Post-game notes


From the Rangers:

December 11, 2010 – New York Rangers 1, Columbus Blue Jackets 3 (Game No. 31, Away No. 16)

•  The Rangers were defeated by the Blue Jackets, 3-1, tonight at Nationwide Arena, and are now 17-13-1 overall with a 11-5-0 mark on the road.  New York is 7-4-0 in their last 11 games.
•  The Blueshirts notched one goal in five power play opportunities (8:16), and have now tallied a power play goal in eight of their last 11 games (8-40, 20.0% over the span).
•  After a scoreless first period, Marc Staal opened the game’s scoring with a power play goal at 9:53 of the second period, and he finished the contest with a game-high, 26:05 of ice time.  He has now recorded six points (two goals, four assists) in the last nine games.
•  Ruslan Fedotenko registered the primary assist on Staal’s power play goal, and has now tallied a point in each of the last two games (one goal, one assist).
•  Brandon Dubinsky also recorded an assist on Staal’s power play goal, and has now recorded six points (one goal, five assists) in the last seven games.
•  Ryan Callahan led all skaters with six shots on goal, and tied for the game-high with five hits.
•  Michael Del Zotto was credited with a game-high, four blocked shots and logged 22:45 of ice time in his return to the lineup after not dressing in Thursday’s 5-3 at Ottawa.
•  Henrik Lundqvist stopped 20 of 23 shots and is now 12-11-1 overall, including a 9-5-0 mark on the road.  In his last eight games, Lundqvist is 5-3-0 with a 1.85 goals against average, a .929 save percentage and two shutouts.
•  The Rangers will return to action tomorrow, Dec. 12, when they face-off against the Washington Capitals at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m.) to conclude their back-to-back set.  Please note there is no morning skate scheduled prior to the contest.  The game will be televised live on MSG Network, and can be heard on 1050 ESPN Radio and

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  1. Frolov for Kovalev? Trading one non-existant Russian for another sounds like something that Sather would do.

  2. Like I said before, Frolov is the player Dallas will have to take along with whomever they actually want to make money work if/when we deal for Brad Richards.

    NO to Kovalev. He is not someone you want to have around if you are building a culture of winning.

  3. I find it hilarious that someone formally known as “Tank the Season” keeps pushing for the same stupid trade.

  4. Another shitty goal…one more bad goal like that and i am officially off the ELITE goalie train.

    i thought Frolov had a good game…he didn’t score but he was pretty active all over the ice.

    Overall a good game by the Rangers but Hank lost the game for us.

  5. Henrik gave up a softie. So what? Richter was the King of softies before the King stopped peeing the bed.

  6. I just had a heart-to-heart with a very close friend of mine. This person made me realize something. So….. I am here to state something – an acknowledgment of a mistake – because I have subjected my fellow boneheads to it in the past and probably at some point will do so again in the future.

    Im not sure but I dont think my bonehead brother (those who know will understand that) will agree with me, but here goes…

    I am wrong to indict an entire state/city for a bad experience(s) Ive had with them.

  7. Tiki, wow. I’m impressed by that admittance. I’m so glad that you have come to realize this.


  8. I’ll send you a box of Boston Cream Donuts, Tiik.

    I still stand by what I said after game 82. Hank is NOT elite!

    And I still don’t think this team will make the playoffs, unless some of these young guys go into the future and replace themselves with their future selves, so we have the 26-27 year old Del Z, Step-On, Artie, etc.

    Then maybe we’ll have a chance. Unless they all turn out to be Jessiwoman’s :P

  9. I dont know if this was said in the last post, but Hank has been as bad as he has been great. And that is simply not nearly good enough for a marquee goalie. Hank’s new nickname may just have to be Mr. Softee. Bummer.

  10. Orr -you mean you’ll stand by what I said :P

    # ddebened April 11th, 2010 at 6:10 pm (just after game freakin’ 82)

    If Hank is to be considered an elite goalie WIN the game.

    ORR..Supporter Of The Epic Beard Man !!! April 11th, 2010 at 6:18 pm

    “If Hank is to be considered an elite goalie WIN the game”


  11. wicky© (We still need a hard hitting physical crease clearing d man!) on

    ok, short note or two….we got our assens handed to us physically tonight, the jackets were hitting without mercy……I agree with cccp, frolov isn’t playing horrible, he just isn’t scoring (I know, he should be scoring)……I love the way todd white jumps in and stands up for teammates the same way dubi does and the results are the same as well…….NO to fro for kovy. I think fro is a better all around player and kovy costs more, so again, NO TO KOVY (no offence ILB)……At least we just didn’t lose a game that was really physical and have to play one of the top teams in the conference the next night……never mind on that last part (at least they should be without semin after that cross check to the head of liles).

  12. wicky© (We still need a hard hitting physical crease clearing d man!) on

    gilroy is going to look good in a canucks uniform as part of the trade for bieksa.

    Is hank elite??

    Night assens!!

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