Post-game notes


from the Rangers:

New York Rangers 3, Philadelphia Flyers 5 (Preseason Game No. 3, Away No. 2)

-The Rangers were defeated by the Philadelphia Flyers, 5-3, tonight at Wells Fargo Center, and are now 1-1-1 in preseason action.
-New York notched two power play goals in the second period, from John Mitchell at 10:09 of the period and Brian Boyle at 15:02.
-The Blueshirts out-hit the Flyers, 17-11, in the contest.
-Andreas Thuresson opened the game’s scoring with an even strength goal at 2:36 of the first period, while making his first appearance with the Rangers.  He also tied for the team-high with three shots on goal in 9:27 of ice time.
-Brian Boyle registered a team-high, two points, including a power play goal, and also tied for the team-high with three shots on goal in 16:25 of ice time.  Boyle has now registered two points (one goal, one assist) in two preseason contests.
-John Mitchell notched a power play goal and logged 20:13 of ice time.  He has now recorded one point (goal) in two preseason games.
-Henrik Lundqvist stopped 26 of 30 shots in 59:39 of ice time, and has now turned aside 44 of 49 shots in preseason action.
-Mats Zuccarello and Ryan McDonagh each tallied an assist on John Mitchell’s power play goal, and Dan Girardi recorded an assist on Brian Boyle’s power play goal.  McDonagh also led all skaters with 26:27 of ice time, and Dan Girardi logged 25:21 of ice time.
-The Rangers practice schedule for tomorrow, September 27, is 4:15 p.m. (local time) at Tesla Arena in Prague, Czech Republic.


From twitter reports:

Sauer out a week with a sprained shoulder. Thuresson and Deveaux were assigned to Connecticut.

Here is the Rangers’ roster headed to Europe:

Forward (2):  Andre Deveaux, Andreas Thuresson

Goal (3):  Martin Biron, Henrik Lundqvist, Scott Stajcer
Defense (11):  Brendan Bell, Stu Bickel, Michael Del Zotto, Steve Eminger, Tim Erixon, Dan Girardi, Ryan McDonagh, Dylan McIlrath, Blake Parlett, Michael Sauer, Marc Staal
Forward (19):  Artem Anisimov, Sean Avery, Ryan Bourque, Brian Boyle, Ryan Callahan, Erik Christensen, Brandon Dubinsky, Ruslan Fedotenko, Marian Gaborik, Carl Hagelin, John Mitchell, Kris Newbury, Brandon Prust, Brad Richards, Mike Rupp, Derek Stepan, Dale Weise, Wojtek Wolski, Mats Zuccarello

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  1. Del Zotto is an awkward defenseman. His hands and feet are too slow, his hockey sense is not great, he isn’t very big, he lacks confidence. He is a bit similar to Girardi, but Girardi, is a bit bigger, a lot stronger, much more poised and confident, and thinks the game quicker.

  2. stevezipay Avery says Simmonds used homophobic slur—seemed supported by video; Simmonds says language was exchanged

    How unmanly! I’m going to sleep. For once I’m actually tired! Weee! I have to thank the third period for that

  3. Andrew Gross
    Tortorella, asked about the nature of the game and the way the Flyers played, says “Shanny should have a field day.”

    AHAHAHAHAHA, I love Torts sense of humour.

  4. its just preseason, two games were mainly with kids and future AHL’ers. I’m not gonna let it ruin my Tuesday Eve.

    Dubinsky, my fav, did nothing tonight. Anisimov, not a whole lot more. They must saving themselves for HBO.

    MZA, almost looks like an NHLer doesn’t he? I almost said Fleury once tonight.

  5. dumb move cutting Thuresson after he displayed he can play, score and hit.

    Should have cut Christensen and Hagelin.

  6. That Sauer hit had “shoulder separation” written all over it – I hope it’s just a sprain, as they are saying…

  7. Poor Deveaux! He shows up on the ice a couple 2-3 times, gets wasted with boardings a couple times, then gets sent down – he shoulda stayed in bed this morning!

  8. That commercial where Pacquiao sings “sometimes when we touch” is creepy but it makes me laugh every time. I just find it hilarious.

  9. I have a really bad feelings that after all we are not so deep in defense department all of the sudden without Staal and Sauer. Bell and Bickel, though looking OK, are not going to replace them in a regular season. McIlrath and so praised (against juniors) Erixson not going to do the job either. That bothers me much more than 1st line LW problem.

  10. >>>The Rangers practice schedule for tomorrow, September 27, is 4:15 p.m. (local time) at Tesla Arena in Prague, Czech Republic…..

    Boy, with the jet lag and all, that’s gonna be some practice tomorrow!

  11. all i have to say was wow Jagr looks just as good as he was 3 years ago. Thank god he didn’t sign back in Pitt…

  12. Jagr looked like crap 3 years ago. Let’s see how he does against real NHL teams and I doubt there will be much use for him outside of man advantage situations.

  13. Jagr will start strong and be a PP force, but will fade in second half if he doesn’t pull or strain lower body injury prior.

    MDZ – holds on to puck two secs too long. The passing angles on break outs close very quickly and to compensate he whips passes up, not very easy to handle. In D zone, he was slow and unable to hold man off crease. At one stretch in early third, filth looked like PP unit, actually even strength with MDZ and some other AHLer.

    Sauer – holy bajeezus – he better be alright. I mean, no sauer power, no stahl, too much Dman Girardi and ems/mdz/erikson/bell – definitely gets these guys a longer look which can only help in long run – one of them may step up.

  14. BTW, as ugly and predictable, as it was, to suffer from my former idol Jagr , I wouldn’t overestimated or exaggerated him as a whole player in a long run just yet. He scored on 5 on 3, made assisting pass after giveaway, all this unchallenged, with a plenty of time and space around him. Of course, he still has a great shot and vision, which doesn’t depend upon an age too much. Stamina, skating speed and general quickness with puck and maneuverability (in a past his strongest ability to protect a puck), is another story and have to be seen. Hope it IS in a past! Still I’m very bitter…fat bastard. (try generate some uncharacteristic hate)

  15. Love how quickly Bickel was on Sestito. Eating a couple fists should be his last game action until mid-October or so.

    Jimbo: Are you from Northeast PA?

  16. Hagelin has no mass at all. And I don’t think he even knows how to body check. Don’t know what type of heckey they teach them in college.

    I also found it pretty funny how Talbot cowered away and then hiding behind a teammate decided to go back at Deveaux.

  17. I feel pretty much the same way, C3…..makes me aggravated that we didn’t pick him back up when he showed an interest in coming back to the NHL…he liked it here with the NYR.

  18. Can you imagine a PP with Gabby, Jags and Richards all on the same unit? On paper, it would be pretty scary…in practice, who knows!?

  19. Well, my thought was that Richards would be doing a lot of the passing, and Gabby and Jags would be shooting like mad – but the way that the NYR PP seems never to improve over the years no matter how many new players they sign to improve it, you’re probably right, ORR!

  20. WOW! That’s pretty creative – The NHL would outlaw it after the first try if it were done here, unless Skid the Kid did it…..

  21. Good morning all! Even though I’m not really first, I’m claiming it cause I’m up for work at this ridiculous hour! Sgt. Hulka’s big toe better get better by Stockholm! Wheeee!!!!!! Later all!

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