Post-game notes


From the Rangers:

March 27, 2010 – New York Rangers 2, Toronto Maple Leafs 3 OT (Game #75, Road #36)
• The Blueshirts were defeated by the Toronto Maple Leafs, 3-2, in overtime tonight at Air Canada Centre, in an Original Six matchup.
• New York is now 33-32-10 (76 pts.) overall, including a 17-15-4 (38 pts.) mark in 36 road games this season.  The Blueshirts are now 10-5-3 (23 pts.) against the Northeast Division in 17 games this season.
• The Rangers have now posted a record of 37-20-11 (85 pts.) against Original Six opponents since the 2005-06 season, including a 10-6-3 mark vs. Toronto over the span. The Rangers’ .625 winning percentage ranks third, trailing Detroit (.710%, 33-12-5) and Montreal (.626%, 57-32-10), and ahead of Boston (.520%, 44-40-15), Toronto (.521%, 42-38-17), and Chicago (.453%, 21-26-6).
• New York’s penalty kill held Toronto scoreless in two power play attempts tonight and have now held opponents scoreless in the last four games, going 11-for-11 over the span (100.0%).  The Rangers have surrendered just six power play goals in 63 shorthanded chances vs. Northeast Division opponents this season for a 90.5% success rate.
• Henrik Lundqvist stopped 29 of 32 shots in net, and is now 30-26-9 overall with a 15-10-3 mark on the road this season.  Entering tonight’s contest, Lundqvist’s 15 road wins was tied for sixth in the NHL.
• Defenseman Michal Rozsival registered two assists and a plus-two rating, and led all skaters with 25:45 of icetime.  He has now registered five multi-point performances on the season, and ranks third among team defensemen in assists and tied for third in points.
• P.A. Parenteau notched the game’s opening goal at 10:25 of the first period, and tied for the team-high with four shots in 16:03 of icetime after being recalled from Hartford yesterday.
• Brandon Dubinsky tallied one goal and four shots in 21:09 of icetime.  He has now registered four points (two goals and two assists) in the last five games.
• Erik Christensen recorded one assist and won a team-high seven faceoffs in 12 attempts (58%).  Christensen has now tallied 12 points (three goals and nine assists) in the last 14 games, including four assists in the last three games.
• Olli Jokinen registered one assist and three shots in 16:07 of icetime.  Jokinen has recorded 31 of his 46 points at even strength this season.
• The Blueshirts do not have practice scheduled for tomorrow, Mar. 28.
• The Rangers return to action on Tuesday, Mar. 30, when they will face-off against the New York Islanders at Nassau Coliseum (7:00 p.m.), in an Atlantic Division matchup. The game will be televised live on MSG Network and can be heard on 1050 ESPN Radio.

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  1. that reminds me, I just found that dvd after years of looking. gotta go watch it, go watch it. You’re a funny guy, Carp.

  2. Fire Sather…So much for that winning streak. Saw that coming a mile away; painful to watch. At least the frozen four is shaping up nicely. Between the World Juniors, Olympics, and the college playoffs, it almost makes this bust of a season tolerable. Lets go Stepan, Kreider, McDonagh, and Hagelin.

  3. Granted Chritiansen isn’t a 1st line center, but the guy probably wins 66% of his face-offs. He puts up enough points to be useful. He might be a cheaper Drury… if we could get rid of him.

  4. AA is going to be a good player for us. He needs to bulk up a bit and gain more confidence though.

  5. RetireBradPark's#2 on

    There’s a poll on the Rangers’ web site that asks, “Which team are the Rangers most likely to knock out of the playoffs if they finish in the top 8?”

    I like suspending reality as much as the next guy, but come on…

  6. Olga Folkyerself on

    The Rangers are most likely to knock themselves out of the playoffs if they can’t even beat Toronto.

  7. Just posted this elsewhere but since you boneheads are posting about this stuff:

    Kreider is third on BC with 14 goals this year, has 7 assists to add to it and is second on the team with 3 game winners. If he is truly as good of a skater as touted, he should be here next year.

    Stepan has 10 goals and 40 assists for Wisconsin, watching them right now, and that’s more points than either of their Hobey candidates (Smith, who’s a defenseman with 47 pts and Geoffrion) have.

    McDonagh is also playing in the game I’m watching and he’s 4-12-16 but my understanding is he’s a stay-at home guy which is what we need.

    Carl Hagelin scored tonight and is Michigan’s leading scorer at 17-30-47. 2 years ago he played on a line with Max Pacioretty who left to go pro but I believe Hagelin had better stats. Pacioretty plays for the Habs although I think he’s in the AHL now.

    AND College hockey, finally on cablevision as of Thursday thanks to the new deal with abc that adds espnu, rules.

  8. You all need to stop complaining. Forget about bison. They’re gonna make the playoffs, but Philly is on a spiral. So he way it looks now, it’s a race between you and Atlanta for that 8th slot. Dont tell me you can’t do better than Atlanta. Thank Philly for tanking. It’s NYR vs ATL for the playoffs.

  9. Stepan has more points than Geoffrion, but Geoffrion has been all over the place tonight. I think Stepan is a real NHL player in a couple of years. Stepan Had 2 assists last night, but has been quiet this game.

  10. Atlanta has the worst schedule remaining, followed by Boston and the Flyers. Rangers- by far the easiest. They got too loose defensively against the team with porous defense and nothing to lose. Hank didn’t help. The tying goal is on him. I’m sure he knows..

  11. Olga, for some reason, nobody beats Toronto when they need to. They’ve been killing the devils for a while. They are a spoiler organization. If you play like you played vs the devils from now on, you’ll get the playoffs and the slate gets wiped clean. Don’t look at Boston. They’re looking good again. Atlanta can’t possibly make it. It’s in their herritage.

  12. I’m afraid Avery’s injury is long term, he couldn’t put any weight on it. Without him and Callahan we lost significant part of our forecheck.

  13. Olga Folkyerself on

    That quote from James G is a movie, but I can’t remember it for the life of me…


  14. So you guys gonna be rooting for the devils tomorrow? I wanna see a Lets Go Devils chant tomorrow!!! Your season depends on us winning. We gonna be able to beat them and their horrible goalie.

  15. lol just wanted to see if someone could pick up one of the more obscure lines from the movie Carp.

  16. And yes it was Goodfellas. Jimmy Conway asking about Morty before he decides to whack him. Meant no offense :/

  17. According to HNIC, Avery was hurt tonight and may be out an extended period of time.

  18. good morning all, happy birthday to ME….looks like another typical rangers game….who was on the ice on the tying goal who was on the ice in OT….carp i had six martinis probably as many breakdowns as drury had on D……

  19. Bring back Prucha on

    Just so we’re clear on this, Enver Lisin was scratched tonight right? I say once again, Enver Lisin aka The Difference Maker is the heart and soul of the Rangers.

  20. What a monumental command decision…benching Lisin. It’s obvious that he’s been the key feature in most all of the Ranger losses and poor play all season long.
    How did they even consider ever putting him on the ice?

    What a total drag he’s been on this team…and they blamed it all on poor Redden and Roszival. I’ll bet the rest of the team breathed a sigh of relief when they found out that he’d been scratched… last!

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