On Monday night at Madison Square Garden it was business as usual as the New York Rangers played the Philadelphia Flyers and scored three goals in the first period and dominated the rest of the game, even though the Flyers got three of their own it came in the second and third periods.
One of the Rangers prized talents who is currently with the Quebec ramparts of the Quebec major junior hockey league is Anthony Duclair who showed in Chicago what he can do and continued it on Steve Mason as he power skated past Braden Coburn and ripped a high shot off the bottom of the crossbar and in.
A free agent after his college hockey season Ryan Haggerty from Stamford, Connecticut made two power moves on Mason taking the same route, in the first period he got around the defenseman and powered the shot across the crease and stuffed it in, in the second period he did the same thing but this time he went to the near post and shot it off the bottom of the bar and in.
Henrik Lundqvist made some solid saves in this preseason tilt and played the whole game making 22 saves on 25 shots, but as of right now the Rangers are going to have to make some decisions, because while Duclair and Haggerty might make the team this season it would be better if Haggerty goes to the Hartford Wolf Pack and Duclair who isn’t eligible for the minors does have a route back to Juniors.
Author: Daniel Feuerstein