It was quite a surprise when Ivan Svarny of HC Slovan scored the opening goal against New York Rangers during the first period of the NHL Premiere Challenge match in Bratislava. Since the second period however everything went as expected and NY Rangers finally won 1-4. Quite funny was when HC Slovan supporters shouted “Velcome to a city” when NY Rangers players were entering the ice.

Richard Huna (L) of HC Slovan vies for the puck with Stu Bickel (R) of New York Rangers during the NHL Premiere Challenge friendly match between HC Slovan Bratislava and New York Rangers on 2. October 2011 in Bratislava Slovakia.

Ivan Datelinka (R) of HC Slovan vies for the puck with Brandon Prust (L) of New York Rangers during the NHL Premiere Challenge friendly match between HC Slovan Bratislava and New York Rangers on 2. October 2011 in Bratislava Slovakia.

Lukas Bohunicky (C) of HC Slovan fights with Brian Boyle (R) of New York Rangers during the NHL Premiere Challenge friendly match between HC Slovan Bratislava and New York Rangers on 2. October 2011 in Bratislava Slovakia.

Players of HC Slovan after scoring the opening goal during the NHL Premiere Challenge friendly match between HC Slovan Bratislava and New York Rangers on 2. October 2011 in Bratislava Slovakia.

Ivan Svarny (L) of HC Slovan vies for the puck with Ryan Callahan (R) of New York Rangers during the NHL Premiere Challenge friendly match between HC Slovan Bratislava and New York Rangers on 2. October 2011 in Bratislava Slovakia.

Brandon Dubinsky (L) New York Rangers vies for the puck with Martin Stajnoch (R) of HC Slovan of during the friendly match between HC Slovan Bratislava and New York Rangers on 2. October 2011 in Bratislava Slovakia.

Michal Macho (L) and Miroslav Satan (2ndR) of HC Slovan vie for the puck with Brandon Dubinsky (2ndL) and Ryan Callahan (R) of New York Rangers during the NHL Premiere Challenge friendly match between HC Slovan Bratislava and New York Rangers on 2. October 2011 in Bratislava Slovakia.

Jan Lipiansky (L) of HC Slovan vies for the puck with Brad Richards (R) of New York Rangers during the NHL Premiere Challenge friendly match between HC Slovan Bratislava and New York Rangers on 2. October 2011 in Bratislava Slovakia.

David Skokan (bottom) of HC Slovan vies for the puck with Marian Gaborik (top) of New York Rangers during the NHL Premiere Challenge friendly match between HC Slovan Bratislava and New York Rangers on 2. October 2011 in Bratislava Slovakia.

Lukas Bohunicky (L) and Branislav Konrad (R) of HC Slovan vie for the puck with Erik Christensen (C) of New York Rangers during the NHL Premiere Challenge friendly match between HC Slovan Bratislava and New York Rangers on 2. October 2011 in Bratislava Slovakia.

Stu Bickel (L) and goalie Henrik Lundqvist (R) of New York Rangers vie for the puck with Libor Hudacek (C) of HC Slovan during the NHL Premiere Challenge friendly match between HC Slovan Bratislava and New York Rangers on 2. October 2011 in Bratislava Slovakia.

Mats Zuccarello (2ndR) of New York Rangers celebrates with his teammates after he scored their 1-1 equalizer during the NHL Premiere Challenge friendly match between HC Slovan Bratislava and New York Rangers on 2. October 2011 in Bratislava Slovakia.

Tomas Bulik (L) of HC Slovan vies for the puck with goalie Henrik Lundqvist (R) of New York Rangers during the NHL Premiere Challenge friendly match between HC Slovan Bratislava and New York Rangers on 2. October 2011 in Bratislava Slovakia.

Michael De Zotto (L) of New York Rangers vies for the puck with Andrej Kudrna (R) of HC Slovan during the NHL Premiere Challenge friendly match between HC Slovan Bratislava and New York Rangers on 2. October 2011 in Bratislava Slovakia.

Michael De Zotto (top) and Steve Eminger (middle) of New York Rangers vie for the puck with Roman Kukumberg (bottom) of HC Slovan during the NHL Premiere Challenge friendly match between HC Slovan Bratislava and New York Rangers on 2. October 2011 in Bratislava Slovakia.

Tomas Bulik (L) of HC Slovan vies for the puck with Ryan McDonagh (R) of New York Rangers during the NHL Premiere Challenge friendly match between HC Slovan Bratislava and New York Rangers on 2. October 2011 in Bratislava Slovakia.

Goalie Henrik Lundqvist (L) of New York Rangers celebrates with his teammates Mike Rupp (C) and Artem Anisimov (R) after they won the NHL Premiere Challenge friendly match between HC Slovan Bratislava and New York Rangers on 2. October 2011 in Bratislava Slovakia.