It’s Go Time!


To repeat today’s reports from other sites:

Mike Sauer goes back into the lineup tonight, as does Todd White. Evgeny Grachev gets another look, too. That means Derek Boogaard and Matt Gilroy are prucha’d. Coach John Tortorella told reporters that the prucha-ing of Gilroy has nothing to do with Gilroy’s play, but that he needs to get Sauer a game. I believe him.

The best news for youse guys is that Marian Gaborik skated today. Still no timetable on his return, but that’s Step 1.

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  1. LindaCalPrustBoylahan on


    rough day at work, hoping for a well played game with us getting 2 points!

  2. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Champs are ChUmPs "...& Greg L. on

    just watch those folks who cheer on the BlachChumpS go away once the Rangers start winning.


  3. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Champs are ChUmPs "...& Greg L. on

    GO BOYS!!!!!!! Lets show these pretenders whos the boss ’round here!!!!!!

  4. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Champs are ChUmPs "...& Greg L. on




  5. Olga, this is serious….Don’t push it or we may make you adhere to your last name. Closely.

  6. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Champs are ChUmPs "...& Greg L. on

    Its still early yet ORR to worry. Boogaard could score 2 , then pop in a few near the end. Worried…nawwww Boogaard will deliver.

    GO RANGERSSS!!!!!!!!

  7. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Champs are ChUmPs "...& Greg L. on

    …poke this badger with a stick and I’ll bite you!!!!


  8. Olga, thanks. Now pass on to the whole family please. We always enjoy you here, but if you want to fly that flag tonight, I’ll find another blog for you for the evening. We good? Good!

    ORR, litter box references are not conducive to diplomatic negotiations…..

  9. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Champs are ChUmPs "...& Greg L. on

    {{{ LINDA}}} for her Monday bluuuuuues!!


  10. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Champs are ChUmPs "...& Greg L. on

    WOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO we fly only RANGERS flags ’round here!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WTG MOMMA!!!!!!!!

    ohhh ohhh ohhh hey!!! hey!!! hey!!! hey!! hey!!

  11. LindaCalPrustBoylahan on

    Always a bonus Gab! enjoyed those pics you posted up from the game!

    Hey NC!!

    Thanks Greg

  12. mao- i like that you think duby and cally are the greatest and all that. i love both of them. but is my post really that far off? so on a great team, lets say the hawks. where on teh depth chart would cally or duby be placed? 3rd line? 2nd line? ther not 1st liners, yet. i love callys grit and hustle and dubys skill. both are really good homegrown kids that grew up rangers and are proof that we dont need to look outside the oragnisation for talkent all the time. but cmon man, without gabby how long you think both of them can carry the load? a guy liek sharp, hes got what 10 goals? more than duby and cally combined and hes the 3rd best forward on teh team. i never said a bad thing about duby. in fact i always ask the same thing you do. why do people hate duby? or dislike him and his holdout or whatever. for what they do and maybe theyre not teh most gifted players, they are integral parts of any team. i’ll admit, when i wrote that post in the morning, i hadnt had my cofee yet, so yea i wouldnt say theyre 3rd liners. also, with the minutes theyve been getting, theyre right where they should be in terms of production. i will take back the 3rd liner comment. yes, it was earlya nd just woke up.

  13. Gift of GAB-orik on

    anyone got a stream link?? channelsurfing isn’t working… i don’t want to watch the byfuglien flyers!!

  14. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Champs are ChUmPs "...& Greg L. on

    Im ready HUGO!!!! Im so happy I could Dubi-kiss Olga!!!!!


  15. Wondering why they can’t give Roszi a few nights off with pay! Maybe the Rangers management are afraid that they’ll see what mostly everyone else does!!! Anyhow let’s go Rangers!

  16. N.CountryNYRFan on

    Little bummed i won’t be able to watch the entire game tonight, gotta leave at 8:45 to play hockey. I’ll make sure to catch up on the news here when i get home.

  17. MickeyM survived this work week! Woohoo! on

    Heya all!

    I’m home on a workday before it gets dark! Yay! Political season is over for us! YAAY!

    Rangers game- triple YAAY!

  18. jybytes……grrrrrrrrrrrrr!

    Hey Carp, Olga promises to keep the family in line tonight. If not, can I used my special powers just for fun!?

  19. They really need to get themselves a play making center.

    Great save and great hit by Staal!!!!!!!

  20. Does Christensen ever win a physical battle?


    sure…he beat Sather in thumb-wrestling and won himself a two year NHL contract!

  21. MickeyM is thrilled that Political season is over! on


    Need to pick up a tad. Dubi-AA-Cally are going against the Hawks top line and top D pair. Gonna be a long night for them. Someone else needs to score.


  23. atta boy ec!! why is he playing again??? hank just let kopecky park his ass right in his face. wtb?? knock him outta the way

  24. LindaCalPrustBoylahan on

    hank needs to go Edward scissorhands on people

  25. MickeyM is thrilled that Political season is over! on

    I take that back.. it’s Dubinsky’s goal. Still, yaaay!!

    And now to go put laundry in the dryer and eat dinner.

  26. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Champs are ChUmPs "...& Greg L. on

    Before that goal by us I thought we may go into the intermission down a goal. I thought even if we are down by a goal , we got this game …then BLAMO!! SCOREESSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!


  27. Not exactly LQ’s job to push players out of his way LOL Staal & Girardi were way out of position standing around looking at the play and not paying attention to the players that were behind them.

  28. ha yea!!! i got sharp, seabrook, kane, cally, turco and dz playing on my fantasy team mako!! u see my record yet? im comin for a rematch this year!

    and mao, ur lookin mighty good right about now!

  29. Rangers defense is brutal. The hawks had not one guy but two guys open by themselves in front of hank on the power play goal.

  30. what duby scored??? darn, that means hes better than cally!! why is he always getting teh goals? it should be AA’s goal!! start sharing boys or you’ll be split up and put in the corner!

  31. tomb- i know i saw that. 2 wide opn guy. theyre afraid of the point shots and try to force them but they leave hank open. still, hank was practically in makeout distance from kopeckys ass. he couldve shoved him outta the way or something.

  32. Mike How ya feeling?

    Yeah yeah yeah yeah… unfortunately the schedule has been not too kind for me. Im not worried about the start yet. Effing Kovy man… I thought he was going to light it up. But guess not. I maybe trading him soon ;) Its good to see my sis doing well ;)

  33. LindaCalPrustBoylahan on

    i got the nhl network on the tv, and the Rangers feed on hockey streams!!

    the man is on the phone upstairs! HEHEH HOCKEY!!!!!!!

    although, I think he may be on the phone with his friend, who, at 41, went to the dr today and they found a mass near/on his pancreas. Say a prayer please.

  34. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Champs are ChUmPs "...& Greg L. on

    We can beat these guys . We win this and we are golden!!!

  35. Olga Folkyerself on

    Trade Dubi to Chicago, they’ll take him. Youse want Jessiman back? He’s like new. Never been used.

  36. LindaCalPrustBoylahan on

    lol Mako, i just saw that!! how in the hell did THAT happen??? I’m brawlin with somerset this week! He promised he’d trash talk me when our matchup came to be. Where is he lol~!

  37. I have no confidence in this team when they’re at MSG. So, I wont get to excited after that goal.

    Hopefully it energizes the crowd, because that was the most pathetic group of fans I’ve ever heard at MSG at the start of a game.

    Maybe they were doing a tribute to the new AMC series, The Walking Dead.

  38. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Champs are ChUmPs "...& Greg L. on

    Tomg , our defense is not brutal . WE have the most blocked shots in the league . ok ok that play was brutal but these kids are trying!!!

    Go Rangerssssss!!!!

  39. LindaCalPrustBoylahan on

    thats pretty sad when the best thing about our defense is them leading the league in blocked shots ;-)

  40. i know bass, i just said hi to u in the hockeystreams chat.

    makotenkochevoriksimovskyhan- im great now. thanks bud. i will be good if i can git some damn medical insurance. its killing me. got no money between my bp meds, dr fees, child support, car insurance and all my vices!!! rangers being one of them :)

  41. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Champs are ChUmPs "...& Greg L. on

    ORR , we need more voacl fans. I agree .

    GO RANGERSSSSSSSSSS!!!! Lets KO the Champs with OUR Lundqfist!!!!!!

    Rangers in 3 , no overtime need tonight. These so called champions are going down. The Rangers will prevail. I garentee the victory ..Mark Messier style!!!!


  42. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Champs are ChUmPs "...& Greg L. on

    TY mikey!!! My bad tomb.

    GO RANGERSSSS!!!. This will catapult us in the standings when we win guys!!!

  43. Good God Bro!!

    Sis – Im sorry to hear about the bad news. I will indeed say a prayer for your friend.

  44. Greg, have I told you before how I love your positive attitude :)
    man, I’m working up a sweat keeping up with tv and here tonight….

  45. Sorry to hear that Linda…sending prayers and good vibes his way!! Hope everything is ok. Scary situation that Pancreas!

  46. LindaCalPrustBoylahan on

    thanks Bro and Fozzy. pretty scary. i’m waiting for the man to come downstairs, but he’s still on the phone.

  47. The moment Drury comes back, the Rangers will become the world shot blocking champions. They are that close already

  48. Rangers block a lot of shots…

    2004 Stanley Cup Champion Tampa Bay Lightning was the best shot-blocking team in the entire league!

    I’m just sayin’…

  49. MickeyM is thrilled that Political season is over! on

    Hitting’s picking up by the boys. Most excellent.

    Linda, saying a prayer for your friend.

  50. I’m not sure if the NHL network has made anyone aware of this, but Chicago has the number three PP in the league.

  51. LOL Winston…that, and the Rangers are the #1 shot-blocking team in the league…in case you missed it!

  52. Blue Seat Horror on

    Frolov = Higgins and Kotalik combined thus far. Gets prime offensive chances and misses, costs $3 mil, coasts back to the defensive zone. Hope he can find his game. Hope he’s not moping about not being able to play with Gaborik.

  53. I don’t see any reasons to worry if Drury quietly ( an operative word) slides into the lineup instead of White, CCCP

  54. mao_del_zedongo on

    egads! me was driving and i have no clue whats going on!! any feed anywheres?

    GREG IS DA MAN!! atta boy, brother!

  55. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Champs are ChUmPs "...& Greg L. on

    PP comming up!!!!!! I want Grachev to be the hero!!!!

  56. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Champs are ChUmPs "...& Greg L. on

    Mao , its on NHL Network !! Hurry!!! Games close . ty btw .. Right now Hank is the man cuz he stellar again!!!

    Rangers !!!! Its all ’bout the “W”

  57. Haha, Flyers fans are whining that Briere got 3 games for the stick to the head…lucky that’s all he got!

  58. mao_del_zedongo on

    Im going old school!!! Radio!! Not since the days of walt poddubny have i listened to the radio!!! LOL

  59. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Champs are ChUmPs "...& Greg L. on

    One period left and I say we go ALL OUT . Why not? Beat these Hawks and were Champions for the day …!!!! Thats right !!!

    We need a hero . Whom ever scores the game winner is one.

    Our goaltending is better then the Stanley Cup Champs…ahhh feels good to say that!!

  60. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Champs are ChUmPs "...& Greg L. on

    ohhh ohhh ohhh hey!!! hey!!! hey!!! hey!! hey!!



  61. MickeyM is thrilled that Political season is over! on

    Dang, I missed the goal, was getting laundry.


  62. Avery is SOOOOOOOOOOOO good behind the net. Its impressive.

    Well the ref who was staring at the elbow should have called that.

  63. LindaCalPrustBoylahan on

    its pretty pathetic Winston. I’m louder in my living room than this crowd is at the game… bastages

  64. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Champs are ChUmPs "...& Greg L. on



  65. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Champs are ChUmPs "...& Greg L. on

    Big deal!!! We didnt think t would be too easy did we?

  66. That was all lundqvist. Bad goal. If it wasn’t quiet there before it is now

    But Wait, wooooooooooo hooooooooooo!

  67. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Champs are ChUmPs "...& Greg L. on


    ohhh ohhh ohhh hey!!! hey!!! hey!!! hey!! hey!!

  68. Blue Seat Horror on

    Damn. I was just thinking about how Lundqvist hadn’t let in any soft goals in a while.

    Gotta love the moxy by our “third liners”. Nicely done by #26. Now let’s finish this.

  69. MickeyM is thrilled that Political season is over! on

    TMM: the renney special

    (and i actually liked the guy as coach, just not the tmm penalties)

  70. Callahan is magical!

    I missed the first period because of the subway delays on the N/Q, so I couldn’t figure out for a while in the second period if Del Zotto or Gilroy were out until MDZ had that good setup for Fedotenko.

  71. MickeyM is thrilled that Political season is over! on

    Good lookin’ PP by the Hawks, better PK by the Rangers.

    4 on4.. (crosses fingers)

  72. Mao_Del_Zedongo on

    tomb, sounded like his pudding was taken away after the rangers

    LETS GO RANGERS!!! come on guyss!!! you can do this!!

  73. Jackwagon announcer sounds like he’s hosting a game show or something with the voice inflection up and down and all over

  74. LindaCalPrustBoylahan on

    Rozsi has played a decent game tonight… and at one point, he almost looked quick!

  75. MickeyM is thrilled that Political season is over! on

    That Boyle is the ice this late in the game shows how much he’s gotten better as a player and how much Torts has come to trust him in a short period of time. Major kudos to him.

  76. LindaCalPrustBoylahan on

    his work over the offseason with his skating has certainly made him a more confident player! The fact that he did what he needed to do in the offseason has given Torts the belief in him! GOOD JOB FLAVAH!

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

    not reading any posts due to the fact that I am just now at the first intermission on the dvr, bad penalty by EC and nice goal in the traffic area by dubinsky. Kopecky needed to be “cleared” on that chicago goal!!!

  78. Blue Seat Horror on

    Oh now there’s an effing penalty? Regurgitated the whistle did you you jackwagon?!!!

  79. MickeyM is thrilled that Political season is over! on

    DUBI! Wins the draw and what an effort to get the pucl out!


  80. LindaCalPrustBoylahan on


    GREAT GAME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! wow, i’d take a game like this EVERY NIGHT!!!

    thanks boys, for making my horrible day end on a great note~!

  81. MickeyM is thrilled that Political season is over! on

    That double secret handshake between Prust, Boyle and DZ cracks me up.

  82. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Champs are ChUmPs "...& Greg L. on

    : Bonehead Stick Salute : to all of you!!!!!!!

    Tonight we beat the Champs .

    A much needed 2pts and moral victory.

  83. Blue Seat Horror on

    Seriously, Drury’s such a team guy. I don’t think Drury would mind if they stripped the C from him and gave it to Callahan…do you?

  84. Great game! And a great home win! Here is your confidence, boys. I guess ” yellow doesn’t make them sad”

  85. LAWL @ all the jackwagon references in the last 5 minutes of the game. character building win right here…..good game Pack line. We outworked a more talented team….Even with the goal, I’d like to be forced to know that Fro and EC are out there more often. But like Fran says, they’re not flashy type players. EC’s goal reminded me of the one he scored last year against the devils: outwait the defender, goalie has no chance with his forehand. LGR!!!!

  86. Very good effort by the Rangers! It sucks that not only do they constantly have to beat the opposing team, but the blind as a bat refs as well!!!

  87. Mao_Del_Zedongo on

    stick raise, greg!!

    great game!!

    good night all!!

    dubi made the WORD of MAO look good…thank you, dubi! dubi-kisses around!

  88. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Champs are ChUmPs "...& Greg L. on



    Do It Torts!!!! Promote one of these guys!!!!

  89. Forgot to mention…did anyone else notice in the 1st when Rozi hit someone behind the net, took the puck, and skated away with the “i’m the man” look? I was WTB?!?!? Is that Rozi?!?!

  90. ORR!! Stay On The Road!! says:
    November 1, 2010 at 6:48 pm

    Games at MSG are not enjoyable these days.

    EAT YOUR WORDS NAY SAYER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  91. Did you guys with HD see how pissed Torts was after the maybe-interference on Callahan after the second-to-last draw of the game? He was screaming, jumping up and down, and then more so when Girardi got called.

    Great game for the “first line.” Can’t argue with the three stars!!

  92. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Champs are ChUmPs "...& Greg L. on

    Hate to gloat ….BUT , HAHAHAHAHAhahhaaa WE WON!!!!! TAKE THAT olga!!!! In yer face!!! Whos better? Ummmmm lemme think…Rangers won tonight . Better goaltending and better shot blocking. In a 4 game series , we take 4 out 6 and hand it to these clowns. Flyers suck so bad they lose to the Chicago ” lose and get a draft pick” team and we hand it to these guys. WTG. We are bad…you know it!!!!

    WE are the Champions ( sings along Olga) my friendssssss!!!

  93. Olga and family, thanks for your most generous behavior here tonight, I truly appreciate it.

    Which is why it kinda pains me to do this :) but seriously, thanks….but this is a Rangers blog…sooo

  94. Blue Seat Horror on

    They looked great tonight. Full effort. And they made a more talented team look uncomfortable. Definitely got into Duncan Keith’s head, blocking 12 of his shots and taking away his game. He looked afraid to take a hit out there. Awesome.

    Intimidation…without Boogaard in the line-up. Interesting.

  95. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Champs are ChUmPs "...& Greg L. on


    heyyy heyyy heyyyyy Lets go Rangerssss HEY HEY HEY oy oy oy oy!!!

  96. That was a great win. Hard fought, battle, smart little plays, blocking shots, tenacity. THIS IS THE TEAM WE ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL WANT TO SEE!!!!

  97. After Boyle ran over Keith, Keith definitely looked around twice before going back behind his net/in the corners.

  98. MickeyM is thrilled that Political season is over! on

    Best win of the season, imho.

    Who were the 3 stars?

  99. Olga Folkyerself on

    Hey, I didn’t lose tonight. I liked both teams and it was a great game to watch.

    And I got to poke at badger greg some more. See him scoot around the cage?


  100. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Champs are ChUmPs "...& Greg L. on

    Hank is having his best season by far.

    Dubinsky is clutch.

    Staal is a brute.

    Our shot blocking is second to NONE. We are the best , even with out Drury. Amazing.

  101. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Champs are ChUmPs "...& Greg L. on

    The Rangers are better then Chicago.

    Hank is better then Turco.

    Rangers have more heart then Chickago.

    Rangers have more grit.

    Rangers have more fans.

    Chicago has more losses.


  102. Best season?

    I wont eat my words. As of right now, NYR are a crappy home team. They’ll need to fix that with some consistency at home. Hopefully tonight is the start of that, but I can never get my hopes up with this team these days.

    Now! I’m off to watch The Walking Dead episode 1! You guys can go watch your baseballs and your footballs :P

  103. MickeyM is thrilled that Political season is over! on

    or not. Renertia with the 3-run jack off Lee.

    Back to hockey, though.. Imagine when Gabby and Prospal come back and form 2/3rds of the first line, how awesome will it be that Dubi-AA-Cally will effectively be the second line. They’ve been SO good early on.

  104. SF Giants just went up 3 runs up on Texas in the 7th!


    I love SF and they deserve the championship!

  105. Greg, what I’ve said before :)

    OK all, it’s still a Monday. Great game!!! I’m signing off for now, but will catch up before Thursday!


  106. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Champs are ChUmPs "...& Greg L. on

    Whoaaaaa whoaaa whoaaaa Lets GO RANGERS!!!!!

    ( dancing on my floor )


    Hate to brag but im 2 – 2 in Garentee win games!!!!!

    call it the Greg L Gareteee.

    BTW Chicago lost tonight. No points . Lost to the Rangers. The Rangers? Yeah , there badazz man. Without Gaborik ,guys like Dubi and Cally run the show. Nice. Hank is unstoppable.

  107. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Champs are ChUmPs "...& Greg L. on

    This one will last a lifetime!!!! …OH no what did I just do/say!!!?? Nawwww.

  108. LindaCalPrustBoylahan on

    ok, Hawaii Five O on in 8 minutes! It’s been a pleasure celebrating a well played, blue collar game/win with you tonight!!

    catch ya’s later!

  109. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Champs are ChUmPs "...& Greg L. on

    Sather signed Frolov to 1 year . Hugo ,your point is garbage. Your team LOST tonight so go cry in yer soup you sucker!!! HAHAHAHA Rangers won , Sather won.

    FIRE BOMAN!!!!!

  110. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Champs are ChUmPs "...& Greg L. on

    Oh no Linda watching reruns from the ’80’s. Have fun Linda!!!!!


  111. Czechthemout!!!! on

    Quick, trade Dubinski! To all his haters, up yours! That includes you Li Joe. I know you don’t post here anymore. But I bet you still read the posts here.

    I can’t believe that I am about to type this,but here goes. The Dubi AA Cally line is one of the best lines in the entire NHL!!!!

    I still can’t believe I just posted that about a Rangers line! WoW!

  112. the Rangers are the best shot-blocking team in the league, bar none. THAT is the main reason for their success lately. they have blocked about 70 shots in the last 2 games alone.

  113. ha! stop….my abs!! I am signing off….bless all the Folks, but still behave! that was our deal family even though I am going niters. …LGR!

  114. Blue Seat Horror on

    I accidentally left MSG on when they cut off the Tortorella presser to put on Boomer Carton reruns and I can feel my intelligence oozing out my ears. It hurtses us.

  115. Shoryuken on Glen Sather on

    Orr you’re never gonna get over Dubinsky’s holdout, are you? Let it go, man, he’s playing outstanding hockey. Try to enjoy it.

  116. Czech that’s funny. I read old LI Joe’s his garbage elsewhere too.

    He’s another guy who knows nothing about hockey and doesn’t mind proving it daily.

  117. about that holdout. Sather increased his offer from 522k to 700k at the end? how can you blame the guy? He was offering Dubi a paycut.

  118. Olga Folkyerself on

    ilb- what happens to greg when the Rangers actually win something important? Does his head explode?

    I’d pay a buck to see that…

  119. Shoryuken on Glen Sather on

    tomb, I agree. You gotta put yourself in the player’s shoes, it’s a violent game and one play can alter a career. You gotta get your dough while your body can still earn that NHL paycheck. I don’t blame these guys (or the NFL ones).

  120. Solid game, and a pleasure to watch. Philly will be tough, and Torts can’t keep playing Anisimov’s line every other shift indefinitely.

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

    still haven’t caught up on any posts yet, but just finished watching the game and great great play by dubi at the end to knock the puck out of the zone. I wish he would have got the hat trick though (love to see guys get tricks).

    But I am still not sold on him as a team leader (sorry tomb) with a letter.

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