Morning, kids.

You can now make your picks for the pair of tickets for the March 22 game against Florida, thanks to our generous, anonymous Bonehead.

I suggest you scroll down and review the rules before you make your pick. The fine print was in an early post yesterday. But the main things are:

1) You can only enter once. Don’t even think about entering twice. Don’t even think about thinking about entering twice. Don’t even dream about thinking about thinking about entering twice.

2) You can only enter between now and the time when tonight’s “It’s Go Time!” post goes up, which is usually within a half an hour of puck drop. So sometime shortly after 10 p.m. Eastern.

3) I need four items in your pick: Score, GWG, Rangers shots, Sharks shots. So it should look like this: **Rangers 11, Sharks 10, GWG-McCabe, Rangers shots-11, Sharks shots-11.**

But go back and read the fine print first. You have all byfuglien day and half the evening to do it, for Prust’s sakes.

Finally, though these tickets are completely free for the winner, and we (me or the donor) will pay for the postage to get them to you, you should beware that we might increase the price of $0 by 23 percent.

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I’ll have pre-game notes later on today. You can cast your prediction on this post or that post or any other post until It’s Go Time!

Mixed results on the out-of-town scoreboard last night.

**Games that matter (and should be long over by the time the Rangers play) tonight:**

Buffalo Baby Buffaloes-Leaves

Isles-Devils

Thrashers-Flys

Blue Jackets-Hurricanes

## 209 Comments

Uno!

Rangers 3 Sharks 2, gwg Wolski, Rangers shots 31 Sharks shots 26

That’s with a shoot out final

Rangers 4 Sharks 3 GWG- Stepan , Rangers Shots 38 Sharks Shots 32

First thing in the morning Hat Trick!

Rangers 7 Sharks 4, GWG – Fedotenko, Rangers shots 33 Sharks shots 38

Rangers 2, Sharks 4, GWG-Pavelski, Rangers shots-32, Sharks shots-34

Rangers 1 sharks 4

GWG: Heatley

rangers shots: 34

Sharks: 29

Mundo

Mundo, first three post on a new thread is a natural hat trick. Well done!

Sharks 3, Rangers 1

GWG: Setoguchi

Rangers shots: 33

Sharks Shot: 27

Rangers 3 at Sharks 1, GWG by Callahan, 33 Ranger shots, 29 Sharks shots.

rangers 4 sharks 2 GWG gabrik rangers shots 35 sharks 29

Rangers 5 Sharks 2 GWG Dubinsky Rangers shots 33 Sharks 26

Rangers 3, Sharks 2, GWG Anisimov Rangers shots 31, Sharks shots 28

Sharks 5 Rangers 3 GWG Couture GWG Rangers shots 35 Sharks 32

Looks like Avery is going to sit for tonight’s tilt:

http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/rangers/groundhog_day_TBzlt7cqmrVh6eXdwMsJ4N

Good game day morning, boneheads!

Rangers 1 Sharks 0 GWG Wolski Rangers shots 28 Sharks shots 22

Wow, apparently Colorado lost 17 out 18 games. What a mess.

I mean the main question in relation to the garden renovation is obviously the one if the press room burgers getting bigger as well:)

Glen is going to get ten cigars per game as in contrast to five :)

..which would explain the increase of ticket prices !!!!!!!!

Rangers 5 Sharks 2, GWG – Dubinsky, Rangers shots 28, Sharks shots 31

Zucc is going to have the winner in the shootout in a 4-3 win Sharks shots 33 Rangers 16

I dont want to win the tickets as I cant go obviously :)

“We can’t have any negative energy seep into our mindset; that would be counter-productive”.

did Dubi say this before or after Torts showed the guys video of them screwing up?

Rangers 2 Sharks 0. GWG: Zuccarello Shots: Rangers 27 Sharks 33

Rangers 3 Sharks 1, gwg Dubinski, Rangers shots 31 Sharks shots 26

I heard about a speculation that Glen declared his retirement after the season during a barbecue after his seventh ciagar at his house in Palms Springs/Palm Desert in between games allowing Mess to take over as GM holding to the post of President representing the Rangers in various events :)

Rangers 4-Sharks 2, GWG Zucarello, Shots: 35 NYR, 29 SJS

Rangers 3 Sharks 2, GWG – Asinimov, Rangers shots 28, Sharks shots 35

Rangers 21, Sharks 7… Game Winning Touchdown- Brian Boyle.

Rangers 3 Sharks 1, GWG Stepan, Rangers shots 36 Sharks shots 25

Rangers 2 Sharks 4, GWG – Thornton, Rangers shots 40, Sharks shots 31

What time does this debacle start?

Rangers 1 Sharks 4, GWG Couture, Rangers shots 27, Sharks shots 34

Rangers 5, Sharks 3, GWG-Callahan, Rangers SOG-34, Sharks SOG-30.

Rangers 4, Sharks 3, GWG-Gaborik, Rangers shots-33, Sharks shots-37

Rangers 4 Sharks 2 GWG Anisimov Shots Rangers 36 Sharks 29

Rangers 2, Sharks 3, GWG-Clowe, Rangers shots-31, Sharks shots-31.

score: Rangers 2 Sharks 3;

gwg: Marleau

shots: Rangers 32 Sharks 28

Rangers 2 – Sharks 1 – gwg – McCabe – Shots Rangers 26 Sharks 35

Happy Game Day and LGR!!!

Rangers 2 Sharks 1

GWG-Gabby

Shots- NYR 26 Sharks 35

Rangers 5, Sharks 4, GWG-Dubinsky, Rangers shots-36, Sharks shots-34

Rangers: 2, Sharks: 1; GWG: Dubinsky; Shots (NYR): 27, Shots (SJS): 27

”# Scotman March 12th, 2011 at 9:33 am

Rangers 1 Sharks 4, GWG Couture, Rangers shots 27, Sharks shots 34”

I had Couture originally and changed it to Heatley.

Rangers 3 Sharks 5, GWG Heatley, Rangers shots – 28, Sharks Shots 35

Christian Thomas has scored 52 goals in the OHL so far.

sharks 4 rangers 3, GWG pavelski SHOTS sj 33, nyr 28

Rangers 4, Sharks 2, GWG-Anisimov, Rangers shots-32, Sharks shots-40

Nothing in the fine print about winning the tickets two times in a row, so here I go:

Rangers 4, Sharks 2; GWG: Boyle; Rangers SOG: 31, Sharks SOG:34

Big game tonight, 2 important points available. We gotta have’em.

Sharks 4 Rangers 2 – GWG: Couture – Shots: NYR 25 SJS 32

Rangers 2, Sharks 6, GWG-Boyle, Rangers 15 shots, Sharks 33 shots.

sharks 4 rangers 1

GWG Ryanne Clowe

sog sharks 35 rangers 32

Rangers 3, Sharks 5, GWG-Couture, Rangers shots-34, Sharks shots-27

Rangers 3, Sharks 2, Shootout GWG-Zucarello, Rangers shots-26, Sharks shots-34.

Rangers 3 Sharks 1…..GWG Callahan Rangers shots 31 sharks 35

Sharks 4 bite Rangers 2, gwg – thorton, shots: sharks 29, NYR 30

Rangers 4, Sharks 3, GWG Stepan, Rangers shots 41, Sharks shots 26

Sharks-4, nyr-2, gwg-marleau, shots-sharks36,nyr-28

Long time reader, very occasional poster, just want to thank carp for all the great reading and insite!

Now, pile on all you avery haters if you like, but I like what avery brings to this team, he wasn’t brought here to play d, or score 30 goals. His game is in your face n make things happen and grind it out.he’s got killer speed which is huge, makes great plays down low in the o zone and behind the net. And usually is the first one in down low that gets to the puck, with great puck control in the o zone. He doesn’t play enough, esp when there’s special teams play. Read lbs article in the post this mornin and will be pissed if he sits for ec. That guys a fuggin joke, he scores a few and basically blends in with ice.not saying avery, is a top six forward but for his skill set fits this team and if torts utilized him better would get more out of him. Pile on.

Rangers-4, Sharks-3, GWG- Callahan, Shots: Rangers- 39, Sharks- 42

Rangers 4, Sharks 2, GWG-Dubinsky, Rangers shots-37, Sharks shots-32.

Rangers 4 Sharks 2, gwg Callahan, shots Rangers 27 Sharks 25

Sharks 4, Rangers 3, GWG-Dan Boyle, Rangers shots-32, Sharks shots-33.

Rangers 2, Sharks 3, GWG-Clowe, Rangers shots-26, Sharks shots-28

Rangers 5, Sharks 3, GWG – Anisimov, Rangers Shots 35, Sharks shots 36

Rangers 2 Sharks 0 GWG Cally, Rangers 27 Sharks 32

Rangers 2 Sharks 4 GWG-Clowe Rangers shots 44, Sharks Shots 26

Sharks 3, Rangers 2 GWG-Heatley, Rangers shots-31, Sharks shots-28

Rangers 4 Sharks 2, GWG – Gaborik, Rangers shots -35, Sharks shots -42

Rangers 2, Sharks 4, GWG-Heatley, Rangers shots-28, Sharks shots-33.

Let’s go blue Jackets !

Let’s go make believes l !!

Rangers 3, Sharks 2, GWG-Stephan, Rangers shots-31, Sharks shots-27.

Lets get 2 points tonight boys!!!

Lord knows we need it.

Stephan?

Way to many of youse guys have picked the Sharks to win.

Where’s the faith ?

Where’s the love ?

Where’s the loyalty ?

Where’s Gabby ?

Rangers 4, Sharks 1, GWG-Gaborik, Rangers shots-40, Sharks shots-34.

There it is, Tony!

NYR_FAN – spelling counts – you’re eliminated

opps my bad – JAB is eliminated !

Tony I have faith I have lov & most importantly I am loyal I agree too many naysayers Lets Go Rangers!!!!!!

Hat trick ?

Rangers 1, Sharks 3, GWG-Thornton, Rangers shots-25, Sharks shots-29

CARCCILLO – I thought I had it !

rangers 2 sharks 5 gwg marleau ranger shots 28. sharks 33

WHEN (not if) I win those tickets I’m going to give them to Mama for painting my garage.

eric – booooooooo !!!

refresh, refresh, refresh !!!

Saturday hat tricks are so easy.

Scheibu Rangers !!!!

Sorry Tony I won’t do that again LOL

Thank you Ria, aboot time I got some respect here.

Somebody mentioned Christian Thomas earlier. He’s only 5’9” but he is probably the best goal scoring prospect in the organization. His numbers this year for Oshawa are sick:

GP G A PTS PIM

62 52 40 92 36

Maybe he makes the team out of camp next year?

Rangers 4, Sharks 3, GWG-Callahan, Rangers shots-38, Sharks shots-29.

atta boy Dino !

Rangers 1, Sharks 3, GWG-Couture, Rangers shots-30, Sharks shots-34

Rangers 2, Sharks 1, GWG-McCabe, Rangers shots- 35, Sharks shots-31.

Rangers 1, Sharks 2, GWG-Pavelski, Rangers shots-29, Sharks shots-35

Rangers 3 Sharks 1 GWG: cally ranger shots:32 shark shots 38

Rangers 4, Sharks 3. GW- Zuccarello, NY shots-28, SJ Shots-33

Rangers 4 Sharks 3 GWG-Dubinsky Rangers shots 36 Sharks shots 32

Rangers – 3, sharks – 2, gwg – gaborik, ranger shots – 23, shark shots – 29

SJ- 4 NYR-2 GW- Clowe NY- 28 shots SJ- 28 shots

but i hope i’m wrong!

I will be t the game tonight, second row behind the rangers bench…best tickets i have ever had, (with second best being in the garden 300’s) my first trip to california and my 26th (like josh) birthday…i need a win!!!

Johnny, I hope you’re wrong too !!

101st!

happy birthday (26) Teek !

NYR, reminds me of another Christian once upon a time—Dube. He had those types of sick numbers in juniors, too.

Happy 26th, Teek!

Rangers 6, Sharks 1. GWG, Gaborik. NYR shots, 21. Sharks shots, 37

NYR 3 SJ 2. gwg – Anisimov. NYR shots – 34. SJ shots 28.

NYR – 4, SJ – 3 (SO), GWG – Zuccarello, SOGs: NYR – 33, SJ – 37—- thanks Carp!

Rangers 3, Sharks 2, GWG-Callahan, Rangers shots-25, Sharks shots-34.

Don’t understand what Torts has against Avery. Especially don’t get why Avery sits for that less talented than Zherdev clone EC. Aves obviously a goner next year and Rangers and us fans will miss his energy and antics for sure.

Rangers 5, Sharks 3, GWG-Dubinsky, Rangers shots-34, Sharks shots-27

Rangers 5 Sharks 2 GWG Gaborik Shots Rangers 27 San Jose 31

Avery is signed through next season. He isn’t going anywhere.

Rangers: 4 San Jose: 1 GWG: Callahan SOG SJ – 32 NYR 30

Rangers 3 Sharks 2 GWG Zuccarello Shots Rangers 29 Sharks 32

Rangers 2 Sharks 3 GWG Pavelski Shots Rangers 44 Sharks 39

Rangers – 3, Sharks

~~2, GWG Boyle, SOG Rangers~~19, Sharks – 26Rangers 3 Sharks 2 GWG Zuccarello Rangers 34 Sharks 37

Why the line through GWG, etc.???

G’day peeps! Here’s to hoping we can win one in the Shark tank tonight. I always liked that moniker they gave the arena!

Rangers 5, Sharks 4, GWG-Callahan, Rangers shots-27, Sharks shots-26

Rangers 3, Sharks 2, GWG – Dubinsky, Rangers shots-38, Sharks shots-24

Rangers 4- Sharks 2, GWG- Staal, NYR shots- 38, SJS shots- 27

LGR! Please don’t make me regret staying up on the night we spring ahead. Don’t forget to change your clocks tonight, Boneheads.

Rangers-3

Sharks-2

GWG- Stall

Shots:

Rangers- 32

Sharks- 28

Lets go Rangers we need this one and so do I!

Youse guys change your clocks tonight ?

Not in AZ

I can’t even spell Staal. Sorry hope I’m not disqualified!

Forgot that Flounder- a real late late night because we lose an hour on top of the late game.

Rangers 3, Sharks 0, GWG-McCabe, Rangers shots- 30, Sharks shots- 30

GO RANGERS!!!!!

Yes we Spring Ahead tonight Tony. I remember visiting the Hoover Dam a couple of years ago and saw the sign about the time change and AZ doesn’t participate.

Rangers 4, sharks 2, gwg Callahan, rangers shots- 26 sharks shots 31

Rangers 6 – Sharks 2

Game Winning Goal – Anisimov

Rangers Shots 29 – Sharks Shots 32

BOOM!

Rangers 3, Sharks 2, GWG Boyle, Rangers Shots 33 Sharks shots 35

Atta boy, Orr!

Rangers 4 Sharks 2 GWG Prospal NYR- 27 SJS- 34

LETS GO RANGERS!!!

Sharks 4 Rangers 2 GWG Marleau NYR- 24 SJS- 29

Rangers 4, Sharks 2 GWG – MZA Shots- Rangers 38, Sharks 29

Sharks 3 Rangers 1 GWG Couture Shots NYR 28 SJS 36

“Especially don’t get why Avery sits for that less talented than Zherdev clone EC”

EC has done more than Aves. Won a couple of shootouts, etc. Aves hasn’t done much for us this season. He’s been a typical 4th liner, because that’s exactly what he is.

He’s actually four assists away from a career high in assists.

“Blueshirts’ prospect Christian Thomas of the OHL’s Oshawa Generals is now tied for the league in goals with 52 after picking up a hat trick last night. By passing the 50-goal mark, Thomas’s father (former NHLer Steve Thomas) and him became the first father and son duo to have 50 plus goal seasons in the OHL.”

plus Kreider.

looks like some scoring prospects on the way

Hopefully

Go Pens!

Yeah, Thomas is looking to look like a real blue-chip prospect. Can’t wait to get some young guys who can score in here!!!

As of right now, it’s just us and Carolina for the last spot. Assume Carolina wins their game in hand, and we’re tied in points. What we need to do is win games we shouldn’t win, like tonight. West Coast games are always tough, especially against the better WC teams. Tonight would be a perfect game for Henrik to stand on his head and shut out a team or hold an opposing team to 1 goal.

Rangers win 5-3

GWG Staal

Shots on goal Rangers 36-34

Rangers 4 sharks 3 – gwg stepan – rangers shots: 22 sharks shots: 27

Think torts needs to match lines better. We should not have dubi,AA,Cally line against their #1 line as last game will attest to. Harder to match on the road, but play boyle,prust,Feds as checking line they are against biggest threats.

Avery has over 20 assists playing fourth line mins and EC has 20 pts total playing with our top winger. Problem with EC is he does elevate gabby’s game and cannot control puck. He has a great shot and if our wingers beat 2 men he will be waiting for the pass alone in front away from puck and bury it. Bigger problem is our forwards don’t control and create in front.

that jerk Fehr hates hockey, and has no business in his job

“he’s only attended, by his count, “four or five” games since taking over the job on Dec. 18, a job for which he is reportedly being paid $3.5 million per year — ”

unbelievable. he has only been to 4 or 5 games in 3 months since taking over the nhlpa. and he probably never attended any in the past either. he is a baseball nut

also, he has seldom talked to any of the key players in the league either. this guy is poison.

Rangers – 3

Sharks – 2

GWG – Dubinsky

Rangers shots-26

Sharks shots-27

Hate to do this but the Sharks are real good

Sharks-4

Rangers -2

GWG = Wellwood

Sharks = 33

Rangers = 30

Tiki , you pick the Sharks 4-2 ?

Shame on you !

Penguins decided to wear the Panthers jerseys today. Strange!

Artie – Shame on you too !!!

Habs 1-0

anyone have a link for Habs-Pens?

Rangers 4

Sharks 2

GWG Callahan

Rangers SOG 28

Sharks SOG 33

Rangers 5, Sharks 2, GWG – Gaborik, Rangers Shots – 29, Sharks Shots – 33.

Rangers 2 Sharks 5 GWG = Pavelski Rangers shots 24 Sharks shots 33

After two long years, I finally get to watch these boys live again! I’m excited. But mostly nervous.

Lev

http://www.stream2watch.com/index.php?option=com_videolist&view=video&Itemid=58&videoid=19832

Sharks 4 Rangers 1 GWG: Marleau Shots: Sharks 29 Rangers 21

None of these newbs should win the tix.

Tony, not buying into Torts video session resulting in a new approach on the ice. Since ‘94, our team just doesn’t seem to win out West & tonight is no different. And this from a Ranger fan since 1969!!!

Not quite close to the dissapointments of Mets fans but I’ve been dissapointed before with NYR!

muchos gracias. also, since i won one contest, am i disqualified by default?

Rangers 3 Sharks 1—GWG Wolski—NYR Shots 24 SJ Shots 29

Artie – today’s a new day.

Hank will be sponge worthy tonight !

Sharks 3 Rangers 1 GWG Heatley Rangers Shots 34 Sharks Shots 24

Rangers 2 sharks 0….gwg- gaborik…. Rangers 34 shots… Sharks 38 shots

Rangers 3, Sharks 2, GWG-Dubinsky, Rangers shots-33, Sharks shots-31.

Let’s go rangers…. Huge game tonight, I will be there across the rangers bench at the face off circle on the end Hank will be defending 1st and 3rd… Row 21…

Rangers 3, Sharks 2, GWG-McCabe, Rangers shots-37, Sharks shots-30.

Going to the game tonight. LGR!

Go Leafs Go

the problem is the Rangers have a great 2nd, 3rd and 4th line but are missing 2 players for their 1st line. We need to simply replace Prospal and Christensen with two first line players, which is a difficult task to do in 1 offseason.

Kreider’s broken jaw basically means he’s coming out after the season so between him and Carl Hagelin and i’ll throw Grachev in despite his lackluster AHL career there will be a rookie playing LW. Im still hoping Sather pulls off a blockbuster deal for a young center like Stastny b/c Richards is almost gauranteed to get a monster deal.

The sharks played an amazing game on Thursday vs the cannucks enen tho they lost, let’s hope SJ comes out flatter then a pre-Columbus earth.

Stusch

I agree with you completely about Avery…..................and

I also think that Christensen has a place here..from time immemorial hockey teams have maintained a cadre of shooters,

another of “playmakers” and a few add ons who were niche players and who brought a particular level of skill to the game that was often critical to the overall success of the team. Many on this blog seem to want nothing less than a team of gladiators with a golden touch….........get inline, there aren’t that many of them.

My pregame vibe is telling me our boys win tonight and begin a torrid streak of Wins….to play like last Sunday vs filthy…. These are desparate times….

Rangers 4, Sharks 0, GWG – Zuccarello, Rangers shots – 47, Sharks shots – 27.

Fran – I too agree… Avery brings good energy to the club whereas ec more often than not floats mindlessly on the ice…

Rangers 2, Sharks 4, GWG-Marleau, Rangers 38 shots, Sharks 32 shots.

the Sharks are very aggressive forecheckers. they will be all over McCabe like a cheap suit. they will also be all over the crease too

Rangers 3, Sharks 0, GWG-wolski, Rangers shots-31, Sharks shots-21.

Fran – there is a youn kid in juniors – K. Midas… Might be the player you talking about…

Guppies – no doubt… The sharks buzz the net in swarms… Very aggressive

new post.

Anyone thinking the Sharks will get shut out tonight hasn’t seen them play lately.

um, new post.

Let’s go rangers

Rangers 4 Sharks 3 GWG: Dubinsky Shots: Rangers 28 Sharks 30

Rangers 5 Sharks 4 GWG McCabe Shots: Rangers 37 Sharks 42

Sharks 6, Rangers 4, GWG – Pavelski, Rangers shots 38, Sharks shots 25

4-1 sharks gwg:couture nyr shots:38 sj shots:29

Rangers 4, Sharks 3, GWG – Anisimov, Rangers shots-32, Sharks shots-37.

Rangers 3 Sharks 2, gwg Gaborik, Rangers shots 28, Sharks shots 34

Rangers 4, Sharks 2, GWG Dubinsky, Rangers Shots 29, Sharks Shots 34

Rangers 3 Sharks 2 GWG Callahan Shots: Rangers 31 Sharks 33

Rangers 2 sharks 1. Gwg Callahan. Shots rangers 31, sharks 33

Rangers 3 sharks 0 gwg dubinsky NYR 27 sharks 26 shots

Rangers 3-2. GWG: Zuccarello. Rangers w/ 32 shots, Kings w/ 28

Sharks 4 – Rangers 2, GWG: Heatley, Rangers shots – 29 shots, Sharks 38 shots

rangers 3-2 gwg zuccarillo shots rangers 30 san jose 28

Rangers 4-2, GWG: Gaborik, Shots: Rangers 36, Sharks 29

Rangers 6 Sharks 1, GWG Staal, shots NYR 32, SJS 33

Rangers 2, Sharks 5, GWG-Marleau, Rangers 38 shots, Sharks 32 shots

Rangers 4, Sharks 2, GWG Wolski, Rangers shots: 19, Sharks shots 26

Rangers 3 Sharks 1, GWG-Prospal, Rangers 29 shots, Sharks 33 shots.

Rangers 1, Sharks 2. GWG Thornton. Shots: Rangers 31, Sharks 29

Rangers 5 SJ 3 – GWG Prust Shots: Rangers 34 Sharks 21

Rangers 3, Sharks 2, GWG Dubinsky, Rangers 31 shots, Sharks 28 shots

Rangers 2, Sharks 4, GWG Thorton, Rangers-32, Sharks- 28

Rangers 3 Sharks 1 GWG Prospel Shots Rangers: 25 & SJ: 30

207 baby

Well BUffalo lost today and they play a rested Ottawa team tomm (that actually looked pretty darn good against NJ a few days ago). Now its up to the Rangers to seperate themselves!!

LETS GO RANGERS !!!

Rangers 4 – Sharks 1 – GWG Wolski – Rangers shots 32 – Sharks shots 28