Post-game notes


Courtesy of the NYR:

January 21, 2012 (Game 46, Away Game 25)
TD Garden – Boston, MA

1st   2nd   3rd   OT   Final
New York Rangers                0      2        0       1      3
Boston Bruins                        0      2        0       0      2

Team Notes:

–        The Rangers defeated the Boston Bruins, 3-2, in overtime today at TD Garden for their 30th win of the season, and are now 13-4-0 in their last 17 games.

–        New York has posted a record of 30-12-4 (64 pts) on the season, including a 16-7-2 mark on the road.  The Rangers have registered at least one point in 29 of their last 38 games (27-9-2), dating back to Oct. 29, after beginning the season with a 3-3-2 mark.

–        The Rangers have won five of their last six road games, out-scoring their opponent, 17-10, over the span, and are 11-3-0 in their last 14 games away from MSG.

–        The Blueshirts extended their lead over the Bruins to two points for first place in the Eastern Conference Standings, and now rank first in the league with 64 points entering tonight’s games.

–        The Rangers have now reached the 30-win mark in seven consecutive seasons.  The last time New York posted 30+ wins in seven straight seasons was 1985-86 – 1993-94 (nine seasons).

–        New York improved to 49-29-12 against Original Six teams since 2005-06, including an 18-5-2 mark vs. Boston over the span.

–        The Rangers extended their winning streak against the Bruins to three games and have won seven of their last nine meetings, including four of the last five at Boston.

–        15 of the last 18 meetings between the Rangers and Bruins have been decided by one goal, including six games that required extra time and five that went to the shootout, dating back to Mar. 24, 2007. New York is 9-4-2 in one- goal games against Boston over the span.

–        The Blueshirts’ penalty kill was 4-4 (8:00) against the Bruins, and has now held opponents scoreless in 12 of the last 13 games (29-30, 96.7% over the span). New York is 54-59 (91.5%) on the penalty kill with five shorthanded goals in the last 22 contests.

–        The Rangers out-hit the Bruins, 27-12, and were credited with 22 blocked shots in the contest.

Player Notes:

–        Marian Gaborik notched two goals, including the game-winning, power play goal with 0:04 remaining in overtime, and registered five shots on goal in 18:44 of ice time.  Gaborik extended his point streak to four games (two goals, three assists over the span), and is now tied for third in the NHL with 25 goals.

–        Henrik Lundqvist made 32 saves to improve to 21-10-4 overall, including an 11-5-2 mark on the road.  He was making his 21st consecutive start against Boston, dating back to Jan. 13, 2007, and has posted a 17-5-2 record with a 1.51 goals against average in 24 career regular season contests against the Bruins.  Lundqvist has posted 30+ saves in 14 games this season, and is now 8-5-1 with a 2.11 goals against average, .939 save percentage and one shutout in those contests.

–        Ryan Callahan opened the game’s scoring at 1:31 of the second period, and added a power play assist on the overtime, game-winning goal to earn third star honors.  He has now tallied 11 points (four goals, seven assists) in the last 14 games.  Callahan also tied for the game-high with six hits and six shots on goal, was credited with three blocked shots and led all forwards with 23:39 of ice time.

–        Brad Richards tallied the primary assist on the power play, game-winning goal in overtime, tied for the game-high with six shots on goal and logged 22:33 of ice time.  The assist was his 20th in 31 career regular season contests against Boston.

–        Brandon Prust recorded the lone assist on Callahan’s second period goal, tied for the game-high with six hits and was credited with two blocked shots in 17:35 of ice time.

–        Dan Girardi registered his 100th career NHL assist with an assist on Gaborik’s second period goal, and led all skaters with a career-high, 33:31 of ice time.  He has now recorded two points (one goal, one assist) in the last three games.  Girardi has logged 30:00+ ice time 10 times in his career, including six times this season.

–        Carl Hagelin tallied an assist on Gaborik’s second period goal, and logged 18:01 of ice time in the contest.  He has now tallied nine points (four goals, five assists) in the last 13 games.

–        Ryan McDonagh was credited with a game-high, seven blocked shots and logged a career-high, 32:04 of ice time.  It is the first time in his career he logged 30:00+ of ice time in a game.

Team Schedule:

–        After an off-day tomorrow, the Blueshirts’ next practice is scheduled for Monday, January 23, at 11:00 a.m. at MSG Training Center.

–        The Rangers will return to action when they face-off against the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday, January 24, at Madison Square Garden (7:00 p.m.), in their final game before the NHL All-Star break.  The game will be televised live on MSG 2 and can be heard on 970 The Apple.


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  1. onecupin72yearsandcounting on

    The rangers PP is like an on ice cha cha.. scouts must drool , lads stay in your lane and all they do is pass for the perfect shot. maybe they’re afraid of the rath of Tort.
    “Shoot the puck Barry”

  2. yeah, this game didn’t really matter. Just one out of 46 (or 45, per Torts :)….glad we won anyway….Yay!!!!!!!!!

    And fade to black… tomorrow. blech…..TA!

  3. CapeBretonRangerFan on

    If there isn’t at least a five game suspension for that disgusting hit from behind at full speed, something is terribly wrong with the NHL. The guy is a repeat offender and has to learn his lesson the hard way, losing a paycheque or two.

  4. I’m going to go ahead and put this out there- we’re probably not going to play a single game this season where all of the starting Dmen are healthy.

  5. Stranger Nation on

    What is the team’s record against the top teams on the road? Very, very impressive.

    Brandon Prust slams Chara into glass, knocks put out of zone on PK and hustles up for a two on one on Cally’s goal

    Dime a dozen

  6. Wicky©"I think the NHL Network host was named Kathryn Tappen" on

    yep, real “hockey experts” know guys like prust are a dime a dozen!!!


  7. Stranger Nation on

    Best when Prusty gave Chara some ‘glove love’ after hitting him.

    Zero was a beast all game. At one point he squeezed Hags along the boards and it was a human eclipse.

    Boyle gave Zero a nice hit and Looser an even better one.

    Dime a dozen those guys. Who needs muckers?

  8. “Red herring, noonan? :-)”

    I was only responding to your minion, ilb (I Love Boyle)!

    Now that that’s settled (you get it) let’s move on.


    Cally’s under the radar game after his first goal including a few big blocked shots and some nice hits didn’t go unnoticed by this fan! Give that man a MAYBE star or a slash (/) next to Boyle!

    Yea they were trapped in their zone for a bit, but that’s what this team is built for: defense and goaltending FIRST. THEY ARE BUILT TO HANDLE THIS BUSINESS!!!

    Lots of time between now and the next game. They know better than to take the Jets lightly. But Canadian teams have been giving them MO PROBLEMS LATELY!

  9. BANJ, no way! still waiting on mine…wtb? guess I don’t mind if it doesn’t come til Feb….what month is…wait, don’t tell me :)

    oy, I’m bagging….niters all…..

  10. Just switched to Carlina-Islanders game. After watching the game this afternoon I have no idea how they can lose to any of those clowns. Bush-League would be largely overrating them.

  11. duckbill Plat-y-pus on

    olga, can you explain to the duckbill why you post chicago blackhawk down posts on a rangers blog aka the mastery of all rangers domains aka rangers report akak home of the once fossilised boneheads?

  12. Gomez will crank it up for free agency. Expect two goals. 2013 January calendar player…Avery. 2014, EC.

  13. Just got done watching the game…wow…just…*WOW*
    Great game!
    Horribile officiating which we should be used to by now, pathetic.
    What a phaneufing POS Ference is…I hope he pays a huge price for that hit on Mac.
    And to all the folk who think the Boyle’s/ Prust’s of this team are dime a dozen players…you really need to get a clue. You either know nothing, or aren’t paying attention.
    This entire team has huge Bickels.
    Love this team!

  14. Olga Folkyerself on

    When the Rangers were missing the playoffs or going one and out, I had to pick another playoff team to watch. Chicago Black Hawks.

    Some posters also follow along.

    Some can’t stand it. I like to irritate them.

  15. according to ottawa sun rangers one of 4 teams that are interetsed in selanne and hemsky according to snyrangersblog. rotter site

  16. duckbill Plat-y-pus on

    ok, thank you, olga…it doesn’t bother the duckbill because the duckbill knows you are a ranger fan, and he appreciates the subtle effort of your irritation theatre…well played young man, well played.

  17. duckbill Plat-y-pus on

    olga, duckbill has always held to a Bad News Bear theory of living: “let the kids play”. Does that make cents?

  18. guy in pittsburgh on McD board: “we would have saw that 1000 times in my time and he wouldn’t even have seen the penalty box”

    WOW not sure about that, dude

  19. Slatsko Folkyerself on

    Too bad we always get those HOFer’s when they are past their prime. Way past.

    It’s the Sather Way.

  20. Wicky©"I think the NHL Network host was named Kathryn Tappen" on

    so on hotstove, rumour is bruins going after ruutu from canes…yep, that is just what they need. Another guy that can score 20 to 30 goals plays with a real edge to his game, skates fast and forechecks like a demon

  21. Great win today, folks! I couldn’t be at home to watch, but I caught most of the game on the radio! WooHooo!!

  22. Sad news all. I was denied my cannollis. :( So I have brownies instead. After an awesome white sangria with dinner.

    The NN’s out in full force yet after this amazing win?

  23. “Sad news all. I was denied my cannollis. :( So I have brownies instead. After an awesome white sangria with dinner.

    The NN’s out in full force yet after this amazing win?”

    You really scared me at “sad news all”. Scanned the rest of the post for McDonut and felt relief.

    I guess we have to wait for tomorrow. Hoping for no “upper body injuries”. I KNOW CARP ISN’T!

  24. Thank you, Carp – I hope he’s not hurt badly – I didn’t see the hit, but they made it sound pretty serious on the radio coverage..

  25. I got there too late I think, Jimbo.

    Sorry to scare you, noonan. But that is really sad news on my part.

  26. YorktownRanger on

    Well there’s all these references to red herrings, so I was just hanging with the red thing …

  27. Hmm…can we use anyone on the Sabres? We have WW and Erika….and a few other gems to offer them..

  28. Olga Folkyerself on

    We could use Vanek from the Sabres, but for WW and Erika, all you’d get is an autographed picture.

  29. Hahaha!!! Good ones, guys! So, I guess Slats won’t be working his magic on Darcy Regier, eh?

    We’ve got Redden down on the farm – maybe they need some defensive help!?

  30. And we’ve got Avery down there – he’s crowd-pleaser! C’mon, Buffalo, look us over!

  31. Satisfactory win at best. What can I say, the clowns got lucky.

    The losing returns on Tuesday.

  32. Olga

    Eerie your RFK reference: “onto Chicago, let’s win there”? What a sad night
    that was.


  33. ORR, you’re driving Dolan into the NYR locker room, what with your jinxing of the Knicks – the more they lose, the more he may meddle with our boys!! ;-D

  34. And Jags got hurt again today – Briere is concussed, Evander Kane is concussed….WTB is going on with all these freakin’ concussions?

  35. i was 12, and the week before, RFK was campaigning at my great uncle’s restaurant, i got his autograph. a week later, maybe less, he was gone.

  36. Hey, I haven’t been able to watch a Knickerbockers game in a while! They’re doing it on their own!!

    I was supposed to go visit family tomorrow, but they’re conveniently sick. I guess I’m not allowed over to watch the big footbowl game!!

  37. You can watch all the football games you want as far as I’m concerned, ORR – I’ve got no dog in that hunt!

  38. After watching the Ference hit on McD a good dozen times I’m not unsure that the NESN announcer didn’t get it right. Not to say I don’t think it was poor judgement on the part of Ference considering his speed and McD’s distance from boards. I don’t think it was malicious. Also a bad job on McD not leaning into the on coming pressure when putting himself in harms way. Still I can see a small suspension.

  39. i was 12, and the week before, RFK was campaigning at my great uncle’s restaurant, i got his autograph. a week later, maybe less, he was gone.

    Carp- I just did the math and that makes you ….26

  40. Staal Wart and the Overachievers on

    How in holy hell do you even watch an NBA game?
    As far as I’m concerned there is only one team that plays at MSG

  41. “rangers are a tough defense first team, with a great goalie, and a ton of good yound d men.”

    *profound* :) now tell us how these dime -a -dozen character guys are integral to team success

  42. Peter Mueller has three goals, 1 assist in his last two games. He hasn’t played much this season, or in the last two years, ever since Rob Blake’s hit from behind, which concussed him. He wears a specially designed helmet, and has to use a tinted visor because the light is too bright for him.

    I really wanted him back when I heard the Yotes were trading him. I hope he can stay healthy. He’s a pretty good player.

  43. Proof that being nice to the media helps when you are not a very good coach. Tom Renney has done nothing to grow that team in Edmonton. At some point, you have to take all those top 3 picks and do something with it and he hasn’t. 2-7-1 last 10 and are 3 pts worse than Anaheim, yet no one calls for his head. If he acted like Torts, Burke, Quinn or some other outspoken coach they’d run him out of town.

  44. McD with 7 blocked shots – he’s got to use the backhand padding before he loses some fingers, stupid loveable bad ass

  45. Just to compare Renney to Torts. After this game on CBC, you see Renney post game presser where he goes on and on about getting better, learning and all this crap. Torts would say, “we sucked from head to toe.” Which style you think keeps the players more accountable. The nice uncle routine or the fiery Dad who lets you know when he’s disappointed.

  46. That is the great quality about Tortorella. He holds players accountable. He holds himself accountable. The moves the front office has made the past year conveys that Tortorella holds the front office accountable. Accountability is the key trait to any successful sports franchise. This is also the reason why Sean Avery no longer cares about the Rangers, as another poster suggested earlier yesterday afternoon. Sean Avery does not like to be held accountable.

  47. HWirth- As much as I love Torts and think he has done a great job I absolutely hate that comparison, just like I hate when people promote one Rangers by disparaging another Ranger. I’m sure there are a few Rangers that think Renney helped them along the way.

  48. I suggest we _award_ the chupalla to the NN for each game.

    Per Wikipedia:

    The chupalla is a traditional Chilean horseman’s hat made of straw. Many people in rural areas of Central Chile use it as well. In addition, it is often used when dancing the cueca (a Chilean folk dance) and during Chilean rodeos.
    The phrase “por la chupalla”, may be heard frequently in Chile. It is an interjection which, loosely translated means “*what the heck!*” .

  49. Elementary my dear Jimbo

    Once you’ve allowed and encouraged the twin evils, that used to call for a penalty, namely charging and
    boarding………you’ve opened the door to concussions.

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