It’s Go Time!


Game 47.

Last game before the all-star break.

Josh Thomson, 26, is covering the game.

Ya boys, tied for first in the East with the Bruins, come off that huge win in Boston Saturday. They are 3-3 in their last six, alternating losses and wins, and 13-4 in their last 17 games.

Same lineup. Henrik Lundqvist starts in goal with call-up Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson as his backup because Martin Biron has the flu. Erik Christensen was also called up from Connecticut as his conditioning assignment ended. So Christensen and Wojtek Wolski will be prucha’d.

No byfuglien:  Dustin Byfuglien is out with a knee injury.

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  1. Jimbo… Carp is off.

    Tony from AZ… How do I know this is Tony from AZ? Could be Tony from NM. Could be Tony from TX. I just have to believe it’s you on good faith.

  2. Evening all.

    Hi Josh!! Glad to ‘meet’ ya.

    I managed to do something to my back last night and now it hurts like hell. Anyone wanna give me good drugs to make it all better?

  3. Must have been all the drooling from watching the “DDD” show, Mickey – although I don’t know how that would affect your back!

    I’ve got some stuff for ya, but I can’t ship it, if you know what I mean – contraband! ;-p

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





    heyyyy wait a min….Hank better not get hurt at that stinkin all-star game!!!

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

    Whatttt!!!!!!!??? This game is BLACKED OUT!?!?!??? dumb stuiped mutha’s from winnepigs!!!
    Gotta hate living close to that banjo pickin inbreds!!!! Hate that hole!!!! BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

  6. Mickey, it will take a while to get there! ;-D

    I hope tonight is not a “let-down game” after the big win on Saturday…













  8. HageLinCalPruStepanlahan on

    Ack,Beth is having the same problem… weird. she said the knicks are on msg and msg 2

  9. HageLinCalPruStepanlahan on

    I was gonna say, are you eating all of those tonight!? I wasn’t that impressed with the boston creme pie. Will have to try the cinnamon


  10. WTB?? ANYONE have any luck on Comcast in So. Jersey? Same prob – Knicks on both MSG & MSG2.

  11. Yeah. Knicks are on both channels. So if you want to see how much they stink you can watch it in hd and sd. Bad enough when I thought they were on msg 2 but now they’re not even on.

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

    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO !! Yo Jimbo I live in Saskatchewan …the province next door to that hole call Winnepig!!!! Black out!!!

    Linda!!!! Thanks for the link but my PC SUCKS!!!!!! I need a new PC soon soon!!! I can’t do anything on here….Gonna buy a laptop this week,,I can’t even reaally google for cryn out loud.
    Now I have to watch the replay at 11am on NHL network….So I can’t be here…BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Jets!!!!

    GO RANGERSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!! Dam even blackout on my Centerice!!!!! SCREW YOU WINNEPIGS!!!!

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

    Umm Linda thats Greg with 2g’s not 3 : ) , Looks like we’ve scored so thats a good thing!!!

    GO RANGERS!!!!!


  14. Doodie Machetto January 24th, 2012 at 5:19 pm
    Josh, when this blog started with Sam Weinman, you were older than me. Now you are younger.

    YES. Awesome.

    Ilb, it’s been a LONG time since someone got me confused with Salty!

  15. Linda, Rainbow Flavah? I told someone a few days ago that my favorite color was “sparkle”.

  16. Rainbow ice cream sounds awesome to me! I think Ben & Jerry could get down with that.

    Oh hello there, Carp!

  17. I think the B&J’s flavor “Everything But The…” was named in honor of Broduer. It has everything, from peanut butter cups, white chocolate chunks, incest, raw meat, among other things, mixed in with chocolate and vanilla ice cream.

  18. YorktownRanger on

    Jeez it took me forever to log back into the game on NHL Game Center. I hate not being able to remember passwords.


  19. >>>peanut butter cups, white chocolate chunks, incest, raw meat, among other things..

    ORR, you are nuts! ;-)

  20. Sign of an exciting game: When Sam and Joe blabber about the Giants for five straight minutes rather than the customary three.

  21. Lin, Antropov’s HUGENESS/forearms has to be one of our longest running jokes. March 2009 if I’m not wrong? Last game I went to at the Garden.

  22. The former AG has been quite the find for this team. And better offensively than anyone could have guessed.

  23. This team is beyond bush-league.

    The Malaysian village women’s team would alreayd have been up by 2.

  24. HageLinCalPruStepanlahan on

    you are giving him credit for KOTALIKS forearms though lol!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    wow I am gonna know youse guys for 3 years next month!

  25. GySgt. Hartman on

    Charter Communications in western CT – MSG: Knicks; MSG+: Debbies; MSG2: Fishsticks MSG2+ I DON”T GET!!!! BASTAGES!!!!

    68 Miles north of the garden and no Rangers on TV for me tonite!
    What a load of crapola!

  26. No way! It was Antropov! It was the guy behind me at the game that wouldn’t stop talking about them the whole time! HUGE!!!


    Anyone who has seen a Fuccillo car commercial knows exactly what I am talking about.

  28. HageLinCalPruStepanlahan on

    antropov was HUUUUUUUUUUUUGE

    kotalik had the forearms..hence why we always mention kotaliks forearms lol

  29. HageLinCalPruStepanlahan on

    how are the knicks on practically all the msg channels tonight! fb friends are going nuts lol

  30. HageLinCalPruStepanlahan on

    friggin cheapskates ! Game Center live with NEITHER teams intermission reports?! WTB?!

  31. It’s weird going back and reading old posts. I used to be way funnier.

    Lin, my bad, I totally got confused about the forearms thing. Was that cause Joe used to obsess over guys’ forearms?

  32. YorktownRanger on


    for what its worth I’ve found NHL GameCenter to be pretty decent. I’m not affiliated with them in any way, but the price is ok, and the means of getting the games (computer, smart phone, etc) makes it pretty convenient.

    any way, good luck

    MCPO (ret)

  33. HageLinCalPruStepanlahan on

    LMFAO YES SALLY!!! omg he would bring 4 pairs of slacks per game when Kotalik was on the team! and you are still hysterical

    then, when MDZ was still a teen, he brough 8 lol

  34. Today I am exercising my right as a Free Citizen, and am not watching the Audi MSG150. This feature is in direct oppostition to the Constitution and the Founding Fathers’ vision for the enjoyment of intermission coverage of hockey games.

  35. Linda – Just sent you a message. Got back a day late because I missed my flight connection in Baltimore after the first plane was delayed due to rain/fog.

  36. “It’s weird going back and reading old posts…”

    Don’t let Lloyd catch you doing that. Especially if you’re doing so by means other than viewing microfiche at the local library.

  37. HageLinCalPruStepanlahan on

    lmao Sally… good times back then, great memories of freakin CRAZY conversations!

    CHOPPER, ANYTIME my friend!!


    and lmfao @ rocket from the point

  38. HageLinCalPruStepanlahan on

    glad ya liked it Spider!!!

    lmao @ microfiche! I think Carp and Josh should make a book out of those posts! Hell, every season they should come out with one!!

  39. HageLinCalPruStepanlahan on

    the cover of the 2nd season would be a picture of Brashear with the walker with the tennis balls on the bottom!

  40. HageLinCalPruStepanlahan on

    LMAO SALLY! i’ll be the nickname czar AND the historian lol, except for that span of time i was away, Ilbzo will have to pick up the slack there lol

  41. HageLinCalPruStepanlahan on

    i still gotta get someone to photoshop that for Carp! It could be the profile pic for the Rangers Report facebook page lol

  42. HageLinCalPruStepanlahan on

    Sally, every know and then fb wants me to take the ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A BONEHEAD quiz lol

  43. HageLinCalPruStepanlahan on

    Chopper, friends called and they were told a driver for the camera was down. all good up and running now

  44. HageLinCalPruStepanlahan on

    lmfao ORR, hilarious! take the hint kid, ya hurt yourself worse when you fight lol

  45. HageLinCalPruStepanlahan on

    photoshop a picture of Brashear in Ranger gear with his tricked out walker with the tennis balls on the bottom… and maybe some red and blue streamers

  46. HageLinCalPruStepanlahan on

    he needs a programmable horn on it that plays AC/DC’s ‘Big Balls’ song lol

  47. Good evening Josh!!!!!!! Miss you! How’s 26 holding up for ya?

    Another late work night for me….LGR!!!! I see there’s been a little reminiscing going on :)

  48. HageLinCalPruStepanlahan on

    that piggy is way better looking that manbearpig

    lmfao. i just notice the prior thread and though it said Tortorella in briefs lol

  49. YorktownRanger on

    Holy Cow!!! Sing Along With Mitch, Brings back memories of sitting with my grandfather in front of the TV Sunday night after dinner.

    Now my daughter’s cat insists on sitting in front of the TV during the Rangers game

    But it just doesn’t seem to be comparable

  50. at least they do on game nights Lin!!! otherwise, I am happy to accept the OT, but I refuse to do a skills competition afterward

  51. Catching up after making/eating dinner… WOOHOO, Mitchell! Hank was lucky! Awesome, Lin!!LOL

  52. HageLinCalPruStepanlahan on

    no skills comp for you Laurel, you’re all skills all the time.. they just gotta deal!!

    Yorktown, same here with the grandparents lol

  53. HageLinCalPruStepanlahan on

    was happy to see the first Hey Youse post earlier , had a feeling the principal would be lurking lol

  54. Historian Linda, I finally managed to find my first comment on here and it was on my birthday 2008, a few days before Cherry died. Shockingly I posted about Princess Dubinsky.

    Didn’t recognize most of the names but Mama was there, along with ORR, Nasty, noonan, CCCP.

  55. If anybody else has the USA Today from today, look at the Around the USA section under Arizona. The Spider Pig hot air balloon got loose during a festival! I hope I didn’t cause any damage, lol.

  56. HageLinCalPruStepanlahan on

    that is so not old GySgt!!

    i have to fire up firstrowsports for the intermission.. i shake my fists @ GameCenter live

  57. HageLinCalPruStepanlahan on

    lmao sally, my first was afew days after Carpy took over. I had been lurking, waiting to see if I’d fit in lol

  58. HageLinCalPruStepanlahan on

    lmao NYR! dyin…. we gotta make that pic for the cover of Boneheadology season 2 book cover lol

  59. HageLinCalPruStepanlahan on

    lmao Youse, i haven’t been kicked out yet! :-) and knowing i’ve made lifelong friends, i’d say i did with some!! LOL

  60. HageLinCalPruStepanlahan on

    Tynes gonna be super bowl hero!! Holy hell how awesome would it be for the Giants to beat the Pats again!?!?!?

  61. Oy…I guess us non-football fans will just have to endure all this blather for a couple more weeks..

  62. >>>lmao Jimbo, like us non Seinfeld fans…. ;-)

    I got introduced to Seinfeld long after the show was off the air, thanks to my GF….so at least I know some of the stuff people are saying. I watched reruns with her on many nights.

    All the FootBall talk is distracting from the NYR’s though….

  63. Lin, I’d say you fit in alright :)

    Staal, sorry you were definitely posting before me as well! I just googled “Rangers Report” and a date and it came up. I’m pretty sure I started in July and I think you were in those posts…

  64. I’ve been reading RR for years, as a “lurker”…never thought I’d get involved in the action, though.

  65. HageLinCalPruStepanlahan on

    i had gotten back to 2008 a while ago..definitely remember seeing Staal, Pavel, Nasty, Orr

  66. HageLinCalPruStepanlahan on

    i’ve watched the Festivus episode, because you HAVE to watch that one to earn pure bonehead status lol

  67. Jimbo, glad you did!

    Staal, I wonder about Beer Me too. He was kind of The Man around here.

    noonan was the first person to be friendly to me. Thanks noonan!

  68. >>>i’ve watched the Festivus episode, because you HAVE to watch that one to earn pure bonehead status lol.


  69. HageLinCalPruStepanlahan on

    that could be very possible Mickey.

    Daughter wants me to go to Montreal with her on her bday weekend (she’ll be 25). I can imagine her getting arrested for fighting with Habs fans, i think she wants me there for bail money lol

  70. LOL, Staal. That name is too funny!

    Oh jeez, Linda! Montreal is soooooooooo much fun, but I could see that happening, lol.

  71. HageLinCalPruStepanlahan on

    sloot lmao!!

    Mickey, she’s very feisty at games, but an away arena may not offer her sanctuary lol

  72. Richards needed more wheaties this morning!

    I have no doubt that she is, Linda, considering she is your daughter ;)

  73. HageLinCalPruStepanlahan on

    thanks Mickey. too bad she’s feisty for the wrong team… smdh

    Hank is just mind bending this year

  74. HageLinCalPruStepanlahan on

    she started out correctly Sally. I think she needs to get away from the brainwasher and come back to her roots lol

  75. I’m banned from looking at archived posts, but I can confidently state that my first post was likely a Brodeur fat joke somewhere in the period August 1995 to September 2011.

  76. Lin, of course she did! I’m sure she’s still a good person despite her, you know, flaws.

    4eva, what’s up? You’ve been around 4eva!


  77. GySgt. Hartman on

    Our family name is Van Valkenburg. They owned a farm in Manhattan in 1600’s New Amsterdam. I wonder what the 50 acres are worth today?

  78. finally got on the board.
    just been lazy lazy lazy to
    do anything….and
    how can i beat anything
    that’s been said already!!

    (yer all welcome!!!)

  79. Too bad we can’t embed emoticons in here – I’ve got a waving finger “tsk tsk” for you, Lin!!

  80. HageLinCalPruStepanlahan on

    emoticons, ignore button and 10 second song clips would be awesome! Like the old MSN hockey chat lol

  81. Olga Folkyerself on

    If the Rangers need anything before the trade deadline, it’s a power play quarterback and PP coach.

  82. If Staal is Dutch, he should know what ‘kill’ means when talking about say ‘Poestenkill’, ‘Fishkill’, etc..

  83. These Jets need a Benny on them. That way they can bogart in on that Elton John song. Would be pretty funny to see the ‘Peggers singing it too.

  84. Olga Folkyerself on

    I think they just hand the PP coaching to whoever shows up late for the coaches meeting.

  85. GySgt. Hartman on

    Mothers side Dutch and German – Americans since 1600’s. Fathers side Macedonian – Americans since 1929. I’m a crazy combo huh?

  86. HageLinCalPruStepanlahan on

    Gy, interesting mix!! and that land today would probably make you a Jagillionaire lol

  87. Niiiiiiiiiiiiice, Staal. Not many know that, I just happen to cause I know lots of odd things. :)

  88. I think we scared away Hey Youse. He must not be used to all this j/gibberish. Shame, really.

  89. >>>Jimbo, this is new to you? :P

    Not exactly, Mickey – but you seemed a lot “saner” in person! ;-P

  90. HageLinCalPruStepanlahan on

    so wrong on so many levels GySgt!!

    Staal, you’re hilarious ! I’m glad your back more frequently!!

  91. Um, in hindsight, I really didn’t mean it to sound the way you yahoos took it :) Really ladies!!!

  92. >>>I was sleep deprived that day, Jimbo ;)

    Oh, was that it? Well……oh, nevermind….

  93. Lloyd Braun episode tonight at 11. Am I crazy, or is that a lot of gum?

    Which song is worse? The R-A-N-G-E-R-S song? or that screaching idiot that sings when they come back onto the ice for the second period?

  94. Sam and Joe are joking about
    Girardi and Hank
    i think Hank was telling
    G that he could have that
    and don’t get in the way.

  95. Continual disgusting shilling for the Nicks by Sam and Joe — enough
    to make you throw up. Inexcusable.

    Keep that horrendous team and league away from the NYR.

  96. seriously, I came late to game…what happened to Chad? I forgot he was even supposed to be in :)


  97. HageLinCalPruStepanlahan on



  98. N.CountryNYRFan on

    i was afraid that this may be a let down game, but not this year. LGRs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  99. GySgt. Hartman on

    I been Danmark – very pretty women. Very nice country. The part I was in reminded me of central NY.

  100. after Prust gave Boyle
    the customary winning handshake/check
    that Brian was like,
    “oh byfuglien!! that’s gonna hurt me too.”


    Good game, Rangers. Good gjibberish, ‘heads!

  102. These are a few of my favorite things….

    DUBI KISSES HELMET NUZZLES STICK SALUTE!!!…and the Prust/Boyle thingy they do :) love that!

  103. I’ve been to the McDonald’s in Horseheads, NY. And to the Corning factory in… Corning, NY. And to the Blue Dolphin just outside Binghamton. That is an awesome diner.

  104. HageLinCalPruStepanlahan on

    Italy, the land of my ancestors…. too bad Southwest doesn’t fly there lol

  105. Winning is the best!

    Mama, yes that little victory dance they do is adorable.

    Mickey, the Corning Glass factory is cool! What was that diner in South Buffalo that I was supposed to go to? I forgot the name.

  106. Half of mine too, Lin – I’m like Cally – an Irish-Italian…bad temper, and holds a grudge!

  107. Jimbo, they’re playing the Sabres so don’t hold your breath. Then again, Sabres can’t lose EVERY game, right?

  108. GySgt. Hartman on

    I was in Europa under the US govt see the world tour plan. Anyone, now days ahem, can participate. Call your travel agent and book now for the best rates.

  109. Yeah, Mickey – I’ve never found out exactly where in Ireland my ancestors came from, though. And I’m a genealogist! Embarrassing!

  110. HageLinCalPruStepanlahan on

    WINSTON, he must be upset that his boston creme donut is just boston now lol

  111. Knew he would Youse, knew he would…..I always had faith in Leetchy…

    now, if they’d just show more shots of Mess when he’s in the arena…..

  112. Marty did the ultimate flop-n-flail on his first SO save and looked like he was waiting for someone to change his diaper with his legs all up in the air.

  113. Appalachin, NY. OMG, Olga. Bringing back SO many memories. How bout the Cuba Cheese 17Shop? I once ran outta gas like a mile from the Cuba exit on 17.. well my Dad did, but I was in the car. Thankfully there was a state trooper passing by.

  114. All we need to hear now is that the entire Philly and Pens teams got abducted by aliens, and it would be a perfect night!!

  115. HageLinCalPruStepanlahan on

    Winston, did he look like he was on one of those exercise balls, just rolling around?

  116. I have NO idea where my ancestors are from, Jimbo. But I still wanna go. I’d do Italy too. Have a friend/former co worker who told me all about his adventures there when he was in the Navy. Sounds like a great place.

  117. Oh tonight was the State of the Union? Glad I was watching hockey instead. My polisci degree makes an awesome coaster for my lucky beer…

  118. OK, Mickey – I know where in Italy, but not Ireland – Famine immigrants, came a looong time ago…

  119. Do the Devils really now play the Microsoft Windows error sound effect after every opposition shootout attempt (even if they score), or was my feed deceiving me?

  120. Olga, thanks for the memory! Drove past the diner several times at year every year for a dozen years and ate there many many times. Always wanted to go to the Arnot Mall, too, but never made it!

  121. Olga Folkyerself on

    Arnot Mall is OK. I still go there about once a year. The Oakdale Mall in Johnson City is good. They built it on top of our old dirt bike trails in the 70’s. I remember riding our motorcycles through the Mall during construction.

  122. There used to be a town in Western Ireland that was named after my Irish Gaelic surname, but an Englishman got the land and changed the name of the town! I’ve no idea if my direct ancestors ever lived there, though.

  123. HageLinCalPruStepanlahan on

    Mickey, Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday are BBT marathon nights lol
    just in case you did not know

  124. Jimbo,

    The issue with my surname is that I don’t know if it’s derived from Latona, the Roman name for the Titan Leto, or if it’s a shortened form of l’Antonio. No idea.

  125. Olga, I used to go to the Arnot Mall every once in a while too. Now I usually only go out that way for Jackals games!

  126. There was a LATONA family in the St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral parish sometime in the past. Don’t ask me how I know…. ;-/

  127. Olga Folkyerself on

    I’ve seen a ton of Jackals games, Sally! Before that it was Elmira College Hockey. My Alma Mater…

  128. Olga Folkyerself on

    Lot of nice trout fishing around Ithaca. I lived in Corning and worked for C-Glass Works for 37 years.

  129. Hey, Sally! Sorry for the delayed response. Night!

    I’m not as motivated as you Jimbo, although I wish I were!

    Good win tonight. Happy that Hank got the SO.

  130. HageLinCalPruStepanlahan on

    Have a great night ‘Heads! you were like our boys tonight.. ON FIYAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!

    and thanks to Josh, blog godson, for filling in ably for our fearless leader!

  131. OK, Latona – no prob! It takes a lot of digging – and sometimes there’s no clearcut answers!

  132. don’t blame Marty for the shootout loss. They were playing buffalo, and all he could think of was wings.

  133. Olga Folkyerself on

    Black Hawks are struggling without Toews and Sharp. The All Star break couldn’t have come at a better time…

  134. Oh man…. I have 2 Corning baking dishes that I swear are from the 70s or early 80s and still going strong.

    Nite ladies!

  135. and niters from me all…..jeez, can’t believe what we face after the ASG…..LGR!!!! You can do it!!!!


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