Monthly Archives: November, 2010

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52 Talking Rangers on the radio: 9:30

Hey, just was asked to do a Rangers interview for WGBB radio-1240 AM on Long Island with Eric Merlis at 9:30 tonight. So if you’re sitting around with nothing to do, and can get that station, give us a listen.

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136 Penguins-Rangers in review

Thoughts as we approach the crack of noon: 1) Way, way too much is being made of Sausage Lips’ slew foots. Yes, he should have gotten a penalty vs. Callahan. No doubt. And I imagine that if Callahan hadn’t been called for interference he might have gotten up and slugged…

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48 More post-game quotes

John Tortorella: “I thought we played a really good first period; unlucky goal. Really, for about 8-10 minutes of that second period, that’s where we struggled and they’re a good enough team to capitalize on those situations. We gave up some odd-man rushes. A bad change cost us a goal.…

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27 Post-game notes, quotes

From the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES AND QUOTES 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…

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16 Post-game quotes

Players first, then Tortorella. Marc Staal: “We weren’t great at the start, but that goal hurts a little bit, obviously. I mean, it takes a bounce off Feds’ glove, I didn’t know where it was, and I don’t think he could have played it (because) it was in my feet.…

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514 It’s Go Time!

Still no official word on Gaborik (flu), but he skated in warmup and probably will play. Derek Boogaard remains out with a shoulder injury. The red-hot Penguins  haven’t lost since the Rangers beat them two weeks ago. Henrik Lundqvist opposes Marc-Andre Fleury. —————— By the way, did you see that…

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25 Eye on the officials

As you surely recall, the Rangers did not get a single power play in the game the last time they played the Penguins, the first time in almost two years that occurred. As you also recall, Henrik Lundqvist put the Rangers short-handed late in the game by destroying his stick…

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158 Penguins at Rangers tonight

Hockey seasons are loaded with nights like this, and the Rangers’ season so far has been almost nothing but. Tests. Barometers. The Minnesota game after the Colorado game was a test. The Florida game after the Tampa Bay game was a test. How would they react? And these Rangers have…

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136 Rangers-Preds in review

1) I’m not saying Erik Christensen’s disallowed goal should have counted, but it looked to me that the defenseman, Suter, kicked Christensen’s skate, which may have caused the kicking motion. 2) But then Christensen admitted, twice, on TV, that he kicked it in. 3) Good for the kid to go…

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17 Post-game notes

from the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES November 27, 2010 – New York Rangers 2, Nashville Predators 1 SO (Game No. 25, Away No. 13) * The Rangers defeated the Nashville Predators, 2-1, in the shootout tonight at Bridgestone Arena to improve to 14-10-1 overall, including a 9-4-0 mark…

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380 It’s Go Time!

A bit premature for a game thread … but several reports from Nashville have Gaborik missing tonight’s game with the flu. He’s not even at the arena tonight. So the Rangers will use seven defensemen and 11 forwards, since Boogaard’s shoulder is still bothering him, and Michal Rozsival is ready…

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113 Rangers at Predators tonight

Must have been a good win last night, huh? I didn’t see a moment of it, because here in central New York, MSG had the Buffalo game. Here are tonight’s pre-game notes, from the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS at NASHVILLE PREDATORS Saturday, Nov. 27, 8:00 p.m. Bridgestone Arena • Nashville,…

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35 Post-game notes

from the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES November 26, 2010 – New York Rangers 2, Florida Panthers 0 (Game No. 24, Away No. 12) * The Rangers defeated the Florida Panthers, 2-0, tonight at BankAtlantic Center to improve to 13-10-1 overall, including a 8-4-0 mark on the road.  New…

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419 Its Go Time!

Another one of those bounce-back games? Another test of character? Another arena that changes names every five minutes. Henrik Lundqvist is expected to start in goal, and Michal Rozsival will not return from his injury. Not sure if Todd White or Derek Boogaard (or somebody else) will be prucha’d. But…

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121 Rangers at Panthers tonight

Good morning, Sunrise (Fla.). The Rangers look to avoid the dreaded Florida sweep against, as Esa Tikkanen used to say, the Punters. It’d be nice if everybody showed up tonight, unlike Wednesday in Tampa. It’ll be an interesting call on the goalies, with the back-to-back games tonight and at Nashville…

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139 Lightnings-Rangers in review

Happy Thanksgiving, Boneheads! We all have a lot for which to be thankful. Hope you spend today with family and friends and count those blessings. Now, as for hockey: be thankful the Rangers don’t always play like a bunch of turkeys, as they did in the first two periods last…

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475 It’s Go Time!

Half an hour later than usual. On one of those “plus” channels tonight. Lundqvist is in goal, as planned. Todd White is prucha’d. Same lineup as Monday’s win over Calgary.

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160 Rangers at Lightnings tonight

Before we get to the game … I kind of kept silent about the Marc Staal hit the other night, because I am kind of in the middle about it. I thought the hit was perfectly clean and legal. I thought Staal even got down low and came up to…

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87 Rangers swap minor defensemen

From the Rangers: RANGERS ACQUIRE DEFENSEMAN STU BICKEL New York sends defenseman Nigel Williams to Anaheim New York, November 23, 2010 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has acquired defenseman Stu Bickel from the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for defenseman Nigel…

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164 Rangers-Flames in review

Let me ask a simple question. Do you remember many games like this the last two years? The last seven? Twelve? How many times do you think the Rangers have come across a game like that, with so much snarl from the start, and not only won it, but seemed…

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