Post-game notes


From the NYR:

NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES (Regular Season Game 2, Away 2)
New York Rangers 1, Anaheim Ducks 2 (SO)
Ericsson Globe Arena – October 8, 2011

Team Notes:
-The Rangers were defeated by the Anaheim Ducks, 2-1, in the shootout tonight at Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden, to conclude the 2011 Compuware NHL Premiere.
-The Rangers have now posted a record of 2-0-2 all-time in four regular season contests in Europe.  New York participated in the inaugural NHL Premiere in Prague, Czech Republic to kick-off the 2008-09 season, having won back-to-back contests against the Tampa Bay Lightning.
-The Blueshirts held the Ducks scoreless in six power play opportunities (8:11), and are now 10-11 for a 90.9% success rate on the penalty kill through two games.
-New York registered a 59% faceoff winning percentage, having won 32-of-54 faceoff attempts in the contest, and finished the 2011 Compuware NHL Premiere winning 66-of-114 faceoff attempts (57.9%) in two games.  Brad Richards led all skaters with 10 faceoff wins and a 77% faceoff winning percentage (10-13) in the contest.
-The Rangers out-hit the Ducks, 20-13, led by Ryan Callahan’s game-high six hits.
-The Blueshirts were credited with 18 blocked shots, led by Dan Girardi and Ryan Callahan who recorded three apiece.

Player Notes:
-Henrik Lundqvist stopped 27 of 28 shots through regulation and overtime, and three of four shootout attempts to capture third star honors.  He finished the back-to-back set in Sweden with a 1.86 goals against average and a .931 save percentage (54-58).  Lundqvist is now 37-25 with a .768 save percentage in shootouts.  His 37 career shootout wins are the most in the NHL all-time.
-Brad Richards notched the Rangers’ lone goal, his first as a Ranger, with 2:15 remaining in regulation to force overtime.  He also led all skaters with 10 faceoff wins and a 77% winning percentage (10-13) in 22:33 of ice time.  Richards completed the back-to-back set in Sweden with a 79.2% faceoff winning percentage, winning 19-of-24 faceoff attempts over the span.
-Ryan McDonagh tallied the only assist on Richards’ third period goal and logged 26:41 of ice time.
-Rangers’ captain Ryan Callahan led all skaters with six hits, and led all forwards with three blocked shots and 23:29 of ice time.  Callahan set a Rangers record for most shots on goal in the team’s season opener with 11 shots, and tallied a goal while making his debut as team captain yesterday against the Kings.  His 11 shots are the most by an NHL player in a season-opening game since Pavel Bure registered 11 shots for the Vancouver Canucks on Oct. 3, 1997 vs. Anaheim.
-Dan Girardi led all skaters with 31:25 of ice time and tied for the team-high with three blocked shots in the contest.  Girardi has logged a league leading 30:51 of ice time per game, and leads the Rangers with five blocked shots through two games.

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  1. bull dog line on

    if Christensen is keeping Avery in Hartford, then he is worth every penny they pay him!

  2. That’s weird. Parise wasn’t introduced last. He was the 7th or 8th introduced. Captain’s always go last!

    I soooo hope he leaves them high and dry next season, while having a 40-50 goal year. I’d love that!

  3. JimboWoodside on

    Ya know, a team having a goon that is *completely* useless except for being able to fight is a waste of a roster spot, but what’s a team to do when everyone else in their division has legitimate heavyweights who won’t hesitate to push the smaller opposing teams around and constantly stir up carcillo in head-to-head matches?

    In our case, is Rupp the answer? And Prust? They’re both game, but are they adequate for the job?

    I’m not trying to get into the argument that went on in the last thread – but I think that this is a legitimate question – the goonery isn’t over, even if we don’t care to participate.

  4. Get to hotel room. Put Flyers-Devils on. Immediately hear Chico withering on about Maaaaarrrtty. Urinate on laptop.

  5. JimboWoodside on

    Don’t urinate on your own laptop! Go urinate on somebody else’s! Don’t break your own stuff!

  6. Jimbo

    My two cents: No team with remotely sane coaching/management should spend a second of their time wondering how to contend with Cam Janssen.

  7. JimboWoodside on

    Giroux’s got the goods……he knows how to score.

    LW, so what’s an opponent to do? Turtle up every time Janssen starts throwing his weight around? He’s out there – what do you do when the opposing coach puts him on the ice to stir up carcillo?

  8. Steve Cangialosi just said: “Acquiring Devils tickets has never been easier.”

    I didn’t know that it was possible to have less fans show up in the first place!

  9. Janssen barely plays three minutes a game for a reason. If I’m coaching against him, I want him on the ice as much as possible.

    Not saying you run away from him, but whatever he can “stir up” is massively overrated.

  10. JimboWoodside on

    OK, ORR – I have not seen him yet this season – is he playing tonight? I thought the Isles game had a later start tonight for some reason.

  11. JimboWoodside on

    I hear you, LW – but say that you’re playing the Devs in your arena, and your team scores a goal, maybe with their 3rd line on the ice.

    The following face-off, Janssen is put on the ice, along with a couple of other non-fancy, rugged players. And your first line is due to be out there – who do you put on the ice? You have nobody that can match up with him to neutralize him if he decides to lay a carcillo treatment on to one of your top guys…

    It’s gonna happen a lot – Janssens in NJ, “Village People” out on the Island with their thug coach, Shelley on the Flys……who’s on the Pens? They’ve got some mean motor-scooters on that team, too…

  12. JimboWoodside on

    ORR, Howie and Butch look like it’s Hallowe’en a little early – they need to take off the masks! ;-)

  13. LOL! It’s like one of those “Goosebumps” books by R.L. Stine. This chick bought a mask for Halloween, and she put it on, and she could never take it off. That’s wht they can’t take off those horrific masks.

  14. Rambling thoughts on tonight’s game:

    1. Clearly not a good performance, but the Rangers *will* play worse games this year (maybe not on offense…)

    2. Anytime you can keep Getzlaf, Perry and Ryan off the board, you take it. Anytime you only muster 15 (mostly non-challenging) shots against an average defensive team, you probably don’t…

    3. Hopefully, the immediate concern about the defense has lessened. Some individual errors, but generally solid aside from the first period against the Kings.

    4. McDonagh is seriously good at both playing one-on-ones and breaking up plays with his stick.

    5. Controversial thought, but the Rupp-Parros fight didn’t change the momentum of anything, nor would it have if Rupp had demolished Parros.

    6. Benefit of a relatively quiet crowd: Being able to hear from the second tier Getzlaf call Gaborik a “piece of Carcillo” across the benches.

  15. JimboWoodside on

    In the Leafs game early in the first period, Sens put Konopka on the ice, and the Leafs put out Orr AND Brown – and Konopka and Brown went at it….

    The NHL has ruled that the regular players have to play like europansies, and they aren’t allowed to bodycheck each other anymore, but they haven’t outlawed intimidation yet – and I don’t think they’re about to.

  16. Jimbo

    Unless it’s a blowout, it’s completely self-defeating to take your best offensive players off the ice just because someone like Janssen is on it.

    If he wants s fight, let him waste his energy and discipline looking for one. If he’s going to do something idiotic, take the PP. (OK, maybe have to take the leap of faith that your team is a threat to score on the PP there…)

  17. JimboWoodside on

    I hear you, LW – but if he’s looking for trouble, *someone* who’s on the ice is going to have to deal with him – either one of the forwards or the defensemen. Or else his opposing position player is gonna get a lot of abuse, and hopefully not a beatdown.

  18. JimboWoodside on

    Even Gabby fought Carcillo – Carcillo isn’t Janssen, but he’s more aggressive than Gabby is. I don’t want our top guys having to get roughed up by our opponent’s thugs…

  19. I’ll leave CTB to bring the advanced stats into this, but If the “trouble” a Janssen-type could cause was of so much value to his team (or detriment to the opposition), players like that would not be only getting a handful of minutes per game. Coaches would be stupid for not putting them out there a lot more.

    (Janssen isn’t playing tonight, incidentally.)

  20. JimboWoodside on

    OK, LW – not looking to argue – it’s just that I saw our NYR get pushed around so much in the past that I just don’t savor the thought of us being “toothless” in a rough division – those 70’s Flyers beatdowns have scarred me for life! The Isles and their thugs also took too many liberties with us…

  21. Bit before my time (being 26 and all), but understand where you’re coming from. 70s/80s style beatings just won’t/don’t happen now though. Completely understand (if disagreeing) that some fans wish they would though.

    It’s still quite good when the Leafs get false hope from games like this…

  22. JimboWoodside on

    LW, if Reimer shuts out the Sens tonight, they’ll be getting the parade route ready for the Stanley Cup celebration in Toronto!! ;-D

  23. If Simmonds scored a hat trick and someone threw Carmen Miranda’s fruit-laden hat on the ice would it be considered racist? And would you assume it was revenge for his homophobic slur?

  24. JimboWoodside on

    That’s a lotta information to process, ddeb! Can’t figure that one out…..maybe so!

  25. JimboWoodside on

    At this very early point of the season, I would certainly agree with you, ORR – Flys look pretty good.

  26. JimboWoodside on

    One of the Devs got a late boarding penalty – let’s see if there’s any fines involved!

  27. If Daneyko doesn’t drink anymore, how come most Saturday nights you can find him sitting at the bar at the Grasshopper in Morristown? You always tries to pickup young chicks but they’re always a big plump and barely know who he is lol

  28. What happens if the rain in Spain doesn’t fall mainly on the plane? Will Crosby return from injury? Will Brad Isbister return and score 50+ goals for the Fishsticks? Will Oceania cease to exist?

    The world will never know.

  29. Flyers look pretty good, indeed. However, I feel that they will be of the manner that they either dominate the game, or they themselves are dominated. I don’t think they’re built to hang around like the Rangers do in some games where they perform poorly, and I don’t think that they’re built like the Rangers in that they can control all aspects of play and have nothing to show for it. Just my take.

  30. Ottawa seems to have a knack for letting teams amass large leads on them and then making the games close. At least after two games.

  31. JimboWoodside on

    I just saw that gal who Avery got in trouble for his “sloppy seconds” comment….is she still going with Phaneuf?

  32. JimboWoodside on

    I don’t know – she still looks pretty good to me, but it was a quick glance….. ;-D

  33. Jimbo,

    You’re awesome. I don’t know what makes me say that, but I find something so awesome about the way you post.

  34. JimboWoodside on

    I’d better watch myself – when I get into this stuff with ORR, Carp usually has to step in to calm things down! ;-)

  35. Well, thank you, Latona! I’ve no idea what I do that’s so different, but I’m accepting all compliments here! Much obliged!

  36. flyers and sabres have been most impressive in east through 2 games

    rangers thought should thank hank for 2 pts they were an utter disgrace today

  37. Always fun when the Devils lose. Latona I agree with what youre saying about Philly. But the most important difference between them and the Rangers is that the Flyers produce more with the same or less effort. I’m judging that of course on last season through these first couple days of this season. It would be a major disappointment to see this Rangers team play with the same efforts and hard work that they did all last season and still come up short because they havent learned from the things that shot them in the foot last year.

  38. That Phaneuf hit was DEADLY, ORR – the league office is probably formulating some rule as we type to outlaw that hit ex-post-facto and any others like it till the end of time!

  39. Eric true but it’s two games. They went 2-0 in Europe last time and it didnt amount to anything. They looked great to open last season in Buffalo too and that didn’t mean much..

  40. Can you imagine if anyone hits Skidley like the Phaneuf hit when he comes back!? The guy will be banned for eternity!

  41. I am neither a positive nor a negative influence on anyone here at RR. Just a plain old influence.

  42. >>>Time to watch the Flames burn the Ice Chickens!

    Unfortunately, we get the Penguins feed – I was hoping for the HNIC feed…

  43. wicky© (Our D is a bunch of poussins and belongs in MAMBY PAMBY LAND!!!!) on

    europansy semin forgot that the league was going all europansy rules!!

  44. wicky© (Our D is a bunch of poussins and belongs in MAMBY PAMBY LAND!!!!) on

    we need someone on d that hits like dion

  45. Absolutely right about the HNIC feeds, Latona – I don’t know why NBC/Versus can’t try to be more like them…

  46. Flames have had a few good chances so far. Think they can potentially be a spoiler in the West.

  47. I’m afraid that Kovy is gonna score a lot this season – unfortunately for the NYR, but not for your fantasy team….

  48. I hope so.

    My lineup is…

    F – H. Sedin, Illya Kovalchuckles, Derek Roy, Logan Couture, Derek Step-On, Tyler Seguin, Tomas Kopecky, Kyle Turris, Martin Hanzal, Taylor Hall, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Mark Scheifele, Evander Kane

    D – Erik Johnson, Alex Pietrangelo, Keith Yandle, Christian Air-Hoff, Kimmi Timmonen

    G – Halak – DiPietro

  49. Lol. Kimmi Timmonen.

    I had no idea what I was doing in my drafts either, ORR. I was late to both, however, so I think that helped somewhat.

  50. Rangers look godawful so far.

    Also, good to see that Christensen move already paying dividends.

  51. >>>Billy Jaffe needs to stop at one of those eye brow threading huts at the mall..

    Or comb them up onto his forehead…..

  52. wicky© (Our D is a bunch of poussins and belongs in MAMBY PAMBY LAND!!!!) on

    are we in cccp’s league together or mine? I can’t remember in my cold medicine haze

  53. >>>Het het dumday hayday hayda het het lol..

    Is that our defensemen trying to communicate with each other!?

  54. The new and improved Rangers of 2011-2012:

    Hope Lundqvist stands on his head for 65 minutes

  55. wicky© (Our D is a bunch of poussins and belongs in MAMBY PAMBY LAND!!!!) on

    like carcillo, thanks for asking!

    I blame it on mickey

  56. wicky© (Our D is a bunch of poussins and belongs in MAMBY PAMBY LAND!!!!) on

    any idea if woywitka is ct bound or we are going to get a chance to see him with the big club?

  57. What is this Bill Pido idiot talking about key goal? there’s no key goal for the Rangers- they lost!

  58. Dano’s picks- Tampa 9th and Carolina 11th..I thought you said he doesn’t drink anymore Carp?

  59. wicky© (Our D is a bunch of poussins and belongs in MAMBY PAMBY LAND!!!!) on

    i’ll trade you the bulin wall for a lifetime of ben and jerry’s!

  60. wicky© (Our D is a bunch of poussins and belongs in MAMBY PAMBY LAND!!!!) on

    anyone know when nhl12 has its first roster update?

  61. The Red Wings. I have no opinion about the city, as I’ve never been there. I’ve heard plenty of things, but I don’t deal in preconceived notions.

  62. Malkin’s jersey got pulled over his head, but they didn’t throw him out of the game, either…

    There was no clear-cut winner – I think Glencross was surprised that he took the bait, though!

  63. Oh, I understand, Mickey – well, we’ll have to get you a GPS that seeks out pastrami!

  64. I want some Ben & Jerry’s so damn bad! It’s just one of those nights!

    If anyone here is planning on buying some, you should buy “Mission To Marzipan”. It’s amazing!

    Sweet Cream Ice Cream + Marzipan Swirl + Almond Cookies = Orgasmic Taste Buds!

    It tastes like Toasted Almond Ice Cream. So good! I’m gonna have to look all over for it, cause I bought the last one!

  65. I’m not an ice cream guy, ORR; nor am I a dessert guy in general. If I were, I’m sure that would sound delicious to me!

  66. Yeah, Phoenix is doing so bad tonight that they’re gonna want to move back to – Oh, wait – they can’t!!

  67. Hmmm…wait – maybe they did give a misconduct to Malkin – I don’t see his frankenstein mug on the bench…

  68. Sounds like a plan, Jimbo.

    Carp, I’m both sorry and glad you won’t be visiting me in STL.

  69. Jimbo,

    In retaliation for your comment in which you claimed I posted a hurtful statement, I’m going to have to say, in reference to your Phoenix comment, “that’s just mean!”

  70. Mickey, I’ve tried to bring home pastrami from delis and heat it up later, but it always suffers badly from the experience – if they shipped it to you, it would probably be even worse.

    There’s only one way to have pastrami, and that’s freshly taken out of the hot water/stream bath, then sliced immediately and eaten – it doesn’t really reheat well…

  71. Hahaha!!! You’re absolutely correct, Latona!! I meant to be!! ;-D

    No offense intended to you, however!

  72. >>>hot water/stream bath,

    That was supposed to be *STEAM* bath…….I’m posting like I’m on speed today, but I guarantee that I am not!

  73. Jimbo,

    Did you own a delicatessen in one of your past or current lives? You seem very knowledgeable of the meats.

  74. Latona, past lives, I don’t remember, but maybe! – but in this life, I’ve never owned a deli, but I’m a big fan of pastrami – so I’m well-versed in the enjoyment of it! :-)

  75. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins should be the official in that match. Magnus Paajarvi-Svensson should have the call.

  76. I do recall having a pretty good pastrami sandwich in Ridgewood, NJ, though – in a Kosher deli whose name escapes me now – I’m also old!

  77. What was the name of that kid who scored the regulation goal against the NYR today? Another triple-name kid – why, why, why!?

  78. Most of the delis in Bergen County are delicious. In fact, it’s more of a chore to find poor food around here than it is good food! I’m really privileged in that regard.

    Cogliano had the Anaheim goal, Jimbo. Devante Smith-Pelley (or something like that) had an assist. That’s who you’re thinking of.

  79. Malkin IS on the Pens bench – he wasn’t given a misconduct – but he hasn’t played in the third period…the Pens announcers are making noises about his knee acting up – the one that he had surgery on…

  80. I’ll have to ask my GF what that Kosher deli was – it was up on a hill, I think…and the food was very good – she’s Jewish, and she had some God-forsaken thing that I wouldn’t touch on a dare, but I had a pastrami sandwich and a potato knish, and I was happy!

  81. Flames suck! They almost tied the game, but couldn’t, and gave up an empty-netter! 5-3 Pens…

  82. It’s definitely game over, season over for the Flames.

    I wonder where Phoenix will end up. There’s no way they stay there, right? I hope we don’t get another Canadian team.

    Toronto apparently wants another team, which is stupid. Quebec City, Hamilton, and Saskatoon also want one, so I’ve read.

  83. TSNBobMcKenzie Sounds like Sarich’s hit on Cooke being viewed by league as “full body” hit with incidental contact to head. Not deemed “targeting.”

    Hmmm, I only saw the hit once, but I thought it was a direct elbow to the jaw.

  84. JimboWoodside on

    It looked like an elbow to the jaw to me, too – and it probably felt like one to Cooke, too – the byfuglien!

    The Canadians dearly want another team – I’d bet on Quebec City, if it’s gonna happen…I don’t think the Leafs want to have another team in their vicinity….

  85. JimboWoodside on

    If the hit had been on Sid the Kid, however, it would be a capital crime – Cooke, I think the league doesn’t give a spit!

  86. JimboWoodside on

    Goodnight, anyone who’s left here – I need to go put Ben-Gay on my fingers and on my keyboard after all the posting I did today – this has to be some kind of perverse record for me!

    As Mama says, Ta!!

  87. Last. good night. Penguins suck. Devils suck. Islanders suck. Flyers suck. Trade everybody. Season Over. Avery for President.

  88. I would say its more realistic to predict Tampa first rather than 9th Carp. Those hockey night live guys are like the nhl version of the little rascals

  89. Wellllll………………..

    In between monstrous rainstorms which kept knocking out my TV, I TRIED to watch the game, but I tell you, with a few exceptions it was like Renneyville replay. The same old same old.

    Without Lundqvist they’d have looked like amateur night in the park. Outside of Callahan, and Richards and Girardi they looked, as a team, pathetic.

    Got a chance to watch several other games , and Bruins are awesome.Saw Gilroy playing steady and regular defense for the Bolts ( wears # 97),
    and was fast and solid playing on RIGHT defense, his normal position.

    Team that surprised me was the PANTHERS. Man did they play good hockey. They,ve got Jovanevski back and he looks like a kid out there.But they are FAST. Weisse and Booth both back, and flying. It,s been pouring rain now for the past 3 days and projected to continue for the next 4-5. Very depressing.

    Too bad there was no way to get Momma;s pic for the blog. Let;s hope that the next game shows some evidence of improvement. And EC was really doing solid body work in his own zone.
    And there were times in the Ducks end ( gee that doesn’t sound so good…..lemme rephrase it……)
    in the opponent;s zone, that I really missed Avery,,,long periods where they couldn;t control the puck behind the net…but…that;s Tortorella for you.

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