Robyn 'em all

RANDY SPORTAK -- Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 9:01 AM ET

NEW YORK -- The zeros beside Jaromir Jagr's name tell a tale.

No goals.

No assists.

No shots on goal.

No major impact.

Sounds like a sure-fire way to beat the New York Rangers, doesn't it?

Thanks in big part to Robyn Regehr, the NHL's leading point producer came up with nothing last night against the Calgary Flames.

That's no small feat in a season where Jagr has had a revival that harkens back to his days as the NHL's best player.

"He did a great job," Calgary captain Jarome Iginla said of Regehr.

"They have a lot of good players on that team, a lot of offence but Robyn did a heck of a job. Jagr's so hard to shut down and he did it.

"Robyn was battling all night, as hard as he could, and not many have shut him down."

Going into the game, Jagr stood atop the league with his 65 points -- within 10 of his total from the 2003-04 season.

Last night, though, thanks in big part to Regehr's punishing presence, Jagr was silent.

Even Rangers head coach Tom Renney was impressed with the shadowing job done by the Flames blueliner.

"Hats off to Robyn who, to me, is one of the very best players in the world in his position and he proved that tonight," Renney said.

"It also said how important the acquisition is of Petr Sykora is to us.

"All of a sudden we get the secondary scoring we've been trying to develop through other people.'

That secondary scoring was the difference in the Rangers' 4-2 win at Madison Square Garden, which is why Regehr wasn't about to celebrate a job well done.

"They've got lots of really good offensive guys over there. Their top two lines are as good as any team's in the league," he said.

"We didn't do a good enough job on their entire team. You can key in on one guy but if you're not hard on the rest of their players, they're going to pick up the slack.

"And that's what they did. They just plain old beat us."


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