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November 1, 2010 – New York Rangers 3, Chicago Blackhawks 2 (Game No. 11, Home No. 6)

  • The Rangers defeated the Chicago Blackhawks, 3-2, tonight at Madison Square Garden, to improve to 6-4-1 overall, including a 2-3-1 mark at home.
  • The Blueshirts were credited with 35 hits and 33 blocked shots in the contest, led by Steve Eminger’s game-high, six hits and Dan Girardi’s six blocked shots.  The Rangers now lead the league in both hits and blocked shots, registering 327 hits and 223 blocked shots on the season, while Girardi is tied for the NHL lead with 41 blocked shots on the season.
  • New York notched one goal in three power play opportunities (5:00), and have now tallied five goals on the man advantage in the last six games (5-23, 21.7% over the span).
  • Brandon Dubinsky tallied two straight goals, including a power play tally 55 seconds into the third period, and has now registered seven points (four goals, three assists) in the last six games.  He is currently tied for fourth in the NHL with seven goals on the season, and is tied for the team lead with four multi-point performances.  Dubinsky also won a team-high, nine faceoffs in 12 attempts (75%), and led all Rangers’ forwards with 22:02 of ice time.
  • Ryan Callahan recorded two assists, picking up an assist on both of Dubinsky’s goals, to extend his scoring streak to a career-high, seven games (four goals, seven assists over the span).  He is tied with Dubinsky for the team lead with four multi-point efforts on the season, including four of the last five games during the streak.  Callahan also registered five hits and tied for the game-high with six blocked shots, and now ranks fourth in the NHL with 42 hits and leads all league forwards with 20 blocked shots on the season.
  • Artem Anisimov tallied two assists, including one on the power play, and recorded four blocked shots in 18:13 of ice time.  Anisimov has now registered six points (two goals, four assists) in the last seven games, including five assists in the last five contests.
  • Henrik Lundqvist stopped 33 of 35 shots to improve to 5-3-1 overall, including a 2-2-1 mark at home.  Lundqvist, who is now 36-17-11 against Original Six opponents in his career, has stopped 30 or more shots in seven of his nine appearances this season.  He is now 4-1-0 in his last five starts, registering a 1.82 goals against average, .949 save percentage and one shutout over the span.
  • Erik Christensen notched the game winning goal at 6:36 of the third period, just 28 seconds after Chicago’s Patrick Kane tied the score at two goals apiece.  The goal was assisted by Brandon Prust and Michael Del Zotto.  Prust has now recorded an assist in each of the last two games.  Del Zotto, who was a plus-one in the contest, has registered a plus or even rating in each of the last six games (plus-five over the span).
  • After an off day tomorrow, the Blueshirts’ practice schedule for Wednesday, November 3, is 10:30 a.m. at the MSG Training Center.
  • The Rangers will return to action when they face-off against the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday, November 4, at the Wells Fargo Center (7:00 p.m.), in the first game of a back-to-back set against Atlantic Division opponents. The game will be televised live on MSG Network, and can be heard on Bloomberg Radio.

John Tortorella on Henrik Lundqvist… “He has made some big saves at key times.  It is so important.  I think it works off one another.  The players are playing hard for him blocking shots and Henrik has made some key saves at some key times in games that we won.”

Brandon Dubinsky on Ryan Callahan… “He is a great player and he is really coming into his own offensively.  He is such a leader and he leads by example.  He is being rewarded, so that is pretty special right now.”

Dan Girardi on blocking shots… “You get in the lane and sacrifice your body for the team. There’s no skill about it, you just get in the lane and go down. That’s about it.”

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  1. Fox totally screwing up the coverage of the celebration … as usual. Do we really need to see a bunch of people clapping their hands in San Francisco while there’s a team celebrating on the field in Arlington?

  2. I’m watching the Devils. They’re starting to look very much like 1998-2004 New York Rangers. I hope they can repeat that unbelievable feat.

  3. Jay Riemenschneider on

    So far this team is far more entertaining to watch than any other Ranger team of the last decade. I could even deal with a little losing if they at least keep looking like they give two Byfugliens.

  4. Just back from the game (not often I get to say that). My main thought: Why can’t they give that kind of effort/performance every game? Especially against average teams from the Southeast?

  5. Izzy Mandlebaum on

    All the high contracts (well, most) are off the team or not playing. You think that has anything to do with it?

  6. Dubi had a great game but Cally had a monster game. I dont want to sit anyone for Drury but whos sitting for Gabby?

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

    Thanks carp!

    guess that is what i get for watching the game late on the dvr and then not reading any posts before posting…..a good and late carping of sorts….the repost:

    wicky© (Our D is a bunch of poussins and belongs in MAMBY PAMBY LAND!!!!) says:
    November 1, 2010 at 10:55 pm
    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.

  8. wicky I wasn’t attacking you. I was just trying to defend guy I have watched for years.

    I know he is kind of goofy. he has to lead by example

  9. Blue Seat Horror on

    Watching the Devils play so poorly is losing its charm. I’m starting to feel sorry for them…almost. Bwahhahahahah!

    Don’t think Taormina’s going to sleep very well tonight.

  10. Was the loudest of my coworkers in sect 350. A bunch of euros that care more about fussball than hockey. Textbook D through most of the game, love to see them
    tighten up to play a solid in-zone game.

  11. Blue Seat Horror on

    Do you think the Devils are ready to trade Kovalchuk for Roszival and Redden yet? Even money for some veteran D.

  12. miked

    Stepan just needs to grow.

    He has talent. don’t give up on him. he is a keeper. it wont take him 3 years.

  13. Izzy Mandlebaum on

    where are those Dubi trade proposals now???

    Where they have always been, in the feeble minds…

  14. Baseball Championship celebration is lame! The Commissioner’s Trophy? Is that what its called? really?? And the trophy presented in a private room to the owner of the team?? really??


    Though, i am happy for SF! I have some relatives and friends living in SF! Great City! Great people! Congrats!

  15. Izzy Mandlebaum on

    Yeah, I was watching it too. It’s like they don’t want any fans to find out what they are doing. Looks like it was held in somebody’s basement at home.

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

    I apologize for coming off a bit snide the other day, it had been a long few post concussion days (still not an excuse for being snide with a fellow ranger fan). I actually left out the word “leader” in my post about dubi. I honestly don’t think he is a letter wearing leader type, but like I did say in my post very talented and I agree he is playing quite well at this point.

  17. Izzy Mandlebaum on

    More like ” Jimmy Dolan, send your valet to come get the Cup you could care less about…”

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

    but I would trade him for ovi straight up!

  19. Wicky,

    It’s all good.

    I got more weirded out for getting personally called out.
    I forgot about that post. alcohol was involved.

    No apology is necessary. I didn’t even read the whole post. I saw the tone, I skipped the rest.

    we are passionate about out Rangers that’s the good part. you would never believe my story.

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

    no, still rocking the 12 confirmed, the post concussion syndrome really gives me issues still. Thanks for asking!

  21. I just saw the Seinfeld with Izzy as the physical trainer. Butterbean.

    Did you catch Tim Lincecum holding the trophy? The Fox clown asked him “How’s that look?” And Lincecum goes, “Shiny.”

    Good night boys and girls and Butterbeans.

  22. Timmy! Mitch Kramer all grown up.

    I dunno I have a soft spot for guys that exhibit brains over brawn. Supposedly his father figured out the physics of throwing a pitch at max velocity using his frame and that’s why he has such a unique windup.


  23. N.CountryNYRFan on

    Just finished watching the game on Rangers in Sixty. Wow Cally had a Monster game and is the leader of this team. The Dubi-AA-Cally line was great. LQ came up with some great saves too. Once we have Gabby back and he gives this team another offensive threat I think it will be even better for the Dubi,AA,Cally line. They are gonna put up some good numbers this year.

  24. N.CountryNYRFan on

    hopefully Froloaf’s stone hands go away when Gabby gets back, he might not be hurting the team, but he ain’t helping.

  25. I never thought I’d see the day where the Rangers led the NHL in Hits AND Blocked Shots …. Unbelievable start to the Season!!!

  26. >>is stepan going to score again?

    Stepan is probably going to end up as another Dominic Moore or Manny Malhotra.

  27. mao_del_zedongo on

    jbytes, stepan has ton of talent….he needs some nurturing is all. Maybe he goes to hartford then comes back…no biggie…we knew he was being rushed. Plus we get Gabby back!!!

  28. Blocked shot stats are great but half way through the season we’re really going to have a banged up team. Besides if you control the neutral zone and stand up at the blue line you’ll have less shots to block period.

  29. Carp I really don’t see a problem with a bunch of people clapping in San Francisco. Shows the passion of both fan bases

  30. who cares. the series got lower ratings than the NFL game last night, and it has been one of the lowest rated series ever.

  31. Last time I ever saw the headlines Giants Win! I was a very young man living in Chicago, and had just watched Bobby Thomson hit that enormous home run off of Branca on my land lady’s TV/ ( black & white of course.) I’d always been a Giant fan while at home in CT, and it was great. That’s why I became a Mets fan when I got home ( don’t laugh),
    No way was I gonna move to the Dodgers or Yanks.

    And to further knot your shorts, who do you think is listed number 3 in Maple Leaf goal scoring? Rightttttttt. Our long lost Colton Orr. At least in the listings on MLB

    Rest in peace dear Mrs. Ellis.

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