Here's an item that slipped through the cracks in the live blog (not to mention my game story and notes for tomorrow's paper). But you remember that too many men on the ice penalty the Rangers took at 7:24 of the second period, nullifying their lone power play of the game after exactly one minute?
Well, there was a bad switch between Scott Gomez and Nikolai Zherdev, with Gomez coming onto the ice and Zherdev not getting off the ice. Here's a recount of the incident as it unfolded, told through the conversation between me and Newsday's Steve Zipay. The two of us were trying to track the Rangers PP units, since Tom Renney had hinted there might be changes. The first line that came out was Brandon Dubinsky with Zherdev and Aaron Voros, then Chris Drury came out. We'll pick it up there.
Zipay: They're using four forwards.
Me: Well, they've also got two defensemen.
Renney (talking about the infraction after the game): It's just not paying attention. It's a function of paying attenion of what's going on on the ice.