Things are going as Hollywood producers might hope. Los Angeles on one coast and New York on the other take their openers in their bid to meet each other in the Stanley Cup final.
The Rangers blank the Devils 3-0 on home ice Monday night, and regardless of how well the Devils played, as Glenn Healy kept reminding us, the name of the game is to score goals. You can’t win if you don’t score, and Zach Parise, Ilya Kovalchuk and the rest couldn’t score.
So the opener goes to the Rangers, while Los Angeles, with their 4-2 win the other night against the Coyotes, gets theirs too. It’s never a bad thing to skate away with a game one victory. In fact, it’s a great thing. Much better than losing game one.
The movie studios are considering the cast as we speak.
Los Angeles coach Darryl Sutter win be played by Sean Penn.
While Paul Michael Glazer will take on the role of Rangers coach John Tortorella.
Of course, it’s only game one in what could be two very long series. So if New Jersey and Phoenix end up in the finals, producers are considering Randy Quaid as Jersey coach Peter DeBoer.
And there’s no word yet on who will play Coyotes coach Dave Tippett, so for the time being, I’ll just throw in Nick Nolte.