CLOSE SHAVE, ROCKIES BAILED OUT BY BANNERMAN
The New York Rangers must be tired of losing. A group of professional hockey players came out with a chip on their shoulder. Collectively, the Rangers brought the heat to the visiting Rockies and poured 12 shots on backup goalie Murray Bannerman in the Big Apple. They even held the Rockies to 7 shots on goal. Unfortunately for the home crowd, the score at the end of the first favoured Colorado 3-2. Two of those three goals coming by way of the league’s most efficient power play.
The second frame saw a flip of the shot totals with Colorado dumping 14 on net compared to the 8 by New York. Neither team would light the lamp and both teams killed a couple man advantages.
The 3rd period was full of fireworks but again no goals. Colorado left the game victorious but walking a little wounded. Brett Hull and Joe Reekie left the game with injuries. Reekie was cross checked during a battle in the defensive corner with Brian Curran. The Rangers forward was assessed a two minute minor with under two minutes left effectively ending a chance at the come back. Curran was also tossed from the game after Reekie left the ice with the trainer.
Reekie is expected to be back against the Ducks in a couple nights. Brett Hull is day to day after breaking a toe on a rare shot block.
The Rockies (9-0-2) sit 3rd in the Campbell Conference and NFHL overall. They will travel back to Denver and take the day off before hosting the Ducks (3-6-1).