It’s Go Time!


Game 17. Ya boys on a seven-game winning streak.

Looking to make it eight in a row for the first time since 1974-75 … although in ’74-75 they didn’t even have overtime, let alone the breakaway contests they sometimes hold after the end of hockey games nowadays.

The Rangers play the second in a stretch of two games in 11 freakin’ days, and their second of four in a row on the road.

Martin Biron starts in goal. Otherwise, expecting the Rangers will go with the same lineup they’ve been using during the streak — especially since they have only one extra player, Anton Stralman, who remains prucha’d.

Remember when the Rangers traded Scott (no goals since February) Gomez to the Canadiens for Marian Gaborik, Ryan McDonagh, Brandon Prust, Pavel Valentenko and No Scott Gomez? Lately, Gomer’s been playing on the fourth line on a bad hockey team. Betcha Smilin’ Scotty makes one of his signature hilarious appearances on MSG Network tonight. Also, always good to see P.K. Slewfoot.


PS, that’s the 1917-1919 Club de hockey Canadien logo up there on the right. Makes me long for the Forum.



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  1. “you know, and ahhhhhhh” “you know, and ahhhhhhh””you know, and ahhhhhhh””you know, and ahhhhhhh””you know, and ahhhhhhh””you know, and ahhhhhhh””you know, and ahhhhhhh””you know, and ahhhhhhh””you know, and ahhhhhhh””you know, and ahhhhhhh””you know, and ahhhhhhh””you know, and ahhhhhhh””you know, and ahhhhhhh””you know, and ahhhhhhh” the wise words of Mr. Scotty Gomez.

  2. i wish people would stop with all the smack talk
    of gomez.
    you know how players who aren’t doing
    anything somehow luck out and
    get their best game going against us.

    would not be surprised by a hat trick
    and pk slewfoot getting away with 1, 2 or 3 matters.

    maybe i need to start drinking now
    already have the headache
    thanks to sinus pressure

  3. ZzZzZzZzZz. Let’s go RANGERS!!!!!!!!!! Get psyched. I was supposed to be in Montreal tonight. Not there. Home. With the chilitos! Had a few harpoon ipas and now I am so ready for this game. New York Rangers in Montreal for HNIC. Flys lose. We win. We rule!!!!!!

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





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



    HE SCORESSSS , Rangers score again!!!

    Yeah baby , win, that’s just what we do….

    GO GO GO GO GO GO drop the puck GO G GO GO GO!!!!

  6. Sam Rosen: “good luck tonight John”

    Torts: “my pleasure”

    Tortorella doesnt listen carefully. Fire Torts.

  7. ZzZzZZ you are my Sven gali! I have never been more psyched for a rangers Habs game since game five 1996! Where’s courtnall and robitaille? Let’s go beukeboom!!!! Rangers in six!!!! I love Sergio momesso!!!!!! This series ain’t over

  8. LinCalPrustBoylahan on


    Dreary clips? did they show his one goal? Or one of his motivational speeches?

  9. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    HOLY CRAP ORR! I thought that the other night!! Then i realized they were actually saying FOUR Gee

  10. Ulf samuelsson with the huge hit! I think we are gonna take the pens in round two!!! Lets go rangers

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


    Gaborik , OMG he scored again!!!!!


    Richards is Money!!! In da bank!!!!

    LETS GO BOYZ lets make sum Noise!!!!

    LETS GO GIRLS lets kick sum habazzzzz!!!

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

    Shocked Sam is doing the game on a Saturday night. Is he not doing a football game tomorrow?

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

    Bonjoir we we De Rangers , bonjoir win ..ahh Gabo-rick hes good


  14. Were is like 2-587-3 in Montreal but it doesn’t matter because we got NUMBER 8 coming tonight!

  15. I’m looking for bob to get the beat down in Monsanto-treal. Byfuglien Montreal! BYfuglien Gomez!

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

    Habs fan are so ridiculas , they cheer when thy make a line change . BOOOOOOOOOOO Habs suck!!!

    BOOOOOOOOO Habs , tonight you are going DOWN!!!



  17. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    damn, streamo not up yet, and am a bit hinky about downloading any kind of plugin for streams…argh. Stuck with the nimrods on HNIC

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


    CAMALARIOUS you suck!!!!

    GO RANGERS!!!!



  19. “This team as fast as any team in the league.”
    “This building is as loud as any building in the league.”

    Gee, what are these silly clichés supposed to mean anyway?

  20. “Gomez is as overpaid as any player in the league”

    “Games on HNIC have as late a start for a supposed 7pm faceoff as any in the league”

  21. >>last night was the fall finale… not back until January

    Oh, good! That’ll give me plenty of time to catch up.

  22. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    what exactly is this Original Six you guys are always mentioning? And does it have anything to do with ……wait did he just say Marian gabAAArick

  23. >>>They’re in Montreal but the Canadian anthem all in English? What the cooke?

    All English? The guy sang the first half in French – unless my ears are deceiving me!!?

  24. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    first half was in french fo’sho’

    thanks DDE, they are all HNIC links i guess no sam and joe for me tonight…

    there ya go.. pp one zip

  25. 4generations 4 cups on

    How much softer could that call possibly have been? His stick literally hit him laterally, that was a penalty. Biggest pansification.

  26. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    any of you guys watch that Mystery Diagnosis show, where the people know there is something wrong and about 10 doctors tell them they are full of carcillo and then they find the one guy who figures out whats wrong?

  27. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    CTB, put lil miss in front of the tv… or just swirl her around the set for a few seconds

  28. billybleedsblue on

    I still don’t get how the Rangers PP is so weak. It’s really, and Miami Pimp would say, Busch League.

  29. I know he’s been playing very well, but it’s time that Gabby scored a few more goals…..

  30. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    these announcers are horrible!!!! its like they go OUT of their way to NOT mention any Ranger by name

  31. Oh, OK, Lin – here in NYC, we have the Caps-Leafs game on the NHL Network Channel – the HNIC Habs broadcast is blocked….

  32. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    it SHOULD be blocked, all over America lol

    these asshats keep chanting avery sucks avery sucks… i hope to God that faux gawd scores tonight so the frogs can suck on it

  33. You would think so, ORR – but they still cheer for all the Americans when they play well….

    Except for Blowmez, that is….

  34. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    gotta make homemade cream cheese frosting during intermission for the strawberry cake i am sure the man will devour

  35. >>>everytime these HNIC announcers say “Cole” it sounds like “Pole”

    Sounds like something that Joe M would say!

  36. They looked totally disorganized – too much frickin’ time off without a real game situation…

  37. “gotta make homemade cream cheese frosting during intermission for the strawberry cake”

    OMG Lin, im jealous of your man.

  38. You’re right, Lev – they could have been down by 2 or 3 the way the Habs were buzzing around the net in that period…

    Torts needs some Just For Men for that ‘stache & goatee……

  39. gabbys line doesnt look good anymore. they play the same behind the net style the 4th line does, except they cant hold the puck. they spend all their time behind the net. then give it up for odd man rush against. they need to change their attack its getting way too repetitive and it doesnt produce shots. at least if they got shots it be worth grinding away.

  40. i know but hes supposed to be good on the point morg. so maybe he could shoot for us since nobody on the pp has a hard point shot

  41. the sad thing about Don Cherry is those suits prally cost him thousands of dollars,and its not even funny anymore.

  42. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    MickeyM November 19th, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    Hoooooly carcillo! The jacket Don Cherry is wearing would make a blind person cringe

    HOLY CARCILLO! it looks like a luau threw up on him

  43. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    yikes, someone had to be on some incredible experimental drugs to come up with that monstrosity

  44. ehh, its only 1 period. mcdonagh looks shaky though. kinda nervous i guess. please get back staal!! we need guys to get the puck out of our zone. too many giveaways.

  45. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    i am experiencing hysterical blindness from don cherry’s understated holiday table suit

  46. LinCalPrustBoylahan November 19th, 2011 at 7:58 pm

    HOLY CARCILLO! it looks like a luau threw up on him

    CRYING I am laughing so hard, Lin.

  47. >>>HOLY CARCILLO! it looks like a luau threw up on him

    CRYING I am laughing so hard, Lin.

    That was a GREAT line, Lin!!! Great! *Comedy Gold*, as that guy in Seinfeld would say…

  48. LinCalPrustBoylahan November 19th, 2011 at 8:00 pm

    i am experiencing hysterical blindness from don cherry’s understated holiday table suit

    And STILL laughing my byfuglien assan off!

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

    Easy on the Don Cherry wear …thats the pattern all Canada people use as underwear.

    GO RANGERSSSSSSS , hate …hate …hate the habs!!!

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

    Come on DUBINSKY , stop making stooped decisions…

    GO RANGERS!!! Pick it up!!!

    LETS GO Already!!!

  51. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    i am glad you liked that line!

    I AM NEVER BUYING ICING/FROSTING IN A STORE AGAIN! holy crap this stuff is amazing!

  52. Thank you, Canadians for Prust and McD. We’ll give you a nice fruit basket to show our thanks.

  53. >>>“Back to MSG Network – enough depressing crapola…”

    Bad luck, Jimbo. The Rangers game is on there too.


  54. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    fruit basket or… edible arrangement!?

    mickey, for added flavor i put shredded coconut on top

  55. ORR – blame Jody Shelley – Sauer probably got that job done while he was out injured from the Shelley hit!!

  56. >>>fruit basket or… edible arrangement!?

    As some wiseguy might say, “I’ve got your edible arrangement right *here*!!”

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

    Biron , plays the post …and hes even crouched down . Beat bad .

    This might be a WAKE UP CALL


  58. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    we all knew this was going to happen. i hate more than 2 days between games

    waxy maize lmfao!!

  59. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    LMFAO ORR, that’s what Staal’s wife did to him and they are blaming the concussion on his brother!!

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

    Pull Biron . Put in HANK!!!! HURRY UP , it not too late too win this Thang!!



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

    LOTS of time FOLKS!!!

    No need to panick or throw in the towel , just time to WAKE THE FIRETRUCK UP!!!

  62. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    between his haircut and no sweater vest and this hellhole of an arena.. this game just blows


    well put my friend
    lets go you fuggin chumps,time for a pep talk by SOMONE on this team!

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

    Biron let in two , and we down by 2 …no biggie , this is what winners do , them COME BACK!!!

    Thats right!! they come back and win baby!!!



    gotta pick it up , pick it up!!!

  65. Lots of time left, but if they don’t start putting some shots on Price, this game is already over!! Shoot the puck, Barry!!!

  66. N.CountryNYRFAN on

    Torts said the team watched a lot of tape this week, what tapes did they watch?? “The Hangover”??

  67. jeeze they suck tonight. Kind of expected this to be a loss but Montreal is absolutely dominating…

  68. Mick you cant tell the difference between english and french your opinions suck.

    just kidding ,love you!

  69. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    he looked like someone pulled the plastic strip out of him and he spun like a top… or like the Torts Line Generator Wheel

  70. Spider, Must have been the replay, but he turned himself around like twice. That’s embellishing a bit too much, imo

  71. Joe Thorton's Erection on

    This team needs to start looking for a garbage goal or two to get back in it. Passing isn’t working. Crash the net.

  72. Coming off a 7 game winning streak, how can a team come out so flat for a game on HNIC in Montreal on a Saturday night? I can’t fathom it…….

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

    I need a Hamock of French frys , some french toast and ole of olay and i’ll be good to go for the 3rd period!!!

    Come on Rangers , why …why are we so lethargec?

  74. same offensive story as many games. hit the net with the damn puck. and they try for the perfect play, shoot the damn puck…

    2nd goal was horrible. hockey night canada broadcaster stinks…….

  75. sorry Mickey! just foolin! you coined “good Marty”
    and for that you get a lifetime pass with me!


  76. poutine french toast Lins strwberry cream cheese frosted cake,you guys got me jonesin for carbs!

    ill have 2 scoops of waxy!

  77. it will be disgusting if Price gets first star of the game since he really isnt doing anything. oh yay another penalty.

  78. yuck ORRsy,you crunch tylenol?!,thats “hardcore, effin hardcore man”
    like jonny drama in full metal jacket

  79. Hey Seven, are you going to change your name to Tony or something?

    I imagine we’ll see firetorts and his witty commentary tomorrow.

  80. A loss had to come eventually. Would be nice if it wasn’t accompanied by an effort even more anaemic than the game in Edmonton though.

  81. LinCalPrustBoylahan on

    that dude is HUGE! lmfao @ CHUCKIN KNUCKLES

    and the habs announcers are making it sound like the guy fired up the habs! LMAO these guys are smoking something fierce

  82. Well, it would have been nicer if Devo was pounding the smirk off of Blowmez’s or Gionta’s face….but what can you do…?

  83. Before everyone goes crazy on that call, turnabout is fair play here. Blunden hit wasn’t a penalty. Deveaux hit also not a penalty. Fans allow media to cry wolf about injuries this is what you get. Soft calls on everyone.

  84. Morg – That’s the difference between knowing the game and just being a fan that always sees it for his or her team. Sorry, truth hurts!

  85. “Shoot the puck, Dubi, Shoot the puck”……..(channeling The Big Whistle from the great beyond…)

  86. Yes it was a weak call and I could give you about 1000 other examples this season. Get used to it. Fans make fun of guys like JR, Cherry and Milbury who have said all year. Except they are all right! The No Hit League is coming.

  87. This is why I get livid when I see people who claim to be hockey fans and even some professional writers like Adam Proteau on twitter says things like “Milbury wants people to die on the ice.” No stupid! He played the game unlike you and sees what is happening.

  88. Morg – I’m not going to get into credibility with you but I’ve spent more time in one day in an NHL coaches office than you will in your life.

  89. Having Hank in the net doesn’t make a bit of difference if they can’t get a single goal on Price. Maybe he would have stopped that first shot that went in, but he’s had his share of dog goals go in, too…..

  90. I’m dusting off the old beach lounge chair to begin a volley of ‘i told you so’s ” off the 69th street pier…you can watch similar to the Macy’s Fireworks display.


  91. Refs, crowd and Habs against the Rangers? Yep, typical HNIC in Montreal.

    Would have been nice if they showed up at least…

  92. billybleedsblue on

    I’m glad I decided to just listen to the game while doing work on my computer. What a mess! I have been missing almost all of the games, it only figures they have a stinker in Montreal on the night I can actually pay attention. Oh well, C’est La Vie!

  93. Honestly, ORR – that little pest has been a thorn in this team’s side forever…..if you’re gonna board someone, board *him*, for goodness sakes!!!

  94. Double popcorn fart.

    Suspension coming for Prust?

    HWirth – I get your point, but all the time Milbury spent in an NHL office completely destroyed his credibility, so I feel comfortable in saying a large chunk of what he says is inflammatory, deluded effluent.

  95. That is the dumbest reasoning every by Mike Murphy, who I like personally. Why can’t a dman wait out the final seconds of a PP. It’s not his fault MTL was in a change.

  96. I don’t know want to be a Milbury but I will tell you read the book Fishstick by Alan Hahn and Peter Botte. Some of the trades he made had nothing to do with hockey but owners who had no money or wanted payroll cut in half in a day.

  97. 15 shots on goal, and none of them really threats……what a disgraceful effort tonight…

    Moral victory – at least they didn’t let blowmez or slewban score tonight…

  98. How do you say “monkey carcillo” in French? That’s how I would describe tonight’s officiating.

    The Rangers effort and determination was lacking. Not sure what the excuse is other than the Bell Centre is a tough place to play???

  99. Too many days off – the team is rusty in game skills…….and maybe they just got lazy, sitting around waiting for a game to play….

  100. Hmmm…hey…great reffing tonight! Great aggressive play by the Rangers on the dump-and-chase! Great movement on the PP and great movement gaining the zone!

  101. really. who didn’t see this coming?
    i predicted 5-0 to jpg’s sister

    chance to tie a team-high win streak
    playing IN montreal
    ON hockey night in canada

    if only i was able to put money down on this in
    i may have found some consolation

    bitter. angry.

  102. Well, this was inevitable (even though it’s tough to defend 15 shots on net overall with 5 minutes left in the game).

    What’s important, IMO, is the next few games – don’t let this be a pattern, in other words….

  103. Good point. this snapped them back to reality. Regroup. practice. rifle off a few more wins. reciver and keep it going.

  104. Y’Know what? I finally figured it out – I *hate* the fact that MSG Network has the other 2 local teams show up on their group of channels – I *hate* Hockey Night Live, mostly because as a Ranger fan, I *don’t want to see* Ken Daneyko or Billy Jaffe/Butch Goring doing Devils and Islanders crap on my team’s TV channel….

    I wish they had their own channels so I never needed to see them….

  105. If Torts saw this effort (or lack of effort) coming from the team maybe it was genius on his part protecting LQ.

  106. Well did anyone expect them to win their next like 65+ games straight? Ahh…mmm…NO! What’s important is how they react to what clearly was a crappy outing.

    The good news? Their number 1 goalie didn’t play. Therefore, the team should have a mental boost with the number 1 starting the next game (as opposed to the latter).

  107. “I realize that nobody else cares what I don’t like, but there! I said it!”

    You are right, I don’t care what you don’t like, but it is good to know that you realize it.

    j/k :)

  108. That’s just how I feel, Mickey – it doesn’t mean anything to folks that are outside the MSG Network coverage area, but I miss the days when MSG Network was a strictly RANGERS channel…

  109. @ Jim- nail on the head.

    Easy boys. 10-4-3..still 7-1 in the last 8 games…Theyre allowed to lose one or two this month..It’s how they’ll rebound (or fail to rebound) from this that matters

  110. This tweet should say why I hope we aren’t going to overreact to one loss tonight. It’s a long season and these games will happen. Just don’t make it trend.

    drosennhl Dan Rosen
    Let me get this straight, the Leafs beat the Caps 7-1, Boston beat NYI 6-0, Habs beat NYR 4-0, and Jets scored 6 on Philly. What the…?

  111. Oh and WHEN Boudreau gets fired there are a couple teams that would be absolutely insane not to do whatever it takes to get him behind the bench. I think Washinton’s problem is purely a locker room issue. Couple guys have to be brought down from their thrones.

  112. And this stat… before tonight’s game NYR were the only team to not lose a game by at least 3 goals. Bad nights happen.

  113. Don’t know why the Isles getting blown out would get put in the same category as those other scorelines. Hardly a shock to anyone, right?

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

    I never liked billy jaffe but him saying the rangers are a four line team is just ridiculous. Torts rarely rolls four lines.

    OPG looked like OPG last year and that isn’t good.

    We didn’t look good and a whole flat team should fall squarely on the coach.

    I liked what the bahama bomba did and thought it was a clean hit, shoulder to shoulder.

    Liked the HNIC feed and the hot stove segment was very interesting

  115. I don’t see the Caps firing BB who has over a .650 winning % there. I think there first move will be to trade Semin.

  116. HNIC features are usually superior to anything we see on U.S. television coverage – I realize that lots of people hate Don Cherry, but I get a kick out of him, and the satellite hotstove is always enlightening. I loved it when JD used to be on there every week…

  117. Yeah, Olga can’t be enjoying this – Hawks got beat badly in Calgary last night, and now (so far) this…

  118. Emery does still suck, but the Hawks look a lot like the Rangers did tonight – no spark, poor effort…

  119. The Boudreau situation is a tough one – I don’t think it’s his fault that the team is playing lousy, but perhaps they are “tuning him out”, and once that happens, how does management handle the situation? You can’t trade the whole team – the coach is the easiest one to dump…

  120. BB lost the Caps when he benched Ovechkin, who has been sulking ever since. That is not the way for a captain to act, if you ask me. He needs to man up, deal with the fact that he can’t do whatever he wants on the ice and do what the coach tells him to do.

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