It’s Go Time!


Game 26.

The ticket contest is now closed. No more entries.

The Rangers have lost two in a row (technically 0-1-1). They haven’t gone three without a victory since the first three games of the season (0-1-2). Or, you could say they haven’t gone three without a win on this hemisphere.

The Rangers are 12-3-2 in their last 17 games, and have won three in a row on the road. They play the second of three in four nights, and the first of back-to-backs (Florida at MSG tomorrow).

Martin Biron starts in goal. Otherwise the Rangers will use the same lineup. That means Erik Christensen is prucha’d, and Anton Stralman is in for Michael Sauer (concussion, not on the trip) again. Jhonas Enroth expected to start in goal for the Baby Buffaloes.



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  1. and……Let’s Go Whale!

    “Mats Zuccarello notched a goal and an assist, scoring for the fourth time in the last five games (5-4-9) and extending a point-scoring streak to six games (5-5-10), which ties a team season high. With 8-14-22 in 18 games on the season, Zuccarello has also moved into a tie with Jonathan Audy-Marchessault for the Whale points lead. ”

    If he keeps it up, he’ll be a Ranger again soon!

  2. HageLinCalPrustlahan on

    lmao running through the previous thread and i LMFAO @ Greek saying Dubi would score all five goals. Sally would probably miraculously give birth to lil mans lil man if that happened!

  3. HageLinCalPrustlahan on

    TIKI!!!! NOR!!!!!!!!!!! BANJ!!!!!!!!!! in addition to C3 and Ilbzo… gonna be a good night on the blog lol

  4. Dubinsky has good stats against the Buffalosers. So tonight might be a good chance to break out or get buried. Look for Hagelin to get 7+ minutes tonight and Avery to get -7

  5. Kaleta is out? Ugh I can’t get any news because my wife has a friend over and they are demanding tv on mute! Help!

  6. HageLinCalPrustlahan on

    oops sorry i missed you NYR and Manny

    HIYA ORR!! don’t know if you’re a Taco Bell man, but the man just tried that new steak thing and said it sucked

  7. Unsettling is putting it mildly..Second injury for the little guy this year. Guess where he DID NOT GET INJURED!? The flipping *NHL*

    So far in the AHL he has had a broken hand, concussion and now a mystery ailment. BRING HIM UP

  8. maybe Dubi can get another double minor for fighting…i guess you have to both hit and get hit for it to be a major =O

  9. I’m not a fan of Taco Bells steak. I get the feeling I’m eating cat.

    NYR, what happened to Mr. Baggins?

    Manny, Buffalo is missing a ton of guys. I saw aboot six or seven players, but only caught the names Kaleta, Boyes, and Myers.

  10. HowlingsToday Mitchell R. Beck
    The story today is no Mats Zuccarello. The Norwegian Hobbit was hurt late in yesterday’s game with the Hershey Bears.

    There should be more news when they interview Gernander…not good.

  11. HageLinCalPrustlahan on

    lol thanks manny, i hope so too! it’s useful having a name that can be incorporated into such a cavalcade of funny or snarky blog names.

  12. How funny is it that even when Dubisnky drops the gloves, land punches and gets punched he gets a double minor. Poor guy can’t win.

  13. you guys should tweet to MSG and NYR that you don’t want to hear/see about the Knicks during Rangers telecasts. Bad enough you’re going to start getting shoved over to MSG3+.

  14. Way to sacrifice, ORR. I have a rule of never playing anyone against the Rangers. So Pominville is BENCHED tonight. Watch out.

  15. eddie eddie eddie on

    my brutha – NBA players are the most team oriented, unselfish, non-glory seeking athletes there are….know what im sayin?

  16. HageLinCalPrustlahan on

    Carp, will that work for crosby updates also????

    Bad omen? I was at Red Robin earlier and someone walked in with the baby blue penguins tshirt, of course, cryby on the back. so glad i had not gotten my food by that point, i’d have puked lol

  17. Yup, Lin.

    Did Duguay really say on the pre-game that on HNL they’re going to ask, would you rather have Giroux or Crosby? Is he smoking something whacky? Or just hopelessly clueless?

  18. eddie eddie eddie on

    you would think torts would play hank all 82 games, given his penchant for shortening his bench

  19. @MSGNetwork Please show an injured Crosby in a Knicks uniform. You still show irritating promo, but it lasts half the time. Win-win.

  20. HageLinCalPrustlahan on

    sorry Ilbzo, they were supposed to be there yesterday. Now i’m not only ticked, but gonna have a brawl at the post office for their false advertising

  21. Carp- when he Dougay gals, I think he is smoking. When I see his shirts, I think he is clueless. So both.

  22. Evening gang!

    Finished Xmas shopping just in time for the game.

    Ugh, Sabres announcers :(

    Uhh, LGR!!

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



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



    GO GO GO GO GO GO!!!!!

  25. Why does it so often seem like the Rangers don’t realize they have an extra man on the PP?

    Dang, this Center Ice Buffalo feed is painful.

  26. I missed 15 seconds of the game and we have a pp already? woo hoo.

    Hstreams with the MSG feed for me tonight too.

    Those are good signs.

    Go Rangers!

    was that EC who missed that tap in?

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

    I know im too late but here she is anyways..

    Rangers 6, Sabres 2. GWG: Stepan. Rangers shots: 27. Sabres shots: 20.

  28. Only the Jeanneret feed. There’s two on vipbox, but they require a plug-in and only work with Windows, I believe. Let’s see if more are added. I miss having the listings.

  29. eddie eddie eddie on

    at his current pace, dubi will be paid 1,000,000 per goal scored…..still, i want to see a lot of him/avery/prust…..along with Boyle/hags/and the former attorney general

  30. HageLinCalPrustlahan on

    whoever said earlier that Girardi would eventually play the entire game, is a genius! I would not doubt that one freakin bit

  31. HageLinCalPrustlahan on

    NO DREWERY FOR CJ! lmfao Spider, that just never gets old

    Peter Cetera?! Isnt he the singer for Chicago?

  32. HageLinCalPrustlahan on

    lmfao Et Cetera!! LOVED THAT!!

    C3, did you get a delivery today? please someone say yes lol

  33. It scares me that I remember all the advertisers in the Buffalo area and I haven’t lived there in almost a decade.

  34. eddie – it was one of those movies that really impacte me. so was scarface. movies that make you forget you are watching a movie.

    hockey reference – I bet the refs ate some McDonalds tonight.

  35. HageLinCalPrustlahan on

    damnit, now you guys are gonna have to toss it when they finally get there.. i am NOT happy

  36. Dubi has made some great passes that dont get converted in the last two weeks. He needs to get selfish.

  37. N.CountryNYRFAN on

    why are we having basketball updates during a hockey game?? Do they have Rangers updates during Knicks games, I doubt it. Though I wouldn’t know. I don’t watch that carcillo.

  38. HageLinCalPrustlahan on

    now we even have Knicks tweets on Rangers games… EF THAT NOISE!!!

    Enough with the freakin knicks and crosby updates already!

  39. Why I’m always scared about the final result in games where Rangers dominated or just overplay opposition in the beginning?

  40. So how many MSG Knicks will innocently be spotted in the MSG crowd by the MSG cameras at the MSG Rangers games tomorrow night or Tuesday?

  41. HageLinCalPrustlahan on

    my first ‘non family’ Christmas card is from a Flyers/Phillies fan…go figure lmao

  42. Rick De-Jeannerat

    I can’t stand him. But everyone around MSG seem to love the guy. He is even worse than Bennenaty, McGuire and Emrick put together!

    Carp, what do you think of Jeannerat?

  43. eddie eddie eddie on

    are you saying marcellus wallace, my husband, threw tony rocky horror of a 4th floor balcony for giving me a foot massage?…when you guys get together you’re worse than a sewing circle

  44. N.CountryNYRFAN on

    who’s motorcycle is this?… it’s a chopper baby…who’s chopper is this? Zed’s. who’s Zed? Zed’s dead baby, Zed’s dead.

  45. >>Rick De-Jeannerat
    >>I can’t stand him.

    I always go for the opposing team’s feed when watching Sabres on Centre Ice. If I can’t find it, I watch with Mute on. Same for that dude who calls the Bruins.

  46. jpg’s Mom and jpg’s Sister’s Mom is whining because she hasn’t heard Avery’s name. He should play if his Mom is there :)

  47. eddie eddie eddie on

    when you heard that, it meant your assen, but i am in a period of transition…i am here to help ya, not kill ya

  48. This is a sick joke. I dropped Anisimov for Hagelin in fantasy, Hagelin doesn’t score for two games, and we know what Anisimov has been doing. Then I drop Hagelin so I can get Biron’s start tonight. And yeah.

  49. N.CountryNYRFAN on

    Jack Rabbit Slim’s…you can get a steak here, don’t be such a…square (drawn out by Mia’s hands)…Daddy-0

  50. terrible giveaway by Gaborik. Gaborik needs to dump the puck deep and chase. Gaborik isn’t a good stick handler (why he isn’t a good shootout guy) and it showed giving up a 4 on 2.

  51. N.CountryNYRFAN

    Jack Rabbit Slim – havent heard that in years. my oldest bro gave that tape to me while I was in a coma in the hospital. I liked that music. brings me wayyyyyyy back

  52. Boyle really has to drop the shoulder and cut to the net on those rushes sometimes rather than go with the backhand every time.

  53. eddie eddie eddie on

    billy ray was a preacher’s son and when his daddy would visit he’d come along, when they gathered around and started talking, that’s when billy would take me walkin….

  54. N.CountryNYRFAN on

    i had this hide this uncomfortable piece of metal in my assen for 3 years…the way i saw it , it was your birthright

  55. Got to take more penalties….shouldn’t be too difficult.

    Got OT get Gaborik back in third, their goalie should be a little shaky

  56. eddie eddie eddie on

    avery with 3;08 toi….maybe he gets 4 minutes tonight….more than i thought he’d get

  57. I bet there have been many, many developments in the Tyson Chandler signing since the first intermission to update us with in the second intermission.

  58. HageLinCalPrustlahan on

    seriously stfu!!

  59. not defending putting knicks on a rangers telecast, but this guy they signed seems like a really good guy, very smart, and a very good player.

  60. HageLinCalPrustlahan on

    it could be headed that way Carpy lol!!!

    Do they talk about the Rangers during Knicks telecasts as much as the Knicks are talked about on the Rangers?

  61. guys seriously relax about the Knicks, it’s really not a big deal. and for once they didnt sign a thug, Chandler is a really good guy who is GOOD.

  62. eddie eddie eddie on

    girardi/McD will get close to 30 minutes tonight…bet they have fresh legs tomorrow night…

  63. played for Dallas last year, on their championship team. Knicks signed him out of nowhere, he says that it was his dream to play in NY and at MSG but never even thought that the Knicks were interested since the plan was to get Chris Paul next free agency…but Paul is about to be traded to the Lakers so the Knicks acted quickly and picked him up. Great defense, solid offense, great locker room presence, and can speak English at above middle school level.

  64. What the hell was Leopold doing on the Hagelin goal? Didn’t pressure Hagelin, didn’t play the pass, didn’t block the shot and didn’t take Dubinsky driving the net (not that he needed to, as a teammate already had him).

  65. eddie eddie eddie on

    carp – is there a chance that the ticket donor for tonight’s game would pay a few of my mortgage payments? hmmmmi have rangers winning 3-1 as my prediction…..hello ranger tickets

  66. >>NBA season was cancelled, no?

    What’s an NBA season? Is it something like duck season or deer season?

  67. For all the GM’s panic over player safety. The hypocrites do absolutely nothing about the no touch icing.

  68. thes Buffalo announcers are trying to tell me what the intentions of hockey player were. they cant even call the game, let alone read minds. He stuck his hip out right into Artie.

  69. HageLinCalPrustlahan on

    He likes playing in front of friends and family! Good for him, having a great Captain like game lol

  70. Is Hagelin part Russian? Father’s name Boris! That is NOT a Swedish name lol
    Now even his last name sounds somewhat Russian

    Anyone know?

  71. LETS GO RANGERS!!! Carp, if nobody gets score right, lets say it ends 4 to 1 I had 4 to 2 and Cally wit the GWG do I win lol or do u give it to Sally?? Sorry, just curious…..even boneheads…..byufglien the baby buffaloes lets beat the carcillo outta them!! Btw wat a goal by Cally and shot by Hagelin (on first goal)

  72. Wonder if Anisimov has the dreaded C-word. (no, not that one, or the other one). Seriously.

    Remember early in the season when he got hit, and because of his English difficulties he said he lost consciousness. And the Rangers had to clear that up.

  73. eddie eddie eddie on

    carp – a lot of us…..i was close as i had 3-1 28 shots each…no one had cally with GWG

  74. HageLinCalPrustlahan on

    Congrats to the New York Rangers on the franchise’s 2500 victory! What a great group of guys to have gotten this milestone win

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

    WOHOOOOOOOOOO!! we won we won we won we won!!!!

  76. LW3H

    See…that Hagelin was born in Caucasus (part of the former CCCP) so he is a Swedish Caucasian which explains his Russian name. I bet our Boris Hagelin has some some Russian roots, too!

    Great win by the Rangers!!

  77. eddie eddie eddie on

    jpg’s sister…according to pete stemkowski on radio….avery’s mom was at the game (not dad) and she brought cookies for him

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

    I love Hagelin # 62 , it my number on xbox sweeeet!!!


  79. >>How much post-game show tonight with HNL coming up?

    Everything will be rolled into a nice little package for our viewing displeasure.

  80. Complete BUSH-LEAGUE. Any other squad would have destroyed the Sabres by at least eight goals.

  81. Great Win!!!! WoooooooooooHoooooooooooooooooooo!

    I am posting from my gf’s place – I missed the first 2 periods, but caught the third!! Go Hagelin!! – he almost got a hattie!

  82. Time to collect? In Portland, OR on family stuff and following on my Droid. Got 4-1 with Cally as my GW. Dunno SOG but I know I’m in da hunt.

  83. 1 back on track
    2 that shortie by Cally was fantastic great effort
    3 Haglein = Monster
    4 Gaborik made up for losing his man with a laser

  84. “How much post-game show tonight with HNL coming up?”

    Don’t know, since GameCenter cuts off straight after the final buzzer, but I suspect Ken Dabetko has been researching Tyson Chandler all afternoon.

  85. Doesn’t Sally just win regardless? Have these contest become corrupt? Are we actually checking entires now?

  86. Just rewatched Hotstove tonight on HNIC. Good to see Milbury make the UFC argument I keep making about the fighting in hockey. CBC was promoting UFC fight on their Nightly News in Toronto and then next piece was negative about fighting in NHL. How does that work?

  87. Carp – I think you’ll appreciate this. The same Canadian writers who love to bash Don Cherry for promoting Hockey violence are live tweeting this “Fight of the Century” in Toronto for UFC. You gotta be joking!

  88. Claude Julien says he doesn’t know the extent of Chara’s injury tonight.

    Must be part of his Duchene-Hagelin shtick, I guess.

  89. I had 4-1 with NYR 33 shots right on and Buff 30 they had 33 as well. Gabby with the gwg. Close but no cigar?

  90. sorry, they were showing the Piles lowlights on HNL. Of course, they haven’t had time to tell us if Anisimov is hurt.

    LMAO again, Felicity.

  91. just finished watching game. was on an hour tape delay from you guys.

    my baby real sick with high fever bronchial infection and double ear infection. been going on since thursday.

    love the play of hagelin. huge bounce back win. off to bed as i am sure i will be up all night

  92. N.CountryNYRFan on

    National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation on ABC Family channel…great movie after a great win.

  93. Wow. Goog luck with that eric. I am sure staying up with a child that sick cannot be fun. All the best. We are with you in e-spirit.

  94. If I am involved in a dead heat for the win, please, King Carp, give the tickets to the other person. I had season tickets for 27 years and will gladly give up this grand opportunity to see the new Garden to someone else, even of it’s not Sally.
    Just note , I was late for Giacomin’s Garden return AND gave up my tickets got Gretzky’s last game 2 months before the end of the season. I AM NOT WORTHY

  95. what the hell hockey night life interviewing tyson chandler or whatever the hell is name is.




  96. N.CountryNYRFan on

    it’s called Hockey Night Live for Avery’s sake!!!!!!!!!!!!! MSG get your heads out of your assen’s!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  97. Boom Boom Bathgate on

    Come on, the kid’s too young, he’s gotta go back down to gain some “experience.” What this team needs is about five 26-27 year old “rookies,” like back in the good ole days.

  98. Andrew Gordon scored his 2nd
    Nick Spaling scored his 4th
    Francois Beauchemin scored his 4th
    Nick Palmieri scored his 4th
    Colin Greening scored his 7th
    David Ullstrom scored his 2nd
    Milan Jurcina scored his 2nd
    Kyle Okposo scored his 4th
    Matt Cooke scored his 7th
    Paul Martin scored his 1st
    Ryan Shannon scored his 2nd
    Matt Carle scored his 4th
    Chris Conner scored his 1st
    Todd Bertuzzi scored his 3rd
    Drew Miller scored his 3rd
    RJ Umberger scored his 5th
    Joe Corvo scored his 1st & 2nd

    Okay, now I’m done.

  99. Byfuglien….missed most of game…Steppers with hat?! whay?? Fug, I blame boneheads I’ve been chatting with all night…ringers!!! LGR!!

  100. eric, hope the boy’s OK real soon……maybe he’s just ticked about our PP?

    LGR!!! Ta til tomorrow….

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