Alex Frolov had been missing gimmes. He found the net just twice in his first 16 games as a Ranger. So yesterday, he tried a new stick, scored two goals---one while falling on his rear end in the crease---and added two assists.
“Sloppy goal. I had just put my stick on the ice and it went in there,” said Frolov, who was a two-time 30-goal scorer with the Kings. “It was a pretty nice combination (passes from Marian Gaborik and Erik Christensen).” And using a new stick? “I wish it would be that easy, but it’s probably not just the stick,” said Frolov. “You can’t control those type of things. What you can control is just keep trying. I know what I expect from myself and I know what the organization expects from me and when you can’t score for a while you feel a lot of frustration and finally when you break it, it feels unbelievable. ”
Martin Biron, subbing for Henrik Lundqvist, out with sinus problems for the second time in two games, faced 21 shots and earned his third win of the season.
“I didn’t really have to respond that much,” said Biron. “The guys did the responding for me.” The Rangers scored twice in 25 seconds about four minutes after a deflected shot by Shawn Horcoff went off his glove and in at 3:31 of the second period. “It just got crazy at the end. It’s hard for a visiting team on a long road trip when things aren’t going well.This could have easily gone south, but we were able to salvage it.”
Brian Boyle scored his eighth goal of the season and added to a statistical anomaly: He has no assists…C Artem Anisimov scored his sixth and third in two games…The Rangers play three of the next four on the road, where they are 5-2.