Rangers-Islanders: Rangers Avoid Further Embarrassment with Win

Posted: 18th December 2009 by Rob Cristino in NHL
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If the New York Rangers were swept by the New York Islanders during their home-and-home series, Rangers fans would have called for blood.

Whether it be general manager Glen Sather, head coach John Tortorella, or one of the many underperforming players, fans wouldnÆt have been happy getting swept by the rebuilding Islanders.

I donÆt know if the benching of Wade Redden and Ales Kotalik were huge contributors in the Rangers' 5-2 win or if it will even translate into a renewed play from the two veterans, but one thing was for sure...it's about time Tortorella made a statement with his players.

If you analyze this past game, the Rangers were outplayed for the first two periods and gave the Islanders numerous scoring chances throughout. If not for the play of Henrik ...

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