Post-game notes


From the Rangers:

February 12, 2010 – New York Rangers 3, Pittsburgh Penguins 2 OT (Game #61, Road #29)

• The Blueshirts defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins, 3-2, in overtime tonight at Mellon Arena, the Rangers’ first win at Pittsburgh since a 4-3 overtime victory on Nov. 17, 2007.
• The Rangers improved to 27-27-7 (61 pts.) overall, including a 14-12-3 (31 pts.) mark in 29 road games this season.
• Forward Olli Jokinen notched the game-winning goal 1:02 into the overtime period, and assisted on the Rangers’ first goal of the game at 1:28 of the second period; Jokinen finished the contest with a game-high seven shots and registered a plus-two rating in 20:50 of icetime; he has now recorded seven points (two goals and five assists) in his last seven games, and five points (two goals and three assists) in five games as a Ranger.
• Henrik Lundqvist stopped 25 of 27 shots to improve to 24-22-6 overall, and 12-8-2 on the road this season; he has now held opponents to two or fewer goals in 23 of his last 30 games dating back to a 2-1 win at Buffalo on Dec. 5, posting a 13-12-5 record, along with a 2.31 goals against average, a .922 save percentage and one shutout over the span.
• New York out-shot Pittsburgh, 39-27, including a 28-15 advantage following the first period; the Rangers also held a 32-22 advantage in hits over the Penguins, and won 31-of-54 faceoffs (57%).
• Brandon Dubinsky notched the Rangers’ first goal of the game at 1:28 of the second period, and registered three hits in 21:25 of icetime; the Blueshirts improved to 8-1-1 in games when he notches a goal.
• Rangers Alternate Captain Vinny Prospal gave New York its first lead of the game with an even strength tally at 9:44 of the second period, and led all forwards with 22:30 of icetime; he has now registered 13 points (five goals and eight assists) and a plus-six rating in the last 13 games.
• Defenseman Michal Rozsival assisted on Jokinen’s overtime game-winner, recorded five shots and tied for the game-high with three blocked shots in 21:31 of icetime; he has now tallied 22 points (seven goals and 15 assists) in 34 career regular season games vs. Pittsburgh; the Rangers improved to 7-2-3 when Rozsival registers a points.
• Rangers Captain Chris Drury tallied the primary assist on Dubinsky’s second period goal, and he registered his first fighting major since Mar. 9, 2008 vs. Boston, a 1-0 shootout win at Madison Square Garden.
• Defenseman Wade Redden recorded one assist and a plus-two rating in 25:35 of icetime; he leads the Rangers with 23 assists, and ranks first among team defensemen with 27 points in 55 career regular season contests vs. Pittsburgh; New York has now posted a record of 6-2-0 when he tallies a point this season.
• Rookie forward Artem Anisimov collected one assist and won six-of-seven faceoffs (86%); he has now registered three points (two goals and one assist) in the last two games vs. Pittsburgh.
• The Rangers return to action on Sunday, Feb. 14, when they will face-off against the Tampa Bay Lightning at Madison Square Garden (1:00 p.m.), in their final game before the Olympic break; the game will be televised live on MSG Network and can be heard on 1050 ESPN Radio.

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  1. What a weird night. Must have been Friday The 13th (in australia) Drury fights a goon, Rangers win in OT.. kovi gets a one goal hat trick, devils score on a PP and 2 struggling teams win. Vegas lost a ton of cash tonight

  2. CRIMENY ! Cant they have subtitles or an interpreter for this guy? Only the French and French Canadians can understand what he’s saying.

  3. haha I love how the Canadians have to ask their general from Britain to announce the start of the olympics!

  4. Who needs Shelly? When you have Brusin’ Drusin’… You got him for free basically. Not a great pick up. But he did KO Orr

  5. That was complete BS that they let Cooke pound on Drury while on the ice, and the linesman did a Girardi impersonation as they looked on

  6. News on DZ
    didn’t notice if this was posted on the previous post:
    from Andrew Gross

    #NYRangers Michael Del Zotto needed 50 stitches to stitch laceration called much worse than Marian Gaborik’s. DZ: “It was pretty gross.”

  7. I thought Torts was gonna flip out when they called Blowzy for the penalty.

    Give him credit though, he acted like a true man should, and a good teammate should. That puss Girardi should take some notes.

    Eh, he’s getting dumped anyway, so who cares.

    And Blowzy still needs to get traded. Along with the usual.

  8. I’m so glad the P.A. announcer at the Garden isn’t obnoxious as the guy in Pittsburgh.

    I wish somebody had clobbered Matt Cooke for pounding on the Cap’n when he was down.

  9. Sather's WrapUp on

    Hello From Pittsburgh, Ranger Fans!

    Rangers win the last game at the Igloo. I heard that some local insurance company, The Sniffen Corporation, bought the naming rights to the new stadium. I think they’re going to call it the Sniffen-Gloo. Well, that explains the look on Crosby’s face…

    (singing) “Oh, We’ll have fun, fun, fun until Daddy takes the Garden awayyyyy” That’s Dolan’s new ringtone. Hey, Big Guy! Wha?! Whoa! Wait a minute… now don’t get all hopping mad like that! I know the last game wasn’t a sellout. How is it MY fault? It was a freakin’ blizzard! Well, you’re just gonna have to wait one more game to buy that diamond studded bath mat. You’re filthy rich, just be filthy for a while… (click) Putz!

    Keenan! C’mon in! Are you keeping an eye on Torts like I asked you to? You say HE was the one that told Dolan we didn’t get a sellout? Why that little twerp, I knew he was out for my job! Looks like I might be shopping for another coach. Mike, you know anyone that would be interested? Ewww, is that drool?

    Where’s Brashear? Brash, my Million Dollar Doorstop– I’m so sorry about the waivers- Now don’t get mad at me. If you want to beat on some one, it was all Torts idea. I’m sure gonna miss you helping me out here around the suite. Going anywhere I wanted you to go… Believe me, after you and I negotiated your contract, there wasn’t a day when I didn’t want to tell you where to go. Good bye, Brash, if there’s anything I can do to help…

    (riiiing) Hey, Shoney- Glennie here. Listen up! Brashear is on his way down to Hartford. I want you to give him plenty of work. NO! Not ice time- WORK! Make him clean up the locker room, sweep the bench, run the Zamboni between periods, wash the jerseys… I’m gonna get a million four out of him one way or another!

    Well, one more game before the Olympic break. The rosters are frozen so I can’t make any mistakes for a while. Pass the scotch, will ya?

    Uncle Glennie

  10. Do not bother me with comments on how she looks now, but dang kd lang sure has pipes and can sing! love her….

    RE: MDZ…ouch. 50! shite…that explains the blood I guess…hope he’s OK….guess that’s one good thing about the break….see you in March MDZ??

    Ta all….tomorrow (seriously!)

  11. more from Gross on DZ:

    Del Zotto, still clutching at his left rib cage which was heavily wrapped, said “I’ll see how I feel tomorrow. Right now, I don’t feel too good.” He needed 50 stitches total, 12 to close the internal wound and the the rest to sew up the gash. Evgeni Malkin’s skate cut right through his jersey and Del Zotto certain fretted about how close it came to his heart.

    “I thought maybe my ribs were bruised at first but I thought I’d take a check with my hand and I saw blood,” Del Zotto said. “I tried not to look at it. Apparently it was pretty gross. There was a lot of gauze, a lot of blood. I don’t feel good. It’s not one of my better days.”

  12. Redden is going to be the final torch bearer, I just know it … he’s such a flammer … perfect for this

  13. staal wart: While Dubi @1.7 is making $20731.71 each game or $56,666.66 a point, or $141,666.66 a goal.
    Don’t you see it??? Look how many 6’s there are!!! ORR hates Dubi cause he’s obviously been marked by the devil.

  14. Also, this txt made my night:

    “Did u hear dubi interview about sid between periods?… ‘You know. Hes such a little baby sometimes. whatever.'”

    My lil man rules.

  15. Just watched the game…

    Wow, that was one of the best games to watch all year, so physical and the refs let it all go for a change.

    It’s a shame they took this long to play with that desperation but they’re gonna need to play like that the rest of the year to get into the playoffs.

    Also, what is wrong with Pitt fans? They boo EVERYTHING! 10 minutes to go in the 3rd and they’re booing a non call on a good check in the boards after its been let go ALL game…man…idiots

  16. wicky...FrancoNeanderthal on

    Just done watching the dvr’d game….rozy, good on ya…girardi must be so ashamed. I bet he can’t wait to be traded. Glad lisin wasn’t in the line up. still need to trade rozy. I hope we resign prust. I give AA a shelf life of about 3 years in the NHL, he is as bad as prucha about letting himself get lit up once a game by the other team. I’m beginning to think we should send him and rozy to dallas for richards because he will not survive much longer in the NHL without keeping his head up. Orpik was a man among boys out there!! So, if gabby doesn’t go on sunday, I’m sure shelly is in, but I wonder if someone else sits? I would use boyle on D a bit in games like tonight. Boyle played a hard game tonight! Dubi’s comment was hilarious!!!! We better resign prust!! Good TEAM cohesiveness tonight. Jagr still sucked as a captain!!

  17. Just caught replay… great way to close out the Igloo.

    Drury played a great game tonight, and I will leave it at that.

    Littered around me are clippings of red, pink, and white construction paper…anyone wanna guess what I was doing?

  18. Drury played great tonight – why can’t he give us at least 60 games like that a season? I didn’t see the MDZ incident, but thats a lot of stitches and i’d reckon a couple of weeks before he can play again – thank god for the olympic break!

    As for Cooke, that was a cheap piece of $hit move – it was a legal hit, he should have got an instigator for starting the fight and game misconduct for hitting Drury while he’s on the ice (after Drury has landed a couple and taken him down!) – credit Roszy for stepping in (and playing his best game for a while).

  19. “Also, what is wrong with Pitt fans? They boo EVERYTHING! 10 minutes to go in the 3rd and they’re booing a non call on a good check in the boards after its been let go ALL game…man…idiots”

    Really? You’re going to complain about the fans at the igloo not knowing hockey?

    Go to the Garden sometime. Almost never do the fans cheer or boo actual good or bad things. On top of that, EVERY time the Rangers get the puck, the whole crowd yells “shoot it!” It’s the most obnoxious thing ever. In no other game does that happen. Off the snap, no one yells to Manning, “Pass it!” Or in soccer a guy outside the 18 with no shot isn’t berated with idiotic “shoot it!” remarks. It’s one of the dumbest things I’ve continually witnessed at a sporting event.

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