Rangers play Metallurg Magnitogorsk in the Victoria Cup on Wednesday. Metallurg is the reigning European Hockey League champion. I'll have the summary for that game tomorrow, which starts at 1:30 Eastern on MSG for all of you in the New York, New Jersey area. As well it was said during the telecast that Renney stated he will name a captain in the coming days.