Post-game notes, quotes


From the NYR:

 November 12, 2009 – New York Rangers 3, Atlanta Thrashers 5 (Game #19, Home #9) 
Click here for the official game summary and event summary.
  The Rangers were defeated by the Atlanta Thrashers, 5-3, in front of a sold-out crowd (18,200) at Madison Square Garden to drop to 10-8-1 (21 pts.) on the season and 6-3-0 at home.
New York have sold out 165 consecutive regular season games, dating back to Nov. 5, 2005 against New Jersey; the last regular season non-sellout was Oct. 31, 2005 vs. Montreal (17,697); including the playoffs, the Rangers sellout streak is now at 179 games.
The Rangers are 14-4-0 in their last 18 regular season games at MSG, and have out-scored their opponents, 63-36, during the stretch.
New York out-shot Atlanta, 36-27, including an 18-5 advantage in the third period; the Rangers 18 shots in the final frame marked a season-high for shots in a single period.
Marian Gaborik registered his eighth multi-point effort on the season with one goal and one assist, and led all skaters with seven shots in 26:02 of icetime; he has recorded a point in 15 of 17 games this season, including seven goals and 12 points in his last eight contests.
Michael Del Zotto and Ales Kotalik each recorded two assists for the Rangers, including one power play assist apiece.
Donald Brashear skated in his 1,000th NHL game; he made his NHL debut on Nov. 15, 1993 at Ottawa.
Rookie center Artem Anisimov tallied the Rangers first goal at 4:08 of the first period, and won 10 of 15 (67%) faceoffs; Brian Boyle closed New York’s scoring with his second of the season at 6:18 of the third period.
Christopher Higgins recorded an assist on Boyle’s third period goal while skating in his 300th NHL game; he now has three points (two goals and one assist) in the last four games.
Vinny Prospal led all skaters with 27:52 of icetime and 20 faceoff wins; Ryan Callahan delivered a team-high six hits.
The Rangers practice schedule for tomorrow, Nov. 13, is 12:00 p.m. at the MSG Training Center.
The Rangers return to action on Saturday, Nov. 14, when they will face-off against the Ottawa Senators at Scotiabank Place (2:00 p.m.), in a matinee matchup; the game will be televised live on MSG Network and can be heard on 1050 ESPN Radio.
Post-game quotes
John Tortorella on the team’s play after not playing for four nights…  “I think you just work yourself out of it.  Again, it is something all coaches and all teams try to figure out how to get through that part, just fighting through the staleness you have a little bit after a trip like that.  By no means is it an excuse but it happens.  It happens to teams.  I thought we worked through it.  I thought we played a really good third period.
 Henrik Lundqvist on giving up the early goal… “We get a good start and they put it in the net.  After that, we regrouped pretty well.  It is tough to let in a goal like that right away…you get on your heels.  We were 1-1 after the first.  What killed us was the last five minutes of the second period.  We played a great third period.  The guys played really hard.  We hit the post a couple of times.  It was close, but it just wasn’t enough tonight.”
 Ryan Callahan on playing without Chris Drury and Brandon Dubinsky… “Obviously they are big players for our PKs (penalty kills).  Some of our guys stepped up and guys did good on the PK (penalty kill), but we have to stay out of the box.”

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    They get away with their corrupt practices!

    America needs fans like European football fans. While I’m not advocating this, I think it’s wrong and despicable, referees over there get killed when they cheat teams.

    I just want their lives to be altered for their continuous agenda.

    This guy got his home and secondary job’s address given out. He got banned from future UEFA matches.

    There needs to be consequences for these sick inhumane things we call referees.

  2. This team never plays 60 minutes of hockey. They take shifts off night after night. Until they learn to play a complete game they will go nowhere.

  3. let’s face it guys- this team will NEVER be a real contender for anything when you have 2 players who are dead weight (Drury, Rozsival) and an average D-Man making elite money (Redden) taking up $18.5 million of a $56 million salary cap

    think about it: after you take out the cap space for those 3 clowns, it’s basically like we have a $37.5 million payroll…then take away the $14.5 million for Gaborik and Henrik (who are both worth it) and YOU ONLY HAVE $23 MILLION to put together the rest of a NHL roster

    and we expect that roster to contend for something?

    as long as we have the Drury/Rozsival/Redden contracts killing our cap space, we will be stuck in an endless cycle of mediocrity…a more offensive and entertaining version under Torts, but still mediocre nontheless


  4. I feel much better releasing my anger.

    Does anyone else think that hit on Cally could have or should have been a 5 minute major?

  5. Excellent way to look at things Rich. I never thought of the cap situation it like that before. Its very true though.

    the day(s) that sather steps down, drury/redden/rosival are off their books, are the the days that i will celebrate mightily.

    geez those contracts are so bad…one other quick thing…i am starting to think that dubinsky is overpaid. sather had him over a barrel all summer, then all of a sudden out of nowhere he caves and gives into to dubinsky’s demands. what the heck was that all about?

  6. onecupin69yearsand counting on

    how many games before they go golfing or whatever?
    This team and torts have more excuses than a class of 2nd graders.

  7. Izzy, how was barfing?

    That hit on Callahan was boarding. And MDZ did deserve unsportsmanlike, hate to say it. Was very close to me, he looked like he was dancing bachata. He needs to learn. I’m afraid that was the best move by defense all night….

  8. I love how they always mention the sellout. I know the tickets are sold, but come on, the lower levels look 75% full on TV

  9. onecupin69yearsand counting on

    Dolan is ruining, no has has ruined the rangers and knicks.
    There is no light at the and of the tunnel. its a disgrace.

  10. Carp, next time I will bring you your seltzer. I thought of doing it tonite, but reconsidered. Now, I feel that maybe if I did, they would’ve won. Listen, if that is a good charm, you’ll never be thirsty. Geez, can it be at least diet soda?

  11. Izzy Mandlebaum on

    Barfing brought up an unpleasant memory… Supper.

    Ah, the sellout. This is what keeps Sather employed. Doesn’t matter if the seat is occupied, as long as it is sold. As long as there are sellouts, Sather stays employed. He has to die in order to be removed. Dolan doesn’t care about the Rangers, as long as they continue to sell out. He’s busy ruining the Knicks for yet another year.

    So there is your choice- Sather dies, or Dolan dies. Wait for it…

  12. Blargh! CTBlueshirt got upgraded to great seats tonight. CTBlueshirt felt it was worth incurring the wife’s wrath of staying out late after the first 2 frames. At least my mancrush scored (Gaborik).

  13. most penalized team in the nhl..

    how can that be???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

  14. ranger fans love to wallow in the misery. one cup in 69 yrs whatever loves to whine and whine and whine.

    they are not winning the cup this year but are young and moving in the right direction. unless you think over the last 40 yrs or more they have had guys like staal, girardi, del zotto, and gilroy, on d on a year in and year out basis!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    the loss of cherapanov hurts a ton. an elite talent gone… they have limited limited offensive weapons, they should give grachev some time………………………..

  15. Izzy Mandlebaum on


    They are not moving in the right direction- they are effectively in ninth place (Ask the Rodent). Staal, girardi, del zotto, and gilroy. That’s not your defense. You forgot Redden and Rozival, the 11 million dollar anchors.

    What in Holy Hell! Wake up and smell the broccoli. This team stinks. Look at their record. Torts isn’t getting them motivated. Sather has disappeared until the trade deadline. Dolan is crying in his beer about the Knicks. You say rangers to him and he thinks of Texas. If he thinks at all.

    Sooner or later, the fans will wise up to Sather’s imbecility and stop paying for this miserable excuse of a team.

    Fire Sather.
    Dolan- sell the team.

  16. “sickens my stomach!!!!”

    You gonna talk on the big white telephone?

    Drive the porcelain bus?

    Hugging John and Calling for Ralph?

    Screaming with Chunks?

    pray to the porcelain god.

    laugh at the carpet…

    Shout at your shoes.

    calling dragons.

    blow doughnuts

    technicolor yawn.

    liquidate your assets

    OK stringbean, it’s go time…

    Barf, earl, chunder, Buick, puke , retch, power boot, woof, spew.

    Talking to Ralphh!!!


  17. wicky229(take the "A" from cally and give it to sally!) on

    Ottawa wants some scoring help at forward, maybe we could talk them into PAP and higgy (not that he scores) or lisin (whom I like) for volchenkov to help our non physical d (will be an UFA at seasons end). We really need to be rid of rozy in a bad bad way.

    Thought it was brashears best game, sad that is the only thing that I can positively think of (cally actually looked like he cared about being hit from behind)!

    Night all!

  18. They played an OK game…we had good chances in the first and third periods…We carped out pants in the second and Hedberg was the difference.

    another thing i’ve noticed…there is always this “one time Ranger” guy on almost every team we play against. am i wrong?

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