It’s Go Time!


… and time for the feats of strength. Not to be confused with Rex Ryan’s feets of strength.


It’s a special Festivus night Rangers game at MSG, vs. the Lightnings.

Mats Zuccarello makes his NHL debut in place of Marian Gaborik (groin). Derek Boogaard (shoulder/headaches) remains out, along with Michael Del Zotto (stomach virus), Ryan Callahan (broken hand), Vinny Prospal (knee). So nobody gets prucha’d tonight, not even Matt Gilroy or Todd White.

It’s another Festivus miracle!

Looks like the Hobbit will play on the new No. 1 line with Dubinsky and Stepan.

Lundqvist starts in goal.

Tough day across the bridge for the noted face-painter David Puddy’s team.

Happy Festivus!

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  1. Linda CalPrustBoylahan on

    thanks for the warning carp, i posted like 3 times and was sitting there wondering where everyone went lol

    Bull dog, left you a message on the previous post lol

  2. Linda CalPrustBoylahan on

    LETS GO RANGERS!!!!!!!!!!!!

    their feat of strength will be a victory for the masses of Boneheads and Blueshirt bastids lol

  3. Linda CalPrustBoylahan on

    skill set, we should be hearing that a lot tonight eh??
    and how many times will we see the picture of mdz and stamkos on the same team???

  4. Gift of GAB-orik on

    haha… prustbyterians. Nice.

    grievance- not seeing the video of evander kane knocking out matt cooke last year sooner. Wow.

  5. Gift of GAB-orik on

    Can’t claim the photo as mine, pulled it from facebook… yet had to share it with you all!

  6. Linda CalPrustBoylahan on

    GAB!!!!!!! how did you miss that??? lmao, i think it was posted here every day for about 4 days lol, plus all over FB!! that trickster amanda! LOL

  7. Tiki - I heart Brett Favre on

    lol Sally! Im glad you like my definition of a Jaromir!!!!

    Let’s hope Zucca to Dubi is a recurring theme tonight!!!!!


  8. Joekuh-rury-mire on

    First HD game on ATT U-Verse tonight….LETS GET IT!!!! Carp, did you get my latest email?

  9. Gift of GAB-orik on

    I have no idea… apparently i just crawled out from under a rock! Well I made amends, and now memory of that video will make me smile.

  10. Merry Christmas to all fellow Ranger fans.

    I’m looking forward to watching the game here at work before I head to the airport.

    It is feeling like a five goal night to me. Im kind of excited to watch MZA and see what he’s got.

  11. Linda CalPrustBoylahan on


    hope we see a victory tonight, and that you have a safe, uneventful flight!

  12. Linda CalPrustBoylahan on

    wow, seems like all our ‘Heads are making their way to the Festivus Blog tonight.

  13. Linda CalPrustBoylahan on

    if maclean stayed with the devils all season, he’d have looked like Jacquewagon by the end of the year

  14. ZzZz NYR ZzZzust " GO ZUCCO GO!!! "...says Greg L. on

    IT IS TIME!!!!!!!!!

    GO TIME!!!!!


    sorry ive been away for the holidays but id NEVER miss a Rangers game!!!!!


    GO boys , lets make sum NOISE!!!!!!

  15. Linda CalPrustBoylahan on

    lmao stan fischler

    THE FUTURE IS NOW on our top line! I hope Zucca has a good game!!

  16. Tiki - I heart Brett Favre on

    depends on who the refs are, linda. Bill McCreary and we can expect a Christmas present of 150 penalties tonight!

  17. Tiki - I heart Brett Favre on

    i got these two idiot Lightning announcers. All Ill hear tonight is about the referees from these two bouches! UGH!

    Dont you all hate those that whine about referees constantly? :)

  18. Tiki - I heart Brett Favre on


    How’s Mama’s Mama?!!!

    Sorry I havent talked to you in a while. Very busy, recently!

  19. Tiki - I heart Brett Favre on

    thats not a goal that should be given up. LQ was totally fooled; didnt even move.

  20. Tiki - I heart Brett Favre on

    I will say this about the Lightning guys…theyve already said more about the Rangers than Sam and Joe ever do.

    Ive already heard about Boyle, Prust, and Zucca and what theyve done elsewhere and what they bring to the Rangers.

    Sam and Joe could learn a thing about actually delivering hockey knowledge to the viewers rather than stupidity and “he’s skating” or “theyre skating”

  21. Blue Seat Horror on

    Well, Orr, the Lightning got their 1. Now it’s time for the Rangers to get their 4. I believe in your predictions, Orr. I believe.

  22. ZzZz NYR ZzZzust " GO ZUCCO GO!!! "...says Greg L. on


    Boy I sure like Zucco!!! In xbox you colloect hockey cards and I have like 12 Zuccos!!! I buy em for $200 pucks and sell ’em for 5000 to others who look for his card!! Im scooping up the pay outs on Zuccorelloooooo!!!!!! I love Zucoo!!!!

  23. Tiki - I heart Brett Favre on

    Spider – what Ive heard all year from Sam and Joe is STEP-ahn. These guys are emphasizing the second syllable of Stepan.

  24. Lindaasen CalPrustBoylahan on

    lol all i can think about is the chat last night on BB, with the #5 “candyass’ jersey

  25. Tiki – Yeah, that’s what I was thinking. A few people have been emphasizing the second one. I don’t even know what’s right yet. I thought Sam & Joe started with Step-ON the first time I heard it differently from something like Stepen.

  26. Lindaasen CalPrustBoylahan on

    is dan ellis going to complain about Prust being too fancy and not showing him any respect?

  27. Tiki - I heart Brett Favre on

    i still cant believe Hank was just a statue on that quick release shot by Louis. Very frustrating.

  28. no prob tiki :) mama’s mama is good! while she chills from long ride and reads, i get to watch game! I have the best mama!

    and happy festivus goal!!!!!!

  29. Tiki - I heart Brett Favre on


    Hey, and the Lightning guys are predictably not yelling over our goal.

    Take notes on how to actually commentate, Sam and Joe. NOTE 1: You dont yell for opposing team’s goals.

  30. ZzZz NYR ZzZzust " GO ZUCCO GO!!! "...says Greg L. on

    Fozzy , Zucco is a beast , well a small beast but hes is doing goood. Nice to see ya Fozzy!!!!

  31. Tiki - I heart Brett Favre on

    Im pretty sure HARTNELLING isnt HOLY!

    Our FOZZY BEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    aww, Sally has left us to be with her Jaromir :)

  32. oh good, the refs finally found their whistles

    there could have been 3 or 4 hooking calls already on Tampa

  33. ZzZz NYR ZzZzust " GO ZUCCO GO!!! "...says Greg L. on

    Awsome game!!!

    …umm im starting to think that Tiki is Cr9 /Tim.

    Go Rangersss!!!!

  34. Lindaasen CalPrustBoylahan on

    Michio Kaku is gonna do a science channel special on the ramifications of that Orr

  35. Tiki - I heart Brett Favre on

    Welcome back, FOZZY!! ♥ you!

    Wow, Greg, took you this long to figure that out!!!!!! :)

  36. ZzZz NYR ZzZzust " GO ZUCCO GO!!! "...says Greg L. on

    Haha good one Craig!!! Wesa clearing the crease ….ahhhh feels good to be good!!!

  37. Tiki - I heart Brett Favre on


    You Hartnelling Bastage!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I love you buddy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Welcome back!!!!

  38. ZzZz NYR ZzZzust " GO ZUCCO GO!!! "...says Greg L. on

    Yo Cr9 , Ive been gone for a bit so I never had a chance to put 2 and 2 together. I kinda remember tiki being yer dog though.

    Go Rangerssss!!!!

  39. Blue Seat Horror on

    I just have one question: Hasn’t Jacquewagon been watching hockey this year? Doesn’t he know what he’s getting into?

  40. Lindaasen CalPrustBoylahan on

    lou lams signs kovalupchuken for a zillion dollars, and they fire the coach lol

  41. Ahahaha Linda… His job as a coach is perfect… considering he loves “Athlete’s foot” :)

  42. Tiki - I heart Brett Favre on

    OMG, I cant take anymore of these Rex Ryan jokes. How about some Bill Belichick jokes?

    He cheated on his wife; cheated the game of football, cheated superstition by wearing his red hoodie in Super Bowl XLII after wearing a gray one all season.


  43. Lindaasen CalPrustBoylahan on

    tiki, noone really cares about the patriots right now, and this foot thing is too funny

  44. Meanwhile, Devils are making the Islanders look like the Red Wings. Crowd at the Rock is booing every time they touch the puck. Poor Chico. Time for NJ to just fold up shop and end it.

  45. ORR, thanks for the image.

    I am in fear of Torts’ tie tonight, and have a serious grievance with it

  46. Tiki - I heart Brett Favre on

    Joe wouldnt know what a good power play looks like. He only knows what a good D*ck Butkus looks like.

  47. Man I gotta go enjoy holiday cheer with some people soon hope they play the game at place I’m going to, we are the hhometown of Jessiman.

  48. Lindaasen CalPrustBoylahan on

    Kurt, is THAT what Sully does? Sheesh, we’ve been trying to figure that out for 2 years lol! I thought he just picked out torts ties and talked to gianone between periods! He’s a younger version of Perry Pearn…….sigh

  49. Lindaasen CalPrustBoylahan on

    I had my Cally jersey on today at WalMart (yes I will have it professionally cleaned), and some guy actually came up to me and said “EXCELLENT JERSEY”

  50. Tiki - I heart Brett Favre on

    I cant believe how many shorthanded goals we’ve gotten this year and how many shorthanded opportunities we’ve gotten. More than in years past.

  51. Doing well Sally…enjoy those days off! They go so fast! But at least May will be here before you know it!!!!

  52. Man, this is like a Festivus dinner, with almost all the Boneheads in attendance.

    Happy Holidays, all.

    And a special Welcome Back to Fozzy! Hang in there, kid.

  53. Lindaasen CalPrustBoylahan on

    wheres C3 and Izzy and Olga and nora and krisy and kaspar and pavel and staal and…etc…etc

  54. ZzZz NYR ZzZzust " GO ZUCCO GO!!! "...says Greg L. on


    GO BONEHEAD Babes!!!!

    wohoooooooooooo wesa gonna winna!!!!

  55. Tiki - I heart Brett Favre on

    HEY! I just learned that my younger brother is at the game tonight!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  56. Fozzy, let’s hope you’re right! Anyways, I’m really glad you’re back.

    Tiki, he’s definitely getting better, thanks! Definitely not 100%, but getting back to his normal level of pathetic :)

  57. Tiki - I heart Brett Favre on

    Sally, quit calling Gomez pathetic :) It’s not his fault he’s a stupidhead :)

  58. Lindaasen CalPrustBoylahan on

    john maclean broke Niklas Sundstroms wrist (or was it his arm). I feel badly for anyone losing their job before Christmas, but ……. hmmmmmmm

  59. Orr! The Garden crowd is just acting like Drury
    and will Avery score a goal sometime soon? I got an Avery jersey for Xmas, hope it didn’t jinx him

  60. Wouldve been nice if Staal and Garardi werent on their knees like a $5.00 hooker from Flushing Ave and 1 of them were in front

  61. Lindaasen CalPrustBoylahan on

    whoever hockeystreams is getting their stream of this game from, they should get a damned refund

  62. Sam should crazyglue Joe`s mouth. He reminds me of the janitor in high school the guy talked so much BS ya wanna beat him like a red headed step child

  63. hocker. ha!
    and i hope Zuccarelo scores a flashy goal so St. Louis can cry about it after the game.


    Vinny did like a subtle stop and go, stopped in the high slot then dropped low in front of the net. MZA stayed with him and I’m thinking ‘good job’. Then he just let him go.

  65. Lindaasen CalPrustBoylahan on

    eesh i just had to mute al. i wonder if he’s gonna tell this guy he’s playing goal

  66. Lindaasen CalPrustBoylahan on

    ya liked that eh dde lol

    they each have their own personality! I hope slatsko stops by

  67. Tiki - I heart Brett Favre on

    I think Dubi is just intimidated by having his most gorgeous man, Sally, watching him tonight.

  68. Lindaasen CalPrustBoylahan on

    man if Joe just recognized one quarter of the good plays OUR guys make, it might make the pain of listening to him a bit more to bear

  69. Tiki - I heart Brett Favre on

    lol Linda. I was wondering what the Byfuglien you were talking about…

    that should have read “most gorgeous fan”

  70. ZzZz NYR ZzZzust " GO ZUCCO GO!!! "...says Greg L. on

    We need a goal now!!!!

    Olga , nobody really hates your family ( cant believe im talking to a skitzo ) I can only speak for myself. I hate Ranger bashers. period. To rant over and over and over about firing the mananment is as weak as calling the ice a fault.

  71. Lindaasen CalPrustBoylahan on

    scrap metal, every time i read that, i think of Fingers Metal Shop from back in the day on wbab

  72. ZzZz NYR ZzZzust " GO ZUCCO GO!!! "...says Greg L. on

    OMG WOW!!!!


    im loving my Rangersssss!!!

  73. greg, well said…we dont hate anyone…not funny is a better term…does NOT imply hate…dubikiss for olga…xoxo …..what a pass by DUBI!!!

  74. Olga, when you guys say LMAO..i always feel you are saying “love mao” …makes me feel good… xoxo….that ZUUC look was classic!!

  75. Lindaasen CalPrustBoylahan on

    lmao @ his dad!!!! i wonder if MZA gets carded to get into r rated movies lol

  76. Lindaasen CalPrustBoylahan on

    oh man, it would be great to see him next to one of those “YOU MUST BE THIS TALL TO GET ON THIS RIDE” thingies

  77. Lindaasen CalPrustBoylahan on

    it would be hilarious if this goes to shoot out and MZA does something fancy and pisses Ellis off

  78. Tiki - I heart Brett Favre on

    Linda – Are you flaunting your hot aasen with the new name?! :) By the way, ive just told Krisi our secret! :)

  79. TB commentators just said ” lady liberty is on the rangers’ third jerseys”. Uhhh…someone remind them this isn’t the late 90s.

  80. ZzZz NYR ZzZzust " GO ZUCCO GO!!! "...says Greg L. on

    Firetruck and fire the truck this shoot out senario .The system is for the birds.

  81. ZzZz NYR ZzZzust " GO ZUCCO GO!!! "...says Greg L. on

    BOOOOOOOOOOOO shoot out!!!!!

    Aww come on buttman , fix this stuiped skills event!!!!

    we have good players at the shoot out but still.

  82. ZzZz NYR ZzZzust " GO ZUCCO GO!!! "...says Greg L. on

    omg zuccoooooooooo!!! he gets a try!!?? wow this thing may not be so bad afterall!!!

  83. Tiki - I heart Brett Favre on



    He’s CHRIST!!!! ENSEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  84. Lindaasen CalPrustBoylahan on

    oh mr complain about creativity and tries it himself..he showed hank no respect lol

  85. Tiki - I heart Brett Favre on

    This idiot Hank got beaten on 3 no-deke shots. Our idiots didnt even bother getting shots. Staal, Roszival, Drury, etc.

    Like I say, just take a god damn shot and give yourself a shot at scoring. idiots not getting shots is despicable.

  86. ZzZz NYR ZzZzust " GO ZUCCO GO!!! "...says Greg L. on

    Garbage result .Awsome shoot out . We got a point and our team is solid. Im happy and im looking forward to the New year!!!

  87. This wasn’t happening for us tonight but you gotta believe they’ll come out hard vs the Isles next game. I’ll take the point vs. an infinitely more talented team than we have.

  88. Putting Blowzy in was a mistake. Dreary wasn’t a mistake, because he scored some big shootout goals in the past. He just blew that one.

    Still pathetic. Gilly had the best chance but couldn’t get the puck up. He’ll be struggling with erectile dysfunction for the next month after that one.

    Pathetic. All those guys couldn’t score on that loser. Garbage. Another point blown.

  89. Why does Torts just randomly throw players out on the shootout? But a perfect example of how another skill player might be nice on the roster.

  90. its hard to complain about these kinda things. They do shootout competitions in practice and thats really the only thing coaches have to go on.

  91. Tiki - I heart Brett Favre on

    LMAO Linda!!!!! Ive actually sung that before, with Sally and Dubi!!! :)

    Drury is a waste of space, guy doesnt care whether we win or lose. Punk!

  92. OK all, gotta long day ahead, so I’m signing off. I also want to end Festivus without any team grievances….:) though I save my last one of the day for Ellis…

    a great holiday it was today! see you in the morning! TA!!!!

  93. not for nothing that was a pretty predictable move by zuccarello in the shootout. dont know why hedman didnt warn his goalie.

    very pleased w/ his game tonight.

    im pretty sure hell be sent down tonight or tomorrow.

  94. Tiki - I heart Brett Favre on

    Where the BYFUGLIEN was Izzy tonight? We just discussed this earlier in the day, too. Harumph!

  95. On a positive note, the Devils looked like aasen tonight – especially Marty. Good to see Jacques LeStrap’s defense holding the Islanders to only 5 goals!

  96. Yes, Chuck, let me enlighten you. First, you practice the shootout every practice for one thing. Then, you don’t pick your highest goal scorer, you pick the guys who are good at shootouts. Kind of like Tampa did. Then, you don’t send out low scoring defensemen who have never scored in the shootout. If you’ve watched Torts’ other shootouts, there is no rhyme or reason to his selections — anyone remember the last game of the season last year? Most of the Rangers looked like they had no move at all, and were totally unprepared.

  97. Lindaasen CalPrustBoylahan on

    aw tr,why you gotta spoil our fun with your last sentence??? sigh

    santa’s gonna let us keep him

  98. Tiki - I heart Brett Favre on


    Zucca looked good tonight. Very pleased with his passing and work along the boards. I too think he’ll be sent down in the next couple days. Happy Holidays to you and your family and glad your guy, Zucca, did really well :)

  99. linda

    its a paper move. saves money. sather did it w/ the goaltenders, voros, etc last year. plus hell get to play on sunday for the whale and possibly be ready for mondays game?

    but it really would only be a paper move because he has a 2 way deal, doesnt go thru waivers, and saves sather a couple bucks.

  100. Lindaasen CalPrustBoylahan on

    i keep forgetting about these days off tr!!
    i look forward to when he’s up for good! really liked what he brought and i loved how he slowed down his shoot out attempt/goal.

  101. tiki

    yeah i was very excited. kinda why i wanted stepan sent down. i thought theyd work well together. grachev/stepan/mza line woulda looked sick! lol

  102. I’m forever killing him so I have to give Drury credit for a great little pass to spring AA on Frolov’s goal.

    Want to see MZA with Boyle & Prust.

    Boyle could be piling up points if he had some skill with him.

    Shootouts are fun but still don’t mean shit to me.

    Good comeback to gain a point. And Stepan, what else can you say?

  103. Lindaasen CalPrustBoylahan on

    lmao @ a bums piss!!!!!

    I predicted he’d have a gordie howe hat trick lol… but i loved how he WANTED in on the shoot out! I think he wanted to dazzle us!

  104. Lindaasen CalPrustBoylahan on

    Rod, although i agree with your technical reasons to want to see them together, and i think it would be very interesting ( and afford Zucca some ‘protection’ with bodyguard Prust), but I’d just love to see MZA next to Boyle on the ice. The visual would be outstanding

  105. Tiki - I heart Brett Favre on

    grachev/Stepan/MZA would be an awesome line. Ive been very pleased with Stepan. His game is really maturing before our eyes.

    “a bum’s piss” Chico Resch?

  106. Saw that Maaaaaarty made 9 saves in the boxscore from the titanic Isles-Devils clash and assumed he’d been pulled after the 3rd goal or something. But no, he played the whole game! The Islanders managed to pump a whopping 14 shots at him over 60 minutes and won 5-1.

  107. Lindaasen CalPrustBoylahan on

    LMFAO LW!! he must have been thinking about the Christmas goose and Christmas pudding

  108. Lindaasen CalPrustBoylahan on

    and on that note, i think i am going to make some cookies for my man and the lil boys next door!

    It’s been a pleasure celebrating Festivus with you and airing our grievances

  109. Thanks kc,

    Considering the 3rd guy he sent out was a rookie playing his first game, I would have to say that he didn’t send out his top scorers to start. Also, are you at the practices? Maybe that low scoring defenceman has some moves in practice. He did at one time pair with another low scoring defenceman that had a sick shootout move. Anywho, in the spirit of festivus, please continue to air your grievances.

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