2006_03_sboomboom.jpgThe Rangers continued their slide Saturday night, dropping a 1-0 contest to the Canadians. Craig Rivet scored on the power play towards the end of the first period and Cristobal Huet made it stand up with 26 saves. The loss is the fourth in a row for New York and while Carolina and Ottawa pull away, they remain in first place by one point over the Flyers.

It was a strange night in Montreal as the club had finally decided to honor Bernie “Boom Boom” Geoffrion by retiring his number, but sadly Geoffrion had died earlier in the day due to stomach cancer. The club went ahead with the ceremony and all of Geoffrion’s family was there under very difficult circumstances. Geoffrion was the inventor of the slap shot and also played for and coached the Rangers during the 1960’s.

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