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Versus breaks down the Rangers’ 5-2 win against the Sharks

San Jose Sharks v New York Rangers

NEW YORK - OCTOBER 31: (L) Artem Anisimov #42 of the New York Rangers is congratulated by his teammate Erik Christensen #40 for his goal in the second period as goalkeeper Antti Niemi #31 of the San Jose Sharks looks away at Madison Square Garden on October 31, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Chris Trotman

There are plenty of different ways to look at the New York Rangers’ 5-2 win over the San Jose Sharks.

The Rangers can look at it as their first home win, but most importantly the first game in which they out-shot an opponent (often a sign of a more complete effort). Overall, they might look at it with a sense of relief.

If you take Joe Thornton’s surprisingly candid comments as a representation of the team’s views as a whole, then the San Jose Sharks must look at this Halloween lost as a wasted opportunity.

Let’s take a look at what an outside party thinks about that game, in the form of a recap from Doc Emrick and Pierre McGuire.