ST. LOUIS----Add Alex Frolov to the list for the M.A.S.H. unit. The left wing injured his right leg in the third period when Brad Winchester fell on it and it bent awkwardly. Frolov went to the dressing room and came back for one more shift, but was being examined after the game. The team said it would not have an update on his condition last night.
Ryan McDonagh, the rookie defenseman who played 11:39 in his second NHL game, also was limping in the locker room after blocking a shot with his right foot.
“Anytime you block a shot it’s going to sting, but you havbe to keep going until you get it out of the zone,” said McDonagh. “But it’s amazing what one game can do for you,” said McDonagh about his comfort level. “They showed me clips between periods of our defensive play and that helped.”
It was the first win over St. Louis for Biron, who was 0-7-0-2 in his career. “Henrik and I are a combined 0-9-0-2. There’s a first time for everything, I guess,” he said. “I felt the last game that I played against them in the beginning of the season (Nov. 7), it was a 1-0 game, and with an empty-netter, 2-0. I felt I played well, and the last game that I played in Florida (a 3-0 loss Sunday) was probably my best of the year.”
“These last couple of games we showed we can play with anybody,” said Marian Gaborik, who led the Rangers with six shots. Tonight we were pretty much rolling four lines and Marty was great in net, these last couple wins against good teams can help down the road.”…Brandon Dubinsky assisted on both Rangers goals. He leads the team with 20 assists.