The Rangers handily defeated the Carolina Hurricanes 4-1 last night, with Mark Messier and Petr Nedved each picking up a pair of goals. From the action we saw (we changed channels to watch The West Wing), the Rangers looked pretty good, killing either 9 or 10 powerplays and actually netting one powerplay goal, themselves.
Richter looked especially sharp, and Jamie Lundmark seemed to get a decent amount of ice time.
The Hurricanes were particularly undisciplined in the third period, seeming to be short-handed for much of it.
All in all, an excellent start to the season. Pavel Bure was scratched due to the flu, not his knee. Next up, Montreal comes to town on Friday night for the home opener.