Same lineup as the 2-0 win over the Fish … er, Islanders.
Lundqvist starts in goal; White and Gilroy are the pruchas.
Let’s go Rangers!
Got my french vanilla hot chocolate, nutter butter cookies, Rangers hockey!
Wow! Boyle is a goal away from tying Dublowsky for the team lead. Dublowsky needs to step it up.
dang ORR!! you are on it today!
To be fair, they have all been flukes. For some reason, every time I refresh the page, Carp just puts the finishing touches on his newest post.
Must be all these cookies then, ORR
I just met Bonehead beth and her man. Nice, nice people. And I hope to see mama here tonight, if she ever stops trying to get a closeup of No. 16.
Giannone and his stupid questions. I just can’t take it!
french vanilla hot chocolate ORR, you connoisseur of fine living you!
Thanks for chatting with us Carp! I forge to tell you to keep up the good work and thank whoever at Journal News who’s keeping this blog alive for us!
i can’t believe we’re about to play game # 29
Yup, a little Swiss Miss from the local Target :P
Let’s get them, boys!
Sunday afternoon games are great, imo. Got stuff done earlier, now sitting down to watch the game, and will have time afterwards to do more stuff, like writing Christmas cards.
Oh yeah, and it has aboot fifty marshmallows in it.
When they get soaked in the hot chocolate they become very Staal.
I’m so sick of Dolan and the NHL not playing nicely. We never get an MSG HD feed for these games. Ever. I thought that was supposed to change this year, but I guess not? Of course, I see the Pens games are in HD all the time…
Only bad thing about Sunday afternoon games… Giannone doing play by play. Ugh.
Did he say Elite? Twice?
OMG joey tight face and john giagnome!! this should be a fun time in Rangerland tonight!
the magic word today is
Bull Dog must be flipping out while watching that Staal montage
Hate the say this, but I’d bet that Kovalev scores for the Sens. He ALWAYS scores against the Rangers.
LOL! Bobby Butler. Remember that name, cause he’s the guy who scores the hat trick tonight.
Let’s hope Butler doesn’t serve anything tonight.
anyone wants to shmeplicate in exchange for bud light?
Here comes Carp’s favorite commercial
>>Only bad thing about Sunday afternoon games… Giannone doing play by play. Ugh.
I really do not like that guy, with his constant “on ice” nonsense.
Heritage Jerseys are still vey snazzy. Would LOVE one for Christmas, but there isn’t a chance in heck I would ask for one.
Im loving the heritage jersey!
I don’t have a good feeling for this one. Rangers lost the last time they wore the Heritage jersey.
So Giannone didn’t label Lundqvist “elite”. I guess that should conclude the debate once and for all.
Just saw Mama!
yup…we were waiting for Giannone’s conformation! So yeah…case closed! lol
Say hello to her, Carp.
LW3H- quite opposite. That itself makes him elite
Who’s mama, Carp? :P
Do the Rangers know the game started already?
Ottawa came to play.. Can someone get our team out of the locker room?
As long as they do not cough up any goals, there’s plenty of time to right the ship.
Are the Rangers asleep? This is not an early game!!
Really early timeout.
How pathetic! Torts has to use a timeout so early to get these losers to wake up.
Lethargic is right. Three blown assignments already
they know now, Mickey.
TO already?? i guess we really came prepared… NOT!
>>Who’s mama, Carp? :P
I’m thinking of this:
Butler with the spill!
There you go! Good morning, boys!
Booger vs Carkner would be nice.
Anything would be nice, Orr. Give them some of your cookies, will you
Booger had to concentrate so hard to make that pass
it’s quiet here tonight. and i mean on the blog, not the arena.
Are we still sleeping? OMG
I finished them off. These guys didn’t deserve them anyway.
Nice to see at least Hank came to play.
>>it’s quiet here tonight. and i mean on the blog, not the arena.
Rangers don’t show up to play; Boneheads don’t show up to post. Fair enough!
It’s tough to comment on the team that appears to be on life support, Carp.
Never underestimate the ability of the Rangers to make any bottom-dweller to look like the next Stanley Cup champion.
What will come first, a penalty or a goal against?
Is this the most boring period of the season?
Maybe the decided to keep the ice untouched on the other side? You know, for the second period?
Only 2 shots on goal?
Looking rough here
I don’t care for excitement; I need them to score a couple of goals.
Good thing these guys can’t score.
Hank gives good header.
Giannone: “End to end opportunities at both ends.”
>>Only 2 shots on goal?
And Ottawa has nine. The score is still nil-nil though.
They must be listening to Gianone’s call on the bench because it’s putting me to sleep too. He just doesn’t have a good voice for play-by-play.
JBytes, if they can survive this period scoreless, I’ll take it.
Considering that Rangers are playing “dump and chase”, how funny is that Chase ad on the glass?
Good shift. Stepan with some good ops.
JBytes – hahahahah… If that’s an intentional ad placement on their part, it’s quite brilliant.
Rangers have looked shorthanded all period. Wonder if they agreed to play with one skater tied behind their back…
St0w, I’m looking forward to the ad for Score.
K, they survived. Now they need to wake up and ya know, actually play hockey
OK good. They made it through their period off without giving up a goal. Now they can start playing.
Ha, you beat me MickeyM.
That period couldn’t of ended sooner
they’d better get the red bull and five-hour energy drinks passed around during intermission.
I hope they have the earplugs, because I don’t think they will have the same hearing after Torts “talks” to them during the intermissionn
ok, i’m back, let the Rangers goals commence
is it just me or does anyone else want to smack Trautwig with a shoe across the face?
I think it’s all tactical. Ottawa officially played 4 periods in two days. The Rangers- none! Now they’re ready to bring it!
Can’t wait to see what Maloney says
I wanted to enter the VW shoot to score sweepstakes. They keep promoting it via text msg or by visiting http://www.newyorkrangers.com/vw
I get 404 not found!!!
Trautwig just said “oodles of turnovers”
Lets Go Rangers we need a strong 2nd period. We just gave Ottawa a handicap of one period.
Let’s go Rangers! Time to play elite hockey!
Let’s play some hockey, boys!
does the Heritage jersey for the 85th anniversary mean the players play like they are 85??
STOP TALKING JOE
Why do the Sens “shrump” their shoulders after a dominating period?
So Joe just called Ottawa 1st period only elite team?
joe, john and trautwig. we must have been bad in our previous lives
hopefully our PP wakes us up
I always tune into Rangers broadcasts to hear about the other team continuously, Joe.
another ugly breakout
Didn’t NYR play like crap the last time they used the “heritage jerseys”?
LOL! That’s not a penalty?
bs no call
Just met mama! She’s awesome and we had a nice chat between periods.
This why you don’t put a rookie forward on the point.
what should have been a 5 on 3 becomes a goal on us
The Step-On on the point experience has officially ended.
brutal, how do you not call that???
Really shoulda been a penalty on Ruutu, but you knew Stepan at the point would burn us eventually.
Guys, REALLY. WTB is your problem today?!
That same failure to keep the puck in on the power play is what did Kotalik in last season. Let’s hope the same thing doesn’t happen to Stepan.
has Olga stopped by yet??
what an obvious and horrible none call!
how can you not punish refs for such blind mistakes??
Maybe one of Olga’s victims escaped his house, and he’s on the hunt. Hopefully she knows where the local police department is located.
It amazes me that four of those dopes are on the ice, and none of them call that obvious trip.
Rangers need to hear a couple of “Potvin Sucks” to get them going.
i really like stepan but he looks shaky out there today
They need to pick up the physical play, but they can’t keep up with Ottawa.
I guess the Rangers needed to be scored against to perk up a bit.
I think the refs had a full intend not to blow on that call.
“Rangers have been a Step-Off.” Well Joe, they better get their Step-On soon!
man, this game is just lifeless
Take these heritage jersey’s and burn them.
We’re so bush-league, it’s not even funny … this is complete mickey-mouse, amateur-hour stuff from the girls
IN PRUST I TRUST!
How many times will Dubi fan on the puck tonight?
Trust in Prust! 1-1!
And that shot wasn’t ugly at all! Prustie!
Way to answer their shorty- with one of OUR OWN!
Boyle with his second assist of the season! OMG!
Prust is becoming our SH goal guy
It’s funny, I had just been thinking, at least we’ve got a better chance of scoring while short-handed than on the PP.
Prust needs two more to catch Kovalchuk.
Linda, check your pulse, will ya?
in Prust We Trust
wow that was a great shot from Prust
Hey guys, I just heard from Fozzy:
Thank you Linda! I just tried to post on RR but for some reason could not. I put the message on Boneheads FB page. Please let everyone know how much I appreciate the sentiments! I am trying to sort everything out…kind of overwhelming. But we are getting through. This funeral is going to be like none other! Thank you so much for your prayers/thoughts! It really means alot! ?
I know you’d want to know, if you hadn’t heard from her yourselves.
POST OF THE DAY:
Leclaire has such great legs.
Such big and strong legs.
Such long and limber legs.
Such sweet and tasty legs…
Such moist and scrumptious legs…
His calves have got to be as strong and thick as Kotalik’s forearms.
Thanks for sharing that, Linda. Good to hear from her.
Say NO to power play!
please decline the PP, please!
Let’s survive this PP without a shortie first, eh. Baby steps
Thanks, Linda. Please give her our best.
1st unit looked good, for once. 2nd unit, not so much.
ohh just missed
These refs are trip retarded.
Man, Fedotenko has had some great chances this game.
NO PENALTY? WHAT!!
penalty shot??? WTB!!
The referees don’t like Slovaks.
Are the refs mixing 10 and 16?
Fozzy posted on the Boneheads FB page. For those of you not on FB, this is her message:
I was unable to post on RR for some reason….
My revolving door has finally quieted briefly and I just had a chance to read all of the touching & heartfelt posts from yesterday. Thank you Carp, Mama and all of my Bonehead friends! I feel fortunate to “know” each and everyone of you and to have such a wonde…rful Ranger “family” here and on FB! Tom’s death was a result of complications following surgery so it was sudden and unexpected. It was a shock to all of us—he was only 47. We had nearly 25 wonderful years together, shared alot including our love for the Rangers and I’m so glad we were both lucky enough to meet so many of you this past May at Warren 77. Tom’s funeral will have lots of Ranger touches including the officiant wearing a Rangers jersey for the service! Please hug your loved ones a little tighter tonight!
I won’t be able to stay on long as I have more company coming over but I will say…Let’s go Rangers!
we are lucky its tied, could be 3-1 Ottawa, with the posts they have hit
Got lucky there.
Much better in the second half of the period.
oh yay a drury update.
thanks Linda for sharing that with us.
Oh, Fozzy, hang in there.
The refs will never give a penalty shot for a D-man shoving (rather than hooking or tripping) a player from behind on a breakaway. As we learned in the playoffs when Girardi did the same to Malkin.
ilbzo, she is one freakin mentally strong woman. wow, i am just amazed by her.
Linda, do you know where Fozzy lives? Just wondering if the service will be nearby.
Hey, I could go for some pizza. Anybody got the number to Captain Clutch’s?
nine minutes eleven seconds… weird
I miss the old angry Tortorella.
examining 2nd period highlights lmao
“The Rangers have been without their captain for all but 9 minutes and 11 seconds this season.”
But what a 9 minutes and 11 seconds it was.
Chris Drury: Insane in the Membrane
Bad aftertaste…We were just lucky so far, don’t know for how long. MDZ is scary, awfully bad today. Let’s cross fingers and anything else – in miracle we trust. What’s going on with officiating this season?
LW, he did all the little things in that time. ;-)
wow,that is some attire Dave is sporting tonight
I think he buys from the Renney Collection.
Oh, makin’ my mind slow
That’s why I don’t f**k with the big four, oh
Bro, I got ta’ maintain
‘Cause a captain like me is goin’ insane
Insane in the Membrane
(Insane in da brain)
lmao torts is an symphony conductor
lmfao @ the Renney Collection…
now available at Kohls
Bad decision by Step-On. He needs to shoot.
Kohls? I thought they were only available at the Salvation Army.
So close, there, Dubi.
go go go go 3RD PERIOD!!!!!
at kohls they give you a pack of gum and some butterscotch candies with every purchase from the collection
This top line isn’t looking as good as they did against the worst team in the league.
I guess it’s safe to say that they’re not the next Jags, Nyls, Straks?
Every suit should come with a pair of reading glasses also. That would complete the look.
LOL! Two on one with Artie and Froloaf and one is glued to the others ass.
anyone else having sound issues on MSG?
Why did Anisimov and Frolov end up in the same side of the ice? Language barrier?
and a picture of 5 people…......;-)
and a thesarus.
These guys really need to work on odd-man rushes. They’ve had several three-on-ones in this game and not a single one has led to a good scoring chance.
Carp – I sent you an email.
Stepan’s back on the point…interesting
lmao you took the words outta my fingers mickey
lmao @ the penalty killers are tired… and they clear it out!!!
Torts is just begging Step-On to give him a red face.
>>This top line isn’t looking as good as they did against the worst team in the league.
And this Ottawa team isn’t even “elite”.
Prust is awesome
Now they’re starting to dominate
powerplay !!!!!!!!aLRIGHT ALRIGHT!!!
Gimme gimme some lovin!!
Fedotenko denied on the Frolov specialty. I find that very amusing.
Can they actually score a PP goal?! Questions will be answered. maybe…
Get Callahan off the power play.
Frolov can’t buy it
Great play by Leclaire this period.
Frolov is a mickey-mouse
Or a big fat, NO.
give Frolov more time :)
Frolov shoots like my mother who is 65 and legally blind
Why does this one feel like if they get called for a late penalty they will lose?
getting a bad feeling about this one..
Next power play will go to Senators.
At least they finally got some shots on the PP.
This feels more like we’ll give up a goal in the next two minutes, and we’ll pull the goalie with 1:45 left and give up the empty netter with 1:29 left. Then the fans boo, and everyone comes here and is mad.
I really dont get why Frosoft is so bad…..?
>>Frolov can’t buy it
Would a pay raise help?
>>I really dont get why Frosoft is so bad…..?
Because he’s not good at all?
JB, maybe a long term contract too. 15 years?
No Orr , Rangers win in overtime and we all cheer on the blog!!!! Callahan scores the GM winner.
Ah, just read about Fozzy and her husband, sad to hear. Wish I woulda made it to Boneheads fest last season.
Ohhh wooow, three on two and they go with a simple slap shot without puck movement.
Know what Frolov needs? a contract extension!
with another team James lol
What are you complaining about Orr, they had an odd-man rush and the puck actually got on net. I call that a victory. :)
>>Wish I woulda made it to Boneheads fest last season.
Will there be one this season?
WHOA! Christensen was playing?
I’d rather Cally miss the net, inetad of hit the net. There’s more of a chance at scoring that way.
LOL no one wants him Lin. Connecticut Whale > Russian Ranger
lmao JB!!! i was thinking that when i saw boogaard on the bench!
lmao, KHL is a callin!!
Frolov needs a phone call from Higgins to discuss life as a sucking Ranger.
I’m sorry. I could have sworn Gianone just said Torts was double-shifting Friggins. Whaaaa?
I’m getting a bad feeling aboot this game. Something bad is going to happen soon.
lmao @ Life as a sucking Ranger.
there’s lots of guys he could call lol
Boyle with his usual field goal shot. Nobody does it better.
Imprompu team meetings!
Good move by Boyle. I don’t care if it’s a penalty
Good one Linda.
Here comes the late PP for Ottawa.
That was nice.
thats right prustie, you grab that assclown ruutuu
MDZ is in a foul mood. Could it be because his power play minutes are down?
I’m with ya Orr…sssssssslippin away
That could have been interesting.
B B B B
Bigbadbrianboyle , the guys a beast . He Prust and Christensen are better then Frogoof.
Go Rangerssss !!!!
Come on Cally in ot!!!
Oh, that was MDZ.
Rutuu has to be mentally challenged.
i seem to remember, in preseason… someone mentioned Boyles nickname this seasonshould be “soft giant”. Not so soft now eh lol
mentally bereft more like it ;-)
Ruutu es loco en la cabesa!
Step-On can’t ht the net.
shot just higgins….grrrrrrr
there’s no I in ht is there?
There it is. Good night Irene
Didn’t I say the Sens would score in the final two minutes?
They way this one was going, I knew that was going to happen
holy firetruckin hell
This one’s over!
ORR you called it…something bad
im gonna PUKE…pull the goalie..ok pull the goalie and lets tie this fiasco up.
Pull Hank , lets go boys…For firetruck sakes!!
“All Europeans can play soccer” – Joe M
that’s not a nice thing to say…
it’s like saying “All Italians like to eat Spaghetti”
Yes…I am European and i sure can play soccer…but i am not Italian but i like Spaghetti! Now what, Joe?
ORR was only off by 30 seconds lol
And they let Neil and Rutuu get the last laugh. How sad.
LETS GOOOOOOOOOOO tie baby come tie this up!!!!!
As i said – just the matter of time. What a pathetic chaotic performance!
Oops misread it, pulling the goalie at 1:45 haha
LETS GO RANGERS!!!!!
By the way, Leclaire has only one win this season :P
they gianonne said he was an olympic diver too lol
>>Step-On can’t ht the net.
Neither can anyone else!
Kelly with the hat trick. UNBELIEVABLE.
wow, what an epic display of turditure
haha Kelly hat trick.
Why were the Rangers so bad at the beginning today? No matter, Leclaire was great in the second half of the game.
no stick salute tonight…
They didn’t come out to play. Hence, the result.
What about crapitude?
Do what TR says and bring up MZA’s aasen from CT.
well orr, you called a hat trick, althought for a different player. you predicted pretty much this entire game
No more “Heritage” until Rangers are 10 games over .500.
once again Hank got outplayed by a no name goalie
This game has to be worse than the Avs and Bolts game. At least those teams were talented and playing well. The Sens have been awful this year. No excuse to lose this one.
I told you we’d give up a goal in the final two minutes, and an empty net goal.
Fear my predictions.
My next prediction, Torts will break something, and his wife will kick him out for the night, and he’ll crash at Sully’s place, and noticed a guy sneak out of his house that looks like Giannone.
Hey , this loss sucks froloaf bailzz but I love this team and screw this finish.
We come back hard , I feel for the guys who went to the game. Leaving this game would be such an empty feeling. Other things can be worse so we “buck up” and move on. Oh btw Ottawa got lucky tonight.
holy carcillo, did someone go over this guys head with a lawnmower???
Heritage Jersey is 0-2 now, eh…
I call vintage jersey jinx!
did you get my email about the fantasy league?
This team isn’t that great with or without the heritage jersey.
Love Callahan, but he should not be on the first power play or when the goalie is pulled. He is not, nor has he ever been, that kind of offensive player, despite the fact that Torts loves him.
Alarming, red, blushing shame in all 3 zones. WTB.?!
So Orr, if you were going to buy a lottery ticket, what numbers would you pick?
Blah. Not how I wanted to start the week. No way to redeem themselves until Thursday either. UGGGGH
Ottaawa got luckkkkyyyy tonight. They lucked out,punked out…pulled a Philthy Philly .
We could have been better . Were a 5th place team and losing sucks BIGTIME.
we lost , but ….Oh btw ORR , so what ,you were kinda right BUT I say we kick azz next game cuz we are pizzeds!!! we have the next one ..eh? What does you preditions say..?
Yo Freddy , I will right now…
They should have tried to play Ottawa yesterday so they could make it a back-to-back-to-back.
Greg, I’ve been right all season. This is a gift! It comes with a price!
Blue, how many numbers do I have to pick?
Is Frolov gonna be worse than Higgins was for us ?
Yes, Hammerhead. At least Higgins could hit the post.
No, Zz, love your ever going optimism, but it have nothing to do with luck. Rangers were overplayed, over skate, and overworked, over coached, over smart and as a result over scored by Ottawa from the very beginning. You saw the difference in the mood on a game first 2 minutes. Damn. It was our last legitimate chance to win, before really tough games to come. No excuse.
lmao Blue! vicinity counts!
Oh my, the Adirondack Phantoms lost again tonight. Their record is 3-20-2. Ouch.
4ever , with Hank in net …the game was ours to lose. I agree that we were outplayed earlier on but I really believed we were gonna win this game.
CCCP , 0 – 7 what the byfuglin do I have to do to turn this sunking ship!!!????? Im embarassed. I dunno how this thing work but its making me look like a loser and that email is not there!!???? I need a tradeeeeeeeee!!!
lmfao @ ORRs lottery numbers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HILARIOUS!
If they want to make a run at it this season, they’ll deal for Brad Richards ASAP.
However, I stand by my belief that the Rangers are a season away from contention, maybe 2. Signing Richards in the offseason makes sense.
That’s like a group of horror. Redden, Rozsival, Drury, Stepan (just today), Eminger, Christensen.
I think Orr meant Higgins by 21, right?
Stepan will be a star player in a year or two.
Orr, no 19?
I meant, 87 … Brashear.
Actually that was a typo, 21 was supposed to be 31. Although, Frolov, Higgins, same thing. 44 is Hollweg, not Eminger.
By the way, am I imagining things, or has Kelly scored a bunch of hat tricks against us?
i was thinking your 21 was supposed to be 20
I just thought of the first six bad numbers that came to my head. Brash*t was next on my list.
Heh I’m playing those #s for the helluv it
forget the email…just read the ‘League Manager’s Note’ on home page of the league. I don’t think anything can help you turn this around…
Frolov is complete crap. Waive him already and let him go to Russia where he really wants to be. He’s not a bad guy at all it just ain’t workin’ out for him and he’s too slow and doesn’t shoot.