Monthly Archives: December, 2010

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69 Post-game notes

From the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES 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…

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741 It’s Go Time!

Big game against the angry Pens, coming off a loss in Philly last night which ended their 12-game winning streak (their first loss since the Rangers beat them at the new Igloo a month earlier). So we get to see Sid the Skid, Malkin, Fleury and that piece of carcillo…

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185 Rangers at Penguins tonight

Now that the Penguins’ 12-game winning streak is over (they hadn’t lost since the Rangers beat them a month ago, until last night’s game in Philly) I wonder if the mustachioed noted slew-footer, Sid “The Skid” Crosby, on a 19-game point streak, goes to the razor. There’s a fair amount…

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272 The Captain is back

We expect Chris Drury to play tomorrow in Pittsburgh, and I’m sure those guys who are at practice today will be talking to the captain about his return. But I want to get the discussion going ahead of the pack. Here’s my take: I know he’s not the most popular…

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236 Rangers-Capitals in review

Thoughts: 1) I know it was a little thing, but I thought it was an important piece of the game. With 4.8 seconds left in the first, Rangers up 1-0, Lundqvist was forced to cover a puck in the crease. Faceoff in the right dot. Ovechkin in the trigger position…

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31 Tortorella post-game quotes

John Tortorella: On what he said to Lundqvist after the game: “I just congratulated him. I know how hard he took that one last night and he answered. So I’m glad we put him back in, I’m glad he played, I’m glad he got a lot of action in the…

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11 Post-game quotes

Players first, then Tortorella: Dan Girardi: “I thought we played really well in Columbus. We just didn’t get the result. We pretty much had the same effort, same gameplan, and we came out on top. “I think our game was pretty much summed up by Brian Boyle blocking shots with…

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18 Post-game notes, quotes

From the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES AND QUOTES December 12, 2010 – New York Rangers 7, Washington Capitals 0 (Game No. 32, Home No. 16)  • The Rangers defeated the Washington Capitals, 7-0, tonight at Madison Square Garden, to improve to 18-13-1 overall and 7-8-1 at home.  New…

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5 Post-game stuff: Drury returns

Quotes to follow. Just want to get this out there first, in case they didn’t cover it on the post-game show. Drury has been cleared to return and wanted to play tonight. He will play in Pitt Wednesday. “It’s not going to be the kids,” John Tortorella said. “I’ll tell…

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611 It’s Go Time!

Boogaard’s out injured, Eminger is a game-time decision, Gilroy comes out if Eminger is able to play. White stays in the lineup. Same lines to start: Fedotenko-Stepan-Gaborik Dubinsky-Anisimov-Callahan Prust-Boyle-Frolov Avery-Christensen-White UPDATE: For what it’s worth, both Eminger and Gilroy are skating in warmups. Eminger looks OK. I’m guessing he will…

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18 Tortorella pre-game

Hi kids. Will have Torts quotes in a few … First: Boogaard’s shoulder injury is worse than day-to-day. Not sure how bad, but not day-to-day, the coach said. Eminger was feeling much better this morning, and he’ll be a game-time decision. If he plays, Gilroy comes out. Drury will have…

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102 Capitals at Rangers tonight

As we’ve been saying, this starts a very difficult, very telling week for the Rangers. I’ll be headed to the Garden in a little while. Here are tonight’s pre-game notes, from the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. WASHINGTON CAPITALS Sunday, Dec. 12, 7:00 p.m. Madison Square Garden • New York,…

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21 Jackets-Rangers in review

Thoughts: 1) That was one of the rare ones this season where the Rangers did almost everything they planned to do, and still lost. 2) I am not one to normally give the other goalie credit. I think too often that’s an excuse. Too often a goalie looks good because…

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21 Post-game notes

From the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES 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…

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386 It’s Go Time!

Lundqvist gets another start in goal. Eminger (back) and Boogaard (shoulder) are out, which means everybody else is in. Which means Michael Del Zotto is back from his homework assignment, and Todd White is back on the fourth line. Which means nobody is prucha’d. Here are the expected lines to…

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106 Rangers-Blue Jackets tonight

The Road Warriors, with 11 road wins this season, are back at it in Columbus. They’ll have to go without Derek Boogaard (shoulder) and probably Steve Eminger (back). Which means every other healthy body will be in the lineup, including Michael Del Zotto and Todd White, who were prucha’d Thursday.…

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188 Rangers-Senators in review

In the previous thread, we discussed the Matt Carkner blood-flicking allegation. As for last night’s game, the guys on TV were right. This is a game the Rangers probably lose last year. And the Rangers don’t stop playing. They might stink it up once in a while. But they play…

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20 Did Carkner flick blood at NYR?

That was part of the discussion in the aftermath of the Rangers-Senators game. The question was whether Matt Carkner, after a bloody fight in which Derek Boogaard broke his nose and Carkner may have been cut also — both men landed simultaneous haymakers — flicked blood at the Rangers bench…

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2 Post-game notes

From the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES December 9, 2010 – New York Rangers 5, Ottawa Senators 3 (Game No. 30, Away No. 15) * The Rangers defeated the Ottawa Senators, 5-3, tonight at Scotiabank Place to improve to 17-12-1 overall, including a 11-4-0 mark on the road.  New…

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509 It’s Go Time!

Don’t forget, 7:30 p.m. start. Michael Del Zotto is prucha’d for the first time in his career, along with Todd White, we expect. “He needed to watch,” John Tortorella said, according to our friend Andrew Gross. Matt Gilroy goes back in to play the left side with Michael Sauer, while…