Brad Richards and his unhumanly white teeth stood at center ice in the shootout with the opportunity to send his hot Rangers team into the Olympic break with a huge win in CONSOL Energy Center, where the visiting team simply doesn't win too often. With a thud from the net's mike, Richards had powerbombed Fleury, and the game was over.
While the Olympic break is coming at a bad time for the Rangers, who have won 5 of their last 6, it's a blessing in disguise for the Pens. Even though the Pens are sending 7 players over to Sochi, these next three weeks give a lot of bodies time to heal up.
And for fans across the board, it's a nice three-week break. Before you know it, it's gonna be March 1st and the trade winds will be whipping across the land. Until then, we'll be covering the action in Sochi here and there.