Rangers-Senators: Scouting Report for March 2, 2010

March 2nd, 2010 by Russell McKenzie Leave a reply »
The Olympic break couldn't have ended fast enough for the Rangers.

After going 3-9 over a 12-game stretch leading up to the Olympics, they began to find their rhythm again at the end and won three out of the final four contests heading into the two-week respite.

The Rangers sent five players to the Olympics, and three of them came back with hardware.

Chris Drury and Ryan Callahan helped Team USA reach silver, only losing to the Canadians in the gold medal game two days ago, and Olli Jokinen helped Team Finland to a bronze medal versus Marian Gaborik and Slovakia.

Speaking of Gaborik, he suffered a leg laceration before the Olympics and decided to play through it. Only time will tell how well that healed.

Ottawa is heading into this game with a similar situation. They had built momentum going into the Olympic break, winning 14 out of 16 games heading into the break behind the hot hand of goalie Brian Elliot.

This matchup could go either way. It all is going to depend on who is suffering the biggest Olympic hangover.  


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