It’s Go Time!


Here’s the lineup:


Not sure if Staal and Girardi will play together. Eminger moves up in Rozsival’s spot. Gilroy goes in on the third pair with Sauer. 

Lundqvist is a late scratch with some sort of illness. Biron starts in goal. Boogaard is prucha’d.

Added treat: Pat LaFontaine as an analyst on MSG tonight. One of the all-time great guys in hockey. Never played an NHL game without New York license plates on his car.


Just had the awesome pleasure of meeting our great friend, ilb. He bought me that seltzer he’d been promising. Probably cost him $7. What a wonderful guy.

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  1. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " GO TIME !!!"...& Greg L. on

    HAHAHA CCCP , You really get around dude!!!

    LETS GO RANGERS!!! Lets Moidoi the bums!!!!

  2. Repost for Linda:

    Very bad tie and guess what Linda-Torts said Gabby is well respected!

    And just for me he mentioned the need to grind and play a “good hard stiff hockey game”

  3. LindaCalPrustBoylahan on

    LMFAO I THOUGHT I WAS HEARING THINGS!!!!!!! gotta grind and jam in that good stiff hockey game

  4. Boyle should play with Gabby. He’s earned the right to play with the top players on the team.

    Hopefully we don’t see another rookie shut us out tonight. Although, it would not shock me if it were to happen.

  5. CCCP, I hope you don’t have any warrants out for you, in case the NYPD was monitoring Gardenvision. ;)

  6. LindaCalPrustBoylahan on

    i am still thinking of Cthulhu crushing justin bieber between his fingers and causing his head to explode last night on south park

  7. LindaCalPrustBoylahan on

    Dubinsky has ANTICS!

    oh, and in case ya missed it earlier, Happy Veterans Day to all who have serverd, who are serving, or who will serve. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your (and your families) sacrifices!

  8. Met Carp, met LW3H. More tomorrow. The reception at MSG is beyond horrible. CT- switch to Edge, it’s better

  9. By the way … I keep forgetting to put this up top because I’ve got a lot going on in my limited mind today …

    Remember the Veterans today. You know the saying, Some gave all, all gave some. We should appreciate all of those who served or are serving today. And all the other days, too.

  10. cute little black guy? what picture are you looking at, Greg? lol

    I’m on the left (is it left?) Hat with red “Rangers” letters on it.

  11. ilb, I’ll make a note of that next time I go. I didn’t end up going tonight but enjoy ilb and LW!

  12. Happy Veteran’s Day to my late great Poppi (Gil Wicks) Served aboard the USS Buchanan in WWII from Guadalcanal thru Halsey’s Typhoon to delivering Gen MacArthur to the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay to sign the Surrender of the the Japanese.

    Happy V-day Poppi. . . . .you are missed.

  13. I like it when we get the National Anthem.

    Happy Veteran’s Day to those here on RR who have served, as well as all those who served, including both my grandfather’s in WWII and my father in Vietnam.

  14. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " GO TIME !!!"...& Greg L. on

    oops spelt it wrong , good thing it was crossed out!!

    GO GO GO GO GO GO GO GO GO!!!!!!!!!!!


    …flag was still thereeee

  15. LindaCalPrustBoylahan on

    oy, now i feel badly for making cracks about why Joe’s not here… grr i’m an asshat

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

    thank you so much!! I appreciate it and keep your head up, it will all work out for you!!


    I’ll see you assens after the game (or maybe at an intermission)!!

    Enjoy ILB and carp!!

  17. Err, it WAS great news that you had to Rangers feed and not the Buffalo feed, N. Country. I feel bad that you now how the Sabres feed. Jeanneart is awful

  18. LindaCalPrustBoylahan on

    Yorktown, she did a great job, nice voice. Her being so nervous was touching. And thanks to you, wicky, fran, jl and all our other boneheads who served, and to mickeys family and cws also. TRUE HEROES AMONG US

  19. Poor anthem singer. She did well. but her hands were shaking. I know how she feels when I sang angthme it was without music, too.

  20. LindaCalPrustBoylahan on

    shoulder durress???

    we’re getting a lot of new terms tonight! And looks like we also have the new verb:
    KOVALCHUKED added to our lingo!

  21. LindaCalPrustBoylahan on

    i’m calling him enron, i call the flyers goalie kyle ( yea i know the last name is different, but it sounds funny when they say it)

  22. sorry, late with this, but the asshats that were yelling during the moment of silence were yelling at other asshats who had their asshats (or just hats) on.

  23. by the way, did youse guys notice and appreciate the carcillo-y mention in the Tortorella press conference. I put that in there. He said the other word synonymous with carcillo-y.

  24. LindaCalPrustBoylahan on

    Carp, if he would have actually said Carcilloy, that would have absolutely exploded the blog lol

  25. LindaCalPrustBoylahan on



    boyle firm on myers… WHAT THE HECK!!

  26. Well they need to get Cally some touches because he’s in the best scoring area in the middle.

  27. zzzzz.

    ha ha. I don’t care that’s just what came to my mind after I stopped yelling.

    any Mcguire is too much though.

  28. David Letterman’s in the building. Normally I wouldn’t care, but there sure are a lot of Seinfeld references about Letterman, including “David Letterman’s in the building?”

  29. Man, it’s so nice to see Gaborik take control of the puck and the other team’s defense clench up.

  30. excellent period. Good to see Gaborik getting a little physical too.

    I was down on Boyle last year. not physical, weak skater. I still can’t believe how much he has improved. with his improved skating he can knock the guy off the puck every chance he gets. that line can forecheck.

  31. Just saw a Buffalo fan wearing the jersey #19. KOTALIK. It’s a good thing I didn’t have too much bear, otherwise I’d probably wet myself right there.

  32. Blue Seat Horror on

    I really like Sauer. In addition to his toughness he has the ability to sneak in from the point and just about every time he does the Rangers get a quality scoring chance.

  33. LindaCalPrustBoylahan on

    Craig, the weathermen down here are hilarious. I dont think they mean to be, either that or i don’t give the possibility of tornado activity the respect i should

  34. Blue Seat Horror on

    I don’t think this lineman likes Boyle. Every time they show a close-up he’s kicking Boyle out of the faceoff circle.

  35. LindaCalPrustBoylahan on

    Blue, he’s doing that to piss me off lol

    we get some crazy weather Craig. and i go running out with my camera! Typical New Yorker.

  36. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " We've had enuff Buff!!!"...& Greg L. on

    Great playing by Biron!!!

    HIRE Sather!!!

    Yo Ilb , I’ll have a bear!!!!! Drink anutha for me buddy!!!

    GO RANGERSSS!!!!!!

  37. Whoa, if there’s a penalty then wouldn’t Girardi or Biron touching the puck draw the penalty?

  38. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " We've had enuff Buff!!!"...& Greg L. on

    haha yeah right ORR , Vanek’s move never worked but the garbage flopped over to Ennis P Tyler.

  39. Blue Seat Horror on

    Don’t you guys know NHL rules? The play wasn’t whistled dead because FROLOV didn’t touch the puck.

  40. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " We've had enuff Buff!!!"...& Greg L. on

    Tyler(is a)P. Ennis.

    BOOOOOOOO Buffalo!!!

  41. Umm, Sam, if you’ve been paying attention lately, you’d have noticed that Dubinsky is taking A LOT of faceffs recently.


  42. Once again, Girardi and Staal, our “number 1” defensemen, lounge about and hope the forwards pick up the guys in front of the net. Take that “A” off Staal.

  43. LindaCalPrustBoylahan on

    stupid bastages! you play until the period ends,ya dont hang out waiting for the clock to run out!!!!!

    shut up with being firm late dave!

  44. LindaCalPrustBoylahan on

    troutface has jumped the shark so high, they are gonna change the phrase to trautwigged the shark

  45. If Girardi and Staal can’t score, can’t hit, what exactly makes them so special? At least Sauer has an edge to his game.

  46. LindaCalPrustBoylahan on

    have you EVER heard that term before nor??? LMAO!! i’ve heard highsticked, never highstuck lmao

  47. Blue Seat Horror on

    I saw a light bulb go on in Vanek’s head. He’s realized how easy it is to scramble our defense. Watch out for him in the third.

  48. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " We've had enuff Buff!!!"...& Greg L. on

    Even a sick Boogaard had more chances then Christenson.

  49. kc, have you missed the MSG crew mentioning Girardi leading the NHL in blocked shots? I think they say it as many times as the Boomer and Carton commercial is on.

  50. beth, I think they need Maloney to go down there and talk to them about being “firm” and making “firm plays”.

  51. LindaCalPrustBoylahan on

    beth, they have to be FIRM and stiff in the 3rd, and go with the big body activity down low

  52. Blue Seat Horror on

    Carp, why won’t Torts listen to you and split up Girardi and Staalzival? Maybe you should ask him at the presser. He might accuse you of being the kid who got beat up at the bus stop but it would be worth it to see his face get all red.

  53. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " We've had enuff Buff!!!"...& Greg L. on

    Thats right Beth!!!! wese comming out hard in the 3rd!!!! Attack ,aggresive forecheck and more shots are needed!!

    Linda , the proper way is ” the player was Highstick’d in front tof the net or highsticking infront of the net by ..” Never heard of highstook, is weird I agree.

  54. They need to bring it up a notch in the third. They looked like they had too much bear in the second. Or got run over by a beer.

  55. The Bufffalo fans are seemingly very confused. Saw another one wearing the Sabres jersey #43. Biron.

  56. staal has been BRUTAL again….BRUTAL ughhhhh very annoyed @ this moment and yes sean tks for adverstising the 3rd jersey-im actually a fan of it-shud i go with stepan prust or del zotto? havent decided yet

  57. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " We've had enuff of Buff!!!"...& Greg L. on

    CCCP , was that picture of just you or did you have another person in it? I could swore I saw ya with that little black kid.

  58. seriously is the asbestos loose @ the garden…pat calls AL -SAM, Pidto refers to Brandon Dubinsky as Brian what is next @ MSG….Henry makes a save? Martyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy Gaborik with a PP goal

  59. Linda, I will purchase a redden, frolov, christensen and boogard jersey for a freakin home win LOL!

  60. Yep, the MSG PR machine is constantly telling us how amazing Girardi and Staal are. Yet they continue to be mesmerized by the puck, forget to pick up the guy in front of the net, and can’t regularly hit anyone. When the Rangers are on offense, seems like the opposing team is all over our forwards, yet in our own zone, the Rangers allow guys to stand alone in front of the net.
    And good for Girardi for blocking oodles of shots. How about hitting the guy and sending the puck out of the zone?

  61. Blue Seat Horror on

    Really Linda, you’re debating Cally, Boyle, or Prust. I wouldn’t have guessed it.

    Oh God MSG would you stop showing the Frolov disallowed goal. Just give it up.

  62. I mean the puck is resting on Biron’s body, that’s more possession than the most overplayed replay after the dancing wedding video on youtube.

  63. Is Fedex really a righty shooting with a lefty stick? That’s how he’s been shooting lately.

  64. LindaCalPrustBoylahan on

    wtb is up with silverlight on hockeystreams always crapping out before the 3rd period??!?! damnit!

  65. Someone needs to help Avery find his mojo back. Take him to a fashion show, or something. Anything!

    I didn’t hear a whistle!


    No whistle for BIRON earlier!!!!!

    COME ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    IM SO ANGRY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1


    Rangers cant hold a one goal lead
    No one in the studio knows the first name of the person they are referring too
    the refs have no clue wtf is going on
    and we will prob. be called for a penalty withing the next 3 min and we will lose another one goal game at home…i say ennis scores with 8:52 to go

    only thing that will change is torts will admit we stink tonite

  68. Ive had enough of this carcillo. We keep gett cheated. And if we lose this game, everyone will whine and moan about Biron or our defense or our lack of scoring. When in actuality, it’s just the






  69. LindaCalPrustBoylahan on

    the effin puck was in the net a good 4-5seconds before the whistle…

    these guys need to be suspended IN SEASON when they frehley up

  70. Good! We ought to be frustrated. I wish Torts would jump on the ice and spear a referee right to the ice. Make a statement and show them their anti-NY bias will not be tolerated.

  71. LindaCalPrustBoylahan on

    something like that is embarrassing to the league.. how is it allowed to continue
    after something like that, how do you NOT think there’s shady doings with the officials

  72. If you compare the two goalie plays… Biron actually had his glove on the puck longer than Zack Effron…

    …and Maloney was right, if there was a delayed call on the Biron play… the whistle should have been blown right away.


  73. N.CountryNYRFan on

    that puck was in continious motion the goalie never had control, how was that play any different than all the goal SCORED tonight!!! Just a quick whistle by blind refs.

  74. Blue Seat Horror on

    One good thing about this disallowed is maybe they’ll stop showing the Frolov one…

    Maybe it’s not an anti-Ranger thing, but an anti-Fedetenko thing. That’s 2 in a row for him.

  75. LindaCalPrustBoylahan says:
    November 11, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    something like that is embarrassing to the league.. how is it allowed to continue


    It’s not embarrassing. That’s just the way the leagues want it. They want NY cheated and stuck behind the 8 ball. You’d think they’d want the largest media market in the world to have good teams, but they dont. They just want us to fail and fail miserably.

  76. LindaCalPrustBoylahan on

    failing is one thing… blatantly effing a team is another. any TRUE Hockey fan will agree

  77. This loser Frolov. Unbelievable. Unbelievable. Just Unbelievable.

    Linda, that’s how the leagues go about making NY teams fail. By cheating us. It’s not right, but it is what it is.

  78. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " We've had enuff of Buff!!!"...& Greg L. on


    #1 Ryan Miller

    #2 Zach Parise

    #3 Carsillio

    #4 vanek

    #5 Colton Orr

    No current Rangers Boooooooooooo!!!!!!

  79. Im just so angry. I cant take this anymore. It happens nearly every game that I watch. When is there going to come a time when I see fairness. All Ive ever wanted was fairness. Sports are supposed to be an outlet from everyday life, be fun and be fair.

    Also, the fans pay good money to go to these games and see games decided by referees is just sickening.

  80. N.CountryNYRFan on

    the refs this year are really making unenjoyable to watch games anymore…i just don’t get it is this wahat Buttman wants. If the rangers lose because they played like Carcillo that I can deal with, but when the rangers lose and its because of the refs its ffing depressing.

  81. N Country

    This is what all the leagues want. New York are the media-made and league-made villains, so they treat us like villains. Nobody is ever going to care or recognize this because Nobody wants to believe that their team is literally being cheated on a daily basis.

  82. Blue Seat Horror on

    Olga, if Slats had picked Parise that year he would have been traded for an older vet before playing one Ranger game anyway. Don’t sweat it.

  83. N.CountryNYRFan on

    c’mon Gabby we need another game winning goal…just make sure the goalie doesn’t touch the puck at all, we don’t need another quick whistle

  84. wow we really do lose 90% of 50-50 pucks! TORTS GET THESE GUYS OFF THE ICE AND BACK @ THE GYM FOR A FEW DAYS!

  85. N.CountryNYRFan on

    watch if this goes to OT and Buffalo gets at least 1 point and then Buffalo beats us out of a playoff spot by one point, that no goal call will really hurt us….

  86. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " We've had enuff of Buff!!!"...& Greg L. on

    Hate to say it but if Staal loses his stick on the icing..he shouldnt have one when the play starts again.

  87. N.CountryNYRFan on

    sorry to keep on harping on that play…but i just can’t beleive it…i won’t bring it up again

  88. Linda

    HIRE me as the commissioner of all 4 sports leagues. Ill work for minimum wage, and Ill make sure New York gets all the calls, and boston gets cheated.

  89. LindaCalPrustBoylahan on

    i hope Torts absolutely loses it and blast the refs. Someone set up a fund to pay his fine and i will send a check!

  90. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " We've had enuff of Buff!!!"...& Greg L. on


    Gaborik is my Overtime winner folks!!!

  91. Hugo Folkyerself on

    Tiki What happened to “All Ive ever wanted was fairness”?

    I thought BullCarcillo as soon as I read it,

  92. Blue Seat Horror on

    tiki I’d be afraid of the new uniforms you’d make the players wear if you became commish.

  93. Blue Seat Horror on

    Anisimov!!!!!!!!!!!! He really wanted that one and thank goodness it didn’t go to the shootout. Need the extra credit for the end of the season.


    SUCK THAT referee Paul Devorski!

    You Hartnelling piece of carcillo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    WE NEEDED THAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  95. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " We've had enuff of Buff!!!"...& Greg L. on


  96. N.CountryNYRFan on

    nice win…however Buffalo got a free point courtesy of the NHL.

    Rangers WIN!!!!! They beat the NHL and Sabres!

  97. Hugo Folkyerself says:
    November 11, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    Tiki What happened to “All Ive ever wanted was fairness”?

    I thought BullCarcillo as soon as I read it


    LOL. Ya got me. I just want to pay them back for the past 10 years of injustice. :)

  98. JBytes,

    I’ve been saying that for a while, kids got naturally the best touch and best hockey IQ of the home grown guys. He put on muscle and got better with keeping his head up this year. He’s the guy that’s got 80 point potential.

  99. That’s it about referees from me for the night.

    Not complaining…

    Frolov really needs to learn how to put a puck in the net.

    Biron played his 3rd good game of the year, and 2nd consecutive good game.

    Much needed home victory on this homestand; hate falling behind .500

  100. Did anyone just hear Al Trautwig?!! HAHAHA

    He said “I had the intent to be a millionaire. Intent to blow the whistle..Are you kidding me?”

    I loved the anger from the 2nd commentator today and from Trautwig. Loved it.

  101. Another game that they had to beat the other team + the refs (can’t say what them bastages really are here)! I’m tired of Bettman’s henchman screwing the Rangers, but alas nothing will ever change! At least it’s 2 points when the refs wanted us to get zip! Fire Bettman!!! Fire all the refs!!! LGR!!!

  102. Blue Seat Horror on

    One other great thing about Biron is he actually plays the puck pretty well. Haven’t had that since…

  103. I tend not to overblow a bad game from a player and propagate it to how they play overall, but holy jeebus Christensen needs to keep Boog or whomever the healthy scratches are for the next couple of games. Almost cost them the game tonight and a few nifty goals here and there aren’t enough to justify his pairing with Gaborik.

  104. N.CountryNYRFan on

    Torts should still rip into the refs for that no goal call, who cares if he gets fined or suspended, grow some balls and make a statement

  105. Blue Seat Horror on

    I think the hockey gods are angry with Fedetenko. What with the elbows to the head and the disallowed goals…

  106. N.CountryNYRFan says:
    November 11, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    Yes. Agreed. Who cares that we won. Make a statement. Say we wont allow it to happen any longer.

  107. That was one interesting game. Great to get the win. I wonder if Hank had played minus the flu, would they have won? Biron played a good game. The Rangers must wonder sometimes. It seems the refs have differant rules, depending on who you happen to get. It really gets Torts going, and you really can’t blame him. It was a crap shoot tonight, either team could have won. I was not impressed with some of the guys at times. When is the Christenson experiment going to end. I guess when the injured guys come back. Sauer played well, but Staal had a hard time at times. The first period was very good for the Rangers then they slacked off. They had the chances but could not put them away. Next game the oilers another bunch of young guys, and Tom Renney at the helm. Should be a good game. Night all.

  108. N.CountryNYRFan on

    I think Torts should send down Froloaf, White, and EC, and bring up some kids, MZA, Gravchev, Newburry

  109. Is it just me, or is Eminger really not all that bad? He made a really nice save at the blue line to tap the puck back deeper in the offensive zone…if he missed the puck, it would have been an odd man rush the other way.

  110. I’ll eat some crow, not impressed with Eminger the first few games but he’s played better. Still wouldn’t sign him beyond this year but he’s capable enough for now (now = until his next ill-advised penalty).

  111. Can’t wait to hear what Torts doesn’t have to say on those 2 goals.

    Good win and at home, too. They desperately needed a home win.

    Agree with everything said about EC, he’s been either invisble or bad all year long.

  112. Either the refs are incompetent or something is fishy because every ranger game I’ve watched this year the rangers have gotten screwed by the refs. Tonight was no difference and how in the world can the puck go in the net, while the puck is stopped in the net the ref than blows the whistle and stated there is no goal.

  113. N Country – You cant do that. Who knows how the game would have played out if we were up 3-2. The Sabres could have won 4-3 in regulation. We’ll never know

  114. Wish we had Biron – or a different legitimate backup goalie – in those years we lost to Buff and Pitts in the playoffs. Would have really helped keep Henrik keep fresh and helped the NYR to more victories and better playoff seeding.

  115. Tank The Season on

    Frolov does nothing. NOTHING. He should watch one from the press box IMO.

    Stepan looked better – he should get some time centering Gaborik.

    EC is useless and Brian Boyle is turning into a hell of a warrior.

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