Rangers at Flames tonight


Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR:

Thursday, Oct. 20, 9:30 p.m.
Scotiabank Saddledome – Calgary, Alberta
Rangers: 1-1-2 (4 pts)
Flames: 2-3-0 (4 pts)

* All information through NHL games on Oct. 18

The Rangers will face-off against the Calgary Flames at Scotiabank Saddledome (9:30 p.m.), in the second game of their four-game road trip through Western Canada. The Blueshirts enter the contest having defeated the Vancouver Canucks, 4-0, on Tuesday at Rogers Arena for their first win of the season, and are now 1-1-2 (4 pts) through four games. The win was New York’s first in Vancouver since Oct. 11, 1997 (6-3). The Flames enter the contest with a 2-3-0 (4 pts) record, having defeated the Edmonton Oilers, 2-1, on Tuesday at home. Following the contest, the Rangers will face-off against the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday, Oct. 22, at Rexall Place (10:00 p.m.), before closing out their four-game Western Canada road trip against the Winnipeg Jets on Monday, Oct. 24, at MTS Centre (8:30 p.m.).

and availability subject to change


  • TV: MSG Network

9:00 p.m. – Rangers Pre-Game Show with Bill Pidto and Ron Duguay

9:30 p.m. – Rangers at Flames

Broadcasters: Sam Rosen (Play-By-Play), Joe Micheletti (Analyst), John Giannone (In-Game Reporter)

  • · Radio: Bloomberg Radio and newyorkrangers.com

9:00 p.m. – Rangers Pre-Game Show

9:30 p.m. – Rangers at Flames

Broadcasters: Joe Tolleson (Play-By-Play), Dave Maloney (Analyst)


  • · All-Time: 38-53-15-0 overall (26-24-5-0 at home; 12-29-10-0 on the road)
  • · 2011-12: Tonight marks the first and only meeting this season.
  • · Last Season: New York was 1-0-0 overall, having won their only meeting, 2-1, on Nov. 22 at Madison Square Garden. Martin Biron made 31 saves in net and Dan Girardi tallied two points (one goal, one assist), including the game-winning goal.
  • · New York ranks 10th with a 1-1-2 (4 pts) record on the road; Calgary is tied for 17th with a 1-1-0 (2 pts) mark at home
  • · The Rangers have posted a 1-0-0 record vs. Northwest Division opponents; the Flames are 0-1-0 vs. the Atlantic Division
  • · Henrik Lundqvist has posted a 1-2-0 record with a 3.02 GAA in three career regular season contests vs. Calgary; Martin Biron is 4-3-0-0 with a 2.23 GAA in eight career regular season games vs. the Flames
  • · Marian Gaborik leads the Rangers with 13 goals, 22 assists and 35 points in 42 career regular season contests vs. Calgary; Brad Richards has tallied 18 points (eight goals, 10 assists) in 16 games vs. the Flames, and Wojtek Wolski has recorded 17 assists and 24 points in 29 games against Calgary
  • · New York lists one former Flame on their roster: Brandon Prust (2006-07 – 2009-10)
  • · Calgary lists one former Ranger on their roster: Olli Jokinen (2009-10)


  • Power Play: The Rangers did not tally a goal in four power play opportunities (4:29) on Tuesday at Vancouver, and are now 0-16 through four games. The Rangers are 0-1 (0:08) in five-on-three situations (last – 10/8 at ANA), and 0-1 (0:40) when four-on-three (last – 10/8 at ANA). Shorthanded goals allowed (0).
  • Penalty Killing: The Blueshirts held the Canucks scoreless in eight shorthanded situations (12:29) on Tuesday at Vancouver. New York ranks seventh overall (24-27, 88.9%) and 10th on the road (24-27, 88.9%). The Rangers are 2-2 (0:44) in three-on-five situations (last – 10/15 at NYI), and 0-1 (1:17) when three-on-four (last – 10/7 at LAK). Shorthanded goals for (0).
  • Four-on-Four: New York tallied one goal in three four-on-four situations (3:31) on Tuesday at Vancouver, and are now plus-one in 10 four-on-four situations (15:25). Four-on-four goals for (1): 10/18 at VAN (Gaborik). Four-on-four goals allowed (0).

The Rangers’ seven-game road trip to begin the 2011-12 regular season is the longest to open a season in franchise history. The previous team record is five games away from Madison Square Garden to begin the season, in 1952-53 and 1953-54. The Blueshirts will open their home schedule on Oct. 27 vs. Toronto, their latest home opener since they opened the 1948-49 season on Oct. 27, 1948 (excluding the lockout-shortened 1994-95 season).

The Rangers completed their first of 14 back-to-back sets this season with a 2-1 shootout loss against the Anaheim Ducks on Oct. 8 at Ericsson Globe Arena. New York has posted a record of 0-0-1 (0-0-0 at home, 0-0-1 on the road) in the first game of the set, and are 0-0-1 (0-0-0 at home, 0-0-1 on the road) in the second game. Since 2009-10, New York is 21-8-3 in the back-end of back-to-back sets, including a 9-3-1 mark at MSG and 12-5-2 on the road over the span. The Rangers’ next back-to-back set is Nov. 5-6 vs. Montreal and Winnipeg, both games to be played at Madison Square Garden.

Henrik Lundqvist turned aside all 40 shots faced in a 4-0 shutout on Tuesday at Vancouver, while making his 30th consecutive regular season start dating back to Feb. 11, 2011 at Atlanta. He has posted a record of 16-11-3 with a 2.22 goals against average, a .925 save percentage and five shutouts over the span. Including playoffs, Lundqvist has started each of the Rangers last 35 games.

Defenseman Dan Girardi enters tonight’s contest leading the NHL in average ice time, logging 29:21 per contest. He has logged 30:00+ of ice time in two of the Rangers’ four games this season, including a season-high 31:25 of ice time on Oct. 8 against Anaheim in Stockholm, Sweden.

Brad Richards has registered a point in each of his first four games as a Ranger to begin the season, and currently leads the team in scoring with four points. He enters tonight’s contest with a four-game scoring streak, tallying one goal and three assists over the span. In addition, Richards has also won 28 of 44 faceoff attempts to rank fourth in the NHL with a 63.6% faceoff winning percentage.

Ryan Callahan notched the Rangers’ first goal of the season at 15:22 of the first period on Oct. 7 against the Kings, while making his debut as the team’s captain. He also led all skaters with a career-high, 11 shots and led all team forwards with 20:30 of ice time. Callahan’s 11 shots established a Rangers record for most shots in a season opener, and were the most by an NHL player in a season-opening game since Pavel Bure on Oct. 3, 1997 vs. Anaheim (11 shots).  The last Ranger to register at least 11 shots in a game was Brendan Shanahan on Apr. 4, 2008 vs. the Islanders (12 shots).

The Rangers had three players make their Rangers debut in the team’s season opener on Oct. 7 against the Kings – Tim Erixon (NHL debut), Brad Richards (one assist) and Mike Rupp. In addition, defenseman Jeff Woywitka made his Rangers debut on Saturday at Long Island.

Forwards Brandon Prust and Mike Rupp both reached NHL milestones on Saturday at Long Island. Prust skated in his 200th career NHL game, while Rupp made his 500th career NHL appearance. Prust has registered 47 points (20 goals, 27 assists) and 461 penalty minutes with the Rangers, Calgary Flames and Phoenix Coyotes. The five-year NHL veteran has tallied 15% of his career points while shorthanded (five goals, two assists). Rupp has recorded 89 points (49 goals, 40 assists) and 661 penalty minutes in nine seasons with the Rangers, New Jersey Devils, Phoenix Coyotes, Columbus Blue Jackets and Pittsburgh Penguins.


  • · The Rangers have posted a record of 282-271-93 all-time in the month of October, including a 176-117-48 mark at home and a 106-154-45 record on the road. New York (1-1-2) is scheduled to play 10 games during the season’s opening month in 2011-12, with three games being contested at MSG and seven scheduled on the road.
  • · Legendary Rangers’ defenseman Brian Leetch holds the franchise record for most points in the month of October, having registered 43 goals and 130 assists for 173 career points in the season’s opening month.
  • · The Blueshirts’ all-time leader for most career wins in the month of October is Mike Richter, who registered 40 career wins during the season’s opening month. Henrik Lundqvist has recorded 34 career wins during the month of October.
  • · New York has posted two, seven-game winning streaks in the month of October, winning seven consecutive games during the season’s opening month in 2009-10 (Oct. 3 vs. Ottawa to Oct. 17 at Toronto) and 1988-89 (Oct. 16 vs. Vancouver to Oct. 30 vs. Pittsburgh).

The Rangers are currently 15 wins shy of 2,500 wins, having won 2,485 games all-time in franchise history.


  • · Brian Boyle: 7 games from 200th NHL career
  • · Steve Eminger: 9 points from 100th NHL career
  • · Brad Richards: 1 assist from 500th NHL career
  • · Wojtek Wolski: 6 games from 400th NHL career; 9 goals from 100th NHL career


  • · Tim Erixon: 1st career NHL game (10/7 at LAK)
  • · Brandon Prust: 200th career NHL game (10/15 at NYI)
  • · Mike Rupp: 500th career NHL game (10/15 at NYI)


  • · Marc Staal (concussion, IR on 10/5) – 4
  • · Wojtek Wolski (groin, 10/7) – 3
  • · Michael Sauer (shoulder, 10/8) – 2

Total Man-Games Lost: 9


  • · Oct. 15 – Recalled forward Kris Newbury from Connecticut (AHL)
  • · Oct. 15 – Assigned forward Mats Zuccarello to Connecticut (AHL)
  • · Oct. 16 – Recalled defenseman Brendan Bell from Connecticut (AHL)

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  1. billybleedsblue on

    Mornin’ captain Ilb, Carp, et all. I might actually be able to catch some of the game later, how exciting!

  2. BANJ (Occupying the previous thread.) on

    Well that didn’t work. It was supposed to be “Good morning Captain” in Russian. Well I tried.

  3. Morning boneheads!

    Is it just me or are the Rangers using “OH CAPTAIN, MY CAPTAIN” in everything to reference Callahan? In the game notes again today? LOL

  4. billybleedsblue on

    LW, wait, is that quote from Chromartie about the Jets and Rex Ryan? Wait, what? lol? Is this thing on?

  5. Jlone2Bubblehead (Namaste Henrik Lundqvist) on

    Good Morning all.
    I watched the game last night and while the defense has holes, they are fairly quick to recover. They seem to bend farther than in recent years. +1

    Vezina nominee performance! +2

    Who is this guy wearing #19 and why is he teasing us with this rediculous display of skill. Kinda makes the other lines look bad (Bush League?). +1

    really miss Staal. -3

    Glimmers of hope and flashes of brilliance. Unfortunately, Penalties are keeping the team from reaching its stride. you can see them start to move their feet, start to build up steam… then the canadia-bias whistle-monster rears its ugly one sided face. and yes most of those penalties could have easily been non calls as well. I wonder what the team would look like if they just decided to dress 4 fewer players. Esentially that is what they are trying to compete with. -1

    Wow, those were some goal scorers goals. Well placed, good movement and on target with something behind it. +1

    Loved McMadman with and without the puck. +1

    A slow start does not condemn them to fighting for the 8th spot. Half the fun for me is watching the team grow together and becoming something better. Clagary beware, THE New York Rangers are in town and have something to prove.

  6. Thanks for the article LW. I honestly don’t understand why people are freaking out over someone being benched one period. This team obviously has a problem taking penalties, justified or not. It is very common for coaches to sit a player for taking a stupid penalty. Now I don’t love Torts, but I think he’s a decent coach. Let him do what he has to do.

  7. Good morning all! Is everyone behaving themselves?? I really hope I can stay awake for the game tonight, but I have my doubts. Sigh…off to work…later all! LGR!

  8. Also – the benching of Prust probably sent a message to the entire team. (I am helping start it again)

  9. I know CCCharlie. The minute I saw his name that horrifying skills competition came to mind and I remember a lot of stomping on my hat, blacking out and breaking things. ANGER

  10. from Calgary Flamers website.


    Alex Tanguay – David Moss – Jarome Iginla
    Curtis Glencross – Olli Jokinen – Lee Stempniak
    Niklas Hagman – Brendan Morrison – Rene Bourque
    Tom Kostopoulos/Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond – Matt Stajan – Tim Jackman

    Jay Bouwmeester – Chris Butler
    Mark Giordano – Scott Hannan
    Cory Sarich – Derek Smith

    Miikka Kiprusoff


    Derek Stepan – Brad Richards – Marian Gaborik
    Brandon Dubinsky – Artem Anisimov – Ryan Callahan
    Ruslan Fedotenko – Brian Boyle – Brandon Prust
    Mike Rupp – Kris Newbury – Erik Christensen

    Ryan McDonagh – Dan Giradi
    Jeff Woywitka – Steve Eminger
    Michael Del Zotto – Tim Erixon

    Henrik Lundqvist

  11. Just think about how deep our Defense will be when STauwl and SauerPauer come back. I salivate at the possibilities.

  12. staal and sauer coming back would be a welcome site. i for one dont think staal will be back for a long time. im waiting for the bad news any moment now.

    key to tonight PP GOALS. only team in the league now that winnipeg scored last night without a pp goal. its time and stay out of the freaking box wiht dumb offensive zone penalties.

  13. I’ve only seen 4 periods of the season so far because of work. But, after being hard on him last year, I’ve been impressed with Girardi’s work on D.

  14. Felicity, the newspaper version of that story had a headline that started “Prost pays …” Nice.

    Good morning, Sally!

  15. Wicky©(AKA the wind!!!) on

    Morning ILB and all!!!

    was that the article on whackamole—>??

    let me try and help you…so if torts is such a good and fair coach and he isn’t biased and he is the greatest possible coach, how does huginsky get a free pass while prust gets benched!! Totally bush league coaching, bylsma would do a far better job than torts with this team.

    I hope that was a good assist manny!!

    Was there staal news??


  16. bob The Builder (Not the Bob You are thinking of) on

    eric, this old man agrees with you…waiting any minute for Stall to be shut down for whole year some time soon this would be commensurate with other players having PCS pr PPCS not to be confused with PPT (plunge protection team) or even DDT for the 60s. This would coincide nicely with my theory that a top 5 pick should come the way of the young, able but undermanned Rangers team.

    As always your humble builder,

  17. Why the heck Erik “Claude Rains” Christensen even on this roster? What a waste. I’d take Avery over this chump any day.

  18. Look, I am a huge MZA fan. He became one of my favorite Rangers last year. I love the kid’s heart, skill, and work ethic. I am disappointed that he isn’t in the lineup. It’s ironic that the Rangers don’t need a highly skilled RW right wing right now….

    Does that mean I want the coach fired? No.

    Does that mean Torts has a bias against Zucc? Nope.

    Does that mean Kris Newbury is a better hockey player? No.

  19. thanks, wick and manny for helping drive the traffic. a little slow this morning. wait, I have an idea:


    that should fix it.

  20. HERE WE GO! I’ll follow: Matty, to do what exactly? Play 6 min per game on the fourth line? The difference between their contracts is about $1M. That, by the trading deadline, should amount to around $3M contract they can sign if need to.

  21. blah blah blah Avery blah blah blah Torts blah blah Model ya de ya de Avery blah blah Christensen blah blah Money blah blah blah cap hit antics ya de ya de AVERY blah blah Renney blah blah Whalers blah blah Wolfpack blah blah Erixon blah blah Obama.

  22. ilb, I agree with you. I just miss the entertainment value Avery brought to the rivalry games. If the coach didn’t say Avery and Rains were competing for the same spot, I don’t think there would be as much to talk about. That is what forces all the comparisons.

  23. blah blah Torts is the best blah blah bubbles bubbles no body is better than Torts belch burp ya de ya de 4 years PP still sucks under Torts PppfffferrrrrRRrrrrt Manny’s firm is hiring [an obnoxiously loud fart sound] Fire Sather! :)

  24. bob The Builder (Not the Bob You are thinking of) on

    CCCP, I am using google translate for that, but I see no FIRE TORTS language as I saw from post here the other day. Can’t understand what you wrote for the life of me.

    Bob, the builder

  25. 111111111010101001101010101000000000001010101010101

    That’s my binary code response to Manny and CCCP.

  26. bob

    maybe you should ask David Dubinsky or his brother Brendon Dubinsky to translate it for you ;)

    P.S. I am not on the “Fire Torts” wagon…yet. Way too early for that. And if we keep stealing games like we did in Vancouver, Torts might just get himself a Jack Adams award :)

  27. So that’s what you’re doing with your time off, CTB?

    ps, I just really like the way bob The Builder signs his comments.

  28. That’s a good question, NYR – we might want to send out a search party ASAP. Check all bars, gutters and universities.

  29. Wicky©(AKA the wind!!!) on

    we are just trying to help…

    the problem with that is avery and torts and politics and religion and avery and bin laden and avery and torts and gaddafi and concussions and pansification and avery and EC and torts and crosby and torts and sather and ben and jerrys and porta potties and religion and sather and torts and torts and avery and mulchers and david dubinsky and europansies and don cherry and torts and milbury and torts and avery and MZA and MDZ and Joe M and the mets are 5-12 and politics and torts and avery and dangerfields and woywitka—> and avery and whackamole—>and avery and torts and 4th line minutes and woofski and EC and benching and avery

  30. Right. Check Chess Clubs, Math Clubs, Bars, Gutters, Universities, Bathrooms, Children’s Playgrounds and Space.


    Manny, A bobsled enthusiast

  31. Manny, an enthusiast of Jamaican Bobsledding


    the other way makes it sound like I am Jamaican which, sadly, I am not.

  32. Don’t get Dominicans in a Cuban wrapper, CT. And don’t get the $300 Producto de Peru cigars. I could buy a house in Peru for $300.

    Smells like a rubber fire.

  33. I’m out….I’m getting a migraine. Sheesh….Keep it together, heads! It’s a long season…

  34. Wicky©(AKA the wind!!!) on


    “might” have been, cmon credit where credit is due…it was!

  35. Now that Wolski is clearly this year’s Avery, I hope the Rangers don’t wait so long to get him off the roster and fill his space with anyone Torts doesn’t hate.

  36. It’s not “clear” that he is the new Avery. The guy’s injured, for Petr Prucha’s sake.

    I mean, he can be pretty useless when healthy, now, imagine him with a groin injury. Non existent. In fact, maybe he has been in the lineup, but we just didn’t know because he’s been such a ghost! Never know!

  37. Woski = Avery?

    I don’t really get the comparison. Are you referring to Wolski’s injury? I don’t see Wolski being the agitator type or really getting into fights or provoking the other team. Also, he has a really good shot and usually doesn’t miss the net wide right 90% of the time. Also, he doesn’t play behind the net 90% of the time he is on the ice.


    Manny, A Mystique, An Enigma and/or a Potentially Potent Philanthropist

  38. Oh man! I hope that’s not it, Orr!

    Happy Happy, Candice….

    I would guess Hank gets the start….How can you not go with him after the last game?

    Btw, the Torts quotes on Woof Wolski from the Post are funny as hell:

    “We can’t get him out of the tub,” the coach said, despite the fact Wolski practiced yesterday after taking part in the morning skate on Tuesday.

    Asked whether that meant Wolski was getting hot-tub treatment for the groin, Tortorella said: “I guess.”

  39. Interestingly, Hank had 11 SO last year and was only 3-7-1 in his next start (all were the next game played after his SO).

    It’s going to be ugly but here goes:

    Shutout Score Next Start Score Result
    Oct 30 ’10   NYR @ TOR NYR (2) – TOR (0) Nov 01 ’10 CHI @ NYR CHI (2) – NYR (3) W
    Nov 05 ’10   NYR @ NJD NYR (3) – NJD (0) Nov 09 ’10 WSH @ NYR WSH (5) – NYR (3) L
    Nov 26 ’10   NYR @ FLA NYR (3) – FLA (0) Nov 27 ’10 NYR @ NSH NYR (2) – NSH (1) SOW
    Dec 03 ’10   NYI @ NYR NYI (0) – NYR (2) Dec 05 ’10 OTT @ NYR OTT (3) – NYR (1) L
    Dec 12 ’10   WSH @ NYR WSH (0) – NYR (7) Dec 15 ’10 NYR @ PIT NYR (4) – PIT (1) W
    Jan 13 ’11   VAN @ NYR VAN (0) – NYR (1) Jan 15 ’11 NYR @ MTL NYR (2) – MTL (3) L
    Jan 19 ’11   TOR @ NYR TOR (0) – NYR (7) Jan 20 ’11 NYR @ CAR NYR (1) – CAR (4) L
    Feb 25 ’11   NYR @ WSH NYR (6) – WSH (0 Feb 27 ’11 TBL @ NYR TBL (2) – NYR (1) L
    Mar 06 ’11   PHI @ NYR PHI (0) – NYR (7) Mar 09 ’11 NYR @ ANA NYR (2) – ANA (5) L
    Mar 22 ’11   FLA @ NYR FLA (0) – NYR (1) Mar 24 ’11 OTT @ NYR OTT (2) – NYR (1) SOL
    Mar 26 ’11   NYR @ BOS NYR (1) – BOS (0) Mar 30 ’11 NYR @ BUF NYR (0) – BUF (1) L

  40. Don’t mind me just playing

    Shutout Score Next Start Score Result
    Oct 30 ’10 ?NYR at TOR NYR (2) – TOR (0) Nov 01 ’10 CHI at NYR CHI (2) – NYR (3) W
    Nov 05 ’10 ?NYR at NJD NYR (3) – NJD (0) Nov 09 ’10 WSH at NYR WSH (5) – NYR (3) L
    Nov 26 ’10 ?NYR at FLA NYR (3) – FLA (0) Nov 27 ’10 NYR at NSH NYR (2) – NSH (1) SOW
    Dec 03 ’10 ?NYI at NYR NYI (0) – NYR (2) Dec 05 ’10 OTT at NYR OTT (3) – NYR (1) L
    Dec 12 ’10 ?WSH at NYR WSH (0) – NYR (7) Dec 15 ’10 NYR at PIT NYR (4) – PIT (1) W
    Jan 13 ’11 ?VAN at NYR VAN (0) – NYR (1) Jan 15 ’11 NYR at MTL NYR (2) – MTL (3) L
    Jan 19 ’11 ?TOR at NYR TOR (0) – NYR (7) Jan 20 ’11 NYR at CAR NYR (1) – CAR (4) L
    Feb 25 ’11 ?NYR at WSH NYR (6) – WSH (0 Feb 27 ’11 TBL at NYR TBL (2) – NYR (1) L
    Mar 06 ’11 ?PHI at NYR PHI (0) – NYR (7) Mar 09 ’11 NYR at ANA NYR (2) – ANA (5) L
    Mar 22 ’11 ?FLA at NYR FLA (0) – NYR (1) Mar 24 ’11 OTT at NYR OTT (2) – NYR (1) SOL
    Mar 26 ’11 ?NYR at BOS NYR (1) – BOS (0) Mar 30 ’11 NYR at BUF NYR (0) – BUF (1) L

  41. So Wolski is in the dog house. For what? Having a weak pre season? 4 games into the season and hes been hurt the whole time but youve decided. Its been decided. Uht! That’s it! No chance he can do anything productive ever again. On to the next massive problem that needs to be examined and solved here on RR I mean we are running out of time to fix all the issues w this team. They’ve played 4 games already!!!! ;)

  42. Last try, then I’ll leave the experimenting to Torts

    Shutout Score Next Start Score Result
    Oct 30 ’10 NYR at TOR NYR (2) – TOR (0) Nov 01 ’10 CHI at NYR CHI (2) – NYR (3) W
    Nov 05 ’10 NYR at NJD NYR (3) – NJD (0) Nov 09 ’10 WSH at NYR WSH (5) – NYR (3) L
    Nov 26 ’10 NYR at FLA NYR (3) – FLA (0) Nov 27 ’10 NYR at NSH NYR (2) – NSH (1) SOW
    Dec 03 ’10 NYI at NYR NYI (0) – NYR (2) Dec 05 ’10 OTT at NYR OTT (3) – NYR (1) L
    Dec 12 ’10 WSH at NYR WSH (0) – NYR (7) Dec 15 ’10 NYR at PIT NYR (4) – PIT (1) W
    Jan 13 ’11 VAN at NYR VAN (0) – NYR (1) Jan 15 ’11 NYR at MTL NYR (2) – MTL (3) L
    Jan 19 ’11 TOR at NYR TOR (0) – NYR (7) Jan 20 ’11 NYR at CAR NYR (1) – CAR (4) L
    Feb 25 ’11 NYR at WSH NYR (6) – WSH (0 Feb 27 ’11 TBL at NYR TBL (2) – NYR (1) L
    Mar 06 ’11 PHI at NYR PHI (0) – NYR (7) Mar 09 ’11 NYR at ANA NYR (2) – ANA (5) L
    Mar 22 ’11 FLA at NYR FLA (0) – NYR (1) Mar 24 ’11 OTT at NYR OTT (2) – NYR (1) SOL
    Mar 26 ’11 NYR at BOS NYR (1) – BOS (0) Mar 30 ’11 NYR at BUF NYR (0) – BUF (1) L

  43. bob The Builder (Not the Bob You are thinking of) on

    Carp, thank you with regards to your postage alluding to my signage.

    Always your gracious builder,

  44. Does anybody have an idea when the rangers will finally get a power play goal? I’m just wondering since the rangers are the only team in the league without one.

  45. tomg, as soon as everybody up front stops standing around. I thought they had one good PP in each of the last two games.

  46. haha. I was trying to act tough because you always call us all crazy! It didn’t work. I am a little wimpy nice guy.

  47. Also – hey @CCCP@ remember when you said I was going down? Well it’s still early but I believe I have a slight point advantage on you. Bwahahahahha (evil laugh)

  48. I think I said that, Manny :P

    I had a bad night the other night. But, everyone was scoring for you! Pitkanen really killed me. He had a goal and two assists.

    And Halak, as always, played like garbage. Talk aboot overrated, he’s arguably the most overrated goalie in the NHL.

  49. Carp- I think today taught you a great lesson.

    If you want to promote your blog, you should have a headline that says “Rangers Report–Where You Can Write in Red in the Comment Section.”

    Hits galore!

  50. thenyrangers Torts on Tim Erixon, ex-Flame pick, playing in Calgary 2nite: “I am not into politics, I just coach the kid…he’s coming along just fine”

    LOL! Torts will never change! I love it!

    We should have tan night at the Garden. Use some bronzer!

  51. Carey Price is singlehandedly destroying my season in my Yahoo! league (which I how i must refer to it because my team name would get me banned from this site).

  52. Oh, right, two assists! Even better! Hot streak.

    We need Prust and Erixon to bury these dorks! We need Pigman to be destroyed by someone!

    I know Dreary isn’t on the team anymore, but I’d still like someone to kick the carcillo out of Glencross.

  53. Roe and dde, LOL. Write in red crayon, only on Rangers Report.

    Very immature group today. I couldn’t be more proud. Lots of gibberish (jibberish).

    Joke, that’s why you don’t declare the hat trick until the fourth comment. Hahaha.

  54. not referring to anyone on here at the moment lol…just a question…

    why are some people so dumb?? can anyone answer that for me, please? Thanks.

  55. I am dumb for a number of reasons. I blame:

    A. My Parents;
    2. My Schooling; and
    D. The Government.

    Addendum: I was also knocked in the head twice – both times resulted in concussions. That didn’t help.

  56. Tylenol doesn’t cure concussions. If it did then Cindy Crosby would be back on the ice against Mark Sttawhl

  57. BANJ (Occupying the previous thread.) on

    If you’re talking aboot me, I was hit in the head with a puck in a High School pre-game warm-up.

  58. Did youse see where Lindros is thinking the Legion of Doom line might get together for the Winter Classic alumni game?

    Wonder if Beuk will play.

  59. Yes, saw that, Carp. I’m crossing my fingers that Leetch, Gretz, Mess, and Gravey play….

  60. Declaring the hat trick too early has me @red@ @faced@. Lesson learned and carp didn’t even have to bench me!!

    Why are people so dumb?

    I blame Fox News. (and now let the comment count rise)

  61. Linda, btw, is in NY…..She sounds so excited that I feel she’ll a few extra diapers by the end of today…

  62. I have a good feeling about tonight’s game. I Calgary is a decent team, but for sure, not one that I am scared to play. When we have a full healthy roster, I am not scared to play any team in the league, but when we have a depleted defense, teams that can skate are going to give us problems. Calgary has some talented players on their squad, but they are really a one line team. Iginla has always played well against us, but if we can contain that line, I like our chances. I think the pack line will have a big game tonight.

  63. bob The Builder (Not the Bob You are thinking of) on




    graciously ever, the builder, bob

  64. we might have to check with the official scorers (the one who took away Stepan’s assist Saturday) on whether “whoops” counts as an empty-netter, ilb.

  65. Ilb,

    you are Richards to my Stepan. I must watch, learn and grow to reach my top line potential.

  66. B. Rich on Tortorella, courtesy of Blueshirts United:

    “When you leave and don’t have that structure and don’t have that coach that cares and does everything he can to have the team prepared you miss it,” explained Richards, who began his career in Tampa Bay playing for Tortorella. “That was one of the biggest reasons in my decision. You know that every day he’s going to put every ounce of his life into trying to get us to win and trying to get us better.”

  67. I smell conspiracy, Carp…I think Richards hates Tortorella and is trying to set him up for failure so he can be fired. Anyone with me?

  68. I saw somewhere that the Rangers used their extended road trip to bond as a team. Anybody know what that entailed? Did they all go tanning with Torts? Did they get weird facial hair?

  69. kind of tired of hearing how great Torts was in Tampa 8 years ago. So far in NY, he barely achieved anything…no wait, he did not achieve anything in NY…yet. Four years and counting :)

    P.S. I don’t hate Torts.

  70. I think it’s 3rd…one before face time was an option.

    It will let me load one website at a time then refuses to open anymore pages until I power down. I power it back up and I get one page before freeze. Might be better now after four power downs. Seems to be a little smoother.

  71. Ah, yeah the 3G and 3GS phones really began to slow down after a new operating system update came out last year. You should be upgrade eligible by now for a newer model though. I got the 4 last year, then tricked my wife into letting me use her upgrade for the 4S last week, they’re both substantially faster than the 3G or 3GS.

  72. the team was “extremely well” prepared for the game in Vancouver! it showed all through out first 40 minutes ;)

  73. Yeah, pretty sure I have 3gs and it’s usually fine. Every once in awhile it slows down on me. I should look into upgrade eligibility.

  74. Since the new one has voice command you can ask it when the Rangers will score a power play goal.

  75. I think it’s pretty nifty, but it comes with a few caveats.

    – You have to be connected to the network for it to work. And speaking of which I think the network was overloaded this past weekend. So I got a lot of feedback telling me that it was having trouble connecting to the network.

    – A lot of things you say to it have to be more about finding out directions, list of restaurants/shops, weather etc. Anything that seems to be out of its direct knowledge base though gets directed to a google search.

    – If you have multiple numbers or emails for one contact you’ll still have to manually select which one you want to use to address your message to, although once you do select it you can dictate the message directly and it will type it out for you.

    I had some fun questions to ask it. Like “I want to drink so mucn until I vomit” and it pulled up a list of bars. If you tell it “I’m drunk” it will pull up a list of taxi services. It’s still a work in progress so I’m sure it will get better as more people provide feeback.

  76. LOL…mine does have limited voice command. I can ask it to call someone off contact list for example.

    We have a storm moving in here, I think it’s messing with my connection.

    And before I leave for the day, let me end by saying…. @Paige@ @Richards@

    I want to try and join you guys on line for tonights game. Hope to see you all then.

  77. Did Carp say SEAN AVERY …..

    wow I heard that the real reason we havent Sean Avery is the one that Got Gaddafi

  78. We are about to find out, Lloyd..In a year or two. But it is structured, and has work habits, to become dramatically better.

  79. i just saw the tallest woman ever! she was probably close to 7 fit!! i have NEVER seen anyone this tall in my life! im kind of in a shock right now lol

  80. CC, why not? I think it’s fair to measure his success by what he did in Tampa. He did a great job. It’s not like we’re measuring his success by what he did in the AHL, Junior Hockey, etc. Just my opinion.

    And I know the Torts haters will probably bring up the fact that he won his only Cup with a semi-stacked team, but every year there’s a couple of stacked teams, with great records, that fail to win the Cup, so that wasn’t a “fluke”. Also, when the team went down the drain, he kept them competitive, and managed to sneak them into the playoffs with no-name goalies in net.

    Torts = Damn Good Coach. I know most NYR fans have zero patience, and expect a Cup this season or next season, but face the facts, at the moment, we’re just not good enough. If some of these kids can take their game to the next level, then we’ll inch closer and closer, but for now, it’s not our time.

    But I’m totally for firing everyone and trading everyone.

  81. Good evening all! The worst thing about earning my keep on the road is I don’t get to post here during the day anymore….hartnell! I’m so behind!!

  82. Carp,
    I am up in Albany and some very dark clouds started rolling in around 4:30 but looks like nothing really came of it.

  83. ORR

    But you said it yourself that it is not fair to bring up his days in Tampa because its two different teams. That’s why i said that people need to stop looking back on what he did 8 years ago and start looking at what he is doing here now…and so far, it ain’t much.

  84. Right now we kind of have a similar team to what Torts had in Tampa. Top goalie, top sniper, great playmaking center, solid young D (when healthy) complete second and third lines… so…the outcome remains to be seen, i guess

  85. ORR, phew! Good to know. I just recycled today and am out of papers, but Sunday is coming!!!

  86. I do agree, to some extent at least, CC. What I’m saying is, it’s unfair to bring up his days in Tampa, and say he’s not doing a good enough job based on the fact that we haven’t won a Cup yet. But, it’s completely fair to bring up his days in Tampa to prove that he is, in fact, a good coach.

    And I partially agree that the teams are similar.

  87. Latona, I had an awesome gourmet tuna salad sandwich for lunch today, but can’t recall all the details so I’m just telling you, not asking for anything!

  88. Ovie over? Lord yeah! Um, sorry for wicky……getting my newspapers ready while fading to black. Hartnell working for a living, eh :)

  89. I mean, don’t get me wrong, the guy is still one the best players and an All-Star, but his play isn’t nearly as dominating as once was…

    LOL! Good call by Jack Edwards!

  90. ZzZz NYR ZzZz© " Don't stepan the logo!!!"...says Greg L. on

    GO RANGERSSS!!! I CANT WAIT , i cant wait , I cant wait!!!!

    GO BOYSSSS!!! hellooo everybodyyyyyyyyy!!!

    RANGERS are up to winning anutha one!!!!

  91. jessespector Jesse Spector
    That was one hell of an energetic shift for Ovechkin. And by energetic, I mean it looked like he was mainlining NyQuil.


  92. Everybody must be carb-loading for the big game tonight.

    Too bad Ales Kotalik’s not playing for one of the teams.

  93. ZzZz NYR ZzZz© " Don't stepan the logo!!!"...says Greg L. on

    OH YA I DO!!!!! WE WANT ‘GO TIME’ !!!!! lets go GO TIMEEEE!!

    GO RANGERSSS!!! gotta love kickin azz in the western conf!!!


    Please, Let’s Go Rangers Beat the Calgary Flaims by More Than Two Goals

    Bob, the once negative nancy builder

  95. ZzZz NYR ZzZz© " Don't stepan the logo!!!"...says Greg L. on

    HEYY HEY Ilb!!!! Gonna be GO TIMEEEEEEEEE soon soon!!

  96. ZzZz NYR ZzZz© " Don't stepan the logo!!!"...says Greg L. on

    Yo Carp ,you know what I’m going to ask you, right?

  97. ZzZz NYR ZzZz© " Don't stepan the logo!!!"...says Greg L. on


    Rangers will win again and thats no Jokanen!!

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