Sunday, March 08, 2009
The New York Rangers won Sean Avery's return to Madison Square Garden today beating the Eastern Conference leading Boston Bruins. Avery left his last home game in the Garden with a lacerated spleen signaling the Rangers final gasp in Game 3 of their second-round playoff series against Pittsburgh. Today he was a pest from the get-go triggering action and setting up opportunities.
His teammates found the back of the net four times against flopping fish Manny Fernandez, the Boston back-up goalie who had a very soft game. In contrast the Rangers gold medal netminder Henrik Lundqvist was steady as usual. The Rangers have now won three straight with a big game coming up Monday against the Carolina Hurricanes, a team chasing the Rangers for a playoff spot.