Monthly Archives: April, 2011

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290 Rangers-Devils (Lightning-Hurricanes) in review (UPDATED)

AFTERNOON UPDATE, 1:57 P.M.: Here’s the info on playoff tickets, from the Rangers: RANGERS INDIVIDUAL PLAYOFF TICKETS GO ON-SALE Monday, April 11th – 12 PM (Editor’s note: That means noon.) New York, April 10, 2011 – The New York Rangers announced today that tickets for the first two rounds of…

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3 The actual final NHL standings

Here’s what I propose. The NHL thinks non-hockey fans are too stupid to appreciate ties, and too stupid to be fooled by NHL-.500, and too stupid to not see skills competitions for what they are. And everybody’s arguing over the idiotic three-point games and such. I propose just get rid…

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246 Chris Drury Live (and alive and in the playoffs)

Conference call with the Rangers’ captain (will update and transcribe and paraphrase … you know the drill). Please excuse the typos. Chris Drury: “We did watch the game … a significant portion of the guys. The superstitious guys stayed away. We’re looking for to the opportunity to play Washington. We’re…

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71 A couple of things on this crazy night

Chris Drury is going to be on conference call at 10 p.m. I will attempt to transcribe some of it live, but I have to finish my work for the paper first. So we’ll see. But I wanted to make a few points … and, oh, by the way, congrats…

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22 Post-game notes, quotes

From the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES AND QUOTES April 9, 2011 – New York Rangers 5, New Jersey Devils 2 (Game No. 82, Home No. 41) • The Rangers defeated the New Jersey Devils, 5-2, today at Madison Square Garden, to complete their 2010-11 regular season schedule with…

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5 Post-game quotes

Henrik Lundqvist: “It’s hard to be disappointed right now, or satisfied. If we’re in, I think it’s a great year. If we’re not, then absolutely you can’t be happy about the year. We’ll see.” “If we’re in, I think everybody feels that this is a pretty good year. We’ve been…

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677 It’s Go Time!

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. ————— Game 82: The captain…

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128 Drury in, Zuccarello in; Avery out

Will have Tortorella quotes, however brief, soon. Chris Drury is back in (he’ll add some juice, the coach said). Mats Zuccarello is in, presumably in case of a shootout. That means Sean Avery — who agitates the heck out of the Devils — is prucha’d. Also, Matt Gilroy is in…

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84 Devils at Rangers today, Game 82

Well, here we are again. Game 82, a matinee against an arch-rival, the Rangers hanging by a thread. Only this year, unlike last year, a win guarantees nothing for your heroes. As you know by now, Buffalo (8-1-2 in its last 11) beat the Flys in OT last night, and…

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536 More post-practice quotes

Marian Gaborik: “We have to stick together and focus on this one last game. Whatever happened last game, it happened. We don’t want to look back to it. We really just want to focus on this last game. It’s do-or-die, so we’re going to approach it that way and everybody’s…

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55 Live from practice

Will have quotes soon from Prust, Dubinsky, Lundqvist, Drury and Tortorella. You’ve heard by now that Mats Zuccarello is up from Connecticut and Tortorella said that the reality that the game could come down to a shootout is a consideration in having him up. Drury skated, but he and Tortorella…

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260 Thrashers-Rangers in review … and then there was one

Looking forward before looking back: Do you know the last time all three metropolitan New York teams missed the playoffs in the same year? How about never? Do you remember 1988? That was the year the Rangers shut out Quebec at the Garden (John Vanbiesbrouck doing the honors) on the…

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75 Tortorella post-game

John Tortorella: “Flat. Not just one but a lot. Good start. I felt if you score a goal, maybe early … maybe it gives us some juice and maybe they say, ‘You know what? …’ But they stay in, they settle in, and we didn’t have many guys make plays…

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21 Post-game quotes

Before I type these, I want to point out that the Rangers’ start was decent. They thought it was good. But it fell off a cliff after that. Brandon Dubinsky: “We just didn’t … we had a good start but after the first 10 minutes or so we just got…

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44 Post-game notes and quotes

More quotes to follow shortly. But remember this — and I have no problem with anybody being a Negative Nancy tonight — if Carolina doesn’t win vs. Atlanta tomorrow night, the Rangers regain control of their destiny and can clinch with a win Saturday. Just sayin’. And, as somebody tweeted…

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1029 It’s Go Time!

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…

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30 Tortorella pre-game

John Tortorella: (He was in a good mood, wanted to know if he finished in the top three in the voting for the Halligan Good Guy award for cooperation with the media, which was won by Callahan. Then he joked that he wanted to get nowhere near that (byfuglien) award).…

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93 Thrashers at Rangers tonight; picnic this weekend

But first, a crucial message from Blogmama. re: This weekend’s Boneheadpalooza: “Greetings all! As promised, here’s the info on this weekend’s Boneheads “We Will Make the Playoffs” Picnic (cole slaw not included). We’re breaking it into two events, in case some people can’t make Saturday but would like to picnic…

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