It’s Go Time!

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Could be interesting tonight. I forgot that Village People Gillies is back from his perpetual suspension. Maybe he goes back out after his meeting with NHL HQ tomorrow. But Haley, the mini-brawler, is in the lineup, and Avery already had pleasantries with Konopka during warmups. Then there’s Matt Martin, who’s had a couple of tussles with Mike Sauer.

Anway, Lundqvist starts his 22nd in a row, Wolski and Gilroy are prucha’d, Zuccarello is back in. No Grabner for the Islanders, as he awaits the birth of his child.

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I’m going to be a guest on the radio during the first intermission. So give it a listen … if you’re out of range of the radio signal, you can listen via the game info box on the Rangers web site.

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  1. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    LETS GO RANGERS!!

    THIS GAME IS KOTALIKS FOREARMS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ITS ANTROPOV!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    ITS HUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGE!!!!!!!

  2. Every night when I go home
    My wife, I try to please her
    The more I try, the worse she gets
    Damned if I don’t leave her

    let’s go rangers

  3. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    lmao!! Ani does not look like he has huge forearms lol. well, Joe hasnt mentioned them yet, and we all know he is THE AUTHORITY on huge forearms!

  4. NYR-FAN, how about according to Carp? Or don’t you read my posts?

    I’m going to be a guest on the radio during the first intermission. So give it a listen … if you’re out of range of the radio signal, you can listen via the game info box on the Rangers web site.

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

    GO TIMEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!

    Rangers hockey is …NOW!!!

  6. Isles d=mark katic, dylan reese, travis hamonic, ty wishart, jack hillen

    sounds more like characters from a disney movie. lets’ hope they play mickey mouse tonight

  7. Ooops – my bad, Carp! You got the scoop! Props to you, blogfather!

    I thought he was done too!

  8. You know, I’m sick and tired of hearing this “Gaborik was dangerous” propaganda. We’re not paying him to just be “dangereux”. Isn’t it about that time that he stopped being “peligroso” and start burying the puck in the net?

  9. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    here we go!

    they better bust ass, i dont feel like using an oven mitt as a rally glove!

  10. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    lmao nor, i gotta find those if they have em! I can always wear my mini helmet as a rally cap lol

  11. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    lmao nor, he looks like he should be sucking bud lights on his mens bowling league

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

    ummm my link dont work ,no working feed , me no see game , Atdhe.me is screwy again, BOOOOOOOOOOOOO !!! Go RANGERSSSS where ever you areeeeeee!!!!

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

    GO RANGERSSSSSSSSSSSSSS !!! TIME TO SCORE!!!

  14. is Girardi playing bad enough at this point
    that he makes you wish that Rozy was here instead?

    i mean, really!! really!!!

  15. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    someone mentioned earlier that girardi had 5 votes for the Rangers MVP … i think the 5 votes came from the guys his ass scored goals for this season

  16. Olga Folkyerself on

    No shots on goal yet for the Rangers. It’s gonna be hard to blame Lundqvist on this one.

  17. Really dislike PAP. Really dislike Micheletti. Does Micheletti think he knows hockey? I mean, aside from forearms and skating…

  18. isles broadcasters right about
    isles showing more.

    decent by us in last couple rushes

    does anyone on the team realize that
    if they don’t put it into gear they’re golfing?
    sheesh!

  19. Jlone2Bubblehead on

    listening to the radio feed… sounded like McCabe just had a monster shift

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

    COME ON RANGERS WAKE THE FIRETRUCK, TRUCK N UP FOR CRYING OUT LOUD!!!!!!!!

    This is our playoff lives were dealing with here!!!

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

    COME ON !!!! LETS GO RANGERSSSSS!!!!!!

    RANGERSSSSSSSS!!!

    LETS GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!

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

    omg we scored!!????? WOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO plz tell me we scored!!!!!

  23. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! THE GEORGE HAMILTON OF HOCKEY!!!!!!!!!!!! FANKIST BABY!!!!!!!!

  24. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    i love when fankist scores! noone celebrates better

    hey, where’s eddie?? Is he questing for crosby poops?

  25. LOL! I totally agree about Fankist’s celebrations…he gets so amped…it’s friggin awesome…

    yeah, where is my brutha, Eddie?

  26. Mao_Bring Your Byfuglien A-game on

    Thank god it was gabby doing the damage…i was worried he got hit like that.

  27. hate to say it but it almost
    looked like the isles guy threw himself
    into the glass and just dropped to the ice.
    funny how he was unconscious one second
    and then moving on the ice a second later.

  28. These dumb players continue to dive head first into the boards trying to draw penalties.

  29. am i watch a game or Slapshot 4?
    where’s steven baldwin?

    am i going to have to (grudgingly) give mario some credit
    about these skating clowns?

  30. Mao_Bring Your Byfuglien A-game on

    the Isildur1 coach looks like he ate 3 too many dry sausages.

  31. CARP

    ask Torts if these guys actually
    practice shooting at the goal?

    (haven’t seen a shot hit monotoya high)

  32. Our power play will continue to suffer because we lack finesse to make quick and precise passes.

  33. Mao_Bring Your Byfuglien A-game on

    linda, they buy all their italian goods at faicco’s in brooklyn…LOL

  34. Mao_Bring Your Byfuglien A-game on

    barry, please no negativity towards Dubi…we want our dubikisses, you know.

  35. We cannot get caught in this sh*+ show. I don’t want anyone injured please. Just win.

  36. alright
    i feel sick saying it
    but
    mario has a point.
    this team are mentally-deranged goons.
    (and they better play that way against teams
    we’ll soon be chasing for 8th!)

  37. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    outside of tavares and streit (who is injured), are there ANY NHL caliber players on the islanders?

  38. to be fair, Gaborik and McCabe were in the box for the 5-3 and those are our 2 most dangerous players on the PP.

    Zuccerello can’t be on the point though. The kid doesn’t have a strong enough shot…

  39. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    ah i forgot about Grabner and Molson. just seems that they are over run by goons

  40. we got some real good looks, sounds like alls good in ranger land. how come they arent seeing what the fans are seeing?

  41. MZA has done one good thing on the point as far as I remember.

    The point should be like a Roller Coaster, you have to be tall enough to play it/ride it. MZA isn’t tall enough.

    Why not put Dublowsky there? He has a hard enough shot.

  42. Czechthemout!!! on

    Wow, another terrible period! This shite started in the third period against Boston and it has continued into tonight. Horrible pp. Maybe if we had an offensive dman who can shoot the dman puck our power play would wake the heck up. Torts should not play zucc at the pointbever again.
    Why in the hell is EC still playing? And on the power play too

  43. hey Sally!!!

    my car pulling in parents driveway late tuesday night
    and what do i see running away from my headlights.

    the little varmint running towards the stream/drain pipe
    next door!!!!

    dad used the fireplace that night

  44. 5 on 3 with Gabby and McCabe in the box, my lineup would be

    Stepan – Staal
    Dubi – Boyle – Cally

    but thats me

  45. i mean really, we’ve got lots of guys with 20+ goals…and Staal can keep the puck in the zone pretty good, and has some skill in the slot

  46. The Isls lead the Rangers! I mean the Rangers lead the Isls! It’s me, Rodney Dangerfield! I mean Bill Pidto

  47. NYR

    just happen it ran the other way.
    if it stuck around to fight
    then that means that it has rabies and
    is all messed up.

    if you see a raccoon during daylight
    that could be a bad thing.

    been doing my homework!

  48. ilb
    what was the Manny update?
    last i heard
    that matters could potentially be
    favorable if all goes well in next
    6 weeks….

  49. what interview with Carp?
    r you getting this from radio or…?

    only have isles broadcast via center ice.

  50. Hi CCCP, Linda, Noremry!

    jpg, that’s a terrifying story but I’m glad your dad came up with a good solution. FYI, ALL raccoons have rabies. We all probably do too…

  51. eddie eddie eddie on

    dave maloney is only about 10,000,000,000 better to listen to than the current man in the booth…give or take a few hundred thousand

  52. billybleedsblue on

    Carpie, nice to hear you on the radio…some “interesting stuff” going on here. I guess that means Dave reads the blog every now and again? heh. good job man.
    let’s go rangers!

  53. what is Sally? a matter of in the system but needs activated?

    talking other matters
    because our horribly disinterested play
    has me really really bored.
    and
    you guys were complaining about the
    panthers game!!
    at least we looked like we wanted to win that game!

    here, we’re doing everything possible to let the game
    slip away while the refs are doing everything possible
    to help us win it……….other than actually picking up
    the puck and throwing it in the net for us!

  54. Carp, you have a wonderful voice…I am not able to get me a smooth running livestream from the game to turn into the Rangers radio and I am excited to hear you live….

    what a wonderful positive surprise :) even in this dark old barn of the mausoleum a positive sign :)

  55. Eddie, I couldn’t agree more…I only listen to Kenny and Dave…I gave up on Joe Mich a while back…

  56. if you didn’t see that isles goal coming
    then you just ain’t a Rangers fan.

    we deserve that!
    pathetic effort.

    Hank should be chopping at the ankles of
    EVERYONE on that bench!!

    abso-byfuglien-pathetic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  57. eddie eddie eddie on

    ricardo – good job with the interview….dave, the captain #26, seems like a great dude…

  58. They don’t score on this power play, they don’t deserve to make the playoffs. Simple as that.

  59. who cares that isles guy hit over the glass??
    really, you guys want another pp
    to waste another couple minutes?

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

    OMG 33 seconda apart!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!????

  61. If they are not able to win against the ISLES; they dont deserve to go to……….

  62. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    holy effin hell are you kidding me?? now this stupid woo thing…bush league all around

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

    GO RANGERSSSSSSSSSSS LETS GET A PP GOAL!!!!!

  64. of all the freekin times Dubi should have passed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    TWO guys with open night and he shoots

  65. Carp, guess I’m not looking like a negative Nancy heh!!! Ninth place here we come. it doesn’t bother me anyway because if ranger fans came down to reality, they would realize even if this team squeak into the playoffs, they would be one and done. That means nothing, just Dolan happy he got a few extra games. The rangers will always be mediocre as long as Sather and his idiots are running the rangers, reality hurts.

  66. billybleedsblue on

    “decline the penalty”
    LOL. n1 Olga. how about just skate 4…

    ugh. teams are supposed to score when they have the extra man. what is the problem here. is it the 1-3-1? will they ever play with 2 up top again? wtb….

  67. does it matter if we lose Gabby?
    no

    knew it was gonna be down hill moment
    others pointed out that he’s feasted on the isles in the past?

    Rangers Luck

  68. S’up Tiki?

    Rangers were doing just fine til I started watching. Maybe I should go back to doing homework :(

  69. Looks horrible, sloppy defensively, slow, indecisively in offence. Lack of concentration and will – not prepare for this game at all.

  70. Some people need to step up right now…Dubi, Stepan, Cally, they all have scored 20 goals the season..Rangers need goals now

  71. Hey, look at the bright side, the rangers lose the rest of there games and get a better draft pick. The one problem Sather and his idiots will be doing the draft. Who knoew, maybe they get lucky and draft a elite goal scorer, If my dream came to reality, oh boy.

  72. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    the corpse rots from the head down…

    FIRE DOLAN!!! then FIRE SATHER!!! ;-)

  73. They just seem indifferent right now. For “the biggest game of the year,” to be indifferent, disgusting. Poor Henrik.

  74. It’s the same old song and dance. I am use to it so it doesn’t bother me. Actually it’s laughable.

  75. Latona – this team needs to know that each day is more important than the one before it. Opposite of Office Space.

  76. And even if Henrik gets beat there a lot, where is the team allowing Radek Martinek of all people to skate with all that ice?

  77. Sally – You could never be the reason for the Rangers losing. You bring nothing but good luck!!

    Matthias – Sorry for bringing up that game to you yesterday; I was not trying to rub anything in.

    Carp – I hate The Masters TV Coverage, only a 2 hour block usually on Thursday and Friday, and on Saturday, you don’t even get the full round of the leader. And if there are any major rain delays, sometimes you will not even get any coverage at all.

  78. ORR!! – Deep in the crease + “butterfly” goalie = rising slap shots ALWAYS go in. Makes me nuts too but he’s carrying this team right now.

  79. I’m used to it too TOMG. I’ve been a Ranger fan for a few years now, so you kind of expect it, you know?

  80. Julie,
    I’ve been a ranger fan since 1968 so I’m really use to it. The good thing for me is the messier era and when they won the cup. At least I can take that to me grave.

  81. reginald dunlop on

    Nice to see them come out all fired up for such a big game…now maybe we can stop annointing the coach…..he made playoffs with renneys team and then his legacy scratch avery with 3 to 1 series lead…..then no playoffs and with this showing last night and tonight no playoffs this year too…..choke….watch your heroes……watch the lack of effort……17..24…18…..all the annointed …all mia

  82. ORR!!

    that’s why i thought nielson was faking. guess not.
    sorry.

    don’t like isles but i’ve got nothin against him and his noggin.

  83. No problem Tiki..people will even rub into me the next ten years because they know I am a Bayernfan..it was the most stupid way to loose a game and especially a game of that magnitude :)

  84. Forgot the hot streak…the Rangers are now as cold as a dead fish. If not for Hank the scores would be much worse.

    Am I wrong? Because right now I don’t see even a glimmer of hope with this team. I think they simply got full of themselves, talking about moving up in the standings, and yet only Hank has come out to play.

    Hank needs to start swinging his goalstick at his teammates. Try and wake them up.

    Putrid.

  85. I didn’t intend it to be a that specific time. In fact, I think it should have came after the first goal.

  86. Ok. This sucks. One goal on an off-sides and One Goal on a slashing penatly.

    I am sorry I pulled so badly for the Hobbit Wizard. Not that that is his fault but he has looked about as useful as Wolski.

  87. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    ok, i should NOT have eaten that wedge salad until AFTER the game..DAMNIT TO HELL

  88. Rangers stupid as Bayern couple of years back allowing two goals in one minute even its hockey..wow 3-1 Islanders….no way

  89. JimboWoodside on

    I just got home, boneheads…I was listening to Albert and Maloney on the radio..heard Carp…

    We’re done for tonight – another crappy effort, and this game is the Icelanders Stanley Cup Finals game…..

    4-1, we’re a total embarassment…….fugg this team.

  90. its 2.34 over here, to make sense to listen any more…..4-1 unbelievable….

    it cant be possible…

  91. JimboWoodside on

    Don’t jump, Orr – and don’t burn a tree – these Bastages aren’t worth it!

  92. I’m glad to see my fellow ranger fans realizing this team is mediocre and so far away from smelling a cup it’s so sad and pathetic. The more pathetic thing is Sather will get a raise for being consistent.

  93. Torts will be destroying them afterwards…I dont want to be in that presser !!!!!!!!

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

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! Screw you Azzlanders!!! I hate the pukey Islesss!!!!

    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!

    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!! Hey wait a min….we can come back folks!!!!!

    GO RANGERSSSSSSS , lets pop in one then two….

  95. not even going to fault Hank for goals other
    than number 2…….his usual bad spot
    that goalie coach allaire never fixed
    but
    he’s playing broken
    and these bunch of a-holes
    are not supporting him at all.

    if they did, we’d be in the isles zone for
    much of the game to give Hank the break
    he needs from saving our aassens!!!

    pathetic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! doesn’t even describe it

  96. Sadly, it’s very possible.

    Take away Hank and the Rangers would be getting blown out every night lately.

    No offense, no defense…no special teams…

    Exactly why were we so excited about this team?

    Pathetic. No other word. Absolutely pathetic.

  97. Jump Off A Building on

    would be nice to go into the 3rd only down 2. come on somebody needs to wake up

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

    Game is FAR from over….. GO RANGERSSSSSSSSSSSSS , lets atleast try cuz our next game is the season!!!!! We are not done yet!!!!

  99. and Carp
    when the players
    give the same tired answers
    about not coming out to play
    hard or whatever
    just call ‘em on it.
    FOR ALL OF US

    just ask ‘em WHY don’t you do that
    when you know how important this game means?

    WHY don’t you guys look like the isles, a team that passes to
    each other and moves their feet and shoots on net?

  100. You can’t expect Hank to be Goalie-God every night. We need to score too….he must be exhausted and beat up at this point…This is exactly why we signed Biron in the off-season…

  101. Why do we torture ourselves by donning upon us the title of “Rangers fan,” Julie? I don’t understand it. Usually you want to remove the things that cause you heartache and pain from your life.

  102. Torts sure knows how to come up short at the end of the season with the Rangers, doesn’t he?

    blows a 3-1 lead to the Caps after his little temper tantrum with the fan behind the glass

    Has to ride Hank into the ground before coming up a point short last season…

    And is now coaching a team that’s QUITTING tonight

    Jack Adams Award? Try Jack WAGON award.

  103. JimboWoodside on

    Some pollyanna said the other night that we didn’t expect them to run the table and win every game from last night on, did we??

    No, we didn’t, but I bet we didn’t consider that they might run the table and *LOSE* just about all of our final games.

  104. LETS GO RANGERS!!!!!!!! DONT GIVE UP!!! EVER!!!!!!!!!! DUBI WILL RESCUE US!!! WE NEED 4 more DUBIS!!

  105. ZzZz NYR ZzZzucco "KEEP THE PUSH ALIVE!! "...says Greg L. on

    Ok worse case is …we go into the 3 period trailing and ultimately lose ( IF ) , we watch Carolina lose to us next game and then they lose thier game in hand…we are golden!!!

    This game is still not over cuz ive seen us score in bunches.

  106. JimboWoodside on

    He got *nothing* for PAP – and wow, PAP is going to be on between periods on the TV feed….

    PAP was not offered a contract – he was a free agent, so he signed with the Icelanders.

  107. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    oh for six on the powerless play
    travesty
    embarrassment

    nice time of the year to go into the score one goal a game mode

  108. jpg's sister on

    We have an entire team of Ray Ferraros. NO ONE can shoot the puck on net.

    Remember those days? Ferraro always shot wide

  109. CapeBretonRangerFan on

    Looks like they got their annual end of season memo…”Just a reminder that your final cheques will be distributed next Friday. No extra pay for the playoffs. Thanks for filling the seats once again all year.”

  110. gonyrangers11 on

    thats the result of playing scared, they should have been playing to win, not just trying not to loose

  111. JimboWoodside on

    PAP looked and sounded very happy in that interview……he’s clearly quite pleased!~

  112. >>This game is still not over cuz ive seen us score in bunches.

    “It’s over, Johnny!”

  113. ZzZz NYR ZzZzucco "KEEP THE PUSH ALIVE!! "...says Greg L. on

    PAP is garbage…he only scored cuz hes playing us.

    We are down but are not out .

  114. JimboWoodside on

    Sabres went into a game last night with their backup goalie, and played good in front of him – Rangers go into this game tonight with our star goalie hurting, and what do they do?

    They *SUCK*!!!!

  115. JimboWoodside on

    I’d rather we had PAP than several of our current forwards at this point….

  116. Just brutal. Is it time to panic yet?
    I hope Johnson is in goal for the 3rd. No need to waste Henrik here or subject to possible injury

  117. Hey if they can score 4 in one period – we certainly can do the same. Let’s Go Rangers!

  118. Okay, let’s start making bets:

    Will Carolina beat the Isles by 5 or 7 goals next game? Because you know that’s gonna happen.

    Only reason I’m gonna leave the game on is to see Tortorella pull out his jackwagon act in the post game.

    4 games left:

    Can we beat Philly?
    Can we beat Boston?
    Can we beat Atlanta?
    Can we beat Uncle Daddy?

    I would say, if they’re lucky, they go 2-2. More likely 1-3. Wouldn’t be surprised if they lose all 4, though.

  119. JimboWoodside on

    “High octane period by our boys…”……………yeah, they crashed, burned, and exploded…..

  120. Maybe Torts is torturing someone in the back room to show them what happens to people that don’t give it 100%?

  121. Wow…nice effort. And Tortorella should be fired on the spot if Lundqvist, who clearly needs the rest, starts the 3rd.

  122. ZzZz NYR ZzZzucco "KEEP THE PUSH ALIVE!! "...says Greg L. on

    Latona , Rangers fans are smart because they are rooting for the right team!!! The Rangers are the greatest team alive and our support is only natural cuz every other NHL team sucks but us. The heartache and pain is our love hurting when our team doesnt do well. Just because things go bad and yes they are going bad….we dont question why ..we just kick the tar outta the next person who says we suck!!!! Go Rangersssssssssssss!!!!!

  123. JimboWoodside on

    I’ve watched PAP in a lot of games this season – he is clearly a better offensive player than EC, Wolski, and probably a few others who I won’t mention now….

  124. Sather got nothing for PAP because PAP is a nothing.

    Im sorry to say this, but this is fact: Our Power Play struggled tonight because of the lack of power plays in recent games. That’s what happens when you don’t get regular PPs. The PP gets rusty.

    We’re in trouble, but dont give up. One good performance against the Flyers can right the ship. A couple days rest could serve Henrik well. Just put in Ochostinko for the rest of this game and give Henrik the rest of the night off.

  125. JimboWoodside on

    Avery was responsible for one of the early Isles goals..the first, I think, according to Dave Maloney…

  126. The last good game this team played was against the Habs at home about 2 weeks ago. Despite whatever their record has been, they have played like total garbage. Now we are just seeing the fruits of that. Don’t see it ending ether but maybe Im wrong.

  127. I KNOW WHAT IT IS!!!!!!!!!!!

    they’re lost and floating because
    Capt. Clutch isn’t there to lead ‘em forward.

  128. Are my ears deceiving me? I haven’t heard “rivalry” or “rivals” yet tonight.

  129. JimboWoodside on

    PAP has 19 goals (and counting)……shall we compare that with forwards on our roster?

  130. Boyle slams stick out of frustration?!!?!?!

    why not do something on the ice
    beforehand?!?! schmuck!

    Ocho in the game

  131. Only smart move Torts has made in weeks.

    And a PP will always suck when a team tries to pass like they’re the Oilers of the 80’s instead of just firing pucks on net and moving their feet.

    Bottom line, Rangers started believing their own B.S. and thought they are a MUCH better team than they are. That’s why they’ve stopped giving 100%.

    Hell, even Cally and Dubi have been playing like crap lately.

  132. The King’s history is when he plays too many consecutive games his effectiveness drops…

  133. It was the only right move to make. If Torts didn’t, he should have had his head examined.

    Hi JULIE!! Keep the faith, we’ll be alright. Heck, we may even come back and win this game. Never know!

  134. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    ok, 3rd periods have been pretty decent for us this season.

    let’s get rolling boys… ya need these 2 points

  135. guess what Nancy, Yankees won, game was played already. wtf does that have to do with this freak show though?

  136. Rangers look beaten already. Boyle is skating like he did last year.

    And c’mon Cally…is it really that hard to PUT THE PUCK ON NET? These guys are professionals for criminey sakes

  137. first off,
    i’m glad i went to a concert last night
    and missed the sabres game
    second
    only reason i may stick around is
    to see how Ocho does
    third
    pathetic has been changed to shameful
    (mets on ice!)

  138. Wide. How many times a game do we hear that? Or how many juicy rebounds do we see that are not put in the net. This is just a bad offensive team and it has been for several years.

  139. what a train wreck.

    the team is all plumbers. our big scorers get 22 goals.

    staal cannot hit the net, the PP was putrid. dance with the puck with a 5 on 3.

    MELTDOWN. Another choke job….

  140. Is it that the Rangers don’t respect the Islanders enough because they are so low in the standings?

  141. joke team. huge game and this effort..

    zucc was especially effective on the 5 on 3…

  142. Rangers quit tonight. Against the Isles. With the playoffs on the line.

    Says alot about the heart of this team…I thought they had some…not showing it anymore.

    We’re gonna get dusted BAD on Sunday

  143. if you are counting on avery being a difference maker you are in big trouble..

    what disgraceful performance.

    pass when you should shoot, shoot when you should pass that’s the rangers.

  144. can you guys imagine the last game of the season vs. the Devils at MSG….how much the crowd will boo if they even think of going down…pathetic that it may come down to this

  145. Dubinsky’s going to the one spot where he benefits the Rangers the most…..the penalty box!

  146. against a depleted islanders with 6 or 7 PP’s you get this effort.

    a team of plumbers. talk about the playoffs but in crunch time the wet there pants…………

    cally is he on the team??????????

  147. eddie eddie eddie on

    we will rise, like the south, and greet a new day…….despair not……never surrender…

  148. Dubi just whooped him!! BABABABABABBOOOOOOM! How that feel, son??? Colton Orr taught him well!!

  149. Callahan, Dubinsky and Anisimov are having a brutal game.

    I still dont understand why Tortorella changed the lines and put Stepan on the top line. Ever since then, we havent scored

  150. Must say, minimal spunk from the Rangers tonight. Sure looks like they will squeak into the POs and then get eliminated rather quickly.

    Guess that’s progress??

    FIRE SATHER!

  151. That is just what we needed, the opportunity for one of our best players, Dubinsky to get injured.

  152. nothing like giving some unknown his first ever shutout and the very next night get embarrassed by biggest rival. LOL 5-1….

  153. eddie eddie eddie on

    only down 3 (mind you my radio feed is several minutes behind real time)…come on its not over….

  154. ORR…ROFLMAO…you right…was ‘stuck in cement skates’ strudwick..the slowest skater in NHL history..lol

  155. the rangers are plumbers. boyle cannot hit the net but the islanders forwards can.

    the islanders with this defense and goalie have destroyed the rangers.

    this is there worse performance of the year. worse then the ducks game.

    ouch.. we suck and are pussies also…………..

  156. who wants it baby?
    McD, what happened?

    so Carp who’s the cancer in the locker room?
    too much partying?
    c’mon!!!!!!!!!!
    even the non-playoff teams show more heart.

  157. This is the first game I can remember in a while where the Rangers were not only completely out of the game score-wise, but also look completely defeated on the ice.

  158. No heart 22 yrs. Of season tix I gave up this year, now I can get sick in my own bathroom. Thank God

  159. Shoryuken on Glen Sather on

    To call this performance garbage would be insulting to garbage.

    Someone shoulda told em this game counts.

  160. If the season comes down to that game against the Devils, you can bet the farm on a 2-1 Devil win and a very long off season

  161. Well, that’s it for this game. Lights out. Gotta put it behind us and move forward.

    What defines a team is not how they struggled in back-to-back important games against the Sabres and Islanders. It’s how they respond next time out.

    And I believe that this team – the next time out against the Flyers – will show that they are a team to be reckoned with and respond to these 2 losses with a victory.

  162. good night all
    may your evening go better than this……..somehow.

    wine time or multiple pain reliever time??

  163. reginald dunlop on

    marc staal is a tinman………bunch of tinmen.scarecrows.cowards and women and dogs on this team………..tortorella really knows how t get a team to another gear at this time of year doesn’t he?????????

  164. way to come up big down the stretch. the young guys have disappeared.

    staal cannot score a goal if his life depending on it.

    the rangers did not give enough effort bottom line……….

    losers

  165. JimboWoodside on

    So, who was right last night? The “nervous nellies” or the “glass half full” types..?

  166. Good news is playoffs still a lock, bad news we ain’t upsetting anybody. It’s a lock because we said so a couple of games ago and Dolan could use the bucks

  167. eddie eddie eddie on

    ocho should have started…let king rest…even tho, it wasnt henrik’s fault, with chad’s johnson in goal, the rangers would have known that there wouldnt be a bail out…i am just trying to convince myself…no worries…

  168. i wouldnt be surprised if Kovalchuk scores in OT in last game and we miss out by 1 point. just cuz we all we were making fun of his horrendous start to the season.

  169. eddie eddie eddie on

    after we win the first rd, who do you guys/gals think we will face in the 2nd rd.?

  170. jpg's sister on

    triple eddie,

    makes sense johnson should have started at some point to rest Hank or maybe come in in the 2nd, may have been a psych thing so not give away how injured Hank is, so they started him

  171. TheMessiah94 on

    How can there still be 7 minutes left in this game? This may be the longest period ever.

  172. Olga Folkyerself on

    after we win the first rd, who do you guys/gals think we will face in the 2nd rd.?

    Tiger Woods

  173. Jump Off A Building on

    Something tells me the Icelanders wont put up 5 against the Canes saturday night

  174. gonyrangers11 on

    we are gonna need 4 shutouts to close the season since we can only score a goal a game

  175. We should’ve known better. Wouldn’t be a complete season if they didnt make us bite our nails until the last day of the season.

  176. That’s the last you’ll see of Avery. Hope he can open some restaurants in Hartford so he’s close to his work next year.

  177. Olga Folkyerself on

    We were cooked in the first, eaten in the second and Carcilloed out in the third.

  178. ZzZz NYR ZzZzucco "KEEP THE PUSH ALIVE!! "...says Greg L. on

    THIS beating will help us…seriously this loss could be our last this season.

  179. JimboWoodside on

    Just a total embarassment…….I’m glad I don’t work with all those Islander fans I used to have to deal with all the time…

  180. >>throw out the record when these two meet

    Oh yeah, I forgot about that one; it’s another favourite.

  181. nice effort. hard working, throw a lot of pucks to the net.

    what an effort. the ranger announcers are clueless from taking 2 minutes to figure out stepan with delay of game 50 seconds into the game to there joke analysis of the ranger PP.

    why no gilroy next game? why not? what an effort could not even steal a point……….

  182. ZzZz NYR ZzZzucco "KEEP THE PUSH ALIVE!! "...says Greg L. on

    Cross Check Chuck , Relax ..IT ONLY A LOSS ….who cares , I bet we win every game from here on in…This game sucks and we all want that easy path to the playoffs. Im not convinced we are done.

  183. gonyrangers11 on

    i get the whole lets get in a fight to prove we care but where was that in the first or second period

  184. eddie eddie eddie on

    eddie shore has as many goals as our captain and he has been dead for years…

  185. Olga Folkyerself on

    It doesn’t matter how many goals they score. We can only lose two points.

  186. JimboWoodside on

    A little more of this anger should have gone into skating, shooting and checking…just sayin’

  187. Why in hell would Capuano put Gillies on the ice? What fuggin moron! Coaches should be suspended for stupid stuff like that!

  188. JimboWoodside on

    “Watch Islanders roll over and play dead for Carolina” EXACTLY, Jbytes! this game was the Islanders Stanley Cup playoffs….nothing could make them feel more satified than to do this to the Rangers. Nothing.

  189. nice effort.

    huge 2 points and they wet the bed. name 1 ranger who played decent?

    not one player… all our young homegrown guys sucked…………………………..

    disgraceful effort.. when to throw away the whole season………………………..

  190. TheMessiah94 on

    Good thing that waste of life Gillies was tossed. It looked like it was going to turn into Vukota vs. Bloemberg.

  191. jbytes with the duh of the day.

    this may turn out to be a huge loss.

    no sh-t sherlock…..

    duh

  192. boyle has done jack in weeks. he probably should not cash that new contract yet.

    he has done jack in weeks..

  193. Do we really need a full recap after each period from this Bill Pidto guy? My goodness, where does MSG get these people?

  194. Stuart, Easy there, big fella! This loss will be irrelevant if the Rangers make the playoffs. That’s why I used the word “could”.

  195. HockeyRodent The Hockey Rodent
    I was 100% serious. There are rules against coaches deploying goons in the final seconds of lopsided games. The coach can be suspended.

    I totally agree…it has to happen and be made a rule!!

  196. carp i hope you guys don’t take the punk coach intimidation routine at the post game press push and pull….ask him just how afraid was he if the piles coach….because it showed big time…are they meeting at the bus stop?

  197. Reginald Dunlop on

    same ol same ol in the postgame I bet ya………..gotta put this one behind us…….how about a little anger…..how about a little ass kicking………you guys all expect tortorella to freak out…..I bet he doesn’t point a finger at himself…….accountability is non-existent and I thought that is why he replaced Renney???????? yep good move, guy got you to the playoffs every year…..and if I remember right everyone was calling for his head…….where is all the anti-coach feelings now??????? Does it look like they are playing hard for the coach???? Think he’s lost them?????? that was the rap on Renney remember????? and if he says the SYA phrase part of the process one more time……………….

  198. JimboWoodside on

    Gotta hand it to Dave Maloney – he doesn’t mince words……surprised he’s still on the Dolan payroll.

  199. LMAO! Fire Torts! Yeah, it’s all his fuggin fault right, Dunlop? WTB are these people smoking?

  200. Rangers fans just need to point the finger.

    First we fire Torts, then we trade Butt-Chin, and Girardi. Then get rid of McCabe. Them waive Avery, and trade Boyle, then buy out Dreary, then waive EC, then trade Prospal, then we…

    BLAH, BLAH, BLAH!

    If NYR fans ran this team, we’d go through seven coaches, and 77 different players.

  201. JimboWoodside on

    Orr, don’t be mad at us! We talked you down out of the tree, and asked you to throw the lighter fluid away!

  202. looks like Torts pulled Hank in 2nd not cuz of the goals allowed but to send message to other players. I LIKE THAT

  203. Cally’s Nuke LaLooshisms get pretty boring sometimes…

    Hank is being alot more honest. Can’t figure out how the team could put forth such a poor effort and they need to talk about it tomorrow.

  204. JimboWoodside on

    Well, good for mother nature!! We don’t need any bonehead casualties! Oh! coverage isn’t over! Maybe here comes Torts…

  205. Reginald Dunlop on

    well NYR who is responsible for having the players ready to play?????? who is responsible for sitting players who are NOT doing what he tells them to do?????? who keeps putting the same slugs on the pp???? who keeps putting a non-center out to take the first faceoff of the pp???? yep guess you’re right, keep drinking the tortorella Kool-Aid

  206. So, are the Rangers still gonna talk about “moving up in the standings”?

    It’s plain as black and white…the Rangers honestly believe they’re better than they are. And as soon as they start believing that, they stop giving 100%

  207. Was anybody listening to the radio post game show?? I was lmao during the 20 second Torts presser…Bwahaha! “Remeber, Larry?”

  208. Reginald Dunlop on

    whoa………….looks like a very informative presser………. ha ha ha……..

  209. i have to admit that was pretty funny. of course we want Torts to explode, but he’s doing the right thing. yell at them behind closed doors, move on to Philly.

  210. Reginald Dunlop on

    NO you don’t deserve to know……..just keep paying big prices for your tickets and all your jerseys………..NO ACCOUNTABILITY

  211. JimboWoodside on

    I made a mistake, Spider…no big deal – I thought I heard an announcement about Boomer & Carton next – which is exactly what is going to happen.

  212. billybleedsblue on

    i like Torts more and more. they better figure this out, and figure it out soon. i hate to say it, but i too can see the icelanders folding against the canes…

  213. lmao, im in boston so i don’t get the presser.

    what did he do? reporters ask him questions and he just stood there? LOL

  214. Reginald Dunlop on

    you mean Detroit playing without their starting goalie and a few important players like Datsyuk?? and comfortably in the playoffs already?????

  215. JimboWoodside on

    I fully expect them to fold against the Canes – what is their motivation to beat them? They got beaten by the Devs last night….this game was their piece de resistance!

  216. Dunlop the rangers have lack of talent problems, the coach issues are so much smaller and who u gonna hire Mess. Lol

  217. JimboWoodside on

    Duker, he just stood there and refused to answer any questions about the game – that he would take it up with his team before saying anything to the media – and that was it!

  218. Reginald Dunlop on

    look at the leadership on this team???? Drury is the C???? Staal and Callahan as the A’s…….where is the leadership??? a smile on the bench when getting destroyed in the 3rd in a big game???? didn’t Vic Hadfield get shipped out of town for that????????

  219. ZzZz NYR ZzZzucco "KEEP THE PUSH ALIVE!! "...says Greg L. on

    Bad game ,bad result, bad feeling , bad press ,bad taste , bad news ,bad all around …..Next game Philthy Philly!!!! BRING IT ON!!!! Our heros will be ready that game. Seems like these games always surprise us …We could hammer the Flyers comming up , How sweet would that be?

  220. Reginald Dunlop on

    Hard Work is the secret to overcome talent deficiencies and hard work has been lacking……where did all those W’s in previous games come from???? pssssssssttttttt their lack of talent isn’t the answer……..no doubt not loaded with talent so they have to work hard……..if they don’t , they lose

  221. That grin on Cally’s face turned my stomach…

    And certainly says alot about what seems to be a severe lack of leadership on this team.

    God knows there’s no killer instinct whatsoever

    I still believe Cally is a future captain, but he’d better look REAL HARD at himself in the mirror and ask himself just what he has done lately.

  222. JimboWoodside on

    We hammered them the last time we played them – they lost tonight 1-0 to the Trashers….I think they’ll be in a bad mood on Sunday, but maybe not – maybe they’ll be like Alfred E Newman like all the Rangers were tonight!

  223. Tough to score goals when every Ranger forward (other than Gaborik) is truly a 3rd line player. That includes Callahan (limited hockey skills) and Dubinsky (limited decision making skills).

  224. So he’s wrong for seething on the bench with a smile and he’s wrong when he loses in Dc he wrong when he keeps it with in the team at a crisis moment and hes wrong when he jumps weird Larry. We all get it he can do no right. Ya know the truth is that he is a very good coach with no better replacement out there. Get him some first and second line players and a couple of years then that would be fair

  225. Czechthemout!!! on

    Considering the stakes, this was by far the worst performance of the year. A totally gutless effort!
    Everyone sucked tonight. By their play, they don’t deserve to to be in the playoffs!

  226. Was that reality last night or were the Rangers one day early for an April Fools prank??? Observations: What in the world did Snorts I mean Torts say to his team right after the Sabre game; appears the team to a man quit on him last night. Right on CPJ ‘s post at 8:40 where states “Torts sure knows how to come up short at the end of the season, doesn’t he blows a 3-1 lead to the Caps after his little temper tantrum with a fan behind the glass” Honestly, this is not the same team we’ve been watching the last couple of weeks. What in the world is wrong. I know it’s difficult to play Lunch Pail Hockey for 82 games and still have energy in the playoffs. The Bruins of over 10 years ago used to die at the end of every season. Without scoring it’s hard to check your ass off every game and expect Hank to stand on his head every night. Are we finally out of gas??? Why does Torts sit players for long periods of time and wear out the productive people this late in the season.??? Why did he break up the four lines that were so effective several weeks ago??? It’s too freeken late in the season. I guarantee you that the Isles will get killed by Carolina this weekend. Unless this becomes a massive reality check that scares the freeken hell out of this team and propels in the right direction, we’re in deep sh t. Whats Torts role in this late turn around???

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