Monthly Archives: February, 2011

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591 It’s Go Time!

The Rangers are cold, the Devils are hot. So this is a big game anyway. But it’s bigger if you consider that the Rangers have lost five of their last eight, and that they go on a three-game trip after tonight: A matinee in Montreal Saturday, at Detroit Monday and…

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35 Tortorella pre-game

The news first: Lundqvist in goal. Prospal to play LW with Gaborik and Stepan, Del Zotto on defense, Eminger prucha’d. Other lines: Wolski-Drury-Avery Dubinsky-Anisimov-Callahan Zuccarello-Boyle-Prust.  Will have quotes shortly. ——– John Tortorella: “Same pairs on defense. I thought (Sauer and McDonagh) were our best pair the other night. I thought…

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95 Prospal returns, Drury stays in, so Newbury demoted

Here’s the announcement from the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS TRANSACTION UPDATE New York, February 3, 2011 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that forward Kris Newbury has been assigned to the Connecticut Whale of the American Hockey League (AHL). Newbury, 28, has registered one…

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80 Devils at Rangers tonight

Vinny Prospal is scheduled to make his season debut after knee surgery. John Tortorella said yesterday that Marc Staal will keep the alternate captaincy he was given in Prospal’s absence. I imagine that Kris Newbury will be scratched to make room for Prospal … but maybe we’ll be surprised? I’m…

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125 Fedotenko has appendectomy; out three weeks

From the Rangers: FEDOTENKO SIDELINED FOLLOWING APPENDECTOMY New York, February 2, 2011 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced that forward Ruslan Fedotenko underwent an appendectomy today, and will be sidelined for three weeks.  The surgery was performed by Dr. Ronald Simon at the New York…

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207 Rangers-Penguins in review

Well, that wasn’t exactly a textbook game, was it? Entertaining? Yes. Certainly not perfect. Your boys should be happy they got a point, because they could have easily gotten none, but sorry they let another one get away, to a team they’re chasing. Thoughts: 1) I am so, so sick…

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34 Post-game notes, quotes

Courtesy of the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES AND QUOTES February 1, 2011 – New York Rangers 3, Pittsburgh Penguins 4 SO (Game No. 53, Home No. 26) The Rangers were defeated by the Pittsburgh Penguins, 4-3, in the shootout tonight at Madison Square Garden, and are now 29-20-4…

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820 It’s Go Time!

As we hit the final 30 … Brandon Dubinsky, Ryan Callahan and Dan Girardi are all in. Michael Del Zotto, too. Lundqvist starts in goal. Steve Eminger is prucha’d. Again, no Sid the Skid, no Evgeni Malkin for the Penguins. Here are the probable lines and combos, according to Andrew…

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98 Pre-game stuff

Hi kids. I didn’t make it down to MSG tonight for a variety of reasons, so I’ll be in the chair watching our good friends at Versus and, despite that, trying to watch the game with youse tonight. Maybe listening to the great Kenny Albert and Dave Maloney. Anyway, I…

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137 Dubinsky in? Grachev sent down

I guess this means Brandon Dubinsky has the green light tonight. Evgeny Grachev was just assigned to Connecticut. That leaves only 11 other healthy forwards, plus Dubinsky. Here’s the announcement from the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS TRANSACTION UPDATE New York, February 1, 2011 – New York Rangers President and General…

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64 Penguins at Rangers tonight … in the snow and ice

Went by a house with a huge homemade sign on the front yard: “Free Snow. Take as much as you want.” The Penguins are in town for a 7:30 Versus game, minus Sid the Skid, and probably Evgeni Malkin, too. The Rangers welcome back Ryan Callahan, Dan Girardi, and possibly…

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