Another ticket contest tomorrow

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Our gracious and generous donor has given us another pair of tickets to give away, so we’ll have another contest tomorrow. The winner will get two tickets to the Feb. 19 Rangers-Blue Jackets game at Madison Square Garden.

So let’s review the rules, shall we? (answer: yes).

1) This is the easy part. You pick the score, then a bunch of tiebreakers: game-winning goal, Rangers shots, Devils shots. Your entry should look like this (with different numbers and names): Rangers 17, Devils 1. GWG: Avery. Rangers shots: 18. Devils shots: 44.

This is new!!!!: Don’t use NYR or Blueshirts or NJ or Debbies or anything other than Rangers and Devils when you make your pick. Don’t use abbreviations, nicknames, colons, dashes or semicolons or any other punctuation between the team name and the score. Just keep it very, very simple and do it exactly like this:

Rangers 17, Devils 1.

If there is anything other than the name of the team then a space then the score, as shown here, you may be disqualified. Then add your tiebreakers.

It just makes it much easier for me to scroll through all the entries that way. Thank you.

2) The score of the game must be exact. Not closest. Not margin of victory. You must have the exact score to move on to the tiebreakers, if needed. Note that the game-winning goal is the goal that provides the margin of victory, whether it be the second goal in a 17-1 game, or an overtime or (God forbid) winning shootout goal.

The Rangers’ shots tiebreaker shall go to the closest prediction without going over. If contestants are still tied, the Devils’ shots tiebreaker shall be used, and also will go to the closest prediction without going over. If all remaining contestants are over the number of Devils shots, the contestant closest to the correct total wins.

Finally, if still somehow tied, I will either give the tickets to Sally or flip a coin at Blog HQ … or I will wait for the next time I see the donor at a game and let him flip the coin.

3) The most important rules regarding entry into the contest: DO NOT EVEN DREAM ABOUT ENTERING MORE THAN ONCE. I will check IP addresses from any entrant whose screen name I do not recognize. Entries open when the Tuesday morning post goes up, usually before 5 a.m., and will close when the It’s Go Time! post goes up shortly after 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Only entries in the morning post Tuesday will count. In other words, don’t put your predictions in any other thread.

4) Don’t get me aggravated with dumb questions or details.

5) *-The judge’s decision on all issues will be final. (*-I am the judge).

Good luck, and have fun. And don’t make your pick until tomorrow’s pre-game notes thread.

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  1. Nah, just kidding Carp! I couldn’t use the tix if I won them anyways :P

    And good evening gang!

  2. Adam Zagoria @AdamZagoria

    “I’m riding him like friggin Secretariat.” — D’Antoni on Jeremy Lin #Knicks

    UMM. WHAT?!

  3. Staal Wart and the Overachievers on

    If I was a criminal the worst punishment for me would be having to watch basketball and follow the nba…
    Knicks suck
    Celtics suck…sorry Orr….
    All nba blows Bickels!!!!

  4. Tom Renney recover of hit in the head by puck during morning skate! He did not coach tonigh and had to receive stitches! Poor Tom…that’s a second time he gets hit in the had LOL

  5. Two words: Dick Todd (remember when he took one for the team?).

    D’Antoni’s press conference was great tonight. He told the fans who boo Jefferies to get a life … I guess Jefferies is the Knicks’ Brian Boyle. Gives everything every night, but they want him to be more.

    And he did say he rides Lin like friggin’ Secreteriat.

    Heave Ho, two in a row for the Knickebockers. So there will be three parades in 2012. Maybe four if the Yankees win.

  6. Yeah LOL! I remember Renney was all pale when they took off the bench! What a season it was!

    Also, Lindy Ruff broke few ribs today also during morning practice when he collided with Leopold! Weird day

  7. And one more piece of useless information brought to you by NHL Live on Versus NBC Sports Network:

    Sheldon Brookbank from Anaheim scored his first goal in 160 games which breaks the longest goal drought in NHL right now!

    Did Scott Gomez score yet? LOL!

  8. That team is putting me to sleep.

    No really, I’m exhausted and going to bed now, after I make my lunch for tomorrow. See you all for the game tomorrow night!

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