Some pre-game stuff (updated)


From John Tortorella’s pre-game presser:

Same lineup tonight.

“They know what’s at stake. They have known what’s at stake for a number of weeks now. So we go through our same routine and we go play.

“It’s not talked about. We know where we’re at. We’ve known where we’re at for a number of weeks here. Obviously they’re more excited right now because they have earned — as we always talked about, we need(ed) to take it one game at a time to try to make these games against Philly important. This is the first one against Philly. They’ve earned the right to have an important game and I think they feel good about that. Now they’re going to play.”

On Callahan’s return:

“Obviously it helps our penalty killing and I think Cally’s still trying to find his way back into what he does for this hockey club. I think he’s adjusted a little bit to even wearing a brace. But to have him on the bench at key times … I think tonight’s going to be a very important game where we have a Ryan Callahan because I think it’s going to be quite a bit of board play, where he is one of the best at it, as far as pucks out, pucks in, all that stuff we talk about. And again he’s just so well respected in the room that it’s important to have him on the bench. He gives you a lot of different situations you can put him in.”


EVENING UPDATE, 5:28 P.M.: The Flys still won’t say whether Carter will play, but odd are he will. Or at least that’s the guess of the people around the team.

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  1. Mike takes the cake this time.

    R E P O S T !

    Drury was never intended to be a high goal scorer? What was he intended for then? I’ll tell you… he was intended for a game like tonight… so he better “intend” all the way tonight or another bad chapter will be added to his already wounded NY legacy.

  2. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Just win,baby!!! " … says Greg L. on


  3. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Just win,baby!!! " … says Greg L. on


    Yo New Newman , me in my 20’s??? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAA tytyty , there is a reason my hated Flyer picks are of the newer variety .Its not because of my age thats for sure.


  4. Lets go boys we better do it tonight i dont know how you couldnt be so pumped for a game like this they better show it!

  5. iDoodie machetto on

    Carp, what’s the word on christensens injury? Obviously he’s good enough to go, but any word on severity or type?

    Also, where was drury’s picture on the back of the local rags with the “we’ll win tonight.” quote?

  6. And This One Will Last A Lifetime on

    Lets Go Rangers !

    The entire civilized world is rooting for you!

  7. The hate for Philthy is stunning. What have Philly ever done?

    Have they even ever won a Cup? I think maybe 1, if they’re lucky.

  8. I just want to remind the Rangers about what’s on the line here: The 2nd Annual Paul Mara Playoff Beard Competition. Win it for the beards, boys!

  9. the city of brotherly love,right up alley huh CR9?

    The Flystrips are onea my most hated teams in ALL of sports right up there with Cowgirls and Red Suxs.

  10. You’ll never believe what i saw today. I went to the mall, and so some guy in a Dredden jersey!!!

    I didn’t have the heart to go up to him and ask why. I saw from an angle, and thought he might have had an Avery jersey, but i did a little Izzy-style stalking, and saw it was a 6.

    Poor guy.

  11. No need to get……..personal morg.

    But anyways, city of brotherly love is a lot better than city infested with rodents (Boston)!!!

    Nice to see you hate the Sox, though!!

    Just dont understand the hate is all, Philly has like 1 Cup!

  12. IDoodie, they said he just had the wind knocked out of him. So there wasn’t even a follow-up question.

  13. Orr

    I got that beaten. I saw a guy at the game in Tampa with an authentic Voros jersey on!!

    I was going to ask him if he was Voros’ father, because there’s no way anybody but his family could be wearing a Voros jersey!

  14. DanTheRangerFan on

    I got my 18 pack jersey on.and im doing my pegame warm-ups. LETS GO RANGERS!!!!!!!!!!

  15. Yo the guy! Did you kill my dog? … I believe him, yo. I don’t know why, but I do.

    In high school I could recite that entire movie by heart.

  16. OK I was down on them the other day but I can’t not bleed blue on a night like tonight! CMON BOYS! GET IT DONE!

  17. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Just win,baby!!! " … says Greg L. on

    Cr9 , Philthy Philly is WORSE then boston.

    Goons and huge players always picking on us Rangers!!!

    Boston never hurts us like Philthy Philly!!

  18. Linda says GO PRUST!!!! on

    aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaargh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! just had to get that out of my system

  19. “But anyways, good luck tonight! And hopefully, I can wish you good luck on Sunday, with the game meaning something.

    I dont get Phillys hate for NY, or NYs hate for Philly.

    Let’s all hate BOSTON!! They are the true scumbags!!! And the only people that attend Bruins games are those that could not get Red Sox or Celtics tickets!!! ”

    Does that sound TOO MUCH like me?!

  20. Linda says GO PRUST!!!! on

    CR, the Phillies, Eagle, Flyers… hell the whole state sucks! lol

  21. Don’t know if it was posted yet, but according to Hacklund, it has officially been announced that Carter IS playing.

  22. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Just win,baby!!! " … says Greg L. on


    THE FLYERS are GOONS. Always hitting the Rangers, Boston Never does. Get it? Got it ? Good!!!

    Flyers beat us in the Eric Lindros sweepstakes and has drilled us ever sinse then Cr9.

  23. Linda says GO PRUST!!!! on

    according to the scroll on whatever show is on versus right now, the rangers are playing the sabres at 7

  24. LOL Linda, that’s amazing!

    Alright, heads. My former roommate with the amazing tv said I can watch the game at his place. I’m bringing you all with me though, hope that’s okay.

    SO excited and nervous!!!

  25. The White Plains Batman on

    ZZZzzzz–If the Rangers win the Lindros sweepstakes 1994 never happens. They would have given up waaay to much for a guy who was dominant for only 4-5 years. We all owe Larry Bertuzzi a thank you.

    Orr-I saw a guy in a Redden Sens jersey at Yankee Stadium last July 5th, it was…interesting.

    30 minutes till showtime.

  26. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Just win,baby!!! " … says Greg L. on

    Go TIME!!! GO TIME!! Go TIME! GO TIME!! Go TIME!!!! GO TIME!!! Go TIME!!! GO TIME!! Go TIME!! GO TIME!!!!!!!

  27. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Just win,baby!!! " … says Greg L. on

    Batman , didnt we have Messier at the time? With the big “E” we would have stayed champions or been champs sooner.

  28. LOL! I’m surprised so many of you actually know that movie!

    You, stoners!

    I bet Carp doesn’t know that film!

    Greg, you are the guy on a couch!

  29. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Just win,baby!!! " … says Greg L. on

    In the 90’s Mario Lemiex,Jagr and Lindros gave the Rangers fits. Those guys cost us a few cups.

  30. Linda says GO PRUST!!!! on

    rangers maple leafs….this show is like 2 days behind… versus is Sooooooooooooo effin bush league! WHAT A DISGRACE

  31. I think they banned me on that Flyers site!

    Talk about a lack of leniency!

    All I did was compare Richards to feces, and promote a healthy relationship between NY and Philly fans, while also promoting a union of NY and Philly fans against Boston!

  32. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Just win,baby!!! " … says Greg L. on


    “You guys gotta get me out of here! There’s this guy Nasty Nate who wants my cocktail fruit, and everyone here likes fresh fish! Then The Squirrel Master came out of left field and told me I’m his ….”

  33. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Just win,baby!!! " … says Greg L. on

    WOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Cr9 , you go gir….guy!!!!

  34. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Just win,baby!!! " … says Greg L. on


  35. I have an authentic betts jersey — I love it — that’s gotta be near the top of the list

  36. Linda says GO PRUST!!!! on

    freakin hockeystreams is the flyers feed…. come on versus be good to us!!

  37. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Just win,baby!!! " … says Greg L. on


    WIN at all costs tonight!!!!! Passion ,attacking and puck control is ours!!! This is the biggest game of the year, come out and make us proud.

  38. Bob Sacamano on

    Lets go boys…
    It might be one of the last times this season I say this…
    Lets Go Rangers!!

  39. Linda says GO PRUST!!!! on

    i got my fingers crossed for versus, its either the Rangers or Atlanta v Caps. I dont think i could listen to the flyers things all night long. ugh my stomach hurts

  40. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Just win,baby!!! " … says Greg L. on


  41. I’m ready, Linda. Mrs is yapping away while driving. She knows I’ll be busy in 10.

  42. I suspect that this series will end about where the NYR deserve to have it end, i.e., with them in the stands watching other, more capable teams in the playoffs. This coach is a terrible mistake. His roster decisions and bench management since around Thanksgiving (when the real season starts) were poor to put it mildly. This is his team. He had substantial input in player selection. The team often looks confused, both on O and on D. The game is played on the ice but all of this is Tortorella’s failing and he has failed along with his personnel. I hope the broom sweeps clean when this mediocre season ends and I expect that to be either tonight or Sunday.

  43. cccp- i burned that movie on my cousins computer. his computer was slower than redden’s wrist shot. took me 3 hours to burn it, but i love that movie. well, i like it now, i dont love it anymore, its still funny. but i havent uhhhh ya know, done the maui wowie for awhile!! but i love the quotes. dave chappele was beyond hilarious!! it was almost like cheech n chong funny. made me sad when killer died though b!!! when the spanish dude told the lifestory of his dog killer!! sheeet!!!

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