It’s Go Time!

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So I guess now anything less than a sweep is unacceptable, right?

Same lineup, same lines, Lundqvist starts:

Avery-Christensen-Gaborik
Dubinsky-Stepan-Callahan
Fedotenko-Boyle-Prust
Frolov-Anisimov -Boogaard

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Should have mentioned earlier that Tortorella added that Drury and Prospal are doing 5-6 hours a day off-ice work. Not just going for a twirl and then going home.

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PRE-GAME UPDATE, 6:47 p.m.:

Warmup shenanigans with words, in close quarters, between Avery and Konopka, then Dubinsky and Konopka. Then Boogaard went way over the red line and forced Konopka to sidestep him. Then Sim flipped a puck off Avery’s chest, and had words with him several times (how do you not get fined for that?).

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  1. I just got myself 2 pairs of nice ladies velour gloves. Turquoise pair and Pink pair!

    And no Mama, they’re not for that little beeyatch Gillies!

    Either Ill do my best Michael Jackson impression (they’ve got rhinestones), or Ill give a pair to my Momma and my G’Momma!

  2. PRE-GAME UPDATE, 6:47 p.m.:

    Warmup shenanigans with words, in close quarters, between Avery and Konopka, then Dubinsky and Konopka. Then Boogaard went way over the red line and forced Konopka to sidestep him. Then Sim flipped a puck off Avery’s chest, and had words with him several times (how do you not get fined for that?).

  3. Carp, you are a real master ! How can you get so many quotes out of the Coach ????
    He must really love you :)

    He was really like an open book :)

  4. Linda CalPrustBoylahan on

    sometimes you just have to put a penny on top of torts head to prevent him from repeating(aka skipping), like we used to have to do back in the day when the needle on the turntable needed replacing

  5. Linda CalPrustBoylahan on

    omg firetruckin hockeystreams!!!!!!!!!!!!

    lol Carpy, i love old school stereo systems lol

  6. Hm, You guys from the press have a wonderful postion in the arena and you can make your stay even more enjoyababe as hockey fan :

    I would really like to join you even so early in the arena for a 7pm face off at arund for 5 pm conversation with the coach having a good burger before warm up followed after the game presser by the coach and couple of beers after all…

    Great stuff but MSG coverage starts now :) Have a good game guys :!!!!!

  7. Linda CalPrustBoylahan on

    lmfao this dudes name is zenon? Is he one of the founders of scientology??? oy vey

  8. ZzZz ELITE ZzZz " Put 'em on thier azzlanders!!"...says Greg L. on

    GO TIMEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!1

    I go KOO KOO for GO TIME!!!!

    GO RANGERSSS!!!!

  9. I absolutely despise the car commercials as well. And the fact that instead of creating jobs for the unemployed, we bail out car companies. Politics aside…

    Sean Avery ought to tell Konopka to look at his résumé of women. Konopka’s prolly never seen a hot piece of azz in his life. Sean Avery could get a new piece each night if he so chose.

  10. Linda CalPrustBoylahan on

    aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaargh this frehleying commercial with these 2 bouchernozzles

  11. FIRE MICHELETTI and RETIRE ROSEN!

    I cant take these 2 jerkoffs anymore. They are as big a disgrace as Michael Kay is.

  12. get em Aves, get em all! If I read his lips correctly, he was telling ork he better hartnelling stop, he better hartnelling stop. hartnell him sean!!

    phew….sorry about that :)

    after this season, fyi, i hate hyundai, i hate that song and i hate that couple.

  13. >>FIRE MICHELETTI and RETIRE ROSEN!
    >>I cant take these 2 jerkoffs anymore.

    They are driving me batty with their constant yapping about “the rivalry”.

  14. Linda CalPrustBoylahan on

    JB, for those of you who are tuning in for the first time…….LMAO

    Did you enjoy Fringe?

  15. Linda, the Botox Grill is the only club P.A. will be able to get into after Aves blacklists him, lol.

  16. >>Did you enjoy Fringe?

    LinCPB, Fringe was indeed wild. I had to watch it before going to bed.

  17. JBytes – I cant take them at all. They yap about everything and anything that is unimportant. Im surprised they dont talk about what the opposing teams eat and when the opposing teams go the bathroom.

  18. Linda CalPrustBoylahan on

    wow, i just wanna stab that guy in the eye with his freakin pen..

    and hockeystreams freezes again. this should make me 4 minutes behind you guys

  19. nore, not if the club’s in nyc :)

    btw, loved the first potvin ducks right at the start…..

  20. Bahama Mama!!! or Pajama Mama!!! HA!

    We got Bill McCriminal as our referee tonight. I suspect we wont be seeing many power plays.

  21. Uh oh, Nore, did your family leave you behind accidentally when going on Xmas vacation? ;)

    PLEASE DONT say I think like Bill McCriminal!

  22. Carp,
    I have an idea if you want to do that comment of the week. Maybe you can implement a “like” button similar to how it is on facebook and whichever comment gets the most likes can be the comment of the week.

  23. Maybe it’s just me, but whenever the Rangers go offsides, Avery always seems to be the culprit…

  24. Linda CalPrustBoylahan on

    909, they’d have to disable the like button for me, since just about everyone cracks me up

  25. Still don’t understand the instigating with a visor penalty when you instigate a fight with somebody else wearing a visor.

  26. Shattenkirk Del Headzo on

    Unreal call on Aves – can’t they just let these animals play a mean game of hockey??

    Hi Linda!

  27. Joe Micheletti:

    “So good around the net is Moulson”

    Id like to get whatever Joe is smoking. It might help me relax a little.

    And here Joe is defending Sim for getting hit from behind. Get over yourself you man-forearm-obsesses freak joe.

  28. leetchhalloffame on

    Another phantom call on Avery. Pretty soon the league is going to put a tracking bracelet on his ankle.

  29. Mark Streit – our New York Ranger.

    And Moulson, Okposo. Joe and Sam are pitifully disgraceful

  30. I am so ticked off now……

    btw, cally held his own great in that tussle. but I’m still ticked

  31. LOL Linda.

    That’s the first goalie interference penalty the Rangers have received in their 85 year history.

  32. Id almost rather hear about Sidney Crosby. At least he’s won a couple things. These Islanders are pee wee leaguers that will never win anything in their lifetimes.

  33. Linda CalPrustBoylahan on

    wow, after a two weeks of nothing but bad news, i just got a nice little gift in my email! $50 gift certificate code, to thank me for being a loyal consumer! THANKS!! too bad it wasnt cash, i could have made youse guys cookies lol

  34. bull dog line –

    This is why you cannot count on Avery???

    So what you mean is, we cant count on Avery because the league and all the referees are out to screw the Rangers and Avery in particular.

    I agree with you.

  35. I want to make this clear. Bull Dog Line is suggesting we cant count on Avery because the referees will cheat him.

    So Bull Dog Line is blaming the referees.

  36. Czechthemout!!!! on

    Terrible period.

    And what did Avery do to get that penalty exactly?

    After watching the last seven periods, anyone who still thinks Blowzy is a decent player is nuts.
    He is a living turnover machine. Constant giveaways. Terrible decision making on the power play .
    Just a horrid horrid player! Oh and Eminger’s 15 minutes or 3-4 good games are up. Another fool who has no clue. You cannot be taken seriously as a team with a pair of scrubs like blowzy and crapinger!

    Is Dubi playing today? I couldn’t tell.

    Wake the he’ll up!

  37. >>…just got a nice little gift in my email! $50 gift certificate code

    Read the small print very carefully, Lin. You might need to spend $200 before you can redeem your $50 gift code.

  38. ZzZz ELITE ZzZz " Put 'em on thier azzlanders!!"...says Greg L. on

    WOHOOOOOOOO Playoffs here we come!!!!!!

    We are building up for one Whale of a game!!!! cwgatti , Don’t fret the game with start getting ugly…its a given.

  39. Linda CalPrustBoylahan on

    lmao JB, i think i got the gift code because i’ve spent more than that with this company!

  40. ZzZz ELITE ZzZz " Put 'em on thier azzlanders!!"...says Greg L. on

    Alright Patty , Shut the ‘el up. You always did like the azz’s better.

  41. Sorry Doodie. But I think I hate Joe Micheletti more than I hate Michael Kay! He was an Islanders broadcaster for 10+ years iirc.

  42. Callahan is gonne get two games for that hit in the first, I’m afraid.

    If the Rangers lose this game because they can’t play hard enough, it is a disgrace. Let’ go NYR

  43. 2 goalie interferences in the same game in favor of the Rangers???

    From Bill McCriminal??

    Do you believe in miracles???

    YES!!!

  44. that “interview” with trout and lafontaine was a fishfest. that hartneller is smugly grinning all the time while praising the fish and knocking us…..what station am i watching! wtb is happening in this world!!!

    tiki, LOL!

  45. Linda CalPrustBoylahan on

    holy carp Tiki, the sky is falling! dogs and cats, living together, mass hysteria!!!

  46. Pardon Me Machetto on

    Pardon Me Rangers, but Sim must die for just hitting Lundqvist.

    Also, how about a pass from stick to stick instead of stick to skate?

  47. Linda CalPrustBoylahan on

    his elbow was not in the process of going up when the hit was made, it flung up AFTER the hit!!
    thats my story and i’m stickin to it!

    perry como

  48. Linda CalPrustBoylahan on

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    ginger scores!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  49. Shattenkirk Del Headzo on

    Linda – is there a difference? I guess that’s why my dishes always break!

  50. Pardon Me Machetto on

    Pardon me Linda, great Ghostbusters reference! I frequently use that line and the line that is close to it: “Yes, it’s true, this man has no [do we have a player name to represent this word yet?”

  51. Linda CalPrustBoylahan on

    lol Pardon Me! THAT is my favorite line of the movie! I think we should use SIM in place of the regular word lol

  52. LMAO Linda!!!

    That was a clean hard hit by Dubinsky. BS!

    If I were Avery, Id seriously consider suing the NHL for discrimination.

    To be honest, Ive got a bit of free time…Im going to contact some lawyers in NY and see if they’d file a perhaps frivolous lawsuit against the NHL for unfair business practices and discrimination against Avery.

  53. Shattenkirk Del Headzo on

    How about Froggins’s facial expression when Staal’s ripper came in? What a sis.

  54. Pardon Me Machetto on

    Pardon me Sam, but every time you say “Comeau” I look up because it sounds like you are saying the word that identifies the hominid genus.

  55. Pardon Me Machetto on

    Pardon me Tiki, but they would not file a frivolous lawsuit because they (and you) would be subject to financial sanctions, and they would be subject to discipline such as censure, suspension, or disbarment. Most likely censure.

  56. Well, they called the diving on Sim. Very fair.

    4 on 3 coming up. Lots of open space, have to score here!

  57. Pardon Me Machetto on

    Pardon me fans in attendance, but yelling “shoot!” when there are no shooting lanes is retarded. You should be shouting “skate!” so that they actually create openings instead of allowing the Islanders to close all of the lanes.

  58. Lawyers file frivolous lawsuits all the time. And Id have no problem paying the financial sanctions. Anyhow, I dont think it would be frivolous. There’s more than enough evidence against this league for their anti-Avery behavior.

  59. Linda CalPrustBoylahan on

    Pardon Me Machetto, i was at the game on saturday, and the dude three rows behind me was yelling shooooooooooooooooooot when the Preds player was facing AWAY from the net up by the red line! It was quite hilarious

  60. Linda CalPrustBoylahan on

    Knicks facing a ‘STIFF” test

    Rangers have to stay “Hard and Firm”

    uh, does the editor for playgirl work for msg?

  61. Pardon Me Machetto on

    Pardon me Tiki, but lawyers do not file frivolous lawsuits all the time. They may file lawsuits on which they do not have much to stand on, but that’s not frivolous. Frivolous is a lawsuit that on its face has absolutely no merit whatsoever.

    Pardon me Linda, are you from Nashville?

  62. Hey!

    Sean Avery breathed! That must be an Unsportsmanlike Conduct penalty and 10 minute misconduct. How dare Sean Avery breathe!

  63. Linda CalPrustBoylahan on

    i swear, sayin the names of the guys on the islanders, kinda sounds like a cat coughin up a hairball

  64. Linda CalPrustBoylahan on

    Pardon Me Machetto, currently living in Alabummer, looking forward to our move back to the NY area in about 18 months!

  65. Linda CalPrustBoylahan on

    eeesh, i wonder if hockeystreams thinks all this freezing up during free preview week is going to get them more customers

  66. Linda CalPrustBoylahan on

    my last 2 comments didn’t post… i guess they are cracking down on the amount of carcillos in a night

  67. The new Jesus Gómez? But Staal only has something like four goals this year. That’s hardly comparable to the Mexican Gretzky. Oh wait…

  68. ZzZz ELITE ZzZz " Put 'em on thier azzlanders!!"...says Greg L. on

    Froloaf needs to be traded for Higgins .

    Trade Higgins back to Calgary for Oli Jokanen .

    Trade Oli for Prucha , then …..ah nevermind.

  69. Linda CalPrustBoylahan on

    pokes the blog with a stick

    WAKE UP!!

    holy carcillo this commercial is on again!!!!!!!AAAAAAAAAAAARGH

  70. ZzZz ELITE ZzZz " Put 'em on thier azzlanders!!"...says Greg L. on

    HOLEY HELL , that good old stick poking sure wakes a guy up!!!

    GO RANGERSSSSS!!!

    We love youuuuuuuuuu!!!!!! GO GO GO GO , lets giver beans!!!!!

  71. ZzZz ELITE ZzZz " Put 'em on thier azzlanders!!"...says Greg L. on

    Go Rangers go!!!! Lets wipe these goofs off the ice!!! Hit , fight and show this team whos the “squirl master” ’round here!!!!

  72. ZzZz ELITE ZzZz " Put 'em on thier azzlanders!!"...says Greg L. on

    Third period …beuty!!!!! Don’t worry folks , when ya playing Garbage , ya have to play to thier level and so far , yeah wese stinkin up the place.

  73. Olga Folkyerself on

    OK,I asked for more shots on net, and I get two shots ON net literally… I see I need to be more specific. Rangers need to shoot INTO the net.

  74. Linda CalPrustBoylahan on

    thank you for the clarification Olga, i’m expecting a Rangers goal any second now!

  75. ZzZz ELITE ZzZz " Put 'em on thier azzlanders!!"...says Greg L. on

    Haha yeah Lin , its all about going all out and freakin on the other team..hence the term ,” Gotta giver beans!!!”

    GO BOYS!!!

  76. ZzZz ELITE ZzZz " Put 'em on thier azzlanders!!"...says Greg L. on

    No Carp , not human beens ,tff …

    …everytime you eat ’em they make you…

    GO RANGERS!! Gotta get anutha one!!!

    Outta the blue CCCP says he likes beans. Wow I didnt think beans would be such a topic. HAHAHA I love winning!!!

  77. If beans give you wind, then Joe Micheletti dont need any more beans. He blows enough wind….out of his mouth.

  78. Linda CalPrustBoylahan on

    lmfao Nor, half the people here look like that! the other half are either from out of state, or have those jokinen nostrils

  79. Linda CalPrustBoylahan on

    and only SOME of them died Nor lol…
    wait, i just lol’d after talking about death…

  80. Linda CalPrustBoylahan on

    sam is losing me here…he starts a thought, then veers off into jibberish, then comes back…

    wait.. THATS US!

  81. Linda CalPrustBoylahan on

    lmao warren zenon!! nor, you’ve been gone for weeks and come back quips ablazin!

  82. Linda CalPrustBoylahan on

    oh man, anyone else but Prust ( and frolov, and higgins lol) probably puts that in

  83. Linda CalPrustBoylahan on

    maybe this summer, Prust can get goal scorers hands too, then he’ll be a pugilistic goal scorer

  84. Linda CalPrustBoylahan on

    mickey, wouldnt it be awesome if there were only 3 faceoffs a game! one at the start of each period lol

  85. BOYLE! SCORES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    FUGG YOU FISHIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    BAAAAANG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  86. Linda CalPrustBoylahan on

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I CALLED IT YESTERDAY!!!!!!!!!!!! SKITTLES FOR ME TOMORROW!!!!!

  87. Linda CalPrustBoylahan on

    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!!!!!!!!!!

    hahahahahhahahahahahahahaha i gots me lucky charms!!!

  88. Pardon Me Machetto on

    Pardon me everyone, but as soon Boyle scored, I finally gloated to my former coworker via text message. He told me to go Buff myself.

  89. Linda CalPrustBoylahan on

    you called that last night mickey! either before, or after i said Flavah would score!

  90. Linda CalPrustBoylahan on

    lmao no nor, I freakin HATE lucky charms, but will have the small box tomorrow, then get the skittles! Sheesh, I brought skittles to the game last week and he didnt score, although I was happy to see him in person lol

  91. Linda, we must be psychic or something. LOL

    Ok, talk of Lucky Charms reminds me that I’m starving.

  92. ZzZz ELITE ZzZz "We Put 'em on thier azzlanders!!"...says Greg L. on

    Whom ever traded Higgin for Prust is a genius.

  93. ZzZz ELITE ZzZz "We Put 'em on thier azzlanders!!"...says Greg L. on

    The GM who aquired Prust should be comended.

  94. ZzZz ELITE ZzZz "We Put 'em on thier azzlanders!!"...says Greg L. on

    Getting Prust was a great move by our GM.

  95. Linda CalPrustBoylahan on

    lmao Greggie! i think the gm acquired jokinen and Prust was an add on lol ;-)

  96. Linda CalPrustBoylahan on

    Sam was having some trouble with getting his words out tonight, either that, or the audio on hockeystreams was as messed up as the stream lol

  97. Wow that was quite the battle, big differance from last night. The Rangers played a very good defensive game. Goaltending was the key I guess. I thought the Rangers were much better at the faceoff circle tonight. I don’t know the stats, but I would say the Rangers had a lot more genuine chances also. I know the isles are not a great team, but they always give the Rangers all they got when they play them. It’s good to see the two w’s back to back. Last year they would have likely lost one. Ottawa is next, that should be a little tougher.

  98. Olga Folkyerself on

    Is that the same GM that got Higgins in the first place? Or Gomez? Or Redden? Or Drury? Or Holik? Should I go on?

    He should be FIRED!

  99. Sure wish I was well enough to be at warren tonight :) I just have a feeling……

    Well kittens and pups, I shall join your post-game fun tomorrow. Back to the healing zone. Great night all told, I think. LGR!!!!! TA!

  100. the same GM, who drafted Dubi, Staal, Stepan,Cally, AA, Sauer, MDZ, Hank, signed Gabby, traded for Boyle. that guy.

  101. one of the strangest calls ive seen. Chris Kreider scores a tap in goal and proceeds to fall into the goalie after the puck goes in. Kreider gets credit for the goal and then gets goalie interference penalty…

  102. Linda CalPrustBoylahan on

    i thought so olga. there were rumors he was a hockey genuis back in the 80’s if i remember correctly ;-)

  103. Linda CalPrustBoylahan on

    sounds like their training the officials the right way all down the line oleo

  104. Olga Folkyerself on

    The one that won 2 playoff series in 10 years? And not even in the same year. Yet he seems to have supporters somehow… They must be old Oilers fans. They MUST be.

  105. for many years Ranger fans wanted the team to build with youth, through the draft, and play the kids. well this GM has given you that. while he deserves plenty of blame for many free agent mistakes, he deserves credit for building a team that seem to have a chance to good for many years to come.

  106. Slatsko Folkyerself on

    The best you can give him after 10 years is “a team that seem to have a chance to good for many years to come”? What does that mean? Are you happy with that? Does that outweigh the last nine years?

  107. you like to look back, I like to look ahead. the future of the Rangers is good. there are many good young players already there, and many good young players on the way. they have a chance to good for a long time. many pieces are in place, there are still holes to be filled. center, and goal scoring winger.

  108. Torts is a bully, yet he comments on others’ behavior. Al Trautwig handles him best by just laughing at him.

  109. Faceoffs were 26-17 Rangers, according to the boxscore. And Stepan was 7-1!

    Given how unreliable the MSG scorers are, not sure how much value to place on that.

  110. Slatsko Folkyerself on

    The Rangers future will improve when they get rid of Sather. Dolan don’t know carcillo about hockey. Sather is the one who was supposed to know something. And he doesn’t. This years team may even make the playoffs. Big Deal. FIRE SATHER!

  111. Olga,
    I understand your frustration, and I am not trying to change your mind on Sather. I just see a brighter future for them, and Sather deserves credit for that.

  112. Slatsko Folkyerself on

    I’m just sayin… :)

    I don’t think we will ever see a CONTENDER out of Sather. I would consider being in the final four once in awhile as contending. I don’t see Sather’s Rangers ever doing that. He’s has had 10 chances and didn’t even make the playoffs half the time. Slats is not getting smarter with age. Too many big mistakes to cover the few small successes this year. He has got to go before we see any meaningful improvement. He’s had his chances. Bring on the next guy.

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