It’s Go Time!

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I have to ask you guys a favor, please. I understand the anxiety in day like today, and I expect it to be a roller-coaster at best, and a complete free-fall at worst.

All I ask is that you please watch the language. Thank you.

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Game 82: The captain (0 goals) is back. Mats Zuccarello is in (in case of shootout). Matt Gilroy stays in the lineup, but on defense, where he finished Thursday’s game.
Sean Avery and Steve Eminger are prucha’d.

Guessing Lundqvist in goal. Just kidding. Brodeur for Devils.

You all know the deal. The Rangers are in with a win and a Carolina loss in regulation, overtime or shootout. The Rangers are in with an OT or shootout loss (and a Bettman Bonus Point) and a Carolina loss in regulation.

If the Rangers lose, they’re out. If they get one point and Carolina gets one point, they’re out. If they both win, they’re out.

Enjoy.

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  1. Headzo Del Headzo on

    We’re winnin’ this Byfuglien game, and the candy-canes will lose tonight!!

    LGR!!!

    SIRE FATHER!!

    Hi Linda!!

  2. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    SIRE FATHER!!!!

    wait, should we be pronouncine Sather more like father and not sayther lol

  3. Headzo Del Headzo on

    Noon cocktails for all while we dispatch the filthy fatso & his doofus devils….

    LGR!!!

  4. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    lmfao FAYTHER! Headzo, you will keep me in good spirits today, I can tell!!

  5. I just want you all know that today is my 26th birthday. Hopefully for everyone’s sake, the Rangers commemorate it with a much-needed victory. Good luck, Ranger fans. (And, yes, it’s really me.)

  6. eddie eddie eddie on

    torts “dru is not a holler guy in the room…he leads by example”…lord have mercy…if that is what you call leading by example, no wonder we are in a pickle…

  7. Headzo Del Headzo on

    I’m in a good mood Linda – not sure why but I think the boys, and Drury, will deliver today…
    & i’m not even drunk yet!!!!

  8. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    Eddie, hold up… he did teach the guys how to chew a mean mouthguard! ;-)

    Headzo, drury delivers every day, in 7.7 seconds or less!

  9. Good afternoon, Carp!

    The Rangers WILL make the playoffs. That said, I can’t watch. Going for a bike ride.

  10. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    it’s 11:15 here and already 78 degrees! with 63% humidity. I REFUSE TO PUT THE AC on in APRIL damnit lol

  11. eddie eddie eddie on

    the carloing game is on NHL channel….that one to me is of greater interest….good chance i pass out and wake up in time to catch that one

  12. I DONT KNOW COOKE!FKA IDKC on

    nursing a hangover,so java all the way.heres hoping that captain clutch limps onto the ice ala willis reed,and leads this team to victory,also to tampa,please put up some sort of fight!

  13. ThisYearsModel on

    Nothing to play for tonight for Tampa. On the road in Raleigh, no way they win the game. This club has piddled away their season by coming up small against Buffalo, Islanders, Ottawa and Atlanta. They are where they deserve to be. Unfortunately, making 4 playoffs in 12 years is not enough to get Sather fired.

  14. When Renney was coach people complained that he sat young players when they didn’t play well, but gave the vets unlimited ice time no matter how bad they played.

    Now Torts benches vets for not giving 100% effort and people complain about that.

  15. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    lol eddie, its alabama, this is actually a prelude to next month

    Lloyd, we use carcillo in place of that word! ;-) or Cooke…or cooke-in carcillo, or carcilloy. Just helpin you out man, want you to stay around!

  16. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    does dubinsky step up today?
    does the return of Captain Unisom inspire?
    does Tortsarelli wear another dreadful tie?
    Does Krisy get to see an MZA goal?

    Questions WILL BE ANSWERED!!

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

  17. I have faith in my team. Either way, I’m going to try to enjoy the possible last game of the season.

    P.S. Anyone know where I can watch the game? I’m not in the NY area so no MSG here :( I tried atdhe.me but it’s not on there…

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

    wow predictable game 82 freaking carping…just posting away on the previous one!!

  19. Headzo Del Headzo on

    eddie – need to pace myself – Rangers, Masters, Yankees, College Finals, Candy-Canes all on TV today. My liquor cabinet will get a workout!

  20. Fair enough, Linda. I shall do my best.

    But oy vey these lines:

    Prospal-Anisimov-Gaborik
    Wolski-Boyle-Prust
    Dubinsky-Stepan-Fedotenko
    Zuccarello-Christensen-Drury

  21. I DONT KNOW COOKE!FKA IDKC on

    yergs you can checkout GCL on nhl.com,thnkt their having a free preview like thier doing with center ice and mlb.

  22. LETS GO RANGERS! need a bi-win today, Charlie Sheen style. btw dude totally bombed in NYC last night…loser. LETS GO BLUESHIRTS and TAMPA!

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

    repostings….

    wicky(grating PIBG)© (The game’s not over until somebody cries!!) April 9th, 2011 at 12:16 pm
    tony
    lmfao!

    let me clarify something. I don’t care if torts has avery in the line up today or eminger or gilroy or drury. I think we will win or lose this game today due to hank! That being said I think torts is a hypocrite due to benchings and scratches. If you are going to bench gabby for bad give aways or defencive play, then dubi, girardi, and others need to be missing a game or a period because they make a lot of mistakes, so does EC.

    wicky(grating PIBG)© (The game’s not over until somebody cries!!) April 9th, 2011 at 12:18 pm
    I haven’t been on in a bit so is there a TIKI update??

    wicky(grating PIBG)© (The game’s not over until somebody cries!!) April 9th, 2011 at 12:20 pm
    clearly we all understand why EC, WW, and MZA are in due to the SO (should we start calling them the acronym boys??)

    wicky(grating PIBG)© (The game’s not over until somebody cries!!) April 9th, 2011 at 12:21 pm
    btw…FIRE HOLLAND!!!

    wicky(grating PIBG)© (The game’s not over until somebody cries!!) April 9th, 2011 at 12:23 pm
    I can’t wait until after the season is over (after we are in the playoffs) and everyone here (including me) starts chopping up the roster and being armchair GMs!!

    wicky(grating PIBG)© (The game’s not over until somebody cries!!) April 9th, 2011 at 12:24 pm
    Hattie and last regular season game for dru as a ranger!!

    LGR!!!!

  24. What a jerk-off coach. Drurys not game ready. He really hates Avery’s guts. IT’s all personal with this coach. Another team’s ending caused by anger. Off season management did him no good

  25. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    Not a southern girl, a MISPLACED New Yorker (Brooklyn by birth )

    Lloyd, i want you to stick around! We’ll give you all the ‘bonehead curse words’ where we use players name instead lol!!

    LETS GO RANGERS LETS GO RANGERS
    LEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEETTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTSSSSSSSSSS
    GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
    RAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANGEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEERS

  26. Drury won’t play more than a handful of minutes anyway. I just don’t see the logic behind undermining a guy’s captaincy all season long, and then sticking him in game 82 and telling him to be the captain. It doesn’t work.

  27. I hope I eat these words, but Drury in for Avery in a potentially nasty must win game? Dumb move by Torts.

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

    brooks says in his article it might be gabby’s last game as a ranger (IMHO, we might have seen the last of avery as well)

  29. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    FIRE HOLLAND! that is great stuff. what a freakin asshat!!!

    Drury on the screen, I’m dozing already!

  30. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    dont have a link, but you can get hockeystreams for a day for about 5 bucks

  31. GoNYRangers11 on

    I hope they crowd gives a standing O at the end of the game no matter the outcome, this team has overachieved this season big time

  32. LET’S GO RANGERS! I’m missing most of today’s game, got to fly to Charlotte NC today. My friend decided it was a good idea to drink himself into critical condition (cirrhosiis of the liver)over the loss of one of his daughters 2 years ago.
    We need a win today, and I’ll bring my anti Canes vibes to NC!

    Good luck Heads!

  33. Devils have had trouble scoring don’t want to give them any gifts due to defensive brain farts

  34. I’ll admit my faith was shaken after Thursday, but I still believe they will win today. And that Carolina will lose.

    Score early and score often on Uncle Daddy.

    Today would have been my Mom’s 63rd birthday. She wasn’t a Rangers fan, but she understood my love for this team, so a little help from above is coming.

    Win this for Tiki, boys.

  35. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    {{{{{OLGA BABY}}}}

    whoever said that girardi and dubinsky should have been benched … I totally agree.
    Girardi and his 6 assgoals .. and dubi could have made a huge step last game and was not ready to step up. GRRRRRRRRRR

    remember last year when Torts sat Redden for that game and he tossed a hissy fit? SHEESH

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

    hey lin, glad you liked it!!

    any tiki update folks??

  37. Even if they lose, the team doesn’t deserve a standing ovation.

    Yeah, they overachieved, but they should have made the playoffs down the stretch. They win big games against the Flyers, and Bruins, but failed to beat the Isles, and Trashers in must win games.

    For that reason alone, they don’t deserve anything.

    Just fuggin win!

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

    do the rangers do the jersey of the back thing after this game??

  39. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    i always like your posts wicksta.. you always make some great points!
    No predictions from me on goals today. the trifecta cannot happen with Cally being out, but I’m hopig for a daily double! HEHEHE

  40. eddie eddie eddie on

    i feel no pain as i type this with my left hand as my right sits on the candle flame

  41. Olga Folkyerself on

    When they give away their jerseys at the end of the game, make sure Drury doesn’t take his off first…

  42. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    yes they do wicky…hopefully its a happy celebration!!!

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

  43. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    Hold on to your butts Rangers fans!

    crowd sounds 100 times better today than the trash game

  44. just asking for a strong full game, make every shift count, every pass, every shot, every save. Protect each other fight for each other play for each other. If we collapse then what was the point of the whole season. if we fight and loose at least the lads fought for it. LGR!

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

    shocker girardi and staal on ice…….

  46. DDDDDDDDDDDDRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

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

    I may have jinxed us by typing during the game….the myth grows

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

    was our sleke winner dubi on ice for the goal against (sarcasm)

  49. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    Headzo, next time I”m up in NY and we have a bonehead fest, I owe you a drink

  50. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    lol ORR, i owe you a drink too!!

    HAPPY BDAY TR and JOSH..wait… are TR and Josh one and the same? HMMM Inquiring minds want to know!

    and i still have that floating head pic of josh on my computer lol

  51. Uh, Sam, Drury may be the captain in name, but the real captain of this team is out with a broken ankle right now.

  52. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    before we get too much further into this game:

    just want to thank you guys for being so entertaining, informative and fun!
    Can always count on the ‘heads! Hope we get a few extra weeks out of the season!

  53. Orr – Could you also give us the final of the game tonight and while your at it the winner of the 8th at the big A this afternoon?

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

    ilb
    #! watching the game #2 napping!!

  55. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    i wonder, if brodeur takes too man shots in the breadbasket, does he poop out dinner rolls?

  56. That “Summer” ad was the lamest thing I’ve ever seen in my entire life. JS.

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

    orr
    I think I saw him in the pregame skate

  58. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    stoeckle looked like a freakin horn dog all over gabby like he was his prom date there int he corner

  59. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    LMFAO ORR, so was I!!! thats too much

    lmao Headzo.
    i sure wish i was NOT 2 minutes behind you guys

  60. theres no way ill be able to keep myself in control if canes-tampa goes to OT knowing that if Carolina gets that 2nd point we’re done..

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

    prospal with a not so good play on kovi

  62. that is a bad goal on Henrik. short side, a shot off his back foot, and he saw it. bad goal

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

    giaGNOME is an idiot, who makes up his questions??

  64. Czechthemout!!! on

    Well, can’t say much about that period. They played well enough in the period to have tbe lead but that is part of the problem. They just can’t score enough. Plus the guy that is supposed to be our star is once again nowhere to be seen. I really hope that what Brooks wrote this morning is true and that Gaborik is playing his final game as a Ranger.

  65. that exact goal is why the Rangers have no chance even if we do advance. The Rangers don’t have anyone to score a goal like Kovalchuk just did.

    Gaborik is supposed to be able to do that but for whatever reason he hasn’t done that this season. Hopefully the Rangers can draft a perennial 30+ goal scorer in this years draft for once.

  66. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    lmao headzo, its the 3rd wine cooler!! that 3.2 % alcohol content by volume is killer lol ;-)

  67. can’t believe they are going to have to put up with 3 more years of Buttchin

    time to start dreamin’ of Kreider, Thomas, Valentenko, McIlrath etc

  68. Czechthemout!!! on

    We also just witnessed the most expensive goal in the history of the NHL! 7,000,000=1 goal by Chris Drury.

  69. JimboWoodside on

    “Brooks wrote this morning is true and that Gaborik is playing his final game as a Ranger.”

    I’ll have to read it, then…..

  70. CapeBretonRangerFan on

    Better be careful with those wine coolers Linda. Before you know it, you’ll be saying some carcillo, cooke,assen type words and you’ll be hartnelled right outta here.

  71. did not see the first. but sounds like the devils superstar showed up and ours is still AWOL…
    maryanne is a classic ranger in the mode of soft overpaid underachieving woosies..

    the rnagers have had 1 big time forward in 7 years, his name is jagr, that is it in 7 years…………………………

    i know they are losing because no 2 goal avery, he is a heck of a player…..

    the excuses and blather will be hard and heavy the next 2 periods as the excuses start…………..to many injuries, and on and on… they are all bullsh-t.

  72. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    lmao Cape, saving the vodka for later!!!

    guess i should have some water in between!!

    HUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGE 2nd period coming up, needless to say lol

    Gabby or Judas

  73. Whew I didn’t think we were going to get a Crosby update today. Thanks msg!

  74. JimboWoodside on

    ANOTHER Cindy report!!! Have they *no* concept of what Ranger fans think of these things!?

  75. Fatty can be had today, need to keep firing and yes Hank needs to stop #2. It was a nice shot but it’s always that spot that gives him trouble. Drives me nuts

  76. wouldnt it be funny, in a really sad way, if the Rangers lose this game in regulation and then Carolina loses in regulation too..

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

    czech
    i agree

    ilb
    too much time and space indeed

  78. well let’s be honest. The Rangers have worse players than all the 8 teams above us, so the fact that we wont be in the playoffs shouldnt be a surprise.

    If it weren’t for the most likely fluke offensive seasons of Boyle and Prust coupled with a massive hotstreak from Dubinsky to start the year and Callahan a few weaks ago the Rangers would be hovering around .500

  79. I am soooo royally pissed off! Rangers 43 wins 9th plc. Carolina 40w buff 42w habs 43. Why arent we tied for 6th??? New rules are a total utter disgrace

  80. look at the rangers team stats so far for this season. pretty sad to see the numbers. wolski, 11 goals as a second liner?

  81. we dont play defense in our own end. eveybody huddles around hank and blocks shots. same stuff all year. lets the opoposing team skate circles around them

  82. Drury as an emotional leader is hysterical. Leetchie, I love you, man, but that was a ridic statement.

    C’mon boys, get tons of rubber on Maaaarty.

  83. Will Brian Boyle come out and show he is the team MVP for the 13 votes he got in Carps pole?

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

    the skills competition is a disgrace!!

  85. need to go into the 3rd with a lead, knowing our record with a lead….who fuggin cares about Minnesota? WOLSKIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII

  86. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    the point system is a joke!
    as CTB said, and as many of you have stated it should be

    3 points for regulation win
    2 points for OT win
    1 points for S/O win
    and, of couser
    0 for a loss lol

  87. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    my friend the AVS fan wished for a wolski goal because he’s on her fantasy team!
    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  88. to be fair about Gaborik, over an 82 game season, he is on pace for 30 goals and 33 assists, which is more than Kovalchuck is on pace for.

    not to mention Gaborik doesnt have a player like Elias on his team. Also i would be shocked if Gaborik didn’t wind up having some sort of surgery in the offseason…

  89. JimboWoodside on

    “Also i would be shocked if Gaborik didn’t wind up having some sort of surgery in the offseason…”

    Yeah – he needs a pair of balls!

  90. I DONT KNOW COOKE!FKA IDKC on

    yea but 10 of gabbys goals were scored in 3 games!what about the rest!

  91. pace my fanny. he is on pace to have a crummy, choker, non-clutch awful season. he is the main reason they are not easily in the playoffs

  92. I DONT KNOW COOKE!FKA IDKC on

    The canes are praying for a devils win,anything can happen in a game 7!

  93. considering making more coffee… i need the caffeine to contain the jitters, lol

  94. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    Mako’s laughin that i’m drinking wine coolers! hell, sams had a 24 pack for $20! gotta go with that lol

  95. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    MCD= MONSTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  96. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    MONSTA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MONSTA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MCFIRETRUCKINMONSTER

  97. With McD’s goal and Drury’s goal does this meant that every Ranger has scored a goal this year?

  98. CCCP, are you here? Mama and Krissy and Linda are in 215 and looking for you? Just saw them … Krissy is so nice. Gave me gifts from Norway. I am humbled.

  99. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    Headzo, i am trying to send vibes to Tal-Linda so he scores an own goal lol

  100. Gabby playing well, ww playing well, stepan playing, no more big rebounds Hank and we are ok. Going to get more on that Fat firetrucking overrated frog

  101. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH

    PRUSTACORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  102. JimboWoodside on

    Someone needs to lay a “Hilliard Graves” hip-check on Kovalschmuck…..

  103. There are multiple consecutive heart attacks in Carolina. A lot of stomach upsets too…

  104. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    PRUST GOES HARD TO THE NET! YAY BABY!!!
    [puts the biscuit behind the pillsbury goalie

  105. Headzo Del Headzo on

    LW – he got it as a repetitive motion injury watchiing Sauer in his huge body after games!!

  106. Prust wins the Steven McDonald award for the effort, Marty wins the Joey MacDonald award for the rebound.

  107. 4generations 4 cups on

    Brandon Prust has 13 goals 16 assists. The best agitator/3rd liner/banger/do everythinger in the league for nothing’s Kotoblowzo & Jokimiss-last-year-when-it-counts.

  108. i dont know if there are many heart attacks in Carolina right now. they must be feeling pretty confident, knowing that a win gets them in, they’re at home, Tampa has nothing to play for… so i dont know if they are necessarily THAT nervous right now.

  109. I DONT KNOW COOKE!FKA IDKC on

    i think that shot by girardi disloged that twinkie that twinkie in brodivas chest!

  110. TheMessiah94 on

    That shot hurt almost as much as this monthly checks he has to sign two his ex-wife! lol

  111. 4generations 4 cups on

    Will 28-0-0 become 28-?-? or will we close out the season not blowing a 2 goal lead? 29-0-0 BOYS!!!!!!!!!!! GET IT DONE!

  112. You do have to wonder, though, if Carolina will be feeling some tension … like the Rangers did last year winning all those games to get to Game 82, then crapping all over themselves in Game 82.

  113. Well we are the only team in the league that has not lost with a lead after 2. THERE I said it. Also said playoffs are a LOCK after the bruins game what could go wrong!

  114. Marty may have to resort to eating some soft food only after that shot for a while. Hey, Marty, they make a liquid bacon nowadays, don’t worry.

  115. Carp are you going to the Red Bulls Game next Saturday ????

    Its time for a little bit soccer :)

  116. Joe Micheletti said that Marty took that shot from Girardi in the midsection that hurt him. Is it possible to bruise your fat?

  117. Whenever I see Al Trautwig I recall him seeing walking a swiss chocolate shop in Berne two years back for raving about swiss chocolates during the Premiere games in Switzerland and in Prague :)

  118. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    rubber to the blubber scott
    on the upside. his nephewson niecedaughter will have crescent rolls with dinner

  119. I DONT KNOW COOKE!FKA IDKC on

    I dont think the canes were thinking they would be in an elimination game tonight,their mindset is alot different now.

  120. It’d be one thing if the Canes were playing a non-playoff team with nothing to lose, but Tampa Bay have got nothing to gain from tonight and they’re going to rest players during the game even if they dress. So I’ll be very surprised if things go our way tonight.

  121. Hopefully we close out this game and then the Canes catch the disease that has often plagued the Rangers: THE YIPS

  122. yeah its a game of eleven drunking sailors venturing around seeking a leather ball in a holy small hole :)

    fans hovering around drinking their brain out of heads:)

  123. I’m sure Carolina feels pressure. And if there is enough hate between them and TB, Tampa must smell blood. Maybe Torts will txt VL: I helped you with your SC. Time to return the favor.
    But let’s just win this one first

  124. IDKC, that’s right. That’s what I mean by pressure. If NYR win, they have to win … a Bettman Bonus Point doesn’t help them.

    And Tampa Bay will be loose, even if they don’t care.

  125. All kidding aside the blubber is overlapping his chest protector and it pinched his manfat and is going to leave a purple/yellowish mark somewhere between his manbra and his lint infested bellybutton. I don’t know how I know these things

  126. Matt L April 9th, 2011 at 12:33 pm
    I hope I eat these words, but Drury in for Avery in a potentially nasty must win game? Dumb move by Torts.

    Eating of words may proceed. I can’t believe Captain Pizza put the first one in from his knees.

    Does anyone think Tampa is going to play really hard tonight or just mail it in?

  127. I DONT KNOW COOKE!FKA IDKC on

    Hell the canes scored 6 goals last night,maybe they shot their load!

  128. i love Brian Leetch. have for the past 17 years. it’s awesome that he’s back at MSG

  129. LW3H- next time you in the US, let me know in advance. The dinner is on me. You’re responsible for British translator, though :-)

  130. LW3H you were in Berne ???? I had tickets for the game and left home for Berne but got sick and wasn´t allowed to travel all the way to Berne…The reason was a feminim individum…I dont know about those a lot

    But Berne is a nice play small and charming, been there many times as Switzerland has such nice scenery with their lakes and mountains :)

  131. CapeBretonRangerFan on

    Have to give huge praise to Vinnie for coming back and playing so well after everyone thought his career was over.

  132. This hedberg does not want the other hedberg, I’ll buy fatso some white castles if he stays in

  133. CapeBretonRangerFan on

    Have to give Drury minimal praise for coming back and playing after everyone wishes his career was over.

  134. the hope is that Tampa will go into their 1-3-1 Guy Boucher fallback trap and play it to a tee like they did a week ago in Chicago vs the Hawks. and that they get a few PPs to get a couple of goals by their skill guys like Marty, Vinny, Stamkos etc

  135. I am sure Rangers will close out this awaiting the outcome of RBC Center !

    Tough position to be in and truth to be told I haven´t a lot of hope because the Lightning has nothing to play for..

  136. Sorry, I’m eating a huge piece of humble pie re: Drury. It looks like every player into this game. It’s just a shame about the shootout win rule. Take it easy Carp.

  137. I DONT KNOW COOKE!FKA IDKC on

    I know its very premature but,in 73 ratelle boke his ankle,rangers went to finals,79 nillson broke his ankle,rangers went to the finals,2011 cally breaks his ankle…

  138. Carp you need to organise a bonehead meeting inside the Garden at one of this afternoon tilts :)

  139. I don’t know any other way to take it, lone. I agree, the shootout rule looks dumber and dumber every year.

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

    If things stay the way they are, torts better be on the phone calling in a few favors from tampa after the game!!

  141. loneranger

    You can’t use the phrase “eating a huge piece of (humble) pie” without making a Marty Is Fat joke.

  142. Maybe they should have a Crosby Update in the arena.

    You know, for those of us who have to be here and really want to know.

  143. Devils didnt seem to be motivated to mount a huge comeback..they are already on the golf course….

  144. The crowd was good tonight. I think they’re getting a bit nervous. Hey, where is CCCP to rile ’em up?

  145. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    whoever is doing this foghorn leghorn voice needs to GO! terrible terrible terrible

  146. No they need to have a neurologist at heir disposal explaing all the brainvawes..

  147. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    stop with the laundry and the dishes HEADZO! get yo’ hiney back here!

  148. Hopefully Tampa will have the “Let’s win this one for coach!” attitude.

    Their assistant coach, Wayne Fleming, had a cancerous brain tumor removed and is resting comfortably.

  149. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    what the hell happened to the crowd.
    you’re new yorkers, be loud and boisterous for pete’s sake

  150. JimboWoodside on

    ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLRIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  151. Even when it looks like a ok play clearing for Hank it never is amazingly bad, just stay in the damm net. Please and make a couple of big ones late. Goooooooal I knew we would fill up the net on this blivet

  152. I DONT KNOW COOKE!FKA IDKC on

    marty doesnt care,he has some lil debbies on ice in the locker room!

  153. time to start cheering for Vincent Lecavalier, Stephen Stamkos and Marty St. Louis…

  154. Reposting this because it got caught up in the Fankist goal.

    Hopefully Tampa will have the “Let’s win this one for coach!” attitude.

    Their assistant coach, Wayne Fleming, had a cancerous brain tumor removed and is resting comfortably.

  155. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    eat a franchise Marty!!!

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

    while visions of sugared donuts danced in his head!!!

  156. TheMessiah94 on

    IncarceratedBob just tweeted that Sather will step down as GM before this summer’s draft. Gotta give him some credibility, he broke the Callahan news.

  157. JimboWoodside on

    Where have these goals been hiding? Coulda used them last game

    They were hiding between Marty’s goal pads!

  158. Headzo Del Headzo on

    Let’s hope Skinner gets grounded by his parents tonight, Staal gets kiboshed by the rest of his family & Ward eats the Brodeur diet today…it’s our only hope!

  159. JimboWoodside on

    Right, Carp – and maybe Buffalo wouldn’t have clinched a spot last night…..

  160. Stepan might be the only player to play all 82 games. what an impressive rookie season. not only for him, but Sauer and McD.

  161. is Incarcerated Bob related to Dannamora Dave or Rikers Ron or Sing Sing Steve ??

  162. I DONT KNOW COOKE!FKA IDKC on

    im guessing mike smith in for the bolts,he needs to stand on his head!

  163. Sat her should at least stay around for the draft after all it is the New York Rangers. A extremely long history there

  164. There you see that any game of the regular season is import despite it seems players think differently..

  165. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    Lightning bandwagon just gained hundreds of thousands of extra passengers

  166. I’m very happy they did what we thought they would. That just validated their season. There is no question in my mind the Devils wanted to win this one more than any other games during this season. It’s easy to like this team, Torts is right

  167. Well no matter what happens tonight, at least the Rangers end the regular season with a win.

  168. Carp do you know if the Rangers watching the game tonight tight as a group ?????????

  169. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    hope gcl does NOT end the streaming as soon as the game is done, i love watchin the blueshirts off our backs

  170. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    thank you RANGERS!!!!!!!!!!!

  171. good season when you look at the young guys and the role players. not so much for the mercenaries

  172. JimboWoodside on

    Well no matter what happens tonight, at least the Rangers end the regular season with a win.

    My sentiments exactly! At least we *won* our last game, AT HOME, and we beat the hated Devils who were deprived of the satisfaction of knocking us out of the playoffs…..

  173. Gotta say nice way to end the season – very strong game by a bunch of Rangers, including Staal, McDonagh, Dubi, Gaborik, Prospal, Prust and Boyle. At least they are forcing Carolina to win…and if the Canes do they deserve the 8th spot over the Rangers. IMO, it`s as simple as that…

  174. hey at least we didnt get knocked out by the Devils. Hopefully Stamkos and St. Louis have their A game tonight…

  175. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    SOOOOOOOOOOOOO happy i got to see that ! AWESOME!!!

    let the nerves begin NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    LETS GO TAMPA!!! LETS GO TAMPA!!!!!!!!!!!

  176. not expecting help though. when 1 team has all the incentive, and the other team is playing for nothing, it seldom goes your way.

  177. Things that were better this yr. Prust, torts,Staal,Boyle,mcd,saucer,dubi, youth, road games
    Same Cally, dan g, Hank AA EC
    Worse Avery, announcers,gabby,home games

  178. ZzZz NYR ZzZz "Just win ,Tampa!! "...says Greg L. on

    WOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

    CHOKEALINA!!!!!

    CHOKEALINA!!!!!

  179. If we miss the playoffs, we can blame Gaborik for 2 reasons:

    1) Scoring just enough goals while the rest of the 09-10 team did nothing to deprive us of the opportunity to draft Jeff Skinner despite missing the playoffs….

    2) Mailing in this season and watching Jeff Skinner get his team in the playoffs instead of us as a result this season.

  180. JimboWoodside on

    Well said, Jim – Carolina has really put on quite a push at the end of the season…but Ward is due for a bad game, and maybe Cinderella doesn’t want to go south of the Mason-Dixon line!

  181. BTW, in case you don’t know – the game means zip for the Bolts so don’t be surprised if the backup goalie is in and guys like Stamkos and St Louis are pressboxed.

    Why dress your A players and risk injury in a meaningless regular season ending game?

    In other words, there is no reason at all for the Canes to lose – if they do, it’s a worse choke job than the debacle the Rangers forced us to endure against the Thrashers the other night.

  182. 29-0-0 when leading after 2 periods. that is by far the best in the league. that says plenty for their defensive work and henrik

  183. JimboWoodside on

    Well, Hank knows who has the advantage tonight – but stranger things have happened!

  184. CapeBretonRangerFan on

    Glad you enjoyed the game Linda. I’m sure the cheap booze had nothing to do with that.

  185. JimboWoodside on

    After all, Rangers had a big advantage over Atlanta the other night…….and how did that work out?

  186. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    lmao Cape, cheap is the PERFECT word for what i was drinking. at least it tasted good. hope to be celebrating with the vodka in 7 hours!!

  187. all you have to do is look at the Atlanta effort yesterday to see what kind of help Rangers can expect tonight

  188. ORR: I’m assuming buttchin is Gaborik and if so, I disagree. He played well and skated strongly. On the very important McDonagh goal it was Gabbie who started a give and go with Prospal and in doing so drew 3 Devils to him. That helped create the wide open space for McDonagh to move in.

    I totally concur Gabbie had a horrible year, but when he’s skating hard he worries the opposition to the point where his teammates often have open ice. The McDonagh goal is a prime example of that.

  189. I DONT KNOW COOKE!FKA IDKC on

    If all the bolts big guns are playing,feeling good about the possibe outcome!

  190. jpg's sister on

    jpg just texted from work and I quote:

    “Whoa=hoOooOooWhoa-hooo, heyHey,heyHeyhey

  191. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    you guys ( and girls) are the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    so glad we don’t have anyone jumping off the ledge!

  192. Gotta say, great way to end their season. No matter what happens tonight, I’m so proud of this team and the direction they are going.

    Everyone was on board today. Can’t say anyone had a bad game.

  193. One good play for Butt-Chin. He was a ghost the rest of the way.

    We need results, not strong skating.

    He’s just been garbage! @If@ we make the playoffs, he better get his game together, and start playing like the “dominant superstar” he apparently is.

  194. I DONT KNOW COOKE!FKA IDKC on

    If were lucky maybe skinner will finally reach puberty tonight,and it will throw him off kilter!

  195. yeah, let’s just ignore all the key games where Gaborik just loafed and floated and got rightly benched for it. all the key games where just a simple clutch goal from the $35mill invisible man would have given the Rangers another couple pts and they would be in the playoffs

    sorry, but he deserves nothing but scorn

  196. JimboWoodside on

    Yes! It’s great to have everybody on here to share our joys (or sorrows) with!!

  197. ORR: That’s interesting. Either way, I say if Carolina wins, they deserve the 8th spot and as a Ranger fan while I’ll be disappointed, I won’t lose any sleep over it and I’ll start thinking about who might be available come the 12th overall spot in the June draft.

    If they don’t the Rangers do because they came up big today and then I can start pondering their upcoming opening round series.

    For me, it’s as simple as that.

  198. NN: I concur in many games that scorn is deserving – just saying today’s game not so. JMHO is all!

  199. Rhode Island Ranger on

    Great feeling today. The Rangers executed some plays, even scoring on a clean 2 on 1.

    This has been the hardest working team in years. Can’t fault their effort this season. With a little more talent, they’ll be a serious contender.

    With the embarrassing no-show by the Thrashers last night, the hockey world will be closely observing the Lightning effort tonight.

    The Canes have to hustle and hit hard tonight to beat a good team. They will force Tampa to skate and hit back. The Bolts, their new coaches and management believe they’re building a winning franchise and have a chance to set a Tampa record for wins. They won’t be giving up ankles (!), but they won’t let the Canes walk all over them. Let’s see what they’re made of. LGL.

  200. In my head I finished Drury’s sentence:

    It’s gonna be hard to sit back and watch this game and not have anything to..”drink”

  201. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    we all knew THAT would happen ORR! it’s like he parted the Red Sea, or the red sauce at least!

  202. ZzZz NYR ZzZz "Just win ,Tampa!! "...says Greg L. on

    Maybe we can have someone at the game tonight and have that person throw pennies on the ice everytime Chokealina have a PP!!!???

  203. Vinny actually said that? Is he prematurely celebrating, or has the tanning chemicals gone to his brain cells? LOL.

  204. It will be disappointing if we don’t make the playoffs because of how it happened but no matter what happens tonight, this season is a success. Even the the most optimistic could not have predicted 93 points and such major contributions from 3 rookies. We are on the right track doing it the right way.

  205. ZzZz NYR ZzZz "Just win ,Tampa!! "...says Greg L. on

    They say it is outta our hands….well maybe we tell Marc to tell Eric Staal that thier father is extreamly ill and is in the hospital…by the time Eric checks it out , he will have missed the game!!!

    OR

    Marc Staal calls his brother and asks for that favor he owed him as a kid…

    OR

    Marc shows up at the game and gives Eric goo goo faces through the glass.

    OR

    Marc tells his parents that it is HIS turn and they force Eric to miss the game.

    OR

    We spike EXLAX in thier SUDAFED somehow.

  206. Dave Maloney had the best assessment prior to the game. He said that even if the season ends on a downer today that this team had much more ups than downs this season and it’s a team to be proud of.

  207. Brodeur does not like the Rangers or the Canes. gee, the feeling is mutual, we don’t like him either

  208. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    jeff gilooly sees Eric on the mean streets of Raleigh and batons him in the knees

  209. onecupin71yearsand counting on

    Scott April 9th, 2011 at 3:35 pm
    Dave Maloney had the best assessment prior to the game. He said that even if the season ends on a downer today that this team had much more ups than downs this season and it’s a team to be proud of.

    What does Maloney know ? he never anything , that’s a loser’s mentality..The rangers have been mired in this position for years.

  210. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    lmfao hey brodeur, who gives a ratsass who you like.. have another DONUT!

  211. Noah, that is awesomesauce. No one wears bowties or suspenders anymore, it’s kinda sad cause I like that look.

  212. onecupin71yearsand counting – You’re wrong. the team has not been in this position for years. The future was always looking to July 1 and what over-priced free agents were available. This team reached 93 points with hard work and were led by a bunch of kids.

  213. eddie eddie eddie on

    nancy kerrigan “whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy”

  214. There’s a team of Hurricanes employees that play in our league (their name is Tropical Depression. isn’t that cute). If the Hurricanes blow it tonight I can imagine that those guys will be in a mean mood tomorrow.

  215. maybe jeff gilooly has some pictures of Jeff Skinner wearing his figure skating tutu

  216. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    sitting next to Rothelisburger, who heard there might be a big party

  217. After losing to the Wild on 3 March, the Rangers were in 8th place on 70 points and had 16 games left in the season. They went 11-4-1 after that, including wins against Philadelphia (x2), Boston (x2), San Jose, Pittsburgh and Montreal.

    On the face of it, that’s a good record. Just frustrating that the losses included those dogs of performances against the Isles and Thrashers and that the Sabres and Canes have more than matched that record.

  218. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    carps fingers must be on fire with the post game notes and quotes he’s typing

  219. Don’t know if anyone has noted this but, I’ve been a NYR fan since 1968-69 and this could possibly be the first time there will be no playoff series involving at least one of the three local teams (excluding strike year, of course). How sad not to have the Rangers to root for- or the Isles or Devils to root against. Here’s hoping things go well tonite- but Canes have been breathing fire lately- and would be a most formidable foe in the playoffs. A week ago I would have gladly taken 3 out of 4…

  220. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    {{22}} see what happens when you dont go to the game lol ;-) I KID I KID

  221. CCCP – yell boneheads

    LW- very frustrating, you’ll drive yourself nuts if you think about it too much, but if they beat all the better teams and beat all the not so better teams and they beat all the worser teams they’d never lose

    PS. that’s American English, I learnt it from my Canadian friend

  222. and based on last years rules, Rangers are in regardless of what Oh Carolina does

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