Post-game notes


Courtesy of the NYR:

January 15, 2012 (Game 43, Away Game 24)
Bell Centre – Montreal, Quebec

                                                 1st   2nd   3rd   OT   Final
New York Rangers                1      0        0       –      1
Montreal Canadiens             1      3        0       –      4

Team Notes:

–        The Rangers were defeated by the Montreal Canadiens, 4-1, tonight at Bell Centre to end their four-game road winning streak, and are now 10-3-0 in their last 13 games away from MSG.

–        New York is now 28-11-4 (60 pts) on the season, including a 15-7-2 mark on the road.  The Rangers are 11-3-0 in their last 14 games overall.

–        The Rangers have posted a record of 48-29-12 against Original Six opponents since the 2005-06 season, including a 12-12-3 mark vs. Montreal over the span.

–        Tonight’s loss in regulation was the Rangers’ first in a back-to-back game this season.  New York is now 11-1-2 in back-to-back games, including a 5-1-1 mark in the second game of back-to-backs.  Since 2009-10, the Rangers are 26-9-3 in the second game of back-to-back sets, with a 13-6-2 on the road over the span.

–        The Blueshirts’ penalty kill was 1-1 (2:00) against the Canadiens, and has now held opponents scoreless in nine of the last 10 games (20-21, 95.2% over the span).

Player Notes:

–        John Mitchell registered the Rangers’ lone goal at 12:49 of the first period.  He was also credited with four hits and logged a season-high, 16:43 of ice time.

–        Marian Gaborik tallied his 300th career NHL assist and logged 19:54 of ice time.  He leads the team in scoring with 35 points, and is tied for the team lead with 17 road points.

–        Derek Stepan recorded an assist and a game-high, five shots on goal in 19:40 of ice time.  He has now tallied 18 points (six goals, 12 assists) in the last 22 games, including five points (two goals, three assists) in the last six.

–        Henrik Lundqvist stopped 25 of 29 shots, and is now 19-9-4 overall with a 10-5-2 mark on the road.

Team Schedule:

–        Please note the Rangers do not have practice scheduled for tomorrow.

–        The Rangers will return to action when they face-off against the Nashville Predators on Tuesday, January 17, at Madison Square Garden (7:30 p.m.), in their third game in four days.  The game will be televised live on NBC Sports Network and can be heard on 1050 ESPN Radio.

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  1. Carp – lol I’m not even close to suggesting it’s carcillo-or-get-off-the-pot time. Or anything close to that. I’m saying exactly what what you’ve just said, he’s 21 years old, playing on the No. 1 line, centering Marian Gaborik on the NY byfuglien Rangers -where does it go from here? He’s already BMOC. Is he going to be content with ‘acceptable growth’ or push himself every night?

  2. Trade Lundqvist! Fire Sather! Prucha Gaborik! Assign Stahl to the Whale! Recall Avery and play him 25 mins and on every PP!

    But really, Richie really needs to get going. Aside from a couple clutch goals, he hasn’t done much of anything in a few weeks. Completely invisible, and useless on the PP point. At least guys like Boyle and Dubi find other ways to consistently contribute even when not scoring, but Brad has been invisible.

  3. The second place Nucks lost to the crappy Ducks, 4-2.

    At least NYR’s not the only top team to lose to a crappy team.

    I’m sure the Nucks fans over at are complaining aboot their 3rd/4th liners.

  4. Oh, and thank God for Versu…. Err… Um.. NBC Sports. Amazing to be able to see a game on tv again. Almost forgot how great hockey looks in HD. Never thought I’d be happy for a game to be on that channel.

  5. dde, I know what you’re saying. I think he’s a kid who will push himself. plus the coach loves him and will push the hell out of him.

    Voice, I picked the Mighty Ducks to go to the finals!

  6. N.CountryNYRFan on

    Just got home from the game about 45 minutes ago. Man why do we always play like crap in Montreal. The Rangers seemed to control play at times, but Montreal seemed to create better scoring chances.

  7. N.CountryNYRFan on

    But man Hagelin is fast out there and again it seemed like the Boyle line was the best again. One thing that annoyed me tonight was the amount of shots our d-men passed up just to shoot the puck wide off the end boards, they should have at least blasted a few more on goal.

  8. “YAY! Got it, Rod. Thanks.”

    Was gonna say, how hard is it to send an email!
    Lot more to that, fascinating stuff.

    Tonight showed you can’t grind what you can’t catch.
    And they were due for a clunker, though this is 2 of the last 3, right?
    Outscored 1-7 in the two losses, after needing OT to beat Phoenix, whom they should have crushed.

    Many a night, a shot blocking mirage.

    A moron Greg, really?

  9. Midway thru that debacle, made pepperoni pizzas alla vodka on italian bread. Yum.

    That and a few Buds resulted in the nap just awakened from.

  10. The more I think about it, the more St Louis makes sense.
    – Proven production
    – Proven playoff performer
    – Plays well for Torts
    – Meshes with Richards
    – Wouldn’t cost an arm and a leg

  11. Boom Boom Bathgate / Fire Torts! on

    NYR –

    MARTHA LIVES! lol See how I revv the boys up? Hey, when they hear “footsteps” they usually have ONE decent game per month. Fact is, this guy is pushing Fedo-tanko for the Rangers “worst player” award.

    Well, let’s see, Rangers lose and Mitchell scores, = not good. New York “Football” Giants pull off the impossible = not good. I “guaranteed” the Rangers would win = not good, so that Mark M. and Joe Willie can rest easy for at least another day.

    At least I did have Golden State plus the points and they won straight up, in Detroit, so, believe me, all was not lost although it was one hell of an “egg on your face” night” on me.

    But, undaunted and intrepid, some of us here march on to the real drum beat of life. You have to be happy about that, Little Buddy. lol

  12. As Henrik Lundqvist put it, without a trace of humor, tonight was a “pretty typical game” for the Rangers at the Bell Centre.

    from Gross @ Ranger Rants

    Pretty much all that needs to be said about the game. I thought it was only because we kept playing them on Saturday nights in their house. Not anymore.

  13. Boom Boom Bathgate / New York "Hockey" Rangers Analyst on

    So the Rangers lost because Feds wasn’t around? Right, same as they “won” because Mitchell was around and scored a goal. I notice whether the topic is sports or the stock market, all that anyone talks about is what happened in the last 24 hours, as though nothing before matters, as though nothing to come will be any different from what just happened.

    We beat Toronto, we’re winning the Cup. We lose in Montreal it’s because Feds didn’t dress, but now Michell is a keeper – and screw this Kreider kid, because FINALLY, the moon came out blue, last night and Martha found a diamond in a yogurt cup.

    You know what – it’s called KNEE JERK reacting. You just go with the shortest-term flow imaginable, with no link with the past and no concept of future implications of doing that. So that last night’s loss is more discouraging than just losing a game – if it leads to Feds and Mitchell sticking around for awhile.

    Anyway, I bet the GM isn’t panicking, this morning, and that is all that counts.

    Go New York “Hockey” Rangers!

  14. Boom Boom Bathgate / New York "Hockey" Rangers Analyst on

    Feds does bring “Character” to the table. Now if he would just bring something to the ice!

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