Monthly Archives: November, 2009

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58 Post-game notes, quotes

From the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES AND QUOTES November 30, 2009 – New York Rangers 2, Pittsburgh Penguins 5 (Game #27, Home #13) The Rangers were defeated by the Pittsburgh Penguins, 5-2, in front of a sold-out crowd (18,200) at Madison Square Garden. New York have sold out…

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425 Gamer, Penguins-Rangers II

First the news. Sean Avery will play on the No. 1 line with Gaborik and Prospal. Question: What took so long? Enver Lisin will be prucha’d apparently. Donald Brashear on the third line. Question: Why? Henrik Lundqvist in goal. Biggest question: Which line would John Tortorella trust to play man-up…

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148 Sid and the Pens, Round 2

Well, at least they won’t be giving away Penguins hats tonight (although they probably would if somebody offered them enough money). To review: The Rangers have one regulation victory and two skills competition victories in their last nine games, and in that one regulation victory they scored seven goals and…

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75 Cooke sits for two

Pittsburgh’s Matt Cooke won’t be on the ice tomorrow at the Garden. He was suspended two games for his cheaphot on Artem Anismov Saturday in Pittsburgh. Here’s the official announcement from NHL.com.

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168 Another debacle

Good afternoon from the Carrier Dome. Nice game last night, huh? Nice road trip. Nice 3-in-4. Nice back-to-backs. Are these guys not in the kind of condition they claimed to have been in when the season began? Or were they just outclassed? No doubt, the Rangers do not have the…

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83 Post-game notes

From the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES November 28, 2009 – New York Rangers 3, Pittsburgh Penguins 8 (Game #26, Road #14) * The Blueshirts were defeated by the Pittsburgh Penguins, 8-3, tonight at Mellon Arena to drop to 13-12-1 overall, including a 6-7-1 mark on the road. *…

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410 Gamer, Rangers-Penguins

Hi all. Been busy with football all day in the Carrier Dome. Sorry. Got to turn my focus to Mellon Arena, or the Igloo. So here’s a blank slate for you. Lundqvist is not expected to play tonight, and Brian Boyle might get prucha’d. Here are tonight’s pregame notes. Enjoy.…

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68 Back to back

Little time for whining about last night, not with the defending champs awaiting in a home-and-home. But … 1) You want positives. OK, the young guys are getting great experience. Del Zotto is even getting more physical every game. Sanguinetti didn’t look out of place. One of the goals was…

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65 Post-game notes

From the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES November 27, 2009 – New York Rangers 1, Tampa Bay 5 (Game #25, Road #13) * The Blueshirts were defeated by the Tampa Bay Lightning, 5-1, tonight at St. Pete Times Forum. * The Rangers dropped to 13-11-1 overall, including a 6-6-1…

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226 Gamer, Rangers-Lightning

Never liked those singular names. Ought to be Lightnings. Or Lightning Bolts. Or Lightning Strikes. Or just Bolts. Or whatever. Anyway, here was my checklist for today: Get up, blog, go to office, drive to Syracuse, survive that (despite rain and sleet and some snow), check into hotel before 7:30,…

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85 Game day, at Tampa

The Rangers had their Thanksgiving dinner in Tampa. Tonight some of them go for a little revenge for desert. I’m not sure there’s really any motivation for coaches and players returning to play their old teams. But in this case, John Tortorella was fired by the Lightning after winning a…

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124 Happy Thanksgiving!

It’s been a tough year on a lot of people, but still most of us should count our blessings. I know I’m thankful for something completely out of the blue. My friend Sam Weinman left for greener pastures in January, and I “temporarily” took over this blog. It was a…

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44 Post-game notes

from the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES November 25, 2009 – New York Rangers 2, Florida Panthers 1 (SO) (Game #24, Road #12) * The Blueshirts defeated the Florida Panthers, 2-1, in the shootout tonight at BankAtlantic Center; it was the Rangers second straight shootout victory on the road.…

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327 Rangers-Panthers gamer

OK, so here’s the news, for those who get their boxers in a bunch when I do anything that isn’t news: Capt. Drury is in the lineup tonight. Kotalik, who got banged up Monday, is out. Lundqvist is in goal. Here are tonight’s pregame notes. Not enough? Tough. Go read…

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73 Sunrise follies

Does anybody else think about the “Leetch-wing lock” employed once upon a time by coach Muckler, when the Rangers play in Sunrise? I do. That is always my first thought when the Rangers play there (I have different memories of when the Panthers played at Miami Arena, in one of…

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148 Rangers-BJs in review

You all know not to get too excited over those seven straight goals, right? You know that in the course of an 82-game season every team will have a couple of games like that, even your Rangers, right? You understand that the BJs goalies stunk, that everything went in. That…

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87 Post-game notes, quotes

From the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES AND QUOTES Nov. 23, 2009 – New York Rangers 7, Columbus Blue Jackets 4 (Game #23, Home #12) Click here for the official game summary and event summary. The Rangers defeated the Columbus Blue Jackets, 7-4, in front of a sold-out crowd…

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484 Columbus Day

Or night. Here’s your game thread. ————————————- Though we are sometimes critical (sometimes?) of the on-ice work the Rangers do, we are never disappointed with what they do off the ice. Here’s another example of the organization’s good-heartedness. There was just a feature on it during the pregame show on…

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166 Game day

So the Blue Jackets come to town, in what should be one of the softer games in this stretch of five in eight nights, six in 10. Should be. But Columbus is 6-1-3 in its last 10, which looks good on paper. The one loss was 9-1 to Detroit. Five…

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164 Good morning at 1 p.m.

Hi everybody. Sleep well? I did. Just got up, after getting home from Kingston at 2 a.m. and being all coffee-d up on the ride home. I know none of you ever go to bed after midnight, so you don’t know what I’m talking about. So I saw some of…

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