Leaves at Rangers tonight


From the Rangers:

Thursday, Oct. 27, 7:00 p.m.
Madison Square Garden – New York, New York

Rangers: 3-2-2 (8 pts)
Maple Leafs: 5-2-1 (11 pts)

The Rangers will begin a six-game homestand when they face-off against their Original Six rivals the Toronto Maple Leafs at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m.), in their 2011-12 regular season home opener. The Blueshirts currently rank fourth in the Atlantic Division standings, and 10th in the Eastern Conference, with a record of 3-2-2 (8 pts). The Rangers enter the contest having defeated the Winnipeg Jets, 2-1, on Monday at MTS Centre, and have now won three of their last four games. New York completed their season-opening, seven-game road trip with a record of 3-2-2 (8 pts), including a 3-1-0 mark on their four-game Western Canada swing. The Maple Leafs enter the contest with a 5-2-1 (11 pts) record to rank third in the Eastern Conference, and have lost two of their last three games. Following the contest, the Rangers will face-off against the Ottawa Senators on Saturday, Oct. 29, at Madison Square Garden (3:00 p.m.), as they continue their six-game homestand.

TV: MSG Network

6:30 p.m. – Rangers Pre-Game Show with Al Trautwig and Brian Leetch
7:00 p.m. – Rangers vs. Maple Leafs
Broadcasters: Sam Rosen (Play-By-Play), Joe Micheletti (Analyst), John Giannone (In-Game Reporter)
Radio: 970 The Apple and newyorkrangers.com
6:30 p.m. – Rangers Pre-Game Show
7:00 p.m. – Rangers vs. Maple Leafs
Broadcasters: Kenny Albert (Play-By-Play), Dave Maloney (Analyst)


  • · All-Time: 218-270-95-6 overall (127-109-56-3 at home; 91-161-39-3 on the road)
  • · 2011-12: Tonight marks the first of four meetings this season, and the first of two meetings at Madison Square Garden.
  • · Last Season: New York was 3-0-1 overall, including a 1-0-1 mark at home. The Rangers shutout the Maple Leafs twice in the season series and out-scored Toronto, 14-5, in four games, including a seven-goal performance by the Blueshirts on Jan. 19. Marian Gaborik registered a hat trick with four goals, and added an assist in the 7-0 win vs. Toronto on Jan. 19. Artem Anisimov tied Gaborik for the team lead with five points (one goal, four assists) in the series, and Brian Boyle tied for the team-high with four goals in four games.
  • · New York is the only team in the NHL that has not skated in a home game yet this season; Toronto is tied for 23rd with a 1-2-0 (2 pts) mark on the road
  • · The Rangers have not faced a Northeast Division opponent this season; the Maple Leafs are 0-1-0 vs. the Atlantic Division
  • · Henrik Lundqvist has posted a 9-4-4 record with a 2.54 GAA and two shutouts in 17 career regular season contests vs. Toronto; Martin Biron is 13-11-2-3 with a 2.69 GAA and one shutout in 31 career regular season games vs. the Maple Leafs
  • · Brad Richards leads the Rangers with 16 goals, 14 assists and 30 points in 30 career regular season contests vs. Toronto; Marian Gaborik has tallied 12 points (six goals, six assists) in 11 games vs. the Maple Leafs, and Brandon Dubinsky as recorded 12 points (two goals, 10 assists) in 15 games vs. Toronto
  • · New York lists one former Maple Leaf on their roster: Kris Newbury (2006-07 – 2008-09)
  • · Toronto lists one former Ranger on their roster: Colton Orr (2005-06 – 2008-09)


  • Power Play: The Rangers tallied two goals in five power play opportunities (7:09) on Monday at Winnipeg, and have now registered three power play goals in the last three games (3-12, 25.0%).  New York ranks 27th overall (3-28, 10.7%) through seven games. The Rangers are 0-2 (1:05) in five-on-three situations (last – 10/22 at EDM), and 0-1 (0:40) when four-on-three (last – 10/8 at ANA). Shorthanded goals allowed (0).
  • Penalty Killing: The Blueshirts held the Jets scoreless in one shorthanded situation (1:17) on Monday at Winnipeg, and are now 16-18 (88.9%) in the last four games. New York ranks 12th overall (32-37, 86.5%) through seven games. 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 (1): 10/20 at CGY (Prust).
  • Four-on-Four: New York did not tally/yield a goal in one four-on-four situation (0:43) on Monday at Winnipeg, and are now plus-two in 15 four-on-four situations (24:46). Four-on-four goals for (2): 10/18 at VAN (Gaborik); 10/20 at CGY (McDonagh). Four-on-four goals allowed (0).


  • The Rangers have posted a record of 36-32-16 in 84 home openers all-time at Madison Square Garden
  • The Blueshirts enter tonight’s contest with a franchise record, seven-game point streak in home openers, having posted a record of 4-0-1-2 in their last seven home-opening games at Madison Square Garden dating back to the 2003-04 season – Oct. 16, 2003 vs. ATL (0-0), Oct. 6, 2005 vs. MTL (3-4, OT), Oct. 5, 2006 vs. WSH (5-2), Oct. 4, 2007 vs. FLA (5-2), Oct. 10, 2008 vs. CHI (4-2), Oct. 3, 2009 vs. OTT (5-2), and Oct. 15, 2010 vs. TOR (3-4, OT); New York also registered a seven-game point streak in home openers from 1972-73 to 1978-79 (5-0-2-0)
  • New York established franchise records for most goals for and largest margin of victory in a home opener with a 7-0 win vs. Toronto on Nov. 20, 1932
  • The Blueshirts have posted nine shutouts all-time in home openers, with the last shutout in a home-opening game on Oct. 16, 2003 vs. Atlanta (Mike Dunham, 0-0); Andy Aitkenhead has posted a franchise record, two shutouts in home openers (Nov. 20, 1932 vs. Toronto and Nov. 18, 1934 vs. St. Louis)

New York has posted a record of 46-25-12 (104 pts) against Original Six opponents since the 2005-06 season, including a 14-6-4 mark vs. Toronto over the span. The Rangers’ .627 winning percentage ranks second, trailing Detroit (.698%, 41-16-6) and ahead of Montreal (.617%, 68-40-12), Toronto (.512%, 53-50-18), Boston (.504%, 53-52-18), and Chicago (.477%, 27-30-9).

The Rangers finished their season-opening seven-game road trip with a 3-2-2 mark. The trip set a new franchise record for longest stretch away from Madison Square Garden to begin a season, breaking the old record of five games set in 1952-53 and 1953-54. It was only the seventh time in franchise history that the Rangers had a road trip of seven games or longer at any point in the season – 1955-56 (4-4-1-0), 1959-60 (1-5-1-0), 1981-82 (5-1-2-0), 1984-85 (0-6-1-0), 1987-88 (4-2-1-0), and 1997-98 (2-3-2-0) – and the third time they posted a winning record on such a trip (1981-82, 1987-88). The Blueshirts will open their home schedule tomorrow vs. Toronto, their latest home opener since they opened the 1948-49 season on Oct. 27, 1948 (excluding the lockout-shortened 1994-95 season).

New York completed their four-game Western Canada road trip with a 3-1-0 record. The Rangers began the trip by defeating Vancouver (4-0) and Calgary (3-2, OT), marking the first time the team has won in those two cities in the same season since 1986-87. On Monday, the Blueshirts visited Winnipeg for the first time since they faced the former Winnipeg Jets franchise on Nov. 17, 1995 (3-6). New York came away with a 2-1 victory, marking the first time they won in Winnipeg since Nov. 21, 1992 (5-4).

Defenseman Dan Girardi enters tonight’s contest leading the NHL in average ice time, logging 28:13 per contest. He has logged 30:00+ of ice time twice this season, including a season-high 31:25 of ice time on Oct. 8 against Anaheim in Stockholm, Sweden.

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 Oct. 15 at Long Island, while defenseman Brendan Bell made his Blueshirts debut on Saturday at Edmonton.


  • The Rangers have posted a record of 284-272-93 all-time in the month of October, including a 176-117-48 mark at home and a 108-155-45 record on the road. New York (3-2-2) 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 35 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 13 wins shy of 2,500 wins, having won 2,487 games all-time in franchise history.


  • Brian Boyle: 4 games from 200th NHL career
  • Wojtek Wolski: 5 games from 400th NHL career; 9 goals from 100th NHL career


  • Brad Richards: 500th career NHL assist (10/20 at CGY)


  • Marc Staal (concussion, IR on 10/5) – 7

Total Man-Games Lost: 16


  • Oct. 25 – Assigned defenseman Brendan Bell to Connecticut (AHL)

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  1. Hi Guys, i am lying here in a Hospital with my New Apple iPad and Want to Listen. To the Game tonight. Usually you Need to have Flash Player. I am Not a Technical guy at all but i got told its Not possible with Apple As a live Streaming is Not possible As well because of the Speed of the Internet here in the Hospital!

    You Guys have any idea for me to get any Connection to the Garden tonight?

  2. Good morning, boneheads!

    Hope you feel better, Buff. Not sure which hospital you are in, but most in the area provide free Wi-Fi. Ask patient representative. Otherwise, just to listen, 3G may be sufficient. And there is a way to do it on iPad. Go to app store and install NHL Game Center Premium ($20). It comes with live radio. Hope it helps.

  3. Thanks ilb i am on my Way to Recovery i am in out of Hospital for a agile As i am able to See the Rangers at Home via live streaming …sorry for the bad writing As i usually Write with Ten Fingers :)

    So i need to Study the boxscore or waiting until i Return Home Next Week to catch a game

  4. Get well soon Buff!

    No “oh captain, my captain” today! Just O Canada!

    Can’t wait to rock the Garden tonight. This day is going to go so incredibly slow.

  5. BANJ (Occupying MSG Tonite) on

    Heal up Buff!

    Going to game tonite, hope to meet Carp and the rest of youse.

  6. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    Get well quckly Buff!!

    Its finally here!!!!! This will be the highlight of my 10 days in New York!!!
    Can’t wait to chill with some of the ‘headz, meet others for the first time, FINALLY
    meet Carpy and scream LETS GO RANGERS in MSG for the
    First time in a long time!!!

  7. Jlone2Bubblehead (Namaste Henrik Lundqvist) on

    I wonder if acoustics were a factor in the renovations. I would like to think that if the crowd generates noise in support of the home team that the team can actually hear/appreciate it.

  8. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Ricardo – you forget a milestone….. eric c is 300 games away from playing his 300 game with any sort of passion and desire. Prust saying

  9. Lindzo! Pumped up, girl?

    BANJ- Carp suggested whenever we leave the place tonight to make sure you don’t stay behind!

  10. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Buff – I stream on my Mac often….. You can listen via the radio feed or watch via video stream once someone offers it up so long as the hospital has broadband capabilities… get well mate….

  11. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    One last thought on eric c…….. I read somewhere that he was his team’s enforcer when he was on his bantam midget team. The trouble was the other players were 5 yes old and he was 21. Still he only lost 96 of his 97 bouts.

  12. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Hey The Prust, take a sad song and make it better…. Remember to let her into yours and make better, better, better la la la la dee da hey the prust la la la da dee da da da da hey the prust

  13. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    eric c was a man that thought he was a woman, but he knew it wouldn’t last. eric c left his home in tuscon Arizona for some California grass…. Get back get back to where you once belong …

  14. Occupy MSG! Lower the beer prices! Lower the dangerous catwalk!

    Eric Christensen: “We will fight…for your right to _want_ to have babies.”

  15. Thanks, Guys for the all good wishes. I don’t feel As Bad As my three Guys here in the Room, so its really Rough Time and t try to leave As offen As possible As i am the only One to get out of the bed.”..

    But now stop with that Kind of stuff

    Nö we don’t have any broadband here but i will try to get something tonight

  16. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Hello captain ilb ….. Manny – carp offered me a .25 per post cut to once again regale you with tales of gibberish and jibberish. It was an offer I couldn’t refuse.

  17. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    Either the comment did not post or got delelted ( shaking my fist Carpy lol)!!
    thanks CHOPPER!! and ilbzo…. You know i am!!! As i said in my ghost post,
    My date and I will pump up the volume!!!

  18. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Ever since he was a young man, the PRUST played the silver ball, from soho down to Brighton he must have played them all. I ain’t seen anything like him in any amusement hall. THE PRUST sure plays a mean pinball

  19. When I read “Rally brick is ready” over in the Twitter feeds to the right, my first thought was the rodent handing out actual bricks with painted on names of players(or coaches) that need a good ‘rally’ via a hurled brick. My list of three starts with Christensen, Rupp and Tortorella if they’re down by the third period.

    Get your rally bricks here!

  20. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    Ugh! Still workin on a ride home
    From the ronkonkoma station! Promised the man i would not take a cab!
    Should be fun!

  21. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Manny – interesting new analysis was just handed to me. If the rangers score the first goal tonight, they very well might possibly take a one goal lead. I wouldn’t say this with 100 % certainty. But there are grains of truth in that statement.

  22. Eddie – that’s a really interesting point. You know – when you were away I was thinking of something similar: “Eddie could either be here or he could not be here. If he isn’t here then I won’t get to read any posts from him and if he is here then I will get to read those posts.” Interestingly, your analysis of the Rangers tonight is right in line with that. I had Martha check on the statistics of what you’re saying and, sure enough, if checked out. The Rangers *will* take a 1 goal lead if they score the first goal. I couldn’t find any statistic pointing to whether that lead remains or if the game ends immediately (think of a sudden death situation) but I do know that they would then be in the lead, by at least 1.

  23. Also – my co-worker is setting a record right now by eating his lunch at 9:42 A.M. Usually he makes it to about 11 but today, he had to break out his pastrami and loaf of bread a bit on the early side. Looks like his lunch will include the usual: 2 Tall Arizona Iced Tea Cans, 2 King Size Twix, 1 Big Grab of either Munchos or Funyuns.

  24. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Yesterday Chris Christie ate the state of Delaware thereby extending NJ’s southern border.

  25. Jlone2Bubblehead (Namaste Henrik Lundqvist) on

    Manny, Just a guess but is your co-worker charged for a second ticket when he flies?

  26. Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh! Good one, NYR

    Sometimes I feel badly for the guy actually. He has put on about 40lbs this year (by his own admission). I think it’s the stress of his job. Pobersito!

  27. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Chris christie after listening to grace slick sing the line feed the head, while driving to work, pulled into the drivethru window at burger king. Seeing 9 cars in front of him….. Proceeded to eat all 9 cars and then the entire building.

  28. Eddie etc.
    You amaze me…you are positively profound.

    Who was it who said that brevity is the soul of wit? ( Oscar

  29. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Come Halloween – chris christie’s neighbors are stocking up ….. Over 7 tons of candy are expected to fill his trick or treat bag. His costume is simple enough…. He is dressing as twiggy.

  30. Old School stuff – Just found this in my “personal” folder at work:

    So far today we have banned:

    *For Good:*
    Ice Skates
    Locker Rooms
    Teeth Brushing
    Martin Gelinas
    Mike Keane
    NJ Devils

    *For the Day:*
    Belly Band
    Doggie Diaper

  31. Good morning all! O happy game day!!!!

    Buff, get well soon and hope you can catch the game!
    E3, thanks for the many earworms!

    mama scored herself a last minute deal and will in the house!!!!! Can’t remember the last time I was at a home opener….1940?

    LGR!!!!! Let’s rake some Leaves!

  32. I know this will take up a lot of space but …. enjoy! We gotta get some Juice/Jam going around here!

    • Everything is Brandon Prust’s Sloppy Seconds.
    • Brandon Prust could knock out that Guardian.
    • India has offered a trade: it’s 1 Billion citizens in exchange for Brandon Prust.
    • Most of us choose right or wrong. Brandon Prust chooses right or left.
    • Brandon Prust ended the last episode of The Sopranos.
    • *On the Seventh Day Brandon Prust Created God.*
    • *Brandon Prust’s blood type is TK-O-positive.*
    • After the filming of Pulp Fiction was completed… Samuel L. Jackson gave Brandon Prust back his wallet. Remember? It was the one that said Bad Motha———-.
    • Brandon Prust doesn’t cough… impurities dare not enter his lungs.
    • Mathmatically…Area= BasexHeight; Prust= FistxFist; Prust + Fist x anger + opponent, divided by refs = 5 minutes for fighting.
    • When an unstoppable force meets an immovable object… Brandon Prust moves that object.
    • Prust once played a game of Russian Roulette. The Gun lost.
    • When trucks want to commit suicide they jump in front of a Prust.
    • Mother Nature is Brandon Prust’s Bitch.
    • Why did dinosaurs become extinct… Brandon Prust got hungry.
    • *Brandon Prust once had an awkward moment… just to see what it was like.*
    • Nails say they’re tough as Prust.
    • Coppertone made a new sunblock… it’s SPF Prust.
    • Brandon Prust doesn’t Floss. He just replaces his teeth with other people’s teeth. Daily.
    • *Brandon Prust chews with his fists too.*
    • When Brandon Prust was born he checked the Doctor into the nurse and ended both their careers.
    • If Brandon Prust cried he would cry ice.
    • Rain falls and hits the ground, but it doesn’t dare hit Brandon Prust.
    • *Chuck Norris wishes he could become Brandon Prust.*
    • Brandon Prust is what Willis was talking about.
    • If a tree falls in the forest and nobody is there to hear it… Brandon Prust did it.
    • Brandon Prust once got pulled over. He let the cop off with a warning.
    • Brandon Prust moves at Terminal Velocity. Always.
    • Brandon Prust is the Cold War.
    • *Brandon Prust’s fists have collision coverage.*
    • Brandon Prust can single-fistedly convince me to stop being anti-New England! ;)
    • Brandon Prust is the Man in the Mirror.
    • Brandon Prust sued The Miracle On Ice for stealing his name. And won.
    • *Brandon Prust got perfect grades in school… he forechecked every answer.*
    • Prust, dragons get tattoos of him on their bodies
    • How many Brandon Prust’s does it take to change a light bulb? None – He just holds up the light bulb and the world revolves around him.
    • *Daniel Carcillo once lost a fight to Brandon Prust’s reputation.*
    • I’d let Prust give me a black eye… but only if he signs it.
    • Brandon Prust lost both legs in a car accident…but he walked it off.
    • Is it true that Prust could survive 90 days in the jungle with just a garter belt and a role of friction tape??
    • Google Googled Him!
    • Brandon Prust once killed a Lion with his bare intentions.
    • If Brandon Prust where to steal your identity, your credit score would go up by 112 points
    • Brandon Prust’s helmet wears him for protection.
    • Prust got into a fight with Superman. The loser had to wear his underwear over his pant for the rest of his life.
    o So the ‘S’ on Supermans chest actually stands for second place?
    • Giving Prust 5 minutes to rest after a fight seems unfair for the other team…. he’s rested up and ready to do it again!
    • Micheal Jordan to Prust – I can spin a basketball on my finger for 2 hrs. Can you?
    Prust – How do you think earth spins?
    • Witness Protection Program- Saving NHL players from Prust for years.
    • Prust fought a cold when he was young… that cold hasn’t been seen since.
    • Prust was once called for Jury duty. The accused immediately pled guilty. Which is good, because Prust jumped out of the jury box after 5 minutes.
    • No joke, Prust trims his beard with a chainsaw.
    • Torts created the word accountability. Its called “tortability”
    • Torts is so tuff that when he stared at Messier …Mess cried!!
    • ”[Tortorella, y]ou’re so wise. You’re like a miniature Buddha, covered in hair.”
    • Torts is so powerful that he made Sam Weinman change from hockey to golf a month ago because he knew that Sam wouldnt ask him the tough questions in the future.
    • Torts is so cool they named a new cheese after him today …Torzarella !!!
    • although he will not reveal it; John Tortarella has definitive proof of whether the chicken or the egg came first; all he will offer to the world right now is that once known this fact will make things like hockey and 90210 immediatley irrelevant
    • Chuck Norris asked Torts to friend him on Facebook…Tortorella dismissed him out of hand.
    • Tortorella doesn’t do push ups. He pushes the Earth down.
    • There is no theory of evolution, just a list of species that Torts allows to exist.
    • Torts, he’s real & he’s spectacular !
    • Superman himself wears John Tortorella pajamas
    • Torts doesn’t read books. He stares them down until he gets the information he wants.
    • Torts tears cure cancer. Too bad he never cried
    • Nobody does it like Sara Lee… except Tortarella.
    • The boogie-man checks under his bed for Torts before he goes to sleep.
    • Torts tears can cure the PP…too bad he never cries.
    • Torts destroyed the periodic table, because he only recognizes the element of surprise.
    • Tort’s doesn’t walk on the earth… the earth rotates under his feet.
    • Tortarella knows the exact location of Carmen San Diego.
    • Tortarella CAN believe it’s not butter.
    • Torts visited the Virgin Islands…now they’re just called “The Islands”
    • Torts counted to infinity….Twice
    • When Torts dives into the ocean he does not get wet…The ocean gets Tortarella’d
    • Tortarella CAN judge a book by its cover
    • Tortarella is agianst smoking pot…so dont do it

  33. billybleedsblue on

    lol keep up the jibberish guys, today’s a perfect day for it…

    Buff, GET WELL SOON!!!

  34. iWicky (Leeloo Dallas mul-ti-pass) on

    Morning ILB and all!!!

    So is my Johnson!

    Woo hoo and enjoy!

    Get better!

    How’s it going?

    Funyuns rock!!


  35. It’s not jibberish! That is classic Rangers Report dialogue. Keeping up the Jam and propelling this team to win! That stuff was all done during last season’s “glory days.” I would call that about 2 weeks before the all-star break until the all-star break.

  36. Nice find iWicky! You win the award for “Best Top Gun quote finder!” You deserve a hat!


  37. hey wicky!

    NYR, I do the Sunday puzzle on Saturday in pen too….does that make me prustlite?

    Matty, LMAO!

  38. Mama! What the heck!? You’re encouraging this attack on my character? Oh, the pain.

    Thanks iWicky. At least someone supports me around here!

    Fedora is in the air! I threw it like a frisbee

  39. Doodie Machetto on

    This morning on the subway I saw a guy that could’ve passed for Vinny Prospal’s twin. It was his Prospalganger.

  40. Doodie Machetto on

    Thank you Manny. In all seriousness, I really did see the Prospalganger. Then I spent the rest of the ride thinking of Prospalganger.

  41. morning all nothing like home opener. part of me feels like driving over right now and waiting to doors open. will be in section 330 row g on the aisle in my normal seats assuming I find them and dont get lost in this new garden. the fact that ranger reps are calling me and telling me how to find my seat is scary.

    anyhting short of 2 pts tonight is not acceptable. Must win for christ sakes its your home opener.

  42. The last time I heard anything about Mark Staal was his was targeted to play in tonight’s game. I am starting to feel that Staal might miss most of the season if not the entire season, not good.

  43. Doodie Machetto on

    eric, I know what you mean about finding the seats. I’ve been told that I MUST enter through Tower D. If I try and enter through any other tower, I will be redirected to Tower D.

    Also, they said that our old seats (Row B) were now partially obstructed, but somehow, moving us up one row to row A corrects the problem. I’m not complaining about the move, just think it’s weird that Row B is obstructed, but Row A isn’t.

  44. This sounds crazy guys. I wouldn’t go if I were you…how do you know that they aren’t going to get you into the building through a special entrance and then kill you!?

  45. Doodie Machetto on

    Beware the first game home after a long road trip. I’m expecting them to come out flat tonight.

  46. If they come out flat I hope Torts has a Mercy Bucket waiting. I don’t want him to execute anyone.

  47. Wicky©Is staal out for the season yet?? on

    Have they announced staal is out for the season yet??

    are they doing player intros?

    what are the d pairings going to be?

    who is in goal?

    who is opening up?

    OK, and I’m spent!

  48. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    Ride home from train station fell through so i may mot be able to hang out too long after the game. Grrrrrrrr

  49. Wicky – all thats been said is that Torts may leave MDZ and Erixon where they are and slot Sauer in with Eminger. Either way will be good to have Sauer back for the PK and to have another physical presence back there, lighten the load on Blockness and McMonster

  50. Doodie Machetto October 27th, 2011 at 11:32 am

    “Beware the first game home after a long road trip. I’m expecting them to come out flat tonight.”

    I see I’m not the only one. It seems to me every year the rangers play there home opener they play flat. Hopefully I’m wrong and they won’t come out flat.

  51. They might crash a little at some point but I can’t see them being flat to start this game, although that doesn’t mean they come out crisp either. A strong third period gets it done.

  52. eddie eddie eddie on

    chris christie just mistook the 4 on ice officials, in uniform, for moon cookies and ate them

  53. eddie eddie eddie on

    Lin – if you are pulling into Penn dstation…you better change plans….Chris christy is reportedly eating it turnstile by turnstile…..the tracks are lathered in mayo and mustard on rye…

  54. eddie eddie eddie on

    oh no its getting worse….chris christie just mistook the garden ice for a giant popsickle and ate it

  55. eddie eddie eddie on

    eric c, thought to be a lump of soft cream cheese, was just spread on a bagel and eaten by chris christie

  56. doodie

    if this team comes out flat tonight in there home opener in a half brand new garden when they have been off for two days then this team is a lost cause. i expect hitting i expect effort i expect a WIN. anyhting less and I boo there butts off the ice.

    the monster in gustvason in goal for leafs connolly and bozak return tonight. connolly another guy who always seems to score against the rangers in fact hes hurt so much i think he only plays against the rangers.

  57. Wicky©Is staal out for the season yet?? on

    thanks. Good to see BNMJ get more minutes with sauer!

    who the hell is Chris Christie??

  58. holy carcillo Manny!!!

    your post makes me look like
    i write in cliffs notes speak

    somebody’s had there coffee
    mixed with an espresso
    and double red bull this morning

    (good stuff inthere too!)

  59. eddie eddie eddie on

    wickster – he is the Gov of NJ….but he is better known for eating 14,000 large pizzas in less than a minute…

  60. Wicky©Is staal out for the season yet?? on

    eddie x3
    thanks and that is a lot of pizza!! (the PRUST of understatements)

  61. yum…..mayo…mustard….rye bread.

    Predictions for tonight? I say we win 4-1 with the GWG coming from Del Zotto and an empty netter for Dubinsky.

  62. BANJ (Occupying MSG Tonite) on

    It seems that every time the Rangers have a pre-game ceremony they lose.
    -1994 Banner Raising
    -Jersey retierments
    -and I don’t think Officer Steven MacDonald has seen a win on Ranger extra effort night.

  63. Great jibberish(gibberish) today. Very proud of you all. Especially the usual suspects.

    Manny, the ode to Prust was great, but the thing that really cracked me up (like your hockey glasses story a while back) was your co-worker setting a record by eating his lunch at 9:42 a.m. I’m still laughing. No idea why I found that so funny, but I did.

    Lin! See ya tonight!

    Good afternoon, Sally!

  64. That’s because Steven McDonald is evil. They need to cut him out of this stuff. He’s too political to help a sports team.

  65. Carp – honestly – my co-workers exploits with eating are something I should start a blog about. Here’s another one:

    He went to Hale & Hearty to get a salad on my recommendation. He came back and said, “Man that was Expensive!” I asked him how much and he told me he spent nearly $20 on a small salad. I asked him how and why that could have happened and he was like, “well I am trying to be healthy so I got a salad and then everything you put in it costs money. I got bacon, extra bacon, cheese, extra cheese, chicken, extra chicken, extra ranch dressing, ranch on the side, hard boiled egg, extra hard boiled egg……..”

    It looked like a bacon and ranch dressing soup!

  66. Also – this morning he was trying to chug one of his 3 (THREE) Starbucks Frappucino things (the ones that come in the bottle and are loaded with calories and fat but are somehow liquid) and he spilled the first one ALL over his computer. He barely cleaned it up so his office will now smell worse.

  67. Manny a/k/a Manholio on

    I think this name maybe sends the wrong message? I don’t want to be known as a man-hole.

  68. eddie eddie eddie on

    Eat off …………….. chris christie vs Manny’s office mate…….First one to eat a 5 story building wins

  69. eddie eddie eddie on

    manny – manhole covers are chris christies favorite think to dunk in milk and eat…

  70. Manny a/k/a Manholio on

    Marty vs. My Office-Mate might be a good one! The kid in my office is a Debbie’s fan too. The type that watches 1 or 2 periods of a game then declares how much he loves hockey and then gives me a dissertation on what’s wrong with the team and what they need to do to improve (names all the players wrong). That guy

  71. eddie eddie eddie on

    ITS OFFICAL tonight’s game has been cancelled…..chris christie just ate the entire Leaves team

  72. Buff, sorry I’m late with this. First, feel better soon.
    Second, I’ve always had luck listening to games with the link on the Rangers’ web site ——>

    On the main home page there’s a box about tonight’s game, with the score (0-0 at the moment) and a button to click for “listen.”

    The game’s on 970-am tonight because of the World Series.

  73. “ITS OFFICAL tonight’s game has been cancelled…..chris christie just ate the entire Leaves team”

    That’s as close as he gets to eating a salad.

  74. the Chrisite stuff started with the roundabout suggestion that Tony Amonte wasn’t exactly in game shape

  75. BANJ (Occupying MSG Tonite) on

    Christie stated that although the Devils and Nets play here in New Jersey, his boyhood memories come first.

    “I grew up when the Nets were on Long Island and the Devils didn’t exist. It’s not that I don’t want the Devils to do well. I want them to do well when they’re playing anybody but the Rangers. That’s who I grew up rooting for.”

  76. eddie eddie eddie on

    imagine if chris christie were marv albert’s brother and marv tried to bite him when they were kids………chris christie would have eaten him whole…not one bite….

  77. eddie eddie eddie on

    chris christie’s favorite Garden memory was when he ate the entire section of green seats thinking they were vegatables….

  78. eddie eddie eddie on

    ricardo – we are in big trouble….rumor has it the chris christie is going to eat this blog

  79. eddie eddie eddie on

    on a field trip to the country in 6th grade, chris christie ate the entire farm and class was cancelled for the day

  80. Eddie -I hope this doesn’t crack your brain:

    What happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object?

    Prust vs Christie

  81. eddie eddie eddie on

    in a cage match between chris christie and the THE PRUST, the first order of businees would be to prevent chris christie from eating the cage

  82. eddie eddie eddie on

    ….and soon as THE PRUST launched a ferocious right hook, chris christie would be worried about one thing…..if he were to have some teeth knocked out…could he still gum his steak

  83. Manny,
    Being myself slightly intellectually challenged, I’ll put it simple – you’re The Renaissance Man of Epic proportion. Your stream of imagination and prolific creativity alone is just quite astonishing. I’m taking off my huge borsalino hat in admiration and white envy. You developed Averycultlike syndrome in me. Thank you!

  84. Jlone2Bubblehead (Namaste Henrik Lundqvist) on

    Wicky! Hows things on your end? smooth sailing here, thanks.
    ello Mama, Carp and all.

  85. If only you would be paid a nickel per word, on this blog, I’m pretty sure you could buy Warren Buffet empire, leave him some change and still being able to pay 99% tax on this purchase.

  86. Noah-aal-auer, 28 on

    Carp…you’ll be there tonight? Where do the writers sit now? Will I be able to find my way out after the game?

    I’m scared.

  87. Manny and Eddie, I’m laughing so hard at your posts that I’m getting looks from my office mates!!

  88. Noah, I will be there … we sit way up in the corner now, not sure if anybody can access it from the seats. Not sure, either, if anybody will be able to get out of the building once they get in … lol.

  89. Gustavsson in net for the Leafs tonight! He has a pretty crappy record against NYR.

    It turns out Kyle Turris’ “holdout” isn’t aboot money. Apparently he’s asked to be traded, but Maloney hasn’t budged, which is pretty fugged up.

    I’d love to take a chance on Turris. He’s only 22. We have a lot of depth on defense in the system, so maybe we can unload a prospect or two. I don’t know how much he’s worth though.

  90. Doodie Machetto on

    Carp, you forgot the other milestone for tonight: First new Beavis and Butthead!

    Any word on any pregame ceremony? Anybody for us to boo off the stage this year like Ace Frehely?

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

    Would it be rude of this tractor to admit to not understanding what many of you write?


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

    Eddie ‘3x’ Grant, many of these words you write would seem a perfect fit for melody! Have you ever thought of songwriting??!

  93. I mentioned B&B in the comments earlier, or last night maybe. But I will again pre-game.

    They will have a brief video tribute for Boogaard. I don’t think any other entertainment, or at least they haven’t said yet.

  94. Noah-aal-auer, 28 on

    Please no performances. Pay tribute to Boogy, introduce the players, and drop the puck!

    And Carp, if we fans can’t access the beat writers anymore, how will I be able to shake your hand and shout obscenities at LB? Sigh.

  95. Doodie Machetto on

    “I’d love to take a chance on Turris.”

    PASS! Just what we need, another bust prospect.

  96. Getting ready for tonight’s home opener. Look forward to seeing all the changes in the building. I know my seats are in the new part of the 300’s (317). I know Crap and the guys and ladies (don’t forget Katie Strang) are sitting in same area. Will be curious to see how that impacts sightlines. While I thought the 300’s were close to the ice in the past they were behind the play and therefore when something happened the 200’s section paper would stand and cut down the view. I think you feel higher now but have a much cleaner view of the ice.

  97. He’s barely played though, Doodie. Only two seasons in the NHL, 22 years old. If the cost isn’t too high, I’m all for taking a shot.

    It took Bobby Ryan a little time to get his career going. I remember Kevin Lowe calling Ryan a bust, and then a year later he had his breakout year. Only difference is, he had guys like Getzlaf, Perry, Selanne, etc.

    Never know!

  98. Mike Francesa will have Joe Micheletti on later. Mike’s hockey interview are usually better than most because he doesn’t pretend to know anything and therefore doesn’t talk over the guest. In this case, he really has nothing to say.

  99. Manny a/k/a Manholio on

    I once heard Francesa ask Micheletti, “Who’s the best player on the Rangers team? I don’t know any of them.” He then asked, “Who’s an exciting player in the NHL?”

    His research is unmatched.

  100. Manny – Scary part is his producers are huge hockey guys. Ray was a Bruins fan as a kid, changed to Rangers when he moved to NY because of Jacobs family. Pete wears his Isles hat everyday. Monzo who works there also works for NHL Radio. Yet, he doesn’t ask, which in this case is a good thing.

  101. Manny a/k/a Manholio on

    Really? I did not know that. That guy has no respect for anyone that is his inferior, eh?

  102. Ace Frehely was absolutely pathetic last year. The world’s most famous arena hosts a washed-up rock star playing guitar OFF the ice under the pavilion? The Kings got Slash last year, we got Ace Frehley — so lame.

  103. Noah-aal-auer, 28 on

    I definitely think Ace Frehley was the reason the Rangers came out so flat last year.

  104. Doodie Machetto on

    Blue Man Group was dumb, but not embarrassing. Ace Frehely was just awful. Like it was uncomfortable to watch.

  105. Doodie Machetto on

    This is from Ace Frehely’s wikipedia page:

    “Frehley made a brief appearance during the home opener of the New York Rangers 2010-11 NHL Hockey Season on October 15, 2010. He stood at one of the entrances to the ice and both sang and played guitar on a short version of “New York Groove” just prior to the start of the game. There were boos at the Garden during the pregame ceremonies, as his voice cracked during his performance. Fans started chanting “Let’s Go Rangers” to drown out the end of the song”

  106. Manny a/k/a Manholio on

    You’re right Noah! This performance will really set the tone for the year. We need something like whoever that band is that band “Let the Bodies Hit the Floor.” That pysched up our marines before they invaded Faloujah.

  107. To be honest, I don’t remember what Ace did. I know it was embarrassing, but I’ve tried my best to erase it from my memory. I think I did a decent job of that!

    At least MSG will have Kate Upton. That will remedy the situation.

  108. Seems like some of you guys are headed for Strike 3….or whatever strike you are currently on! I am staying out of this one.

  109. Lol, guys….Just try not to cross the line…..

    So, for the ‘heads who are meeting before the game- I’m almost done at work Looks like I might be there even earlier. If someone wants to meet earlier, email me.

  110. *ORR!!* What Is It Good For?!?! October 27th, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    Dd, if you drew blood, then you’re doing it wrong!



  111. eddie eddie eddie on

    Bob – i am a song writer…my real name is Lennon McCartney……thx for your kind words

  112. eddie eddie eddie on

    another of my classics….I saw a werewolf with a Chinese menu in his hand. Walking through the streets of Soho in the rain. He was looking for a place called lee ho phucks………


  113. eddie eddie eddie on

    Q: what do you call a Prust with no arms?

    A: someone that can still kick major assen….

  114. Doodie Machetto on

    “Wow, I just checked out her site and got called for high sticking.”

    I heard it was a double minor.

  115. The original “300” was a movie based on THE PRUST’s victorious stand against 10,000 persians. 300 was his rkps(roundhouse kicks per second).

  116. eddie eddie eddie on

    chris christie’s fav beatles song is strawberries fields forever …as its an infinite food souce

  117. eddie eddie eddie on

    300 is also the length of my perpendicular bisector after seeing that kate upton video

  118. Update – the “mate” I work with (who ate his lunch at 9:42 A.M. and then called his wife to tell her it was because his breakfast wasn’t large enough) just came back with a dripping sack from McDonalds. I will update with the contents when I do more reconnaissance.

  119. Doodie Machetto on

    Manny, is it dripping because of the weather or because it’s a “KCF Shredder?”

  120. Haha – not the weather doodie – this guy carries an Umbrella (ella-ella) made for a 2nd Grader,

  121. Doodie Machetto on

    Anyone else think it’s hilarious that the Canadiens fired Pearn and then trashed the Flyers?

  122. Christian Thomas suspended for 10 games –>
    Hard to tell what happens. Looks like he’s down on the ice and swings his stick and clips the guy’s helmet.

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

    eddie * eddie * eddie, wait…real name not eddie cubed? That is a bit disappointing.


  124. If we had office parties he would be. Usually he just complains that the few treats we do get around the office aren’t “bacon, egg and cheeses on bagels” because our boss is vegan.

  125. eddie eddie eddie on

    chris christie in a speedo………..great halloween costume…talk about scaring the kids

  126. Noah-aal-auer, 28 on

    I just geeked out in excitement after seeing that Dubi is on Twitter.

    I…need a life.

  127. eddie eddie eddie on

    waitress : have had a chance to look at the menu….

    chris christie: yes

    waitress: what would you like to order?

    chris christie: The menu

  128. Harking back to the days of Hockstory, when the rule book meant something, there was a penalty listed in the rules that they nsmrd “CHARGING” It even gave the manner in which it would be assessed…now I’m going Back into memory land where i don’t always come out cogently…..as I recall it, “anything more than three steps into an opponent would be penalized as “charging”

    OH – KAY……….flash forward to NHL Center Ice the other night and a merry go round of action speeded up a bit, but perfectly viewable…..and one thing stood out like
    a three headed ref……..guys were running one another from half the distance of the zone and smashing each other into the boards or onto the ice, and …….” s’no my
    job man”…………………I would bet that there as many or more guys injured by these wanton rink length charges as there are from head hits. There’s no need for it and it will ruin some very fine careers. 3 steps….HAH”
    more like 33. (and you practically have to pull a gun on someone to a get one of these calls.) My opinion….it does a disservice to the game and is uncalled for…and someone somewhere has to begin to hold these refs to account for their total lack of know how on the ice.

  129. eddie eddie eddie on

    what is a fair way to ride a see saw?…..chris christie on one side…the entire universe on the other

  130. Noah, don’t feel too bad, I’m the same way. Although, that only happens when I find Supermodels on Tweeter!

    Still no Rosie Huntington Whitley on Tweeter. She’s one of the only VS supermodels without an account. Fugg!

  131. He actually has an office that I regularly Febreeze when he isn’t here and in which I have placed several “hidden” air fresheners to try to get rid of the odd potato and cheese smell.

  132. Noah – you have no life. You’re a lawyer – this is your recreation. Consider yourself lucky. You could be like my co-worker and just eat and complain for recreation.

  133. I’m the Russian guy sitting near the entrance at the bar drinking whiskey sour. To celebrate the return of Sauer if course. :-)

  134. iWicky (Leeloo Dallas mul-ti-pass) on

    So just out of curiosity, would any of you trade AA or higinsky or someone else for turris?

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

    iWicky, I would AA for Turris and high draft pick…. i would trade any of our players for high draft picks…I know you are enthused with the new building et al…but once our team is pinned in for half a period like a hogtying contest at a rodeo…you will be aching to trade our players for draft picks…draft picks will improve our power play dramatically.

    Power Play Bob

  136. Oh I am at work, Ilb. I don’t have one of those jobs where I am so accomplished that I can leave early to drink and cheer on the Rangers.

  137. Sounds like it’s party time for ilb!

    What time are you guys headed to the newly partially renovated arena?

  138. Has anyone noticed that Luongo being bad makes Vancouver’s defense look very different. Bieksa is *-9* on the season! Even after being reunited with Hamhuis. Who knew…

  139. iDoodie machetto on

    First impression: complete and total clusterbuff! They are about a month and a half behind scheule, all of the extra wide corridors are beyond packed. Can’t move at all. Most food places are not scheduled to open until nov/dec, so places that are actually open have lines that are 150 people deep.

    Also, I don’t like the design of having all of the good food on one floor. It’s so hard to get down and up with all of the construction going on. This is just a buff up of the highest order.

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