Belated post-game notes


From the NYR:

November 14, 2009 – New York Rangers 2, Ottawa Senators 1 (SO) (Game #20, Road #11)
* The Blueshirts defeated the Ottawa Senators, 2-1, in the shootout today at Scotiabank Place; it was the Rangers first shootout of the season.
* The Rangers improved to 11-8-1 overall, including a 5-5-1 mark on the road.
* New York is now 2-0-0 against Ottawa this season, having won 5-2 over the Senators in their home opener on Oct. 3 at MSG; the Rangers have now won their last two games at Scotiabank Place, dating back to last season.
* After falling behind early in the second period, Vinny Prospal tallied a shorthanded goal later in the frame to tie the score at one goal apiece; it was the Rangers third shorthanded goal of the season, and first since Dan Girardi’s shorthanded tally on Oct. 11.
* The Rangers’ three shorthanded goals tied them for second in the league, one behind Ottawa (four) and tied with Florida, Columbus, Atlanta, and Colorado.
* Henrik Lundqvist made 35 saves and stopped five of seven shootout attempts to record his ninth win of the season; he improved his career shootout record to 19-12 with a .781% (100-128) save percentage.
* Vinny Prospal finished with one goal and a game-high seven shots in 22:59 of icetime; he also converted his shootout attempt and won a team-high 13 faceoffs (13-24, 54%).
* Marian Gaborik recorded the only assist on Prospal’s shorthanded tally to extend his assist/point streak to four games (two goals and six points); he currently ranks second in the league in scoring with  25 points.
* P.A. Parenteau notched the game-deciding goal in the seventh round of the shootout and logged 14:14 of icetime after being recalled from Hartford (AHL) yesterday.
* Ales Kotalik converted his shootout attempt, and now owns a 53.8% (21-39) success rate all-time in shootouts.
* The Blueshirts practice schedule for tomorrow, November 15, is 12:00 p.m. at the MSG Training Center.
* The Rangers return to action on Tuesday, November 17, when they will face-off against the Washington Capitals at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m.); the game will be nationally televised on Versus.

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  1. Geez, carp, not good radio? Where were you? I didn’t know there was football to be covered in Kazakhstan..

  2. I’m concerned about Staal, his confidence is down. I hope it’s just a learning curve.

    I liked that they responded well, it never looked like they were out… Hank, of course is the main reason for 2 points.

  3. Staal was just plain bad today. Was he up too late last night? But Avery and Higgins actually played well, which is a plus. And Hank didn’t let another backup goalie beat him.

  4. “Vinny Prospal -tallied- a shorthanded goal later in the -frame- to tie the score at one goal apiece; it was the Rangers third shorthanded goal of the season, and first since Dan Girardi’s shorthanded -tally- on Oct. 11”

    Carp, did Beninati write these notes?

  5. And This One Will Last A Lifetime on

    Parenteau scoring the game winner in OT with his folks and family in attendance…reality beats Hollywood everytime!

  6. Nah, Beninati would say “understrength marker” rather than “shorthanded goal”.

    Entirely predictable, but Don Cherry just ripped Fred Sjostrom for supposedly getting out of the way of a point shot when on the PK (the less than hidden subtext: Swedes don’t block shots). Is this the same Sjostrom that most certainly blocked shots for the league-leading Rangers PK last year?

    Gotta laugh at the Leafs celebrating “80s night” at the game tonight. That’s like the Rangers holding “1998-2005 night” at MSG.

  7. ilb, I meant that shootouts on the radio aren’t very good … all due respect to play-by-play man Joe Tolleson and Dave Maloney. The suspense is in waiting for those guys to describe it. It just doesn’t translate well to radio, that’s all.

    And, no, not Kazakhstan. LeGrangeville.

  8. Carp, of course, LeGrangeville. Which is right next to Uzbekistan.

    Brian McGratton needs a new nose. Again. I think Peters broke the old one a few years ago. Brian, whatever you do, stay away from Rosen’s designer

  9. Don Cherry’s outfit would look good on my dogs this past Halloween. Scratch that, too much pink. My doggies are boys.

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