Rangers-Stars: The Return of the Real Sean Avery (and Some Secondary Scoring)

January 7th, 2010 by Hot Stove New York Leave a reply »
Last night’s game belonged to Sean Avery. He finally shook off the milquetoast impostor that’s taken over his body and returned to being the "love him, hate him" Sean Avery we’ve all come to love or hate. And it resulted in his best game of the year, as he led the Rangers to a 5-2 victory.

He gained some revenge against his former team, and when you get revenge against Texas, not only is it sweet, it tastes like BBQ. The agitating left-winger scored a power-play goal and assisted on three others. And that last assist looked like he was doing his Brian Leetch impression. He was also sent to the penalty box for a crosschecking penalty and a 10-minute misconduct.

Move over Gordie Howe Hat Trick; we now have the Sean Avery Hat Trick—a goal, an assist, and a 10-minute misconduct.

Avery happily went to the box to serve his misconduct penalty because the refs were scheduled to whistle him for a four-minute roughing minor in a few minutes anyway, so at least his team wouldn’t be shorthanded.

He refers to himself in the third person. He cracks wise. He’s a delinquent (thanks, Marty Turco). He ...

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