There isn't much you can say after winning your first playoff game at home in 10 years by a score of 7-0. The denizens of MSG came ready to cheer on their blueshirts, it does help coming in up 2-0 in the series vs. 0-2 without Jagr like last year, and they weren't dissappointed.
32 seconds into the game Nylander scores his first of 3 on the night and the party was just getting started. Halfway through the period Nylander added his second goal and before the 1st period was over Marek Malik, yes that Malik made it 3-0.
The second period was more of the same as rookie Ryan Callahan netted his first two playoff goals.
The 3rd period got a little chippy, do you think Kovalchuk was a little frustrated running after Avery and getting himself tossed for 17 minutes, effectively the rest of the game. Shanahan made it 6-0 before Nylander completed his hat trick.
The referees, rumor has it Bettman was in attendance, tried to restore order by giving what seemed like everybody, but the waterboy a 10-min misconduct. Needless to say it doesn't look like the Thrashers have intimidated these Rangers.
Well thanks to scheduling difficulties they get to do this all over again tomorrow at MSG. Looks like the Garden party has one more night to go, hopefully they are able to end the series and send the faithful home happy once again.