Post-game notes


courtesy of the NYR:

November 19, 2011 (Game 17, Away Game 10)
Bell Centre – Montreal, Quebec
1st   2nd   3rd   OT   Final
New York Rangers               0      0       0        –       0
Montreal Canadiens           1      1       2        –       4

Team Notes:

–        The Rangers were defeated by the Montreal Canadiens, 4-0, tonight at Bell Centre to end their seven-game winning streak.

–        The Blueshirts’ last regulation loss was on Oct. 27 vs. Toronto (4-2).

–        New York is now 10-4-3 (23 pts) on the season, including a 5-3-2 record on the road.

–        The Blueshirts out-hit the Canadiens, 28-15, and were credited with 20 blocked shots in the contest.

Player Notes:

–        Martin Biron made 27 saves and is now 3-1-0 overall (1-1-0 on the road), along with a 1.68 goals against average, a .937 save percentage and one shutout on the season.

–        Ryan McDonagh led all skaters with five blocked shots, and logged 24:42 of ice time.  He ranks second on the team in average ice time (25:09) and blocked shots (36).

–        Brandon Dubinsky was credited with a game-high, five hits in 18:05 of ice time, and he now ranks third on the team with 40 hits on the season.

–        Dan Girardi registered three blocked shots and logged a game-high, 28:31 of ice time.  He leads the Rangers in average ice time (27:48) and blocked shots (45).

–        Ryan Callahan recorded four hits and logged 19:46 of ice time in the contest, and now leads the team with 43 hits on the season.

–        Brad Richards led all skaters with eight faceoff wins in 11 attempts (73%), and now leads the Rangers with a 53.2 faceoff winning percentage.

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  1. I BANJ’d. Sigh..

    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.

  2. Wicky©"the NHL should penalize and suspend players that place themselves in vulnerable positions along the boards" on

    the bahama bomba!!!

  3. You are correct, Mickey – in my opinion. Look, we all saw the footage where Ovie called Boudreau a “Fat Byfuglien” behind his back when the coach didn’t put him out at the end of a game when they had a power-play…and he’s the *team captain* for goodness sakes!

    And you know that Ted Leonsis isn’t gonna be trading Ovie away, no matter what he calls the coach….

  4. Carp, the Rangers outhit the Habs 28-15? I must have missed seeing all those hits, except for the one by Devo…..

  5. He’s not the same player he was a few years ago, either. I never believed that bs about him changing his game, I think he’s just lost something from his game.

  6. Wicky©"the NHL should penalize and suspend players that place themselves in vulnerable positions along the boards" on

    I said that a couple of weeks ago on here and then someone on the hot stove said something similar tonight which reminded me that I had said it.

  7. It sure looks like it, Mickey – but he’s not that old – he’s in the prime of his years now. Unless he’s having some off-ice issues, I can’t imagine what could be wrong with him. Substance abuse? Drinking problems?

  8. >>>orr
    this is for you, I think you should send a few you tube invites out!!

    Good for Mila!!! That was a great thing to do…..

  9. Didn’t the Hawks play last night? They wouldn’t play 3 nights in a row……?

    Maybe they play on Monday evening? But you’re right, this game is over – Hawks don’t look like they have the legs tonight to come back..

  10. Crawford may just be exhausted, or under the weather – he saw a lot of rubber last night and didn’t play well at all….maybe he’s got a bug….?

  11. Yeah, ORR – send out a Youtube video to some of your supermodel friends asking if they’ll join the Bonehead men for a night out on the town!! ;-P

  12. Steroids? Wow, that would be something……he sure doesn’t look like the same player, that’s for sure.

  13. Absolutely!! it’s worth a try, ORR! they’re usually liberal, so they’ll buy anything! ;-D

  14. I’m kinda feeling the same way, ORR – Hawks are #1 in the league, points-wise, and even they can get owned by 2 teams that are clearly inferior to theirs…..

    But still, Gabby and Dubi need to score some goals here – effort is nice, but results are nicer!

  15. No kidding, Mickey? That’s unfortunate, if true – it had to be a long time back, though – they’re constantly getting tested during the season now, I think….?

    Something is bugging him – clearly, he’s not “himself”…..

  16. Dublowsky is horrific. He’s lucky to even have a goal. A lucky tap in. He really hasn’t done much. Ugh! Something’s wrong with the kid. Seriously pissing me off! He’s supposed to be one of the most important guys on the team, and he’s playing like a 3rd liner. So frustrating!

  17. I mean, everybody looked catatonic tonight, but they need to have their big guys scoring more goals – Gabby, Dubi, Cally and BRich need to put some in the net.

    Gabby’s been playing hard, but he still only has 4 goals…Dubi with that one…Cally & BRich are doing a bit better, but hell, Kessel has 14 goals already! the season is 1/4 over…

  18. Yeah, ORR – a “bust-out” kinda game……would be nice. And the Oilers had it against another western division team…ought to be an interesting game next time Edmonton visits Chicago!

  19. Canadian teams had a clean sweep against US-based teams tonight, aside from Ottawa, that didn’t play…

  20. So frustrating to see the Rangers regress after 7 wins, especially against the Canadiens, who don’t seem great. Terrible defensive zone passing, impotent offense, iffy goaltending. Torts should have called a time out early on — the pace was way too hectic for this team.

    Oh, well.

  21. Agreed, Chris – Habs just lost to the Fishsticks a couple of nights ago – true, they had Budaj in net, but the way the NYR team was shooting tonight, Johnny Bower (at his age) could have beaten them tonight…

  22. officiating stunk. cally hook, no friiggin chance.

    overall lousy effort. prust played pretty good and that was about it.


  23. two positives from the game. First off, Prust played well, so maybe the time off has helped him a bit here. Secondly, the game is over.

  24. Wicky©"the NHL should penalize and suspend players that place themselves in vulnerable positions along the boards" on

    3, i still like the way the bahama bomba played

  25. Wicky©"the NHL should penalize and suspend players that place themselves in vulnerable positions along the boards" on

    when is the trade deadline day this season?

  26. Wicky©"the NHL should penalize and suspend players that place themselves in vulnerable positions along the boards" on

    chunky monkey….that’s right DO SOMETHING!!!

  27. Orr:

    Dubinsky’s playing a third liner because he is a third liner

    Also, Biron looked a whole lot more like a back-up tonight

    The stunk the joint out but that was to be expected eventually. Total non-effort from the Rangers, horrific officiating and a long winning streak that had to end at some point. The lone saving grace was that Scott Gomez still hasn’t scored since February.

  28. playing like a third liner…

    anyway, I think at his absolute best, Brandon Dubinsky is a 2nd line NHL forward. The remaining 95% of the time he’s a third line forward and is horribly overrated by Rangers fans.

  29. Could be true, Lloyd!

    Wick, I don’t think I’ve had that! I haven’t had B&J in a week, or more. Plan on getting some probably Monday.

    By the way, how aboot Taylor Hall? Looks like our trade finally worked in your favor!!


  30. Wicky©"the NHL should penalize and suspend players that place themselves in vulnerable positions along the boards" on

    get the monkey…and finally!!!!


  31. This will safely be Carped, so I’ll put my hater hat on and rhetorically ask whether the following piece of partly-plagiarised hyperbole would be agreed with by its original author:

    “I think at his absolute best, Sean Avery is a 3rd line NHL forward. The remaining 95% of the time he’s a fourth line forward and is horribly overrated by Rangers fans.”

  32. Boom Boom Bathgate on

    Bet some or even many will take exception to this, and I hate to say it, but so far this year, Philadelphia is the class of the league. When you consider their trades of top stars, this is scary, for the long-term implications and for the amazing immediate upgrade to the team in what should be a rebuilding phase.

    Long way to go and at various times Chicago and Washington I had ranked on top. They are down now and, my God, is Boston ever coming on strongly, after that wretched start. Rangers I have as a solid third-best in the league, right now, off their impressive winning streak, but…… we shall see. Really need a healthy Staal back, so badly.

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