Rangers at Sharks tonight


Late starter … and we move the clocks shortly after the game!

You can still make your predictions for the Boneheads ticket contest extravaganza and picnic on this thread if you like. See the previous posts for all the rules … and don’t dare break any of them.

San Jose always reminds me of that disastrous road trip where Eric Lindros suffered his last concussion on a relatively minor collision and Theo Fleury punched out the Sharks mascot to begin that fateful trip which ended with him “quitting” a game in Pittsburgh and promising to retire … a trip that ultimately led to a stint in rehab. Ugh.

Here are tonight’s pre-game notes, courtesy of the Rangers:

Saturday, Mar. 12, 10:30 p.m.
HP Pavilion at San Jose • San Jose, CA
Rangers: 35-30-4 (74 pts)
Sharks: 39-22-7 (85 pts)
* All information through NHL games on Mar. 10

The Rangers will conclude a two-game west coast road trip when they face-off against the San Jose Sharks at HP Pavilion at San Jose (10:30 p.m. EST). The Blueshirts currently rank third in the Atlantic Division standings, and eighth in the Eastern Conference, with a record of 35-30-4 (74 pts). The Rangers enter the contest having been defeated by the Anaheim Ducks, 5-2, on Wednesday at Honda Center, and are now 3-1-0 in their last four road games. The Sharks enter the contest with a 39-22-7 (85 pts) record to rank third in the Western Conference, and have lost two of their last three games (1-1-1). Following the contest, the Rangers will face-off against the New York Islanders on Tuesday, Mar. 15, at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m. EST), to begin a two-game homestand.


  • TV: MSG Network

10:00 p.m. – Hockey Night Live!

10:30 p.m. – Rangers at Sharks

Broadcasters: Sam Rosen (Play-By-Play), Joe Micheletti (Analyst), John Giannone (In-Game Reporter)

·         Radio: 1050 ESPN Radio and newyorkrangers.com

10:00 p.m. – Rangers Pre-Game Show

10:30 p.m. – Rangers at Sharks

Broadcasters: Don LaGreca (Play-By-Play), Dave Maloney (Analyst)


  • All-Time: 18-6-3-0 overall (8-3-1-0 at home, 10-3-2-0 on the road)
  • 2010-11: Tonight’s contest marks their only meeting this season
  • Last Season: New York was 0-1-0 overall after falling to San Jose, 7-3, at Madison Square Garden on Oct. 19. Sean Avery led the Rangers with two assists in the contest.
  • The Rangers rank eighth with a 20-14-1 (41 pts) record on the road; the Sharks rank 14th with an 18-11-4 (40 pts) mark at home
  • New York is 3-1-0 vs. the Pacific Division; San Jose is 4-1-0 vs. the Atlantic Division
  • Henrik Lundqvist is 1-1-0 with a 2.59 goals against average and .917 save percentage in three career regular season appearances vs. the Sharks; Chad Johnson has not faced San Jose
  • Marian Gaborik has recorded a team-high, six goals and 15 points in 20 career regular season contests vs. San Jose; Vinny Prospal leads the team with 10 assists in 22 career regular season games vs. the Sharks
  • New York lists no former Sharks on their roster
  • San Jose lists no former Rangers on their roster

The Blueshirts have posted a plus-10 rating on special teams (PPG+SHG minus PPGA+SHGA) this season, which ranks sixth in the league.

  • Power Play: The Rangers tallied one goal in three power play opportunities (5:26) on Wednesday at Anaheim, and are now 7-31 (22.6%) with the man advantage in their last eight games. New York ranks 18th overall (42-248, 16.9%) and is tied for 18th on the road (18-118, 15.2%). The Rangers are 2-10 (8:17) in five-on-three situations (last – 2/22 at CAR), and 0-4 (5:41) when four-on-three (last – 3/1 vs. MIN). Shorthanded goals allowed (4): 11/20 at MIN (Cullen); 12/5 vs. OTT (Kelly); 1/2 at FLA (Weiss); 1/16 vs. PHI (Richards).
  • Penalty Killing: The Blueshirts held the Ducks scoreless in three shorthanded situations (5:30) on Wednesday at Anaheim, and have allowed only 11 power play goals against in the last 27 games (74-85, 87.1% over the span). New York ranks 10th overall (193-231, 83.6%) and sixth on the road (105-125, 84.0%). The Rangers are 7-10 (7:21) in three-on-five situations (last – 2/27 vs. TBL), and 4-6 (2:41) when three-on-four (last – 11/15 at PIT). Shorthanded goals for (10): 10/9 at BUF (Dubinsky); 11/5 at NJD (Dubinsky); 11/15 at PIT (Staal); 11/24 at TBL (Boyle); 11/26 at FLA (Prust); 12/5 vs. OTT (Prust); 12/12 vs. WSH (Staal); 12/16 vs. PHX (Prust); 1/7 at DAL (Fedotenko); 2/27 vs. TBL (Prust).
  • Four-on-Four: New York did not tally/yield a goal in one, four-on-four situation (0:36) on Wednesday at Anaheim, and are now plus-five in 54, four-on-four situations (105:17). The Rangers are even in one, three-on-three situation (2:00) this season (2/17 vs. LAK). Four-on-four goals for (7): 10/18 vs. COL (Frolov); 11/11 vs. BUF (Anisimov); 11/15 at PIT (Callahan); 12/12 vs. WSH (Callahan); 1/5 vs. CAR (Zuccarello); 3/4 at OTT (Stepan); 3/6 vs. PHI (Zuccarello). Four-on-four goals allowed (2): 10/15 vs. TOR (Kessel); 1/1 at TBL (Thompson).

New York has posted a record of 10-7-0 in 17 games vs. Western Conference opponents this season. Their 10 wins lead all Eastern Conference teams, while they are tied for third with 20 points and fourth with a .588 winning percentage.

Brandon Dubinsky (2nd round, 60th overall) and Ryan Callahan (4th round, 127th overall), who were both drafted by the Rangers in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, reached career marks on Wednesday at Anaheim. Dubinsky registered his 20th goal of the season, marking the second time he reached the 20-goal plateau, and established a new career-high with his 45th point of the season. Callahan recorded his 20th assist and 40th point of the season, marking the first time he reached the 20-assist mark and tying his career-high for points in a season.

Rangers’ forwards Ryan Callahan and Vinny Prospal rank first and second on the team in scoring, respectively, since returning from injury in early February. Callahan leads the team with 10 goals and 17 points in 17 games since returning from injury on Feb. 1 vs. Pittsburgh, following a 19-game hiatus due to a broken hand suffered on Dec. 15 at Pittsburgh. Prospal leads the team with eight assists and ranks second with 12 points in 16 games since he made his season debut on Feb. 3 vs. New Jersey after missing the first 53 games of the season with a knee injury.

Ryan Callahan posted his first career hat trick with a four-goal performance in a 7-0 win vs. Philadelphia on Sunday, marking the fifth hat trick by a Ranger this season (Marian Gaborik – 3, Derek Stepan, Ryan Callahan). The five hat tricks are the most for New York since 1999-2000 (five), and the last time three or more Blueshirts recorded a hat trick in the same season was 2000-01 (Radek Dvorak, Theo Fleury, Jan Hlavac, Petr Nedved). Callahan and Gaborik (1/19 vs. TOR) have both recorded a four-goal game, marking the first time in 24 years and only the fourth time in franchise history the team had multiple four-goal performances in a season (1932-33, 1974-75, 1986-87). In 1974-75, four different Rangers registered four-goal performances (Rick Middleton, Rod Gilbert, Greg Polis, Steve Vickers).

On Feb. 26, the Rangers acquired defenseman Bryan McCabe from Florida, in exchange for forward Tim Kennedy and a third round pick in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. McCabe made his Rangers’ debut on Feb. 27 vs. Tampa Bay, and recorded his first point as a Blueshirt with a power play assist on Mar. 1 vs. Buffalo. The 15-year NHL veteran has been on the ice for 47.1% of the Rangers goals (eight of 17) in his six games with the team, and has tallied two power play assists.

The Rangers completed their 16th of 18 back-to-back sets on Mar. 4 at Ottawa. New York is 9-6-1 (3-2-0 at home, 6-4-1 on the road) in the first game of back-to-backs. The Blueshirts are 11-5-0 (4-2-0 at home, 7-3-0 on the road) in the second game this season, having out-scored their opponent, 43-26, in those games. Over the last two seasons, New York is 20-7-2 in the back-end of back-to-back sets, including an 8-3-1 mark at MSG and 12-4-1 on the road over the span.

The Rangers have posted four more wins and three more points compared to last season through 69 games (31-29-9, 71 points in 2009-10), having tallied 14 more goals (195 this season, 181 last season) while allowing 19 fewer goals against (169 this season, 188 last season).  New York has also shown a five-goal improvement while shorthanded compared to 2009-10 (10 this season, five last season).

The Rangers lead the league in hits (1,955), rank second in blocked shots (1,091), sixth in road wins (20) and penalty killing on the road (84.0%), seventh in goals against (169), are tied for second in shootout wins (seven) and shorthanded goals (10), and rank sixth with a plus-26 goal differential.

The Rangers have had 18 different players credited with at least one game winning goal this season, which is the most in the NHL.


  • Ryan Callahan has recorded 17 points (10 goals, seven assists) in the last 17 games since returning from injury on Feb. 1, including 15 points (eight goals, seven assists) in the last 12 contests
  • Vinny Prospal enters the contest with a five game scoring streak (one goal, five assists over the span), and has tallied nine points (two goals, seven assists) in the last eight contests
  • Artem Anisimov has tallied five points (three goals, two assists) in the last five games
  • Wojtek Wolski has recorded four assists in the last five games
  • Mats Zuccarello has notched three goals in the last three games


  • Brandon Dubinsky: 300th career NHL game (3/3 vs. MIN)
  • Steve Eminger: 400th career NHL game (3/4 at OTT)


  • Derek Boogaard (injured shoulder on Dec. 9) – 39
  • Alex Frolov (injured knee on Jan. 8, expected to be sidelined for the remainder of the season) – 26
  • Chris Drury (injured knee on Feb. 4, 6 weeks) – 15
  • Martin Biron (fractured collarbone on Feb. 28) – 5

Total Man-Games Lost: 272


  • Mar. 3: Assigned forward Kris Newbury to Connecticut (AHL)

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  1. here are my thoughts on Avery:

    most NYR fans love/like him, he’s a loyal guy with limited skills. his job is too get under the opponents skin and to use whatever skills he has to make others better. he’s a good passer, terrible finisher, average fighter, goes offside way too frequently, doesnt get under people’s skin enough in those 8 minutes he does actually play, and at times seems to just be there on the ice.

    Christensen has been called the best passer on the team by Torts and other players, so he has that going over Avery. he does not fight, but thats not his job. his job is to be a 3rd line player with a maximum of being a 2nd liner. his shootout skills speak for themselves, and that automatically makes him that much more useful than Avery. Christensen has the ability to finish much better than Avery, and over the past few weeks he’s played, he has been one of the best players on the ice.

    i can go back and forth on this, but i would not mind trying to sit Avery and playing EC and seeing where it takes us.

  2. if you think that EC has been “one of the best players on the ice” the past few weeks, then you need new glasses.

    but then, I don’t want to throw EC under the bus. he has already done that enough to make it crowded under there.

  3. I think EC is more valuable right now because he has more scoring ability than Avery. Plus, EC was on somewhat of a good streak before Torts took him out of the lineup.

  4. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    EC is the proto-type me first… No team loyalty player…. In hockey, team loyalty is job 1. The way he tossed Avery under the boys after the Edmonton game was disgusting your views on Avery notwithstanding.

  5. Habs probably going to pick up two points today. Three points out of division lead.

    That’s one team I’d hate to play in the Quarters. NYR has no chance.

    Hank sucks in Montreal, and the refs will probably fugg us up.

    Wouldn’t be an enjoyable series at all. Much like that Pens series in 08, except probably worse.

  6. as though points determine a players worth. the coach obviously did not feel he was that good, or he would not have scratched his arse from games.

  7. I agree that I don’t care about either one of them either. I am simply saying that Torts has made the decision that EC was not that good in recent games, thus he scratched him. Avery has had his ice time cut back, thus Torts is not wild about his play either.

  8. anyone out there ever use the msg ticket exchange? my nephew is coming here from college and he wants to go tuesday….i checked the site….do they kill you with extra charges? it appears just the sellers asking price plus a small email fee….i’d appreciate if someone can help…thanks

  9. hot off the tweet express from Zipay:

    stevezipay Steve Zipay
    Scratched Avery: “Disappointed, not discouraged…”

  10. been busy all day
    just listening to tune
    and didn’t turn on tv

    did cooke get knocked out?

  11. emj, I’ve used the ticket exchange many times. Good, secure way of getting tickets. Tickets are guarantees through MSG , so no fakes.
    A little pricey but good at last minute

  12. Its pretty simple, Totalretard doesnt like Avery, because he is a nonconformist and doesnt fit his robotic “do this my way” game “plan” so he is the odd man out.

    Torts has been looking for any reason all season to sit Avery and it seems he finally found one.

    Avery has been the only player on this team that has had to earn his spot and playing time, and it became clear game after game that no matter what he did, he could NEVER earn his spot.

    Its ultimately very hypocritical of Totalretard, since really, Avery is one player who has TRIED to change his game to fit in, and play this non-style of hockey Totalretard preaches, and this is where it has gotten him.

    You can talk about Avery’s talent, and say he is limited, but so are at least 5 other regular players on this team.

    And now, Mr hypocritical is playing EC over Avery, when he has benched EC repeatedly, clearly he doesnt think he is the “best passer” on the team.

    come to think of it, hes a liar and hypocrite.

  13. eddie eddie eddie on

    winning….duh….hope my face doesnt melt at tonights game…it would make driving home a tad rough

  14. eddie eddie eddie on

    bybytorts – werd up my brutha…..Avery and Prust are my 2 favorite players…at least Prust has escpaed from last year’s 3 minutes per game allowance…sadly, Avery has replaced him in that role…frankly, i dont get it at all….Avery makes mistakes…but who in this lineup doesnt???

  15. eddie eddie eddie on

    well, mabe EC will trip over his own ego before game time and avery will get to play…

  16. okay
    with the changes in the lineup
    i’ll give this a shot
    gonna try to be positive (rather than my original score, if you catch my drift)

    Rangers 4, Sharks 3, GWG Christensen, Rangers shots (as in ones that aren’t wide) — 34, Sharks shots — 42

  17. Yeah, how dare he scratch that difference-maker.

    C’mon. Are you guys watching the games? Have you seen Avery in his own end? My god, he’s been awful there. And it’s not like his offense has tilted the scales or made up for the ones he gives up.

    I don’t care for Christensen, either, but sometimes he works well with Gaborik. And his recent pruchas ought to get him going.

    People who want Tortorella fired after what he’s done the last year and a half should be sentenced to watch 1998-2008 on an endless video loop.

  18. Sorry aboot that.

    I’m going to start putting these words in my “notes” app, to remind me.

    I can’t believe anyone would make a big deal over Torts decision.

    I mean, honestly, when you think aboot it, EC is the better option, because he’s not a turnover machine like Aves, and if anything, we can use him in the shootout.

    Right now, Aves is good for fights, and hits. Two things he hasn’t done much of.

  19. eddie eddie eddie on

    last night I saw an Avery with a chinese menu in his hand, walking thru the streets of tribeca to his bar…..his hair was perfect

  20. LOL! Carp, the Avery lovers are stubborn. You can’t convince them otherwise!

    He sucks defensively. The League has figured him out and rarely does he have an “Avery” game. He doesn’t draw as many penalties as he used to. He goes offsides constantly. He doesn’t score. He’s pretty good at setting up behind the net but it rarely leads to a goal…He’s got a lot of secondary assists…

    Avery = A good 4th liner but *NOT* what he used to be!

  21. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    St. Avery with a rose in and out of the garden he goes, country garden in the wind and the rain, wherever he goes, the people all complain….

  22. Yeah, Nobody even cares aboot him anymore.

    Even Kovalchuckles, and Brodiva, the two biggest gullible suckers in the NHL, don’t even care aboot him. He just doesn’t have his game anymore.

    Only once every 10-15 games, you see a flash of the “Old Avery”

    All these NYR fans are so hooked on him. Don’t get used to it. Once his deal’s up, he’s gone. NYR wont miss a beat, because he doesn’t serve much purpose.

  23. Tortorella is here to stay. And rightfully so. He is the best coach for many, many years. On top of that, he could be the main reason why Sather has been reluctant to trade the young core for immediate gratification and has been willing to continue to rebuild.

    Avery’s role diminished because he’s lost his most effective tool- being a unique agitator. Not his fault- the league has become immune to his antics.

  24. EC may be the most frustrating player I’ve ever had to watch because of the offensive weapons he has and rarely deploys. He plays with no bite to his game whatsoever. Maybe he’ll come to play tonight…

  25. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Carp – have you girardi in his own end? Opposing teams shoot puck at HIM so they deflect off him and into the net. Avery will score 5 goals thus year. That is 50 without the zero.

  26. Eddie, are you asking if I’ve seen Girardi? … have you read any of my game reviews lately?

    Avery’s got a way to go to get to 5.

  27. no bite. yeah, polite way of saying he is soft and pansy, and since they are deciding ties in the standings by deducting shootout wins, even that little gimmick comp is becoming a useless tool to carry guys or depend on.

  28. um Carp, what was so bad about 2006-2008?

    I recall a few playoff advancements, with Avery playing well, and helping crush the Devils. Not so terrible. Why is is SO much better now?

    What Totalretard Koolaid are you drinking?

    How can you people rate Torts as the “best coach” with absolutely NO results???

    PLEASE explain to me what he;s done and not just say he’s the best coach and look at what he has done?

  29. eddie eddie eddie on

    yes carp – i read your blogs….i know you view #5 like a pillar in a pinball game…..its just i get all roided out when anyone dares criticize one of the greatest players in NHL history…..sean, i nearly have 50, avery

  30. eddie eddie eddie on

    tony – every time that wheel goes round, avery is bound to cover just a little more ground…

  31. EC belongs right in there with the Jason Krog and Corey Locke’s of the world. skill set with hands, but lacks the cojones to be an nhl regular. at least the first 2 guys have size lacks that they can point to, but he has no excuse.

  32. Eddie – Set out runnin’ but I take my time
    A friend of Avery is a friend of mine
    If I get home before daylight, I just might get some sleep tonight.

  33. eddie eddie eddie on

    tony – I have seen where the wolf has slept by the silver stream.
    I can tell by the mark he left you were in his dream.
    Ah, child of countless trees.
    Ah, child of boundless seas.
    What you are, what you’re meant to be
    Speaks his name, though you were born to me,
    Born to me,

  34. eddie eddie eddie on

    tony and bybytorts – AVERY in a drain ditch
    Caught on a limb
    You know better but
    I know him
    Like I told you
    What I said
    steal your face right off your head…

  35. eddie eddie eddie on

    My name is AVERY West
    and I love my Pearly Baker best
    more than my wine
    …more than My wine
    more than my maker – torts
    though he’s no friend of mine…torts please play me, i have some time

  36. Tortorella! preaching on the burning shore
    Tortorella, I’ll be knocking on the golden door
    Like an angel, standing in a shaft of light
    Rising up to paradise, I know I’m gonna shine.

  37. eddie eddie eddie on

    Some folks trust to reason
    Others trust to might
    AVERY don’t trust to nothing
    But I know it come out right

    Say it once again now
    Oh I hope you understand
    When it’s done and over
    Lord, AVERY is just a man

  38. james rhymer on

    I’ve got no car, I’ve got no home

    but I still have my trusty poem

    ———Burma Shave

  39. eddie eddie eddie on

    The other day they waited, the sky was dark and faded,
    Solemnly they stated, “He has to die, you know he has to die.”
    All the children learnin’, from books that they were burnin’,
    Every leaf was turnin’, to watch him die, you know he had to die.

    The summer sun looked down on him,
    His mother could but frown on him,
    And all the other sound on him,
    He had to die, you know he had to die.

    Spanish lady come to me, AVERY lays on me this rose.
    It rainbow spirals round and round,
    It trembles and explodes
    It left a smoking crater of my mind,
    I like to blow away.
    But the heat came round and busted me
    For smilin on a cloudy day

    skatin, skatin, skatin around…in a circle…

  40. eddie eddie eddie on

    well, i gots to shower, and put on my road whites..and head to the tank….

  41. eddie eddie eddie on

    bybytorts – will be here…Phil Lesh & Bob Weir will perform with Furthur at The Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mt. View, CA on Friday & Saturday, June 3 & 4, 2011. Reserved tickets are limited to 2 tickets per person and are available for $70.50 per ticket. Lawn tickets have a 4 per limit and are available for $36.00 per ticket. Please make sure to put the number of tickets that you are requesting on the outside of your envelope that you are mailing to us. Please also state “Any” on the outside of your envelope if you will accept lawn tickets if we run out of reserved.
    This is a mail order only tour. Credit cards will not be accepted this time around.
    **Orders that we are unable to fill will be returned unopened. The first mail-in date for these performances is Monday, March 14, 2011.

  42. eddie eddie eddie on

    yes, tony it was….i didnt go this year….my last NYE show was the dead and joan osborne a few years ago….

  43. bybytorts (sic)

    Serious question(s): Where exactly in the standings were you expecting the Rangers to be this year and how many of those “missing” places would have been made up by Torts playing Avery more or by firing him and hiring some other coach?

    (I’m reasonably pro-Avery, for what it’s worth – I just wouldn’t pretend he’s a massive difference maker any more, if he ever was.)

  44. eddie eddie eddie on

    ok…lets go rangers…carp had you come out…it was lobster for you, on me, mate…

  45. eddie eddie eddie on

    LW – if aves were playing 20-25 minutes per game…rangers would likely be 69-0-0

  46. LW-

    I was expecting them to be right where they are in the standings, if not worse.

    My criticism of his treatment of Avery is just one example of why I think he’s a hypocritical terrible coach, and playing Avery more, I dont think would change anything. Thats not the point. I posted because his sitting Avery in favor of Christenson just pissed me off and is jsut one reason….

    Want more reasons?

    Overplaying lundqvist all season, overplaying staal all season, constantly changing lines
    all season, not preparing the team for certain games/opposing players, to name a few other reasons.

  47. yes, tony, last night was best buy theater. went thursday too, not going tonight. back for more sunday!

  48. so i dont know if im eliminated before the game even takes place but heres my entry:

    Rangers: 4 Sharks 2 GWG: Gaborik Ranger Shots: 28 Sharks Shots: 32

  49. EC isn’t frustrating to me. When we got him, I knew what to expect.

    I know what he brings to the table. A lot of fans, for what ever reason, thought that he’d be better with us.

    It’s funny. In the beginning of the year, we all wanted EC away from Gabby, and wanted Step-On to be glued to Gabby no matter who the 3rd forward on the line is.

    Now, we don’t care if EC is with Gabby, and we don’t want Step-On near Gabby.

    It’s funny how things work out.

  50. Overplaying Lundqvist all season: Debatable – he would’ve been well down on starts compared to previous years had Biron not got hurt.

    Overplaying Staal all season: No.1 D-man plays 25 minutes a game – overplaying?

    Constantly changing lines all season: Perhaps. I’d have kept Anisimov-Dubinsky-Callahan together longer, but who else has showed much chemistry outside Boyle-Prust?

    Not preparing the team for certain games/opposing players: Don’t see that at all. They’ve been in all but a handful of games all year. They’ve struggled more against certain teams mostly because they are better teams.

  51. Hi Carp. Long time reader, first time writer. Couldn’t resist the chance at free tickets.

    Rangers 4, Sharks 3. GWG – Callahan. SOG: Rangers 24, Sharks 37

  52. YouveGotGold on

    I know there was a lot of conversation the other day and I didn’t get a chance to replay about seats.

    Blogmama: My tickets this year cost me $56 each and for anyone I knew through this blog, I charged $60 or less. Which I consider less than my cost because I’m paying the same $56 for preseason games. I can also say, that from my experience with Stubhub, there have been some games where after fees, I’ve gotten less than $50 and as low as $38. So, for these games, I’m taking a loss. For division games, where the demand is higher, I can generally make a profit, but over the course of the season, I’d say that I pretty much break even and absorb the cost of the preseason games. I usually use preseason games as an opportunity for a friend to take their child to a first game.

    As far as long time subscribers losing their ability to attend games do to cost, I hate how that happens and have long thought teams should have a tiered system whereby subscribers receive a discount for being a long time subscriber. Something like: 5 years, 2% discount; 10 years, 5% discount. A cap could be set at ##% discount and could be reset if tickets were to change hands. They could also limit this to individual owners, excluding corporate owners to encourage “True Blue” fans.

    So, yes, I’ll be renewing for next year at $59/game. Feel free to email me if/when you’re looking for tickets. wag279@gmail.com

  53. Why do so many people think NYR will lose tonight? You’d think they be behind their team at this point of the season.

    Yeah, the Sharks are a good team. Didn’t we shut out the Nucks, the best team in the league? It’s one game! Anything can happen.

  54. ORR

    All of a sudden you are mr positivity. we cant match the sharks top line. marleau heatley and thornton will destroy us like the getzlaf line.

    i know this season ends in a disgrace

  55. Anything can happen. It’s not like the Canes have been hot carcillo lately. We have as much of a shot as they do.

    Baby Buffalo’s are a team to worry aboot only because they have those games in hand.

    This is one game. We’ve played plenty of teams with a great top lines, and managed to win.

  56. Rangers 3, Sharks 4 GWG Heatley, Rangers shots- 38 Sharks shots – 32

    The day i Saw Adam Graves in a Sharks jersey was one of the saddest days in my life

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

    rangers 4 sharks 2…..wolski….rangers 35 sharks 27


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

    100% correct on graves. an even greater tragedy than the trade of leetch!!

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

    had to do it for the hatty!!

  60. Guppies says, “if you think that EC has been “one of the best players on the ice” the past few weeks, then you need new glasses.

    but then, I don’t want to throw EC under the bus. he has already done that enough to make it crowded under there.”

    ROFLMAOAOAOAOAO …..comment of the month!! all hail the Guppies!

  61. RetireBradPark's#2 on

    I know I’m not the most optimisitic poster to this board, but let’s combine our positive thoughts tonight!!!!

    Rangers 4, Sharks 2….GWG Girardi (I like a redemption story)….SOG Rangers 32 Sharks 29

    In the meantime, let’s go Phil Kessel!!!!!!!

  62. Rangers 3 sharks 2 gwg stepan shots- rangers 38 sharks 32.
    L3, chemistry outside of prust and boyle? How about Mza step and wolski, it seems once prust and boyle stopped clicking these players found themselves linemates. And they can be together for a.long time.

  63. Rhode Island Ranger on

    Thank you Mason and Blue Jackets! Carolina crumbling down the stretch. Crushing loss at home to a non-playoff team. LGR.

  64. Torts should look for a job as a dealer I’m Vegas cuz he loves to shuffle. Honestly. Huge torts fan, but the guy never gives these players much time to develop chemistry, other than line shuffling I think he’s done an excellent job here in ny.

  65. Izzy Mandlebaum on

    Sabres are tied
    Carolina is 2 points back…
    Leafs are only 4 points back…
    Atlanta is only 4 points back…
    Devils are 6 points back…

    A Rangers win tonight sure would come in handy.

  66. i dont know crcillo on

    Right now the devils,leafs,and thrashers are feeling good about themselves,having picked up wins,and are that much closer to the 8th spot.The rangers must win tonight to show these teams that they are not giving up their byfuglien playoff spot!

  67. i dont know crcillo on

    one game at a time,it all starts with hank,he has to come up big tonight!

  68. >>A Rangers win tonight sure would come in handy.

    You guys expect quite a lot from this team, don’t you?

  69. >>Hahaha! The Isles coach called Frans Nielson “elite”

    Should he have called him “average”?

  70. ZzZz NYR ZzZzucco " Lets get SpeZzZza!! "...says Greg L. on

    Rangers 6, Sharks 3, GWG-Dubinsky, Rangers shots-34, Sharks shots-21.


  71. ZzZz NYR ZzZzucco " Lets go Rangers!! "...says Greg L. on

    Gotta win baby , nothing less then 2 pts !!!!

  72. So, if shootout wins don’t count in tiebreakers, why are they still worth two points? A win should be a win, regardless of the method by which it was earned. This league has definitely become a major head-scratcher.

    How about that Flyers meltdown to Atlanta? Nice!

  73. RetireBradPark's#2 on

    Great win.

    Great shot by Wolski to keep us in the shootout.

    Great night for Hank.

    We’re eighth for another day.

    Good night all.

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