Post-game notes, quotes


From the Rangers (more quotes, from me, below):

November 17, 2010 – New York Rangers 2, Boston Bruins 3 (Game No. 19, Home No. 11) 

• The Rangers were defeated by the Boston Bruins, 3-2, tonight at Madison Square Garden, ending their winning streak at three games.  New York is now 10-8-1 overall, including a 4-6-1 mark at home.

• The Blueshirts’ penalty kill held the Bruins scoreless in three power play opportunities (4:44) to improve to 95.8% (23-24) in their last seven games, yielding just one goal against and tallying two shorthanded goals during the stretch.

• After a scoreless first period, Brandon Dubinsky opened the game’s scoring with a power play goal at 7:10 of the second, and finished the contest with five shots on goal and a team-high, 13 faceoff wins in 17 attempts (76%).  Entering tonight’s contest, Dubinsky was tied for fifth in the NHL with 10 goals, and has now tallied 14 points (eight goals, six assists) in the last 14 games.  Dubinsky also led all forwards with 22:27 of ice time.

• Marian Gaborik notched a goal at 5:26 of the third period to cut the Rangers’ deficit to one, and tied for the game-high with six shots on goal in 22:18 of ice time.  Gaborik has now registered five points (four goals, one assist) in the last three games.

• Ryan Callahan tallied the primary assist on Dubinsky’s power play goal, tied for the game-high with six shots and was credited with four hits and two blocked shots in 21:04 of ice time.  He has now recorded 15 points (five goals, 10 assists) in his last 14 games.

• Henrik Lundqvist recorded his first assist of the season, and sixth of his career, on Dubinsky’s power play goal, and stopped 17 of 20 shots in net.  He is now 7-6-1 overall, including a 2-4-1 mark at home.

• Rangers’ rookie Derek Stepan registered the only assist on Gaborik’s third period goal, and has now tallied three assists in the last three games.  Entering tonight’s contest, he was tied for eighth among league rookies with four assists and seven points.

• Defenseman Marc Staal led all skaters with six hits, and logged a team-high, 25:35 of ice time.

• The Blueshirts do not have practice scheduled for tomorrow, Nov. 18.

• The Rangers will return to action when they face-off against the Colorado Avalanche on Friday, Nov. 19, at the Pepsi Center (9:00 p.m.), in the first game of a back-to-back road set against Northwest Division opponents.  Prior to the contest, the Blueshirts’ morning skate is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. at the Pepsi Center.


John Tortorella on tonight’s game…  “He (Tim Thomas) was the difference. We have a chance at the end on the five-on-three and we don’t get it done. But he certainly was the difference.”
Brandon Dubinsky on tonight’s game… “I thought we worked pretty hard tonight. I don’t think they got too many scoring chances. A couple mistakes ended up in the back of the net in the second but for the most part I thought we played the game plan we wanted to. We just have to clean those up (breakdowns) and we’ll be fine.”
Ryan Callahan on the power play at the end of the game… “He (Tim Thomas) came up with some big saves. At the same time we have to get some more chances. They kept us on the perimeter pretty well.  I thought they played pretty tight, but we have to find a way get some more pucks through to the net.”

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