Post-game notes

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First the injury update:

X-rays on Brandon Prust’s foot were negative. He’s day to day.

Dan Girardi suffered a lower ribcage injury. He’s also day to day.

Evgeny Grachev and Michael Del Zotto were recalled from Connecticut (AHL). Dale Weise was re-assigned to the Whale.

Courtesy of the New York Rangers:

NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES
January 22, 2011 – New York Rangers 3, Atlanta Thrashers 2 SO (Game No. 50, Away No. 26)

*       The Rangers defeated the Atlanta Thrashers, 3-2, in the shootout tonight at Philips Arena to improve to 28-19-3 overall, including a 16-9-1 mark on the road.  New York has registered a point in 23 of their last 35 games (21-12-2), and are now 11-6-2 in their last 19 contests.  The Rangers held the Thrashers to just three shots on goal in the third period and overtime.
*       The Blueshirts are now tied for the NHL lead with 16 wins on the road this season.
*       Brian Boyle notched the game-tying goal with 5:19 remaining in regulation to send the game into overtime.  He also led the Rangers with six shots on goal, and was credited with a team-high, four blocked shots.  Boyle has now registered 14 points (seven goals, seven assists) in the last 23 games, including three goals in the last five contests.
*       Henrik Lundqvist stopped 20 shots through regulation and overtime, and turned aside all three shots he faced in the shootout to improve to 21-15-3 overall with a 13-8-1 mark on the road.  He is now 14-7-2 with a 1.80 goals against average, a .937 save percentage and five shutouts in his last 23 games, and has held opponents to two or fewer goals in nine of his last 11 contests.  Lundqvist’s 13 road wins leads all NHL goalies, and he is now tied for second with four shootout wins (4-1, 20/23 – .870%).
*       Mats Zuccarello notched the game-deciding goal in the shootout, and registered a season-high, five shots on goal.  He is now 3 for 3 (100%) in the shootout, with two game-deciding goals.
*       Wojtek Wolski tallied the Rangers’ first goal of the game at 2:43 of the second period, and registered four shots on goal in 18:05 of ice time.  He has now recorded six points (three goals, three assists) in seven games as a Ranger, including five points (two goals, three assists) in the last four contests.
*       Kris Newbury recorded his first point as a Ranger with the primary assist on Boyle’s game-tying goal, and won three of four faceoffs (75%).  He is now 21-28 (75%) on faceoffs in the last four games.
*       Derek Stepan registered one assist and logged 20:00 of ice time.  He has now recorded 24 points (10 goals, 14 assists) in the last 34 games, including five points (one goal, four assists) in the last five contests.
*       Dan Girardi tallied his 20th assist of the season on Wolski’s second period goal, marking the first time in his career he reached the 20-assist plateau.  Entering tonight’s contest, Girardi was tied for 24th among NHL defensemen in assists.
*       Michael Sauer recorded an assist on Boyle’s game-tying goal and logged a career-high, 26:54 of ice time.  The Rangers improved to 5-0-0 when he registers a point.
*       Brodie Dupont made his NHL debut following his recall from Connecticut (AHL) on Wednesday.  He is the sixth Ranger to make their NHL debut this season.
*       Please note the Blueshirts do not have practice scheduled for tomorrow, Jan. 23.
*       The Rangers will conclude their three-game road trip when they face-off against the Washington Capitals on Monday, Jan. 24, at Verizon Center (7:30 p.m.), in the first game of a back-to-back set.  The game will be televised live on Versus and can be heard on 970 The Apple and newyorkrangers.com.

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  1. the gutsiest win of the year.

    5 on 3, you need to shoot the puck morons.

    the young guys are really stepping up.

    mats and stepan can friggin play.

    mcdonough is a good player also.

    drury is like the last forward…..

  2. Dang, Carped myself….

    Grachev up for Weise show how little they think of Weise’s game. Also shows they know they need offense and are praying for Grachev to provide it.

  3. RePosted;

    Yes the toaster Buitoni pizzas! Best Pizzas EVER.

    SO worth scorching the roof of your mouth!

    I occasionally harass Buitoni’s website for them to make them again.
    They’re missing out on a fortune!

    MDZ better behave himself this time if he wants to stay in NY.

  4. The break cannot come soon enough for this team.

    Once everyone is healthy, I have a feeling Drury might be a healthy scratch on a consistent basis.

  5. Think Steph got his first big-league facial scar tonight.

    He got walloped a few times and had a nice gash under the eye.

    I like that when he gets hit, he looks to retaliate.

  6. the rangers theme of the season comes from one Cosmo Kramer: ” I’ll work nights, weekends WHATEVER it takes!!!!”

  7. I know the ones Rod is talking about. They look kind of like English muffins, but with tomato sauce and mozzarella in the middle. Pop them in the toaster, burn your fingers getting them out, burn the roof of your mouth eating them … and it’s worth it.

  8. Apparently both Prust and Girardi wanted to stay in the game, but Torts forced them out.

    Damn but this team has heart and guts up the wazoo.

  9. quick question mickey… if i said i was a buell.. would u know what that meant.. and i dont mean a motorcycle

  10. Just returned. I had to actually do my job for a while.
    I wasn’t worried. 1 goal game into the third – we do well at gut check time!
    MickeyM – your right Drury absolutely has to sit; who else would come out?
    I’m getting a Zuccarello jersey; it’s been a while, my last one was Graves

  11. i am the younger brother… one of them anyway… thought i knew who it was when st louis was brought up a coupl days ago.. small world!!

  12. Ya see, everybody luved them!

    Funny enough, it’s the worst food in the world, but Subway makes a sauce that smells just like them!

  13. LOL. Dangit, I always got you and E mixed up! How they hell are you man?

    And small world, indeed!

  14. Not bad at all. People here are babies when it comes to winter weather (they close school for 3-6 inches. SRSLY), but for the most part I like it. A lot different from NY, that is for sure.

    How’s your sister? Home yet?

  15. Thank god. I’ve been worried about her. I see her facebook posts and it just doesn’t sound like a good situation or mental place for her.

    So what’s new with you? Been ages..

  16. working for the good ole city.. hanging out… enjoying this rangers season.. just starting to post here been reading for a long time

  17. haha thanks!! im actually manager of Frear Park Golf Course now… will try to have to get Carp up to play a round haha

  18. Norwegian chicks…… Theres a new one for me, but I’m a little old for that sort of thing. and If Joe came near me I probably would have to pull my wife of him while he still had fingers, and legs for that matter!

  19. LOL. Carp does go up for the high school tourney’s later in the winter, I know that. Too early for golf though.

    Dead time of year for you, eh?

  20. Watching the replay. What the heck kinda name is “Brodie”. I sometimes think they just make up names in Canada.

  21. UGH. Sounds as good my nephew’s team. Last I knew they were like 2-8 or something like that. Got spanked like 53-11 a few weeks ago. Poor guys.

  22. Im surprised they called up Del Zotto, he’s still been shaky in his own end. Not like it matters much anyway as McDonagh has left HFD behind for good.

    Grachev has been on fire lately and with the hattirck tonight, deserves the call.

  23. I’m surprised Staal didn’t seperate his shoulder on that hit. And I think I can pinpoint when Danny got hurt in the fight. Not sure though.

  24. oleo, I think they wanted a Dman who had NHL experience. That is the only reason. Otherwise it would have been THREE rookies on D against the Caps. Don’t think they wanted that.

  25. On that note, niters gang!

    josh, great to reconnect with you! Hope to see you around here more. Look me up on fb if you’re on there.

  26. Hurray for Brian Boyle. He deserved to be one of the 3 stars and he should have been a star other times too.

  27. How about that Italian kid. What a player. 5 shots and +1 tonight in 17:59. What a GWG in the shootout! I hope this guy is a Ranger for a long time.

    Maybe Grachev will take a page out of Zuke’s book and cement his spot in the NHL now. Evgeny has enough talent and skating ability to make a serious dent in this league as a power forward. Like oleo said, he has turned it on of late in Hartford, especially with the hat trick tonight. You never know… Torts is the type of coach a guy like Grachev and all these other call ups need…they all need a good kick in the aasen.

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