Post-game notes


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April 2, 2010 – New York Rangers 5, Tampa Bay Lightning 0 (Game #77, Road #38)

• The Blueshirts defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning, 5-0, tonight at St. Pete Times Forum, to improve to 4-0-1 in the last five games.
• New York improved to 35-32-10 (80 pts.) overall, including a 19-15-4 (42 pts.) mark in 38 road games this season.  The Blueshirts are now 3-0-1 on their current, season-high six-game road trip.
• The Rangers notched one power play goal in three attempts, and have now registered 11 goals in 53 attempts over the last 14 games (20.8%).
• Henrik Lundqvist turned aside all 30 shots he faced to register his fourth shutout of the season, and improve to 32-26-9 overall with a 17-10-3 mark on the road this season.  It was the 24th career shutout for Lundqvist, moving him into a tie with Mike Richter, Lorne Worsley and Chuck Rayner for fourth on the Rangers all-time shutouts list.  Lundqvist has now posted a record of 4-0-1 in the last five games, registering a 1.76 goals against average with a .942 save percentage and two shutouts over the span.
• New York opened up a four goal advantage in the first period, beginning with two goals in a 25-second span at 3:09 and 3:34 of the opening frame, and capped off by a power play tally at 14:55 of the period.  The Blueshirts have now posted a record of 20-7-4 when scoring first, and are 16-4-3 this season when leading after the first period.  The Rangers had 10 different players register one point apiece, including five unique goal scorers.
• Brandon Prust notched the game’s opening goal, which stood up as the game-winner, and he now has two points (one goal and one assist) through four games on the current road trip.
• Brandon Dubinsky recorded a power play goal, and has now registered four points (three goals and one assist) in the last five contests.  The Rangers have now posted a record of 11-1-4 when he records a goal.
• Vinny Prospal tallied an unassisted goal at 11:21 of the first period and captured Second Star honors.  He has now recorded seven points (five goals and two assists) in the last seven road games.
• Defenseman Marc Staal notched one goal and logged 23:12 of icetime in the contest.  Staal has tallied a goal in each of the last two games, and now ranks second among team defensemen with seven goals on the season.
• Aaron Voros closed out the game’s scoring with an even strength goal at 13:50 of the third period, and registered two hits in 13:06 of icetime.  Voros has now recorded a point in each of the last two games (one goal and one assist) and has skated in each of the last three games after not appearing in each of the previous 12 contests and 15 of the last 17 games prior to Saturday at Toronto.
• Five different Rangers recorded one assist apiece, including Marian Gaborik, Artem Anisimov, Dan Girardi, Michael Del Zotto and Anders Eriksson.
– Gaborik assisted on Staal’s goal at 3:34 of the first period, and has now tallied eight points (four goals and four assists) in the last seven games.  The assist is Gaborik’s 41st of the season, which ties his career-high previously recorded during the 2007-08 season.
– Anisimov recorded the only assist on Prust’s game-winning goal, his third point (two goals and one assist) in the last five games.  The Rangers improved to 13-5-2 in games when he records a point this season.
– Girardi tallied the primary assist on Dubinsky’s power play goal, and logged a team-high 25:10 of icetime to capture First Star honors.  He has now registered four points (one goal and three assists) in the last six games.
– Del Zotto assisted on Voros’ third period goal, and tied for the game-high with two blocked shots and a plus-two rating.  The rookie defenseman has now recorded seven points (two goals and five assists) in the last six games, including four assists through four games on the current road trip.  New York has posted a record of 19-6-4 when he records a point.
– Eriksson registered his first point as a Ranger with an assist on Dubinsky’s power play goal.  The defenseman, who was acquired from Phoenix on Mar. 3 in exchange for Miika Wiikman and a seventh round draft pick in 2011, has skated in each of the last three games following his recall from Hartford (AHL) on Mar. 26.
• The Rangers return to action tomorrow, Apr. 3, when they will face-off against the Florida Panthers at the BankAtlantic Center (7:00 p.m.), to conclude their back-to-back set.  The game will be televised live on MSG Network and can be heard on 1050 ESPN Radio.

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  1. Olga Folkyerself on

    Carp- it was a nice Ranger game night experience without The Lavender Menace. Before, it was like going to a friend’s house to watch the game, and his poodle is humping your leg all evening. It was embarrassing for the first 10 seconds, and you want to kill him by the end of the night.

    Keep the mutt on the back porch.

  2. Olga Folkyerself on

    Rob- We’re committed now. They can’t tank far enough to get a decent draft pick, and Dolan won’t be firing Sather for missing so close.

    Just sit back, enjoy the ride and root for your team.

  3. Olga Folkyerself on

    Rob L- I have my doubts about 6th. Montreal has as easy a schedule as Rangers do. Buf, NYI, Carolina and Toronto. It would take quite a collapse to overtake them, even with a game in hand. But I like your spirit…

  4. I just hope Torts doesn’t do something and start Auld tomorrow night. He’s rode Lundqvist all season, now is not the time to give him a rest.

  5. At this point even if the Rangers tank, they won’t drop too many spots for a better draft pick. If making the playoffs comes down to those 2 games vs philly for the 8th spot, like i think it will. I would absolutley love spoiling the flyers season.

    This team tonight played like they believed there going to make the 8th spot.

  6. Olga Folkyerself on

    The flyers are my 2nd place team. There are 29 others tied for first. :) I would LOVE to see them out, especially by the Rangers hand.

  7. Just got back! What a game!!

    Got several people to move away from my group, with my profanity laced yelling over Hankie getting run over in the first, and whoever our idiot slipping at the blue line in the 1st.

    Had a scumbag guy with a Bruins jersey on right near me.

    After up 4-0, the idiot yells Rangers Suck, and without any reaction time, I just yelled “Bruins swallow” and then the guy behind me asks his other friends if he should dump his drink on my head. Luckily, they moved soon thereafter with no ensuing trouble.

    Then, I tried starting a “Let’s go Red Sox” chant in response to their Lightning chant, later in the game.

    And I’m pretty sure that Aaron Voros’ father was at this game, because no Rangers fan, besides a family member of his, would be wearing a real Aaron Voros jersey!!! I was going to ask him if he was related, but decided to shut my mouth!


    I was trying to hang over the area where they come out for warmups, but there were too many kids around there and I was not going to try to get in front of kids (and look like a Bostonian scumbag).

    So I got nowhere near Hanks perfect face, but I did yell out loud enough to be heard, “Henrik, you are gorgeous” which drew one or two looks my way.

  8. And by the by, my perfect record at games continues, up to something like 20-25 games now. No NY team or any team I wanted to win (2008 ALCS Game 7 Rays) have ever lost while if I’ve attended a game!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    If there’s any way I could follow the Rangers everywhere and go see every game!!!!

  9. True Fans Bleed RW&B on

    Hahaha… if I didn’t read CR9’s posts daily, I might think she’s a woman. LMAO at the game wrap-up though. Your play by play is only displaced by the mic-minder many may mention as “Benninati.”

    Back-side bullseye!

  10. Olga Folkyerself on

    Well, thank you to the pink oboe player for the Pole Smoker’s report.

  11. Orr-

    never seen the Zombie version of Halloween 2 but the original is great. the problem with rob zombie is that if he’s not re-making a classic, he is somehow paying tribute to a classic. his stuff if much too derivative.

    i did just see Pumpkinhead recently. Late 80s. quality film.

  12. CR9 – completely jealous that you’ve seen Hank in the flesh.

    Anyone know where the Rangers pre game interview video with Hank is at? My stream didn’t show it but apparently he had on tight gray pants and I must see it!

  13. good morning ‘heads!! great win last night. hank was looking ready for playoff run. good to see he didnt give up any more weak ones. i gotta admit, i really enjoyed talking to u guys last night. the mood was lighter and there was just something refreshing about it i cant put my finger on.

  14. Morning, Mikey! I can’t complain about my schedule. I’m actually the one who makes it. And Happy Birthday to your little girl! 4 or 5?

  15. man its just so close right now. that article made my head spin ilb. i hate thinking about all the different hypothetical situations teh rangers could find themselves in. just let them unfold. they basically gota freebie last night, and the flyers couldnt score 1 lousy goal at home. just like the bruins the other night. its just so weird how the right teams are losing at the right time while were winning. it seems the hockey gods want us in the playoffs doesnt it? hmmm idk but how bad was smith last night? even after his horrible 4 goals he gave up, or “allowed”, he was still going out of his net trying to stickhandle pucks away from our fwds. was he just so pissed at his defense and was trying to make a statement? it was kinda funny watching him try to be a 3rd d man out there. but he also let in real softies himself. then they dont even shoot on the 5 on 3?? drury while a great pk’er, didnt block any shots, (maybe 1 deflected), and they had possession the entire time. tampa certainly didnt start trying to score until after the lead was so high either. just a weird game

  16. Mike, may I suggest something? Why don’t you deliberately mislabel “e” and “h” on your keyboard? :)

  17. Chelsea moves to the top of the table.

    Joe Cole scored brilliantly in the first half off a great run and pass by Malouda.

    Then, to put the game away, Didier was clearly offside, by a yard, in which the commentators actually acknowledged it.

    And then the cameras show the scumbag line judge rubbing his head (the piece of fuggin **** couldnt do the one job assigned to him).

    Now Man U has pulled one back, but it would be tied if not for that scumbag linesman. I hope some crazy Man U fan does what need to be done to that linesman.

  18. It’s just so frustrating when referees/umpires/linesman just cannot do their job. It’s what they get paid to do, and they just seem like incompetent buffoons.

    Consequences in forms of broken legs are the only way they are ever going to learn.

  19. Imagine Chelsea winning the PL, one of the greatest leagues in the world, on an offsides goal.

  20. I guess that’s the home field advantage Chelsea receives against us, since we’re playing at the Bridge.

    Oh wait, we’re not. We’re home, at the Theater of Dreams.

  21. I guess pole smoker is appropriate language on a family blog, right Carpie???????

    I guess that is going to become a part of my repertoire!!!



  22. I was surprised they could get the ice back in so quickly after the compressor went down on April Fools Day. :-)

    Henrik should have no trouble starting again tonight…& the Rangers will likely face a 2nd string goalie off the best game of his season (Clemmenson) for the 2nd game in a row.

  23. OH well, they have the goal differential, and are up 2 points, and there’s no way for us to make up the GD, with no Rooney.

    So we’ll need a loss from Chelsea, a draw will not cut it.

    All because of a worthless human being/linesman that decided he wasn’t up for doing his job correctly.

  24. The linesman’s name is Simon Bent. Hopefully, somebody in England takes care of business and pays Bent a visit to his home, and makes him pay the price.

  25. This sick fuggin freak Alexei Lalas (NE revolution scumbag),

    “Yea, the game winning goal was offside, but they deserved the win”

    Makes no sense, but then again, cant expect a Bostonian scumbag like Lalas (who played for the US) to understand football.

  26. And there’s Lalas again:

    “That’s a penalty for Chelsea, that’s not a penalty for United, cry about it, that’s not a penalty.”


    I would have traded last night’s Rangers win for this win.

  27. And the World starts to weep into its collective green and gold scarf at the sheer, inhumane injustice of it all…

  28. That linesman should be fined and suspended. How do you miss a clear offside like that? I’ve seen closer offsides called accurately.

  29. And leave it LW3H to try to rub it in to a fellow Rangers fan. What class! Just another typical NY fan.



  30. JBytes

    That’s the worst part, if it was a close offsides, it wouldnt be so bad.

    But the offsides was a full yard.

    Basically, nevermind fine or suspension, he needs both his legs broken and perhaps his arms too.

  31. His entire job is to look for offsides and to determine throw ins/goal kicks/corner kicks,

    and he was unable to call the most significant play in the game correctly.

    It’s time something is done about referees.

    Something drastic.

    Something that one might deem unforgivable.

    But it’s gotta be done, if referees are ever going to understand that they cannot affect outcomes the way they do.

  32. Oh well, maybe the Rangers will win the Stanley Cup. That would certainly make up for this.

  33. Let me clarify for good luck purposes, maybe the Rangers will win the Stanley Cup in 2010.

  34. I was truly trying to ignore your posts, CR9. And as long as you are still here, I will. And I honestly hope it isn’t for long. But I will tell you this: your contribution to this place is less significant than my younger dog’s when he quietly poops in the corner.

  35. Yeah I watched the Chelsea-Man U match as well. Even as a Man U fan I can say they didn’t win because they did absolutely nothing to put away their chances on goal. Berbatov couldn’t hit water if he fell out of a boat and all their crosses were misplaced. Worst part is they lost with Drogba sitting on the bench for 80 minutes. No way it should have been 1-0 before his goal anyway.

  36. ilb – if only there was some evidence, just a sliver, of “any transmissions constituting or encouraging conduct that would constitute a criminal offense” (whether in ignorance, jest or just to provoke a reaction). Maybe like advocating assault against an official who failed to prevent the defeat of a team that was pretty much outplayed from start to finish…

  37. ilb

    Just another typical NY fan. Instead of just realizing that a fellow Rangers fan is venting, and allow it to go unnoticed or unmentioned, you have try to throw a dig in.

    Unfortunately for you, I said nothing to be banned. And I will continue to abide by Carp’s rules so that I will not be banned. Continue Ignoring!!!!!!!

  38. LW3H

    So encouraging the NY Rangers players to assualt Carcillo is not encouraging criminal action!!!


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