Thursday, December 30, 2010
Rangers-Devils: The morning after
By Mike Hume
Though Henrik Lundqvist stoned them 43 times, it could be the clanging of the pipes that haunts the Devils for the next few days, as a few posts and crossbars were all that separated them from a losing streak-snapping win.
Instead, the Devils’ skid extends to six games and the Rangers climbed another two points in the standings Wednesday night.
Here’s a look around the Rangers and Devils media the morning after.
Jesse Spector’s chat with Brian Boyle after the game paints a mature picture of the club, with Boyle saying they didn’t need a lecture from John Tortorella (one they didn’t receive) to know they had to pick up their play after a dismal first period.
In Rich Chere’s summary for the Star-Ledger, Jason Arnott says he didn’t swear at the officials when he earned an extra two minutes following a holding minor. Given the verbal abuse the refs endured from Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin in Wednesday night’s episode of HBO’s 24/7, that’s pretty surprising to see such a hair trigger in Arnott’s instance. Perhaps that’s another benefit of star power.