It’s Go Time!


Ryan McDonagh’s out, so Eminger goes back in. Gaborik skated hard, but won’t play tonight, and probably not Sunday either.

Here’s the lineup, according to Andrew Gross’s blog:

Brandon Dubinsky-Artem Anisimov-Ryan Callahan
Wojtek Wolski-Derek Stepan-Mats Zuccarello
Sean Avery-Erik Christensen-Vinny Prospal
Ruslan Fedotenko-Brian Boyle-Brandon Prust

Marc Staal-Dan Girardi
Matt Gilroy-Mike Sauer
Bryan McCabe-Steve Eminger

Henrik Lundqvist

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  1. >>If they can’t beat Ottawa then they have serious problems.

    It doesn’t matter who you play; you won’t win if you do not score.

  2. Hey, here’s a great idea for the Rangers tonight against the Sens. Why don’t they play a non-descript 1st period, fall behind 1-0 on a not soft, but not unstoppable goal, then come out in the second, start to gain territorial advantage, wake Craig Anderson up with some rubber, and wind up trading 2nd period goals, thereby going into the 3rd down 2-1.

    Then, the 3rd period is the key. Why don’t they turn on the juices full throttle, pepper Anderson with shots, not allow the Sens in their zone all period, outshoot Ottowa 15-3 in the 3rd, but fail to break though, and lose the game 2-1.

    Can’t wait.

  3. Guys just got my Tiger blood(that was fast!)drank bout a pint,now i dont feel so good,whats in this carcillo?

  4. Dave Maloney says the Rangers deserve “a cheapie”. I think we deserve a player who can beat a goalie from ten feet away.

  5. Blue Seat Horror on

    Any Senators looking for their first goal of the season or their career? That’ll be the key to whether they win or lose.

  6. Blue Seat Horror on

    Johnny going off script only in the fact that 3-2 is usually the magic score.

  7. Johnny Utah- I’m sure each of your 4 wives love you anyway, but negativity will not be accepted here tonight. :P Positive vibes man!


  8. Blue Seat Horror on

    Morg, the Rangers are kind of heart, expanding the Garden of Dreams program to slumping players.

  9. CraigWeather on

    Johnny Utah, I’d say we’d swap you in for Prospal…. but, you’ve got that bummed knee too, eh?

  10. Blue Seat Horror on

    What are the chances we can see a Brent Johnson-Martin Brodeur fight tonight? That would be like when that kid gave the old guy a beat-down at that tennis match.

  11. ZzZz NYR ZzZzello "Ottawa gottawa lose!!!"...says glen L. on

    GO RANGERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    GO GO GO GO!!!!

    wohooooooooooooooooo!!! go timeeeeeeeee!!!!

  12. ZzZz NYR ZzZzello "Ottawa gottawa lose!!!"...says Greg L. on

    RANGERSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!! must win !!!!

    its gonna be a gooder!!!!!

  13. CapeBretonRangerFan on

    I will remain calm, I will remain calm, I will remain calm, I will remain calm. The hell with that…LGR!

  14. ZzZz NYR ZzZzello "Ottawa gottawa lose!!!"...says Greg L. on

    ohhhh yeah baby , wesa locking up this one!!!!!!!

    Im Back and we HAVE to win!!!


  15. Matthias%Koala on

    I NEED HELP ! For the very first time, I cant find a livestreaming from the game in the Internets..
    Nothing either ou either mypeu…

    Is there anyon here to know a channel watching the game live in the internet ???????

  16. ZzZz NYR ZzZzello "Ottawa gottawa lose!!!"...says Greg L. on

    short handed goal comming up…

  17. Matthias%Koala on

    Thanks, Miami you are a nice works fantastic :)

    I probably was on the channel before but the game hadn´t started yet, so there was no picture…..

    but anyway thanks again :)

  18. Im gonna watch the Senators feed tonite .. you know .. classic case of change of scenery needed

  19. >>Just drop the puck already…. sheesh.

    I just don’t understand all the pomp and circumstance before these NHL people start a stupid hockey game. When I tune to Fox Soccer Channel for a 10:00 AM EPL match; the kickoff is at exactly 10:00 AM.

  20. ZzZz NYR ZzZzello "Ottawa gottawa lose!!!"...says Greg L. on

    WOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! that’ll teach you for bringing up Game 82 in a FRICKIN SHOOT OUT!!!!!!


  21. i want some slumps broken tonight…i’m not saying who cuz i’ll jinx it fo sho

  22. ZzZz NYR ZzZzello "Ottawa gottawa lose!!!"...says Greg L. on

    Yo Carp , Time for us to bang out a win here!!!!

  23. Now get Avery out of the game before he does something stupid defensively again … LOL. Just kidding, folks.

  24. ZzZz NYR ZzZzello "Ottawa gottawa lose!!!"...says Greg L. on

    Come on Zucco , ya gotta use a wooden stick!!!!!

  25. if u ever wanted proof that Zucc’s stick is tooo big for him, watch that replay.

    Did anyone see how high up the stick broke on him ?? Thats not normal. He’s not getting the proper leverage on his stick because it is toooo long !!

  26. ZzZz NYR ZzZzello "Ottawa gottawa lose!!!"...says Greg L. on

    yeah Zucco maybe should have shot instead of circling ’round the net and then breaking his stick.Who woulda thunk this little hobbit would be running our PP.

  27. Rangers most successful gaining the zone on PP when the man attempts to carry the puck in until confronted, then dumps and chases himself. Otherwise they’re totally out of sync.

  28. ZzZz NYR ZzZzello "Ottawa gottawa lose!!!"...says Greg L. on

    Avery gets the shaft ..again…

  29. ZzZz NYR ZzZzello "Ottawa gottawa lose!!!"...says Greg L. on

    Yeah Mickey yer just in time for our short handed talley comming up!!!

    BOOOOOOOOO Christenson, buttended Avery!!!??

  30. ZzZz NYR ZzZzello "Ottawa gottawa lose!!!"...says Greg L. on

    ORR , he wanted a “Gordie Howe Hattrick” , those suckers are hard to come by.

  31. ZzZz NYR ZzZzello "Ottawa gottawa lose!!!"...says Greg L. on

    awww come on !!!! dam ice is a sushi bar man!!

  32. eddie eddie eddie on

    duh…winning…..drug test are like scoreboards…they dont lie…duh winning

  33. If someone can generate an image of Drury watching the game from his pizzeria, I will pay money for it.

  34. >>That’s why I don’t like it when non-fighters fight.

    Like hits to the head, the NHL needs to take a closer look at those dangerous takedowns during during fights.

  35. ZzZz NYR ZzZzello "Ottawa gottawa lose!!!"...says Greg L. on

    Well Mickey…they look a little tenative but yet are constantly pushing forward twards scoring . I like the way Torts is on High alert and is “whipping” this banged up line up .

    We are desperately in a playoff drive where clearly we are in deep water.

    On the bright side , we are winning this game and banking these 2pts!!!!

  36. my wife held a stress relief session tonight at her yoga studio
    suggested i should attend

    told her a couple of wins could help me out.


  37. ZzZz NYR ZzZzello "Ottawa gottawa lose!!!"...says Greg L. on

    thats too funny Mickey!! sorry didnt mean…..wohoooooooooooooooo zuccoo!!!!!!! yesss!!!! heyyy Mike!!!!!!!!!!!!! we scored!!!!!! yes yes yes!!!!!

  38. Damn, Zuccarello punked that guy out in the corner and finished the play with a goal !!!!!

  39. ZzZz NYR ZzZzello "Ottawa gottawa lose!!!"...says Greg L. on

    yessssssssssss omg omg !!!!!!!

  40. That’s what I like about that young man; he’s not afraid to take it to the net. 3-0.

  41. Double WWWWWWWWWWWWWWooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWoooooooooooooooooo

  42. I’m concerned, where did the rangers go. Who are these guys in the white and red uniforms.

  43. ZzZz NYR ZzZzello "Ottawa gottawa lose!!!"...says Greg L. on

    work it boys!!!! Come on Hank , NO SOFTIES!!!!!

  44. ZzZz NYR ZzZzello "Ottawa gottawa lose!!!"...says Greg L. on

    What A SAVE!!!!! thats my boy Hank!!!! I never doubted you for a second!!

  45. see i didn’t need a stress relief class
    just a 3 goal lead
    KEEP IT GOING BOYS!!!!!!!!!!!!

  46. ZzZz NYR ZzZzello "Ottawa gottawa lose!!!"...says Greg L. on

    Back in 1983 we did have a 4 goal lead.

  47. I’m not going to get all giddy because the rangers are beating the sens, who I might add is missing there best player, traded away another good player and is basically in rebuilding mode. Beat the Flyers Sunday ( a team they haven’t beaten yet) and than I will start to believe in this team.

  48. ZzZz NYR ZzZzello "Ottawa gottawa lose!!!"...says Greg L. on

    ToMg , one win at a time man, thats all we got !!!!

  49. ok, i need to go to the store every intermission and wait while they make coffee….

    zuke was one on my “break the drought” wish list :))))

    (just saw the 2 back to back goals on dvr)…off til i catch up to real time

  50. ZzZz NYR ZzZzello "Ottawa gottawa lose!!!"...says Greg L. on

    2 HUGE POINTS are up for grabs and we have a 3 goal lead. Lets KEEP IT UP Rangerssssssssssssss!!!!! whoooohooooooooooooo!!! screw u Senators!!!!!

  51. ZzZz NYR ZzZzello "Ottawa gottawa lose!!!"...says Greg L. on

    Maybe Callahan should give Averys “boo boo” a “Dubi” kiss…

  52. ZzZz NYR ZzZzello "Ottawa gottawa lose!!!"...says Greg L. on

    a 3 -0 lead is small , easy to come back . I’ll feel alot safer if we pop in 2 more and keep playing the same way . We need anutha goal!!!!!!

  53. WOW !! 3 on 1 and the Sens miss the net with the Shot.

    Does it look that pathetic when we do that 2-3 times a game ??

  54. ZzZz NYR ZzZzello "Ottawa gottawa lose!!!"...says Greg L. on

    M.Mouse ,its all that white thats lulling ya to sleep , white jerseys , white ice……

  55. Sens out played the rangers the last 7 minutes of the 2nd. Rangers better not come out flat in the 3rd.

  56. OMG..just saw the hockey night live/ beegee’s parody commercial. wth is MSG thinking?

  57. Gamertag? I want to start a ranger club.. ill play any position but goalie and I have something like 420 g and 370 a, in about 300 games.

  58. CapeBretonRangerFan on

    Matthew Barnaby was just asked if he would donate his brain for studying brain injuries. His answer was, get ready for it…..”That’s a no brainer.”

  59. CapeBretonRangerFan on

    Lousy first shift. Dubi’s line again, same as at the end of the second period.

  60. ZzZz NYR ZzZzello "Ottawa gottawa lose!!!"...says Greg L. on

    AyVeerE , I have like 2200 goals in 1600 gp.

  61. ZzZz NYR ZzZzello "Ottawa gottawa lose!!!"...says Greg L. on

    NICEEEEEE!!!!! beuty goal folks!!!!!!

  62. That’s a goal scorer’s finish right there. 4-0.

    I did ask for four, didn’t I?

  63. sure refs
    call that high stick
    when you didn’t call the 2 on the Rangers
    in the first period

  64. Sens have a player called Greening? LOL. He needs to be paired with the Caps Green at some in their careers.. Green/Greening. Sounds like a gardening class at Home Depot

  65. >>wow, devils win in OT against the pens 2-1

    Another 2-1 NJ result. I’m shocked! That penalty to Pittsburgh in overtime was questionable, at best.

    As long as Rangers keep winning, it makes no difference what Devils do.

  66. Hank was screened

    could use a creased clearing dman

    how is the Tank doing in Hartford?

  67. Those of you watching on MSG: Is Joe Mich in as much awe over Colin Greening’s physical attributes as Pierre McGuire is on TSN’s coverage?

  68. Gamertag? Do u have a club? Dot have that much time on my hands with full-time work and class.

  69. >>…Is Joe Mich in as much awe over Colin Greening’s physical attributes

    Sorry, I can’t help you; I tuned him out since the first period.

  70. LW3H …

    Yeah, That was Creepy ! ha

    But Honestly, McGuire should be in awe of Zuccs attributes thta bald, annoying, biased peice of Carcillo

  71. ORR!!

    don’t jink it.
    there’s still 8 minutes left
    we haven’t won anything yet

    remember these are the Rangers

  72. Hey, there’s still 8 minutes left… Remember, the Rangers are the best at coming from behind in the third. There’s still hope!

    Oh, wait… sorry, force of habit. Let’s go Rangers!

  73. especially since the allstar break it appears the rangers win 1 lose 3in a row, win 1 lose 5 in a row.

  74. >>…the end of the world

    As we know it?

    [Let’s see who gets the song reference.]

  75. CapeBretonRangerFan on

    Only scoring chance so far on the PP….an Ottawa two on one…surprised??

  76. gaborik will be useless versus the flyers. he will be on the perimeter the whole game playing scared. sit him until he is really healed

  77. We do not have enough good passers on this team. Gosh, we’re lacking in sooo many areas.

  78. ZzZz NYR ZzZzello "Ottawa gottawa lose!!!"...says Greg L. on

    we win we win we win we win!!!!!!!

  79. Olga Folkyerself on

    2 points in the barn. Chicago leading Carolina 2-1 in the 2nd.

    Let’s go Black Hawks!

  80. ZzZz NYR ZzZzello "Ottawa gottawa lose!!!"...says Greg L. on

    I cant believe im cheering on Chicago….

  81. Ria (the silent bonehead) on

    A win yes but we get it on an”overflow” station , a terrible “backup up” radio broadcast & a backup play by play do the Knicks think their better than us? I don’t think so ! Thats my opinion

  82. More people are fans of basketball, Ria. Hockey is a niche sport. Catering to the most fans is business.

  83. Ria (the silent bonehead) on

    Well I don’t know if you know Tiki but Kenny Albert is also doing Knick games this season but their still not better than us!!

  84. ZzZz NYR ZzZzello "Ottawa gottawa lose!!!"...says Greg L. on

    we won we won we won …oh btw we won!!!!!!!

  85. first?

    lil late I guess. good win vs a crappy team. I’ll take two points against anyone at this point though. Maybe they’ll be gripping the sticks a little less against Philly now. LGR!

  86. Yes, Kenny was doing the Knicks tonight. The Knicks are more popular, because basketball is more popular. NY fans have been waiting for the Knicks franchise to have hope and promise, and they now have that.

  87. Olga Folkyerself on

    I hope Dave Maloney’s facial hair grows out soon, He looks like some derelict in search of a hot bowl of soup.

  88. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Winning… Duh…. My face is melting…. I have tiger blood pumping in my veins

  89. Hawks !!

    and tomorrow night they play in Toronto. another chance to help the Rangers

    but look out for those Devils. they won again, thanks to a cheap call by the refs.

  90. jpg's sister on

    A slight sigh of relief. 2 points and a win. I’ll take it.

    James G good luck with job interview. Let us know how it goes. Hopefully I will be having job interviews soon.

  91. Thanks very much guys! jpg- keep with it. It’s not easy out there at the moment.

    Carp- thank you for pointing out and releasing the Rangers from the 7 year curse!

  92. NYR_FAN is "living the dream" on

    What a goal by Anismov! Monster move.

    What a goal by Stepan! Sick open ice feed from Wolski.

    What a goal by Zuccarello! He vision is awesome. He created the whole play that led to the goal!

    Isn’t nice when your young players show flashes of brilliance and score goals!

    And, that was some shot by Fankist!

  93. NYR_FAN is "living the dream" on

    Sorry, guys. Missed being able to blog during the game. Just catching up with some of the great comments of the evening…

    “If Aves had tiger’s blood, and fought Neil, then Hank would still have a shutout.” Bwahaha!!!!

  94. any win is a good one. put the puck in when you have chances and you win.

    stop the bleeding. stepan with 18 goals, the guy is 20..

    staal looked like he was back and henrik made a few big saves…….

    beat the filthys on sunday would be good…….

  95. Ria (the silent bonehead) on

    Just read on Zipay’s twitter that Kreider got hit in the face with a puck and has a broken jaw just WOW

  96. Yeah, tonight’s game is like the opening montage of Rocky III.

    Rocky is kicking so much ass, and he thinks he’s fighting tough guys, but they’re all losers, just like the Sens.

    Then he fights Clubber Lang, and gets destroyed.

    That could be our fate this Sunday.

  97. NYR_FAN is "living the dream" on

    LOL! Yeah, they sure are high on him. He’ll be ok, hopefully he doesn’t miss a lot of the tournament…

  98. NYR_FAN is "living the dream" on

    It’s just a bunch of lines, with a bunch of players.


    That’s a great way to describe it. There is no true #1 line or 4th line…

  99. JimboWoodside on

    Boy, what a crappy call on the Pens during the overtime with the Debbies – has the league office stopped giving all the calls to Pittsburgh since Cindy is out of the lineup and Mario criticized them for not calling more penalties!?

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