Ranger Rout: The morning after

The Rangers are reveling in the aftermath of their 7-0 dismantling of the reeling Washington Capitals Sunday night. Here’s a look at some of the postgame chatter.

Morning Links

  • According to Andrew Gross, Captain Chris Drury has been cleared to play after his prolonged bout with a broken finger. That means a fourth liner from Sunday’s game like Todd White or Erik Christensen could find himself as a healthy scratch against Pittsburgh.

  • John Tortorella was thrilled with the play of the AC-D-sky line (Anisimov, Callahan, Dubinsky … it’s going to stick, I swear!), according to Jay Greenberg of the Post.

  • Rick Carpiniello provides his thoughts on the rout, including a key play with under fives seconds left in the first.

  • Also via Carpiniello, John Tortorella called the Dubinsky-Ovechkin bout, “good stuff,” and loves the way Marc Staal’s offensive game is rounding into form.

  • With 21 votes in his favor, Dubinsky easily earned the decision over Ovechkin at Hockey-Fights.com.

  • The folks at Blueshirt Banter break down the victory.

  • Jesse Spector writes that the Rangers smashed any notion of a Heritage jersey jinx.