Post-game notes


From the Rangers:


October 15, 2010 – New York Rangers 3, Toronto Maple Leafs 4 OT (Game No. 3, Home No. 1)

• The Rangers were defeated by the Toronto Maple Leafs, 4-3, in overtime tonight at Madison Square Garden, in their 2010-11 regular season home opener.  New York is now 1-1-1 (three pts) overall on the season.

• Brian Boyle notched two, third-period goals to tie the score at three and send the game into overtime.  He also registered a plus-two rating and tied for the team-high with four hits.  Boyle’s last two-goal game was on Apr. 4, 2009 vs. Phoenix as a member of the Los Angeles Kings.

• Sean Avery tallied two assists, tied for the team-high with four hits, and tied his career-high with a game-high, plus-three rating.  His second assist on Boyle’s goal at 6:19 of the third period was his 100th point as a Ranger.

• Defenseman Michal Rozsival opened the game’s scoring with an even strength goal at 7:58 of the first period, and logged a game-high, 28:13 of ice time. Rozsival has now registered four goals and 18 points in 33 career regular season contests vs. Toronto.

• Ruslan Fedotenko, Derek Boogaard and Steve Eminger each recorded their first point as a Ranger, tallying one assist apiece.  Fedotenko assisted on Rozsival’s first period goal, and he tied for the team-high with four hits in 17:37 of ice time.  Boogaard registered the primary assist on Boyle’s goal at 2:10 of the third period, his first assist since Feb. 14, 2010 vs. Vancouver as a member of the Minnesota Wild.  Eminger also assisted on Boyle’s first goal, and registered three hits and two blocked shots in the contest.

• Goaltender Henrik Lundqvist stopped 30 or more shots for the second time this season with 34 saves, and is now 1-1-1 overall on the season.  Last season, Lundqvist posted 30 or more saves in 21 games.

• Michael Del Zotto registered one assist and led all skaters with three blocked shots in 23:47 of ice time.  The second-year defenseman has now registered three points (one goal and two assists) in three games.

• The Rangers’ practice schedule for tomorrow, October 16, is 12:00 p.m. at the MSG Training Center.

• The Rangers will return to action on Monday, October 18, when they will face-off against the Colorado Avalanche at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m.), in their first match-up against a Western Conference opponent this season.  The game will be televised live on Versus, and can be heard on 970 The Apple. 


John Tortorella on tonight’s game…

“We will take a point.  Obviously we are not happy about the first couple of periods.  I don’t think we should be happy about the lack of physicality.  I guess I am a little frustrated about that last one (goal).  We’ll take the point.”

Ryan Callahan on tonight’s game…

“We have to come better.  We have to go a full 60 minutes.  Right now we have to digest this game and tomorrow we will focus on Colorado.”

Brian Boyle on tonight’s game…

“Obviously the first two (periods) are not the way we want to start.  That is why we have Henrik (Lundqvist) back there.  He was a star all night.  It was good for us to come back in the third (period).  We just stuck together.  It is just too bad.  It is kind of a bad feeling right now.  We came back, we worked really hard.  We came back hard.  We tried to avenge what happened to Gabby (Marian Gaborik) by playing hard.  It is (still) a loss.”

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  1. N.CountryNYRFan on

    BTW…I am starting to get used to this new site now…and with that goodnight everyone.

  2. MickeyM really likes the second FIRST line on

    Watching the replay on Center Ice… I really like the player intros.

    Man, the other Rangers are choking big time.

  3. Doodie Machetto on

    Was at the game. How did Gaborik and Drury get hurt? Was it that collision in the offensive zone?

  4. wicky© (Our D belongs in MAMBY PAMBY LAND!!!!) on

    tank is correct OPG=overpaid girardi!!!

    12 diagnosed, I’m sure there were probably a few others I played through…sort of!

    you may be right, i didn’t notice them that closely

  5. Blueval Seaten Horrortenko on

    Wow! 21 missed shots tonight…it must take effort to miss the next that many times. That’s like a soccer match.

  6. Haha OPG, seriously what were they thinking guys like Girardi are a dime a dozen in this league.

    And I like that Eminger plays hard, but if he’s out of position as much as he is, what good does it do? Watch the first goal, what is he doing?

  7. get guerin and souray in here.

    sign guerin for a mil when dru goes on long term IR TRADE FOR SOURAY .


  8. didnt post all night was at game.

    we are so bad in our own end that its pathetic .

    it will be a year of growing pains.

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