Brunch on ice


Couple of reasons why the Bruins game matters.

The Rangers have won their last two against teams that weren’t really good barometers. After such a long drought, being able to actually score again was a good sign, but the Bruins represent the kind of challenge John Tortorella said he welcomes.

“I think it’s a good time for us to face them,” Tortorella said. “I know thy fought it a little bit of late but they’re one of the best teams in the National Hocky League let alone just the East. Afternoon game, national TV game — I think it’s a good setup for us. We have a couple practice days here and let’s see where we stand.”

So far, Tortorella has not moved the lines around all that much. He doesn’t like to give a lot of clues as to his thinking there, but he said Nik Antropov will stay on right wing. If anyone can be moved to center, Tortorella said Brandon Dubinsky was an option.

The Rangers are 0-5 in afternoon games, but Tortorella said none of it matters, afternoon games are fun! See if he can impart that to the rest of the team.

Lastly, don’t forget to move those clocks forward. For those of you who normally sleep til noon, doing so Sunday means you’ll miss the first two periods.

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  1. jerkins perkins(mike in ia) on

    anybody able to watch the sharks game? its not broadcasting on gamecenter or atdhe. im able to watch ufc 96 but not hockey. amazing. oh this guy pete sell, a new yorker just got his ass beat down hard by this dude matt brown. good fight but felt bad for the new yorker. oh well, at least we got phil baroni and matt serra

  2. jerkins perkins(mike in ia) on

    jane- who is the guy below you josh thomson? ive seen his pic here when sam still ran the blog. does he just go get carps mornin coffee or pick up his drycleaning? i dont think ive ever seen him post anything. also- it says hes 26. does he age in human years? hes been 26 for like 3 years now

  3. jerkins perkins(mike in ia) on

    yea serras a dick, dont like him, but he is a fellow long islander. hes better than gsp though, god i hate his frennch canadian punk ass. lol gabriel gonzagas got danzig as his theme music

  4. LOL guinea – i feel l like a rodent if I type that LOL

    Has CroCop fought after he was KO’d by Gonzaga? I dont think so?

  5. jerkins perkins(mike in ia) on

    wow jane your a rollerderby chick huh? u must be tough lol. that has to be the funniest sport ive seen besides that crazy japanese extreme sports show.

  6. jerkins perkins(mike in ia) on

    MAKO- i bet you everyone else on this blog probably paid to watch this. thats why were the only ones here.

  7. hahahaha yep ur probably right. i use for all the UFC fights – it redirects to

  8. jerkins perkins(mike in ia) on

    cmon i wanna see jardine fight rampage already. i got my 3 yr. old daughter here all hopped up on sour patch kids and crazy kid energy right now jumpin on my bed!!! i just bought the zombie game left4 dead on 360 but cant play!!! this kids got me watchin bee movie damnit. i cant complain though i got to watch ufc online. hey mako- u play 360 or ps3? i just preordered resident evil 5. cant wait for that one

  9. jerkins perkins(mike in ia) on

    oh hell yea mako- u gotta get one man. at least when u do you got all the good gams already out to buy. i trade n sell at gamestop. good system i got goin where i buy a used game and return it within 7 days and get a new one. its like being able to play as many games as you want and then before 7 days is up u can get your money back. it beats rentin them for 5 bucks at the video store for 2 days. anyway keith jardine looks kinda like woody harrelson on roids! or maybe its just the fuzzy reception on my pc

  10. jerkins perkins(mike in ia) on

    mako- nhl 09 i had to buy thoughts awesome on 360!!! i also bought gears of war 2 and cod 5. my buddy who works at gamestop hooks me up with games that he gets for half off so i know if i should buy it. oh my god whos got the bourne identity theme song as their intro??? ohh its crazy woody harrelson on roids

  11. I will not be observing daylight savings time this season….
    Tomorrows game is at 11:30

  12. jerkins perkins(mike in ia) on

    jardine is the goofiest damn fighter ive ever seen. how did he ever beat liddel???

  13. jerkins perkins(mike in ia) on

    lol keith sardine!!!! he fought like a gimpy sardine!! damn rampage is crazy callin out rashad sayin more black on black crime!!!!

  14. jerkins perkins(mike in ia) on

    id like to see colton orr fight rampage. rampage would win but it would be interesting!!. then again if rampage was on ice or would prob knock his ass out

  15. jerkins perkins(mike in ia) on

    im out. i’ll be here at 2 tommorow. gotta work but i’ll be prayin for us cuz we need it!!! later mr mako

  16. You know things are bad when the only place you find out about the clocks changing is the Rangers Report.

  17. Can someone tell the Garden not to play that stupid BOSTON song? Especially when we play BOSTON!!!!

  18. I heard last night on Hockey night Live that Torts put the Rangers on notice for todays game. That the last nationally televised game on NBC, the Rangers were embarassed by the Flyers.That was the game played after Colton Orr’s wedding the day before. They were rumors the Rangers were out late partying. No one has ever confirmed or denied the rumor.

  19. Carp, a favor if you would please. Could you quiz someone at MGS as to why they have, as of about the 1st of the year, blacked out their HD braodcasts on DirecTV MSG channel 634 & 635 feeds and the feeds through NHL Center Ice? The non-HD broadcasts come through, but the HD channels come up as blacked out. The person I talked to at DirecTV claim that they, DirecTV, have nothing to do with the change. They said they are just a conduit passing through what is available to them. I guess I’m just spoiled, but I really do miss the games in HD. Thanks

  20. NICDIP….I am guessing that you do not live in the state of New York ?> I am in NY and the MSG HD works just fine on directv

  21. Looking forward to this game. We’ll get to see where we really stand.

    Lets go Rangers!

  22. jerkins perkins(mike in ia) on

    nicdip- i had same problem and i live in iowa. msg doesnt give a crapabout out of state fans. i sometimes would have to wait for rangers in 60 to watch because all feeds were blacked out.

    paul- that would explain the piss poor effort they showed that game. if thats true then i wont be mad if they dont make the playoffs. i actually hope they miss them if theyre gonna act like kids and not take their jobs which they get paid alot of money to do seriously. you can tell chris drury “yea chris that was the 2 points that couldve gotten you in the playoffs but you guys decided to get wasted and embarrased at msg”. if its not true, well i take it back

  23. jerkins perkins(mike in ia) on

    but i can understand how the fans that go to games fel if they pay alot of money to go and see their favorite team, an original 6 team, get embarrased on national tv. while we all watch and spend so much time invensted in this team and they act like frat boys. hey its ok to have fun and all that but not before a big game.

  24. Dubi or not Dubi on

    On a similar note, Jerkins, the only game I have been to this year was Howell/Bathgate night. I almost didn’t want to stay for the game because of how much I dislike half of the players on this team. I’m happy Torts is in, but two of the three letter-bearers are embarrassments to the jersey that we all love. What this means to me is that it’s really on Sather, as it always has been and will be until he gets brought up on charges or kicks the bucket…

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