Monthly Archives: November, 2010

Hockey
20 Post-game quotes

No MSG tonight, so no John Tortorella press conference. So you guys missed the first one this season where he was a little testy: Is this one particularly frustrating, when you get three goals from guys you normally don’t expect goals from, and have three one-goal leads? “Yeah. It is.…

Hockey
747 It’s Go Time!

Half an hour late. I see Versus is actually paying a little attention to the Rangers, actually acknowledging that there is another team playing against Ovechkin, er, I mean, Washington tonight. Though it did have to show us Ovechkin getting dressed. I trust Eddie O to not make this the…

Hockey
43 Tortorella pre-game

First the minor news, quotes to follow: Rangers are down to 12 forwards with Boogaard playing sick, so everybody’s in up front, and Gilroy is prucha’d on defense. Gaborik continues to make progress. He thinks he may play by Sunday. Some speculation about Thursday. Tortorella said he’s not sure about…

Hockey
90 Capitals-Rangers tonight

And, joy oh joy, it’s a Versus game … so not only do we get the Cliche Machine and the bad broadcast, but we also get a 7:30 p.m. start. I’m planning on being there for your blogging pleasure. Here are tonight’s pre-game notes from the Rangers. To read more,…

Hockey
108 Grachev demoted to Reddenville

Because, I guess, he was taking up too much ice time from the productive Erik Christensen and Todd White. Seriously, it’s probably best that he goes down and plays a lot of pro minutes instead of rotting on a vine with Boogaard. Here’s the announcement: NEW YORK RANGERS TRANSACTION UPDATE…

Hockey
52 Blues-Blueshirts in review

Thoughts on a game that really could have used a little more action: 1) My head nearly exploded over the huge deal that was made of the disallowed goal. The most critical point was not made (on TV) until Dave Maloney left the radio booth and got onto the post-game…

Hockey
35 Post-game notes, quotes

From the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES AND QUOTES November 7, 2010 – New York Rangers 0, St. Louis Blues 2 (Game No. 14, Home No. 7) The Rangers were defeated by the St. Louis Blues, 2-0, tonight at Madison Square Garden, and are now 7-6-1 overall, including a…

Uncategorized
396 It’s Go Time!

My fingers are so frozen I can barely type this. Martin Biron starts in goal against the Blues tonight, his first since that subpar outing against Atlanta. Ryan Callahan returns after sitting out the game against the Devils with a sore neck. Derek Boogaard and Evgeny Grachev remain in the…

Hockey
135 Blues-Rangers tonight

Did youse gain an hour of sleep? I did, and I needed a few more. Froze my Zuccarello-Aasen off at a football triple-header last night. Going back for two more today, with Josh, 26. ————————— Here are tonight’s game notes, from the Rangers. Click “more” to read more. NEW  YORK …

Hockey
160 Rangers-Devils in review (sort of)

I don’t have a lot to say, or much time to say it. Because, simply, I didn’t see the game last night, and because I couldn’t find a Rangers in 60 (only a Boomer and Carton in 60). 1) If you’re ever in that situation and can’t find a replay…

Hockey
38 Post-game notes

From the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES November 5, 2010 – New York Rangers 3, New Jersey Devils 0 (Game No. 13, Away No. 7) *       The Rangers shutout the New Jersey Devils, 3-0, tonight at the Prudential Center to improve to 7-5-1 overall, including a 5-2-0 mark on…

Uncategorized
572 It’s Go Time!

Coming off that loss at Philly, the Rangers go right back into the archrival fire at the Rock. As you know by now, Ryan Callahan — the de facto acting captain — will not play after that hit by Timmonen last night. It appeared he hurt his neck or shoulder.…

Hockey
193 Rangers-Flys in review

1) Bottom line: The Rangers didn’t accomplish anything with their forecheck. Nothing at all. And the Flyers gave them nothing at all. The Rangers had 21 shots, and the post by Brandon Prust. It seemed like they had three until late in the third. 2) Jody Shelley is sure game,…

Hockey
66 Post-game notes

From the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES November 4, 2010 – New York Rangers 1, Philadelphia Flyers 4 (Game No. 12, Away No. 6) *       The Rangers were defeated by the Philadelphia Flyers, 4-1, tonight at Wells Fargo Center, and are now 6-5-1 overall, including a 4-2-0 mark on…

Uncategorized
441 It’s Go Time!

Rangers-Flys for the first time this season, at the Arena That Changes Names Every Five Minutes (why can’t debris fall on their heads?). Not much more needs to be said. Henrik Lundqvist starts in goal (against Sergei Bobrovsky, 6-2-0, 2.39). Derek Boogaard back in (duh). Todd White and Matt Gilroy…

Hockey
78 Rangers at Flys tonight

So, I’m sure you all saw Martin Brodeur leave the game last night in Chicago with an elbow injury … not sure if it’s serious or if he’ll be back by tomorrow. Tomorrow it’s worth watching if the second of back-to-backs on the road trumps the first-game-back-after-a-road trip. Because the…

Hockey
116 The homeless Rangers

I’m surprised there wasn’t more discussion about this yesterday. The World’s Oldest NHL Arena had to postpone an NBA game because of falling debris and an asbestos scare … and now we’re seeing reports that  the Garden has contacted other arenas — Nassau, Prudential — about availability the rest of…

Hockey
173 Rangers-Hawks in review

Wow, that was a nice win over the champs. And at this point, any home win is pretty important. Thoughts: 1) I’m sure this has crossed your minds, too. It’s all great and good that the Rangers have become this shot-blocking team. It does, indeed, show a courage, and a…

Hockey
66 Post-game notes, quotes

From the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES AND QUOTES November 1, 2010 – New York Rangers 3, Chicago Blackhawks 2 (Game No. 11, Home No. 6) The Rangers defeated the Chicago Blackhawks, 3-2, tonight at Madison Square Garden, to improve to 6-4-1 overall, including a 2-3-1 mark at home.…

Hockey
521 It’s Go Time!

To repeat today’s reports from other sites: Mike Sauer goes back into the lineup tonight, as does Todd White. Evgeny Grachev gets another look, too. That means Derek Boogaard and Matt Gilroy are prucha’d. Coach John Tortorella told reporters that the prucha-ing of Gilroy has nothing to do with Gilroy’s…