Monthly Archives: April, 2010

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55 Post-game notes, quotes

From the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES April 7, 2010 – New York Rangers 5, Toronto Maple Leafs 1 (Game #80, Home #40) ·         The Rangers defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs, 5-1, tonight at Madison Square Garden, to improve to 6-1-1 in their last eight games.  New York had…

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67 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…

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462 It’s go time!

You all know what’s at stake. No need to add anything. A point keeps a lot of stuff alive. Two makes it more realistic. Zero makes it a dreadful situation. Same lineup. Avery, Boyle injured; Lisin, Gilroy and Weise prucha’d. Lundqvist in goal, but who knows for how long. See…

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61 Pre-game with the coach

Some pre-game stuff from John Tortorella’s presser: Ryan Callahan is fine. Same lineup tonight. Avery hasn’t even skated since he had his blood-spinning procedure. Tortorella said he and Boyle haven’t even gotten on the ice yet, although Boyle has skated twice. On the situation: “Again, not looking at the whole…

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197 Big trouble now (updated)

I’m always amazed at how quickly everything turns at this time of year … and I’ve only been watching hockey for, what, 40 years. But it does. You never expect one night to bring such euphoria, and another to bring such a frightening, lightning-fast end. I mean, if the Rangers…

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110 Post-game notes

From the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES April 6, 2010 – New York Rangers 2, Buffalo Sabres 5 (Game #79, Road #40) • The Blueshirts were defeated by the Buffalo Sabres, 5-2, tonight at HSBC Arena, to close out their season-high six-game road trip with a 4-1-1 record. •…

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426 It’s go time!

The streak seems like a side note of minimal importance, because at this stage you put your points in the bank and move on, and don’t look back. But the Rangers could stretch their (regulation) unbeaten streak to seven games and finish off a six-game road trip without a loss…

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142 Final Four

Everybody’s looking at those last two games against the Flys, but the Rangers need to take care of business these next two nights so those games with Philly and that piece of carcillo won’t be absolute desperation. They don’t want to go into those games down four points, because then…

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213 Carcillo happens

So the Flys beat the Red Wings yesterday, pushing your boys outside the not-so-elite eight in the Least. Here are today’s standings. Games of note tonight: Boston-Washington. Games of note tomorrow: Rangers-Buffalo, Flys-Leaves, Habs-Isles, Devils-Trashers. ————————– They were talking the other night in Sunrise like Ryan Callahan could be coming…

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202 Happy Easter! (updated)

Good Easter morning, all you Detroit Red Wings fans. You’ll all be waving the red-and-white today, right, when your Wings play the Flyers on national network television. It helps that this is a fairly important game for Detroit, which can still move up to fifth, and has an outside shot…

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65 Post-game notes

From the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES April 3, 2010 – New York Rangers 4, Florida Panthers 1 (Game #78, Road #39) • The Blueshirts defeated the Florida Panthers, 4-1, tonight at the BankAtlantic Center, tallying four goals in the third period to improve to 5-0-1 in the last…

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318 It’s go time!

As youse know by know, Atlanta lost to Pitt in OT, but escaped with one of those Bettman Bonus points. S0 the Thrashers jump ahead of the NYR with 81 points, but the Rangers have two games in hand and one more victory (the first tiebreaker). Tonight the Rangers play…

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194 Sunrise in Sunrise

Did anybody predict, despite the softness of this schedule, that the Rangers would get nine out of 10 points? Seriously, anybody? Tonight’s a pretty dangerous game against a bad team, one that sometimes gets pumped up when an Original Six comes to its middle-of-nowhere, name-always-changing arena. It’s a dangerous game…

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54 Post-game notes

From the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES 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…

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494 It’s go time!

They fixed the compressors just in time, and the ice is frozen. Don’t forget it’s a 7:30 p.m. start tonight. The Rangers use up the game-in-hand they have on Boston, and one of the two they have on Atlanta. Same lineup, which means Callahan, Avery and Boyle are out injured,…

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190 And it just gets tighter

Some of the Rangers went to the Yankees game yesterday. Some of them were headed out on a boat (thanks to Aaron Voros’ twitter). And it was one of their best hockey nights of the season. Everybody the Rangers needed to lose lost. And now it’s all right there. Put…

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251 No ice in sunny Florida

It turns out the Rangers might only need to win one game in Florida this weekend. A giant compressor blew at the St. Pete Times Forum yesterday, and the Lightning’s home ice turned into a flood. According to reports, it might be impossible to fix the compressor before Monday. And…