The Ranger who launched last night's stunning comeback just wishes the Garden faithful were a little more, well, faithful. Vinny Prospal was having none of the hoopla about the crowd's eruption giving the Rangers goosebumps after they came back from a three-goal hole to beat the Bruins 5-3 last night. "I remember at the beginning of the game they were booing us," said Prospal, whose two second-period goals started the Rangers back. "The chills are for us, for the hockey players, for the bench, for the coaching staff, for whoever believes in us. Just an hour-and-a half before, they booed us. "It's great that they cheer, but holy smokes, give us help when we're down. It's easy to say right now, and they have the right to express their opinion, but we're fighting for big points right now. This is karma." The Rangers were booed when they trailed 2-0 and were outshot 19-5 after the first period. They were booed again when it went to 3-0 10:32 into the second. Then coach John Tortorella's line shuffles began to pay off. He replaced Marian Gaborik with Wojtek Wolski alongside Prospal and Derek Stepan, and Wolski set up Prospal twice before the second intermission. Wolski's right circle shot fell behind Tim Taylor for Prospal to poke home, and 6:52 later, Wolski found Prospal in front to pull the Rangers within one. Ryan Callahan's spectacular whirling pass to Brandon Dubinsky tied the game with 3:48 left and Michael Sauer ignited bedlam with 2:57 remaining.
Prospal doesn't like boos from Garden crowd
New York Post | Apr 5