Like pulling teeth...
John Grahame stopped 20 of 21 for the victory in a night checking game that often resembled a rugby scrum.
notched an assist on a good crisp breakout pass that Vincent Lecavalier
quickly moved up to Marin St. Louis who broke in for a goal on Ed Belfour. Ranger played 16:43 tonight and was +1 although he did take two minor penalties. It seems to me he's struggled a bit in his own zone in the past week or so as forwards physically challenge him along the wall. Plays where he was effectively slipping checks last month he's getting caught by forecheckers now and they're testing him.
with a physical 7:34 of ice time in which he registered 3 hits.
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