Monthly Archives: October, 2010

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95 Reason for optimism

Hey, sorry I’m late again. Had an unexpected situation here at Blog HQ. Nothing major. ——————– As I said yesterday, the three wins in four nights reinforced my belief that this team is better than last year, and should make the playoffs — no guarantee, obviously, with so many teams…

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186 Devils-Rangers in review

Half a day late and several dollars short … It’s hard not to review the whole three games in four nights as one, because it really was a fabulous long weekend for your boys. Here’s my story from The Journal News and LoHud.com today. Small piece of news this morning:…

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86 Post-game notes and quotes

From the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES AND QUOTES October 24, 2010 – New York Rangers 3, New Jersey Devils 1 (Game No. 7, Home No. 3) • The Rangers defeated the New Jersey Devils, 3-1, tonight at Madison Square Garden to extend their winning streak to three games. …

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3 More post-game quotes

Ryan Callahan: “When we outwork the opponent, we’re a pretty tough team to beat and I think we showed that this weekend. And everybody’s excited.” On playing with Brandon Dubinsky and Artem Anisimov: “It’s been fun playing with those guys. Right from the start, the three of us were ready…

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13 Post-game quotes

John Tortorella: On what he liked best tonight. “Not one particular thing. The first two periods, I thought, throughout most of our team concept, I thought we were good. We were aggressive, again we handled the neutral zone well, our power play had some good looks — we don’t finish…

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479 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…

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75 Tortorella pre-game

First the news. As I tweeted earlier, Brandon Prust will play, though I can’t imagine he’ll be very attractive with that eye. Jeremy Williams may also play, in place of Todd White. Same lineup otherwise. Tortorella wouldn’t say whether Williams will play on the power play, where he excelled in…

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7 Devils’ dog and pony show

We don’t usually go too deep with the opponent, but I figured you guys would like the idea that the real circus is across the river now. It used to be the Rangers who were always doing something controversial, always making the big news, often embarrassingly so. Now it’s the…

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79 Devils-Rangers tonight

The Rangers recalled Jeremy Williams from Hartford today. I’m guessing he would fill in for Brandon Prust. Still awaiting word on Prust’s status after he was hit in the eye inadvertently by Gregory Campbell’s stick in Boston. He reportedly flew home with the team last night, and I was just…

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34 Post-game notes

From the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES October 23, 2010 – New York Rangers 3, Boston Bruins 2 (Game No. 6, Away Game No. 4) * The Rangers defeated the Bruins, 3-2, tonight at TD Garden, tallying two goals in a 27-second span of the first period to win…

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411 It’s Go Time!

Don’t have time to give you much more than this … then again you guys don’t usually need more than this. Same lineup as in Toronto, except Lundqvist in goal, with Biron backing up (wonder if Biron might get the nod vs. Devils tomorrow?) That means Sauer is in again,…

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64 Rangers at Bruins tonight

Does it strike you odd that the Rangers are in Boston for a Saturday night game? Isn’t it almost always a matinee? I’m glad. I have another football playoff game today — assuming I thaw out. Played golf yesterday and actually got hit my snow/sleet for a while, had winds…

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188 Rangers-Leaves in review

Some thoughts: 1) Ryan Callahan didn’t score again. He did everything but score. He created chances, had chances, and did all those Callahan things he always does, too.His best game of the season. Easily. 2) Brandon Dubinsky’s played some good games since the season began. I thought this was his…

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85 Post-game notes

From the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES October 21, 2010 – New York Rangers 2, Toronto Maple Leafs 1 (Game No. 5, Away Game No. 3) * The Rangers defeated the Maple Leafs, 2-1, tonight at Air Canada Centre, tallying two goals in a 61-second span of the first…

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402 It’s Go Time!

First, the lineup. Not sure who’s playing where, but Martin Biron gets his first start in goal as a Ranger, and Steve Eminger is prucha’d. Since the Rangers have only one extra player — Eminger in this case — it means that Mike Sauer goes back in, everybody else remains…

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119 Rangers-Leaves tonight

Hockey night in Canada. Start of a big early-season stretch (three in four nights; six in 10) and an early-season test. I suspect Henrik Lundqvist starts tonight in Toronto, and Martin Biron gets the nod Saturday in Boston, Lundqvist back in Sunday vs. Devils. That’s my educated guess, nothing more.…

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151 Walking a tightrope

The Rangers head out for a two-game trip with the minimum 12 forwards, and one extra D-man. Which means pretty much everybody who played Monday plays in Toronto tomorrow. Martin Biron is expected to get his first Rangers start in the next three games (in four days), and I’m expecting…

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194 Avs-Rangers in review

If this is Life without Gaborik, the Rangers are in trouble. As I wrote in my column in The Journal News and on LoHud.com today, I don’t think that’s necessarily the case. But they’ve got to be better than that. And they should be better than that. 1) If you…

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77 More post-game quotes

Michael Del Zotto: “With the way we’re working, you’ve got to think we’re going to get a bounce here or there, and it’s just unfortunate we didn’t get one today.” On his retaliation penalty after Galiardi boarded Girardi: “After you see Gabby go down last game from a hit from…

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16 Post-game notes

From the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES AND QUOTES October 18, 2010 – New York Rangers 1, Colorado Avalanche 3 (Game No. 4, Home No. 2) • The Rangers were defeated by the Colorado Avalanche, 3-1, tonight at Madison Square Garden.  New York is now 1-2-1 overall, including a…