Post-game notes


Courtesy of the Rangers:

January 7, 2011 – New York Rangers 3, Dallas Stars 2 SO (Game No. 42, Away No. 22)

* The Rangers defeated the Dallas Stars, 3-2, in the shootout tonight at American Airlines Center to improve to 24-15-3 overall, including a league-leading 14 wins on the road (14-7-1).  Mats Zuccarello notched the only goal in the shootout to give the Blueshirts’ the win, and he is now two for two in shootouts.  New York is 7-2-2 in their last 11 games, and has registered a point in 19 of their last 27 games (17-8-2).
* New York ranks first in the NHL with 13 points when trailing after two periods, having registered a 5-9-3 mark in those games.  Their five wins are tied for first in the league.
* Henrik Lundqvist stopped 28 shots through regulation/overtime, and turned aside all three shootout attempts he faced to improve to 18-12-3 with a 12-6-1 mark on the road.  He is now 11-4-2 with a 1.78 goals against average, a .934 save percentage and three shutouts in his last 17 games.  Lundqvist also registered an assist on the game-tying power play goal at 8:04 of the third period, and has now recorded an assist in each of the last two games.  The last goalie to register an assist in consecutive games is Rick DiPietro (NYI) on Dec. 26, 2008 and Jan. 2, 2009, and the last Ranger to accomplish the feat is Wayne Thomas on Oct. 25, 1980 and Dec. 5, 1980 (Lundqvist is the first Ranger goalie to accomplish the feat in consecutive team games since the 1967-68 expansion season).  Lundqvist now leads the league with 12 road wins, is tied for first with three assists and fifth with 18 wins.  His three assists on the season are also a career-high.
* Artem Anisimov notched the game-tying goal, on the power play, at 8:04 of the third period to capture first star honors, and has now registered seven points (three goals, four assists) in the last 11 games with four points (one goal, three assists) in the last seven contests.  The Rangers improved to 8-1-0 when he tallies a goal, and are 13-3-1 when he registers a point.  Anisimov has now recorded 10 goals, and is the sixth Ranger to reach the 10 goal mark this season.
* Ruslan Fedotenko tallied a shorthanded goal at 2:49 of the second period to get the Rangers on the board.  It was the Rangers’ league-leading, ninth shorthanded goal of the season, and Fedotenko’s third goal in the last seven games.
* Marc Staal recorded the primary assist on Anisimov’s power play, game-tying goal in the third period, and logged a career-high, 33:06 of ice time.  Staal has logged 63:16 of ice time in the last two games.
* Dan Girardi logged a career-high, 31:31 of ice time, and was credited with a game-high five hits and a team-high three blocked shots.  It is the second time in his career Girardi has logged 30 or more minutes of ice time in a game.
* Defenseman Ryan McDonagh logged 12:03 of ice time while making his NHL debut.
* The Rangers will conclude their back-to-back road set when they face-off against the St. Louis Blues tomorrow, Jan. 8, at Scottrade Center (8:00 p.m.).  The game will be televised live on MSG Network and can be heard on 1050 ESPN Radio and

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  1. Who was the culprit of all the bloggers and journalists to bring up that speculation around Richards ?:)

    Maybe it was here on the Rangers report in form of a statement of Carp or one of his buddies Gross or Zipay :)

    A real trio Infernale on the media front :)

  2. Game tomorrow will be tough. Full of jam.

    I would have loved seeing Janssen and Booger square off, but the only thing Booger is fighting is being able to get out of a room without walking into a god damn wall.

    Anyway, awesome win! If we build a nice point streak, we might catch up to the number four spot!

  3. chapico,
    what’s a matter, buddy…150gm of “Absolut” – great help against insomnia and anger. And go to bed, please. Will talk to Hangover tommorow,OK?

  4. Rock on, tr, that is awesome!

    5-9-3 when trailing after two. If that doesn’t tell you about the heart and guts of this team, I don’t know what will.

    Staal and Girardi have to be tired puppies after over 30 minutes each. Sleep well tonight guys, you earned it big time

  5. All the Brad Richards talk got me thinking about who I’d be willing to lose if I was the GM of this uber-badass NY Rangers team right now. Anisimov is getting better and better. Dubinsky and Callahan are monsters. Stepan looks to have great potential. Boyle and Prust are 100% heart with huge 2 way upside. This team is gritty and blue collar and is willing themselves to victory.

    Gaborik absolutely needs a true center, but when the machine ain’t broke, don’t fix it. It’s not the kids that need to go, it’s Drury. That’s one of the last pieces of the puzzle. Drop him and his salary for a real center for Gabby. He’s contributed NOTHING

  6. tr, I just LMHAO, peed and fell of my chair…..a natural hat trick!!!

    Great night all. Sooooo glad we got the win. take that Texassens!!!!

  7. We gonna choke all of them, one by one this season, slowly but surely and go to the finals,..maybe…where Boogy and Prustie will spread carsillo made of Carsillo on the ice and then wipe it by Hartnell. LGR!!!!

  8. I will never get a new job if I keep keeping all of your hours and enjoying the ability to sleep in :) Then again, this is a lot better than working for a living! Niters all and see you in St. Louis!!!! We own the road baby! LGR! TA!

  9. I’m quite surprise that I still can hit and make it on keys – it so tiny on my keyboard, but obviously I’m like Carp or Mama – professional writers, no matter how drunk or eyes closed, still do my duties. OMG.

  10. I tried texting and calling my brother to let him know the Knicks and Rangers won, but no response from either. Im gettin’ tired of this! Harumph!

  11. 4ever, LOL, and I don’t know what you mean!!! :)

    NYR, yowza…..league better act on that. awful.

  12. yes, tiki is da man! :) OK, enough wickys for me. bedtime for mama……for real. fading to black and TA! See you all tomorrow….um, later today :)

  13. NYR_FAN ♥ 's MZA on

    Yes, it was ugly mama! no question he gets a suspension, looking at probably like 5 games since he is a repeat offender…

  14. I’m a trickster!
    I hate that shite!!! hockey is a rough sport, yes, but that carcillo is hartnelling unacceptable. 2 minutes! who was that ref??? and coach was right to be ticked…..don’t mess with a Babcock!!!!!! (and no, we are not related, at least I don’t think so…..)

  15. LOL, I love when I get the message, “you are posting too quickly, slow down.” wtb???

  16. I don’t know what was more disgraceful… The Kostopoulos’ hit on Stewart, or that Detroit has no one on the roster protecting some of the best players in the world?

  17. All friggin world is now perpendicular to me – when you laying down,.. exept my dear laptop with whom only I obviously, will be sleeping this night, amen. My better half dont share my passion, not understanding that my heart is big enough for two (at least) – her AND hockey. It is too late now to explain. Good, happy night to rest of you.

  18. Re: Richards.

    The NYR are not gonna trade for him unless the Stars are in so much financial trouble that they were forced to. And even then, the NYR are no lock to put up the best package for him. With the current NYR D, they aren’t gonna win the Cup anyway.

    July 1 is a whole different story.

  19. Re: Drury

    It’s hard to feel bad for a guy who has the audacity to sign a deal like he did, but he is an embarassment. He and Rozi should just retire. I understand the money and taking care of your family, but talk about ruining legacies. . . .


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