Post-game notes


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December 15, 2010 – New York Rangers 4, Pittsburgh Penguins 1 (Game No. 33, Away No. 17)

* The Rangers defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins, 4-1, tonight at CONSOL Energy Center, to improve to 19-13-1 overall and post their league leading, 12th road win (12-5-0).  After falling behind, 1-0, late in the opening frame, the Blueshirts notched four goals in the third period to record their first regulation win in Pittsburgh since Jan. 19, 2006 (4-2).  New York is now 12-6-0 in their last 18 games, and have won five of their last six road games.
* The Blueshirts improved to 5-4-0 in the first game of back-to-back sets, with a 4-4-0 mark when the first game is on the road.
* The Rangers tallied one power play goal in three opportunities (4:20), and have now registered a goal on the man advantage in six of the last seven games (6-26, 23.1% over the span).
* Henrik Lundqvist stopped 27 shots to improve to 14-11-1 overall, including a record of 10-5-0 on the road.  He is now 7-3-0 with a 1.58 goals against average, a .940 save percentage and three shutouts in the last 10 games.  Lundqvist now leads the NHL with 10 road wins.
* Alex Frolov posted his second multi-point effort of the season with the game-winning goal at 10:25 of the third period, added an assist and posted a plus-two rating.  He tallied the game-winner just 15 seconds after Erik Christensen tied the score at one goal apiece.  Frolov has now registered three points (one goal, two assists) in the last two games.
* Brian Boyle capped off the game’s scoring with an even strength goal at 16:29 of the third period, tallied the primary assist on Alex Frolov’s game-winning goal, and led all skaters with six shots and six hits in the contest.  Boyle has now registered six points (two goals, four assists) in the last six games.
* Erik Christensen notched a power play goal at 10:10 of the third period to tie the score at one goal apiece.  The Rangers improved to 6-0-0 when Christensen tallies a goal and are 9-1-0 when he registers a point.
* Marian Gaborik tallied the only assist on Christensen’s power play goal, and led all forwards with 23:00 of ice time.  Gaborik has now registered 17 points (nine goals, eight assists) in his last 16 games.
* Artem Anisimov recorded an even strength goal at 14:55 of the third period, and has now registered three points (two goals, one assist) in the last two games.
* Dan Girardi registered an assist on the game-winning goal, and was credited with a game-high, four blocked shots.  Girardi has now tallied four assists in the last five games, and leads the team with 15 assists on the season.
* Defensemen Michal Rozsival and Michael Del Zotto each recorded an assist on Anisimov’s goal.  Rozsival has now registered four assists in the last four games.
* Marc Staal tallied one assist and three blocked shots, and led all skaters with 25:32 of ice time.  He has now registered nine points (three goals, six assists) in the last 11 games, including points in each of the last three (two goals, two assists).
* The Rangers will return to action tomorrow, Dec. 16, when they will face-off against the Phoenix Coyotes at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m.), to conclude their ninth back-to-back set of the season.  The Blueshirts enter the contest with a record of 8-0-0 in the second game of back-to-backs, having out-scored their opponent 27-6 in those games, and are 3-0-0 when the second game is at home.  Please note the Rangers do not have a morning skate scheduled prior to the contest.  The game will be televised live on MSG Network and can be heard on 1050 ESPN Radio or

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  1. ACK! Was Carped!

    lol @ the good buddy’s from Dubi and Ovenchicken after their fight

    and wow, Bourdreau LOST his mind during that TO

  2. Barney Rubble fuming, that was great.
    And next week we get to see this win, my new fav show,lol

  3. Jay Riemenschneider on

    Penguins worn out in the third and the Rangers took over. SWEET SWEET WIN. Hope Cally’s hand isn’t as bad as Drury’s was.

  4. wow what a gut check win tonite. i am at a loss for words.

    frolov will be getting more ice time now. we need you more then ever now ALEX.


  5. i know a lot has been said about Frolov and deservedly so…but he has been playing a lot better lately and with all due respect to Prust and Boyle but Frolov needs to play on a line with better skilled players. Maybe put him on a line with AA and Dubi since Cally is out…

  6. This was copied straight from Its the Pens biggest blog, and its one of the comments from the game open…

    Man, I want to forcibly shave that creepstache off Crosby so bad.


  7. What a great game. Solid performance. Hard work and never quit attitude. – LOVE IT. Four huge points in the last two games. Way to go Rangers!!!!

  8. mmm CCCP I could be wrong but hasn’t Frolov’s better play coincided with being put with Prust and Boyle?

  9. Way to stick up for a fellow comrade, CCCP! If this were the bad old days, Frolov would already be in gulag-ville for failure to produce.

    Sidney Crosby is a such a classless beee-otch

  10. Great comeback by the team tonight. Loved seeing Dupuis goal waived off and Crosby celebrating and then puzzled and saying: “What” ? Made my whole night. But aside from that I watched the end of the HBO special concerning those 2 teams we just massacered. Pretty good job by HBO, but what puzzles me is the talking between Dubinsky and Ovechkin. It almost sounds too friendly. The mic jobs on the players though are great.

  11. Oh and listening to the f**king language from Bruce Bodraeu has solidified everything that Trautwig said during the sunday game.

  12. You know what? In thinkiing about Cally’s injury… yes, it hurts and hurts bad. It will drastically hurt this team ON the ice. Yet, I’m trying to look at the positives and here’s one: with missing 6-8 weeks, he’ll be fresher down the stretch and in the playoffs if they make it. He’s played a LOT of minutes and key ones at that so far this season, so the enforced time off will be good for him and the team later on in the season. As we said with Gabby’s injury, if they can hang around .500 while he’s out, I will take that.

  13. Belarusky
    …Way to stick up for a fellow comrade…
    Isn’t it natural? Besides, CCCP note about it is absolutely legite in hockey sence and true.
    Malkin from other hand is a dirty Quasimodo, that’s for sure

  14. ddebenedrury

    You make a good point but Frolov has been playing well even before he was put with Prust and Boyle…a few time tonight he got himself in a good position in front of the net but the puck never got to him and also he has a great ability to retrieve and hold the puck but nothing comes out of it because he has no one to give the puck to.

  15. I don’t think you put Frolov with Dubi and AA. Maybe move him back up with Gabby and Step and slide Fed down to play the right side with Dubi and AA. Or maybe leave Dru at right wing with them.

    Whatever Torts does, it will be interesting.

  16. Tonight was easily Froloaf’s best game as a Ranger. He was very good on both sides of the puck.

    Enjoyed 24/7. It is too bad they didn’t have Hendricks miked for the fight with Aves. Damn, Boudreau is going to get canned soon…

  17. BTW, so called Belarusky,
    You misspell your name in a very local way. Are you rooted for Ruslan Salei,Mikhail Grabovski or Andrei/Sergei Kostitsyn. Oh, you are not a Colorado, Montreal or Toronto fan or maybe not even a Belarussian? Ah.

  18. Maybe they’ll hire Alfred Hitchpenis if/when Humpy Dumpty gets canned.

    Craps are depressing though. The Pens looked more fun. Granted they were on a great winning streak, and the Craps are on a bad losing streak.

    I hope they do this every year for the Winter Classic. But, I doubt it. They’re only doing it because it’s Crybaby and OvechCANT. Nobody cares aboot Butt-Chin Gabby and Kovalchoke.

    I hope on next weeks episode, we get some footage of the Stahl brothers.

  19. I’m loving the HARD WORK from this Rangers squad. Win or lose, this team works their rear off and they deserve credit. Awesome win

  20. La la la la la…Good job and night all! I’ll catch up on your analysis tomorrow. Til then, loving my hard working, never giving up team. And, oh, yes, Sweet 16!

    Seriously, no bias, but anyone who doesn’t think that that moment didn’t get the team fired up…well, then, I don’t know what to say except goal, goal, goal, we win!
    To all those who gave him due credit, mama love!!!


  21. Joe in DE, me too! So refreshing to see a Rangers team play like they are

    CCCP, it’s the HBO series they are doing on the Pens and Caps

  22. 4everanger- While I don’t see the facial resemblance between Boyle and the Easter Island statues it still gave me a good laugh – well maybe a little bit in the nose lol

  23. There’s no boudreau video, he was dropping F bombs through out the entire HBO show and after the Ranger game i thought he was gunna go ballistic. But after he went nuts during the timeout his Ast. coach yelled at the team after the 2nd period and then they just showed his dull postgame press conf.
    But he may have set the record for most F bombs said in an hour of TV and only half the show was about his team, LOL

  24. Hi Gang!

    Jeebers, what a game, huh? Did youse see my awesome penalty kills and faceoff wins? Far from a dreary game for me. I almost made a few really good offensive plays too. Joe Micheletti saw it. Feels great to be back playing hockey for $7 million per season!

    Did youse also see my buddy Alex “A-Fro” Frolov and his offensive prowess? Well, I gave him some of that pizza I was telling you about last night. Turns out it worked. 1G 1A, not bad…

    EC also stepped up. Good job. Whomever said he acts like an awkward pot-head is correct. I talked to him before the game. When he wants to play, he comes to play. He’s still a fruit though. lol.

    Anyway, I’m on my way back to NYC to take on the ‘Yotes.

    Later ya’ll!

    #23, Chris Drury, Captain, New York Rangers hockey club

  25. Captain, nice to see you ? :)

    I gotta run…big day tomorrow, watching game at warren then hanging with heads!!! come on down all!!! for tonight, i love my boys…TA!!!!

  26. BOOOOOOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    This is a team! An awesome team!!! A team that fought in honor of their fallen teammate!!!!! A team that was inspired once again by SWEET 16!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    We may lose a game or two in a row, but this team is inspiring and this team is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Get to bed, Mama!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  27. I am Tiki….had to post Stan though :)

    goodnight, mama love, and fade to black all…..what a great night! TA!

  28. Linda CalPrustBoylahan on

    Niters everyone! Hopefully we’re as exuberant tomorrow night as we were tonight (even though we lost our heart and soul for 6 weeks… :-( )

  29. CCCP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love you buddy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  30. I’d love to see a special on the Rangers, just like 24/7. Have a camera follow the team around, no censorship, all raw. It would really be awesome to get to know your team better.

  31. wutwutin

    i agree…it would be great to learn about our team from inside… but i guess we are not “privileged” enough as Pissburgh or Craps fans.

  32. I like Pissburgh; I do. But I like Shittsburgh more!

    By the way, Crosby’s facial hair literally looks like pubic hair. It’s disgusting. I think Im gonna shave some of my frehley hair off and sent it to Crosby to paste on as a mustache; it might look better than his pubie hair mustache.

  33. “I look at Dru, blocking shots already,” Tortorella said. “He’s got (brass ones) as big as the building.”


  34. johnson & johnson on

    bad behavior has blocked 4918 access attempts in the last 7 days

    Bruce Boudreau should stop trying to drop F bombs on this board

  35. I tell you what Rangers gained last night. Two points? Oh yeah….and much much more. What they gained was RESPECT.

    This game will be long in the memories of the Penguin players, and most resoundingly with their very vocal fans.

    They performed a feat that is rare in hockey. Sudden victory. Almost like Ali’s rope a dope, they were pushed all over the ice for two periods, and a good bit of the third. It was a foregone conclusion..the Pens would win- they had it won, by a single goal. They pushed the fang less Rangers all over the ice, made them look like a minor league team, with their high school style passing, and lack of defense for their goaltender, who
    carried them on his back for those early periods\….. and the mockery was palpable.

    Then from no where, the Ranmgers struck. The often maligned Christensen displayed one of his patented deadly, no opening showing goals that absolutely stunned the crowd and shocked the Pens even more. It was as though they were waiting for a disallowance of the goal, because that shot couldn’t have been made legally…NON? And then the roof caved in. Rapid fire goals late in the game, and it was over. Oh there was still time left on the clock….but it was OVER! Disbelief
    was almost visible. It will be a long time, before those fans ever sneer at the Rangers again…no matter what the score. This memory will come back to haunt them.

    And Christensen, a pariah in his own city, will become
    anathema to the Pens in the future..even if he is still maligned by his own followers. He may be diffident, and lack color, but he has a rare talent….and he deserves better treatment.

  36. Now let’s hope that the carry over into to night’s game, doesn’t leave them giddy and careless. The Pens will be in full fury, and Rangers had better be prepared for a ferocious battle.

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