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Updates come courtesy of Jim Cerny (@jimcerny) and Dan Rosen (@drosennhl) who are at the game...
- Third period underway - 2-0 Rangers. As a side note - Dan Rosen tweeted earlier that the second powerplay unit looked great and even better than the first. Unit consisted of Stepan, Feds, Christensen, Erixon, MDZ. Step, MDZ and Feds connected on the PP for the second goal.
- Final score 2-0. Not the greatest offensive display, but it seems like Biron had a great game.
- 2nd period underway - hopefully a better one from the Blueshirts.
- GOAL! Artem Anisimov assisted by Erixon and Dubinsky. Great goal from the Pack Line.
- GOAL! 2-0 Blueshirts. Feds on the powerplay. Del Zotto and Stepan with the assists.
- End of second - 2-0 Rangers. Goals from Anisimov and Fedotenko.
- Game underway, starters are : Biron, Bickel, McDonagh, Wolski, Richards, Gaborik
- Rangers 1 for 1 on the PK, 0 for 1 on the PP. First PP unit - Richards, Gaborik, Callahan, Dubinsky, Wolski. Second unit had MDZ and Erixon at the point.
- End of the first - no score. Judging by Jim Cerny and Dan Rosen's tweets - Sparta played a strong first period and had the Rangers on their heels. Biron was very sharp and made some tough saves. Dan Rosen noted a great defensive play by Dubinsky to save a goal. PK was 2 for 2.
Line up (via NYR.com):
Goalies: Martin Biron, Henrik Lundqvist
Defense: Michael Del Zotto, Ryan McDonagh, Brendan Bell, Stu Bickell, Steve Emiger, Tim Erixon.
Forward lines: Wolski-Richards-Gaborik; Dubinsky-Anisimov-Callahan; Fedotenko-Stepan-Zuccarello; and Rupp-Christensen-Prust.
This will be a good preview as this is quite a strong sqaud. I would expect the first 3 forward lines to be the same opening night.