Post-game notes, quotes


From the Rangers:


November 29, 2010 – New York Rangers 1, Pittsburgh Penguins 3 (Game No. 26, Home No. 13)

• The Rangers were defeated by the Pittsburgh Penguins, 3-1, tonight at Madison Square Garden, and are now 14-11-1 overall with a 5-7-1 mark at home.  New York is now 4-2-0 in their last six games.

• The Blueshirts wrapped up their November schedule with a 9-7-0 record in 16 games, the most for New York in a month this season.  The month included four back-to-back sets, in which the Rangers posted a 6-2-0 mark overall with a 4-0-0 record in the second game of the back-to-backs.  Last season, the Rangers played 16 games in January, and posted a 6-7-3 record during the stretch.

• Brandon Dubinsky led the Rangers in scoring with 11 points and seven goals during November, while Dan Girardi tallied a team-high, seven assists.  Henrik Lundqvist posted a record of 5-6-0 with a 2.54 goals against average, a .915 save percentage and two shutouts in 11 November appearances.  Martin Biron was 4-1-0 with a 1.83 goals against average and a .930 save percentage in six games during the month.

• New York held Pittsburgh scoreless in one power play opportunity (2:00), and has now yielded just four goals in their last 14 games for a 91.3% success rate (42-46).

• Marian Gaborik notched the Rangers’ only goal at 16:19 of the second period in his return to the lineup after missing Saturday’s 2-1 shootout win at Nashville with the flu.  He has now registered nine points (five goals, four assists) in his last nine games.

• Michal Rozsival registered an assist and was credited with four hits in 24:54 of ice time.  He now ranks second among team defensemen with seven assists and nine points on the season.

• The Blueshirts tallied 39 hits in the contest, led by Ryan Callahan (five), and had five players credited with four hits apiece – Michael Del Zotto, Brandon Prust, Sean Avery, Brian Boyle, and Michal Rozsival.  Callahan entered the contest ranked second in the NHL with 97 hits.  The Rangers lead the NHL with 776 hits on the season, including a league-high, 469 hits at home.

• Erik Christensen led the team with 10 faceoff wins in 16 attempts (63%) while skating in his 300th career NHL game.  Now in his sixth NHL season, Christensen has registered 53 goals and 80 assists for 133 career points.

• Henrik Lundqvist stopped 34 shots in net for the Rangers and is now 9-9-1 on the season.  Lundqvist has posted a career record of 17-13-4 in 34 career regular season appearances vs. the Penguins.

• After an off-day tomorrow, the Blueshirts’ practice schedule for Wednesday, Dec. 1, is 11:00 a.m. at the MSG Training Center.

• The Rangers will return to action on Thursday, Dec. 2, when they will face-off against the New York Islanders at Nassau Coliseum (7:00 p.m.), in the first game of the Rangers’ only home-and-home set of the season.  The contest will be televised live on MSG Network, and can be heard on 1050 ESPN Radio or at


John Tortorella on tonight’s game… “I thought we played a really good first period – unlucky goal.  Probably with eight, 10 minutes left in the first is where we struggled.  They are good enough to capitalize in those situations.  We gave up some odd man rushes.  Other than that, I thought we put in some good minutes there.”                                                                                   

Henrik Lundqvist on tonight’s game… “We talked about it this morning – he (Sidney Crosby) is a good player.  He will draw a lot of attention.  We had a stretch in the second period where they came hard.  I thought in the first and especially in the third period that we played really, really well.”

Ryan Callahan on tonight’s game… “I thought we had a strong first period.  It was unfortunate they got one (goal).  Other than six minutes we played a pretty good first period.  Obviously we need to capitalize on our power play late in the game in the third, but overall we just had to finish those six minutes in the first.”

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    That is one embarrassing response. The only story to this sorry game, and you missed it entirely talking to Dan Girardi and the stick boy …. ????? Please.

    Oh yeah, can’t ask a question when you’re gonna be scooped by the cameras. ARE YOU FREAKING KIDDING ME??? Right, as if that ever has been a consideration of ANYONE covering this league.

  2. REPOST:

    peep what the AP sent out:

    Sidney Crosby extended his point streak to 13 games and the Pittsburgh Penguins won their seventh straight by beating the New York Rangers 3-1 on Monday night.
    The Penguins, 9-0-1 in their past 10, haven’t lost since falling to the Rangers at home in a shootout on Nov. 15.
    It was an OT win Nov. 15. I had to call AP to correct it.

  3. Have to agree with humor, it is unreal that no one has the sack to ask Crosby about the slew foot which would get a suspension for almost anyone else in the NHL. Fearful reporters. End of story.

  4. Humor, don’t tell me how to do my job you whiny, cowardly little jackwagon.

    I’m going to go running to the Pittsburgh lockerroom over two minor penalties, one of which wasn’t called? That wasn’t the story of the game, son.

  5. Jay Riemenschneider on

    Can this team just shoot the puck AT THE FRIGGEN’ NET?!? I think they completely missed the net on most of their best scoring chances. Ugh.

    Also, was Froloaf a scratch? I didn’t notice him one single time but then I missed the first period trying to get home from work. Still, I don’t think I would have noticed him then either.

  6. mama love Carp…..catch up with all this carcillo tomorrow for the review…:)

    guys, back off…..he’s working his assen off, OK….

  7. If I am a covering this game, I am the first guy at Crosby’s locker asking him about that slew foot. That is the story of this game, especially given the context of the lat game these two teams played!! There is no other angle that even comes close to being worthy of time and effort. Talk about burying the lede!

  8. REPOST,
    not an angry one…
    This TOMMY M oron, poor thing, obviously doesn’t have ANY life since reside in Pissburgh. Tough childhood in Westchester – 40 years of exposure to some biolab near, and here is a product of brain degenerative disease in form of alienation from reality, inadequate, impulsive lies and habitual sadomasochism with totems obliquity. Heavy bipolar diagnosis.
    BTW, who is this Sid, he mentioned so obsessively? Maybe he mispronounce well known in league – lipsie Cindy? Yeah, it’s hard to figure out twisted minds. God, have mercy on him. Amen.

  9. Jay Riemenschneider on

    Actually, Carp… you really missed the BIG STORY—Cindy Crosby impersonating a child molester. Seriously… is that the worst mustache ever? I think the only thing that might be creepier then that straggler on his lip is if he went for a proper neck beard.

  10. Oh, I’m a coward, Carp? Simply because I have an opinion that you missed the forest for the trees? Sad.

  11. No Carp, it’s Roman, not Rumun. Look it up, as Casey would say. But don’t let that stop you, you’re on a roll!

  12. OK,gang, I’ve been fired up over this, but to call out Carp is totally uncalled for. Take a deep breath, back away from the computer and leave Carp be. As much as it was a big part of the game, it wasn’t the only part of the game.

  13. They played better or at least more even against the Pens than they did in Pitt and they lost tonight. Funny how that works out. They didn’t lose because of a slew foot, they lost because they couldn’t cash in on the chances they had on the PP or when they were able to sustain pressure in the Pens end.

    Crosby partakes in something like 54% of the Pens offense. As gaudy of a number that is, that seems to me that if you can neutralize him then you’ve got a good chance vs the the rest of their team. Of course that’s easier said than done but I dont know if they have enough depth to really challenge the other elite teams. They’ve gotten tighter on D, but the Rangers are neck and neck with them in most team offensive categories with a more balanced attack.

    It looms like this year’s Rangers team is not going to rip off long winning streaks but they’re also looking like a team that dust off bad games and get back to work sooner rather than later.

  14. Carp, amongst all the vitrol being unfairly thrown at you, I just wanted to say thanks for all your hard work. It’s greatly appreciated by the true Boneheads around here.

  15. “Have another doughnut, Carp!”

    Ah well, I thank you for your efforts. Even though you do not get it tonight, I am appreciative of how hard you work.

  16. Hey, bad Humor ,
    Have a burning desire to exersise or practice and sharpen sarcasm – find a more suitable target, weasel. Shame on you, silly.

  17. Tis the season! So nothing personal, Carpiniello — though you got personal with me in calling me a coward for daring to suggest you missed the story of this game — but all the same, grow some thicker skin, willya? After all, I’m just some loser-coward-moron who doesn’t have a clue, right?

  18. Humor – leave Carp alone. He does the best he can….considering the joke of a franchise he covers.

    4ever – I split my residence between Pitt and Westchester. I’m your neighbor, I pay your kid’s school taxes. How ‘bout that? Sidney, ya know MVP. You luv me 4ever cause I tell the truth. Pitt is really good and NYR not so much bang for the buck. You know it. God Bless The Pens!

    Why are NYR so bad? With the money they spend, they should be better.

  19. Have to say I don’t think Humor has it wrong. Stan Fischler was an embarrassment at Crosby’s locker in the postgame.

  20. This is fun, I’m having a great night – get some popcorn for the Humor-Carp fireworks.

    Munch munch.

    4ever loves me.

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