New York Rangers
Frank Franklin II, AP

In the Rangers-Hurricanes game, Chris Kreider suprises Cam Ward with a shot on goal that the Hurricanes goalie was not ready for.

By Patrick Comia

What is with Chris Kreider and goalies?

Yes, he’s been spotted taking cheap shots at opposing netminders, and perhaps exchanged a word or two of “sweet nothings.”

But, even when he is not trying to stir up trouble, he still finds a way to get the masked men fired up.

Take this play in tonight’s New York Rangers and Carolina Hurricanes game.


Still early in the second period, the Blueshirts found themselves in the offensive zone, applying pressure to the Carolina defense. After keeping the puck alive along the boards, Jesper Fast poke the puck loose off the Hurricanes sticks finding the blade of Kreider.

Perhaps with no intention of scoring, the forward put a shot on goal that beat a surprised Cam Ward.

The goalie let out his frustrations by taking it out on his goalie stick, breaking it in half.

User error, Mr. Ward. Not the stick’s fault.

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