It’s Go Time!


Game 15. Ya boys on a five-game winning streak.

After tonight, they head out on a four-game trip, starting Tuesday on Long Island.

I’m sure by the end of the evening we’re all going to be sick of the Eric Staal story. And I know that he’s going to be booed, but that’s asinine, IMO. I mean, do you really think he wanted to knock Marc out long-term? C’mon. He saw a chance to hit an opponent, realized it was his brother, decided to not let up. I think it was borderline dirty. But I sincerely doubt he was trying to injure his brother.

Same lineup. Henrik Lundqvist in goal again. Anton Stralman is prucha’d.


A belated happy Veterans Day to all who have served. Thank you!

And, for those interested in stuff like this, happy 11-11-11, just because it won’t happen again in our lifetimes (sort of like another Stanley Cup?).

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  1. CapeBretonRangerFan on

    All I want from this game is to see Eric laid out on his back, either from a legal check or a fist to his jaw. The two points would be an added bonus. This one’s for Marc…LGR!!!

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



  3. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    Congrats Lev! That takes skill and hard work!!


    and to all our boneheads who have achieved Veteran status, or who are currently serving, THANK YOU!

  4. All I want from this game is the “W”. This team needs the points, not retribution. Eric and Marc can deal with their family feud at the Thanksgiving dinner table.

  5. Don’t really have a good feel for this game. I think this could be a trap game with the team having the weekend off but the NYR are clearly the better team and good teams usually can fight through it. Could be anther ugly 2-1 kinda win.

  6. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    don’t Canadian folk celebrate their thanksgiving in October though? Maybe they already settled it JB lol

  7. eddie eddie eddie on

    the greatest pain Air-Ick could suffer, he already suffered….i think he is distraught….

  8. CapeBretonRangerFan on

    When a teammate gets hurt intentionally, it is up to his teammates to seek retribution. Tonight is the night…keep your head up Eric, you punk!

  9. I think canucks already had Thanksgiving

    but it must have been awkward for Eric to have to sit across from Marc,with Marc wearing his sunglasses and earplugs.

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


    lets go go go go go go go!!

  11. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    has everyone gone insane with this??

    SHEESH, Marc played the rest of the season after the hit.
    He got married over the summer. Maybe wifey did something to the noggin on their honeymoon, and he’s trying to pass it off as after effects from Eric’s hit!

  12. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    i’m tellin ya morg.. that’s why the medical staff didn’t know.. it was a honeymoon hitting of the head on some type of furniture or ceiling fan! Poor Eric, takin the blame when its the newly minted Mrs Staaaaahhhls fault.

  13. >>don’t Canadian folk celebrate their thanksgiving in October though?

    Canada is the 51st state of the USA. They’ll be eating turkey this month as well.

  14. Gabby first 14 games this year: 9 Goals, 6 Assists

    First 14 Games ’09-10: 11 Goals, 8 Assists

    I don’t remember him playing better than this though.

  15. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    after thanking the Veterans earlier i always want to say

    Happy Messier cubed day and
    Happy National Day of Metal

  16. lincal how much is gamecenter? im considering getting it cause im living in europe right now and finding a link everytime can be a hassle

  17. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    Albo…. hockeystreams is pretty good and less expensive.
    the bonus with gamecenter is that you get to listen to sam and joe every game, except when they are blacked out for national telecasts. Game center does not give you pregame, post game, commercials NOR intermission (this is something new and i’m not liking it.)

    if you pay monthly it’s 20.99, but it may be more with you being from Europe lol

  18. That’ll add up depending on how long i stay out thinkin of just getting a slingbox instead.

  19. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    Albo, check out the hockeystreams site first. they are cheaper for the season, i think $99 gamecenter is $160

  20. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    i thought so… i know he scored the bulk of his goals in about 10 games last season lol

  21. why the byfuglien
    can’t msg feed be on
    Center Ice’s hd channel??

    instead, it’s the opposing team

  22. thats not bad lincal…but if i spend another hundred i think i get a slingbox which i could watch the tv shows i like from back home as well and not have to wait till theyre posted up days later. i cant get enough of showtimes series (dexter homeland weeds etc.)

  23. late on this but i think the
    kid who dropped the ceremonial puck
    was the real life version
    of the one in “Up”

  24. 4th line looks like they shouldn’t be
    getting more than 5 minutes

    then again
    they were facing canes
    top line

  25. yeah ill look into all my options when i come back to ny for xmas..speaking of streams does anyone have one thats not choppy and stopping every 7 seconds? myp2p and stream2watch is super choppy

  26. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    lmao i thought sam said pork chops by carolina instead of four shots.. wow, i havent even had a drink yet!!

  27. Richards with Boyle and Cally. He’s gotta be thinking to himself, ‘I signed here to be centering these 2?? SHEESH’

  28. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    lmao mickey, the pope is gonna get coin no matter WHO he plays with
    and in nine years. someone will be thinking that about him lol

  29. >>I hate you and your gamecenter service

    It sounds like I should be glad I didn’t get it instead of Centre Ice.

  30. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    you should be JB… i’m sure you at least get the intermission report…

    i get merchandising information from greedy…bastages

  31. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    sorry ALBO… dont put the extra spaces.. i had to put it like that because, for some reason
    the link wont post writting it properly

  32. CapeBretonRangerFan on

    Orr, you think a player should be hit when he doesn’t see the man coming? I suppose you think Crosby’s injury wasn’t the result of a dirty hit either?

  33. no i know lincal i posted it with the extra spaces but i tried it without them. it brought me to a domain trying to sell webservers


  35. LinCalPrustBoylahan on


    everyone can go change their pants now

  36. tomb – I agree. But in all fairness, when he keeps his mouth shut and just plays the game, he has some physical abilities.

  37. Cape, are you seriously comparing those two hits? Crosby didn’t have the puck when he was hit. Stahl *HAD* the puck, and had his head down. CLEAN HIT!

    It’s part of the game. Get over it, cause I’m sure if the roles were reversed you’d be praising Marc for such a great hit.

  38. N.CountryNYRFan on

    yeah Artie gets laid out at least once a game, but the good thing is he usually pops right back up

  39. Cape

    i’ve watched the “hit” on cindy
    by the cap

    the cap was looking to where the puck
    was and bumped cindy who was getting up
    you could say he was wrong for not paying attention
    to his surroundings
    but he wasn’t intentionally looking to hit cindy

  40. eddie eddie eddie on



    shoot, missed it on tv, but heard on the radio. I almost hit a lamp post.

  42. CapeBretonRangerFan on

    Tells me alot about people when they don’t think it’s wrong to intentionally hit your brother when he isn’t looking. If Marc had done that to Eric, I would lose respect for him immediately. Eric is a disgrace to his family.

  43. N.CountryNYRFan on

    Avery’s shot didn’t look like in went in right away looked like it hit the bottom of the cross bar and went straight down, not into the net until it hit Ward in the back and rolled in. either way a definite goal. LGR!

  44. >>>Jimbo, are you saying ORR is becoming predictable??

    Not usually, no! But when it comes to Dubi, unless he starts scoring some goals..well, maybe!

  45. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    i swear, Orr’s been calling him Dublowsky for as long as I’ve been coming here, and probably longer

  46. Avery looks like he has some jump tonight. Let’s see if Torts juggles (FIRE HIM) the lines a little bit to get him on ice more. Oh wait, juggling lines should get you fired!

  47. CapeBretonRangerFan on

    Orr, I’m done with this…Jordan saw Marc as they were both going for the puck. Back to the game.

  48. h-e-double hockey sticks of a goal by avery. girardi had that deep corner pass tipped….just saying.

  49. Of course he has, Lin – but it’s the goal scoring comparisons that are new this season for ORR…

  50. I wanna see Eric Staal snap at having to answer all these questions about Marc. Or break down sobbing. Just family draaaaaaama

  51. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    Mickey, they are beating this to death with a club, a stick and a hammer! ENOUGH ALREADY!!
    eeesh, freakin man drama

  52. watched it ORR!!
    2 players going for the puck and
    Mark took him out
    in other words
    your defense of eric taking advantage of
    his brother in a defenseless position
    would equal
    a defense of
    scott stevens
    knocking out players
    when they were already being shadowed by
    an opposing player

  53. Olga Folkyerself on

    Wow, fast period! Avery scored, I passed out and now there’s only a minute left in the period…

  54. eddie eddie eddie on

    Avery is averaging a goal every 15 minutes of ice time….that extrapolates to nearly 100 goals a season if he played more…

  55. CapeBretonRangerFan on

    Anyone notice how Aves let up when he had the chance to hit the Canes player (Skinner) from the blindside? Real dirty player we have huh?

  56. That’s another typical Rangers period. Scored when they got a chance, relied on the goaltender and blocked a bunch of shots when pinned in. 1-0 – let’s see if they can the next goal. This Canes team struggles to score.

  57. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    i might have to take it back.. my hatred for

    i just got a message on screen that said turn to the away feed for intermission… it must be the carcillo loving hartnelling dolans who won’t allow the intermission

  58. The coach juggled the lines in the middle of the game to get a player showing some jump tonight more time? FIRE HIM!! Clearly he can’t coach. HAHA!

  59. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    at least i’ve discovered the real reason i’m not getting the intermission reports now. HARTNELL YOU DOLAN. maybe this is his payback for the league forcing the Rangers to conform to the lame league website edict
    so screw the fans.. blah i hate you dolan!

  60. >>Let’s look at the hit again, shall we…

    Hey, why not? I’d load it on Eric’s iDevices if I had a chance. People can call it a “legal hit” all they want, but I say it’s a terrible hit to lay on your own brother. It’s as disturbing as seeing the Primeau brothers fighting.

  61. eddie eddie eddie on

    orr – i may be delusional and an avery lover…..but i am not a delusional avery lover….you follow?

  62. N.CountryNYRFan on

    no Orr that hit was shoulder to shoulder without an upper drive thru to the head. Eric’s hit on Staal was dirty period. he exploded his hit toward Marc’s head.

  63. CapeBretonRangerFan on

    Linda, I don’t care if it goes in off his booger filled nose, as long as he pots one soon!

  64. Hahaha!!! Dubi, you had better get a goal tonight, or Mr. ORR will be riding you mercilessly until you do!! Just saying…..

  65. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    i have a feeling when it finally does happen, he’s gonna go on some insane streak too, and no nudie shots lol

  66. ddebened thanks for the heads up on the link working. i was slowly dying with the one i was watching

  67. LinCalPrustBoylahan November 11th, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    i have a feeling when it finally does happen, he’s gonna go on some insane streak too, and no nudie shots lol


  68. eddie eddie eddie on

    HW – and for the record, I am not a torts hater…just want to see #16 get more ice time…….nothing more

  69. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    Mickey holy carp i said that last game! he’s wound so tight, its almost as if we’ll witness him having a coronary

  70. N.Country, but it wasn’t a direct head shot. So, clean hit. If you want to call it a dirty hit because it’s his brother, then so be it, but as far as the rules go, it was a clean hit, and nobody in the NHL said otherwise.

  71. That’s why I don’t like the 4 fwd PP units. Gotta get off ice in last 20 seconds. NYR had 4 fwds I D on the ice after the icing.

  72. They’re feeding off the goaltender’s performance, Sam……he’s kept them in this game..

  73. Score could easily be 3-1 or 4-1 at this point….Ward and the shot-blockers are keeping the Cane’s in this game…

  74. I had a feeling before the game it would be an ugly game like this. Both goalies playing well helps the 1-1 score. Next goal will probably be the winner tonight.

  75. Canes probably think that they’ve survived the worst of the NYR offense against them. I hope they’re not right!

  76. Very cool thing on the PITT broadcast tonight. They are live skyping with the troops overseas from like 3 different locations while they watch the game on a computer. Pretty Amazing stuff! Nice Job Root Sports.

  77. Czechthemout!!! on

    Fedetenko has to be Tort’s pet. How else doesa guy who is a fourth line borderline third line player get so much ice time every game.

    Oh, I guess Avery is just a little better player than Rupp and Newberry huh Torts?

  78. trade del zaster. hes terrible in his own end and blew that wide open chance on the back door pass by gabby. then he goes and passes it right to a canes player ending the pp. then he leaves poni open to score. he sucks!

  79. Yeah, nothing is easy in Rangerland. .. I have butterflies every time DZ playing in own zone and I don’t care how many points he get. And here is our hero – Avery, lightweight fighter and diving heavyweight specialist. His goal was exemplary, though…

  80. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    Mickey, i did change my profile pic earlier today. I’m starting to get worried lol

  81. Czech where were you the past 2 weeks when Avery didnt do crap? oh right…. and about Feds. probably the best defensive forward that this team has. since you love Avery so much, ask any coach/gm/player, who they want on their team. Avery or Feds.

  82. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    what a great Veterans Day for the sutherland family! God bless!

    Mickey, I can’t! It’s for Veterans Day. THey gotta pull out a win!


  83. “Feds. probably the best defensive forward that this team has”

    I don’t know, man…I think AA would have something to say about that one

  84. AA and Feds are close, ill admit. i just hate it when people start hating on a guy like Feds just because he doesnt score a bunch. it just goes to show that people dont look at other parts of the game.

  85. The thing about Dubi that’s frustrating is that he’s not even getting a lot of SOG – it’s not like he’s getting blanked by great saves, or shooting the puck wide, he’s not getting shots..

    Fark! Now a penalty…

  86. see, if Dubi would have just done an eric staal
    and crushed the canes player
    then the penalty wouldn’t have been called

  87. wow eric
    i guess the puck was
    on Girardi’s face

    or maybe he hallucinated that
    Girardi was his brother mark

  88. Terrific passing on that PPG!! Thats why you dont shoot puck in stands! RIchards waited it out and hit an open Girardi

  89. For all the Torts haters, His taskmaster training camps are why this team is one best third period teams in the NHL every year! They have another gear tonight while Carolina energy has faded.

  90. Dubi gets the hat. Avery did start this off but when Dubi went coast to coast even though it didn’t go in it gave him some confidence.

  91. simple
    McFarlane is from Canada
    pk slewfoot plays for montreal

    you knew that
    but i wanted to point it out anyway

  92. Orr, they’ll NEVER make one of him – he “dissed” the queen of Canadian film stars……

  93. ORR – you didn’t see that right after the goal? Boyle had some restraint there. Avery probably would have bashed Ward in the head, which I would have liked by the way.

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


    we win we win we win we win we win!!!!!

  95. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    actually, Rangers are undefeated since i’ve been back in alabummer…………. sigh

  96. Jeeez, ORR – lice!? The NYR aren’t living in a refugee camp, fer goodness sakes!!! ;-O

  97. Aves sounds like he’s on thorazine or quaaludes in the post-game interview….but he didn’t PLAY like he was, though!

  98. He sure doesn’t look like a happy camper – but after his goal, he was fittingly celebratory!

  99. Know what’s a good feeling? I kept it to myself but I really thought they’d lay an egg tonight – it was the perfect scenario for the ‘same old rangers let down’ and then right when I thought I was 100% right they errupt in the 3rd and it’s a 6 game winning streak. Great stuff.

  100. LMAO ORR- I can see our injury report the night before the playoffs “Richards, Dubinsky, Callahan, Stepan, Lundqvist, Gaborik: out (lice)”

  101. SEAN AVERY HAS BEEN LOBOTOMIZED!!! Did you hear his post game Q&A?!? OMG!!! Someone put the cork back in his head.

  102. Good game by the Rangers. Missed the first period, but saw the last 2. They pretty well dominated. Even though the Canes had almost the same number of shots, I thought the Rangers had many more scoring chances and in the third period finally started cashing in.

    Glad to see Dubi finally get on the board. Stepan is becoming a monster.

    If you listened to Tripp Tracy on the Hurricanes broadcast it would help explain why I don’t care much for the team.

  103. Speaking of strange vibes, here’s the coach.

    Let’s see if he speaks glowingly of Christensen, with that wistful look in his eye.

  104. Per twitter, Torts said ‘Assen backwards’ about Girardi not being on the All Star Ballot.

    BWHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHA!!!! I say that phrase all the time.

  105. from Gross

    “Gaborik with a team-high seven shots in 20:39. Derek Stepan with six shots”

    so the GAS line was like the person who tried really hard
    to open the jar but just loosened it
    for the rest of the lines to open it up
    and get all the points


  106. jpg’s sister, you know you can’t wash them now and must wear them the rest of the season… or until they lose ;)

  107. Orr, I watched the 2 Stahl brother hits regardless of what you say Marc s hit was shoulder to shoulder and made Eric’s head wobble and Eric’s hit on Marc included a lot of head shot. You need to admit your not always right.

  108. only thing missing tonight was someone taking staal out. still three games to go for that take the two points and move on

  109. I have no problem admitting when I’m wrong, Steve, but the hit wasn’t a direct head shot. It was shoulder to shoulder/chest, and the head bounced off of Eric. Just like Marc’s hit on Stajan, it was shoulder to shoulder, but the his head bounced off of Marc. Doesn’t make it a head shot.

    I don’t care what anyone says, that hit was a good clean hit. It’s just unfortunate what came from it, but it sure as shyte is not dirty.

    Also, my point on Marc’s hit on Jordan, was that Jordan never played the puck, as opposed to Marc, who did play the puck. So, if you *have* to label Eric’s hit as “dirty” and whine aboot how much of a lowlife Eric is, then the same has to be said for Marc. I don’t agree with either though.

  110. did not read all the posts. 3rd period everythings was down low, throw it at the net. carolina’s d move no one out and they were turning the puck over left and right.

    man this team has upside, look at the damn ages on thsi team. I marvel at the rangers finally have a homegrown team with pretty good talent and the system is not dry….

    avery played well tonight. mdz played fine except that 1 terrible giveaway late on the PP.

    girarid only played 24 minutes and change, thank g-d. they are going to wear him out.

    with staal this team would have the best young d core in hockey no question…… far.


    I LOVE the way he handled that interview. If he sticks to hockey he can be good player IMO.

    That said, I thought Torts should have thrown him more of a bone for a great hockey play on his goal.

    If he can avoid getting caught up with trying to appeal to the Jerry Springer crowd -we’ve got something.

    He can skate like the wind, likes to hit and if he learns to use his attitude on the defensive end he would win over many other fans IMO.

  112. All I can say is WOW! Sorry I missed out on the fun, just got back from the Garden…

    Gaborik is amazing. It’s unreal what some confidence can do for a talented man like Marian…Even though he didn’t make the scoresheet, I thought he was the best player in the game. The GAS line is going to be among the best in the Least.

    Cam Ward made some unreal saves. Nothing new for him at MSG….

    Avery’s goal was a beauty! I will admit: TONIGHT WAS THE BEST I’VE SEEN AVERY (GOD) SKATE IN YEARS. He looked great tonight. If Avery can skate like this and stay healthy he can be a top six guy and could play with Richards. But, honestly, how likely is it that Avery stays healthy and/or doesn’t get himself into trouble on the ice with bad/stupid/selfish penalties???? It won’t last but it will be fun to watch over the next bunch of games…
    You know, I’m starting t think this whole “Waivery” controversy and media-portrayed Torts “hate” was to Sean’s benefit.

    Good for Dublowsky but he’s not out of the woods yet. He didn’t come on until later in the game. But hopefully, this gets him going. He can do such much better and we all know that.

    This is the Jeff Woywitka era.

  113. By way he was playing today, Duby definitely deserved this goal and few tons of negativity off his (and teammates) shoulders. I’m very happy for him. Game itself suddenly turns from 2 periods of boring pendulum movement to entertaining rollercoaster ride in 3rd. Fun for fans.
    I already started preparation for next fight – going Tuesday to mausoleum with my son and full gear to support our boys (first raw behind guest’s team). Anyone else is going?

  114. Get some glasses that hit was shoulder to neck & ear. I also think Maurice should stick to coaching . When did he get aa medical degree?

  115. Oh yeah, and I agree that it was really a clean hard hit. But, that doesn’t mean Maurice isn’t a dope for saying that.

    It was almost a perfect check, though it was high…The likely reason of his injury is because his head hit the ice hard, not Eric’s elbow or shoulder as a head shot….

  116. I wonder how long it will be before they blow up that Calgary team? They’ve been playing badly, they don’t score any goals, and they’ve missed the playoffs for a few years in a row, and this year isn’t looking too promising for their chances, either…

  117. I just don’t know why you would do that to your own brother with his head down…it was vicious….

    but, hockey can be a vicious game…isn’t that why we love it?

  118. I honestly don’t understand what is some people beef with Woiwitka (except his unusual for english ear last name). Agree, he is not a fastest skater, but he compensate it with good enough vision and prediction of developing play. Nothing flashy and spectacular, but I rarely see him out of position, if any. For the “stay home” D he is very solid and calm. Never panicked under pressure, what cannot be said about few our D-men. I didn’t see him make too many mistakes, either, at least leading to goals. Instantly become nicely oiled part of this team – his teammates like him much, according what I saw. You don’t notice him very much during a game and it is not necessarily a bad thing; he is just reliable work horse. (with good connotation). And all this for more than humble paycheck. What else do you need from 6 defenseman?

  119. but how did Avery draw the penalty? by working hard, no? even if it was a semi weak call
    he is capable of drawing penalties by working hard, relentlessly- nothing is as annoying as someone that is constantly fighting you for every inch of ice.

  120. You guys can bash Dubi but that mother never stopped competing, others may think otherwise, but I have have a lot of respect for him for that

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