Monday, September 7, 2009

Ranger Prospects take on Atlanta in Traverse City

The New York Ranger youngsters just began todays game against the Atlanta Thrashers.  Although yesterday didn't work out quite as planned for the Blueshirt prospects, today is a new day.  Notes from yesterdays game painted a picture of sloppy mental play by the Rangers as far as taking too many penalties. Although they were able to successfully kill off 5 out of 5 penalties, it took some tempo out of their play.  They kept close in shots on goal and were lead by stellar play by young goaltender Scott Stajcer, saving 35 out of 39 shots.
Today they are taking on this years 6th top pick in the entry draft, Evander Kane, and the rest of the Atlanta prospects. Hopefully they took something away from yesterdays game and can build on it to secure a victory.

Current Score @ 0:49 left in the 1st period...Rangers 1 Thrashers 1
-with goals by ATL- Evander Kane (Darryl Smith, Drew Paris) 15:25
                 NYR-Samuel Klassen (Roman Horak, Luke Walker) 17:06

2nd Period Update
In a penalty packed period from both teams, the Rangers were able to put another notch on the scoreboard making it 2-1 at the end of the second period. Tomas Kundratek (assisted by Ethan Werek) scored the periods only goal, with the rest of the Ranger squad keeping up the pressure with 12 shots. Solid play by Rangers goaltender Chad Johnson, stopping all 8 shots that period, and 17 of 18 for the game so far.

Stay Tuned...

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