(Week of Oct. 24-30)
The Winning Moment ...
Rangers captain Ryan Callahan's power-play goal at 8:41 of the third period on Oct. 24 at Winnipeg was named the newyorkrangers.com Moment of the Week for the Week 4 of the 2011-12 regular season. The game-winning goal captured 58.5 percent of the voting by Rangers fans for a comfortable margin of victory over Brad Richards' first goal as a Ranger at MSG. The Richards goal, which gave the Blueshirts a 2-1 lead over Ottawa on Oct. 29, earned 31.1 percent of the vote, while Dan Girardi's first goal of the season to open the scoring in the Oct. 27 home-opener vs. Toronto placed third with 10.4 percent.
|Rangers 2, Winnipeg 1 at MTS Centre
||Oct. 24, 2011|
Ryan Callahan breaks 1-1 tie in third period
on way to win in team's return to Winnipeg
Description: Winnipeg came out strong in the third, outshooting the Rangers 12-1 until Jets forward Chris Thorburn was sent to the box for tripping, leading to Callahan's winner at 8:41 of the third period. Callahan scored when his shot went in off the skate of Winnipeg defenseman Zach Bogosian at 8:41.
• GAME RECAP (Click image at left to play video)
Comments from fans who voted for Callahan''s goal ...
That goal got us a win. Is there anything else to say?
-- Ryan McCafferty from Wall, N.J.
We needed the win badly and we needed the power-play to do something, and it showed how we just need to put the puck on net a lot more often -- and good things will happen.
-- Mike from Westfield, N.J.
It was a win. Anytime you win, it is a good moment.
-- Jimmy from Mahopac, N.Y.
He's a hometown hero.
-- Dave from Rochester, N.Y.
Captain Cally delivers after getting bombarded for two minutes, and it was exciting for us to finally put one up. As Tortorella put it "Sometimes we will play our best game and not put up a win". This time we were able to sneak in the win.
-- Robert Lang from Millbrook, N.Y.
FANTASTIC Goal! This is why Callahan is Captain!
-- Helen Y. from Bayside, N.Y.
Amazing player. That is what captains are made of.
-- Cassandra from New Jersey
Callahan is really coming into his own as captain of the Rangers. He can lead us to where we need to be! He's leading by example by grinding AND producing! Go Cally! Go Rangers!
-- Jonny from Paramus, N.J.
Because that's what a leader does.
-- Sal from Forked River, N.J.
The captain wins the game.
-- C. Mancheno from New Jersey