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November 5, 2010 – New York Rangers 3, New Jersey Devils 0 (Game No. 13, Away No. 7)

*       The Rangers shutout the New Jersey Devils, 3-0, tonight at the Prudential Center to improve to 7-5-1 overall, including a 5-2-0 mark on the road.  The Blueshirts have won six of their last nine games, posting a record of 6-3-0 during the stretch.
*       New York has won 15 of their last 22 meetings with New Jersey since the start of the 2007-08 season, posting a record of 15-5-2 vs. the Devils, including a 7-3-1 mark at New Jersey during the stretch.  Henrik Lundqvist, who has started in each of the Rangers’ last 27 games against the Devils, has registered a 2.08 goals against average, .927 save percentage and five shutouts in the 22-game stretch.
*       Lundqvist turned aside all 33 shots he faced to post his second shutout of the season and 26th of his career, and improve to 6-4-1 overall.  He has stopped 30 or more shots in eight of his 11 appearances this season and is now 5-2-0 in his last seven starts, registering a 1.87 goals against average, .937 save percentage and two shutouts over the span.  Lundqvist, who has posted a record of 4-2-1 in seven road games, has posted both of his shutouts this season away from MSG.
*       The Rangers’ goaltender improved his career record vs. New Jersey to 20-7-5 with a 1.83 goals against average, .936 save percentage and five shutouts in 32 regular season appearances.
*       Brandon Dubinsky notched his third, two-goal performance of the season, led all skaters with six shots, led all forwards with 20:54 of ice time, and registered a plus-two rating.  Dubinsky opened the game’s scoring with an even strength tally at 7:35 of the first period, and recorded his second shorthanded goal of the season at 3:41 of the third period.  The two goals tied Dubinsky’s career-high, having accomplished the feat seven times in just over four seasons.  He has now registered 10 points (seven goals, three assists) in the last eight games, including six goals in the last five contests.  Dubinsky is now tied for the NHL lead with 10 goals and second with two shorthanded goals, and is tied for 10th in the league in scoring with 14 points in 13 games.
*       Brian Boyle tallied a power play goal with 36 seconds remaining in the second period, and now ranks second on the team with five goals on the season.
*       Boyle’s power play goal was the Rangers’ seventh in their last eight games, registering a 22.6% (7-31) success rate over the span.
*       Artem Anisimov registered two assists, including one on Boyle’s power play goal, and has now tallied eight points (two goals, six assists) in the last nine games, including six assists in the last six.
*       Defenseman Dan Girardi tallied the primary assist on Boyle’s power play goal, registered a plus-two rating and led all skaters with 27:23 of ice time.  Girardi leads the team in average ice time (24:28), and ranks second among Rangers’ defensemen with five assists and six points on the season.
*       Alex Frolov and Todd White each registered one assist in the win.  Frolov assisted on Dubinsky’s game winning goal at 7:35 of the first period.  White recorded the only assist on Dubinsky’s shorthanded goal at 3:41 of the third period, and registered four shots in his return to the lineup after not dressing last night at Philadelphia.
*       Marc Staal recorded a season-high, plus-two rating and logged 25:13 of ice time.
*       After an off day tomorrow, the Rangers will return home to face-off against the St. Louis Blues on Sunday, Nov. 7, at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m.), to begin a four-game homestand. Prior to the game, the Blueshirts’ morning skate is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. at the MSG Training Center.  The four-game homestand is the Rangers’ longest of the season.  The contest will be televised live on MSG Network, and can be heard on 1050 ESPN Radio.

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  1. Minka shot to fame on Friday Night Lights. Now she has a recurring role on Parenthood. There have been rumors since early 2010 that they’re engaged and were getting married tomorrow or Sunday, but if I believe correctly, it is Jeter’s sister that is getting married this weekend.

  2. got carped

    The feed on MSG Plus was so bad that I watched most of the game on the Devil’s broadcast on MSG2. It turned out to be so much fun listening to Chico whine about absolutely everything.

    It was funny until Steve Cangelosi started to sarcastically talk about Dubinsky in the postgame show. First he asked Daneyko if he believed that Dubinsky could actually be among the league leaders in scoring and Daneyko graciously answered that Dubi is having a great start. And then Cangelosi said that Dubinsky is at the top of league with the likes of Steven Stamkos with a condescending emphasis when saying Dubi’s name. He sounded like Keith Olbermann on MSNBC on election night.

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

    My first carping in a while..Thanks carp, it felt great!!


    good game, kinda shocked prust didn’t get after clarkson (now that I think about it I don’t think clarkson played a single shift after he took the minor so nevermind).

    how much ice time did boogey get tonight? Had to be more than 3 minutes.

    I really wish dubi would have got the hat trick!

    I was going to jokingly call dubi a 3rd liner just to see if seth had an aneurysm (no offence seth) but czech beat me to it (well played czech)!!!

    wholly laurel a moly!!!!

    Get a 360 (that way you can play mrs wicky on xbox live). Don’t listen to orr. It doesn’t burn the house down. We just do a ritual of playing the prodigy song firestarter everytime before we turn it on and we have not had any problems with it!!!

    Where the hell is ILB???

    I’m in on the displaced meeting!!

    what is the firetruckin group?

    The boys did the double secret handshake tonight, love it!!

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

    parenthood is pretty decent. isn’t she the hot therapist chick??

  5. Boogey with 6:51 TOI 2 shots and 1 sack good for him

    Rangers with only 8 hits- Eminger with 3 of them

  6. Larry Murphy was praising Dubinsky on the NHL Network…saying how he can do it all…kill penalties, score goals, make plays…The other host could hardly believe it when he showed the league leaders in goals….

    I don’t want to gt to excited but I am loving Dubi’s start. Can he score 40?!?

    Better question? Can Boyle score 30? Park him in front of the net on every power play!!!

  7. @ORR!!

    Time to man up and eat crow. I’m sure deep down, its killing you that Dubi is making you look bad. Stop with the BS about Dubi signing a multi year contract. That’s a major cop-out if I ever heard one. Its time to give the kid his props and quit with the Dublowsky non-sense.

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

    thanks and glad to be back. just battling the flu now, but post concussion symptoms have subsided and vision is coming around!!!

    thanks for the stats. Seems like a low hit total, I still think the stat gets inflated or diluted depending on the statistician keeping the stat!! Seemed like we had several more hits than 8!

  9. @ddebened

    I have Dan Giardi on my fantasy team. I know for a fact there were at least 3 or 4 hits he didn’t get credit for. NJD scorekeepers were being real stingy with the real-time stats.

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

    I hope i didn’t jinx boyle by getting him on my fantasy team.

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

    I was thinking the same thing!

  12. It was a strange victory. But given all the close ones they lost …I think that we’ll take it. But let’s not delude ourselves that they played a good game. They were out skated, out shot, out passed and out coached …again. Only the goaltender saved their hides tonight. Good Lord, did you see how many really good hard shots that NJ took at their net and compared them with the few limp wristers that Rangers generated, when they got any at all, which was not very many. And the passing! Soft, slow and easily intercepted or interfered with passing around like a bunch of kids from St Aedan’s girls school.

    LQ was immense…no question about it. And he HAD to be. It finally boiled down to Dubinski against the Devils. He had precious little help..although I thought that Sauer was quite a presence out there, but as for most others….eh. WHEN is this team gonna learn to consistently mount an attack on the opposition..if they’d shot like the Devils did ( Devils all took hard fierce slap shots that were mostly all labeled,) and then we were treated to the garden party action of Rangers with their sappy slow and off the mark passes and eh, shots, if that’s what you want to call them. Luckyyyyyyy night.

    I hope they didn’t get the idea that they were better than they actually were. It was embarrassing there for a while watching that assault on LQ.

    The shot blockers did do a good job late in the game, but earlier on they were all looking like high schoolers against the mob.

  13. Chico makes a great point on that first goal, yeah Anisimov got an assist because his attempted shot deflected the puck to Dubi who scored, but the real assist was in keeping the puck alive (by cutting off the Devil going to the puck) behind the net which allowed Frolov to to gain possession of the puck

  14. is there a bigger waste of money and cap space than kovalsuck? that team was automatic for about 20 years until he got there and ruined the team atmosphere they had. mr selfish is too good to show up for meetings or work hard. and it has rubbed off on some others.

  15. Agree with Fran’s sentiment that the Rangers didn’t play all that well (I thought they were no better than against the Flyers), so the two points are gladly taken.

    I didn’t really see Lundqvist steal the game though – the Devils were pretty awful for long stretches of the game too and didn’t have as many good scoring chances as the shot totals suggest and very little sustained pressure outside of two or three bad shifts from the Rangers.

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

    couple of things, then I’m out…

    rozy is just bad.

    I’d like to see eminger and mdz as a pair.

    night assens!!

    Hi and bye sally!!!

  17. Joekuh - EC Fan Club President on

    blaze, Dubi’s off to a good start. Orr’s entitled to his Dublowski reference if he falters for whatever reason. Dubi needs to be consistent. As in an entire season consistent. Wait and see.

  18. Hey wicky! Glad to see you’re feeling better.

    fran, I think this was a survivial game for the team. They knew that the Devils were 3/4 of a an AHL team and 1/4 of an NHL team and so they might have cruised a tad. I attribute that to the back to backs and that this team, while it’s been playing hard and blocking shots and grinding it, I do believe that this style is wearing a tad on the team. They need Gaborik back, if only to take some pressure off of everyone else with a natural goal scorer on the team.

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


    thanks (you made me laurel). how is the lou treating you?

  20. he won’t stay that hot. no one does. that does not in any way detract from his fine play this season. if he ends up with 25 to near 30 it is a rousing success

  21. Fran

    I disagree with the notion that the Rangers played badly tonight.

    We played responsible defensively, did not allow odd man rushes against, did not take but one penalty. Of all the actual shots on goal that the Devils recorded, I cant even remember one that was a legitimate scoring chance. Many of the Devils shots were bad angle low percentage shots. They dominated the possession, but the Devils have done that for the better part of this young season. A team can dominate possession and still be outplayed.

    Henrik played his ass off tonight and put Thursday’s stinker behind him.

  22. ddebened

    I was referring to the subordinate coaches on the team…they continue to allow bad habits by Rangers
    players without curbing them. That business of the slow soft passes which get eaten up by opponent defenders is one such item. And their failure to unload on goal with decisive hard shots like the Devils did all night long.. I don’t know where the Devils failed to put great shots on goal ..they sure did that and plenty of them. But LQ got in front of all of them.

    Actually the contrast between their shooting and Ranger shooting was remarkable. True they got frustrated by LQ
    ( who wouldn’t when you unload the best you have and he blocks them all.) But it wasn’t only their shooting..they out skated and out hit the Rangers also.

    Simply put, Rangers did not play very well at all, and except for Dubinski’s heroics, and Boyle’s opportunism,
    they were hardly in this game.

  23. Fran – again, I agree it wasn’t a masterpiece by the Rangers by any stretch, but I really didn’t see this great game the Devils played. They were pretty dreadful for most of the night and outside of a handful of shifts, certainly didn’t outskate the Rangers from where I was sitting.

    Still, funny that the official scoring has the Rangers making zero giveaways all night – I’d like to know what standard the guy recording that stat was working to.

  24. LW

    Perhaps the term “giveaways” is in the eye of the beholder.

    Many of the Ranger’s “passes” were “giveaways”.

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