It’s Go Time!


To repeat: Biron in goal, Eminger stays in on defense, White in for Williams, who was Reddened. Sauer is prucha’d.

So the lineup, at least to start:


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  1. >>I did get carp’d! yeah! and I planned it! LGR!

    Thanks for not reposting the carp’d message.

  2. LindaCalPrustBoylahan on

    TR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! long time no read!!! good to see ya

    OMG the slilverlight feed on hockeystreams is awesome, and it’s MSG so I’m friggin ecstatic!

  3. paul g in sunrise on

    any on-line video feeds for tonights game – out of town on business and no center ice package?
    Thanks for the info

  4. Blogmama, my comment was meant as a compliment. My feeling is that nothing we say here [about hockey, of course] is that important that it should be posted twice.

    Good evening, LinCPB!

  5. I’ll tell ya, having been at a game for the first time in ages, this TV watching is carcillo :) I have tasted blood and I want more!

  6. I’m in! Sup, heads?
    I hope people who don’t read this often know the lingo. Is Sauer still hurt?

  7. LindaCalPrustBoylahan on

    lol JB, sometimes someone says something interesting and we don’t want it to get lost from being carped on the previous post. hehe think of it like twice baked potatoes ;-)
    Fringe next week!!!

  8. Mama, Im coming up to NY in February and Im taking you to MSG right behind the Rangers bench!!!! Got it?!

  9. LindaCalPrustBoylahan on

    guys, don’t forget… TONY in AZ is going to be in NY in November and I know he’d like to meet up with youse

  10. Shattenkirk Del Headzo on

    Evening all assen-head tenko’s! Been in Vegas the last few days & it was easier to find a winning blackjack table than a Rangers broadcast (read – lost everywhere & am now broke!!). The Rangers will make it all better though! Let’s Go Rangers! Let’s take out the Thrash!

    PS – Sire Father

  11. LindaCalPrustBoylahan on

    i just scared my cat! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO CALLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. deja (drury isnt bad his contract is) on

    i know its for a good cause but prust’s pink helmet strap is atrocious

  13. Shatten, you should have talked to me first. There’s a place that plays every game that’s playd ona given day/night (so you can bet, of course) but you could have watched. nice place. right on strip, too.

  14. LindaCalPrustBoylahan on

    lets not even fathom what might happen if all my guys score in the same game lol! only thing that would come close would be all 3 being in on one goal….lmao

  15. Thanks Leine!

    jbytes, are you purposely picking a fight with moi? meow!

    hey, in Prust I trust!!!

  16. Shattenkirk Del Headzo on

    Thanks Mama – i’ll remember that next time I go. And please tell me it’s in an “adult” establishment?!! I could kill two birds with one stone!

  17. Yeah, that’s where I hang Shatten….:) besides which, that ain’t too hard to find in Vegas

  18. missed the first couple of minutes and the goal but I am impressed so far. No let down from the last three games.

    Rangers are looking sharp, hard on the puck, some imagination on offense.

    That’s a great sign!

  19. LindaCalPrustBoylahan on

    did you see the tie on the thrashers coach!? we can never ridicule torts again!

  20. I am well, this is killing me…. every game we watched they lost, then we got busy and they started winning… its driving us mad but we aren’t going to watch till they lose… yes we are that superstitious at times….!

  21. Shattenkirk Del Headzo on

    Beth – stay away from Blogmama – she’s a bad influence. Linda whatever whateverhan is pretty cool though.

  22. LindaCalPrustBoylahan on

    lmao headzo..thanks ;-)

    Ag, if you’ve noticed, I have not said the typical lgr on fb the lately. i know all about those superstitions! We need mental help lol!

  23. LindaCalPrustBoylahan on

    tomb, i’m pretty stunned by the silverlight, and even got the pregame show! I’m thanking God for that right now lol

  24. LindaCalPrustBoylahan on

    lmfao @ extra forearm… i’m not going to say what could so obviously be said lol

  25. Joe’s extra forearm is rather small.

    Why did we allow that guy to go all the way down the ice and around our guys?

  26. that was not gorgeous. that was PUTRID defense. No reason for that whatsoever. We let him waltz around us.

  27. Oh well. Too early for an oh dear.
    Ag, oh baby, you missed one hell of a night on Sunday :)

    jybyes, but you’re poking me in the eye :)

  28. deja (drury isnt bad his contract is) on

    CR9 it was a bad defensive play there but sometimes you have to give the other team some credit it was a pretty sweet goal to shake off staal like that

  29. yes Lin and deja. Really, it doesn’t always mean we stink. other teams are allowed to play well every now and then and score. Heck, we even lost a few in the year that shall not be named :)

  30. Ive got ILB on my side. Ergo, Im right!


    In all seriousness, Little wont be able to make that same play the rest of the year. He just skated right by all of our players, and nobody even attempted to stop him. It was a nonexistent defensive effort.

  31. noremry – Ovie imitation, huh? LOL! Ive always yelled BOOM, since I was a kid. That, and BANG!

  32. Shattenkirk Del Headzo on

    Pretty sad actually Mamma – these days I dream about the the boys lifting the cup!

  33. Very good 5 on 3 kill there. And good to get into the intermission tied after dominating the early part of the period.

  34. They lost their intensity and concentration. Dubinsky took a lazy penalty. Hopefully that penalty kill will help them. And Torts needs to adjust their noses during the intermission

  35. Shatten, that’s a good dream :)

    spider, I am being subtle. It happens every now and then…..

    i gotta go get a snack….see ya in a bit

  36. In terms of that goal. Little made a good move. But he was allowed to pick up the speed in neutral zone- Avery should not have let him skate by, he wasn’t back checking. Staal’s position was wrong, he moved inside instead of outside and it was too late for Roszival to cover him. Not that he tried. Bad defensive coverage.

  37. I was gonna say that. Staal took two strides towards the middle and his momentum was going the wrong way when Little blew around him.

    lackadaisical defense there. I will forgive him this time.

  38. noremry – Orrsie posted a picture of Jaromir the other day. He’s still wearing Rangers shirts even though he’s in the KHL in Russia!

  39. Shattenkirk Del Headzo on

    This game has a feeling of a trap game, like in the NFL. A team riding high underestimates a lesser team & then goes & gets beaten. Seems like the boys are a little sluggish, as well as the crowd. Anybody at the game & can convey the vibe?

  40. LindaCalPrustBoylahan on

    i am sure Torts is politely telling them what they did wrong on the Thrashers goal. the guy was literally untouched.

  41. N.CountryNYRFan on

    Just got to my computer after watching the first period. Nice goal by Cally. Bad bad defense on Atlanta’s goal, man Staal got burned big time and then Rozy did his usual stick sweep check.

    How about those pink helmet straps?

    Lets goal rangers let kill off this penalty and take it to them in the 2nd.

    Stepan needs a goal or an assist or two. :)

  42. Just rewatched the Little goal (so to speak :)…yeah, we blew it, but he deserves the credit for keeping control and making that goal.

  43. doing Mama like watching tonight…..away from computer for the most part

    just wondering
    and Sather didn’t the BIG Byfuglien because….???

  44. Thrasher is down on the ice. I wonder if another penalty is coming our way. I dont see any refs arms raised!

  45. Whomever was looking for that Gabby white hoodie (I want one, myself)….

    Ive looked everywhere online for it, and cant find it anywhere.

  46. We dominated the first 10 minutes of the game and didnt see one Power Play. Wonder when we’ll get one…

  47. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " In Prust we trust!!!"...& Greg L. on

    BUff shot hurts a little. ( pun intended)

    Hope the little guy is just a little hurt.

  48. moved before this year and don’t get MSG. My buddy sent me a site called where the game is broadcast for free. Not the best picture, but much better than the $170 they want for centerice. Anyone heard of this site? If so, any issues?

  49. If this game continues the way it is, Torts face will start blending with his tie.. Slowly..

  50. Shattenkirk Del Headzo on

    And this game is putting me to sleep. The boys are playing down to to atl’s level.

  51. LindaCalPrustBoylahan on

    they’ve deadened the blog too… sheesh, lets get some freakin action here… oooy

  52. LindaCalPrustBoylahan on

    maybe he was thinkig about his post game frosted flakes..

    wow, back to the lackluster 2nd periods. they have stopped bringing it…

  53. N.CountryNYRFan on

    It would have been a good time for Boogey to do something even if it meant a penalty, just to wake this team up. Now this they score

  54. They just ran over our goalie, no penalty. Then give up another weak goal – not on Biron.

    Great timeout by Torts.

    We have to wake up; we certainly arent getting any help from the referees.

    I remember one of the names of the refs, Stephane Auger. I remember him as being anti-Ranger.

  55. We can turn this around. This game isnt even half over. Just got to wake up and put forth maximum effort.

  56. N.CountryNYRFan on

    Why are we wasting a roster spot everynight for the Booger. He can’t play and he doesn’t prevent a thing. I barely ever even see any emotion from him.

  57. LindaCalPrustBoylahan on

    Torts doesnt like stick checking… lol, i just thought that was funny since they do so much of it

  58. Like I said about Booger, he nor any other player can prevent the opposing teams from running over our goalies. Only one ….. ill finish later.

    Christensen got tripped down!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    And they blew the whistle early!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    COME ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  59. Great modern technology eh carp :) it’s humid outside so the ice is slush inside …..great. the world’s greatest arena!



  61. A Penalty!! Yippppeeee! Our first power play of the game! Make it count, guys! You aint likely to see any more!

  62. mao_del_zedongo on

    NJ toll authority or the Devils? Both seem to have some questionable financial practices….one toll clerk earned 325k….extra pay for working on his birthday too…kovie gets 100mil then shows up late for a meeting!! Coincidence? I think not!

  63. >>maybe they need some of that four loko drink

    Funny enough, I just learnt about that drink yesterday. I think I read a NYT article about it.

  64. ilb, ewwwww.

    norem, nah, he would have been looking behind the goal, but I’m not there :(

  65. Why can’t politicians find another way to put themselves in office instead of begging us for votes?

  66. LindaCalPrustBoylahan on

    lmao JB. shouldnt bloomberg be out telling people they can’t chew sugary bubblegum?

  67. >>What a defensive play there to get back and not commit a Penalty Shot penalty!

    He had no choice; he saw his hockey life flash in front of him.

    Oh dear!

  68. This is awful. Just gave up another crap goal. There must be something wrong with the ice; we’re misplaying pucks all night. We look like a pee wee team out there. Every puck right off our stick.

  69. LindaCalPrustBoylahan on

    thanks Spider, i thought i was hearing things. maybe he meant 2-1 for the 2nd period lol

  70. >>There must be something wrong with the ice…

    This is MSG; something is always wrong with the ice. But as we say in futbol, the playing surface is bad for both teams. Suck it up and PLAY!

  71. yes, CR, the ice is bad, but it’s our bad ice :) we should be able to play it! or maybe thrashers are enjoying the slow slush…..the bounces ain’t going our way that’s for sure.

  72. LindaCalPrustBoylahan on

    eeesh, thankfully that ugly mess is over! i hope Torts melts the pain off the walls, and the carpet spontaneously combusts!

  73. spider, true, (duh) or maybe they just have better ice in a smarter arena ? I dunno. really, I don’t.

  74. LindaCalPrustBoylahan on

    sigh, cross promotion. it’s bad enough we have to sit through cross promotion of the islanders and devils

  75. Shattenkirk Del Headzo on

    Mark Hoppus – sounds just like his dirty language on their live albums. He should go serenade the Ranger locker room with the song Stay together for the Kids

  76. Tank The Season on

    If we get a point out of this I’d be shocked. These are the types of games where we miss Gaborik.

  77. OK, I admit, even though I’m 26, I have no idea who Hoppus is. Should I? Do I even have to ?

  78. true story…
    mark hoppus gave me his bass once and i’ve interviewed and met tom delonge many times

    and Orr..they are 7 songs into new record

  79. You know, if I wanted to know basketball scores, I’d be watching basketball. Please, stop force-feeding me this stupid game!

  80. LindaCalPrustBoylahan on

    miked…is there a target date for release yet? i’m pretty sure my daughter still likes them

  81. I really hope these guys decide to play. It seems they have been spectators for the last period and a half. They have to come out hard, or Alanta will take control of the third also.

  82. >>…I have no idea who Hoppus is. Should I? Do I even have to ?

    You’re better off for it, Blogmama. Trust me!

  83. LindaCalPrustBoylahan on

    JB, you’re like the kiss of death for this team lol,,,put the magic eight ball away please ;-)

  84. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " In Prust we trust!!!"...& Greg L. on

    OGLA GET LOST YOU FAIR WEATHER FAN!!! Sureee go when we are losing. Who needs ya.

  85. if anismov is out that means Torts will pump drury’s finger full if roids and rush him back.

  86. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " In Prust we trust!!!"...& Greg L. on

    Torts wont let us rest . We are comming back ladies and gents!!!

  87. 5-2 ??

    I watch one inning of a baseball game, and we just gave up 2 goals. What a joke. Oh well, our 3 game winning streak was nice while it lasted. We just made this crap team look good.

  88. LindaCalPrustBoylahan on

    thanks miked, just sent her the link.

    what a let down this game has turned out to be. I didnt expect them to win every game, but its as if they used up all their energy in the first 6 minutes

  89. LindaCalPrustBoylahan on

    lmao, i have to agree with Headzo!!! at least Mark Hoppus was just an interview. i am still having nightmares of frehley.

    Ugh, that guys voice is absolutely grating.

  90. LindaCalPrustBoylahan on

    lmao @ toad… was that a typo or on purpose


  91. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " In Prust we trust!!!"...& Greg L. on

    Players should skate wrapped in bubble-wrap. That would do away with foolish injuries.

  92. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " In Prust we trust!!!"...& Greg L. on

    TODD WHITE!! Yo Orr , lets sign him and Christenson to long term NTC contracts huh?

  93. LindaCalPrustBoylahan on

    wait JB, we have the feared enforcer Boogaard, or, as I am just going to call him.. Humphrey

  94. LindaCalPrustBoylahan on

    ONE AWAY FROM MY TRIFECTA!! the boyfriend and the husband… lmao!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  95. LindaCalPrustBoylahan on

    damnit, i guess i gotta have lucky charms again saturday…. grrrr, i think i’ll go with the skittles

  96. Ah, this team is too much of a tease. I refuse to get excited about this ultimately failed comeback attempt.

  97. Thats how its done. they have actually played well for 3/4 of a period. so far. Avery is my hero.

  98. Here’s a historical first. mama is newspapering her own nose. then again, I never did really leave :) so it’s a Saturday, not a Sunday paper :)

  99. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " In Prust we trust!!!"...& Greg L. on

    Jbytes , Don’t worry be happy!!!! We are comming back and winning this THANG!!!



  100. it’s true Lin, I had it going on the computer filling in the fiance, ‘we scored… scored again’ and he immediately changed the channel back to MSG

  101. LindaCalPrustBoylahan on

    props to your man beth!

    Giants vs. Rangers in the world series…interesting eh?!

  102. Quick aside: still a lot of empty reds tonight, and I should have dvr’d Sunday…can totally see where I was every time camera goes near Hank….hartnell!

  103. No Boogeyman, Step-On, or Artie in the third. It’s not like you would notice Stepan not being there the way he was playing the first two.

  104. man…. they are dropping like flies. Let’s just get injuries out of the way now so they are healthy for the playoffs :)

  105. Shattenkirk Del Headzo on

    Note to Joe Mich – Mr Frodo hasn’t done anything in front of the net this year

  106. Shattenkirk Del Headzo on

    Beth – playoff’s? please…if they keep playing like they did for 45 mins tonight they ain’t makin it

  107. Czechthemout!!!! on

    Eric Chriscthensen sucks! I don’t get tbe infatuation this team has with this guy. He does nothing game in game out. Yet he gets top six minutes every game.

    This was Stepan’s worst game so far this year. Very disappointing effort overall.

  108. LindaCalPrustBoylahan on

    JB, once Flavah scored, i thought they’d tie it up.
    you are still a one man wrecking crew lol!!!

  109. OK, don’t have it in me for a post-game analysis (besides, that’s what Carp gets the big bucks for :)

    I will say this though, despite the problems, they rallied, and tried. And I’ll say this too. maybe if Hank had been in it would have been different. But Biron has to play sometime, and this was as good a game as any this point in the season against this team. Which I thought they’d win.

    All that said, thank you Sweet 16. This game was yours for the Rangers Aves. You rock. Carp, post-game quotes from him, whatever they may be, would be good :) thanks.

  110. Olga Folkyerself on

    LA 1 Hawks 1 in the second. Rangers play just well enough to lose.

    Giants lead Rangers 3-2 in the 5th.

  111. i have posted the same god damn thing 10 times with words altered, and it keeps getting stuck in the filter!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  112. LindaCalPrustBoylahan on

    prust with almost 18 minutes.. boyle with almost 12, boogiestein with 5 and a half. hmmm. guess we’ll be getting another call up if Double A is hurt.

  113. Oh, mama was at Sunday’s game. I have to be in the loop!

    That last two minutes the Rangers looked like chickens with their heads cut off.

  114. The whole “playing a full sixty minutes” is a joke. Atlanta obviously didn’t play hard for sixty minutes, did they?

  115. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " In Prust we trust!!!"...& Greg L. on

    Rangers showed grit , Todd White and Boyle got good goals and Gilroy almost tied it up. We had Biron let in a few too many or we would have won this game. We can look forward to competing with the other teams with the difference being a save or a PP game winning goal.

  116. >>That’s the game that will keep us out of the playoffs.

    Not really – there’ll be plenty more.

  117. I hope AA and Rozi aren’t hurt so bad they can’t come back Friday. I guess we’ll learn soon enough. Sigh. OK all, fading to black. Keep the faith!!!!! catch up with Carp and you tomorrow…..TA!

  118. sigh, and a wicky….spider, I only talked about my tix for that game here about 50 times :)

    ok, Ta….click.

  119. I think I had to type out the numbers for the post to go through!

    Three, Five, Two, Seven, Four, Seven, Six, Three

    Those are the numbers of PPA Atlanta had in their first eight games.

    That’s an avg. of above 4 PPA a game.

    You know how many PP’s the NYR got tonight? 1

  120. Olga Folkyerself on

    Atlanta doesn’t have to play a full 60 minutes, just a minute longer than the Rangers…

  121. Linda,
    members of alkaline trio, gym class heros, bad religion, p.o.s, angels and airwaves, interpol, rob zombie, lights, tegan and sara, new found glory, the gaslight anthem, b.o.b, etc

  122. rangersreport staff
    Anisimov took shot off ankle. Going for mri. Rozsival hyperextended knee should be ok.

  123. LindaCalPrustBoylahan on

    hopefully its just a bruise and not a fracture or broken. can’t afford to lose him, those guys clicked together and are fun to watch.

  124. i don’t even remember him taking a shot off the angle. don’t recall MSG showing a replay of something like that happening.

  125. gabby, prospal, drury, AA, sauer’s been scratched a couple games, injury also?

    Im already tired of the injuries.

  126. I’m sure you guys saw my twitter … Anisimov blocked a shot in the second and is going for MRI on his right ankle tomorrow. Rozsival hyperextended a knee and should be OK. Stepan was benched in the third.

    Will have more quotes and post-game stuff shortly.

  127. Orr – OMG! I remember that interview. I specifically remember that part now! They had a bunch of questions for the Rangers, and each player had the question, what is your favorite baseball team? And even Artem said the Yankees. But when it came to Boyle, they skipped the “what’s ur fav. baseball team?” question because he’s from Mass. LOL!

  128. LindaCalPrustBoylahan on

    lmao Orr, i wish i could have seen that interview!! cool ranch are pretty good, but nothing beats the original flavor.

  129. I was chomping on those Nacho Doritos yesterday. I threw them up, but it was worth it. I had to polish them off before someone got their hands on them.

    I’m on the fence when it comes to choosing a favorite between Cool Ranch and Nacho. Tough choice for me.

    I love that Hot Popcorn! Legendary! Hot Popcorn and that Mystic Soda drink used to be the ultimate combo.

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