Post-game notes, quotes


Courtesy of the New York Rangers:

January 11, 2011 – New York Rangers 1, Montreal Canadiens 2 (Game No. 44, Home No. 21)

  • The Rangers were defeated by the Montreal Canadiens, 2-1, tonight at Madison Square Garden.  New York is now 25-16-3 overall, including a 10-9-2 mark at home.  New York is now 8-3-2 in their last 13 games, and has registered a point in 20 of their last 29 games (18-9-2).
  • Henrik Lundqvist stopped 36 shots and is now 18-13-3 overall, including a 6-7-2 mark at home.  He is now 11-5-2 with a 1.79 goals against average, a .935 save percentage and three shutouts in his last 18 games.  Lundqvist also registered an assist to extend his assist streak to three games, tying the NHL record for longest assist streak by a goaltender.  Two other goalies have posted three-game assist streaks in NHL history – Tom Barrasso in 1984-85 and 1988-89, and Ed Belfour in 2001-02.  Lundqvist is the first Rangers goalie ever to record an assist in three straight games (goalie games played, not team games). *courtesy of Elias Sports Bureau
  • Brandon Dubinsky opened the game’s scoring with an even strength goal at 4:15 of the first period, and logged 20:24 of ice time.  He has now recorded five points (one goal, four assists) in the last four games, and 10 points (three goals, seven assists) in the last nine.
  • Matt Gilroy tallied the primary assist on Dubinsky’s goal and tied for the team-high with four shots on goal.  Gilroy has now recorded five points (three goals, two assists) in his last eight contests.
  • New York was credited with 39 hits in the contest, led by Dan Girardi and Steve Eminger who tied for the game-high with six hits apiece.  Eminger also led all skaters with a season-high, six blocked shots, and now ranks second on the team with 76 blocked shots.
  • Marc Staal led all skaters with 25:26 of ice time, and ranks eighth in the NHL in average ice time (25:29).
  • The Blueshirts’ practice schedule for tomorrow, Jan. 12, is 2:00 p.m. at the MSG Training Center.
  • The Rangers will return to action when they face-off against the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday, Jan. 13, at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m.).  The game will be televised live on MSG Network and can be heard on 1050 ESPN Radio and
    John Tortorella on Wojtek Wolski… “He certainly was around the puck and had a number of opportunities to score.  I thought he played hard.  You can see his talent level.  I thought he played a good game.
    Henrik Lundqvist on tonight’s game… “I thought we played a pretty good game.  It could have gone either way.  We definitely had our chances at the end to tie it up.  They are a good team, they are a fast team.  It was a fun game to play but unfortunately we came up short tonight.”
    Brandon Dubinsky on tonight’s game… “We had our chances.  The momentum went back and forth.  We were right there.  We had our chances.  We had an opportunity to get two points on home ice.  We have to make sure we don’t let these ones slip away and find a way to score when we have opportunities.”

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  1. blast from the past on

    like the D but I think they could use a vet dman. One that prefreably has a expiring contract after the year and can run the pp.

  2. leetchhalloffame on

    Dubi’s goal tonight was a beauty. Too bad Wolski couldn’t bury one of his chances but he obviously has some talent. Stay the course – Let’s Go Rangers!

  3. Stay the course! Fun game to watch, loving this team so much. Stay safe everyone…I’m probably the only schmuck on here who actually is gonna be expected to show up to work tomorrow.

  4. Gotta fix the power play — not only did they not score on it, but getting one somehow killed their great first ten minute push.

  5. I can’t wait to hear what Hank has to say aboot that softy. Will he change it up this time, or say the same thing?


    Orr, I was at the game and I didn’t see how soft it was when I was there. Just watched Kevin Weekes on NHL Network call it soft like Dairy Queen! Bwahaha!

  6. Yeah, we should have gotten at least point out of that one. Pretty good game until that soft serve…

    btw, Drury looks very dreary out there…

  7. BroadWayBlueshirt on

    I have never been more ashamed of being a Rangers fan than tonight. The garden was at least 20% Habs fans who cheered louder and more consistently than any Rangers fan in the building. Every time I tried to cheer, I got dirty looks from the Habs fans surrounding me as well as the “Rangers fans”.

    I don’t know what the heck happened to the fan base during the past few seasons. Even during the disastrous years before the lockout there would never be an empty seat, and even though we may not have been cheering for the Rangers, we were at least making noise!

  8. Bottom line is this: PP must be fixed NOW. We don’t have a defenseman capable of blasts from the point.

    Vancouver game is a barometer game vs. the supposed best team in the league.

    Either bring Del Zotto back up now, or trade for whatever offensive defenseman we are going to deal for.

  9. ThisYearsModel on

    Habs have always had a good following at MSG. Actually, one of the best. They travel well. Ever seen a game in Montreal? It is a 23,000 person madhouse. I recommend it to anyone who has never had the experience.

  10. Ok subban is a piece of carcillo. Can the rangers send tape of the slew foot or sucker punch to the league? Would it matter if they did?

    Dubi needs to rip the guys faceshield off on Saturday and blast him in his face a few times. Take the penalty, kill it off and then have Boyle do the same thing.

    Ok, I feel better now.

    I thought woytek looked really good. Keep in mind it’s his first game with no practice after spending the day traveling and packing and media stuff etc. I think after he has the chance to settle unti NYC and get some practices he’s going to click with gabby.

    Dissapoonted with the loss but you can’t win ’em all.

  11. Should say pk subban and dissappointed. Why does my iPhone correct dissappointed to dissapoonted? Is that even a word?I’m going to google it.

  12. And yeah, Subban was really a piece of work. I can see why Richards called him out. Good on Dubi for keeping his composure and not ripping the guys head off and taking a penalty when they were down. Me thinks he needs to hit the hartneller hard and often on Saturday night.

  13. Good mickeym!!

    Although I am confused…

    I googled dissapoonted and there are a bunch of links to people using that word but it seems to mean the same as dissappointed…maybe it’s a Canadian thing like aboot??

    I am very weirded out over this.

    I am dissapoonted that I never knew aboot this word before, eh.

  14. Has to be Canadian, or more likely the fact the people cannot spell these days. It’s an epidemic that is getting worse.

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

    my game recap….eminger put a helluva hit on darche didn’t he!!!

    can’t win them all and tough week ahead!

    goodnight assens!!!

  16. just clicked “update” on my new computer and have lots of new stuff I don’t know how to work, or how to get back to my old stuff. byfuglien and hartnell…may be a while til I get back here…TA! LGR!!!

  17. How obvious was the slew-foot? And if we cannot get a call like that at home with ref a meter away staring right at the play then i just don’t know
    i mean, you can’t win many games by scoring one goal, but geez… Hank with another stinker!

    Wolski with early signs of Rangernitis…hitting the post on wide open net
    Al during interview, called him WaLtek Wolski … i wonder how many “wolts” is that, Al?

    You cannot lose a game like this at home…bad loss

  18. I suppose that there will be games like this periodically, but it is still unsettling. Outskated and for the most part out played all over the ice. Passing game was poor, and those lousy missed calls by refs is getting to be routine.
    And it seems, all in the opponents favor. For the most part, they were saved total embarrassment by Staal Dubinski and Lundqvist…altho you’re right about that softy. He did revert back to his dropping to a knee no matter what, and not sealing off the corner post. Eh…that’s Hank.New guy didn’t look out of place.
    You’re not gonna win em all so fuggedaboudid.

    What I do not comprehend is how many of those slew foots are either missed or ignored by the refs. They are so obvious that it is criminal. Hank cannot be the goat this time tho with the lack of attack they showed, with the exception of Avery.

  19. BTW, Sather called Rozsival the ultimate pro, said he never complained, was treated unfairly sometimes; liked him a lot, was a great person.

    Rozsival deserved a few kind words.

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