It’s Go Time!

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For those just joining the party, Ryan Miller is injured and will not play for the Baby Buffaloes tonight. Jhonas Enroth gets the assignment.

Here’s the Rangers’ projected lineup, per Zip:

Dubinsky-Anisimov-Callahan
Prospal-Stepan-Gaborik
Prust-Boyle-Fedotenko
Wolski-Christensen-Avery
Staal-Girardi
McDonagh-Sauer
McCabe-Eminger

Lundqvist starts his career-high 21st in a row, rested after three non-game days off the shutout in Boston.

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  1. Teams often play better defensively in a case like this. Watch out.

    You know, youse are all really nuts with this Prust stuff. LMAO.

  2. ZzZz NYR ZzZzucco " TIME FOR THE PUSH!! "...says Greg L. on

    GO TIMEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!! Yeah baby , it is TIME!!!!!! 3 rounds of fast paced hockey folks!!!

    Introducing first ….The challenger whom is fighting for that last playoff spot , The Buffalo Sabres!!!

    Now introducing the favorites …the NEW YORK RANGERS!!!!!!!!!!

    LETS GET READY TO RUMBLEEEEEE!!!!!!

  3. Pat LaFontaine on the pre-game show … Likes to say that he played his whole career with New York plates on his car.

  4. ZzZz NYR ZzZzucco " TIME FOR THE PUSH!! "...says Greg L. on

    WOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO time to shineeeeeee!!!!!! Lets go !!! Lets go!!!!!! GO GO GO GO GO!!!!

  5. ZzZz NYR ZzZzucco " TIME FOR THE PUSH!! "...says Greg L. on

    Ummmm yeah kinda Carp , how ya know?

    Rangerssssssssssssss!!!

    Lets moider the bums!!!!! Buffalo is going down , down down down!!!!

  6. It’s not gonna be on Versus in the state of New York (and other Sabres/Rangers market areas) because this is one of those bonus games that Versus picks up, likely with the MSG (Rangers) broadcast simulcast.

  7. not gonna lie, the new Versus is really cool and much better than the Rangers homers doing the pregame show.

  8. Headzo Del Headzo on

    Time to eat some Buffalo wings tonight!!! Let’s make it extra spicy!!
    NOT Miller time tonight……………..LGR!!!

    Sire Father!!

    Hi Linda ;)

  9. eddie eddie eddie on

    keith jones is no brandon prust…oh great a crosby update on versus…didnt see that one coming…

  10. it’s HD on Cablevision/Optimum.

    Izzy, when was the last time the Rangers played a 3OT game? I don’t remember ever covering one.

  11. Lalime is still playing? Would be nice to score a few and summon him. Could be fun. But Carp is right, they’ll try to play careful game in front of their back up. However, it’s not Buffalo’s game.

  12. ZzZz NYR ZzZzucco " TIME FOR THE PUSH!! "...says Greg L. on

    Yeah CCCP , I could still win !!!! umm win what? Boogaard was a bust so yer probally talking ’bout him not scoring the goals I said. BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! How about MCdonalds CCCP? I have a few 2 for 1 coupons here….

    GO RANGERSSSSSSS!!!!

  13. eddie eddie eddie on

    skidney crosby is still unable to wipe his bottom without falling off the pot due to dizziness…skidney mentioned that it really didnt matter because he isnt fond of wiping anyway…

  14. gregs here!! now its goo time!! boogaard smash!!! 1.6 mill baby! and hes still got more goals than drury!!!! ahhhhh!!!lmao cccp, u guys should just call it even cuz he did score 1. in what? 15 games? over a full season thats still 1, but cmon, give greggy a break. ;)

  15. As I thought … Rangers haven’t played a 3OT game since 1971, the Pete Stemkowski game. Hard to believe.

  16. eddie eddie eddie on

    the kane cup winning goal last yr against filthy was softer than anything hank let in this year…

  17. i have adriana limas victorias secret catalogues from my ex wife orr. i took them all when i moved out! lol

  18. Izzy Mandlebaum on

    Carp-
    March 28, 1930: 68:52
    Montreal Canadiens 2 – New York Rangers 1
    A goal by Gus Rivers in the 4th OT gives Montreal the first game in a best-of-three semifinal. The Canadiens sweep the Rangers and then the Bruins to win the Stanley Cup.

    I remember it well :)

  19. Hey, Greg, don’t think I’ve forgotten either. And I was generous enough to give you Booger’s pre-season goal too.

  20. Greg

    Sure…i like McDs but you’re gonna have to buy me a whole meal…I dont go for 2 for 1 stuff! I’m from New York and not Alaska. ;)

  21. i am just as nervous if miller was in than out. idk y i just dont feel at ease even with enroth in net.

  22. ZzZz NYR ZzZzucco " TIME FOR THE PUSH!! "...says Greg L. on

    ALL HAIL GRABBY!!!!!

    RANGERS WIN !!!,RANGERS WIN!!!! RAN…..OH YEAH GAME didnt even start yet!!!!

    GO RANGERSSSSSSSSS !!! No MILLER time tonight!!!!! NOW its Killer time!!!!!!!

  23. Izzy, I must have been sick that night. It’s odd, though, that I covered the Rangers all those years and the longest game I ever covered was a Devils-Stars finals game.

  24. ZzZz NYR ZzZzucco " TIME FOR THE PUSH!! "...says Greg L. on

    LW3H , I definatly ,positively, absolutly know ya didnt forget either!!!!!

  25. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    ecubed, don’t tease like that lol!!!

    ilb… are you insinuating backing out of a bet there??? HMMMMMM

  26. ZzZz NYR ZzZzucco " TIME FOR THE PUSH!! "...says Greg L. on

    ILB ILB ILB ILB!!!!! this guy makes alotta sense!! Well Im no welcher so come pay up time im screwed!!! As of right now….IT RANGERS TIMEEEEEEE!!!!!!!! no miller tonight ,no miller tonight ( sung to the tune of chicken tonight)

  27. Headzo Del Headzo on

    Orr – good stuff.

    And eddie x 3 callahan comment got me more excited than that chick you linked to!

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

    Yo Izzy , dont ya mean Wendys? never heard of Mendys? Or where you making a funny?

    RANGERSSSSSSSSS!!!! GO GO GO GO GO!!!!!!!

  29. In lieu of my winnings, I will accept you making a donation to the charity of your choice, Greg.

    Just make sure it’s in US dollars, none of your funny money.

  30. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    lmfao @ McSieve!

    Carp, for your comedic enjoyment… the other day I am trying to turn right into our apartment complex, and the woman in front of me literally stopped for no reason.. so I yelled out of the window

    GET OFF THE FIRETRUCKIN ROAD YOU ASSHAT

  31. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    MICKEY!!!!!!!!! Tell her we say hi! Got my presale information for Preds playoff tix. I am debating whether to get some!

  32. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    i think this coming to a full stop for no reason is an epidemic in alabama! they need to stop being brodeurs and marry OUTSIDE of the family tree!

  33. Will do, Linda. I wonder if I could get another invite down there if they make the playoffs, lol.

  34. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    i just wish i knew when the games actually are, cuz we can’t do a middle of the week thing, it’s gotta be a saturday lol

  35. raners not stepping up. this is gonna be a long night. 1 cshot on enroth??? please. they played last night rangers!! get the forecheck!

  36. Girardi knocked someone down on their knees. He wants everyone to observe the game from his vantage point.

  37. Tiki, like Nolan Ryan did, adopting a middle name to go by (I have no idea, actually, totally made that up)

  38. eddie eddie eddie on

    cautious play so far…but that’s ok…we will win this one,,i feel it in my bones

  39. can’t believe time warner doesn’t broadcast this game in HD (blacked out on Vs.) I’ve spent over 2 grand in HDTV equip. (tv, cables, speakers) and I need to watch the game just like poor people do. sigh…tough life us time warner customers lead.

  40. So, none of the Rangers coaches can tell Gaborik to stop taking the puck behind the net and losing it there?

  41. Mickey – LOL! I owe you an email, which Ill send tonight or tomorrow. Excited about the Mets tomorrow? Also, I always meant to ask you, is MickeyM for Mickey Mouse?

  42. Tiki, better bet is tonight if you want an answer. I’m headed to your favorite city tomorrow for an extended weekend trip. :) And you sir, are correct! I LOVE Disney.

  43. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    figure skating with skinner! hehehe the need antropov and his huuuuuuuuuuge wingspan on that show lol

  44. JimboWoodside on

    Yeah, ilb…not great chances, but at least on goal…..can’t let this guy Enroth start to feel invincible, like we always do with backup goalies..

  45. omg orr!!! i was thinking about chesticles!! not perrys but chesticles are all the same right?

  46. If they can remove the stanchion, what is it doing there in the first place? I guess just to separate the benches, but there’s some common sense.

  47. Gilroy and Zuccarello scratched again. Tortorella must not like Matts.

    ***

    JB, it boggles my mind. I am surprised more Rangers fans aren’t questioning the second consecutive MZA scratch…since when is he a situational player who plays based on the opposition team?

  48. JimboWoodside on

    That’s it, Sam & Joe – build this guy Enroth up into a monster…..P.I.T.A.!

  49. Of course Joe M. agrees with the call. Why am I not surprised? That was a goal; there was no impediment of the goalie’s ability to stop that puck, no moreso than on any usual scoring play in hockey. JMO

  50. Poor People

    I’m just messing around. I don’t even know how much it cost. My fiancee’s parents bought it :)

  51. McDonagh needs to teach “the veteran” Girardi how to play a one-on-one.

    Danny Boy got schooled badly.

  52. Mao March 30th, 2011 at 7:42 pm
    Prust you! Byfuglien Cooke Soakers!

    lmao!!! that should be a new bonehead phrase!

  53. JimboWoodside on

    Grabby, yes, Hank and Boyle did a great job for us…..but I think Cally was being interfered with and pushed into the goalie…

  54. wow, they really are never gonna get off rcindys jock are they? they treat him like the 2nd coming of Christ. why?? nobody outside of pittsburgh shivs a git!! enough!!!!

  55. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    oh boy oh boy oh boy… i’m all tingly knowing he’s skating !!! only skating!!

  56. i may be in minority…but i love watching crosby doing those drills…as I would watching any NHL player do the wonderful things they do.

  57. jimbo- no cally wasnt. he interfered with enroth. cmon. i know if it was buffalo wed all be saying great call

  58. So Crosby “has NOT yet been cleared to practice” says Bill Patrick over a caption saying “CLEARED BY DOCTORS TO PRACTICE”…

  59. *phew* I’m so glad we’re getting the extended Crosby updates. My week wasn’t complete until they spent ten minutes babbling about how he’s been cleared to practice and showing the same clips over and over again.

  60. I would not want to see Crosby back for his own health reasons…how many times we see a guy come back then get blasted in head again only to be out for even more time. Give his body and head the summer to rest.

  61. JimboWoodside on

    Grabby, if you watch any NHL production, like the Power Play show or On The Fly, it’s absolutely amazing how often they mention Crosby’s name, even when there is nothing warranting it! I swear, I think they get the directive from the League Office or the Canadian Parliament that Crosby’s name has to be spoken at least once every five minutes!

  62. eddie eddie eddie on

    lin – i agree…i get high watching him float on the ice…almost giddy…..BUT, what about his poops?,,,how big are they?

  63. Hey, they haven’t said a word to us watching on MSG about Crosby. Can you guys, watching on VS, give us an update? :-)

  64. OMG!!!!! The lords of the rings of Jupiter have blessed us with a Linda sighting!!!!!! We are divinely blessed!

  65. eddie eddie eddie on

    if crosby drops a duece in pittsburgh, can you hear it splash in montreal?

  66. i’d like to know when he poops, and if he uses 2 ply. does malkin use the 3 seashells. thats juicy info!

  67. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    LMFAO hear it splash! thankfully i was not taking a drink when i read that!

  68. JimboWoodside on

    Hey, Johnny G, the Emblem Health Report is supposed to be about RANGER players, not Crosby’s, you nitwit!!

  69. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    Torts forehead looks pretty smooth, i wonder if he’s a botox man lol ;-)

  70. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    I don’t think so Carpy, i’ll go back later and look for it! Was it that Sams7 guy that was trolling?

  71. eddie eddie eddie on

    also, what is skidney’s thermostat set at…72 F??…74 F.???..PLEASE FIND OUT PLEASE

  72. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    keeping you on your toes Carpy. Is it spring break up in the NY, NJ, CT area???

  73. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    yeah Jimbo, either that or give out retirement nest egg contracts to the undeserving lol

  74. ilb – Is that you Joe Micheletti? :)

    In a eulogy to Joe M., someone ought to yell “He’s skating! He’s skating!”

  75. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    sunsabitches!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    i was just gonna type they needed Prustie on that rush

  76. I think Prust got hurt there.

    And the goal went off Girardi’s stick for a change.

    And Girardi chasing the puck to the boards caused the penalty.

  77. if they dont score more than 1 tonight im gonna get worried. we need goals now. we cant go 4 games with 3 goals

  78. I tell you guys every day … this team s utter bush-league.

    If you think we’re winning this game, you should join the circus.

    Bienvenido a “amateur-hour”.

  79. Thanks for the kind words, grabachev.

    I’m going to have to blame that goal partially on Boyle, too. You can’t allow that puck to be blocked in that position. Get it on net or if you don’t have an angle, take it in deep.

  80. How about this? Updates on the Knicks and Nets and the Devils and Islanders? If you care about those games, you’re watching them. Right? The only game that matters to people watching this game is Carolina. They should be updating that every few minutes.

  81. JimboWoodside on

    Connelly is injured like 70% of the time – but he has to be healthy tonight!?

  82. Sather, do me a favor, no more signing 7 million dollar free agents, hopefully Gaborik is the last one. I hope you trade this guy in the off season, maybe there is a team out there you can fleece once again.

  83. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    lmao ‘until richards’

    I wonder if Uncle Glennie will make my bday a happy, or sad one… grrr

  84. Olga Folkyerself on

    Sather couldn’t fleece sheep. I know what he DOES do with them, though….

  85. yea, that’s what worries me, richards. If that dope signs richards, the rangers will be back to the same old, same old.

  86. But Girardi tried to block Connolly’s shot while standing up. I thought that’s what everybody wants him to do?

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

    COME ON BOYS!!!! TIME TO SCORE NOW!!!!!

    GO RANGERS !!! FIRE IT UP!!!!!

  88. eddie eddie eddie on

    5 hr. energy drink?…how about 48 hrs?….gimmie something that really wakes me up…

  89. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    glove……………………………………………….
    save by lundqvist

    i wonder if same was trying to swallow there lol

  90. amen tomg!!! gabby has to go. he is bad. hes weak. loses puck battles. doesnt score and thats all he ever did. hes no use in teh shootout or breakaways. when is he gonna step up? he is either real good or invisible. hes skating tonight but we need more. need goals from him. he plays 1st line minutes for cryin out loud.

    and who played last night? us or them? cmon rangers ur fighting for ur playoff lives

  91. JimboWoodside on

    Not looking good here……scrambling around…..and of course, the refs don’t see Dubi getting sticked….

  92. I DONT KNOW COOKE!FKA IDKC on

    The rangers seem to be really worn out after that tough game last night!

  93. ZzZz NYR ZzZzucco " TIME FOR THE PUSH!! "...says Greg L. on

    URGENCY is needed here . we need to wanna “go all out” to pop in a few goals.

  94. EDDIE, drink Kona Blend Tully’s coffee on 8oz size x 15 per diem…BABABABABABBABOOOOOOOM!!

  95. See, there’s an example of the Rangers’ stupidity. Buffalo player falls down, Staal gathers puck. Instead of keeping his composure and waiting for his players to get open, he blindly chucks it up the ice and Buffalo gets it right back.

  96. Rangers have not been drawing many penalties in recent matches. Not that they’d do much with them, but still…

  97. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    off topic but

    MILEY CYRUS, you should NOT be bashing anyone and saying it should be harder to be an artist! Shut your bugs bunny toothed mouth, you manufactured knucklehead.

  98. im voting eddie for boneheads MVP over the last 48 hours…the guy is on fire…to the third power!! OMG!

  99. no surprise, I’ve been consistently saying on this blog since the ALLstar break, this team will finish 9th, carolina will get the eight spot. I have come to the conclusion that in one way I’m happy the rangers have gotten younger and developing there own but in another way what exactly do we have in our young players. They are nothing special. I watch the good team play in the nhl and it is night and day compare to watching the rangers.

  100. NYR can’t just play defense, they need to forecheck…we can’t generate all our chances through their transition game!!!!

  101. ahh, good ol Ro-cha-cha, NY. I wonder if Cally says it like that, too. Never noticed.

  102. >>their lack of offense is offensive!

    Tortorella would probably get all defensive if someone were to bring that up in the post-game interview.

  103. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    i’m sorry but i just do NOT get excited when Gaborik has the puck
    he’s our supahstah goal scorer, yet inspires no confidence in the masses

  104. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    i was so praying girardi would not catch up to that play cuz the puck would have gone off his assass and into the net

  105. sather needs to dump Gaborik like he did gomez. I never liked Gaborik, one dimensional player, who does one thing, scores. Unfortunately he needs other players to set him up which the rangers don’t have, he is useless, another waste of salary cap.

  106. great, were done. goodbye playoffs. no scoring and u cant rest hank. keep sucking rangers

  107. if any of you think this season wont come down to game 82 vs the devils u dont know squat about the rangers.

    THEY NEVER EVER MAKE IT FREAKING EASY. THERE GIVE ME HEARTBURN

  108. this is just great. we are not makin the playoffs now. unless johnson can play out of his mind. cuz we cant score. we just cant. no skill

  109. The only way the rangers are ever going to be good is to be very bad first to get high valuable draft picks, like the Penguins, flyer, caps. They keep finishing 7-9th every year it will be the same old crap.

  110. >>i’m sorry but i just do NOT get excited when Gaborik has the puck

    Don’t say that too loud; Carp might ban you.

  111. “and not an own goal” LMAO!

    Im very upset right now that this game could be going a lot differently had the Rangers been rightfully awarded the first goal of the game. And now Henrik is injured again? Aw geez. Looked like it could be a hamstring or groin.

  112. zach parise in his comeback nets the ot winner to knock us out of the playoffs. i see this script being written

  113. eric, take zantac…i think they put hair on your chest too! also, eat asparagus for funny smelling urine.

  114. eddie eddie eddie on

    versus is showing a commercial for a show called swamp people….its about flyer fans at the beach…

  115. jimbo- if they dont come out and win this mother byfuglien game for hank, im gonna be pissed. somebody! evrybody!!! needs to step up and actually score. were supposed to be the better team, the team that had 3 days off playing the team that lost its number one goalie and played last night. uh being a ranger fan is so aggravating at times

  116. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    Tiki, thanks for reminding me. Now we’ll hear joe talking about hanks groins for the rest of the night lol

  117. mao

    i see us sucking down the stretch.

    4 goal in 11 periods isnt getting us to the playoffs

  118. Won't Make Playoffs on

    The waved off goal was the correct call, unfortunately. If Lundqvist is hurt, we’re in big trouble. Karma is a B.

    #GomezSlewfootOnMiller

  119. JimboWoodside on

    Miller wouldn’t be doing anything different than Enroth – they just aren’t getting any good scoring chances on the goalie….

  120. eddie eddie eddie on

    lin – “line generator” good one…soon we will see stall centering mccabe and eminger, with EC and WW back on D

  121. I can definitely see the rangers missing the playoffs again on the last game of the year, the difference will be, this time it will be the devils who knock them out.

  122. JimboWoodside on

    Grabs, I feel the same way—Buff is playing pretty good in front of Enroth, but we’re not giving Hank much support….we need a MONSTER 3rd period – this could be our whole season!

  123. yea, another thing that bothers me is after the rangers don’t make the playoffs I can see Sather signing more bad contracts which will basically get the rangers back to the same crap they were before the lockout.

  124. eddie eddie eddie on

    i am still not too worried…we win this with an explosive 3rd…19-1 the final ….LGR

  125. Olga Folkyerself on

    Torts needs to go into the locker room with one of those fat red whiffle bats, and wake up a few Rangers to the importance of this game.

    Boink! Boink! Boink! Boink! Boink! Boink! Boink! Boink! Boink! Boink! Boink! Boink! Boink! Boink! Boink!

    Now do you understand??? Did I explain it properly? Get out there!

  126. JimboWoodside on

    The bulletin board crossed my post out! I feel like I’m back in high school!

  127. Maybe EC will score 5 goals in the third period in classic enigmatic fashion? Maybe we’ll get another Crosby update?

    Yes, they can hear the splash in Montreal…

  128. Noah-rury-(if the Devils make the playoffs)-Noah, 28 on

    Holy cow…sky falling down 1 goal heading into the third?

    Why the face?!

  129. Olga Folkyerself on

    I wonder if crosby has pooped yet…

    I saw Milbury in a brown suit, so I’d say, Yes…

  130. eddie eddie eddie on

    olga – watch jones gaze at edzo….there is some serious bromance going on….love in the 3rd degree….

  131. please let Hank be Ok. please let Hank be Ok. please let Hank be Ok. please let Hank be Ok.

    please score goals in the third. please score goals in the third. please score goals in the third.

    I’m asking really really nicely, so can I get my wishes, please genie?

  132. Rangers need this game in a HUGE way.

    The Isles entire season is gonna come down to tomorrow’s game….and you better believe if we need to win against the Debbies on the last game of the season to make the playoffs that Uncle Daddy will somehow play like he’s 25 again.

    I missed the first period, but according to Maloney the Rangers came out playing ice capades to start the game.

    Freakin’ backup goalie in net and they can’t break through?? Really???

    Big Third Period. Come on, guys…don’t piss this away

  133. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    ok sounds like hank had dead leg for a while

    LETS GO RANGERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GET IT BYFUGLIEN DONE!!!!!!!!!!!

  134. CraigWeather on

    Prediction… Rangers win 2-1. Pick up 2 quick goals and hold on for dear life. Goals by fedotenko and anisimov….. book it.

  135. ZzZz NYR ZzZzucco " TIME FOR THE PUSH!! "...says Greg L. on

    LETS GO RED LIGHT!!!!! I WANNA SEE THE GOAL LIGHT!!!!!

    GO RANGERSSSSSS!!!

  136. enroth gets his shutout. i can see it now. torts spontaneosly combusts and takes lb with him

  137. although I will say that for a game that the Rangers called the biggest of the year, to lay this stinker, not good.

  138. Gawd, I sure loath these games when the Rangers make some no-name goalie look like an all-star. Can we plllllllllllllllleeeaaaaaaaaase make this Enroth guy make a save that isn’t in the middle of the net or 2 inches off the ice???

  139. NYR,

    To me, it looked like he got hurt on that shift where he lost his stick on the PK. He was slow getting up.

  140. Another backup goalie looks like Ken Dryden against the Rangers…

    That’s HOW MANY TIMES THIS SEASON???

  141. Is it the number 6 that is the problem?

    Think about it.. Redden, Avery, Christensen, and Wolski all have a 6 in their numbers. Girardi used to be 46.

    Hopefully Z is the exception.

  142. to be honest im actually kind of bored by this game… their goalie stops every single puck and holds for a whistle….

  143. eddie eddie eddie on

    i want to see a crosby update spliced in with a commercial for swamp people

  144. The Hobbit Wizard should be playing over some of the clowns “playing” tonight…he better play in Nassau tomorrow…

  145. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    to have your destiny in your hands, facing a back up goalie with numerous funny name options, and you lay an egg like this??????? ARGH!! I NEED A DRINK

  146. Noah-rury-(if the Devils make the playoffs)-Noah, 28 on

    This is why I keep saying to cool it with the debate on who we should face in the playoffs.

    LET’S GET THERE FIRST.

  147. eddie eddie eddie on

    this will be an empty netter to tie with 7.7 seconds left…see how buffalo likes those apples…

  148. They get shutout today, it changes the whole complexion of that “Rangers on a hot streak” talk…

    They get shutout today, that’s four games in a row of abysmal offense.

    Hate to say it, but weren’t they talking AGAIN about moving up in the standings?

    Every single damn time this team looks ahead, they lose.

  149. so boring…..5 players go to one player that player shoots, their goalie gloves..zzzzzzzzz

  150. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    OK, its time for FLAVAH magic!!

    LETS GO RANGERS!!!!!!!!!! GO OUT AND GET THESE 2 POINTS DAMNIT

  151. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    Carp called it, about teams playing better defensively in front of the back up goalie

    DAMN YOU CARP AND YOUR KNOWLEDGE lol ;-)

  152. Is it at all possible that our team was deflated or affected negatively by the non-goal?

  153. And don’t discount the last few games – after the Rangers scored a pile of goals (33 in 7 games) despite going 2 and 1 in their next 3 (their last 3) they potted just 2 goals. Sooo, their offense has gone back to their offensive talent level (IMO).

  154. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    SONSABEECHES!!!!!!!!!

    ok, Stepans mom needs to be at the rest of the games damnit lol

  155. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    Olga, i’ll take a meatball parm lol

    LETS GO SOMEONE IN WHITE SCORE A GOAL NOW

  156. Actually, that’s unfair. The Rangers offensive talent in somewhere inbetween those extremes. But when you lack the top end skill, you tend to get those extremes more frequently.

    It’s 1 reason why the Rangers could make a formidible foe early in the POs, but why it’s unrealistic, IMO, to expect them to get very far.

    Of course, this is assuming they make the POs, which isn’t a given yet, especially if this paltry offensive streak lasts very long…

  157. They deserved to lose this game. They didn’t care. I am angry with Torts for not ripping into them.

  158. JimboWoodside on

    “His first NHL shutout”…….that just about says it all……………………

  159. So Buffalo tied with the Rangers and the Canes 3 points out….assuming the latter hangs on to their 4 2 lead.

  160. All this shows me is how dumb Dolan is that he hasn’t fired Sather. Sather should have been gone a long time ago. Unfortunately Dolan apparently loves Glenny boy and will keep him around as long as Glenny wants to play GM.

  161. SKY IS FALLING!!!!!!! FUDGE!!!! WHAT A JOKE! 3pts… gotta hold on… 5 games left… I’m gonna be sick.

  162. Welcome to the club, Jonas.

    (Goaltenders who get their 1st career shutout against the NYR)

  163. I give up. They’re terrible. I’m sorry, i can’t sit through these 1-0 0-1 games anymore. Don’t even us false hope by holding the 8th spot.

  164. They laughed when AIG came back!! So maybe we shouldn’t be that shocked that Enronth came back!! The bernanke did this to us by inflating asset classes!!! THE BERNANK!

  165. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    they better NOT play like this tomorrow night.

    Hey, we are STILL in a spot! 5 games left. Tomorrow is the new HUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGE.

    Don’t give up yet guys.

  166. Deserved to lose this game as far as I could see. So much for that “Biggest game of the season” talk they gave prior to the game.

    They better take it to the Isles tomorrow and get a friggin’ victory. And they better be pissed at themselves for putting forth such a poor effort tonight. That’s more than a few spotty efforts lately for a team that can’t afford to give anything less than 100%

  167. I don’t know that he didn’t in the locker room, no. But I think this was a game warranting a third period timeout tongue lashing.

  168. How many pointblank shots did Gaborik have tonight? he was just a little off.

    Buffalo’s goal was a zero-IQ play byt Boyle followed by a poor defensive play by Girardi. He just kept backing in on the goalie.

    Dubi and Callahan had good games. Stepan and Prospal had some goodo chances tonight too.

    Just one of those games. Gotta come back tomorrow boys.

  169. You cannot ask more of Lundqvist and the defence. It’s too bad our super dangerous sniper is still trying to “find his game”.

  170. Sather's Wrapup on

    Hello Rangers Fans- Here we are in lovely downtown Buffalo! You know what makes it so lovely? It still gets dark early here…

    Don’t let’s get down after tonight’s game. You don’t see any frowny face on me. That’s because I still have a job for life, no matter where the team finishes. Look at Muckler. Now that face was born to frown.

    Take a cue from the Brooklyn Dodgers- “Wait until next year!” We’ll have Richards and Doug Weight and I’m working on getting Recchi, he’s only 43 so it will only be a 4-year contract.

    I see a lot of you are unhappy with Dubinsky. I’ll see what I can get for him or maybe just lowball him and then let him walk. He doesn’t belong at the top of the scoring list anyway. I promised that spot to Gaborik.

    Maybe it’s time to move Lundqvist. You know, because his value is real high right now. I’ll trade him for a couple of jamokes whose value is real low. That’s how it works, right? Just like the Stock Exchange- Buy Low, Sell High.

    You know I’m just kidding you guys, don’t you? We only lost by a goal. Cheer up for Christ’s sake!

    Oh, and Happy Birthday Linda! Stop crying all over the cake…

    GM4EVER
    Uncle Glennie

  171. ISLES AND DEVILS CAN TAKE SATISFACTION IN TAKING US OUT WITH THEM.

    BOUND TO HAPPEN.

    1 CUP IN 70 YEARS.

    2 PLAYOFF WINS IN 11 YEARS WITH SATHER.

    WERE A JOKE

  172. Amazing that they have all that fight in them when the game is over yet for more then 3/4 of it they had zero fight. Effortless game tonight constantly looking for a home-run pass and not working the boards.

  173. Noah-rury-(if the Devils make the playoffs)-Noah, 28 on

    5-2 Canes now.

    Gotta win on the Island tomorrow…yikes.

    Sky’s not falling yet though. Let’s relax.

  174. >>Please trade Gabby in the offseason….

    Waive him, buy him out! I don’t want that guy back next season.
    [Well, I know that’s not going to happen, but it made me feel better to say it.]

  175. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    Uncle Glennie, you KNOW my bday is 11 days after YOUR favorite day of the year!

  176. The rangers are nothing more than a mediocre team, plain and simple. I don’t understand why everybody is so excited for them to make the playoffs. If the rangers made the playoffs they would be one and done. If I was the GM of the rangers the first thing I would do is buy out Drury, trade Gaborik and hope to get a return like the gomez deal. This will give the rangers plenty of cap room to sign there young home grown players. I would not sign anymore 7 mil free agents.

  177. We’re fine. The Rangers will make the playoffs. Of that, I am sure. This is a good team. Don’t doubt them.

  178. JimboWoodside on

    So, that called-back goal was important, eh? I GUARANTEE that if that play happened to Hank instead of Enroth that the goal counts….GUARANTEE!!!!!

  179. JimboWoodside on

    I lost my internet connection right after my last comment – had to switch to dial-up…..what a byfuglien disaster of a game…and maybe of the season…..3 points out of 9th place….

  180. eddie eddie eddie on

    very exciting finish…gabby had quite a few chances to tie….EC will be watching a few games, i suspect…

  181. just gotta win tomorrow night and all will be well again…

    …until sunday and philthy

  182. Have a good time in boston, Mickey!

    Jimbo – In all seriousness, dialup?! Im just kidding with you :)

  183. well, in the last 15 minutes, American Idol is more exicitng than the Rangers were tonight

  184. Reginald Dunlop on

    Why didn’t this team come out of the gate firing from everywhere at this goalie???? Did the coach tell them to????? if so, why didn’t they listen…….horrific effort tonight in such a big game…..psssssssstttttt maybe try 16 on the same line with 10??? there is nobody on that line to win a puck battle…..time for 26 to take a seat………and Mr. October Brandon Dubinsky played the game in cruise control as did alot of his teammates……I thought the coach was heralded as a coach who can inspire his troops?????? poor effort….it is not hard to figure, this team is successful when keeping it simple, get it to the net, crash the net…..battle…….don’t worry, they always recover……………….yea…………

  185. What is happening to the league. It is turning into the trap hockey of late 90’s early 2000’s. The new NHL is turning into the old nhl. make the ice surface bigger and shrink the goalies pads for gods sake. There are more chances in a soccer game.

  186. JimboWoodside on

    “ISLES AND DEVILS CAN TAKE SATISFACTION IN TAKING US OUT WITH THEM.

    BOUND TO HAPPEN.”

    Yes, they certainly can – and we’ve given them the opportunity to do exactly that…..

    The curse continues…y’know, Connelly scores the only “legal” goal, and we have LaFontaine doing color commentary…..( I never accepted LaFontaine – he was always an Icelander to me..

  187. IMO, the goalie pads are the biggest problem in the NHL, especially the stuff they wear under the jersey, and the size of the glove.

  188. I don’t know what’s worse…watching EC during the game tonight…or, watching him being interviewed and trying to answer questions without being awkward (FAIL)…

  189. Got to give Carolina credit for getting 2 huge wins. Rangers better get it together on offense.
    For those of you trading Gaborik, who are you bringing in here to score goals?

  190. Jimbo – I was kidding. But…if you have cable modem service, which went out….How do you get on dialup? So what Im asking is how could I get on dialup if my modem goes out?

  191. eddie eddie eddie on

    ricardo – when i see film of the 80’s the goalies look 1/10 the size of today’s netminders…

  192. Czechthemout!!! on

    That was one pathetic performance in the biggest game of the season against half a team with a goalie playing his 10th game of the season!

    This one is on torts

  193. eddie eddie eddie on

    with the bigger pads…this 14 ft 8 inch goalie the rangers just signed should keep opposing pucks out of the nets…just stand there and not move…shutout every game…

  194. Matthias – I was talking yesterday about 1999 Bayern/United CL Final. Do you remember that and did you watch that live?

  195. I DONT KNOW COOKE!FKA IDKC on

    knew they were’nt gonna run the table,they control their own destiny with 5 games left,thats all you can ask for.

  196. JimboWoodside on

    Tik, I have a dialup connection as my backup service…my ISP (Earthlink) allows 10 hours per month of free dialup service if you have a high-speed connection account. That way, if you have a laptop or someother portable device and you can’t find a wireless hot-spot, you can always fall back to dial-up, if absolutely necessary.

  197. Boyle made the biggest mistake in the game, very limited in the skill n hockey sense dept. I just don’t see what everybody likes about this guy

  198. eddie eddie eddie on

    buffalo had a lot at stake too…the rangers played ok…exciiting game..especially the last 5 minutes…if AA’s goal counts…maybe rangers win 1-0…..does ocho get the start tomorrow?…

  199. The comissoner always preaches all 82 games are important and then you have those like right now Blues at Red Wings…..

    That´s the biggest statement against so many teams in the NHL and the amount of games is way too high….

  200. Tiki, what a question of course I watched that game live and never experienced a bigger dissapointment as a fan of a team :)

  201. Rangers probably wouldn’t even be in playoffs contention if Boyle didn’t carry them part of the season. The goals are not coming as often as they used to, but the guy plays hard.

  202. JimboWoodside on

    They’ve given their most hated rivals an opportunity to bring down their season…..Isles, Philthy, Devils……who are the other 2 games with?

  203. well im not reading most of the comments because ill get pissed but for all u negative nancies out there.. after we win tomm, and we will win, we will be tied for sixth

  204. Blaming Boyle now? God I love Rangers fans.

    Did he make a bad decision, attempting that pass? No doubt, but I think he’s earned a least a teeny bit of leeway considering how well he’s played 98 percent of the year. In all honesty, I think he’s a little worn down considering how many important minutes he’s skated this year and how hard he has played.

  205. eddie eddie eddie on

    exactly really…..no need to worry, this is a good team and they are playing good hockey at the right time…

  206. JimboWoodside on

    Torts is not a happy man tonight….the press felt his wrath……but he DID say that the Cally goal being disallowed was the right call, so I don’t know what to say…maybe he doesn’t want any more fines…

  207. Boyle carried the Rangers? I get why people like him, he makes 550k, he got better from last year and he’s a good guy. But the thing is he made the killer play tonight not 7 mil Gabby and if he had Callys ability to hit we would have something with this guy. Never see him smash anyone

  208. Torts just doesn’t want to sound like he’s making any excuses.

    Should have counted though. If the d-man wasn’t there, then it would be the right call. But, the d-man kept him in the crease. I don’t get it.

    Fugg the refs. Fugg Butt-Chin too.

  209. Good to hear that Torts was pissed with the effort. Yeah, Buffalo played good D, but the energy and effort just was not there tonight. Hopefully they come out like a house on-fire tomorrow and bury the Isles.

  210. AS a Ranger fan i can absolutely say.. rangers fans are a strange breed.. theats why were the best.. but reading this blog after a loss is mind boggling

  211. JimboWoodside on

    Thanks Eddie, Orr, and everyone else for the lineup of our regular season game opponents….

    I have to say, although 3 out of the 5 teams are out of the playoffs, I don’t feel very comfortable playing ANY of them, considering the “rivalry factor”….

  212. Stranger Nation on

    Well the team from last week (FLA, Sens) came back against a team with a little more talent and lost a close one.

    The bad karma started with the announcement of the back up goalie starting, continued with the Yahoo article this afternoon and then Cally talking about playoffs. Playoffs! You’re talking about playoffs! playoffs!! They play to the level of their competition – should help if they make POs, which they should.

    EZ and Wontski and such floaters. Enuf of those clowns. Did not think Dubi had his best game, was a step slow all night.

    I do not blame Boyle – though he should have passed earlier to Cally on the 2 on 1, but Damn Girardi – did that goal deflect off his stick. Kept backing into zone, he is such a weak link that whole game.

    Tomorrow is another day…

  213. Stranger Nation on

    EZ and Wontski ‘are’ such floaters – its worth fixing the typo just to have it written again.

    In fact, I can deal with Wontski – I really do not like EZ

  214. Stranger Nation on

    On the karma front, Miami was actually being civil – that killed us – BWAHAHAHA

  215. Stranger Nation on

    I do not believe Boyle has scored from more than 10 ft from goal this year – which is a good thing. I think Dubi was coaching him from the bench on how to screw up a 2on1.

  216. Czechthemout!!! on

    By the way, I thought that EC played his worst game of the season. And with him, that’s really hard to do. Wolski is on his third team in three years. Did anyone think he was anything more than part timer? They were very flat and considering the stakes, I just don’t understand that. It is one thing to get beat but quite another when you hardly show up in the biggest game of the year.

    The good news is that they still not only control their own playoff destiny, but can still finish as high as sixth place. No one expected that at the start of the year.

  217. JimboWoodside on

    Orr, why a tree!? I mean, I share your sentiments – I’d like to see Beukeboom make a comeback just so he could run over PAP, but why a tree!?

  218. JimboWoodside on

    I usually defend him to some extent, but EC was horrible tonight…just horrible. I’m surprised he saw any ice at all after that carcillo pass(?) during the power play….

  219. Do you also defend clowns who drive ice cream trucks and pick up children at school parking lots?

  220. Mister Delaware on

    “Man, Gaborik is weak…”

    He was one of our best players by a longshot tonight.

  221. ZzZz NYR ZzZzucco " TIME FOR THE PUSH!! "...says Greg L. on

    HEY HEY …RELAX . Ok we lost and could n’t score one measly goal .Big game and we fell flat . We are down BUT we are NOT out!!! Rangers stumbled tonight and I wouldnt sell the farm Martha …Rangers are comming back folks!! Tonight we bite the bullit and m-m-m-move along!!
    Btw no one is more upset then Hank and Torts , Lets win the rest and get to that dance!!!!

  222. ZzZz NYR ZzZzucco " TIME FOR THE PUSH!! "...says Greg L. on

    To give this shmuck goalie a shutout is so lame !!! It hurts …ouch, ohhhh, yowwy!!! We have to forget ’bout this stinker!!!

  223. Butt-Chin was average. Not as bad as last years final games though.

    Jimbo, I think a flaming tree is the best way to show my anger. It’s either that, or hunting him down and castrating him. I don’t want weeny juice, and blood on my hands though, so the flaming tree is the best option :P

    Hope it doesn’t come down to that.

  224. I thought Artie and Stepan were very good…

    Agree that Gabby was average…He was skating very well but his shots has no zip…WTB?

  225. WERE GOING TO THE PLAYOFFS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! on a side note barry melrose on espn is reporting that the Sabres played a “HELL OF A ROAD GAME” tonight in new york

  226. Mister Delaware on

    “Agree that Gabby was average…”

    I disagree here. Production wasn’t there but the work was well above average. I just can’t stand watching him on a soft line w/ Prospal on the other wing. Either go totally soft by centering it with Christensen or create a functional, working line with Gaborik-Stepan-Avery or something like that.

  227. Mr D, I don’t think he gave Enroth anything challenging, as far as a shots on goal…you can’t blame his linemates…come on…he has been disappointing all season…

    Gabby is supposed to be a threat everytime he is on the ice with the puck…I am in the “Butt-Chin” camp until he gets his act together…

  228. sit christenson and put zucc back in. top line is all 20 goals scorers. gaborik never scores against big teams in tight games…

    i know it is nitpicking but down the road mcdonagh needs to be more creative offensively.

  229. Stranger Nation on

    How scary is McCabe?

    Really, flippin scary. Was he getting top pair minutes in FLA? I know he was out for a month but the guy is starting to remind me of McSorley when he was here and you wondered if some random person stole his uniform and came out on the ice.

    I know we only up one goal but scoring chances were 2 to 1 for most of the game. I have seen these guys before…

  230. go to the espn nhl page and listen to him.. first thing to make me laugh after the tough loss… WERE GOING TO THE PLAYOFFS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  231. NYDNRangers Jesse Spector
    The guy that Torts snapped at… never seen him before. But I don’t know what gd game Torts was watching that Gaborik was best #NYR player.

    ***
    Bwahaha!

  232. I agree that this team is average, with an above average work eithic and a great goalie.

    Gaborik had afew great chances tonight and didnt bury them, he shot it right at the goalie or his shot was off.

    I wouldnt be upset to see half the team turnover in the offseason.

    But we still have to make the playoffs, give the kids some experience and a taste of the postseason.

  233. JimboWoodside on

    No, I don’t defend those clowns – sometimes I think that EC gets singled out for everyone’s abuse, but in this game, I agree with the consensus – he sucked!

  234. Jerry: I think that’s a “what’s good for the goose is good for the gander”.

    George: What the hell is a gander, anyway?

  235. Mister Delaware on

    “Mr D, I don’t think he gave Enroth anything challenging, as far as a shots on goal…you can’t blame his linemates…come on…he has been disappointing all season…”

    Absolutely, no argument there, but tonight Gaborik was one of the best we had on the ice.

    Disclaimer 1: I watched this on delay, my comments were right after I was done, no influence by what Torts said.

    Disclaimer 2: I have no particular bias towards Gaborik (my biases are more towards Dubinsky, Boyle and Avery) and I really don’t think he’s a good fit for this roster. But he played really hard today, he worked behind the net and I didn’t see a single shift where he floated around the perimeter. Just because a scorer doesn’t score doesn’t mean his performance was mediocre.

  236. Mr. D, the bottom line is that he failed on his chances tonight. He had enough of them. NYR need him to be a threat…he isn’t one right now…his shots were weak tonight…I really can’t defend his game…he has been on and off all season…

  237. JimboWoodside on

    “so the flaming tree is the best option :P” A perfect explanation, Orr!! Now I understand!

  238. Mister Delaware on

    “Mr. D, the bottom line is that he failed on his chances tonight. He had enough of them. NYR need him to be a threat…he isn’t one right now…his shots were weak tonight…I really can’t defend his game…he has been on and off all season…”

    Blah, he failed because none went in. He still provided chances in a game with very few. Process trumps results.

  239. eddie eddie eddie on

    judge judy is a babe…suprised that brutha orr hasnt posted some pics without the robe…

  240. Lord of the Rink needs to play…for Prust’s sake…

    By the way…

    A Prust in time, saves nine.

    Live long and Pruster.

    Merry Prustmas!

  241. Ducks win 4-2! Flames screwed. Weee!

    Seriously, what a season Corey Perry is having. His career high was 32 goals and 76 points. This season he has 46 goals, 89 points. Wow!

    Unless Stamkos gets on a serious hot streak, Perry is a lock for the Richard.

    The West will be so fun to watch in the playoffs.

    Go Kings!

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