Post-game notes


Courtesy of the Rangers:

November 15, 2010 – New York Rangers 3, Pittsburgh Penguins 2 OT (Game No. 18, Away No. 8)

*       The Rangers defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins, 3-2, in overtime tonight at the CONSOL Energy Center to improve to 10-7-1 overall, including a 6-2-0 mark on the road.  The Blueshirts have won their last three games, including two overtime victories during the stretch.
*       Ryan Callahan tallied the overtime game-winning goal at 3:38 of the extra frame, and was credited with a game-high, six hits in 20:14 of ice time.
*       Henrik Lundqvist stopped 37 shots to improve to 7-5-1 overall, including a 5-2-0 mark on the road this season.  He has stopped 30 or more shots in nine of his 13 appearances this season and is now 6-3-0 in his last nine starts, registering a 2.12 goals against average, .926 save percentage and two shutouts over the span.
*       Defenseman Marc Staal notched a shorthanded goal with 1:26 remaining in regulation to tie the score at two goals apiece and send the game into overtime, and logged a team-high, 29:24 of ice time.  His goal came just 27 seconds after the Penguins recorded two goals in a 38-second span to take the lead.  The goal was Staal’s first career shorthanded tally, and he now leads all Rangers’ defensemen with three goals on the season.
*       Brandon Dubinsky registered two assists, including the only assist on Staal’s game-tying shorthanded goal at 18:34 of the third period and the only assist on Callahan’s overtime game-winner, and posted a plus-two rating in 22:36 of ice time.
*       After a scoreless first period, Erik Christensen opened the game’s scoring with an even strength goal at 10:16 of the second, assisted by Ruslan Fedotenko and Matt Gilroy.  Christensen has now registered four points (one goal, three assists) in the last two games.  Fedotenko recorded the primary assist on the goal to extend his scoring streak to three games, registering five points (two goals, three assists) over the span.  Gilroy has tallied an assist in each of the last two games.
*       The Blueshirts held the Penguins scoreless in six power play opportunities (12:00) tonight and have now surrendered just one goal in their last six contests, registering a 95.2% success rate (20-21) over the span.
*       New York was not awarded a power play opportunity in the contest.  The last time the Rangers did not have a power play attempt in a game was Jan. 16, 2007 at New Jersey (L, 0-1).
*       The Rangers do not have practice scheduled for tomorrow, Nov. 16.
*       The Rangers will return to action when they face-off against the Boston Bruins on Wednesday, Nov. 17, at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m.), in an Original Six match-up. The Blueshirts will wear their new heritage jersey, unveiled on Friday to celebrate the franchise’s 85th anniversary, for the first time during Wednesday’s game.  Prior to the game, the Rangers’ morning skate is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. at the MSG Training Center.

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  1. LindaCalPrustBoylahan on


    it’s so awesome when the screws are put to bettman,, his lap-pen()S, and the refs!!

  2. I can not remember being this excited for a group of players on the Rangers. This is about as good of a character win that I have ever seen. As far as the refs and the Penguins, any type of success that team gets is void in my mind. There is only 29 teams in this league that get descent fair play, while Penguins can’t even come close to winning without an extra man.

  3. LindaCalPrustBoylahan on

    Ya know, we’re doing all this with Redden in hartford, and with Drury and Rozsi out… our 3 over paid vets, and they are winning some pretty gutsy games!

  4. Jay Riemenschneider on

    This is the new NHL folks… love it or leave it. It’d be one thing to complain about the officiating in this game but it’s happening every single night all across the league.

    BTW… Pitt’s TV guys are mother byfuglien annoying posterior like homer boys. Wow.

  5. LindaCalPrustBoylahan on

    can he just come out for that and go directly off the ice??? please
    i hope he doesnt ruin the mojo when he comes back

  6. LindaCalPrustBoylahan on

    that’s the sad thing Jay.. the officiating sucks ALL OVER!!! it’s really a black eye for the league when penalties are called at the whim of whatever ref is on the ice. The only thing consistent about the officiating is the inconsistency.

  7. calad
    Torts post game is posted on the Official rangers website, which Carp has in his list of links.

  8. Great win tonight! That moment when Girardi got hit with the puck was pretty scary. I saw a lot of blood while watching.

    I don’t really think it’s a good idea for Hank to throw his goalie stick in the refs’ direction like that, but I’m glad the team picked it up and earned a victory anyway, and I think it was needed. The refs have been pretty bad so far this season.

    A character win without Drury, the team’s captain and “character” guy? Hmm…

  9. Czechthemout!!!! on

    Lost in all the great play of Dubi,Cally and Hank was the play of Mike Sauer. He was simply outstanding tonight. All over the ice in his own end and also pinched very well and effectively.

    Once again as I have said on many occasions this season. To all the Dubi haters,UP YOURS!

    Now am very worried about MDZ’s play. He has zero confidence with the puck. He also cannot get any of his shots through to the net. Very troublesome.

    Nice game by Stepan. Torts should leave him with Gabby and Fro.

    Todd White does nothing and brings nothing to the table. It is the to bring up the hobbit.

    In closing, the this win was an f u to the refs and that is the best part.

  10. LindaCalPrustBoylahan on

    czech, we definitely talked about Sweet&Sauer tonight, the guy is quietly becoming our snarly dman! He gets better every game.

    It might be wise to have MDZ watch a game or two, just to slow himself down and see things from a different perspective.

  11. Tank The Season on

    …..And the Devs get shutout by Boston again. They have 12 points on the season.

    Johnny Mac done as their coach 2 weeks tops?

  12. LindaCalPrustBoylahan on

    scott gordon’s available Tank lol ;-)

    Well kids, it’s been awesome sharing this incredible game with youse tonight! Hopefully things keep rollin on Wednesday!

  13. The officiating is bad throughout the league, but it is blatantly obvious that the refs try to help Penguins win like no other team.

  14. Crosby on NHL on the Fly could not even begin to try to give LQ his due for a great game tonight. Could not do it. Said his team didn’t get the bounces around the net, that LQ didn’t have to make second saves, that LQ was nothing special. What a classless little guttersnipe he is

  15. I just wander if there is some real man among NHL players who would not be afraid to execute the judgment on that pathetic coward Crosby and destroy him. Such a man would be applauded by 90% of the players (quietly) and 95% of the fans.

  16. I recall a lot of people trashing Dubi and demanding him to be traded. These “fans” must be banned from posting on this blog for life.

  17. i dont know what you guys talking about! Refs been pretty consistent…making bad calls against the Rangers, that is! How can a team go through entire game like this one and not have a single PP??

    Wasn’t there a game last season against the same Penguins team where we also didnt get a single PP?

    All this Buttman bull-cooke aside, this was a great win! So proud of our boys!

  18. Was this the jersey site?

    Somehow gave Crosby the number three star….
    Center – PIT
    GOALS: 0 | PTS: 1
    ASST: 1 | SOG: 3
    +/-: -1

    Versus …Dubinsky’s two assists, including the only assist on Staal’s game-tying shorthanded goal at 18:34 of the third period and the only assist on Callahan’s overtime game-winner, and posted a plus-two rating in 22:36 of ice time.

  19. Jay Riemenschneider on

    If Crosby actually said that about LQ what he was really doing was vilifying his own goaltender who gave up 3 goals against on far fewer chances. I’d venture a guess that the unpenalizable one and Fleury aren’t bff.

  20. This was without a doubt the finest game that I have ever seen Lundqvist play.

    And that cross check against Avery was “unseen” by the ref, and he even gave Avery short shrift when Avery called him on it. Then to make that that very spurious call late in a game of this caliber was damning evidence of their fecklessness. I thought that the umpires in baseball were atrocious this season ( and they were), but these guys make them all look like shills for the opposition. Hass there been a single game that Rangers have played this season that did NOT feature an absolute
    ref bad call against NY that was either decisive in the final score, or close to it? I think not. ( And don’t think that even casual fans don’t notice this.) And where is the protesting to the NHL office by Sather? Formally.

    I have never noticed White on the team, and have wondered why he is still here. ( And I’m not even going to get into the Christensen thing again. )

    But how about the play of Gilroy? What mushroom patch have they been keeping him in and for what reason?

    You really have to give a vote of confidence to Callahan.
    This not very big player plays like a mountain man, and is perhaps one of the linchpins of this entire team. He goes to do battle every shift, every game, and is absolutely a Soldier of the King. Rise sir Callahan, and take your sword….you have earned the honors.

  21. Marc Staal was soft for the first period and a half last night. then the rest of the game he finally showed some snarl, and was great. he needs to play like that all of the time. it forces the other team to keep there heads up when he is on the ice. I know most were excited about his goal, I was more excited about his physical play along the boards, and in front of the net.

  22. Callahan was the “performer of the night” on the NHL channel and the Jackwagon commentators said something to the effect of, “who would have thought in a penguins game Callahan would be the player of the night.”

    Umm, some of us aren’t surprised. God the Cindy love makes me sick.

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