Post-game notes


From the Rangers:

March 9, 2011 – New York Rangers 2, Anaheim Ducks 5 (Game No. 69, Away No. 35)

*       The Rangers were defeated by the Anaheim Ducks, 5-2, tonight at Honda Center, and are now 35-30-4 overall with a 20-14-1 mark on the road.  The loss ended the Blueshirts’ three-game winning streak on the road.
*       New York notched one power play goal in three attempts (5:26), and is now 7-31 (22.6%) with the man advantage in their last eight games.
*       Brandon Dubinsky opened the game’s scoring with an even strength goal at 3:30 of the first period, and registered a game-high, six shots on goal.  The goal was his 20th of the season, marking the second time he has reached the 20-goal plateau, and established a new career-high with his 45th point of the season.  Dubinsky has now tallied a point in each of the last two games (one goal, one assist).
*       Marian Gaborik notched a power play goal at 5:31 of the third period, and is now tied for the team lead with 13 power play points and ranks second with five power play goals.
*       Vinny Prospal tallied the primary assist on Gaborik’s power play goal to extend his scoring streak to five games (one goal, five assists over the span), and has tallied nine points (two goals, seven assists) in the last eight contests.  He ranks second on the team in scoring with 12 points (four goals, eight assists) and is tied for first with eight assists in 16 games since returning from injury on Feb. 3.  Prospal was also credited with a team-high-tying, four hits in the contest.
*       Ryan Callahan tallied the primary assist on Dubinsky’s first period goal, and was credited with three hits and four shots in 20:31 of ice time.  The assist was his 20th of the season, marking the first time he reached the 20-assist plateau in his career, and tied his career high with his 40th point of the season.  Callahan leads the Rangers in scoring with 17 points (10 goals, seven assists) and 10 goals in 17 games since returning from injury on Feb. 1, including 15 points (eight goals, seven assists) in the last 12 contests.
*       Artem Anisimov registered one assist in the contest, and has now recorded five points (three goals, two assists) in the last five games.
*       Derek Stepan recorded an assist on Gaborik’s power play goal, and he has now registered three points (one goal, two assists) in the last three games.
*       Henrik Lundqvist stopped 28 of 33 shots, and has now posted a record of 27-24-4 overall with a 16-11-1 mark on the road.
*       The Blueshirts’ practice schedule for tomorrow, Mar. 10, is 1:00 p.m. local time at Sharks Ice at San Jose.
*       The Rangers will return to action when they face-off against the San Jose Sharks on Saturday, Mar. 12, at HP Pavilion at San Jose (10:30 p.m.), to complete their two-game west coast road trip.  The game will be televised live on MSG Network and can be heard on 1050 ESPN Radio and

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  1. Olga Folkyerself on

    I picked them 10th when the season started. Now I think the Rangers have leaped all the way up to 9th.

  2. Im sorry cccp for ruining the fun of the blog for you and others. im sorry Orr and Carp for attacking you personally. I really am. I feel ashamed of myself that I cant just ignore things that irritate me. I know, words are cheap, and actions speak louder than words. i guess my future actions will have to do the speaking for me.

  3. ORR

    Those burgers are really good and are made to order in any style you want..I love that place

    I like the one on 23 street… it’s right next door with “Chipotle” lol

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

    BTW, one of the strangest “go time” threads I have ever had to catch up on…..

    your post on the “it’s go time” thread at 10:51 was identical to what I said here (sorry to scare you like that)!

    Happy birthday!

    Happy birthday!!

    Happy birthday!!

    Dubi makes avery look like a selke winner in the D zone!!!


    Our “shutdown” d pair has to be the softest in hockey (that includes women’s hockey). Instead of taking the body, they lie down on the ice or gently poke check…what a joke!

    Bad coaching IMHO for three reasons (actually 2.5 reasons). First, torts should have called a time out in the first period after the 2-1 goal, but instead he just never uses it?? Remember when he used to call them early in a game if the team looked bad, and it usually worked. Second, the last two games (and SJ coming up) are going to be physical affairs and you sit eminger (our most physical d man sadly) and play gilroy???? You sit EC (which I am fine with) and play avery (which I am also fine with) due to the “physical nature” of the games, but sit eminger????DUMB! .5 reason, this team used to change the nature of a game by initiating a scrap or two earlier in the season, when it was winning more. But now, seems to be the furthest thing from their minds. If I was the coach and the players were not seemingly going to do that on their own initiative, I sure as hell let them know that someone better go out there and show me they care (this is more on the players than torts, so it’s only a .5)

    That fowler kid look tough as nails for the ducks (sarcasm)! I will say this though, as soft as he plays D, he would fit in perfectly with the rest of the play doh we have on the blueline now.

    On the subject of play doh D men, ever notice how grinders (usually physically larger players who play with an edge) or lines like the ducks line of perry ryan getzlaf with big, rough, physical players always seem to score on us…surely that isn’t because of how soft our D is right? I mean all those guys with attitude and edge we have back there, that clear the crease with malicious intent?! Surely that isn’t it…………(sarcasm)


    Night assens!

  5. They didn’t lose the game due to being soft…they lost it to a team that played superior hockey all across the board.

    And if you noticed, that was a very fast skating team, and their passing game was absolutely one of the finest I’ve seen this year. Hard accurate and on the tapes, and received by players who know how to receive a pass without it bouncing off their sticks.

    Now a bit of lucky deflections also helped their cause, but this is a very good team. And Lundqvist also contributed to the debacle by deciding to goal tend almost the entire game on his knees.But the pot boils higher….how did you like that nonsense of late in the game, on a PP, they decided that it was a good time to play “let’s see how many passes we can make in this zone without taking a single shot on goal.” Oh I tell you – they had so much FUN!

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