Canes vs Rangers Recap: Who is Rocky?

February 22, 2011: Carolina Hurricanes & NY Rangers

The battle between the Canes and Rangers last night posed the question from @joedexter on Twitter, “So who is Rocky, and who is Creed?”

(Read Rocky vs Apollo pre-game review at http://cardiaccane.com/2011/02/22/canes-vs-rangers-like-rocky-vs-apollo/)

Like Rocky III’s frustrating conclusion, we must wait for the sequel to decide. However, I will assign Jussi Jokinen the impressive role of Ivan Drago. Jokinen scored a pretty pair in the third to keep the Hurricanes alive. Jokinen may be a Rangers’ nemesis as his last goal was against the New York team on January 20th. The Canes were victorious in that match.

Brandon Prust (9) scored on Ward barely two minutes into the competition. The first period was an array of excessive firing by the Rangers. The Canes’ net saw more action than Charlie Sheen’s liquor cabinet.

Jay Harrison, with the help of Lundqvist’s leg, tied the contest at 16:35. B. Sutter was credited with the assist. The teams were at a draw going into the second period.

Ryan Callahan provided the tie-breakerwith 1:29 remaining in the second.

The third period thrilled Canes fans at the RBC Center as Jokinen-Drago punched past Lundqvist with a goal at 3:32, and another at 6:10. His 13th and 14th for the season.

Wojtek Wolski killed the Canes short lead with a late goal in the third.

OT concluded 3-3. The long, exhausting game was ended by Wolski in the shootout. Perhaps Wolski can play the role of Clubber Lang?

Skinner, Jokinen, and Samsonov failed to put one past Ranger’s goalie, Lundqvist in the SO.

Cam Ward had a busy night at the net with 43 saves opposed to Lundqvist’s 30 stops.

The Hurricanes host the fourth seed Pittsburgh Penguins Friday at 7pm.

Tags: Apollo Creed Brandon Prust Cam Ward Canes Carolina Hurr Clubber Lang Henrik Lundqvist Ivan Drago Jeff Skinner Jussi Jokinen New York Rangers Pittsburgh Penguins Rocky Balboa Ryan Callahan Samsonov Wojtek Wolski

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