Rangers Topple the Mighty Blues

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    ST LOUIS (AP) -- The Rangers surprised the HFNHL world on Thursday evening with a 3-1 victory over the mighty St. Louis Blues. The Blues are widely regarded as the most talented team in the league on paper, and further strengthened their lineup earlier this week with the trade for star forward Daniel Alfredsson in exchange for fan favorite and long time Blue, Pavol Demitra.

    Alfredsson opened the scoring just over two minutes into the second period with an unassisted goal. Taylor Pyatt of the tied the game with his second goal of the season with 4:29 left in the period. Pavel Kubina scored what turned out to be the game winning goal with just under 10 minutes to go in the game. Sandy McCarthy, of all people, added an insurance goal two and a half minutes later.

    Goaltender David Aebischer continued his strong play, stopping 17 out of the 18 St. Louis shots he faced. His GAA is at 1.50 and his Save Percentage sits at .935. Pavel Kubina now has 2G and 4A for 6P in the six games the Rangers have played and leads the team in scoring. Kubina is also tied for second in scoring among defensemen.

    With the victory, the Rangers have run their record to 4-2 behind strong defense and goaltending. New York takes on divisional rival New Jersey tonight at Continental Airlines Arena. The Devils have had a string start to the 2005-06 season with a 4-1-1 record. The top line of Ilya Kovalchuk, Chris Drury, and Marian Gaborik has been on fire. Drury leads the HFNHL in scoring and his linemates aren't far behind. New York's defensemen will be sure to key on their top line whenever they're on the ice.
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