Post-game notes


Courtesy of the NYR:

March 8, 2012 (Game 66, Away Game 35)
Scotiabank Place – Ottawa, ON

1st     2nd    3rd     OT      F
New York Rangers               1        0         0          –         1
Ottawa Senators                    2        0         2          –         4

Team Notes:

–     The Rangers were defeated by the Ottawa Senators, 4-1, tonight at Scotiabank Place, and are now 13-5-3 in their last 21 games.

–     New York has posted a record of 42-17-7 (91 pts) overall, including a 20-10-5 mark on the road.

–     The Rangers  are 15-6-3 in their last 24 games away from MSG.

–     New York is now 8-1-3 in the first game of back-to-back sets this season, including a 5-1-3 mark on the road.

–     The Rangers held the Senators scoreless in two shorthanded situations (3:27), and are now 18-19 (94.7%) on the penalty kill in the last six games.

–     New York currently owns an eight point lead over Boston atop the Eastern Conference standings, and hold a six-point gap over Pittsburgh for the Atlantic Division lead.

–     Tonight’s regulation loss was only the Rangers’ second of the season when scoring first (30-2-3).

Player Notes:                                                                         

–     Ryan Callahan opened the game’s scoring at 4:36 of the first period and was credited with four hits in 17:59 of ice time.  He has tallied 12 points (nine goals, three assists) in his last 12 games, including three goals in his last four games.

–     Brad Richards tallied the primary assist on Callahan’s goal, registered four shots on goal and won a game-high, 13-16 faceoffs (81%) in 20:38 of ice time.  He has tallied 12 points (two goals, 10 assists) in the last 15 games, including six assists in the last seven games.

–     Anton Stralman recorded an assist and was credited with three hits in the contest.  He has tallied seven assists in his last 14 games, including an assist in each of his last three contests.

–     Martin Biron stopped 18 of 21 shots and is now 11-4-2 overall, including a 6-3-2 mark on the road.  His start in tonight’s contest ended Henrik Lundqvist’s streak of 26 consecutive appearances against Ottawa, dating back to Dec. 26, 2005.

Team Schedule:

–     The Rangers will return to action when they face-off against the Chicago Blackhawks tomorrow, Mar. 9, at United Center (8:30 p.m.), to conclude their back-to-back road set.  The game will be televised live on MSG Plus and can be heard on 970 The Apple.

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  1. From the very end of the last thread, thank you CCCP. You opened my eyes to something, and you’ll see what I mean in the morning.

  2. Stranger Nation on

    This team has been resilient and surprisingly beat good teams on the road. Now they are losing to good teams on the road. Not a huge issue. Losing to bad teams at home is a big issue.

    Watching Rangers in 60 and Richards looks more aggressive. Guy needs some piss and vinegar in his game.

    Neil did some punk stuff in this game…prust saying

  3. No, I’m serious, CCCP. I shouldn’t try to convince people of things they don’t want to be convinced about.

    I have a ton of experience in analyzing games and players and seasons. But I don’t have the emotional attachment that you guys have. And if youse want to vent, I should just shut up and let youse vent. If youse want to be NNs, go ahead. If you want to declare must-wins, or panic, or armageddon, I should not interfere.

    I thought I was helping by trying to share what I think I know. But in a lot of cases, what I think doesn’t matter.

  4. Carp

    To me, as I’m sure to many other people as well, your opinion is the most important one on here. You sharing your knowledge of the game and the team is why I come here…You’re absolutely right, though…you shouldn’t convince anyone who doesn’t want to be convinced but please don’t change the way you interact with the rest of us…please.

  5. Olga Folkyerself on

    Oh, I hope that’s not the case Carp. I think because of your experience, you have insights that the average fan only dreams of getting. If you go silent, all I have left is Frick and Frack spouting (g)jibberish.

    And CCCP ;)

  6. Olga Folkyerself on

    Oh, and Hugo, Midas Will, U. Otto, Hugh Jess, Slatsko, Yukon Al, and Mother.

  7. Exactly, Olga… I’m 99% sure that 100% of the posters on here have NEVER been anywhere even remotely close to the NHL and the Rangers as Carp has…and I think it drives them mad!

    P.S. Olga, did you just grab my ass? :)

  8. Olga Folkyerself on

    I’m thinking of getting them all out of hibernation. There are still a few more out there SN. And Mother is still forbidden to post on here.

  9. Olga Folkyerself on

    I was just buttering it up CCCP, metaphorically speaking. in any other context, EWWWWWW….

  10. Stranger Nation on


    That’s some good young Ranger talent

    B Rich on ice for 3 GA – ouch!

  11. Tiki XLII XLVI on

    I gotta say, Stepan is unbelievably good. He made a move the other day that was so sick. And then the move he made tonight to beat the goalie, but couldnt get the puck to his forehand. Wow.

  12. Olga Folkyerself on

    Fran is not far wrong there. Passing is not the best part of this team.

  13. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Must win games from here on out. I would play Hank every game, unless he can be traded fir Nabokov, and I would roll just one line. Play girardi and mcd 45-50 minutes.

  14. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Recall Avery – brings a spark, all the free oj you can drink, and super fast wifi. Not to mention pooping on the logo after a loss to fire up the team

  15. Olga Folkyerself on

    You got it, Man! Or do you want the Rangers to win? ;)

    What is it that you lecture on, anyway?

  16. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Olga – Ottawa is a good passing team. Did you how many bad passes the rangers made in this, and every other, game?

    Rangers need to pass better

  17. Olga Folkyerself on

    Sometimes I wonder how they ever leave the zone E3. And yet, they seem to win a lot, don’t they?

  18. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Olga – mathematics…. Mathematical engineering…. My area is differential equations..

  19. Olga Folkyerself on

    If you wanna be happy
    For the rest of your life,
    Never make a pretty woman your wife,
    So from my personal point of view,
    Get an ugly girl to marry you.

  20. Olga Folkyerself on

    Mathematical engineering? How disappointed I am. ;)

    I thought you were a history buff!

  21. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    I really think the team is tired, physically and emotionally. The rangers have to grind every game and it wears you down. In tennis, it’s like a guy that doesn’t have a big serve. No free points. Have to work their assens off to win. Other teams don’t have to work so hard. They hold serve better because they have a big boomer… Many free points. Not so with our boys.

  22. Olga Folkyerself on

    Do you think the Rangers brass want the President’s Cup? They should be bringing up some guys, rotating out some of the troops, resting up for the playoff grind. That includes Lundqvist. Biron plays passably well. He’s better than a burnt out Lundqvist for the playoffs.

  23. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Olga – I love history – post bismark Germany – forward – i also took a lot of graduate courses in literature too :)

  24. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Olga – I have an extremely delicious wife and I am very happy. She is also a lot smarter than me. And very naughty.

  25. Olga Folkyerself on

    I just read a great book on Tarawa. What a disaster that was! But I guess the Marines had to learn how to invade an island. Must have been an awful experience to go through…

  26. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    My worst fear re: the rangers is they become San jose east… #1 seed and out in one round

    This is going to be a brutal month. Getting hot at the right time is crucial. Ask the green bay packers about their great regular season. Then ask the giants about their tremendous run after getting hot late – who would you rather be?

  27. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    No worries, I can’t sing for beans – but I sure do get a kick out of you – you are one of my favs.

  28. Olga Folkyerself on

    There are regular season teams, and there are playoff teams. I don’t think the Rangers have the playoff attitude yet. Torts should be getting them prepared. Playoff vets on the team should be gearing them up for what’s coming. That’s where Richards, Fedotenko, Rupp etc, should become valuable. I hope they make the transition. Otherwise it will be over quick.

  29. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Are you enjoying the rhino party’s push to send women back into the middle ages? Amazingly stupid, but I love it.

  30. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Yep – guys should be given some nights off – just a game here and there – play biron every third or fourth game. Cut down the dmen minutes. Roll 4 lines every game, regardless of score. What happens in march, stays in march.

    Post season is the second season. The first 82 games are a dress rehearsal.

  31. Olga Folkyerself on

    Thanks Eddie. Sheeeeesh! Gawrsh!

    Politics ain’t my thing, but I sure know stupid when I hear it.

  32. Olga Folkyerself on

    I can’t believe anyone calling one of these a “must” game. They have a lock on the playoffs. Get prepared for the second season. I think Torts knows that by now.

  33. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Carp alluded to people saying every game is must win and the NN’s are stupid blah blah … This is to let him know that I am always just busting balls. I am very positive and when I type my usual stupid stuff, I am doing it to amuse myself and the other two idiot eddies that hang with me.

  34. Olga Folkyerself on

    I do the same, as you should know by now. But I do like the insights we get from Carp. Whether he’s a Ranger fan or not, he’s in a position to know what’s going on and I appreciate that a lot.

  35. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    As a history buff I assumed that you followed politics as well.

    Throughout history, mathematics/engineering has played an incredible role in shaping the says events especially looking backwards. The euopean countries that had power all had brilliant analytical minds developing weapons, ships, planes, and the like. Hell in WWII, the ability to mice troops food cargo weapons tanks etc etc spawned a branch if mathematics known as linear programming.

    It’s a shame history isn’t taught with this perspective. Study napoleon. One if the few military leaders that liked having mathematicians surrounding him…. Laplace, Fourier, Lagrange all as example.

  36. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    I think if you injected truth serum into carp’s veins he would tell you he us a fan if the rangers. Also, that I am his favorite bone head.

    I know you bust balls too and I laugh right with ya when you do.

  37. Tiki XLII XLVI on

    We both think the same thing, Eddie, about the team being tired. Excellent tennis comparison.

  38. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    The other two eddies make me look like a stud genius. In fact, the other two are adismal.

  39. Olga Folkyerself on

    Eddie, As far as current politics, I don’t rightly consider that history yet.

    I do appreciate the contributions of Mathematicians and Engineers, especially throughout the World Wars. It’s what brought about all the great advances in airplanes, tanks, (you’re welcome), jets and rockets. Even in the Civil War the advances in musketry and artillery changed how the war was fought.

  40. Olga Folkyerself on

    If you want to appear brilliant, hang out with stupid people. Story of my life.

  41. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Tike – yep – Jimmy Connors is the only male tennis player to have won big with NO serve. But he had the heart of 10 callahans. Big servers can take points off in tennis. Big servers can take games off and win. These rangers cannot do that and hope to win. They really need to enter mid April very rested or else it could be short and sweet. Lots of team getting hot. Pittsburg, devils, senators, …. I wouldn’t even want to the craps first round.

  42. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Stupid people are ok so long as they aren’t arrogant. That combination is deadly.

  43. Olga Folkyerself on

    Well Kiddies, I need to get my beauty rest. The Black Hawks have a big game tomorrow and I need to be ready.

    Always nice to converse with you all.

    Good Night.

  44. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    I am fortunate in that I am able to surround myself with extremely bright people. Well, it’s mostly various members of my multiple personalities. But hey, all smart as a whip – some of whom I haven’t even met yet.

  45. negative beyond category on

    The bashful carpenter formerly known as “Meganegatron” and “Better Beans” (as in human
    beans), has mistakenly (as he has done most things in a long life:-) but authentically
    posted his say about recent shenanigans at the end of the “Game 66” thread. My tag for this
    one is “Negative Beyond Category.”

    It is useful, and perhaps even interesting a moment here and there, and way longer
    than I meant it to be. Sorry:-). It is late, and I am old! It is part of the effort to end the silly “negative-nancy” swill and drill.

    Some folks with a wee bit of spare energy might want to take a gander. It says some things about sea captains, and Ranger winds, and Gabby, and HONEST and HONORABLE FATIGUE, as well as the above. Absent energy, I highly recommend you pass:-).

    If anyone knows the trick to move it from there to the current daily thread, I would appreciate
    your doin’ it, IF y’think it’s worth it. If not, I’m more than OK that it die a valiant death:-). (I do this stuff mostly in a selfish search for usable voices in a new fiction, so I have some return already for my time).
    I hope you all, each in his or her own unique way, enjoy the rest of the season. The point-gatherin’
    strategy was brilliant. The cost of it may turn out to be greater than it warrants, with a relatively early exit from unreasonable (imo) expectations. Should that happen, they will need a more complex strategy next year, in personnel AND tactics, to repeat this in-season success.

    I’m goin’ to my own beach for a few days/weeks. Need to get away from all of you, and the Rangers, and this particular ME:-).
    I won’t be checkin’ back on this, or expandin’ or defendin’ it, as near as I can predict.

  46. I’m gonna say something about Gilroy. I’ve watched him quite a bit with the Bolts and lately with the Sens, and he has shown me at least that he’s a pretty good defense man…not an all star, but steady and still with that dynamite shot from the point’ One thing that I’ve noticed is that he knows Rangers carry a fair amount of young kids trying to make the team, up from the Burbs,
    and last night he was in a position to give one of the Rangers youth brigade a really violent smash, and instead just let him off with a modest push off instead.

    I noticed the same behavior playing Rangers while he was with the Bolts. He dishes it out to the vets but takes it easy on the kids. What does that tell me? Well besides being a good D man he is a decent guy who doesn’t take advantage of younger players learning the go.

    Now I know there will be the usual claghorn call for a put down, but really…I absolutely hate myself for not caring.

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