It’s Go Time!

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Pretty simple: Magic Number is 3.

Get three points, and they’re in. Get two points tonight and Carolina has to win out and get help (a Devils regulation win Saturday). And, despite terrible injury to Callahan, let’s try to remember that this team just beat Philadelphia and Boston back to back and is 10-3-1 in its last 14 overall and 5-0-1 in its last six at home.

No pruchas tonight. Rangers have 20 healthy bodies. So same lineup, other than Callahan out and Gilroy in on the wing, and possibly some D.

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Awards ceremony pre-game, at approximately 7:06 p.m. Including the Steve McDonald Extra Effort award (wonder if Prust or Callahan wins it; either is a great choice) and the team MVP award (got to be the goalie, no?).

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Details on the Boneheads weekend festivities, two threads down. Hope it’s not too strenuous to scroll down that far.

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  1. Wanted in The Worst Way: Two HUGE points, preferably in sixty-five minutes or less.

  2. go gilroy on the wing!!! score some goals this may be your last chance as a ranger gilly!

  3. I’m hearing rumors that Ace Frehley will come back for the first home game of the playoffs! He’ll play(ruin) the anthem.

    Also, he’s bringing Gene Simmons who will drop the puck with his tongue.

    So much to (not) look forward to :P

  4. were gonna win this. we are gonna kick the carcillo out of these little cookes

  5. The NBA reminds me of our TARP assisted banks. Bloated and spoiled and always in need of attention.

    ***

    Bwaha! Genius insight, Mao Starks!

  6. 24LinCalPrustBoylahan24 on

    JUST WIN BABY!!!!!!!!!! LETS GO RANGERS!!

    Holy carp I am soooooooooooooooo PSYCHED for this game!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. NYR_FAN, haha i knew it!! Let’s hope the Rangers perform like the rare earth metal stocks did today…lol GOOOOOO RANGERS!!

  8. please LORD GOd in heaven, let the rangers win tonight. i will be a good boy and so will orr!! right orr?

  9. grabby, i have some xtabentun from mexico in my office….not as macho as beer…but i’ll join ya!

  10. 24LinCalPrustBoylahan24 on

    KOTALIKS FOREARMS GAME TONIGHT KIDS!!! HUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGE!!!
    I won’t mention the other guy, since he’s on the Thrashers! Suffice it to say, this game is as huge as his wingspan!!!!

    Do I eat dinner now, or wait until after the game???

  11. im chainsmoking. ilb, where are you man/ i need a sedative. call me in one to teh pharmacy!!

  12. Can someone explain to me why the girl in the Hillside Honda commercial is wearing a coat? What was the theory behind that?

  13. If Cally wins the Steve McD Award, he should go on the ice using Linda’s walker with the tennis balls.

  14. May I just say, byfuglien?

    I just met two more Boneheads … Chris and Rob. Good guys. Hoping to bump into CTB and eric and maybe Krisy from Norway.

  15. NYR – It’s too much pressure! Maloney should go into the locker room and scream for them. Psyche up!

  16. ZzZz NYR ZzZz "Just win ,baby!! "...says Greg L. on

    GO TIMEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!

  17. Oh man – I never noticed that Lundqvist is doing the old “kneel behind the guy” so Sauer-Pauer can push him over Hank. Teamwork! Sauer-Pauer and Hank work together like a Bass and Drums combo.

  18. Headzo – you’re in love with her because of some Acronyms I will not and cannot write on this blog! Get that coat off. Have some fun.

  19. ZzZz NYR ZzZz "Just win ,baby!! "...says Greg L. on

    GO RANGERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRS GO GO G GO GO GO GO GO GO!!!!!

    Need to keep winninggggg!!!! Last game was the BOMB!!!!!!

    yeah baby!!! OUR TIME IS NOW!!!

    RIGHT NOW!!!!

    RIGHT NOW!! ( see Vanhalen video )

  20. Greg … are you pumped?

    Orr, like a baby Buffalo.

    By the way, you guys are out of control with the traffic here the last little while. It is appreciated. Thank you, and keep it up.

  21. I’m not a fan of the hillside honda chick. She annoys me for some reason. Maybe it’s the accent, I don’t know.

    My new favorite model is Kate Upton. Babe! BOOM!

    Also this Katrina Bowden chick. I’ve never heard of her before today. Apparently she’s on 30 Crock. Never watched the show. Nice “bum”

  22. Headzo Del Headzo on

    LOL Manny.

    Anybody watching the college semi’s on espn2? Thank God for PIP!

  23. ZzZz NYR ZzZz "Just win ,baby!! "...says Greg L. on

    NYR fan , howdy!!! Mike and Linda here too , sweeeet!!!

    Of course ilb ,Orr ,Mao ,ddeb …manny edzo and gift too!!!

    LETS GO RANGERSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!

    just win ,all I ask.

  24. >>how are u feeling about thsi one?

    I don’t have a good feeling about this one at all. Not one bit!

  25. Heya gang!

    Game on!

    Stuck with VS, hope I get the MSG feed. Just saw the Matteau Matteau Matteau History will be made ad. Gave me goosebumps.

    Let’s go get those 2 points tonight. No mercy. At all.

  26. ZzZz NYR ZzZz "Just win ,baby!! "...says Greg L. on

    Ilb , ive been just peachy!!!!! WOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO lets win this sucker!!! Bank the points man!!!! OMG we cant leave it till the last game again!!!????? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! come on , lets win this game and the next and walz our way back to the playoffsss!!!!!!!

    Im pumped Carp , BIG TIME!!!!

  27. >>Do I eat dinner now, or wait until after the game???

    You have about ten minutes to fill your tummy. You won’t feel so good after the match.

  28. ZzZz NYR ZzZz "Just win ,baby!! "...says Greg L. on

    GO RANGERSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!

    RIGHT NOW!!!

    NOW IS IT

    THIS TIME IS OURS.

  29. 24LinCalPrustBoylahan24 on

    {{{{GREGGY}}}}!!!!! YES!!!!!!!!!!!! now we need Salty and Nasty, Staal, Sally, C3,

    JB, i stocked up on duct tape just for our fisticuffs tonight!!!

  30. Greg

    I bet you $10 that the Booger wins neither the Extra Effort award nor the team MVP.

    Act fast to take up this enticing offer…

  31. ZzZz NYR ZzZz "Just win ,baby!! "...says Greg L. on

    I have a horrible feeling ’bout any game that desides our fate. We must sieze the day. Play it , work it, win it , bank it, and move along….

    GO RANGERSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!

  32. Yeah, the Hillside Honda chick is maddeningly annoying!! She should make like a tree…and get outta here!

  33. ZzZz NYR ZzZz "Just win ,baby!! "...says Greg L. on

    Lw3H , ummm nawww sounds like me losing again . BOOOOOOOOOO Boogaard!!!!! poor goon was hurt all year!!!

    Linda , duct tape N foil…check!!!

  34. ZzZz NYR ZzZz "Just win ,baby!! "...says Greg L. on

    Yo Grabby , Im already holding you …take ‘er easy big guy!!!

  35. 24LinCalPrustBoylahan24 on

    JB, i am formulating a special tape!!!

    MISSED YOU GREG!!!
    DAMN VS.. I wanna see the Award given out

  36. Geez, Carp, I hope your IT peoplevare on standby. We are closing on a 100 and the game hasn’t even started yet.

  37. ZzZz NYR ZzZz "Just win ,baby!! "...says Greg L. on

    I believe , I really really really do!!!!! Hank is the best goalie in the world ….he want to win more than I do…crazy!! Hank is our MVP . Bar none.

  38. Gonzo Grabby on

    i wish avery would score tonight. how great would it be to have aves and gabby on their games going towards the playoffs

  39. GAH. I wanna see the ceremony, not more ads. (shakes fist at VS)

    Oh, and I believe. Let’s do this, Rangers!

  40. This has got to be inspiring the Thrashers to play their assens off. Bad Idea.

  41. It’s Prust!

    I am absolutely shocked the place isn’t shaking when Callahan came out. Though the Cally chant is nice.

  42. looking forward to update on the awards
    since vs
    isn’t showing anything

    byfuglien!

  43. 24LinCalPrustBoylahan24 on

    RRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEERRRRRRRRRRRRRRS!!!!!!

  44. Gonzo Grabby on

    i cant see cuz its vs!!! damnit. so prust won?????????????? yes!!!!! pain!!!!

  45. Um Hello? Can you guys get LOUDER in there? Why isn’t the roof exploding for Cally!?

  46. 24LinCalPrustBoylahan24 on

    FUVERSUS
    if crosby was pickin his hemorrhoid they’d be showing it pregame…..damn you

  47. Wait wait wait……Why is this place not going crazy!? What knuckleheads got tickets to tonight’s game? Are they aware that Cally is on CRUTCHES?

    CAPTAIN CRUTCH!

  48. >>I am absolutely shocked the place isn’t shaking when Callahan came out.

    The fans are too nervous to scream.

  49. Noah-rury-allahan, 28 on

    Yes he did…then he didn’t stay for the photo op. Little awkward.

  50. Gonzo Grabby on

    im sorry but after lasts game sheroics from cally gettin that pass thru, and all his contributions, he shouldve won it. but good for prust. hes a warrior too. love both of tehm,!

  51. 24LinCalPrustBoylahan24 on

    SAM AND JOE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! its how it should be

  52. Congrats to Prust! Well deserved win.

    Awesome to have Cally out there giving the award, only wish I could have seen it.

  53. sorry everyone
    shows what happens
    when i get the broadcast
    mid-stream (i’m not going to get banned for that, am i?)

    i don’t recall the previous year’s player coming out
    to give award. thought it was always just McDonald family only

  54. MSG feed, yes!

    Hopefully we get a replay of the award.

    I believe. LET’S GOOOOOO!!!!!!!

  55. Prust is The leader of the Van Buren Boys

    Carp – can you help me get Captain Crutch to catch on?

  56. ZzZz NYR ZzZz "Just win ,baby!! "...says Greg L. on

    YEAH BABY!!! GREAT START!!!! LETS GO GO GO GO GO GO GO!!!!!!!!

  57. wow!!!!
    the radio stream is really behind
    the tv broadcast.

    national anthem was happening
    when the period had already started.

  58. 24LinCalPrustBoylahan24 on

    {{{{SPIDER}}}}

    radio just turned itself on.. i think the ghost wants to watch the game with me

  59. Joe M’s already bein an idiot. I can’t seriously believe “every” Ranger is “jealous” of Prust winning the award. Geez.

  60. ORR, yes, he did, but I thought he corrected himself pretty quickly. Wasn’t all that bad.

  61. Thanks Mama, I was going to say the same thing…he didn’t let it get awkward…LOL

  62. tweet
    AGrossRecord Andrew Gross
    Henrik Lundqvist named team MVP by Rangers’ media. Teammates select Ryan Callahan for the Players’ Player award.

  63. eddie eddie eddie on

    Gilroy looks good on the wing…That line will be the suprise of the night i predeict

  64. Olga Folkyerself on

    Wasn’t Craig Ramsey captain of the Enterprise once? He looks familiar…

  65. 24LinCalPrustBoylahan24 on

    lol he got his tie from the same guy on the corner that torts gets his

    working the gum!!! lol

  66. ZzZz NYR ZzZz "Just win ,baby!! "...says Greg L. on

    RANGERSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!! RULE and Cats drool!!!!

  67. You got it Carp – Thrashers look flat and the Rangers get nice and flat with them! GET LOUD MSG

  68. “You know the guy doesn’t have a goal this year” Joe Mich describing Drury…

    Thanks, Joe…no shyte sherlock!!

  69. Guess there won’t be a ceremony:

    NEW YORK RANGERS 2010-11 TEAM AWARD WINNERS

    New York, April 7, 2010 – The New York Rangers have announced the 2010-11 Team Awards, including the Steven McDonald Extra Effort Award, presented by Lightspeed Trading; the Rangers’ MVP; the Players’ Player Award and the John Halligan Good Guy Award.

    The Steven McDonald Extra Effort Award, presented by Lightspeed Trading, as voted on by the fans, recognizing the player who performs “above and beyond the call of duty,” was awarded to Brandon Prust. The award is named after New York City police officer Steven McDonald, who was shot and injured in the call of duty in November of 1988. This award has been given annually to the player who fans believe plays with extra effort on the ice.

    Prust currently is tied for second in the NHL in shorthanded points (seven), tied for third in shorthanded goals (five) and is tied for fourth in fighting majors (18). He ranks fourth on the Rangers in hits (155).

    The Rangers’ MVP, voted on by the New York Rangers media, was awarded to Henrik Lundqvist. This is the fifth consecutive year that Lundqvist has won the award, which marks the most consecutive years an individual has been named Rangers’ MVP.

    Lundqvist currently leads the NHL in shutouts (11), and is tied for sixth in the league in wins (35), time on ice (3,886:47), save percentage (.923) and goals against average (2.27). Lundqvist is the only goalie in NHL history to post 30-or-more wins in each of his first six seasons, and the first Rangers goaltender in team history to post six straight 30-win seasons.

    The Players’ Player Award, voted on by the Ranger players, was given to Ryan Callahan. The award recognizes the Rangers player who best exemplifies what it means to be a teammate. Callahan was also named the winner of the John Halligan Good Guy Award, selected by the NY chapter of the PHWA, which recognizes players’ cooperation with the media. The award is named in honor of John Halligan, a longtime Rangers and NHL Public Relations executive, who passed away in 2010.

    Callahan is serving in his second year as Alternate Captain of the New York Rangers. He ranks fifth among all NHL forwards in blocked shots (77) and tenth in hits (224). Callahan leads the Rangers in power play goals (10) and game winning goals (five), ranks second in goals (24), points (49) and power play points (15) and third in assists (25).

  70. Olga Folkyerself on

    Drury has a goal this year. It’s to make pizza and cash his paychecks.

  71. Ok – here we go. Playing down to your opponent. Nice job Rangers. Can Torts hit the players? Is that legal?

  72. for the superstitious ones out there
    don’t worry
    i’ll be having leftover ravioli
    from monday’s win
    very soon

  73. eddie – I agree that Johnny Oduya is one of the best names in hockey, if not the best.

  74. Guys – this looks horrible. What is going on!? It’s the same as always. Playing down to your opponent! STOP IT! Thrash them. Score 5 in the first.

  75. Gonzo Grabby on

    rangers looking great huh? i think our d needs to stop turning the puck over and get a forecheck please

  76. Noah-rury-allahan, 28 on

    Everyone quiet! The Rangers are sleeping out there.

    Boy you’d think the appearance of a crutches-holding Callahan and the McDonald ceremony would fire them up.

  77. The Rangers are afraid to make mistakes in their zone….tentative. Pressure, I guess. Torts should pick up on that

  78. figures, rangers skate hard the first few minutes of the game, can’t score and now there making Atlanta look like one of the top teams in the league, man this team is frustrating at times.

  79. I think Torts is going to have to mix it up. Get Avery up into Wolski’s spot and get Gilroy up with Prust. Do it. Mix n match. Make them DO STUFF.

  80. eddie eddie eddie on

    NYR_fan – another great name Rajean Houle…especially when the canadian announcers would scream Houle, Houle with the puck Houle….

  81. Gonzo Grabby on

    after artie missed that good chance, we havent done squat. they get real down if they dont score easily. gotta keep goin boys. dont play down to teh competiton

  82. Fans Suck – Players Suck.

    Carp – Yell the name of the blog. It’s so quiet I am sure everyone will hear you. Crowd is so dead.

  83. Nice to see the Knicks supporting the Rangers.

    That was Thierry Henry below Rony Turiaf, FYI!

  84. Headzo Del Headzo on

    UMD beats ND in the semi’s to advance to the finals in case anybody cares…

  85. 24LinCalPrustBoylahan24 on

    crowd is pretty lame for such a huuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuge game

  86. I like how Trautwig completely ignores Thierry Henry sitting next to the Knicks guy who is presumably about 1000x less famous in virtually every other country in the world.

  87. Gonzo Grabby on

    we arent fast enough of a team to keep dumping in and chasing. our guys either have to try to carry in or put in another gear

  88. ZzZz NYR ZzZz "Just win ,baby!! "...says Greg L. on

    RANGERRRRRRRRRRRRRRSSS!!!!!!!!!!

    GO GO GO GO ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh ohhhhhhhhhhh ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh

  89. Time to pick it up. In the words of Killarmy:

    Wake the F&*^ up or get Broke the F&*^ up!

  90. Stupid blackout rules. Monroe County is not even a place in PA that MSG shows Rangers games, not even offered here, yet blacked out through Versus. Emailing MSG to inquire.

  91. Get Gilroy out on this PP. Get him on the ice. He has jump and something to prove.

  92. Sorry Tony (and ilb) but I have to run out during intermission to get more smokes. No way I’m making through this game with the few I have left :) Oy!!!!!

  93. Whoa…Manny, did you use some Hobbit Wizard magic to make that text smaller in your post?

  94. 24LinCalPrustBoylahan24 on

    best thing i have to say about that power play

    THANK GOD ATLANTA DID NOT SCORE

  95. Gonzo Grabby on

    at this rate i dont think gabby will ever score again this season. whens the last tiem he scored on the pp?

  96. NYR – nothing was on purpose. That was a total programming mistake! We discovered a treasure. The magic of the Hobbit Wizard Live!

    * hobbit wizard * ?

  97. ZzZz NYR ZzZz "Just win ,baby!! "...says Greg L. on

    We are playing smart ,patience is the key.

  98. That is cool

    you do a ^ then whatever you want to say and then another one of those carrot things (shift + #6)

  99. 24LinCalPrustBoylahan24 on

    why are these 2 yelling?? the crowd is not loud enough to warrant them shouting

  100. I am a Positive Paulina….I am reporting what I see – these guys look flat. It worries me. Worried Wanda.

  101. Gonzo Grabby on

    we need a regulation or ot win to be comfortable imo. gotta score more than 2 here tonight. cmon boys!

  102. Thierry Henry is a famous Arsenal and Barcelona footballer, now playing for the NY Red Bulls.

    I cant believe nobody else here recognized him, even with the hood over his head! He is fantastically gorgeous.

  103. Oh Awesome! Icings! So thrilling. Always a good sign for this team!

    ^ Let’s Go Rangers! ^

  104. N.CountryNYRFan on

    sounds like i’m listening to the Atlanta broadcast. Sam and Joe won’t stfu about them

  105. Yeesh, had to pick my chin off the floor after that one……back in a few all.

  106. Gonzo Grabby on

    wow rangers u really flirting with disaster. thank god for hank. we cant be this bad the rest of teh way. torts has got to get in their faces. bad period.

  107. Hank is playing after all. I hope they shook off their nervousness. They looked better in their zone. Now, go to the net.

  108. Another way we could clinch with only two points (don’t know if it was mentioned): Rangers win one game in regulation, lose other game in regulation, Hurricanes win one or both games in shootout. Rangers/Hurricanes tied in points but Rangers win first tiebreaker. I’m sure someone has mentioned that, but I haven’t seen it. Obviously, the magic number of 3 is the easiest formula.

  109. AMEN Sullivan! MORE URGENCY. Force Tempo. Get Pucks Deep. Hit the Net. Stop taking extra passes. Crash Net.

    BRILLIANT COACHING.

    Can Prusty skip the interview and go hear Sullivan and Torts SCREAMING at the players?

  110. it’s a good thing time ran out, atlanta had a two on one break. Rangers come out flying, all 4 lines, than don’t score and sleep the rest of the period. The way that period went you would think atlanta is the team that need the win.

  111. eddie eddie eddie on

    No worries….this game is going according to plan….we arent losing….

  112. Tiki

    My post at 7.35 = Me recognising Thierry Henry

    Also the most interesting thing that happened in that period.

  113. ZzZz NYR ZzZz "Just win ,baby!! "...says Greg L. on

    Solid playoff period . What did youse guys think? The Rangers would come out and score 5 goals? Nawwww the Rangers believe they are making it and they are playing a sound , controlled ,pressure game. They are wearing out the Thrashers and when we put in a goal… THERE WILL BE a barrage of shot and goals a commin our way!!!

  114. Gonzo Grabby on

    im sorry, but if our freakin 7.5 million dollar sniper doesnt get him and his line going and get some goals, we wont last 5 games in teh playoffs

  115. I am away headzo….she’s all yours…. just alerting you to her presence. I am still confused by the jacket but to each his own…

  116. Sorry, LW. I didn’t see that. LOL at 1000x. :)

    More like 728934829923798437294382794832749872394872948372893479897234873879872348973298472938732498273 times more famous across the world, and in America too!! :)

  117. Hey everyone!
    Don’t worry. There’s still 40 minutes left to play. They can do it!

  118. Headzo Del Headzo on

    If you didn’t point the jacket out I never would have noticed. I’m mesmerized by other parts of her!

  119. ZzZz NYR ZzZz "Just win ,baby!! "...says Greg L. on

    Yo Grabby , just repeat after me…” Gaborik sucks , Gaborik sucks , Gaborik suck…” There feel better? Yeah he is not your prototipical Jagr . Gaborik is a weapon , just wait till he scores …it could be a BIG ONE!!!

  120. Gonzo Grabby on

    greg, we stunk bro. thats all there is to it. few good shifts early. were lucky they hit the post and kane was stopped by hank

  121. Gonzo Grabby on

    greg- he is a weapon, and a threat when he is on the ice. last year. not the gabby ofd this year.

  122. The Crosby superstition clip just ran again. His superstitions are so zany and wacky, I can’t repeat them here due to the unacceptably high risk of spontaneous combustion it would produce.

    Tim Thomas, meanwhile, likes to eat a cheesburger the day before every game. A routine he adapted from Marty Brodeur, who of course eats a cheeseburger before every period.

  123. >>Gaborik is a weapon , just wait till he scores…

    I believe the name you’re looking for is “Threat To Score”.

  124. Yea – That is where Mark Sanchez got the idea for the whole Hot Dog under the towel incident (no jokes about the phrasing please!)

  125. I just met eric. Surprisingly he was nervous about the way the first period went. And about this game in general. And, I might add, he might be a tad negative if they lose this game. Haha. Just kidding. Nice guy. Another really nice Bonehead.

  126. hope they got the jitters settled now. need to come in and forecheck like crazy this period.

  127. *Important update from MSG* Crosby had a little yellow (perhaps corn) in his poo earlier today. Pierre Lebrun will be on ESPN later to address this developing situation.

  128. 24LinCalPrustBoylahan24 on

    they are NOT dictating play
    its like they are waiting to react instead of ACT

  129. Gonzo Grabby on

    this is pathetic. its like theyre waiting to get scored on bvefore they start getting into it!

  130. Phew, back in time. People who take 20 minutes to buy lottery tix while people are in line behind them make me want to toss them over a byfuglien bridge.

    can we stay positive please!!!!!!!!

  131. Headzo Del Headzo on

    I missed the last few Carolina games but I’m sure they were nothing like this game….

  132. Don’t you hate that Mama? I was at Stewart’s the other day and was behind a lady just like that! Forever playing lottery tickets!

  133. That one was a long time coming. Ugh. Do these guys even care about making the playoffs?

  134. the last of the sloppy play in our zone
    finally found its way in our net.

    too bad we can’t do that!

  135. ZzZz NYR ZzZz "Just win ,baby!! "...says Greg L. on

    Not good but now we come will some urgency!!!!!

    LETS GO RANGERS!!!!!!!!!!!

  136. WTB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!?!?!?!!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

    SERIOUSLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!?!?!?!??!!?!?

  137. ZzZz NYR ZzZz "Just win ,baby!! "...says Greg L. on

    OMG NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

    What the …..aww come on!!!!!

  138. Oy. This was not what I was expecting…

    We have half a game left. It’s time to get their heads in the game and win this thing.

    I truly believe they’ll win this game. They’re just trying to shorten all of your lives with a little extra panic.

  139. 24LinCalPrustBoylahan24 on

    i said the other night, whoever does not show up to play the last 3 games needs to be gone next season

  140. Well Lin – so far most of the team has to go. Except Hank. Cally can stay too – he has an excuse.

  141. ZzZz NYR ZzZz "Just win ,baby!! "...says Greg L. on

    Lots of time left folks…we could be down 5 goals if we dont WAKE UP!!!!!

    Game/Season is far from over …we are down 2 measly goals.

    NEED to attack . we are not done yet!!!

  142. 24LinCalPrustBoylahan24 on

    grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr FEISTIER NOW

    WAKE THE FUDGE UP GUYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  143. Gonzo Grabby on

    theres no comeback. were lucky we came back the last game. team didnt bring it. effin tired of gabby, artie, girardiu, boyle, allo tehm. unreal this is their effin season!! they dont deserve the playoffs.

  144. Since this game is already lost, they have nothing to lose. They can relax now and play hockey

  145. 24LinCalPrustBoylahan24 on

    wow, the next 10 1/2 minutes cannot end quick enough lol
    WOW HANK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  146. OK. One goal, that’s all we need to get back in this game.

    They can do this.

    I believe.

  147. ZzZz NYR ZzZz "Just win ,baby!! "...says Greg L. on

    we have been down by 2 before…relax folks , our boys will not let us down. 60 min remember.

  148. McDonough has been one of the better offensive players tonight, and that’s just so disappointing.

  149. Headzo Del Headzo on

    Garbage passes like that happen in my men’s league games. They’re not supposed to happen here. FU Gir-retardi.

  150. JimboWoodside on

    They look rattled and very unsure of themselves – I mean, it’s game 81 of the season!! They should know what they can do!

  151. Gonzo Grabby on

    how many comebacks do u think we can manufacture? we spot teams goals all teh time we will lose. we cant score barely,. so comebacks are hard for this team. i will not turn it off. i will kep watchin the trainwreck, but this is bad. i mean, this isnt teh redwings here. we watched teh canes handle the wings easy last night. what is this? u know teh canes arent losing anymore games. ughh please somebody score for us1 and fast

  152. Remember that glove save by Henrik when we come back and win this game.

    LETS GO RANGERS!

    Let’s get on the board and pull within one!

  153. no surprised, didn’t think this team was making the playoffs anyway, another wasted year in the many in the Sather regime. This garbage isn’t going to change as long as that Niedenthal is the gm of the ny rangers. Hey carp, so much for negative nancy, more like a realist.

  154. >>I’m nauseous.

    That exactly what I’m going through every time Threat To Score is shown on my screen. What a small little player that guy is!

  155. Doodie Machetto on

    Strong first four minutes. Nothing since.

    Bench Girardi, give Gilroy his time.

  156. you can take it to the bank. Rangers miss the playoffs, sather signs another big money, bad contract in the off season.

  157. >>By the way, I blame this on Steven McDonald!!!

    His “We win, you lose” didn’t go over too well.

  158. JimboWoodside on

    What the hell did Craig Ramsay say to his team before this game, I wonder?

  159. our only hope is
    if Cally goes down to the
    locker room
    and towel whips
    his teammates
    into waking up

  160. Doodie Machetto on

    That was the first time we had sustained pressure since 5 minutes into the first period.

  161. I mean with those guys out there we have possible the smallest PP possible. No bodies – no power. Why not get Artie out there too while you’re at it!

  162. I really feel bad for poor Hank. He plays his heart out every game and sometimes it seems like he gets no help from the rest of the guys out there.

  163. Doodie Machetto on

    Look at the bright side, we can use the money we will save on not buying playoff tickets to help pay for the 23% ticket increase next season

  164. as usual, a crappy team
    plays its A game against
    us
    and we play our B minus
    game against them.

    sheesh!!!!!!!!

    gee, Carp
    if you interview an atlanta player
    you could ask him why they didn’t bother
    to play like that all season, maybe they’d be in
    the playoffs.

  165. Dave Lozo: “All the focus is on Carolina, but the Rangers can still get in with a loss and a win vs. NJ if the Sabres lose their last two in regulation.”

  166. Doodie Machetto on

    It’s gonna be tough taking golf swings with that broken ankle. At least you can still ride around in the cart.

  167. N.CountryNYRFan on

    don’t fret 1 goal here late and the game changes in our favor….I hope…gulp

  168. Olga Folkyerself on

    They really should teach those guys how to block shots… Cally, that wasn’t how to it…

  169. 24LinCalPrustBoylahan24 on

    3rd period is going to be AWESOME!!!!!!!!! i am serious! we are going to be celebrating!!

  170. 24LinCalPrustBoylahan24 on

    you know i’m up for that ilbzo! gonna be a frantic 3rd period!!!

  171. nice clear by #16 on the first goal. that is why he sucks. he sucks in the d zone and has 2 goals on the year.

    nice play avery.

    gaborik what more can you say. can the guy play any smaller, any less effective. he is such a overrated piece of crap.

    big trouble………..

  172. JimboWoodside on

    In just 15 seconds…..and of course, the first goal is scored by an ex-icelander….just great.

  173. gabby has not scored a lot against good teams, he has had a few games with big goals usually in routs and that is it…………….

  174. miss the playoffs on the last day agin, can it be any more painful on the rangers?????????????

    need a quick goal in the 3rd. btw nice play by girardi on the 2nd goal and nice trip, the rangers only had maybe 3 more players back….

  175. What happened with Cally in the beginning? Came out on crutches to accept an award?

    LETS GO RANGERS

  176. >>…gaborik what more can you say.

    He’s still finding his game.
    He’s playing hurt.
    He plays against other teams top defencemen.

    Oh and, he’s always a, umm, Threat To Score.

  177. Gaborik won’t be gone next year, sather will do his normal thing by signing another huge bad contract, probably richards, you can take it to the bank.

  178. Clearly we can’t count on Tampa getting the job done. They couldn’t do it the other night.

    NYR better get one point out of this, at least. Just one fuggin point! LOSE IN OT OR THE FUGGIN SHOOTOUT!

  179. >>Gaborik better be gone next season.

    I support you, but what master plan do you have to get rid of him?

  180. “Girardi rarely gets beat like that” yea that’s because he usually backs right into the goalie.

    Avery ios worthless. anybody who says otherwise is very ignorant about hockey and tired of hearing it.

    Gabby is what he always has been, a diminuitive player who is usually quick and shifty with a great shot. hes just a little off this year.

    I wont miss any of these guys next year if they are gone.

  181. I’m all in for the a HUGE comeback in the third.

    If I’m Torts, I tell the team that this is their moment to grab by the throat and triumph. They have nothing to lose at this point. Pedal to the medal and get this win, shoving back in the fans faces who don’t believe.

  182. [We] need a hero
    [We’re] holding on for a hero ‘til the end of the night
    He’s gotta be strong
    And he’s gotta be fast
    And he’s gotta be fresh from the fight
    [We] need a hero
    [We’re] holding on for a hero ‘til the morning light
    He’s gotta be sure
    And it’s gotta be soon
    And he’s gotta be larger than life

  183. N.CountryNYRFan on

    if the Rangers can’t beat Atlanta on our ice they don’t deserve to be in the playoffs

  184. Oleo, it is madness at this time of year…I want Zuccarello out there….there may be some truth to the cap issue and Vinny Prospal’s bonus…but it still doesn’t make sense to me…

    I have no problem trying Gillie at forward but why try it now?

  185. Doodie Machetto on

    Let Gilroy play in Girardi’s place. The only thing Girardi seems ready to shut down is his locker for the summer.

  186. Doodie Machetto on

    Orr, are you kidding? If they played Avery more it would be 10-2 Rangers.

  187. Looks like I picked the wrong week to stop smoking…Oh, wait, I didn’t….phew!

  188. Mister Delaware on

    Prediction 1: The Rangers will score w/in the first 5 minutes of the period.

    Prediction 2: They will not win tonight.

    Prediction 3: ~49% of this board will give up and declare the season over.

    Prediction 4: Atlanta will beat Carolina in regulation tomorrow night.

    Prediction 5: The Rangers will make the playoffs.

    Prediction 6: Some of those mentioned in prediction 3 will declare our making the playoffs lucky and seem like they care more about being right than simply being happy we’re in.

    Prediction 7: The Rangers will not be eliminated in the 1st round.

  189. Well ORR!! Maloney says we are losing because of a mere 0:15 seconds and Gilroy (who I still like) has played over 4 Minutes so ……..

  190. Mister, now that’s a way to make chicken salad out of chicken carcillo!!!! Good job!

  191. Gaborik and then Wolski….killing us.

    Where is Newbury for the Faceoff win!?

  192. Doodie Machetto on

    Orr, I’m also blaming Avery, and satirizing the blind Avery supporters.

  193. 24LinCalPrustBoylahan24 on

    the line mixing is NOT going to help

    and Ryan Callahan casts a huge shadow

  194. Mister Delaware on

    Christensen simply isn’t very strong/tough but he’s working tonight.

  195. yep
    that wonderful shutdown
    number one defensive tandem
    of Staal and Girardi

    jeeeezus!

  196. Well, the Rangers are truly proving to be a PO challenged team, as so many of us said all along.

  197. I thought Gaborik was an elite “sniper”!? He can’t even skate with a low-level forward!?

  198. great play by Gaborik, he figures he can’t score for the rangers so he scores for the thrashers.

  199. And then depression set in……(also a great movie line from a great movie) but sadly true in this case. Oy dear.

  200. NYR – Don’t even trade him – let Drury use him as a busboy at Pizza Pants Palace

  201. 24LinCalPrustBoylahan24 on

    thrashers STILL paying up back for that playoff sweep a few years ago

  202. The Heterodox Economist on

    Whoa, I flipped to MSG twice since the game begun and both times I see Gaborik playing defense in front of Lundqvist… are they short on D?

  203. Mister Delaware on

    Poster 1: I’m first to abandon ship!

    Poster 2: No, I’m first, watch me blame players!!

    Poster 3: No way guys, I totally quit on this season first, I knew we were losing before the game even started!!!

  204. how in the hell was Gabby
    in front of the net and there were
    NO other Rangers within 15 feet
    to go for a rebound.

    boy, after the boston game
    i thought our intestinal fortitude
    was a thing of the past.

  205. As much as I love these guys, I don’t get them sometimes. What is wrong with them?

  206. JimboWoodside on

    Torts alluded to this the other night – about coming off such an emotional win against a very good team…he was concerned about a letdown – but he couldn’t do a thing to ward it off, apparently….

  207. Mister Delaware on

    No, Doodie, you’re my favorite. You’re Secret Poster #4 I didn’t even include.

  208. I really thought they were going to win tonight. At least we have our comfortable 3 goal deficit.

  209. don’t worry. gaborik is going to score four goals!
    ha.
    linda, let’s get ready to riot. i got 3 margaritas in me!

  210. Dont give up! All we need is one goal. As the great Jimmy Valvano once said (about something much more important) “Dont give up. Dont ever give up.”

  211. Mister Delaware on

    Do I get a hat trick of suck for (1) being told I look like a child wearing a jersey, (2) getting scolded for cursing and (3) watching the Rangers lose? I think so.

  212. avery could not score if they let him throw it in.

    gaborik is so overpaid it is scary…

    another year of this crap.. they cannot score….

    if they overpay for another euro soft crap like gaborik it is unbeleivable.

    so the rangers are nervous…first big game in there lives………

  213. As much as I love Torts and think he is the right guy for this team, the starts the past two games have to be partially on him.

  214. God – we have no size. None. Why would we say Zuccarello is too small? He at least tries to hit.

  215. Shoot the damn puck Dubi…why did you practice your shot all summer? For empty netters?

  216. Apparently after the 3rd goal, it rained in Carolina, but it only lasted a minute or two. What they found out is it wasn’t rain, it was a bunch of orgasms shot in the air and coming down.

    They’re excited in Carolina, to say the least.

  217. Mister Delaware on

    Maybe Callahan will go all Willis Reed on Saturday, skate two shifts, score twice and will the team to an easy win.

  218. So now the question is will they be shutout?? My guess is 1 goal, but that’s really stretching things.

  219. TheMessiah94 on

    Teams always play well coming home after a 5-game road trip. I’m sure they’ll play the Canes hard.

  220. Doodie Machetto on

    “As much as I love Torts and think he is the right guy for this team, the starts the past two games have to be partially on him.”

    I thought they had a GREAT start tonight. It’s just everything since that has been terrible.

  221. Doodie Machetto on

    “They’re excited in Carolina, to say the least.”

    No they aren’t, because they don’t have fans.

  222. I love TORTS! He glued Gabby to the bench since the goal! Stay there, Butt-Chin clown!

  223. dont we have a horrible record on Steven McDonald night? we didnt show up simple as that. and they deserve to be held accountable for it. and right now i think they will, by not making the playoffs.

  224. Doodie Machetto on

    “”Maybe Callahan will go all Willis Reed on Saturday, skate two shifts, score twice and will the team to an easy win.”

    And that will be MSG’s top moment over the 94 Cup win.

  225. Mister Delaware on

    Yeah, the Carolina fans I know wait until atleast the 2nd round to start being diehard.

  226. >>gaborik absolutely sucks.

    And we have him for, what, another three seasons? Luv-ly!

  227. You’re right Lev. All this praise to the Thrashers by Mich and Rosen. I blame our boys. They just did not show up. Too bad. I love this team.

  228. And come on, this team has no first line and struggles to score more often than not – are they now gonna score 3 goals in the final 8 minutes? LOL…right!

  229. Carp

    do you have a term for
    “less than scrimmage speed”?

    even our desperation in the 3rd doesn’t look that
    desperate.

  230. Doodie Machetto on

    If Ramsey is Picard, does that make Andrew Ladd Commander Riker? Byfgulien is Wharf. Antropov is Data.

  231. Caps Fan April 7th, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    My Ranger fan buddy said no one wants the Rangers first round.

    ****

    If I rooted for a team that was better than the Rangers I would *not* want to play them. If I rooted for a team worse than the Rangers I would beg to play them.

  232. Caps fan, I’ll take that, but if you’re a Caps fan, how’d you get in here :)

  233. ZzZz NYR ZzZz "Just win ,baby!! "...says Greg L. on

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! plz plz plz plzzzzzz im gonna gointo shock here soon!!!

  234. I’m blaming Sam, he had to say if the Rangers make the playoffs iy will 14 years since the Knicks and Rangers both made the playoffs. What a JINX!

  235. Great lineup Doodie. Nice find. Where are the ladies of the Enterprise? Whoopi? That blonde Chick? Dr. Troi?

  236. Mister Delaware on

    “If they lose this game in regulation, Carolina’s Magic Number is 4.”

    I don’t think that’s correct. If they win both games in shootouts, can’t we take either the 1st or 3rd tiebreak?

  237. crowd is dead too…players deserve to be booed. no effort. 81st game of season, unacceptable.

  238. Headzo Del Headzo on

    Worst part of next season? Think od all the sophomore slumps we’ll have.

  239. Doodie Machetto on

    MD: Yes, you are right. If they win both in shootouts, and the Rangers win the last game in regulation, we would get the tiebreaker. I stand corrected.

  240. how the eff is it that it’s just one Ranger
    in the offensive zone and no one else?!?!?!!?

  241. Im blaming Torts here. The team was not ready for any type of opposition force, and Gilroy on offense? WTF. Seemed like in his pregame interview he was more concerned about coddling the players than keeping his foot on the pedal.

  242. Ok Everybody Start Booing at once…

    1….

    2….

    3….

    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  243. N.CountryNYRFan on

    How can this team not play fired up for a game like this!!!!!!!!!!! BOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!

  244. Rangers cant score. Not gonna happen. This shutout ought to make a few things abundantly clear.

    we need to root for Carolina to lose, we cant beat anyone tonight with this play.

  245. Mister Delaware on

    “MD: Yes, you are right. If they win both in shootouts, and the Rangers win the last game in regulation, we would get the tiebreaker. I stand corrected.”

    Not to be a total pain in the ass, but I’m pretty sure if they win only 1 in a shootout, we still take the tiebreak with a regulation win. Push the 1st at 35, push the second 2-2 head to head then win the goal differential.

  246. you better believe Fatso is in on Saturday. so once we lose this and win Saturday and Carolina wins both of their games, they’re in……lots of praying to be done tomorrow.

  247. Doodie, I missed the first and second periods, so I just imagined that they played horrible through your comments and the score.

  248. I don’t even know what to say about this. How does the entire team not show up with the season on line? Hard to believe.

  249. CapeBretonRangerFan on

    On the bright side, at least we won’t be missing the playoffs after losing to the Devils. We saved ourselves the agony and got it done tonight.

  250. Doodie Machetto on

    MD: Incorrect. The head to head is based on points earned in the series. We went 2-2, but they went 2-0-2, giving them the 2nd tiebreaker.

  251. Guys – who cares how they get into the playoffs? They don’t deserve it. Getting in by rooting for two teams to lose is almost disrespectful to Hockey. We blew it. This was our chance. It was an easy one. Atlanta. didn’t win. Season Over. Rightfully so.

    Boooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
    Booooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
    booooooooooooooooooooooooo
    Boooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

  252. Carolina will destroy Atlanta tomorrow! Not only do they have better offensive players than Rangers, Atlanta will be tired and disinterested. If you ask me, Thrashers probably will rather see a team from their division make the playoffs.

  253. Stop booing. It’s not helping.

    They’ve had chances tonight, just not able to bury any of them.

  254. The Rangers have given up. This is just awful. They deserve to be booed quite loudly after this disgrace.

  255. Mister Delaware on

    “MD: Incorrect. The head to head is based on points earned in the series. We went 2-2, but they went 2-0-2, giving them the 2nd tiebreaker.”

    There you go, I knew I was going to screw up the numbers at some point.

  256. Look – THIS TEAM does not deserve to be in the Playoffs. This play is terrible. I should have listened to my Fiance a while back. She gave up a long time ago. They got what they deserved and what they wanted – an early end to the season.

    I feel awful for Captain Callahan. Let’s get some leaders in the off season and some guys that can bury pucks.

  257. Julie, I’m with you….hey, you making it on Saturday? e-mail me, I’ll get it on my phone. I’ll be in city starting from tomorrow early afternoon.

  258. I wonder who sponsors the the 15:00 to 10:00 minute mark of the 2nd period? Perhaps sponsored by Wolf Ten…

  259. JimboWoodside on

    Those 2 games – Buff and the fishsticks…biting us right in the assens…..

  260. ZzZz NYR ZzZz "Just win ,baby!! "...says Greg L. on

    Its gonna come down to anutha game 82!!! waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!

  261. Mister Delaware on

    There should be a rule that if you go to Quittertown, you’re done for the year. People shouldn’t be allowed to quit a dozen times over the course of a season.

  262. I will try to make it Saturday Mama. I will email you tomorrow from work. I’m so depressed right now!

  263. Agree MD- totally agree. The Rangers should be disallowed from playing in the post season even if all other teams lose out.

  264. Hey Headzo – I think I hear the Hillside HOnda girl in the crowd! She’s Booing!

  265. I don’t know if I can continue the scoreboard watching starting tomorrow…But I will be watching on Saturday.

  266. Can’t wait for Ocho Cinco’s first start of the season on Saturday. What a waste of Captain Callahan’s bones.

  267. so Carp
    is it a sucker’s bet that
    atlanta will just lay down
    for the hurricanes
    just like the isles
    did the other night?

  268. BOoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

  269. >>we need to root for Carolina to lose

    This is the point where I stop rooting for anything. I thank them for an interesting ride, but I’m wrapping it up for this season.

  270. N.CountryNYRFan on

    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOBOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOBOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOBOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOBBOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOBOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  271. Rangers 0 and 3 for the season against the Thrashers. Geeesh….sorry but when you look at that, don’t you deserve to struggle to make the POs?

    And Crapiletti saying ‘oh it will be difficult for Carolina against the Thrashers tomorrow’.

    Wanna bet?

  272. I’m disappointed. And they look exhausted, walking off the ice.

    Yet, I still believe in this team.

  273. Gabby Butt-Chin on the bench in the third crumbling in other crucial game

    MZA in the minors…huge mistake…not just in hindsight either…

  274. We just have to believe in ATL tomorrow and then take care of business on Saturday.

    Dont give up, dont ever give up.

    I just didn’t feel it tonight; apparently, neither did the Rangers. Again, tonight is a case of both Torts failing his players and the players failing him.

  275. Mister Delaware on

    “Blame this loss on Steven McDonald and Sean Avery”

    “Totally agree.” – Dan Girardi

  276. Headzo Del Headzo on

    Manny I think she’s from queens or brooklyn – she’ll probably respect a slap to the face before anything else.

  277. This season is ending just like last season (essentially) – with Gaborik on the bench – not producing.

  278. Mister Delaware on

    “I’ll be there on Saturday. I guess I’m a glutton for punishment”

    If you commit beforehand to getting drunk, you’ll walk away with atleast one win.

  279. I’m not sure what other people saw in this team but I knew after the all star break they weren’t making the playoffs so this doesn’t hurt for me, this was what I expected. At least the rangers are consistent every year, consistently a 9th place team. The sad part in all of this is sather will still have a job as gm of the rangers, that is pathetic.

  280. Doodie, hope you can make the picnic on Saturday!

    ilb, ummmmmm. Well, you know what I mean :)

  281. CapeBretonRangerFan on

    Five months in a playoff spot, until the last game of the regular season, only to collapse…priceless!

  282. ye i saw Prust trying to catch air. i dont understand how they can be exhausted after such a game, and after having 2 days off…no excuse to lose to the lowly Thrashers.

  283. Headzo: Words of advice from the immortal Trent a/k/a Double Down:

    “Oh, Mike, respect my ass[en]. What they respect is honesty. Look you see how they dress when they go out. Right? They want you to notice ‘em. Now all your doing is letting them know it’s working. You got to get off of this respect thing. There’s nothing wrong with letting the girls know that your money and that you want to party.”

  284. I can’t wait to see how happy everyone is tomorrow when the thrashers beat the hurricanes.

  285. Well, here’s the glass 1/2 full: If the Canes bump the Rangers to 9th in the east, they’ll likely end up drafting 11th overall!

  286. ilb2001 on