Post-game notes, quotes


From the Rangers:


January 2, 2010 – New York Rangers 1, Carolina Hurricanes 2 OT (Game #41, Home #21)

* The Rangers were defeated by the Carolina Hurricanes, 2-1, in overtime today at Madison Square Garden in the second game of their home-and-home set.

* The Blueshirts are now 19-17-5 (43 pts.) on the season, including an 8-10-3 mark at home; the Rangers have recorded points in seven of their last eight games (5-1-2).

* Marian Gaborik tallied the game-tying goal at 9:08 of the third period; he has now recorded four goals and 10 points in the last eight games.

* Brandon Dubinsky recorded one assist and a game-high six shots in 23:49 of icetime; he has now tallied seven points (four goals and three assists) in the last six games, and is one point shy of 100 career NHL points.

* Erik Christensen notched one assist and won a team-high 11 of 17 (65%) faceoffs; he tallied three points (one goal and two assists) in the home-and-home set against Carolina.

* Captain Chris Drury blocked a season-high, six shots; Michael Del Zotto delivered a team-high five hits.

* Henrik Lundqvist turned aside 17 shots while making his 15th straight start, one shy of his career-high; he has now held opponents to two or fewer goals in 11 of the last 14 games.

* The Rangers return to action on Jan. 4, when they will face-off against the Boston Bruins at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m.), in an Original Six matchup; prior to the game, the team’s morning skate is scheduled for 10:40 a.m. at the MSG Training Center; the Blueshirts defeated the Bruins, 1-0, in their first meeting of the season on Nov. 1; the game will be televised live on MSG Network and can be heard on 1050 ESPN Radio.


John Tortorella on getting opportunities… “I thought we generated offense. I thought some of our best chances we shot wide, let alone the four or five posts we hit. We have to start to…we can’t be satisfied with generating scoring chances. We have to start scoring goals. We defend again. We held them to single digits chances against. It is something we have worked on. We generate some offense but we simply don’t score. You try to stay patient but the bottom line is that we have to start scoring in these type of games. We lose a point because we simply don’t bury a couple of our chances. It shouldn’t be going into overtime.”

Marian Gaborik on today’s game… “We have to be stronger. We have an edge in every game if it goes to the power play. We played hard, we played physical. We definitely outplayed them. It’s just too bad this was the outcome.”

Henrik Lundqvist on today’s game… “It’s a fast game and the difference between winning and losing is so small. Today, we could have killed this game but we didn’t. It’s definitely frustrating not to win this hockey game.”

More quotes to come later.

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  1. MAKO says "Dru is Dru is DRUAPALOOZA!!" on


    As long as I can RRRRRRRRRRRRRRoll my “RRRRRRRRRRR’s” I’ll do quite well…

  2. I was at the 6-0 beat down the Flyers game us… then a win against a crappy team, just to lose to them the next game.

    I’m done wasting energy complaining about stuff we’ve all said a million times. We know what we have, if we keep on being surprised… well SHAME ON US.

  3. Linda : CALLY'S AN OLYMPIAN!! on

    Vinny, that is soooooo true. We complain about the same things over and over. We THINK someone will have the testicular fortitude to change things around the team but noone does. More of the same. I guess we are insane. I don’t think we’re surprised anymore, this crap has been going on for years! We’re like addicts. We know its bad for us but we keep coming back.

  4. Linda : CALLY'S AN OLYMPIAN!! on

    mako, too bad you dont do the facebook stuff anymore, major comedy on mine right now!

  5. Linda : CALLY'S AN OLYMPIAN!! on

    Linda WOOO HOOOO the problem is fixed,and I did it on my own! I AM SOOOOOOOO CLUTCH!!!!!!
    22 minutes ago Only Friends · Comment ·LikeUnlike

    Don You go Drury! :D
    18 minutes ago ·


    he called me drury, freakin hilarious

  6. Apparently the word from management today was to make Chris Drury feel better about himself and to try to convince the fans that he actually is a good player and leader. Unfortunately for management, the fans aren’t blind.
    No matter how often they glorify every pass he makes or goal he doesn’t quite get, Drury has dragged this team to the depths of the conference, and is absolutely incapable of picking the team up. Enough with the “intangibles” baloney. When your head coach says in the press conference he has no idea what to do, it’s over.

  7. MAKO says "Dru is Dru is DRUAPALOOZA!!" on

    Sorry Linda…

    I know. Maybe I’ll create another one soon….

  8. Linda : CALLY'S AN OLYMPIAN!! on

    ok it’s quiet in here so here’s something kinda funny:

    The Pasta Diet and Your Health


    1.. You walka pasta da bakery.

    2.. You walka pasta da candy store.

    3.. You walka pasta da Ice Cream shop.

    4.. You walka pasta da table and fridge.

    You will lose weight!



    For those of you who watch what you eat,
    here’s the final word on nutrition and health.
    It’s a relief to know the truth
    after all those conflicting
    nutritional studies.

    1. The Japanese eat very little fat
    and suffer fewer heart attacks than

    2. The Mexicans eat a lot of fat
    and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.

    3. The Chinese drink very little red wine
    and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.

    4. The Italians drink a lot of red wine
    and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.

    5. The Germans drink a lot of beers and eat lots of sausages and fats
    and suffer fewer heart attacks than Americans.


    Eat and drink what you like.
    Speaking English is apparently what kills you.

  9. MAKO says "Dru is Dru is DRUAPALOOZA!!" on

    LMAO Linda!!! That was a most excellent post! You are very clutch!

    Where is our nightly posting by Captain “MonotonewiththeAmbienIVdripChewToy” Excellent

  10. The announcers today made me want to vomit Drury.
    The MSG “spin machine” in full color.

  11. MDZ monster first period, nice. We have rather large group of forwards who have stone hands or can’t hit the ocean from the beach. Drury,Avery,HIGGINS,Kotalik,Voros,Boyle,Brash…

  12. MAKO says "Dru is Dru is DRUAPALOOZA!!" on


    Are you saying that Sather is bat$h!t enough to re-sign him?

  13. Linda : CALLY'S AN OLYMPIAN!! on

    lmao @ BATSHIP!!!!!

    Staal, this was probably the first time I heard the drury lovefest all game long, from all of them, and it was stomach turning to say the least! Are we all supposed to sit in front of the tv or computer and go “OOOOOOOOOOOHMMMMMM OOOOOOOOOOOOOOHM” and allowed ourselves to be brainwashed?? NOT THIS CHICK

    And see ORR, Nicky Z was smarted then anyone gave him credit for!

  14. MAKO says "Dru is Dru is DRUAPALOOZA!!" on

    I really would have loved to have seen Nikky Z with Gabby….

  15. I was at this afternoons game and let me tell you if games were decide on how many times one can hit the post, the Rangers would of won todays match hands down. Redden was rotten, Rozy was Dozy, and Drury was nowhere to be found, oh wait a minute I remember watching him fling pucks over the glass during warmups, now if he could only focus on being a captain. Kotalik seemed to practice more on his skating maneuvers than on shooting the puck.

  16. MAKO

    I know. It was the one thing i looked forward to all summer long. Z-Dubi-Gabby

    Instead, we get garbage.

    Z should have been re-signed. You never know, he might have had great chemistry with Gabby. Id rather him get that money instead of Kotalgeek. That’s for sure.

  17. yea zherdev is a real genius playing in russia. those mild winters make it so attractive and the kidnapping of wealthy guys is also something to like about the place/ how about the medical care ask cherapanov how that worked out?

    zherdev is a tease like balej, and about 20 other wimps that moron hockey fans get mesmerized by.

    kinda like Carr(i think that is his name), blonde fast skater who played for the rangers in the 70’s and the kings. i think gene carr, a earlier version of rico fata…….

  18. MAKO says "Dru is Dru is DRUAPALOOZA!!" on


    I *CAN* understand the signing of Kotalik… But Brashear no. There has to be a reason why BJ gave up on him and the Rangers didnt resign him… Again. I would have talked to his agent to give him another chance if I knew him and Gabby would have played together & made some noise…. Oh well…

  19. the disappearing act that zherdev had at the end of last season would make houdini proud. the guy will do well over in europe where they do not hit…

    he avoids contact at all costs…..

  20. I say (once again!) that this team has zero capabilities when it comes to a passing game…totally nonexistent.

    Dumping the puck into the Canes zone from deep in their own end and then wandering around watching the Canes mount one unobstructed attack after another, and the final score was inevitable. It looked like a perpetual penalty kill.

    These guys can neither throw a pass, nor receive one. They’re below ECHL abilities.

    Their improvement ( if any) has been microscopic in
    the execution of basic plays and skills. The junior teams look superior to them in hockey smarts and abilities.

    This feels like early August during last season’s Mets

  21. Stuart

    You are so right about Gene Carr – another of the Rangers fabled “can’t miss kids”………….they seem to have a longer history of these types than any other single team in the league. He could skate like lightning, but turns out that’s ALL he could do.

  22. Zherdev has 9 goals, 16 points and 65 PIMS in 33 games this year…he’s gettin a little feisty huh?

  23. Stuart you are right the NYR history is over-paid and soft. A few tough teams since I have been watching ’74. A couple of tough in their prime players who lasted more than a couple of years, for over 35 years of watching. Graves and Bueke fit the bill and that it’s. It is unbelievable, the ownership doesn’t care if we win or lose, that’s why Sather still has a job. I love this team and we have had some heart players like johnstone, mcphee,kisio,pavelich,hedberg,granato,sanstrom,leetch,erixson but the no-hearts list is endless. Anybody notice our heart players are small. It would have been nice to have some guys like Wendel Clarke,Toccect,Nystrom,O’Reilly,Jonathan,Roberts,Robinson,Salming. The only reason the history of this club is at all ok is we have had for the most part excellent goalies, who should sue the Rangers for lack of support and medical bills.

  24. The other thing the organization does to keep us on a leash is to bring in stars waaay past their primes and ruin any ability to build the right way. Dionne,LeFleur,Gretzy,Espo(somewhat but overpaid)Lindros,Gauvermont,Paimont,Hodge,Anderson,Valieri Kaminski,Brashear,McCarthy,Kurri,McSorley,Churla,Luke R,Lowe,ect… That wouldn’t be bad if we just gave our draft picks but we gave young talent away. The draft picks especially our #1 are reason for a future rant.

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