Video of Day: Raanta and Darling show sportsmanship


In the Video of Day, respect was shown between goalies Antti Raanta and Scott Darling following a well played game between the backups for the Rangers and Blackhawks. It was Raanta- the former Blackhawk- who got the win stopping all 26 shots in a 1-0 overtime win against his ex-team. But Darling was splendid too finishing with 36 saves.

Former AHL teammates, they recognized each other during the Game’s Three Stars. Mutual respect shown between two friends.

About Derek Felix

Derek Felix is sports blogger whose previous experience included separate stints at ESPN as a stat researcher for NHL and WNBA telecasts. The Staten Island native also interned for or hockey historian Stan Fischler and worked behind the scenes for MSG as a production assistant on New Jersey Devil telecasts. An avid New York sports fan who enjoys covering events, writing, concerts, movies and the outdoors, Derek has covered consecutive Staten Island Yankees NY Penn League championships in '05 and '06. He also scored Berkeley Carroll high school basketball games from '06-14 and provided an outlet for the Park Slope school's student athletes. Hitting Back gives them the publicity they deserve. In his free time, he also attends Ranger games and is a loyal St. John's alum with a sports management degree. The Battle Of New York administrator and chief editor can be followed below on Twitter and Facebook.
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