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- The Rangers are a very solid, well-coached hockey team. (Ed. note: That taste in your mouth is bile). They were missing Dubinsky and Callahan, as they have been for a while, but still trotted out a few solid lines and held the Caps to just 13 shots through 2 periods. They lack the top-end talent of the other teams in the East and are relatively inexperienced in certain areas (blueline). But while probably not a threat to win the Eastern Conference, they are definitely a threat to win at least one playoff round.
- The Rangers are an even bigger threat to win a playoff round if they draw the Capitals. [Pens fans...should you be rooting for Caps to get the #3 and Rangers to get the #6? Yes, yes, and yes.]
- Alex Ovechkin executed a Greg Louganis-worthy dive last night, much to the dismay of the Verizon Center faithful, who coped with the pain of seeing their star player dive 1,000 times worse than their #1 enemy supposedly does by weeping, sobbing, weeping, and then immediately forgetting about it and resuming texting the scoreboard.
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- One exception: Mario Lemieux once took a high stick and, in an attempt to draw the call, threw his glove so high that it went out the open roof of the Civic Arena. That's not diving, that's moxie.
- Go Pens.