It’s Go Time!


The lineup remains the same, other than Wojtek Wolski going in for Sean Avery. So here is the probable lineup to start:



Lundqvist in goal.

Gilroy and Avery are prucha’d.

John Tortorella told reporters before the game that he liked the “bite” that Eminger added in his return to the lineup, and noted that he thought Bryan McCabe played his best game as a Ranger upon being paired with Eminger. And that Avery’s three penalties — presumably the third, more than the others — were a factor in his being prucha’d.


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  1. Wow! Hank has not won three in a row at all this season? That needs to change!

    And it’s hard to believe McDonut is a part of this team now. I thought he wouldn’t get a chance until next season.

    Sadly, that has to do with Del Z’s struggles. But, he’ll be back.

  2. bronze?

    “And that Avery’s three penalties—presumably the third, more than the others—were a factor in his being prucha’d.”

    don’t know if I like that, but can understand, while not liking it.

  3. ZzZz NYR ZzZzello "TIME FOR THE PUSH!!!"...says Greg L. on


    WOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO big game!! huge game!!! Monster game!!! big moves to make!!!! gotta win!!!!

  4. Howie Rose play by play, with Leetch on commentary…after Sammy retires of course….mmmmmmm, thats good hockey

  5. I’m officially leaving Time Warner if I have to watch another game in non-HD tonight. Seriously. No joke. Anyone know if that’s the case again?

  6. “things we didn’t know about Brian Boyle”

    MKAY!! They showed this thing only about 100 times before…wow

  7. I would say no they arent tired of talking about 1994 …its something that many hockey players may never get thier entire career

  8. Better than talking about the same thing since 1940. LGR! let’s go boys beat the habs

  9. lets go Rangers!
    Morgs new drinking game,shots for every mention of Charas hit on Patchy.
    Patron?no,Jose Tradicional.

  10. ORR, C3, thanks, but I am having major interweb problems today, and those links don’t even work….find me a channel in zip code 10601 please! mama love……and I am hartnelling hartnell’sd right now…..oy!

  11. Maybe if they stopped yapping about Montreal they’d see some of the stuff going on on the ice … like the two big hits by McMonster right after the fight.

  12. blatant two handed slash by canadien player to McCabe’s wrist with the CANADIEN REF watching and no call and people tell me this league isn’t corrupted, yea ok.

  13. If someone doesn’t help me soon, I’m gonna get reallllllly annoyed. my computer is fugged and I need a channel please!!!!

  14. ZzZz NYR ZzZzello "TIME FOR THE PUSH!!!"...says Greg L. on

    yesss yessss yesss yesss yessss !!!!!!!!!!!!


  15. Im on NHL Network, with Pierre Maguire. The fight between Prust and Moen is going on, and the LOSER broadcaster says, the crowd is chanting USA USA USA! “I guess they don’t know Prust is from Canada”

    Seriously. The loser doesn’t realize that it’s New York (USA) vs. Montreal (Canada), hence the chant from the MSG (USA) crowd.


    FUGG YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    BIG START!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  16. leetchhalloffame on

    Prust proves once again tonight right off the bat that he’s the Steven MacDonald winner this year – ARTEM!!

  17. Laurel, find your channel

    BERKSHIRE Kinderhook, NY 28
    CABLEVISION Most areas (non-digital) 99
    CABLEVISION CT: Norwalk/New Haven/Bridgeport (non-digital) 1
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    DIRECTV 3/18 – Montreal at NY Rangers 637
    DTC Cable Delhi, NY 10
    MID-HUDSON CABLEVISION Mid Hudson/Catskill 11
    MTC CABLE Margaretville, NY 10
    RCN Manhattan/Queens, NY 30
    SERVICE ELECTRIC CABLE TV Hunterdon/Phillipsburg, NJ 50
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    TIME WARNER – NYC DIVISION NYC/Staten Island/NJ/Mt. Vernon 197
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    VERIZON FiOS Mercer 80
    AT&T CT 710

  18. im gonna be the negative Nancy tonight lol

    last time at the Garden we scored on them first too…lost the game :)

  19. I guess I got what I deserved…for defending Pernell Karl Subban. This is why I try to avoid defending opponents.

  20. McCabe misplayed the French guy and let him get behind him…PK Slewfoot had all the time in the world.

  21. Maybe if the Rangers had challenged his shot he wouldn’t have been able to get it through.

  22. leetchhalloffame on

    Great job by Rangers parting the seas while Willie O’Ree had a lifetime for the shot.

  23. Thank you C3!!!!! Thank you for helping a (technical, not my fault) interweb challenged person. I found the game! Sadly, just in time for slewfoot to score….But thanks C!

    and Jimbo, thanks for asking and offering help, too.

  24. BYFUGLIEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    i’m not paying attention and having
    a conversation with myself on last posting!!

  25. I wish somebody would blast Suban into the boards and he breaks his neck, worth the lengthy suspension.

  26. Considering you got stubhub and a bunch of online ticket retailers it shouldn’t be a shock that opposing fans can fill the arena.

  27. ZzZz NYR ZzZzello "TIME FOR THE PUSH!!!"...says Greg L. on

    WOHOOOOOOOOOOOOO we scored!!!!!

    yeah baby!!!!!!! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh hey hey hey hey hey hey!!!!!!!

  28. ZzZz NYR ZzZzello "TIME FOR THE PUSH!!!"...says Greg L. on

    the Price is wrong Biatch!!!!!! SHUT UP HAB FANS!!! Get lost!!!!!! Youse guys arent even real Canadians!!!!!

  29. RIGHT BACK!!!

    By the way, Im cheering Boston tonight. Yes, Boston University! They’re playing #1 Kansas in the NCAAs. And guess what, they actually are in the game at the end of the 1st half, down only 33-29.

    Im telling you now, Boston University will win this game. Boston will become the first #16 seed to beat a #1 seed in history.

    If anyone can, it’s the magic of Boston.

  30. jpg, just went back….ha! I’ve done that, too…..

    Ct, have no energy to discuss that tonight :)

    thanks to all who found me a channel….I’m off to watch now. I actually have to work all weekend, oh the irony, so will probably plotz early. Just want to say, LGR!!!!

  31. leetchhalloffame on

    Why do we never see a Rangers d-man cross checking the carcillo out of dudes camped in front of Henrik?

  32. Carp

    Just playing Devil’s Advocate, but both Subban and Girardi scored by firing it past a player standing up to block the shot…

  33. Too bad Wisniewski has the faceguard on, we won’t be entertained by his sign language.

  34. ZzZz NYR ZzZzello "TIME FOR THE PUSH!!!"...says Greg L. on

    Thanks for the comment earlier Momma !!!! Rangers are on the move…Move ‘N on UP…to the sky!!!!

  35. Jimbo, I appreciate it! You never know who will answer, so thanks!

    Tiki, I’m actually aware of where BU is, and thought they’d be killed…..but if my terriers get through this round and win, then arf arf arf!!!!!! Thanks for your support!

  36. Mama – LMAO @ arf arf arf. Well, I just want Kansas knocked off because I want my team to have an easier road. Boston U wont win, it’s nearly impossible, but like I said, if any #16 seed will ever win, it’ll be BU or BC or UMASS or Harvard – ya know, the magic of Boston and all. Except BC will probably never be a #16 seed.

  37. how in the byfuglien not call that a goal in the first place?!?!?!?!
    the canadian announcers even called it a goal!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    canadian refs!

  38. ZzZz NYR ZzZzello "TIME FOR THE PUSH!!!"...says Greg L. on

    wese a on fire boys!!!!! Lets go go go go go!!!!

  39. ZzZz NYR ZzZzello "TIME FOR THE PUSH!!!"...says Greg L. on

    HOLEY HELL YEAH!!!!!!!


  40. ZzZz NYR ZzZzello "TIME FOR THE PUSH!!!"...says Greg L. on

    Greatest team in the world folks…watch us goooooooo!!!!!

  41. GABBO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GABBO’s BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!





  42. GOOOOOOOOOALAALALALALALL!!!!!!!!!!! TAKE THAT OLGA and the rest of the blackhawk fans!!!! EXTEND SATHER !!!!

  43. ZzZz NYR ZzZzello "TIME FOR THE PUSH!!!"...says Greg L. on


  44. Hi gang!

    Drive by post just to say hi and check in on the score. I’m heading out to really celebrate my birthday tonight.. will be back later.. I hope…

    LGR! Down with Gomez!

  45. JimboWoodside on

    Can’t let up now…….gotta pour it on……..remember the 5-0 comeback win this team hung on us a few years ago!

  46. now, we’re going to see why the bruins
    went all
    crazy on the canadians because they look
    as if they are going to get very very dirty.

  47. That’s what I’m talking about 5-1, keep it up boys I want to hear all the french canadiens and there fans crying like the little girls.

  48. i think another reason why there’s been so many visiting fans at the Garden this year is because we’ve been a pretty bad team at home. Fans recognize it… if we can start winning more at home, i don’t think we will see that many “foreigners” at MSG

  49. RetireBradPark's#2 on

    Pierre McGuire is sickening. He and his broadcast partner keep complaining, and when replays show what they’re wrong, McGuire says, “My bad.”

    You’re bad alright, you biased tool.

  50. Now they can concentrate of making sure PK Subban never wants to cross back south of the border ever again.

  51. Jimbo, never apologize for helping a fellow bonehead, especially me :)

    Tiki, I can’t get update cause my google is hartnelled, but Terrier women’s hockey was doing even better…..:)

    Carp re: Greg, LOL!

    I don’t think it’s too early to say, I smell a Habs-a-dashery!!!!! (You’ll either get that bad pun, or you won’t…..which means it was bad if I have to explain)…..

  52. eddie eddie eddie on

    i almost want the tired and banged up filthies to wind up 2nd to the craps !st….either way…rangers finish 7th and we take on the craps or the filthies…

  53. Orgasmic game so far. Can we consider already lift for the “curse of the Habs”?

  54. JimboWoodside on

    Lecavalier gave Subban a hell of a slash on his left hip last night…..I’m a little surprised that he’s even playing tonight – but our guys oughtta work on that same area of his in the last 2 periods!

  55. Oh ya.. oh ya.. what a period boys! Let’s gooooooaallll goooooaallll hey, hey, hey hey hey, hey, hey, hey hey hey

  56. …and Debbies still trail Caps 0:1!
    Could be a wonderful evening, if not spoiled..

  57. C3, you get that info from the widgettything now on this blog :) If not, you should, it’s all right here….:)

  58. N.CountryNYRFan on

    the only other thing i would love to see in this game is pk slewfoot get pounded

  59. Olga and 4ever, tomorrow my Sunday paper comes….don’t make me want to use it. Thank you for you cooperation….can we return to LGR!?

  60. not a huge fan of mcguire
    but he and the other announcer both said
    it was a goal when it crossed the line

  61. JimboWoodside on

    OK, Orr…..that slash sure looked like it should have hurt – Slewban must have some great hip pads on!

    Yeah, Lecavalier was taking a lotta crap and slashes from Slew…..he deserved to be hurt!

    Dammit! Dammit!

  62. these damn slapshots!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    let HANK see the freakin’ puck!!!!!!!

    where’s that crease clearing dman?!?!?!?!?

  63. Going back to a discussion a few days ago, can I assume that the first period was Lundqvist’s best of the year, if not his career? Because not only did he concede one fewer than this opposite number, he conceded four fewer.

    I think that was the logic…

  64. ZzZz NYR ZzZzello "TIME FOR THE PUSH!!!"...says Greg L. on

    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOO dont talk ’bout GAME 82 in a freakin shootout Pie-hole McGwire!!!!!!!

  65. I’m so far 6-for-6 in posting something non-goal related just as a goal was scored, hence it getting lost in a sea of WOOOOO!!!!!!

  66. ZzZz NYR ZzZzello "TIME FOR THE PUSH!!!"...says Greg L. on

    Game eighty frickin two for pete sake will always haunt us!!!!!! Screw them for robbing us of a playoff finals!!!!! Flyers are scumbags!!!

  67. Unwanted Devils update? Check.
    Unwanted Islanders update? Check.
    Unwanted Knicks update? Check.

    *Where is my unwanted Crosby injury update, dammit?*

  68. we’re gonna win……I just know it……LGR!!! Gotta go for rest of game (but still watch), so TA! and catch up tomorrow for Carp’s winning game re-cap. Greg, keep everyone positive!!!

  69. ZzZz NYR ZzZzello "TIME FOR THE PUSH!!!"...says Greg L. on

    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO stop talk ’bout Cherapanov tooooo!!!! Pierre stop tugging at our heartstrings!!!!! We Loved Cherry .

  70. Shouldn’t Sam know that signing a contract doesn’t mean a player’s junior career has ended?

    And doesn’t McIlrath (if not Bourque too) have to go back to juniors next year if he doesn’t make the Rangers?

  71. Yeah, if Prust would have hands like say EC, he would be 2nd Messier coming. Sigh

  72. Good for you C3! Just note that from now on…..:)

    dang, I wicky’d…

    ack…..too tired to deal with the rest of you now……LGR!!!!!!!!! and that’s all.

  73. They get the max game allowance, but I doubt both of them make the team. Also there’s Haglin and Kreider.

  74. ZzZz NYR ZzZzello "TIME FOR THE PUSH!!!"...says Greg L. on

    whooa Mickey’s b-day …nice. Happy Birthday Mickey !!! You go girl!!

  75. ZzZz NYR ZzZzello "TIME FOR THE PUSH!!!"...says Greg L. on

    Oh remeber the time the Canadiens came back from that 5 -0 lead by the Rangers!!???? Screw YOU MCGWIRE!!!!! STOP BRINGING UP PAST STUFF!!!

  76. ZzZz NYR ZzZzello "TIME FOR THE PUSH!!!"...says Greg L. on


  77. RetireBradPark's#2 on

    These CBC guys are un-bee-lievable.

    The play-by-play jerkoff is just as bad as McGuire.

    Did he even touch him? Are you sure that puck was out of the zone? Another no-call?

  78. The pin head MCGWIRE hates the rangers. I remember when he was interviewed after the gomez trade I thought his bald head was going to explode.

  79. eddie eddie eddie on

    Announcer – The Rangers have had some injuries this year as well……one way to look at it, I guess…

  80. ZzZz NYR ZzZzello "TIME FOR THE PUSH!!!"...says Greg L. on

    WHAT A SAVE!!! HANK!!!! Hey wait a min…bac2back teams we played had our former goalies…creepy man.

  81. ZzZz NYR ZzZzello "TIME FOR THE PUSH!!!"...says Greg L. on

    SUBBAN get lost you little punk!!! YOU suck like all Montreal Canadiens!!!!

  82. why are the refs breaking it up and why is pierre mcguire saying about suppan: he’ll go. he isn’t afraid of anybody!”

  83. RetireBradPark’s#2,

    I think it’s TSN. CBC to my knowledge is Pierre-free and they do an awesome job.

  84. JimboWoodside on

    Why are they favoring the Habs? a five minute fighting penalty on Slewban would keep him off the ice for more time…

  85. Greg

    Not sure it’s that creepy to play former Ranger goalies back to back. Maybe if the Penguins start Matt Zaba or Vitali Yeremeyev on Sunday, it’ll become creepy.

  86. Callahan barely even touched him! I know it was warm in the city today, but, the ice isn’t water. Canadiens must have thought they were doing the high dive.

  87. ZzZz NYR ZzZzello "TIME FOR THE PUSH!!!"...says Greg L. on

    WE OOZE PLAYOFFS !!! Look at us.. we rock on D!!!

  88. 70-odd games into Joe Mich’s 4th or so season working for MSG and *now* he notices that the ice at the Garden might not be so good?

  89. i dont know crcillo on

    its amazing that the habs only scored once,they seemed to have the puck the whole period.

  90. No, 2 nd period wasn’d bad at all, kind of ripped pace, with all this PP and PK,wich not giving Habs any momentum to change game’s fabric. We will be OK in 3rd. I just neeed more goals from Rangers for the sake of it and beauty.LGR!!!

  91. He’ll take some time to be as good as Sauer is positionally…But I think he’ll be an even meaner d-man…

  92. Also, I would like to see in 3rd how Prust will rip off Subban visor and make him Cindy’s lips and Olie’s nose for little cosmetic improvement. …and nice concussion as an anesthetic.

  93. I got my three year old son, Aiden, walkin around randomly sayin LETS GO RANGERS and singim the goal song with the HEY HEY HEY HEY HEY included lol…..mission accomplished!!! That Cally four goal performance (his first game) musta completed his transformation to a full blown RANGERS FAN / bonehead lol

  94. Say a prayer for Manny Malholtra…he is really not doing that well. There have been complications with the eye injury he sustained…according to Dave Maloney…


  95. ZzZz NYR ZzZzello "TIME FOR THE PUSH!!!"...says Greg L. on

    wow 25 – 0 – 0 after two periods!!! Habs forget ’bout it!!! you AINT comming back!!!!

  96. N.CountryNYRFan on

    can’t give him so much time with the puck, you got the charge in on him at some point

  97. I dont understand what tf goes with this Wishnewski!! why they are so messmerized -it’s like in a slow motion. Fuggggg!!!

  98. how do you call Staal-Girardi our number one
    shutdown pair when they seem as if
    they’re speaking different languages
    all the time?

  99. If we lose this game, we can blame Mama for her 8:18 post saying “Game Over. Rangers win”

  100. this is how bad i’m starting this team
    if they play the pens in the playoffs
    i may not know who to cheer for.

  101. ZzZz NYR ZzZzello "TIME FOR THE PUSH!!!"...says Greg L. on

    Just win baby and we dont need to worry ’bout The Cane and the Devils.

    LW , good thing we got rid of those goalies . Id play against them any day.


  102. mcguire…………how about crappyassen shots by the Rangers

    auld just happens to be in front of the net

  103. ZzZz NYR ZzZzello "TIME FOR THE PUSH!!!"...says Greg L. on

    H E N R Y !!!! HENRY!!! HENRY!!!!

    WOHOOOOOOOOOOOO!! What a spectacular save!!

  104. Carp

    That’s what they say about Brodeur too. No wait, that’s 350 pounds before the equipment goes on…

  105. The Caps only had 12 shots in their 3-0 win over the Devils. That’s almost better than actually winning the game to Lemaire.

  106. ZzZz NYR ZzZzello "TIME FOR THE PUSH!!!"...says Greg L. on

    whooooooooo0000ooooooo hey hey hey hey hey hey hey hey!!!!!!!

  107. SCORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THANK the MAYAN LORD of PALENQUE, KING PAKAL that we have the SATHER!!!

  108. ZzZz NYR ZzZzello "TIME FOR THE PUSH!!!"...says Greg L. on


  109. the Rangers have the best record in the league when leading after 2 periods, 26-0. perfect

  110. JimboWoodside on

    I hope Hank doesn’t have some shoulder problems…..he’s not raising his arms at all…

  111. if lundqvist has a concussion or is hurt the rangers are in big trouble and I wish Joe M would STF up.

  112. ZzZz NYR ZzZzello "TIME FOR THE PUSH!!!"...says Greg L. on

    slewfoot you got it it 26 – 0 yeah baby !!!! score a bunch and then buckle down!!! RANGERS WIN RANGERS WIN RANGERS WIN!!!!

  113. the chant isn’t ignorant…USA USA!!! the team of DUBI, CALLIE, STEPAN-WOLF, BOYLE, SAUER, Mcdonagh!!!! USA USA!! USA!!!

  114. henrik has a sore neck. he hit it on the post when he was crashed into, and he told the trainer to massage his neck when he was out on the ice.

  115. the USA chant is right on, cuz it is in response to the ignornat Mtl fans chanting their usual crap in the Rangers arena.

  116. eddie eddie eddie on

    Mao – Dont forget about Prust, while perhaps born in London, Ontario – make no mistake….Prust is other-worldly…

  117. WIN is a WIN, is a WIN!!!! Let’s solve the problems by their accrual one in a time.

  118. hope Lundqvist wasn’t hurt too seriously but he did look good at all. I certainly would have taken him out.

    that said, i dont see what Pouliot could have done to avoil ramming Hank. I mean Eminger bulldozed him into him

  119. glad to see the despised debbies get shutout at home. the last 2 games have pretty much ended their little pipedream of making the playoffs. so long suckers.

  120. Congratulations to Henrik on becoming the first goalie in NHL History with 6 straight 30+ win seasons to start his career. ♥

  121. RetireBradPark's#2 on

    Just because Montreal fans are classless doesn’t mean we have to be.

    And by the way, they suited up just as many Americans as we did.

    Let’s save the xenophobia for the Olympics.

  122. Congrats, fellow boneheads with collective efforts and wonderful win!!!Many more returns on our passionate investment in this team!!!

  123. yeah, let’s not refer to the USA in the city of the New York YANKEES. huh?

    USA.USA.USA !!!!!!!!!!

  124. ZzZz NYR ZzZzello "TIME FOR THE PUSH!!!"...says Greg L. on

    Hab fans yap everytime when they win and now they are in our building doing it !!??? they need the payback!!!!! Scream USA or yell OLEE !!!! They are so obnoxious they share the cult name QC . Its a group that tried to separate from Canada for crying out loud. Never confuse Mtl /Quebec with all of Canada ..its alot of wacked out easterns.

  125. And another good game without Avery in the game. Prucha his aasen again next game. Stick with what’s working.

  126. no reason why we cant 4 out of next 6 points, and very possible to get 6 out of 6. just dont underestimate Florida and Ottawa

  127. You’re right. It’s an insult to the Yankees. The Yankees are the greatest organization in the world – beloved around the world – and the USA is deservedly hated by most of the world.

  128. Wolski didn’t do a lot tonight but he didn’t take a dumb penalty either.

    Again McCabe is slooooooow back there.

  129. I think I need to exit this conversation now, because I get angered by stupidity. Namely a post like “ORR!! Winning! Charlie Sheen Style! March 18th, 2011 at 10:12 pm”

    Nite guys, good win tonight. Im goin’ to bed happy!

  130. Hate away Orr, the Yankees are not the greatest organization in the world. They might be the most successful in their particular sport, but that does not make them the greatest.

  131. Is there an arena football team anymore?

    How about those kids that play in between periods?

  132. knicks have to super stars now who play zero defense, next year the cap will be tighter than a pigs a$$, good luck with building a team around those two players.

  133. Tonight was a great win. Artie, EC, and Zuke have been key factors recently…all very encouraging signs. I think Johnson needs to play Sunday. Hank is probably a little banged up and he could use the game off…Pens are still good with Staal and Letang leading the charge…They have dirty players in their lineup…

    The Habs not having Plecanec was a big factor tonight…he is a Ranger killer…

    That was one the craziest bounces I’ve ever seen, preceded by a textbook Dubi power move to the net. Dubi needs to do that all the time…that is what made him MVP earlier in the season!

    Torts = Monster. LOL! He just called Prospal’s shot “awful”!

  134. N.CountryNYRFan on

    I agree with Torts, the hit on Hank was not dirty at all, just a hockey player driving hard to the net.

  135. N.CountryNYRFan on

    I was also thinking that maybe Torts should put Johnson in on Sunday. He had some strong performances for us last year.

  136. Rhode Island Ranger on

    Big win. Carolina gains no ground.

    Gaborik is getting his confidence back. Lots of good forechecking from the forwards tonight.

    The pumped-up Wolski, fresh from his motivational sit in Torts’ doghouse was …
    invisible, a nonentity. But, most importantly, he used no naughty language, didn’t run with scissors, and caused no boo-boos during recess. What a good boy! Should be dynamite if the Rangers make the dance.

  137. Tiki, you just love to stir the pot don’t you? Don’t be such hater!!!

    USA! USA! USA! Best country ever!!!

  138. speaking of montreal fans

    watching NHL Powerplay Live
    when Phil Esposito was on

    i guess this was a day or two after the chara hit on the montreal player
    and Espo was getting pretty angry at having to discuss the situation
    and he brought up about some montreal fan
    calling it their game
    and how Espo doesn’t know hockey like they really know hockey
    because he’s from montreal and….

    pretty funny.

  139. >>glad to see the despised debbies get shutout at home. the last 2 games have pretty much ended
    >>their little pipedream…

    Their Christmas tree pants didn’t bring them any Irish luck tonight. They’re running out of 2-1 miracle wins. We’re not hearing how great Jacques Lemaire is now, are we?

  140. i dont know, i personally start Hank sunday if he really is “fine, he’s fine”. we’re finally on a good streak and we all know what the Pens can do to us, and if we throw Johnson out there, it may be the biggest mistake down the stretch. if Hank is anywhere close to being “fine, he’s fine”, i put him in.

  141. >>I agree with Torts, the hit on Hank was not dirty at all, just a hockey player driving hard to the

    Plus, the guy was shoved in there by Eminger. Lundqvist was just taking a page out the soccer players’ handbook. I was rolling my eyes at Micheletti going on and on about this supposed injury.

  142. Guys it’s all guessing untill we will know REAL situation with Hank. So, let just see and pray…

  143. Hank was hurt because of a bonehead move by a bonehead player. (see: Eminger, Steve)

    The reason why I always have had a problem with Eminger is that he has ZERO hockey IQ! It was never was his effort or his “jam”. HE brings some “bite” to the back-line. But, rarely does he make, what I would consider, a smart hockey play!!!

  144. JBttes you and the coach are wrong, if Eminger doesn’t push that jerk, Lundqvist would probably been knocked out.And the 2 NYR double talking announcers are just as wrong.

  145. And, obviously, the term “bonehead” has a different connotation when referring to Steve Eminger…as opposed to say ilb2001.

  146. Rhode Island Ranger on

    The reckless Subban and Pouliot collisions with Hank are the direct result of the insane instigator penalty.

    If those guys knew that their high-speed “hockey plays” that predictably end with Hank getting flattened meant having to fight some righteous Rangers defender, they’d be a little more cautious in the way they approached the net.

    The slim two-goal lead and instigator rule freed them to go harder to the Ranger net than the Rangers can afford. What’s the answer? Go to their net harder… first. Let them try to react.

  147. Come on, bk. Don’t you think Hank would come out of his net and challenged Pouliot if he had more space…i.e if Eminger wasn’t trying to be a hero?

  148. Didn’t Eminger come from the weakside blowing by his D partner to engage the puck carrier?
    I didn’t see the play that well and saw it only once, but that’s what I saw.

  149. nyr fan go watch the video after seeing an eye doctor , take the coach and bytes with you

  150. JimboWoodside on

    Maybe Subban is taking Cindy’s place as an untouchable for the time being…they won’t even let him get into a scrap when he’s looking for one!

  151. I watched enough of Steve Eminger to know that he rarely makes smart plays.

    I haven’t seen the replay enough to determine if it really was his fault or he did, in fact, save Hank’s life and career…

  152. “I haven’t seen the replay enough to determine if it really was his fault or he did, in fact, save Hank’s life and career…”

    Well then don’t you look a little silly..

  153. Rhode Island Ranger on


    If someone on the Rangers taught Subban a lesson, it would turn up in a “Law and Order” episode within minutes. If Byfuglien byfugs him up, it’s just another sad statistic… and probably the fault of an underfunded public school.

  154. JimboWoodside on

    You are undoubtedly correct, Rhode Island – I guess that’s just the way things are today, and there’s not much that anyone can do about it!

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