It’s Go Time!


The start of four of the next five at home.

Wojtek Wolski makes his Rangers debut, wearing No. 86 — first ever Ranger with that number — and playing on a line with Artem Anisimov and Marian Gaborik. I dunno about No. 86. Doesn’t that indicate something discarded?

Here’s the lineup, at least to start, according to Andrew Gross:


Lundqvist back in goal. Newbury is prucha’d. Ex-Ranger Alex Auld starts in goal for the Habs. And Scott Gomez will probably have a couple of points, right?

Also, Ryan Callahan gets re-examined tonight and hopes to be cleared to begin practicing while holding a stick lightly. Still no timetable for his return.

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  1. its snow, err, go time!

    did you guys see that Prucha signed in the KHL for the rest of the season?

  2. wicky(grating CCBG)© (The game’s not over until somebody cries!!) on

    thanks for notifying everyone that you 86ed the last thread!!

  3. Wicky, yeah I love the snow. Can’t wait to go sledding again, and hopefully I’ll get to go skiing soon too. Things are good, but busy. Working at my internship + jobs, hanging out with the VG, and my final semester starts next next Wednesday. 123 days til gradumutation!

    Ilb, if Mrs Ilb makes some of those can you send some to Buffalo? Please?

  4. wicky(grating CCBG)© (The game’s not over until somebody cries!!) on

    quit showing off while driving your iphone!!

    By izzy do you mean bizarro carp??

  5. wicky(grating CCBG)© (The game’s not over until somebody cries!!) on

    porta potty was here earlier during the iphone buzz!

  6. sather stinks at contract negotiations but the old fool knows how to make trades. The kid is 24 and has size and potential, the rangers clear some cap space and no more rosival.

  7. Tikiski Tediski Tayloriski on

    Mama – Who were you on the phone with in the last thread?! Multi-tasking, like Sandra Bullock in the Blind Side! :)

    Sally – LMK if you still need a working feed.

  8. lol…I was at bar/restaurant across the street and had to “move away from the windows” then be escorted through kitchen to back door to get out and walk home. understandable, but sad, too……

  9. wicky(grating CCBG)© (The game’s not over until somebody cries!!) on

    sorry to split the porta potty explanation into 2 posts, but anyhow…..

    when hank got the bus with his likeness on it this past year (don’t remember if they named it after him or not) CCCP seemed upset that he had nothing named after him.

    I told him there was a construction site with a porta potty on my way to work and I knew a couple of the guys that worked there. I had them call it the CCCP so he wouldn’t be left out!

  10. most underrated NYR were mentioned as James Patrick and Greshner how about Mark Pavelich, Kelly Kisco. Gartner and namesake A. Hedberg?

  11. ILBski,
    you got me Carped. (kid). I kept posting like total full…

    …”I’d like to see how long it will take for MSG fans to boo him”
    You mean before or after Torts benched him?
    Jokes aside, never understood and hate boos and mob mentality. Always counterproductive.
    Agree with you on Rozsy and am sure, after initial surprise, he had kind of relief. On a top of his real problems, he had since re-signing this added negative pressure in MSG. It spoiled his already perforated confidence and sucked big time.
    As for the trade – it is definitely good for all parties. For us, if nothing else, gives an excitement of another hope and food for discussions.

    WW – looks to me like my hero – Robinson Crusoe before taking a bath.

  12. Tikiski Tediski Tayloriski on

    Mamaski – Ive tried calling you numerous times, and you never answer! Harumph! Maybe it’d be nice if you didnt multi-task all the time with him/her on the telefono.

  13. 4ever, ha! I believe my feelings on the booing are well documented. me no likeski…..

    fyi, I adored Patrick, and Gresch…met him once. Awesomely nice guy.

    LMAO at Kisco!!! a place in northern Westchester!

  14. Tikiski Tediski Tayloriski on

    ddeb – I agree whole-heartedly with you about booing. and helping the team, etc. But like I said, every team has its bad fans and good fans.

  15. it’s a disease tiki….i just can’t help it when the heads are involved….or dust :)

  16. wicky(grating CCBG)© (The game’s not over until somebody cries!!) on


    glad you liked it!

  17. ZzZz NYR ZzZzski " Go RANGERS!!!"...& Greg L. on

    I love go Time!!!!!!!

    GO TIME baby , holey hell yeah!!!!!

  18. LGR! We HAVE to win and destroy MU (Midgets United)! For standing and psychological purpose.
    Show them who is Gulliver here!

  19. heya wicky!

    Mama, ilb… well, I will be a sheep and follow along then “Baaaaa” or should it be “Skiiiiii”?

  20. wicky(grating CCBG)© (The game’s not over until somebody cries!!) on

    should we just quit paying bills and head to the bunker??

  21. Tikiski Tediski Tayloriski on

    Let’s GO!

    We got the whole bonehead gang here!

    Where’s Izzy and Olga??? Harumph!!!

    YEAH BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!





  22. Tikiski Tediski Tayloriski on

    OLGA!! GREGARIOUS!!!!! BOOOOOM!!! That explosion you guys hear is not the one in my pants over how hot Wolski is!!!!!

  23. Woski Del Headzo on

    I hope WW isn’t frozen! Coming from that nice desert weather to this piece of carcillo weather forecast.

  24. With dub-dub wearing #86 can we expect to be hearing “missed it by that much” a lot?

  25. wicky(grating CCBG)© (The game’s not over until somebody cries!!) on


    Dad duty calls, later assens!!

  26. ZzZz NYR ZzZzski " Go RANGERS!!!"...& Greg L. on

    I sense a little sarcasm …muhhaaaa yeah im trying to contain myself but im perty pumped!!!

    Rangers Rangers!!!!!!!!!

    wohooooooooooooooo it is TIME!!!!

    Rangers gametime is…NOW!!!!

  27. Tikiski Tediski Tayloriski on

    n country

    Hockeystreams is taken tonight :) and only one user is allowed on it at a time.

  28. LW, I said earlier…..what’s the over/under on Joe M calling WW big? :)

    Sally, sent you promised e-mail…..

    tiki, down boy!

  29. Tikiski Tediski Tayloriski on

    Joe M talks about size because he aint got no size, neither himself nor very little Joe.

  30. Tikiski Tediski Tayloriski on

    Mama – Down boy? What did i do?

    Almost for Wolski!!!! DAMN IT! I really wanted that one!

  31. Tikiski Tediski Tayloriski on


    He has his hottest FAN watching tonight!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!




  32. Tikiski Tediski Tayloriski on

    What a play by MZA! Damn it, that was almost a goal. What effort, heart, and skill!

  33. Hank is really falling down… points :)

    Sally, that was for you!!!

    tiki….pants. enuf said :)

  34. ZzZz NYR ZzZzski " Go RANGERS!!!"...& Greg L. on

    weisse a rockin!!!!!!

    wohooooooooooooooooooooo I love the lead!!!!

  35. Gabby sure seems to be feeling it tonight. I think he’s excited to have a skilled new linemate.

  36. Sallyski January 11th, 2011 at 7:18 pm
    That boy is a MONster! He ate my heart and then he ate my brain!

    brb, dying of laughter

  37. Playing a drinking game…

    Drink anytime Joe says “how ’bout this pace, eh, Sam?”

    I’m already blacking out.

  38. How much snow is everyone expecting? We got 4 inches here and it was like the end of the world.

  39. Noraski!!! Still no snow here. I told you ilb…..if I’d gone into city we’d have a blizzard by now! Grrrrr! Go get the PP boys!!!

  40. starski and hutchski on

    Man, did you see that stickswinging? those guys were crazy. Boom Boom the stickswinging thug

  41. tiki,
    you asked for some love….i give you love…yet, there is no reciprocity? what about the reciprocity? do you feel me, son?

  42. Inches, Sally? Buffalo doesn’t measure in inches, it measures in feet from what I remember ;)

  43. you all are cracking me up tonight!! where’s jpg…I’m finally getting this dual deal down!!

  44. Tikiski Tediski Tayloriski on

    I Hartnelling love you, MAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    You make my loins on fire!!!! Or is that my groin?! :)

  45. Bloomberg is at the game, as he mentioned in press conference today. He’s in complete control of the city, he can be reached by cell phone. lol

    Could be a foot of snow in the city.

  46. ROFL..TIKI!!! you are like the scene in Planet of the Apes where heston gets hosed down..and yells, ‘ITS A MADHOUSEE…A MADDDHOUSE!!” …we are in the madhouse of love and rangers!! xoxox

  47. My iPhone just suggested the word “Deity” after I’d typed “Drury”. Possibly the least accurate suggestion I’ve seen for many reasons.

  48. Tikiski Tediski Tayloriski on

    How could you even put pants on with 8 feet??!! Let’s ask Visanthe Shiancoe!

  49. Thanks, Mama :)

    Aw a bunch of girls from Brazil just saw me watching the game and started asking about hockey. They’re all going to a game this week. That is so awesome!

  50. LW, LMAO!!!

    ORR, back off….I coined it. It’s mine. And I still have Sunday’s newspaper in the house….

  51. Oo apparently we’re getting outta here early cause of the snow. I’ll be back for the 2nd period after sled home in my car. Later heads.

  52. I’ve never listened to Boomer and Carton and yet I can tell I would dislike the show just from the commercials.

  53. Montreal skates and passes well. They need to be careful. Lost the intensity after that empty PP

  54. Tikiski Tediski Tayloriski on

    LOL MAO! Never seen Planet of the Apes, but LOL anyway!

    Brazilian women – sans Mrs. Thom Braddy – are smoking hartnelling hot!

  55. Tikiski Tediski Tayloriski on

    their aasens are unbehartnellinglievable and their bodies are tanned and have all the right curves! Man I love Brazilian ladies! :)

  56. Brazilians know how to have fun. I met a bunch of them in Disney World a few years ago, and they were having a blast.

  57. did boyle grab his arm?

    what’s up with poor stepan and the bounces?!?!?
    is it the ghost of Rozy effing with him?

  58. Sally mentions Brazilian women, the blog goes to carcillo :) and the Rangers go oy……Move on all I beg you!!!

  59. Tikiski Tediski Tayloriski on

    I had a 4-some with a few Brazilian women a few years ago….they’re all that and then some! YOW!

  60. Tikiski Tediski Tayloriski on

    i saw jpg’s “juggle” and i thought jugs! My mind is in the gutter! And it’s thinking about motorboating!

  61. Great start to the period, then they lost some energy and intensity. Gotta pick it back up.

  62. fyi, for better intermission report, listen to Dave on rangers radio online….just saying

  63. HARTNELL! now they’re saying heavy snow won’t start here til 1 a.m. I could have gone to warren. i told you ilb!!!

  64. Olga Folkyerselfski on

    Stepan looks lost at the point. The Perry Pearn Memorial Power Play is worse than usual.

  65. Tikiski Tediski Tayloriski on

    Orr – You might get a kick out of this! I was having a romantic middle of the night snack with this new girl I recently met…..and we were “ya know” and so I went to put my hand down her pants and got DENIED! But, we’re on for tomorrow night, so all is good!

  66. but seriously
    he seems pretty excited to be in new york
    and i hope that things work out for him…
    ….or he’s out on his aasen

  67. “Get ya stinking paws off me, you damn dirty ape!!” (minnesota vikings’ horn sound in the distance)

  68. It’s wrong to type that, jpg, don’t do it…Just curious, hoe would you size up Sam’s nose?

  69. Olga Folkyerselfski on

    So next time Tiki puts HER hand down His pants, and she says. “No Thanks, I don’t smoke…”

  70. >>Polish-Canadian, ha?

    I can’t help thinking that he’s just another Mariusz Czerkawski. Lot’s of skills, but the rest is a big question mark.

  71. ZzZz NYR ZzZzski " Go RANGERS!!!"...& Greg L. on

    Gotta play that WAG line alot more , we need to keep grinding it out ,hitting and continue playing hard . Its all about points . I like Hanks poise in the net. Staal looks more confident.

    Funny how Drury makes $7 million ,yet I can name 5 or more players who are worth less but are more noticable. Basicly Drury will be gone too and we looking to players like Dubinsky,Callahan,Gabby,Stepan as replacing Drury as our new Captain.

    Lets come out strong and puts som puck in da net!!!!


  72. Tikiski Tediski Tayloriski on

    Sorry MickeyM and all the female blog visitors/posters. I was just informed that that was inappropriate. I should have already known that, but I lost my head while trying to have fun, and it wont happen again.

    LMAO MAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hey, she’s still going out with me tomorrow night, so I think Im okay!

    She’s a Jets, Yankees, Syracuse fan. Not a Rangers fan!

  73. N.CountryNYRFan on

    can we nickname Wolski “The Nose”….jeesh!

    Liked his play in the first though.

    And enough about LQ’s assist already…hahaha

  74. mao, agreed. MTV stopped being relevant ages ago…sadly, it’s a success, but they should really change their name, the M no longer counts. Just call it CTV, for carcillo

    mickey, blogettes united!!

  75. Sam….
    probably a Man Cave with flat screen tv,
    air hockey table
    college dorm size beer fridge
    and a couple comfy chairs

  76. ZzZz NYR ZzZzski " Go RANGERS!!!"...& Greg L. on

    Tiki ya better watch it or momma gonna roll up a newspaper!!!!


  77. tiki has apologized. Good job…ORR, now it”s your turn :)

    can we get back to LGR!!!!! let’s own the second!

  78. oh, and jpg….can i enjoy this game without having to newspaper please!

    Mickey, boys will be boys….thank heavens for blogettes :)

  79. Tikiski Tediski Tayloriski on

    Im watchin’ it Greg!

    By the way, I want the blog to know that Im staking a claim to zzzzzzzz Greg! He’s all mine!

    Greg – I just shipped some stuff for ebay to Saskatoon Saskatchewan, HA!

  80. Or maybe Boyle and Gill could put Zuccs and Gionta on their shoulders and have a fight like that.

  81. hey Mama

    rolled up newspaper??!?!?

    this Catholic school boy’s a veteran of getting beat up by nuns
    rulers, yardsticks and pointers.

  82. ZzZz NYR ZzZzski " Go RANGERS!!!"...& Greg L. on

    staking a claim!!?? huhhh whaaa?? u cant do that Tiki!!! Any thing in Saskatoon is c-cold …I drove downtown with a hole in my car tire and didnt even notice it till I went stopped at a store. So cold outside the tire was pritty well frozen with no air. Boooooooooo!!!!!

  83. jpg’s sister…I miss you!!!

    jpg, newspaper is the least in my arsenal….nuns, they are scared of me!

  84. McD hasn’t looked out of place at all. Barely noticeable, exactly what you want from your stay home D

  85. ZzZz NYR ZzZzski " Go RANGERS!!!"...& Greg L. on

    Momma once beat up 2 nuns after she kicked Torts in the groin for harassing Avery.

  86. Mama next time you’re thinking of going to Warren for a game let me know. I think I told you I work not that far from there.

  87. no mention of Boogieman as far as injuries.

    so, Boog and Vinnie look less and less likely
    before ???
    if ever??

  88. The roads were really awful. Luckily I didn’t have very far to go and everyone was driving really slow. Happy to snuggle up with the cats and all yous guys.

  89. Stepan got drunk on Old Milwaukee upon hearing his selection to the young stars skills comp. Doing it Badger style.

  90. CT, I have tix to Jan. 25 game (thank you eric) so will definitely be there then (hope to have the trs with me, but that’s tbd). Also thinking of going to warren on the 16th for philly game…you in? e-mail me at for better communication :)

  91. Tikiski Tediski Tayloriski on

    did anyone hear how Micheletti said “BOOST” almost as if he knows about a BOOST of his own, as in viagra!

  92. Sally, who????

    Things are slowing down, need to pick it up.

    btw, where did this boom thing come from?

  93. Mama, MSG was showing clips of those hits on Crosby & they were talking about his concussion… seemed random.

    I don’t understand why they’re booing Gomez! It makes lil Gomez sad.

  94. Tikiski Tediski Tayloriski on

    this idiot Al is asking about the All Star Game to Stepan. Instead of asking about this game.

    What a putz.

  95. Just kidding, Lil Gomez is sleeping and even if he were awake he only has two emotions: confused & pathetic. Upset is too complicated for him.

  96. Mickey, go to….where they have tonite’s game info on the right click listen….the broadcast is behind by about 90 secs, but the break is way better

    Sally, LMAO double time!

  97. omg Pete Stemkowski is hilarious.

    make him an official Bonehead
    get him a laptop
    and get his comments NOW!!!

  98. ZzZz NYR ZzZzski " Go RANGERS!!!"...& Greg L. on


    what everrrrr , we come back strong and take it to these re-habs!!!

  99. I’m now on the same bandwagon as Carp. If Lundqvist is standing up and hugging the post properly, that’ll never be a goal. Epidemic, indeed.

  100. Tikiski Tediski Tayloriski on

    We will come back and win this game.

    We will come back and win this game.

    We will come back and win this game.

  101. jpg, I think you should be cleaning her car. Or making her coffee in the morning, before you clean off her car….

  102. Bad goal, no doubt, but the replay showed Lundqvist was on his way down to one knee at worst. Hardly “on his knees before the guy shot”.

    In the Devils last game, the Tampa Bay announcers were suggesting Brodeur let in a weak goal from a bad angle through the five-hole because he stood up rather than dropping the paddle down. So it’s not like you’ll never be beaten from a bad angle if you don’t play butterfly.

  103. no carcilllo ORR!!! argh!!! i don’t bite my nails, but it costs me money to get rid of grays!!!

  104. is anyone else having viewing troubles?

    the broadcast keeps freezing up like it’s a bad computer connection.
    of course, the commercials are working perfectly!


  105. Wow, that’s unbelievable. On Fios, MSG2 is always broadcasting, so tonight it is simultaneous with MSG and the Rangers game, but there were two different commercials!

    Dubinsky just attracts slew foots (or feet?) doesn’t he?

  106. tiki reminded me earlier….bad luck now with the name fun….I’m done. we lost last time….the only ski i care about now is sky…as in dubi…..

  107. What makes the slew foot worse is that the ref was RIGHT THERE about 5 feet away looking at it.

  108. Can you imagine if the whiner was taken down like Dubi? The ref would have killed himself to put the perpetrator in the sin bin. They protect him, but the heck with the rest of the players.

  109. ummm…….you can see how Capt. Clutch’s steady influence
    has helped out tonight
    any bets to how soon we see a veteran dman?

  110. This is all my fault.

    I went nuts and cheered after the Dubi goal, and we never win when I do that.

    Im really sorry, i really screwed us tonight.

  111. what is it about ex-Rangers coming back to haunt us?
    my only surprise is that gomez didn’t get an empty netter

  112. ZzZz NYR ZzZzski " Go RANGERS!!!"...& Greg L. on

    stuped,lame,retarded,bullcarp,sick and I wanna puke!!!!!!!! BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! Talk about waisting time with under 2 min to go!!!!!! lame lame sucks big time !!!!!!!

  113. Blueshirt in Paris on

    Would have been nice if WW drove to the net after that shot instead of standing there trying to will the puck with the Force.

  114. Not today, boys…They got outplayed. The lesson is simple- can’t play less than 60 min games.

  115. Haha okay negative nancies! It wasn’t a strong 60 minutes, but I think it was still pretty close. But if we must… THE SKY IS FALLING! THE END OF THE WORLD IS NEAR! WOAAAAAHHHH!!!

  116. ZzZz NYR ZzZzski " Go RANGERS!!!"...& Greg L. on

    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO what a waiste!!!!!! 2 min to go and ya pitter patter lally gag all along!!!!! The team looked confoosed with the goalie pulled!!!!!! I probally gonna go cry and beat on my pillow!!!

  117. Can’t win, when score first and at home ice in particular. Double jeopardy, shaize. Mental diarrhea.

  118. In all seriousness, Montreal showed better skill and more speed. They’ve had issues with teams like that all season long. They could never get the puck enough to start cycling, nor did they hit enough. Seems like they’ve backed off on the hitting recently.

  119. I am sad, but not depressed….I still love this team. would love to be here all night with you heads, but promised a friend undivided attention. So there tiki!! til tomorrow all…TA!

    p.s., Sally, you rock!

  120. We missed Rozy’s ability to hold the puck in the corners and his great outlet passes. Trade him back!!! Season is over!!!


  121. Despite being outshot Rangers had more real goal chanses and COULD’ve win the game, IMO. Bad luck/bounces this time and habitual Hank mistake contributed. OK, next time.

  122. >>Wait, it’s NOT the end of the world?

    “It’s the end of the world as we know it [and I feel fine]”.

  123. It’s not the end of the world, just end of euphoria. Back to routine reality, with new hope. That’s what it is all about. Relax and Enjoy a Process.

  124. I think we need to place a Team Slovakia jersey in Gaborik’s locker…

    (not insinuating anything).

  125. Rangers deserved to lose tonight – too many stretches of invisible play and another horrible goal by Lundqvist – he’s let in too many of those this year. This one was the first in probably a 1/2 dozen games and IMO, it’s no coincidence the Rangers won most of those.

    With an offensively challenged team like the Rangers in front of him, those are killers.

    I’m not blaming the King solely for the loss, however – it was a total team effort.

    Should be interesting to hear Tortorella’s take on this one…

  126. They got outworked for long stretches of the game, that’s why they lost. And all started with completely discombobulated PP. They looked utterly lost on it. Montreal took over.

  127. Next up Vancover the top team in the league. The Islanders took them to a shoot out tonight. After Torts gives the team a stern lecture, after this stupid loss. They might be ready for Vancover. Perhaps Biron will start. I thought Hank played a good game except for that stupid real bad goal. That is not the first one like that we have seen him let in, and I know it won’t be the last. I just hate it when it’s the game winner.


    Umm, the sky isn’t falling, it’s *dead birds!!*!

    Wolski played pretty good. A few good shifts. Shame he couldn’t tie it up.

    Gabby….well, sucks again. A couple of early shifts that were good, then he died.

    Fuggin guy has been useless. Gave up two points to a team right behind us.

  129. >>I think we need to place a Team Slovakia jersey in Gaborik’s locker…

    I’d sneak a stuffed whale with a picture of Wade Redden in his locker. I’m sure he’d get the message.

  130. Orr, totally with you getting Stepan off the point. Why not try Emminger there, doesn’t he supposedly have an offensive side that we have yet to see.

  131. Olga,
    “FIRE SATHER and get a real GM…”
    To do what, exactly?
    You’re clinical…

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