Some post-game stuff


First, exhale. Christensen’s injury, according to John Tortorella, is simply a case of having the wind knocked out of him.

I’ll send along the Rangers’ notes later, or in the morning.

For now, here are some quotes:

John Tortorella:

On the first goal:”You’re always looking to get off to a fast start after a loss.”

On Lundqvist bouncing back after being pulled: “Such a big deal’s been made out of it, it’s caught me off guard — it’s a big deal when you take a goalie out. Hank, I know Hank can handle that. Like I’ve said, we’re not getting in without Hank. Hank was not playing well at that particular time. That’s all it is. To me it’s not a big deal. It’s part of coaching.”

On Christensen’s play:  “He was challenged a little bit before the game about stepping up, with a number of our top guys. Our fourth line can’t be our best line at this time of year. And he played well. I thought everybody played a little better.”

On Prospal’s goal: “It’s a great play by Vinny Prospal following up. You see a lot of players watch and you don’t get that chance to score. It’s a big play.”

On the Rangers’ 9-2-2 record in the second of back-to-backs this season: “I have no idea.”

He said it might be  conditioning.  Or, it “could be a mindset.”

On scoreboard watching: “We wanted to make the Philly games count and they do now. And we play them twice. So it’s within us. … You don’t have to look at the board anymore because it’s in front of us.”

On Dubinsky’s sticking up for Gaborik and taking the extra minor: “I don’t mind that. I haven’t seen a replay of the hit … it’s one of your top players. I just don’t agree with, and it happens a lot in our league now, good clean hits — and I’m not sure if it was or not — good clean hits, people put their hands up in the air, why they got hit, then there’s a scrum following. If it’s a clean hit, keep playing, That’s part of toughness, taking a good hit. I think in our game now, when there’s good hits on players, there’s too much crap that goes on after it. I think that’s where our game has gone to.

“I know it was a hard hit, and I still haven’t seen a replay of it, but if Dubi felt he needed to step in, that’s good. That’s our best player.”

Henrik Lundqvist:

“First period we really showed what we’re fighting for here.”

On rebounding from the Buffalo game: “You have to move on right away.”

On the home-and-home: “We know we have to win both, but we have to start in the first period Friday, and that’s it. We don’t have to look any further than that. It’s fun to be here. A couple of weeks ago I thought we were out, but we never gave up and we’re back in the race here.”

Brandon Dubinsky:

“A couple of weeks ago we weren’t in that position, but it’s just an opportunity to take advangtage of it and worry about what we’re doing and not what anybody else is doing.”

On sticking up for Gaborik: “It’s our best player. To be honest, I just saw them go down, and any time somebody takes a run at your best player you’ve got to be there, and I think even if you get the extra like I did — I don’t think I deserved the extra; I think I just went in there and was waiting around and he dropped his gloves before I did — but if you take an extra, usually your team’s going to kill it off because that’s good team toughness.”

On the roller-coaster of the final week or so: “It can be ups and downs. Obviously last night we were pretty down and unhappy with the way things happened, and obviously the game in Toronto where they came back and found a way in OT; but this time of year you can’t get down on yourselves. You can’t get too high or too low.

“It turns bad quickly, but it can also tirn good quickly. Look at where we’re at now versus where we were at 24 hours ago.”

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  1. By the way, Carp, we both have something in common…..

    Seinfeld is my favorite show!

    Who’s your favorite character of the big 4?

  2. Howdy Carp,
    Hey what happened with all the trees that fell around your house? Got any firewood?

  3. CR-
    All the characters are totally different but Kramer wins, followed by George, Elaine, then Jerry.

  4. Sorry Carpy, had dishes to do and now enjoying a cold, ruby red grapefruit! aaaaaaaaah


  5. For me, Kramer is too over the top :) Irony, I know.

    George, Jerry, Elaine, Kramer for me.

  6. Yeah George is great! When I first started watching the show I couldn’t stand him…but he is totally histerical.

  7. Remember the time that Kramer was cooking food in the shower/tub, and then the food was eaten by Puddy, the germophobe!

  8. Sather's WrapUp on

    Hello Ranger Fans! It’s good to be back again! Oh, I didn’t go to Buffalo, too much snow up there. I went to Florida to scout for the playoffs. Yes, I know both Florida teams are out already, but Dolan doesn’t.

    Remember that story last time about the Rangers Road Tour van being stuck at the Mexican Border full of marijuana? Well, I guess the word got out somehow. All game long the fans were yelling “the Pot Van’s Stuck!” I wonder how they found out?

    (singing) “If I were a Rich Man” There’s Dolan’s ringtone. Hey Big guy! We did it Again! Another Sellout! Now you can buy that Bullet Proof Glass for your Limo. Didn’t I tell you that we will make the playoffs? I’ve never lied to you before, as far as you know. No… what DID Keenan say? (click) Keenan’s got a BIG MOUTH!!!!

    And now, A Fairy Tale (CR- down boy!) The Little Red Glennie
    All right you guys! ! Who’s been using my phone?
    “Not I” said the Muck!
    “Not I” said the Mess!
    “Not I” said the Keenan!
    “Not I” said the Torts!

    Who’s been sitting in my chair?
    “Keenan” said the Muck!
    “Muck” said the Mess!
    “Torts” said the Keenan!
    “Messier” said the Torts!

    Who wants to be GM for next year?
    “I will,” said the Muck!
    “I will,” said the Mess!
    “I will,” said the Keenan!
    “I will,” said the Torts.

    “Oh no, you won’t, you little twerps” said the Little Red Glennie. “I drafted the players, I built the team, I took it to the playoffs, and I suckered Dolan out of a huge salary, all by myself. I shall now be GM for life.”

    So the Muck, the Mess the Keenan and the Torts all stood and watched as the Little Red Glennie ran the team into the ground. As he was laughing at them, one of them said, “OK, for life it is then…” pulled out a gun and shot him, and all the others swore it was a suicide. And the Ranger Fans cheered “Fire Sather” never again.

    Hmmm… I don’t remember The Little Red Hen ending like that.
    Uncle Glennie

  9. if my “lighting it up” you refer to him doing a doobie at the end of the bench, then yes

  10. Hooray 4 the Chiefs! on

    You are an ass. When I was in the service, I stopped several men from killing a gay man by throwing him overboard in a way that would likely had ment his body would have been pulled through the screws. Why don’t you grow up, cut the act and stop the gay sexual inuendo.

    Carp – This sexual crap from CR9 is killing a good blog. I don’t read this site to hear about politics or gay sex. You’ve banned others for crossing the line; what are you going to do about this?

  11. Olga Folkyerself on

    I knew CR poodle couldn’t stay off the “leg”. Put him out on the porch…

  12. Hooray 4 the Chiefs! on

    April 7th, 2010 at 10:59 pm
    Like I said, get back to Kansas City, Chiefs!!

    You moron, this is a HOCKEY BLOG! The Chiefs refers to the Charlestown Chiefs from the movis Slap shot. Numbnuts.

  13. Olga Folkyerself on

    Chiefs- then that makes the “Poodle” reference even more hilarious!!

    Jim Carr: Andre “Poodle” Lussier, defense. Andre, as you know, has been living in semi-seclusion in Northern Quebec ever since the unfortunate Denny Pratt tragedy.

    Morris Wanchuk: Not Poodle!

  14. I said nothing sexual.

    Everybody else on the previous blog post can talk about ‘this’ and ‘that’ but I mention something and it is sexual??

    I was responding to others’ fun jokes with fun jokes of my own.

    Get over it, both of you. Either complain about everyone, or complain about nobody. You cant (I guess you can) be hypocrites.

  15. Just finished Parenthood, the TV show.

    What a show!!

    Minka Kelly is unbelievable!! SHe is the perfect complement to Jeter.

    She has this class look about her, not too much makeup, not too little, she is almost perfect for my Jeter!!!

  16. Orr

    They are like crybabies trying to instigate trouble.

    When are they going to grow up?

  17. Nice Olga.

    An oldie, but goodie!!


    I think you should be banned because of your handle on this site.

    It’s not suitable for young children!

  18. Hooray 4 the Chiefs! on

    And you can’t forget: And from Mile 40, Saskatchewan, where he now runs a donut shop, number 10, former penalty-minute record holder for the years 1960 to 1968 inclusive, Gilmore Tuttle.

  19. Hooray 4 the Chiefs! on

    And of course…Oh this young man has had a very trying rookie season, with the litigation, the notoriety, his subsequent deportation to Canada and that country’s refusal to accept him, well, I guess that’s more than most 21-year-olds can handle… Ogie Ogilthorpe!

  20. CR

    I tried watching that show, but eh, i like a good dramedy, but i couldn’t get past the first episode. I prefer Modern Family. I just started watching Chuck. Great show. And that blonde chick Sarah is hot. Australian chick.

    And isn’t it funny that Olga has to make names to fight his battles. Haha, all the people that complained aboot you to Carp the other day suddenly disappeared. Interesting.

  21. Hooray 4 the Chiefs! on

    Yeah, a hundred bucks of my own money for the first of my guys who really nails that creep.

  22. So whats the chances the Rangers draft Brock Beukeboom this year??

    He’s ranked 43rd so he would have to be a 2nd/3rd round pick.

  23. Hugo Folkyerself on

    The rangers have overlooked some good legacy players right under their noses. Joey Mullen comes to mind. It might work out as long as there isn’t another Jessiman in the draft….

  24. Just watched the game…good stuff, but means nothing without wins this weekend.

    What are the chances that we win Friday and blow it Sunday?

    If Boston goes 1-2 to end the year, we just need to go 1-0-1 to make it as the 8 seed b.c we would have the wins tiebreaker. Otherwise, we need to sweep Philly.

  25. Hugo Folkyerself on

    Well, Boston plays Buffalo tomorrow. a loss by Boston tomorrow would be a good start.

  26. After a great, important win, it’s good to see everyone talking about, you know, the Rangers. Man, this blog has gone completely pathetic.

  27. I think using a 3rd round pick on a”legacy player” isnt much of a gamble.

    I was a little mad this past year when we drafted Bourque when we had the chance to grab Ulf’s kid in the 3rd round.

    It seemed to turn out for the better so far though

  28. Orr

    Modern Family is a great show. Chuck too.

    Olga/Izzy/Chiefs probably all the same poster! Got nothing better to do, I guess.

  29. Hugo Folkyerself on

    I’d like to see the Rangers pick him up. Good genes is probably a better measure than what they’re using now.

    I bet if they just drafted who was next up on the central scouting list, they would be better off than they are today. If this were true, I’d fire all the scouts.

  30. So now, if the Rangers win one in regulation and one in OT/SO, we’re in.

    Let’s hope we win the first one in regulation!

  31. I really hope Avery is back for the Flyers games. We stand a much better chance with him in the lineup getting Hartnell, Richards, and Carcillo off their games

  32. Interesting stat from Mets game last night…they could be showing Ranges how not to start off a season. One announcer for the fish, mentioned that the Met had scored all of their runs without a single run scoring the result of a batter’s play figuring into it. ( That seems hard to do – but they managed to do it. ( Rangers take note.)

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