It’s Go Time!

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Game 16. Start of four straight on the road.

Ya boys on a six-game winning streak.

Same lineup for the Rangers, which means Anton Stralman is prucha’d. Henrik Lundqvist in goal. Mike Rupp, Wojtek Wolski and Marc Staal still out injured.

Ryan Callahan plays his 300th NHL game. Sean (Almighty) Avery plays on a line with Brad Richards (so I guess that’s the first line, right?). Seriously, Avery should add some fun to this renewal of the rivalry, which was lacking last time (except for Jack Capuano annoying the Rangers by calling timeout after the winning goal).

Evgeni Nabokov, being shopped around and probably showcased, starts in goal for the Islanders, who have lost nine of 10 (actually six of 10 according to the NHL, what with the Bettman Bonus Points).

Carcillo happens: Something came up and I did not make the pleasure trip to Uniondale. Remind me to tell you about my all-time favorite ride out there. It’s a whole big story, so I’ll have to do it on a slow day. Also, still not sure about how Friday is looking for a live chat. I’m dying to get the first one off the ground … but cooke also happens.

 

 

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  1. didn’t quite jump out to the lead you thought you were going to Orr.
    I feel an upset brewing.

  2. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    feed hasnt started yet JB. ANd it seems as if the Dolans are not allowing the intermissions to be shown. Will be interesting to see what happens tonight with two cablevision televised teams playing.

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

    GO TIMEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

    GO RANGERSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!

    GO GO GO GO GO GO GO GO GO!!!!

    LETS GO RANGERS!!!!

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

    RANGERS ARE IN TOWN!!!!

    LETS GO LETS GO LETS GO RANGERS!!!!!

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

    GO GO GO GO GO GO , Letsssss do this!!!

    GO RANGERSSSS!!!

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

    Hahha ‘ol Captain Highliner …come on really? Who created that …the owner? Were the Azzlander fan eatting alot of fish n chips that week when then all polled for the new logo!!??

    GO RANGERSSSSS , murder these bums!!

  7. Happy birthday Staal Wart! The rangers won for my bday last week, then for my son’s two days later, so here’s hoping the trend continues for yours!

  8. Never lost when I’m awake at night for a game this season, so I guess Tony will soon be named Seven….

    @LGR!@

  9. Islanders have given up the first goal on the first shot I think 4 of the last 6 games. Get on them early as Torts starts with Stepan’s line

  10. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    i swear, if i wasnt afraid this streamo thing would be shut down, i’d cancel gamecenter! i get pre and post game and our announcers! hmmmm

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

    Happy b day Staalsy!!!

    SEVENS HEAVEN , lets win this one. Azzlanders always play us tough , screw them!! Lets pound these nailzz!!! GO STEPAN GO GO GO GO!!!

    RANGERSS RANGERSS RANGERSS!!!

    BTW if the Bruins ever , and I mean EVER hit Hank like they hit Miller…..Lights out for Lucheap!!

  12. Lin!

    Happy 26th, Staal.

    jpg, I did it for you guys. I know you enjoy the Fishsticks/Fischler logo.

    Greg, you pumped? Or what?

  13. LW3H November 15th, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    Looks like an evening with Howie Rose and Skeletor Goring for me too.

    BWAHAHAHAHAA!

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

    GO RANGERSS!!!!

    Lets play our game….

    GO GO GO GO!!

  15. hmm Kyle Okposo…really struggling…counted on to score 20-30 goals….benched. sounds like someone we’ve mentioned once or twice.

  16. The team will take a momentary break from their high draft pick attaining ways, and please defeat the Long Island Mental Midgets. This tad bit of positivity will be transitory, and we can resume the march to upper echeleon talent via egregiously high picks both from default and trading of majority of our current roster.

    Best Regards,
    BOB

  17. i like that Hank is holding on to the puck
    more this year.
    don’t know if it’s encouragement
    from Benoir Allaire
    or because we’re doing better on
    faceoffs.

  18. Wicky© I would be embarrassed if I were a Buffalo Sabre!! on

    I’m about 5 minutes behind on the dvr, and every ranger line looks better than the fishies except the boyle cally dubi line

  19. yeah,
    and it was pretty amazing
    to watch how all his teammates
    hate Avery so much
    that when he scored
    they all skated in the other direction

    (oh, whoops! they didn’t get the memo from TSN)

  20. I was just going to say the Rangers are having a fantastic period but Hank’s glove failed him there…

  21. I actually give Torts a lot of the credit for Avery’s play. Sean needed tough love. Torts needed to motivate this guy and he did….

    P.S. I dislike Frans Nielson very much….blech.

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

    GO RANGERS!!!

    Yeah Carp , im super pumped!!!!

    AVERY baby!!!

  23. Looks like the Islanders just solved their goaltending situation by default. DiPietro and Montoya forever!

  24. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    lmao ORR was just thinking that!! i wonder if he’ll be missing a finger or two soon

  25. pretty good period, just gotta keep crashing the net and shooting. Isles are horrible in their D zone

  26. agree ORR!!

    we didn’t come out passive
    like we usually do with the
    isles and they haven’t come out
    all goonery

    now, if we could only stop their
    offensive juggernaut — paranteau

  27. Wicky© I would be embarrassed if I were a Buffalo Sabre!! on

    A little behind still, but there is your answer…avery gets it before dubi

  28. for me it definitely includes a stiff vodka drink.

    all my years playing hockey and watching it, never seen anything quite like it.

    It just never stops.

    like musical chairs, when the music stops………

  29. NYR_FAN

    I actually give Torts a lot of the credit for Avery’s play. Sean needed tough love. Torts needed to motivate this guy and he did….
    —-

    ————-

    of course! Because Avery can never get credit for anything from his beloved haters! lol

  30. yeah so Avery’s a goal from being tied for 3rd on the team in goals

    this team really needs to learn how to find the back of the net

  31. Rangers controlled the play in that period. Avery scored, which will make everyone happy. Hank’s glove side still his achilles heel. A real No Hit League period. Makes it so much more intense (sigh!) Avery and Mottau two mins. for not being nice on the ice. GEEZ!

  32. and Tortorella deserves no credit for Avery for reasons I’ve already stated half-a-dozen times

  33. How is Avery 3rd on the team in goals? Gabby leads, Cally next then I’m sure Richards has more than 2. Stepan as wel.

  34. Wicky© I would be embarrassed if I were a Buffalo Sabre!! on

    mcdonut needed to put that guy on his keister on that fishie goal and OPG has made two really bad turnovers in the first in our zone

  35. ilb, I agree they crashed the net hard in that period. They need to keep it up is what I meant :)

  36. True Blue Mike on

    I don’t know if it’s the fact that Miller is on my fantasy team but i am furious about Lucic’s hit on Miller. If i was on the ice gloves would have been dropped and fists would be flying, even if i was fighing Lucic and if i lose i would have run over Thomas. We need the players to start policing the game again, this is ridiculous.

  37. Avery is playing well since coming back up because he is playing the game. That’s it. He’s not taking bad penalties. He’s not getting involved in the extra curricular nonsense. When he does that, he can be an effective player, which is what we’ve (the non-avery man-crushers) have said all along.

  38. CCCP

    Credit to Avery too, of course! I mean, he’s the player after all….Where did I say anything bad in there about Avery?

    Oh yeah! Oops! I forgot that Torts is an egomaniac who deserves no credit…my bad….

    aha aha… I like tortles!

  39. Nice to see the defense continuing to jump into the play. Like the Sauer play that almost lead to a goal.

  40. The whole Avery vs. Torts thing is overrated but I’ll bite for the fun of it. Avery is doing exactly what he needs to do to stay here and stay in Torts good graces. He starts doing the other nonsense and he’ll be back on the bench, not CT because of no Rupp or Wolski. That’s why the convo. is overrated.

  41. N.Country_NYRFAN on

    Avery might get 50 PIM this season!

    And yes The Walking Dead IS the carcillo. Great show.

  42. CT

    No, it’s one goal away from being tied for 3rd. Or “7th”, put another way.

    I absolutely despise Avery, by the way. As a mildly sardonic comment about pro-Avery stat manipulation clearly reveals.

  43. I give Torts credit for a lot of things but not for how well Avery is playing. After all, according to coach we have better players than Avery.

  44. “eesh belfour looks like he just woke up from a bender”

    Let me correct that;

    eesh belfour looks like he just woke up from ANOTHER bender

  45. Barry:

    Yeah, the most recent bender. I get the sense there are a lot of empty bottles in his recycle bin.

  46. Dear Sean
    PLAY HOCKEY!!

    worried that all this is going to take
    him off his game
    and
    all the Avery lovers
    you can just kiss his ice time
    goodbye

  47. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    lmao, here’s my daughters take on that : “that was like watching two blind people try to fight with walking sticks”

  48. Wicky© I would be embarrassed if I were a Buffalo Sabre!! on

    not bad after thew threw until the head lock…I want this game to get NAAAAASSSSSTYYYY

  49. Wicky© I would be embarrassed if I were a Buffalo Sabre!! on

    does anyone else think eminger was in a vulnerable position (engaged with another player) when martin hit him??

  50. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    wasn’t he pretty much being held up by the piles guy and his stick?? where the byfuglien was he supposed to go?

  51. Hey. Don’t complain about the officiating when you guys all went crazy when I said the Blunden hit was clean. Goose is good for the gander. It’s what u get when u want game soft!

  52. Wicky© I would be embarrassed if I were a Buffalo Sabre!! on

    how is it goalie interference if the gaolie made the save??

  53. Check out this GAR line! Some people predicted this would be the 1st line going into the season

    Avery – Richards – Gaborik

  54. oh
    how i LOVE LOVE LOVE
    seeing opponents on the
    aasens in front of our net

    whatta nice change from the past

  55. My (Flyers) friend told me yesterday that Cam Ward is better than Lundqvist.

    That was before the Flyers wooped him.

  56. I actually played a soccerpansy game against Hank in Åre, but he never headed the ball as much as he had the puck tonight…

  57. Olga Folkyerself on

    Dubinsky is playing like a born-again Christiansen… He better pray that he scores soon.

  58. What does it say if youre Dubinsky and your asen is on the bench to start the 5-3 behind Christensen?

  59. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    i just lost it 2 minutes ago Swede… grrr
    now i’m on game center and about 1 minute behind everyone

  60. Christensen is on the 5 on 3 a lot. Good passer. :(

    Nice elbow by CallaMan.

    vipbox.tv has a good Rangers stream – the second one listed. Except for the hahasports logo blocking the power play time.

  61. What does it say if youre Dubinsky and your asen is on the bench to start the 5-3 behind Christensen?

    ***

    I dunno, people with an irrational hate for a certain player will extrapolate a coaching move to the Nth degree?

  62. eddie eddie eddie on

    Hey – i just got here…who scored the first ranger goal?….can anyone help a brutha?

  63. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    +2 for CT and the Nth degree!!

    thanks ilbzo.. was holding my breathe for far too long there lol

  64. Olga Folkyerself on

    What does it say if youre Dubinsky and your asen is on the bench to start the 5-3 behind Christensen?

    It says Dubinsky just got off the ice as the power play started.

  65. Wicky© I would be embarrassed if I were a Buffalo Sabre!! on

    good talk lin!!

    -2 CTB (unless that applies to all players)

  66. Rangers have be smarter in this third period. Gave away momentum with the penalties. 5 on 3 was pretty good, which Brich would shoot more there. When he did, he slammed the post. Next goal as usual for NYR on road will be huge. All in all typical 2-1 3rd per lead on road for NYR.

  67. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    wooo hooo Swede! holy crap, i just realized i’m getting the intermission on Game Center!
    I take back my hatred for Dolan on this matter ONLY!

  68. Good evening, Sally!

    LMAO, born-again-Christensen. He was on the 5-on-3 because Richards had played a long shift before the PP.

  69. Wicky© I would be embarrassed if I were a Buffalo Sabre!! on

    Lin
    you used to be such a fun person to convo with, what happened?

  70. I promise, whatever Dougay’s wearing we use in the nursery to wrap the newborns right after the delivery…..

  71. Wicky, LMAO @ your name. Your team’s going down this week!!!

    RangerSwede, sorry! My Swedish skills are so impressive, you think I would have known.

  72. Wicky© I would be embarrassed if I were a Buffalo Sabre!! on

    sally
    I was hoping you wouldn’t notice until after our match up!! I suck so you will win, I traded all my good players to orr

  73. Wicky© I would be embarrassed if I were a Buffalo Sabre!! on

    sally
    the same as me on the dance floor…FINE GRIND!!!

  74. Wicky© I would be embarrassed if I were a Buffalo Sabre!! on

    I felt bad for orr who said he never played fantasy hockey before

  75. Wicky© I would be embarrassed if I were a Buffalo Sabre!! on

    ilb
    they can’t, he was vulnerable when boyle engaged him

  76. this is what I posted earlier. Every freaking time the rangers play the islanders at the coliseum the rangers have to play the islanders and the refs because the refs call penalties on the rangers every chance they get, it’s a joke.

  77. LMAO Wicky! Hopefully your dancing is better than Tim Horton’s coffee…

    Mickey! What’s up girl?

    Itsabouthockey, I got it to work. Thanks!

  78. Nabokov really likes to flop around doesnt he? seems like hes doing a belly splash every single play

  79. Wicky© I would be embarrassed if I were a Buffalo Sabre!! on

    I would love to see a beginnings on biron and one on prust

  80. Wicky© I would be embarrassed if I were a Buffalo Sabre!! on

    OPG needs to take the body, but i don’t think he knew moulson was there

  81. Mickey, it’s too early for Christmas music! Unless it’s Dolly Parton’s Christmas album which is acceptable anytime.

  82. so it takes the fans of two teams to be as loud as some of the other arenas around the league…interesting…

  83. wow must say this is a fantastic game although the Rangers really deserve this one. Just need to get one in the net.

    Need to draw a PP or get a lucky bounce down the stretch…

  84. Wicky© I would be embarrassed if I were a Buffalo Sabre!! on

    mickey
    sorry girl that sucks

    sally
    speaking of dolly parton….oh, nevermind

  85. this game should have been over awhile ago can we for once out a game away and score on a Powerplay ???????

  86. Wicky© I would be embarrassed if I were a Buffalo Sabre!! on

    our top pair just doesn’t look like they are quite as “on”

  87. Hey, Torts, you egomaniac. Why not fix the PP by putting out there the guy with only 9 minutes TOI, a bit of grit and with a goal already in this game, you dope?

    I mean Eminger, of course.

  88. Wicky© I would be embarrassed if I were a Buffalo Sabre!! on

    remember safe is death boys, go for the win!!!!

  89. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  90. ROFLMAO Beetle Bailey!! RROFLMAAOMAOMAO…carp, these young pups aint know a beetle bailey from a bazooka joe!

  91. Wicky© I would be embarrassed if I were a Buffalo Sabre!! on

    beetle bailey LMFAO!! carp that was priceless

  92. not to be crude, but do you think Brad Richards could ever have a girlfriend like that if he made a little less than $60 gazillion?

  93. Carp

    it’s like rock stars
    as jpg’s sister said a long time ago
    “do you think Axl Rose would be considered
    attractive if he worked at a gas station?”

  94. Man, that would have been an atrocious loss. Terrible, terrible penalties. Impotent power play. They were so good the first ten minutes.

    But…winning one they should win, awesome.

  95. Ron Duguay just said, “Keep your knees wide, keep your legs bent because you get in a better power position when you get down low.” – Ron Duguay #nyr @awfulannouncing

  96. N.Country_NYRFAN on

    i thought the green screen during the interview was just a close up of the spinach in Richards teeth

  97. WooHoooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!! Rangers win!!

    I was out conducting a tour at the beginning of this game, but I arrived home for the third period – I had the game on the radio for awhile when I was traveling home….

    Great win, but entirely too difficult a game for us – too many penalties, and our guys can’t buy a PP goal at an important time, espeially during a freakin’ 5 on 3 advantage…..

    But a win is a win! And against the Fishsticks, a win is doubly satisfying!! ;-D

  98. Rangers should have done a stick-salute at center ice for *their* half of the crowd that was in the mausoleum tonight….

  99. Wicky© I would be embarrassed if I were a Buffalo Sabre!! on

    best part on the eminger goal was the fishie guy in front of nabokov directing traffic and then not seeing eminger

  100. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    Jimbo, that would have been pretty interesting,

    I just remember how crazy everyone got when Ovie did his schtick

  101. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    Hockey Night in Canada.. you guys know what that means…

    NYR with penalties galore. Hank is gonna have to be miraculous

  102. Wicky© I would be embarrassed if I were a Buffalo Sabre!! on

    I wish the bahama bomba would have taken on martin

  103. Lin, HNIC and *IN MONTREAL* – the land of numerous crowd-inspired calls against the visiting team….it’s gonna be a tough place to rip a win from them up there…..

  104. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    i know Jimbo. But how awesome would it be if they achieve the impossible!?

    Olga, you must be extremely pleased tonight

  105. Time for annual rant #1- I feel bad for you guys who are too young to remember when this was a great game- with ONE referee (maybe only half as bad as having two)- this was an excellent game while the stripes sat out the first period. But this is the new NHL and both teams MUST be awarded a stipulated number of power plays (regardless of offensive domination or infractions involving scoring chances). And so game grinds to a halt- prior to the third period I said I didn’t want to know what kind of period Rangers would have, didn’t want to know what kind of period Isles would have- what was important was what kind of period refs would have (answer:rotten). Wanted to let it rip on a night NYR actually won- just to show I’m not a sore sport- watching poor officiating ( a nightly experinece in the NHL) and not complaining because you came out on top ultimately isn’t in anyone’s best interest. We already have a cabal of announcers, writers, coaches, and players who refuse to comment -taking it’s a “fact of life” attitude and accepting the incompetence and arbitrariness of it all with a shrug of the shoulders. Just can’t seem to shrug mine- too much passion for the game. You’ll never know what a great game we didn’t get to see.

  106. eddie eddie eddie on

    All we are saying, is give AVERY a chance…all we are saying is give Avery a chance…..great game…aside from the woeful pp, this team is firing on all cylinders…..

  107. Happen to agree, no flow, too many borderline penalties…The players are afraid to play physical…Pansification.

  108. eddie eddie eddie on

    checking and physical play are ruining this great game….60 minutes of shootouts is what we need….showcase the skill….

  109. Wicky© I would be embarrassed if I were a Buffalo Sabre!! on

    I wonder if torts will say the same thing when they are in KC

  110. I disagree..the NHL is better than ever…they need more space…make the rinks bigger…problem solved. Also, if you fight automatic ejection. That is all!

  111. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    I actually got to see it on Streamo NYR! i love that site and love TR for telling me aboot it!

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

    RANGERS WON!! RANGERS WON!! RANGERS WON AGAIN , AND AGAIN …get used to it folks!!

    We win and we win , that just what we do!!!!

    RICHIE RICHARDS is MONEY!!

    plain and simple ..Money

  113. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    wasnt sure if you were still here wicky, that’s the only reason why i typed for you lol

  114. Wicky© I would be embarrassed if I were a Buffalo Sabre!! on

    no worries, appreciate the support…i can always use the help

  115. Olga Folkyerself on

    Well, that was a pleasant 10 minutes in first place in the east.

    Pitt wins – 25 pts.

    Back to 4th.

  116. Wicky© I would be embarrassed if I were a Buffalo Sabre!! on

    when the pens get sid back, they will go into a little slump

  117. Abindy – Great points all around. I actually find it ironic while the 30 over reacting to everything that happens GMs are in Toronto figuring out how to change/adjust rules to help their own teams win (let’s be real here) the NHL has had some amazing games tonight. Let the game breathe! The more 5 on 5 play the more exciting for the fans. Let the players hit each other, it’s ok no player has died on the ice since Bill Masterston – Stop acting like it’s about to happen! Players knew the risk of injury when they signed up years ago. To quote HHOF member Mark Howe on HNIC this past Saturday “The game was better in my day because we policed ourselves. You wouldn’t see cheap shots because that player would be forced to answer the bell. Now they wait for the officials and league to handle it for them while they are already injured.”

  118. Wicky… Been watching it on Game Center Live. NHL won’t like it because like the other sports they are obsessed with offense for fantasy sports reasons but 0-0 till 6 mins left was extremely exciting and well played. Then 2 quickies in 29 seconds.

  119. Speaking of over officiating… Lidstrom just got called for tripping when the player stepped on the puck and fell. GEEZ! Let them play please! If you call nothing, no one notices or gets over it as play moves on. It’s when you call it replays with always get you in trouble.

  120. Wicky© I would be embarrassed if I were a Buffalo Sabre!! on

    i wonder how many more goals would be scored if they didn’t call the ticky tack penalties all the time

  121. Think about tonight’s game Wicky PP were combined 1 for 9 for 15 minutes of time. In almost a full period of PP time there was only ONE LOUSY GOAL!!! The teams are so good blocking shots on the PK the PP isn’t an offense generator!! SORRY NHL!

  122. Like the win , but I Hope they get the powerplay going cause if it dont get going dont think we will be getting wins in Philly Pitt and Wash..still thinking about not scoring on the 5 on 3

  123. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    have a great night ‘Heads.. no game until Saturday, when it’s Hockey Night in Canada and more suspect officiating!

  124. it is kind of upsetting though that Pittsburgh keeps winning without crosby. hopefully his return throws them off their own game

  125. Noah-aal-olski-upp, 28 on

    Apologies if this has already been addressed, but is Dubi growing his Luigi stasche again for Movemeber?

  126. “You present an interesting dilemma. Each of you seemingly has a legitimate claim to the bicycle, and yet the bicycle can have only one rightful owner. Quite the conundrum. As a federal employee, I believe the law is all we have. It’s all that separates us from the savages who don’t deserve even the privilege of the daily mail.”

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