It’s Go Time!


Game 50.

The first meeting since the Winter Classic.

Ya boys are 3-0 against vs. the Flys, who are definitely annoyed by that. Despite that, the Rangers are only three points ahead of Philly in the standings, with two games in hand.

The Rangers are 3-0-1 in their last four, as they begin a three-game homestand and a stretch of seven games in 12 days — every other night.

Henrik Lundqvist, coming off his shutout in Buffalo, starts in goal.

Same lineup for the Rangers, which means Steve Eminger is prucha’d and tough Stu Bickel’s, ahem, assets could be valuable in a game like this.

Before you settle in to enjoy the game, pay some sort of personal homage to Ed Snider, Comcast, ankle-breaking Bobby Clarke and the Bullies. The NHL would want you to do that.


Reminder: We will do an additional “It’s Go Time!” for that football game everybody’s talking about out in Indianapolis, this evening.


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

    GO TIMEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!! It is TIME!!!!! 3 periods of non stop rock’em sock’em hockey!!!!! We neeed BOOGAARD!!!!! God rest his soul….

    GO RANGERSSS!!!! LETS go go o go go go go go go gog opgo go go go go!!!!!!!



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


    IT IS TIME!!!!!!!!!!!

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


    GO RANGERSSSSSS Happy Bday Tony!! GO RANGERSSSS!!!!!!!

  4. Goooooooood morning gang!

    It’s gonna be a great NY sports day, I can just feel it. Or it’s the eggs, English muffin and chocolate milk I’m having for breakfast, lol.

    LGR! Beat down Philthy!

  5. Wicky©Hate the BCATHE on

    LINNNNNN!!!!!! WOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!

    re the last thread…giagnome asked rupp “so being from cleveland, I bet the super bowl was a big event, how did you celebrate it” (i’m paraphrasing a bit), rupp replies “win a big hockey game” and skates off!!

    I might have to get a rupp jersey!!

  6. Wicky©Hate the BCATHE on

    LMFAO about the caber thing at the hoops game!!

    ok guys, LGR and see youse after the game!!

  7. HageLinCalPruBoylahan on

    LMFAO that’s comedy gold Wicky!! Good for Rupp!! And why would being from Cleveland have ANYTHING to do with the Super Bowl??

  8. Browns were big in their day. My dad being from there, I had to live through it. Ugh.

    seriously, I might have to boudreau.

  9. Hopefully we lose by less than the 7-goal margin I predicted. But not likely.

    Hartnell and Jagr get the hat tricks. Bryzgalov gets the 7th.

  10. O opgo pogo googoo!

    My homage has been paid by spending $51m on a new plasma screen that is no better than the long string of mediocre plasma screens I’ve had for the last 30 years. I shall now boo the plasma screen before breaking the legs of the plasma screen and throwing the plasma screen into the wall from behind.

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



    RANGERSSS , Lets beat the tar outta these guys!!!

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

    WOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOO , yeah Carp im pumPed ,excited and thrilllllllled to be watching the NEW YORK BEAT DOWN today!!!!

    Time to win!!!

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

    ummmm btw get off the Firetrucking logo …ty.


  14. Carp- LMAO “Maybe they weren’t wrong.”

    Its gonna be a ring -a-ding dong dandy!!!

    Love it ZzZz!

  15. HageLinCalPruBoylahan on

    i swear, seeing them number one in the conference brings tears to my eyes every day!

    LMFAO LOOK AT SAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  16. Good afternoon, Carp! Yay I’m awake just in time!

    Happy 26th birthday, Tony!

    LMAO @ “BrandonPrust8 Hey @BDubi17 let’s try and get ur followers up. I mean I have way more than u.. But I am the cooler brandon so that might be why :)”

  17. HageLinCalPruBoylahan on

    i swear the NHL just cannot get their act together with commercial and intermission breaks on this freakin service! Who the hell works there? slugs?

  18. Last time the Giants played the Patriots in the super bowl was Feb 3, 2008. On that same day the Rangers beat Montreal 5-3 after trailing the game 3-0. What a day that was. So Let’s go Rangers and let’s go Giants!!

    Anyone have a link for the Ranger game?? Please!!!

  19. HageLinCalPruBoylahan on


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




    They are playing the devils on the channel the Rangers is supose to be on!!???? same game on my Rangers scheduled channel!!??? Whaaaa??? This BLOWS!!! Im gonna FREAK OUT!!!!

  21. Manny
    forgot to put online radio on

    please give me an idea of what
    Dave said
    i’m sure he went nuts.

  22. HageLinCalPruBoylahan on

    gonna be a rough and tough afternoon kids!!! hope the boys are ready to take advantage of any breaks they get!

  23. this gets out of hand
    it will be all the refs’

    you never allow psychopaths
    too much room to move

  24. Dave said “An absolutely BOGUS call to start the game.” Then he went crazy about the Phlyers game yesterday and how that is pouring over into this game and ruining it.

  25. HageLinCalPruBoylahan on

    effin goons ya know the league is full of hypocrites when they allow the absolute crap that they flyers sign to be in the league

  26. Every time Joe mentions the weight of a player, take a drink. You won’t make it to the third period standing up

  27. Something tells me the Ramgers aren’t going to be impressed with the physical play by Flyers

  28. HageLinCalPruBoylahan on

    Laurel, do the drinking game the next time they are on NBC/Versus/OLN and emrik says NUB

  29. NYR, because he’s wearing Crud on his back, that’s why. Not saying I agree or disagree, because I could care less … but he’s wearing Crud on his back.

  30. [1-nil]
    I’m surprised Rangers haven’t had a power play yet. Well, it’s not like they’d do anything with it anyway.

  31. HageLinCalPruBoylahan on

    so since Warrens on the bar non grata list

    where are we going when I come up in May??

  32. HageLinCalPruBoylahan on

    JB a bit off topic but have you caught up on Fringe yet???? you and C3 are killin me

  33. HageLinCalPruBoylahan on

    Carp, i know about that dark side thing. NOTHING is worse than your only child going there.

  34. all you need to know about the Flyers organization was in that fight. Bickel wanted to take off the helmets…Simmonds did not.

  35. eddie eddie eddie on

    every young kid growing up that plays hockey, dreams of being drafted by the flyers……first class

  36. >>…have you caught up on Fringe yet????

    Um, I’d rather not answer “at this moment in time”.

  37. Is it just me or is Joe M getting much more excited in his announcing as the season goes on?
    I’ve heard him yell “shoot it” on the PP and things like that. Almost like he’s cheering rather than just announcing.
    This team has a way of firing people up! Not that Joe needs much help with that, with all the boys out there…

  38. “where are we going when I come up in May??”


  39. eddie eddie eddie on

    Cally has said many times that the only thing possibly better than wearing the ranger C, is wearing the orange and black, letter or not

  40. My phone is on vibrate and in another room. This affords me the I-did-not-hear-it-ring defence.

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

    Finnally they play the Rangers on Center ice!!!!! Duhhhh we own the satillite for the cable company and we don’t monitor our games…duhhhh sometime we play the same game duhhhh on two channels…duhhh we never think to look…..MORONS!!!

    GO RANGERSS!!!!!!

  42. ORR!! What Is It Good For?!?! February 5th, 2012 at 1:24 pm
    If they’re going to boo Flyers, then boo the guys that deserve it. Pretty lame.

    Exactly, Orr!

  43. Dubinsky not very bright there. If you’re going to drop the gloves first with a bigger guy, you’d better get the first shot in. Give him credit for onions, though.

  44. this is what I was concerned about, the refs letting the three stooges get away with penalties, fugging NHL.

  45. listen to Dave and Don on online radio
    have Sam and Joe on mute
    right now

    they’re interviewing Boyle now

  46. Just tweeted this:

    @BRichards_1991 Wake up Horse-Chompers. You’re supposed to be a Power Play QB! You’ve done a bad job. #thewrongway

  47. I can’t even find the words for the depth of my hatred for this team…..well, I can, but not to say here.

  48. Ha! Mickey, me too! Did anyone ever buy a car just because of the commercial? Although, I will say, the Ferris Bueller one for the other game today is pretty awesome.

  49. On a similar note, I wouldn’t get Progressive Insurance if it were top tier for free….That Flo woman makes me have seizures

  50. HageLinCalPruBoylahan on

    lmfao Johnny!!!

    car commercials are freakin annoyin because there are so many, but i will NEVER shop at JC Penneys again! NEVER

  51. sesito, ronaldo, shelley….flyers always stack up on the same type of players. wonder why they never get anywhere. …

  52. I’m starting to treat our PP similar to commercial breaks, I get a drink, use the bathroom. You know exactly what will happen…

  53. hey Mama
    if you don’t get mail from me
    by end of week
    you’re allowed to get on my
    case and give me a kick in the
    (been busy and forgot…sorry!!)

  54. And Laviolette was noted for basically not playing goons and not letting his players fight when he was with the Canes.

    So he must’ve been indoctrinated with the Flyers way…

  55. miked

    i guess it’s the cromagnon approach
    keep trying to smash that square peg
    into a round hole

  56. I love the little piggie!!!

    jpg, ha! No problem. I’ve got time….just don’t let me forget before May 2!!!!

  57. Mama, I have not bought anyone a car, nor has anyone bought me one because of the commercials. However, cars drive inventory and rate on tv ads, sooooo…

  58. Hate to say it, but Flyers are the way they are because of Snider and Clarke(even though he’s not the GM anymore, but I truly believe that he still wields a LOT of power)

  59. MickeyM

    i won’t say out loud how i feel
    about clarke
    only that humanity will be
    one spot better

  60. Linda – Just bought some Lean Cuisine and didn’t see those. Will have to try! If you are enrolled in their rewards program, enter 25 codes (from inside the box) by the end of March to get a free cooler bag.

  61. jpg….agreed. Putting him 6 feet under only gets him that much closer to where he belongs….

  62. Boyle won the Spanish Civil War. With Prust’s help…..then they knocked elbows and such at the end.

  63. I don’t care how willing he is to drop the gloves, Bickel’s a liability.

    Fighting in the NHL should be all about the Kovy fight yesterday, not about professional throwers.

  64. Not impressed by the mac and cheese…I like their paninis….and the strog with meatballs ….

  65. you know Staal has GOT TO PLAY
    with a little more edge in
    a game like this!!

    you can’t allow these psychopaths
    to do this stuff with out
    showing a little back.

  66. Don’t even get me started on Viggo…I would sell my cats for….oh whatever, back to game….HANK!

  67. worst part of all this
    they’ll be even more tentative
    on pp
    because they’ll be ready to
    go back into defensive shell


  68. HageLinCalPruBoylahan on

    NYR, are we already book of face friends? i lose track, not that i have a ton of em there lol

  69. Don’t blame Bickel! He has been the victim of a horrendous call. He has fought two big guys.

  70. Not anymore C3!!! Ha, you must be looking at old film or your cameras have lousy color definition….

  71. not getting easier, devils winning again against a red hot pens team 4-1. Rangers better step up there game or it could get ugly.

  72. HageLinCalPruBoylahan on

    you know they’re gonna try to goad Stu into another fight. Time for Rupp or Prust to step in lol

  73. i’ve been banished to watching the game
    after my tirade against
    the flyers

    at least you guys are still with me…

  74. did you guys notice Rinaldo try to elbow Richards a few moments ago? i normally dont wish harm on anyone but this kid is getting on my nerves.

  75. Linda
    not gonna be able to get Bickel into
    another first late
    when he’s sitting on the bench
    in the 3rd period

  76. i am really really getting angry at
    Staal’s play lately!!!

    shoot the puck!!!
    weakaasen play to keep it in.

  77. HageLinCalPruBoylahan on


  78. huge goal by Gaborik, hopefully this will give the rangers momentum going into the third period.

  79. i was gonna say Gabby looks hurt after that hit (Flyer, i mean scum, left his feet btw i think) but then he did some magic….

  80. Stu sounds like a nice, soft guy…I don’t think I’d be alive if I caught one of his roundhouse bombs though….

  81. Olga Folkyerself on

    If Bickel is going to have one more fight, he might as well take someone like Giroux with him.

  82. YorktownRanger on

    tomg thought I saw someone wearing a # 19 sweater, but he sure wasn’t playing to Richard’s size.

    Gabby’s got more grit

  83. Is a gross like a baker’s dozen, Carp?

    “6 no 12, 13 Baker’s Dozen. You know that I’m crazy about these cupcakes cousin.”

  84. HageLinCalPruBoylahan on

    LMFAO DDE! of course you’d be the one to get it! and holy crap, DeFranco family on iTunes! I was dyin last week!

  85. Didn’t Prist just got stitched up? Well, looks like Sestito will need some facial work too

  86. Again, Stu?

    Sigh. Take a seat on the end of the bench with Dubinsky for the rest of the game.

  87. Hey Carp,

    Still think Bickel’s toughness is an asset? How many dumb penalties does a guy have to take to be a liability?

    Dubi needs a game from the sky. But Stralman really has been a surprisingly solid addition.

  88. wooohooo

    got a shot or two this time!!!
    stop dumping it in the zone!!!

    i said ‘dump’

    (trying to chill myself out with stupid comedy)

  89. Carp, be not afraid….we who stand firm about our Jagr and Stu beliefs shall not be deked!!!

  90. as usual the refs blind as a bat letting the flyers do what they do best, and what a piece of carcillo Sestito is trying to scratch and ripped off Prust’s face, probably ripping the stitches out. That should get viewed by the NHL.

  91. somebody obviously hasn’t yet realized the type of crap the Flyers tried to use today against a team they haven’t been able to beat … and therefore can’t imagine what this game might be looking like if Bickel wasnt in it.

  92. i am gonna have to watch Puppy Bowl
    to chill the byfuglien out
    after this game
    or my heart just won’t take it!

  93. I was thinking star for Bickel, but it’s goign to be tough to not give one to Lundqvist, Gaborik, Stepan, Anisimov.

  94. I think this team is tough as hell without Bickel and could handle the Flys without him and his constant trips to the box. But, I could be wrong…

    Great to see AA having some offensive momentum.


  96. I wonder how that whole trade away richards and carter to afford bryzgalov thing is working out for the Flyers. ..

  97. HageLinCalPruBoylahan on


  98. HageLinCalPruBoylahan on


  99. Chris
    we don’t really have any heavyweights
    to fight psychopaths.

    Prust did a good job but
    i’d rather him playing than
    sitting in the box.

  100. I’ve been harsh on Dubi, and think he’s been pretty awful, but that was sweet shot placement. Nice.

  101. Also, I screamed so loud on Dubi;s goal that I’m surprised my neighbors aren’t yelling at me.

  102. HageLinCalPruBoylahan on

    nice when you have the team toughness to beat asshat goons at their own game!!FUFILTHY

  103. MDZ caused me to explode in
    another torrent of curses!!


  104. C’mon, guys….Bickel took penalties, but he also made a couple of solid plays. And fought. Remember, Rupp is unlikely to be able to fight with his hand.

  105. Rangers are still amateur-hour, with all their penalties and lack of offensive zone execution.

    Any EHL squad can score 4 on Bryzgalov.

  106. HageLinCalPruBoylahan on

    boyle’s been doing well on faceoffs lately.. Richards should give him some cash

  107. I like Bickel, don’t understand the bickel bashing. I’ve been hoping for the rangers to have a big defencemen who can fight. Bickel isn’t that bad of a defencemen and is learning the position.

  108. HageLinCalPruBoylahan on

    Staal, i think Stu maybe made himself a target earlier. It’s easier to concentrate on one Ranger than 15 flyers ;-)

  109. HageLinCalPruBoylahan on

    i am sitting here watching these guys in awe

    not too long ago they’d have lost a rough game like this

    I LOVE THIS EFFIN TEAM!!!!!!!!!!

    TENKO TENKO TENKO!!!!!!!!!!!!!



  111. HageLinCalPruBoylahan on

    what a HUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGE tough win!!! Rangers can’t be bullied anymore!!!!


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


    Points and more points is what we get!!!!

    WE win!!! WE win!!!

    Now….GO GIANTS!!!

  113. HageLinCalPruBoylahan on

    they should stop calling it stars of the game and call it Lundqvists of the Game

  114. well ORR!!

    with the way the devs play and the refs
    usually looking the other way
    we won’t have to worry about having
    such a cooke of a power play

  115. HageLinCalPruBoylahan on

    sure we bitch and moan about lack of production from certain guys but seriously, we’ve been longing for a team like this for sooooooooooooo long. I just don’t understand how some people still aren’t happy! They are NOT going to go 82-0. Ya just gotta love this team and their desire to win, their willingness to stand up for each other, and how they almost never give up. And really, what else can you say about Hank? I LOVE THIS TEAM!

  116. Really! We’re gonna go all Nancy after this great day!!! Give it a rest! Rangers rule!!!!

  117. to all the dopey flyer fans who think there going to get Sutter or Weber I have one thing to say, stop drinking the coolaide, it ain’t happening, oh yea, one more thing. Enjoy your 5.67 million a year golie, chumps.

  118. Bickel is precisely what this team needs on the backline, especially in games like these. He’s a 3rd pairing d-man who plays with an edge and isn’t afraid to drop the gloves.

    When is the last time the Rangers had a defenseman like that? I truly cannot recall….

  119. HageLinCalPruBoylahan on

    BANJ, cookie making begins Friday after Fringe lol ! I hope to supply you with enough WHOLE cookies to last you for a very long time lol

  120. HageLinCalPruBoylahan on

    BANJ is gonna get a few ziploc bags full of cookies! they’re a good luck charm! Just hope he has enough crumbs to last until the new batch gets there lol

  121. HageLinCalPruBoylahan on

    what did he say ilbzo!?? that’s my son we’re talkin about lol ;-)

    it seems like Torts ‘tough love’ approach with mdz last season made him a man this season

  122. First he said jokingly : “Every time he was on the ice he either took a penalty or fought”. And the added:” He was physical, made a couple of good plays. High marks, high marks”

  123. HageLinCalPruBoylahan on

    7 peeps on the cookies list BANJ! I’ll be baking my lil fingers off next weekend! and just think we play these sludgepuckers again on Saturday!

  124. HageLinCalPruBoylahan on

    lol we gotta put stu’s face on a t shirt with ” HIGH MARKS” on top and bottom!!!

  125. wowo. sestito with the hair pull. man that is bad news.

    rangers are just tough…. this is not your fathers rangers.

    they play hardball.

  126. Linda – I think I used the phrase last year about this team and I think it really fits, Esprit de Corps:

    various definitions

    A common spirit of comradeship, enthusiasm, and devotion to a cause among the members of a group.

    The pride and honor shared by the members of a group.

    A sense of unity and of common interests and responsibilities, as developed among a group of persons closely associated in a task, cause, enterprise, etc.

    IMO that defines this team, we as fans may reap the benefits but these guys play for each other. And I love it.

  127. HageLinCalPruBoylahan on

    Tremendously tremendous post dde! agree with you with every fiber of my being!

    i think it kinda defines our Bonehead family also ;-)

  128. iWicky (Leeloo Dallas mul-ti-pass) on

    My favorite game of the year so far, hate to see Bickel not in the line up when guys come back.

    I agree with carp 100%….booing jagr gets a thumbs up in my book!!

  129. HageLinCalPruBoylahan on

    Cally jersey to Publix! WOOOOOOOOOOOOO ! early game day allows me to wear the jersey later in the day!

  130. DJK: Sauer doesn’t fight as often and as willingly as Bickel does, although I will agree he’s the closest comparison the team has.

  131. I’ve been quick to poo poo the “C”. Leadership must come from more than a single player IMO. Each and every player must strive to be a leader. That said, Cally has been a heck of a Captain.

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