It’s Go Time!


Having a great night at MSG. Saw one of my all-time faves over dinner in the pressroom: Mr. John Davidson, big cheese of the St. Louis Blues in town for NHL meetings. Then bumped into Blogmama and Mrs. TR during warmups.

Now Go Time.

Lineup remains the same, with Prust playing with his nasty eye, Williams probably in for White, and everything else the same as last night, including the goalie. Eminger and White would be prucha’d.

I can’t help but chuckle at how badly the Devils are handling this Kovalchuk thing. Say he missed a meeting, or was late for a meeting, or whatever, and get it over with. Now it will live until somebody nails down the reason, and it has legs … you know, with the internet and all.

I wonder if Avery might remind Kovalchuk he was prucha’d last night. Or if he might have something to say to Brodeur. Or if he can get under Clarkson’s skin as usual. Ya think?

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  1. From last thread:

    Thanks, ilb, for the credit.

    Good evening, Sally, 26!

    Johnny, oh yeah? Well the jerk store called ….

  2. Mike got carped….

    I was saying that Boogart speaks very deliberately. Exactly the way he skates

  3. Geesh, Boogaard is terrible with children. It didnt even look like he was trying. Though it was funny to see him in that setting. Somebody should tell him to spit out the gum when he’s being filmed.

  4. MickeyM really likes the second line on

    Yeah! Got the Rangers feed tonight! Thank god its not Chico and Doc.

  5. carp, i had a fight in my dream last night. i always have dreams of fighting my boss. also had a dream that we traded drury for briere and philthy won the cup. is that a nightmare or what?

  6. LindaCalPruBoylahan on

    ugh, i wanna see Sauer back there… watch him mature and make his mark. Oh well, guess they wanted a more physical d tonight

  7. MickeyM really likes the second line on

    Linda, did you get a chance to watch the Bruins feed from last night?

  8. LindaCalPruBoylahan on

    not yet mickey. I’m saving that for tomorrow lol! When was it, between the first and 2nd or 2nd and 3rd??? lol

  9. LindaCalPruBoylahan on

    aw sorry miked…i’m kinda computer stupid, have no idea what veetle is… have you tried channelsurfing

  10. LindaCalPruBoylahan on

    thanks Mickey!! something to look forward to tomorrow night while the man watches HOUSE.

  11. MickeyM really likes the second line on

    OMG, a Rangers D playing a 2 on 1 correctly. Bizarro world, for sure.

  12. MickeyM really likes the second line on

    anytime, Linda

    Parise- sigh. It’s depressing to think of how he could have been a Ranger.

  13. The picture is so bad tonight I can’t even see the puck. Anyone else have a really bad feed??

  14. LindaCalPruBoylahan on

    keep wishing for it Mickey. I wanted Shanny to be a Ranger for a long time, 12 years later it happened lol

  15. Mickey, that was the first time since 1994 that a Rangers defenseman slid across and actually blocked the pass. I looked it up.

  16. If you’ve ever read Devils fans comments about Captain America they might hate him more than we hate Drury.

  17. Devils D looks really disjointed this entire year. Rangers definitely outworking them at both ends hopefully he pays off soon.

  18. wicky© (Our D is a bunch of poussins and belongs in MAMBY PAMBY LAND!!!!) on

    did you read my post about direct tv and the sports pack from the last thread??

  19. MickeyM really likes the second line on

    wicky, nope, didn’t see it. I had to leave to make dinner and call my Dad, so I missed that post. I’ll go back and check, though. thanks

  20. It’s not very often in the last couple of seasons where you can say the Rangers are the quicker, harder work team all over the ice, but tonight they definitely are.

  21. MickeyM really likes the second line on

    Here’s a question for Torts… why, with the first unit PP (Dubi, Cally and Artie up front) is it Cally in front of the net and Dubinsky, who’s physically bigger than Cally is. Just a thought.

  22. CT

    you can say that about last two games as well.. if they can continue this type of play then we might have a hockey team here :)

  23. MickeyM really likes the second line on

    Not questioning that, Linda. Just curious is all.

    MMm, just took some pumpkin bread out of the oven. Smells yummy.

  24. LindaCalPruBoylahan on

    huh Mickey? I was kinda speechless there for a few lol

    OH, about Dubi in front of the net…lol, i just collected my thoughts

  25. LindaCalPruBoylahan on

    JB, tap your fingers with a ruler for typing that lol…. sadly, you might be correct

  26. MickeyM really likes the second line on

    Fair enough, ilb. I agree as well, that Dubi is better at passing than Cally is.

    Let’s go PK!

  27. I don’t care how well Brodeur plays. If the Rangers continue playing like that, they will win

  28. MickeyM really likes the second line on

    Sorry, Linda, it just takes forever to post (my computer, I think is the problem)

  29. I’m not going to let myself complain about Sam and Joe after the misery that the bruins duo put me through last night.

  30. LindaCalPruBoylahan on

    i am thinking i need an 85th anniversary jersey… and I’m thinking it has to be one of my guys

  31. New rule in the NHL: Sean Avery is not allowed to be on the ice. If he is on the ice, it is an automatic 2 minute penalty.

  32. Avery is penalized for being a Ranger of New York.

    The Rangers just played a spectacular period. Splendid. If they continue playing the same way, we should win the game.

  33. MickeyM really likes the second line on

    Quietly, Girardi is having a great season.

    Dubi’s feisty tonight, eh?

  34. Good period. Avery lunged himself right at a player as the whistle blew. Maybe Mair should have gotten one for pushing and shoving as the 3rd man, but Avery is never going to get the benefit of the call on something like that.

  35. Carp

    that is messed up…Booger is USELESS…thats right GREG… Booger is USELESS… he had few ‘fights’ and did not win neither one of them.

  36. That’s about 12 “I mean” he used in one interview. Sally, you should the lil man some conversational English.

  37. MickeyM really likes the second line on

    Dubinsky has a very bad case of the ‘uh’s. It’s annoying and amusing at the same time.

  38. if sally has dubi and linda, who’s greedy ;) , has prustie, cally and boyle, krisi has mza, mama has avery sauer, depending on who Mickey and noremry and fozzy have, i am officially staking my claim to Anisimov, Lundqvist, Gaborik, Staal, and MDZ

  39. Why isn’t Chico in the booth with Joe Mich again? Joe has never been as popular as last time they worked the game.

  40. m back guys, but im not doin well. my heart is skippin beats and im feeling sick. goin to hospital. hope i get back soon. bye

  41. MickeyM really likes the second line on

    Speaking in Public classes would work wonders for Dubinsky, now that I think about it. Or make him take a Journalism class with my former prof, who used to scare the crap out of us every class. I learned how NOT to interview people very fast in that class. LOL.

  42. LindaCalPruBoylahan on

    grabby, let us know what happens! I hope its nothing serious!! ya got me nervous again!

  43. grabby – very sorry. better be safe than sorry. go to the hospital and make sure you’re okay. ill keep you in my thoughts

  44. MickeyM really likes the second line on

    CR, I think Hank is shared by all the ladies. LOL.

    Me, I took Frolov and Staal :D

  45. LindaCalPruBoylahan on

    lmao CR, i gave up my 1/10 claim on Aves and MDZ since they were all shared lol.
    Poor Flavah, stuck with boogie and like 2 minutes of ice time…grrr

  46. Really surprised at how ordinary the Devils look. You’d think there would be more desperation in their game. If we could finish the opportunities we’re getting we’d have at least one or two goals. Marty has looked sharp. Avery needs to bring him a donut at the start of the second period.

  47. LindaCalPruBoylahan on

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!! freakin Rozsival!!!!!!!!!!!! YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  48. so Mickey has Staal and Frolov, and Hank and MDZ are shared by everyone, which is fine by me, im not greedy.

    so then ive officially got gaborik, stepan and anisimov all to myself.

  49. MickeyM really likes the second line on

    Fair enough, Linda. The really pretty ones are often the vainest, from my experience. Not saying that Hank is that way, just in general.

  50. LindaCalPruBoylahan on

    wow, clarkson must be on his feminine week tonight… he’s fallin down all over the place lol

  51. LindaCalPruBoylahan on

    i am going to explode with happiness when Cally finally scores!! oy, he should have six goals by now

  52. MickeyM really likes the second line on

    CT, love that song! I always giggle when they get to the Saratoga part.

  53. mickey’s right. many pretty boys are vain. and i admit, though im not proud of it, i can be very vain myself.

  54. I think we needed to call up one of the rookie D for this game, Staal and Gilroy have their first career goals against Fatso.

  55. Frolov needs to change his # to 32. Because he’s been trying his damndest to imitate Matteau with his excursions behind the net.



  57. I really don’t think MacLean lasts the season if they play like this for much longer. I think one thing Lou doesn’t tolerate is a team that gets outworked.


    DUBI handles that puck like there is glue on his stick…DUBBBBIIIII!!! CALLY!!!!!!!

  59. MickeyM really likes the second line on

    Truefax, ilb

    LOL @ MSG’s lower thirds not matching the on-air promo.

  60. LindaCalPruBoylahan on

    they sure do ILB. guess thats what happens when you pay 100 million for a goal scorer and forget your foundation is defense

  61. The Devis are really looking like Rangers teams of the past few seasons. I wonder if Kovalchuk is wishing the league would step in and void his contract right about now.

  62. that should be a penalty on the devils.

    our guy got rid of the puck and got hit way late. then he took another couple shots at our other guys.

  63. ZzZZ NYR ZzZz " Its all about the Rangers !!!" ...& Greg L. on

    HaHa Carp , little does CCCP know ,the time is right above the post!!! Too funny Carp. ( I know u know but does CCCP know..?)

    GO RANGERS!!!!!!! Devils are garbage now. I love it !!!!!!


  64. ThisYearsModel on

    Frolov’s wrap arounds will pay off. More of them will result in goals that you think.


    ilb, the vernacular of the world as we know it is in a steep decline. I blame MTV’s Viacom and Twitter for such egregious acts of horror against the written word.

  66. ZzZZ NYR ZzZz " Its all about the Rangers !!!" ...& Greg L. on

    No Mao ,not sidated at all. Ive been kinda busy ’round here but things will change. Im a little somber today …the news about Mike has me a little worried. He such a great guy , Seeing him like this makes even Ranger hockey second thought. Deep inside im freaking out but to have me all spazzy now would show no class. Thanks for wondering Mao. I’ll be on more to post and I backread all the comments.


  67. Greg

    my little friend! how are you?! i know about the time above the post… you silly little booger :)

    i was talking about the time when Carp posts his threads… it used to show the time of the post right next to carp’s name in the old format… i like to see the time of the new post every time i get to be “first”.. but you wouldnt understand :P

  68. ZzZZ NYR ZzZz " Its all about the Rangers !!!" ...& Greg L. on

    Hire Sather!!!???? Nawwww were promoting Messier Ilb ,didn’t you get the memo?


    what happened to mike??? he ok?? …ok, bro, i understand…you are a great part of this blog. I have enjoyed your posts from day one, and i love the energy you bring. Be well, my friend.

  70. ZzZZ NYR ZzZz " Its all about the Rangers !!!" ...& Greg L. on

    Whaaaa , Yo T , Im first quite abit ’round here. Oh yeah its true. I make “first” like a couple times a month man. Ive celebrated tons of times. Im no champion first guy but im no slouch either!!!

    Devils are going down. Bank it. Expect it.Realize it.Breathe it …and believe it.

  71. Czechthemout!!!! on

    Another impressive game! So far so good. I hope we can continue this for at least one more period and wrap this baby up.

    Who is this guy Williams? Why would that clown Gernander think he is the best forward down there when he can barley skate?

  72. ZzZZ NYR ZzZz " Its all about the Rangers !!!" ...& Greg L. on

    Not me Cr9. Only when he was a coach I did a couple times. As a GM , Im content to let him ride it out untill Mark Messier takes it all over. Thats what I want.

  73. Boston’s Boychuck expected to be out 4 weeks with a slight fracture of his forearm. The result of a slash by Dubinsky.

  74. ZzZZ NYR ZzZz " Its all about the Rangers !!!" ...& Greg L. on

    dibockle ..yeah see I spelt it right when I used it that day.

    Come on Rangers !!!! No letting up. Play Hackey Boys!!!

  75. LindaCalPruBoylahan on

    thats what the bruins get for having milbury go into the stands at msg and beat a fan with his own shoe!

  76. Ha Linda, I was thinking it was payback for their terrible Announcing.

    These devils sure don’t look like the devils of old.

  77. LindaCalPruBoylahan on

    lmao winston, there is nothing that could be paid back enough for their terrible announcers!

  78. WTB IS GOING ON???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

    Hank had that puck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    They just ran over him!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  79. Greg

    Do you think Booger’s scoring drought debacle is something that can be resolved this year or will the dibockle continue? lol

  80. ZzZZ NYR ZzZz " Its all about the Rangers !!!" ...& Greg L. on

    I wanna see Stepan score one and BOOGAARD TOO!!!!!

    This game is like heaven , Marty is behind in goals and Hank has the lead!!!

    Rozi has POINTS!!

  81. Yeah, I’ll give him one more shift before I remember all the cruddy plays he’s made in the last 5 seasons.

  82. ZzZZ NYR ZzZz " Its all about the Rangers !!!" ...& Greg L. on

    No Debock CCCP cuz Boogaard isnt here to score goals. Hes is here so the Rangers dont play second fiddle when there is a “goon battle” . Boogaard will score and win fights and he will patrol the ice to make sure he is the baddest man on the planet. Who cares if he cant skate.

  83. If you type in

    “mark messier rangers topless”

    on google images with safesearch on moderate

    Carp comes up as the 13th photo, and Jane McManus comes up as the 14th.


  84. Yeah, Linda. I’ll give you more info on that. In the meantime, I think Marty should take on one

  85. LindaCalPruBoylahan on

    lmao cr, i was doing a search the other night and Carp and Jane showed up there also!!! I was crackin up

  86. WOW! What hard work by Dubinsky! EFFORT and DETERMINATION!

    And he drew a penalty!!


    Make this one count guys!

  87. MickeyM really likes the second line on

    lol @ Linda

    Dubinsky is a man on a mission this season.

    Nail this one down right here, boys

  88. ZzZZ NYR ZzZz " Its all about the Rangers !!!" ...& Greg L. on

    DUBIIIIIIIIII!!!! Make him and Cally Co Captains!!!

  89. Roszival has had a good game, but he’s so quick to give up the puck when he thinks he’s going to get hit.

  90. whats going on here??????????????????????????????

    we’re just giving up odd man rushes for no reason.


  91. MickeyM really likes the second line on

    WOOOHOOO! Dubi with the empty netter!

    Great defensive effort in the last few minutes.




    Dubinsky with the play in the offensive zone with 25 seconds!!!!!!

    EFFORT!! HEART!!!!!!!! TEAMWORK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



  93. ZzZZ NYR ZzZz " Its all about the Rangers !!!" ...& Greg L. on


    oHHHHHHHH OHHHHHHHHH hey hey hey hey hey!!!

  94. LindaCalPruBoylahan on

    FIRETRUCKIN FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  95. Great game! A little sloppy towards the end…. but great game.

    And no one can beat Sam when it comes to commenting…

  96. MickeyM really likes the second line on

    Stick salute= love

    Mama got a win. She must be dancing in the aisles.

  97. LindaCalPruBoylahan on

    great effort tonight! 3 exciting, fun, well played for the most part, games in a row! KEEP IT GOING BOYS!!!!

  98. I know it’s early, folks, and we’re not even off to as good a start as last year, but….

    this team is shaping up to be a special team, a special special team.

    this would normally be a “trip-up” game against a division foe in which we come out flat at home and give away a point or two.

    not this time.

  99. I’m so glad our team has figured out how they need to play to win. They have been fun to watch the last three games!!

  100. ZzZZ NYR ZzZz " Its all about the Rangers !!!" ...& Greg L. on

    LW3h , Yeah Im thinking he will score sum goals but when Sather sighned him , im perty sure he didnt give him the extra bit of loot for the goals he’ll be scoring. HAHA Love him or Hate him …I think Boogaard is worth every penny.

    WE WON WE WON WE WON …oh btw we won!!!!!! Linda yer new word was awsome too!!! Yer crazyzany eh?

  101. Great win. Type of a game where Gaborik would have a hat trick. And Hank’s rebound control is baaaack!

  102. Agreed Winston. I think getting knocked down a bit the first few games of the season helped focus the team on putting forth the effort it takes to win games, especially without their most lethal weapon.

    3 wins due to a lot of effort and diligence with doing a lot of the little things right.

  103. LindaCalPruBoylahan on

    hopefully they can continue with this hard work and gritty type of game! I like it, and this is what they should be. And keep bangin away. Get that home ice advantage back!

  104. Tank The Season on

    If we get TEAM DEFENSE like this all season long and the goals come from people other than Gaborik we will be infinitely better than last season.

  105. this team is playing tough, responsible hockey. I has been fun to watch. I think they were out gas in the third. They played a couple of very hard games, and now this one. Three in four nights, and still they put in a great effort.

  106. LindaCalPruBoylahan on

    i think we are finally seeing what we all want Dubi to be. He’s got a chip on his shoulder and is playing some really hard, smart hockey. Good for him. I hope he can keep this focus and continue the maturation process. If he can be this kind of player, I have a feeling MOST Rangers fans would be extremely happy!

  107. Hockeymon- don’t forget also that they played agains desperate team which was kept in it by their goalie. No wonder the Devils come out hard. So double good effort.

  108. guys, remember, we cant get too high when we win, and notr too down wen we lose! ok.

    (steps away from computer)- whooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo yea!!! im ok. thanks all i was just needing some blood pressure pills. i ran out and teh doc gave me some. but i got a 300$ hospital bill now. thats what rangers do to me, but they are playing like warriors and i love this kind of hockey. thanks you goodnight

  109. ZzZZ NYR ZzZz " Its all about the Rangers !!!" ...& Greg L. on

    Rangers beat the Devils!!!! Get used to it. New Time , NEW ERA . We can all hold our heads high . I know alot of youse are yankee fans and the way they lost probally gave a few some sour grapes and sour tastes in yer mouths. Bostonians are perty happy the Yankees lost and ive heard a few snickers from other cities that comment on the Yankees dibocle . Its all about the Rangers now , lets bring home an underdog cup and deticate it to OUR ( your ) city for thoses Yankees and bring that NY passion to our Rangers !!!!!! This team is the best team in the NHL . Im on board the WHOLE WAY!!!!


  110. ZzZZ NYR ZzZz " Its all about the Rangers !!!" ...& Greg L. on


    ( Big Bonehead-dubi kiss for Mikeyyy)

  111. i was always a duby supporter so lets hear it for the man. and cally and the whole damn team minus rozy. yea yea ok he scored and stuff good job rozy, but he always effs up late in games. guy needs calm down pills more than me

  112. hey gregs. thanks bro. im really tireds now from the medicine. im goin bed. later and be back for work an them after that here!!!

  113. N.CountryNYRFan on

    I agree Linda, about Dubi, but he still needs to work on his scoring touch, but his work controlling the puck and setting up plays has been great.

  114. True about being out of gas in the third, and I think it’s a good sign that we were able to pull out a win after two tough games.

    It’s always a treat to beat funcle Marty.

  115. First of all, the Rangers were better AS A TEAM and this is probably the first time in a long time we can say it about the game vs. Devils.

    Second, Dubi is a true leader of this team at this point and in fact he should have been named the first star. It doesn’t matter much, of course since both Hank and Cally were stellar as well.

  116. ZzZZ NYR ZzZz " Its all about the Rangers !!!" ...& Greg L. on

    NEW Thread Carp…? Cuz tencally I would NOT be Carped. Im expecting it. So If Im Carp as Of right now as Im typing…It isnt a “true Carping” if ya get my drift.

  117. LindaCalPruBoylahan on

    NC, i think if Torts keeps that line together, all 3 will be pretty successful! They are so much fun to watch, and i think within the next week or two, they’ll be scoring at a pretty decent pace.

  118. MickeyM really likes the second line on

    Just figured out why Dubi’s playing so well. He’s trying to impress his Alaskan girlfriend- truck driver Lisa Kelly :)

  119. ZzZZ NYR ZzZz " Its all about the Rangers !!!" ...& Greg L. on

    Ahhh deba-ck-le , Ok now I feel dumb. Ty Mikey , Im off for food ORR-Style. Be back in a fewsies.

    RAngerssssssssss WE believe!!!!!!!!!!

  120. “3 wins due to a lot of effort and diligence with doing *a lot of the little things* right.”

    CT – step away from the pizza…

  121. LindaCalPruBoylahan on

    Awesome response CT!!!! lmao

    nice to see that our younger guys can do all those little things, and you could probably put 4 or 5 of them together and NOT come to 7 million dollars! ;-0

  122. MickeyM really likes the second line on

    Invisible. jpg. Didn’t notice in the little bit of ice time he got.

  123. Solid game — who knew? And who was in charge of performing the exorcism on Torts during the summer? He almost seemed pleasant in his press conference.

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