In a much different game, the Rangers prospects redeemed themselves today in a big way by beating Evander Kane and the Atlanta Thrashers youngsters 4-1. Mr. top six pick Evander Kane, picked up the first goal of the game along with 6 shots but ultimately posted a -1 +/- rating and couldn't do enough to rise above the Rangers squad.
Kudos to Rangers netminder Chad Johnson who stopped 28 of 29 shots and helped carry the team to victory. The offense was lead in a big way by 6"2 forward Dale Weise who picked up a goal and 2 assists and a +2 rating overall.
Evgeny Grachev picked up his game after a quiet performance yesterday against Carolina, picking up a goal, 5 shots and a +4 rating. Hopefully he keeps stepping up his game and gets noticed by Torts as we wind down to Training Camp. I think he would make a great addition to the lineup, possibly holding down a fourth line spot or even third line. With a good showing in the prospects tourney who knows the possibilities.
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