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Game 70.

Ya boys on a two-game winning streak. The Penguins on a nine-gamer, six points back with a game in hand.

The Rangers will again be without two of their MVPs — Ryan Callahan (foot) and Henrik Lundqvist (flu) — and Michael Del Zotto (hip). Martin Biron starts in goal, backed up by Chad Johnson, and the Rangers go with the same lineup that played the last two games, which includes Mats Zuccarello and means John Scott and Jeff Woywitka are prucha’d.

Sidney Crosby returns for the Penguins, in case you live under a rock, and Kris Letang, too.

The Rangers play the third of a seven-game homestand, with Colorado in town Saturday (St. Patty’s Day).

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  1. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan on

    LETS GO RANGERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I’ve been saying for a week that the Rangers would win this game, and i am NOT backing off that! 4-3 Rangers

  2. I HOPE to be proved wrong, but I don’t like Anisimov-Stepan-Zook as a second line. Don’t see any physical presence there.

    LGR!

  3. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan on

    Today my daughter is 25, and she is celebrating (cough cough choke choke) at the Islanders game, and just texted me that Montoya just gave her his glove and blocker

  4. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan on

    thanks Orr, looks like they are using the NHLNetwork feed, which will probably be the pen()S announcers. Guess I’ll take my chance with NBCVERSUSOLN

  5. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan on

    spider, she brought a sign that said I DROVE FROM MA TO SPEND MY BDAY WITH THE BIG CUBANO. they are sitting behind the penalty boxes lol

  6. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan on

    yes Sir Spider, i was just hoping to have a Sam and Joe link although they will be all ballpark lips all the time

  7. Even w/ our missing warriors our boys will play an inspired game. The pressure is on Pissburgh to not just win but to destroy us. After all Cindy and Christine are coming back against a Captainless team who are also missing their MVP, so isn’t that what’s supposed to happen? Torts will have our boys playing their game and staying the course laid out from the beginning of the season. My 8 ball says “Be a good host but don’t fret if your visitors go home frustrated and unhappy”. My ball is never wrong… LGR’s!!!

  8. I agree that this is a no-lose situation for the Rangers, as long as they hang in and don’t get blown out. And I still think they can win. It’s just that, if they don’t, but they compete, it’ll be easy to accept it and move on to the next game.

  9. What is going on with Callahan and Del Zotto? They have been out longer than anyone imagined.

  10. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan on

    i’m just ecstatic that this happened for her. After all she’s been through since moving to MA, especially since last summer, this is just outstanding

  11. Good evening all! At the Garden with Krisy and the Wegians! Carp, late to the press box as usual….you want your chocolates or what pal???

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

    GO TIMEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!

    IT IS TIME!!!!!

    3 rounds of non stop hockey action!!! Its gonna be a ring-a-ding-dong-dandy!!!!

    LETS GO GO GO GO GO GOHOH GO GO GOGO GO!!!!!

    RAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANGERS!!!!

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

    LETS GO RANGERS LETS GO RANGERS LETS GO RANGERS!!!!!!

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

    CROSBY IS GOING DOWN!!!!!

    GO RANGERSSSSS!!!!

    go go gog og ogg go go go go go gog og!!!!

  15. LOL BANJ.

    TINO – Better yet, where’s Sauer?

    Linda – Sorry if you didn’t need explaining for the pic and I was talking to you like you didn’t know how.

  16. Does it get any better than this…..the return of
    CSL…Cindy Sausage Lips and NBC AND Doc Emrickl

  17. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan on

    Spider, i had NO IDEA that could be done! I appreciate ya schoolin me there!

  18. These d bags do know the rangers are playing as well no?…… League leading NyR…. No? Anyone anyone…. Bueller

  19. Tiki XLII XLVI on

    Gotta say it actually feels pretty cool to see Crosby come back. Dont like that it comes against us, but thats to be expected. I cant wait til his first home game.

  20. Pierre is wondering how the Rangers will be able to ever cover Cindy

    Why even play….we’re doomed

  21. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan on

    it took a nine game winning streak for them to get within SIX…… pshaaaaaaaaaaaaw

    LETS GO RANGERS!!!!!!!!!!!! 2 regulation points please, on the day i became a mommy lol

  22. YorktownRanger on

    Game on TV (Muted)

    Oceansize on iTunes

    Too much pain for the Cindy Love-Fest.

    Hope he craps out…

  23. How’s about we score first and then score more than the ice chicks… Sounds like a plan

  24. That’s probably because he came out of Rimouski Oceanic of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, hosts of the 2009 Memorial Cup. Philippe Boucher the general manager and former NHL player does a remarkable job with that program, which has turned out the likes of Vinny Lecavalier, Brad Richards, Ryan Clowe, and Michael Frolik in addition to Sid the Kid.

    Oh, wait, I’m not Pierre.

  25. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan on

    spider, firstrow won’t give me the pic but i have sam and joe audio to go with the tv

  26. Tiki XLII XLVI on

    They had Crosby wide open down low, if that guy made the pass, it couldve been storybook…

  27. remember when Bickel was never on the ice for opposing goals? now he puts them in his own net.

  28. So if the Rangers are playing the Penguins tonight and Crosby is in the lineup what will Pee-dough have to talk about in the MSG 150 tonight?

  29. not a good sign when ridiculous fluky goal is scored against you, I hate the fugging pens.

  30. Remember the glow puck FOX used back in the 90’s?

    Can they just do that to Crosby every time he’s on the ice?

  31. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan on

    i’m a few seconds behind spider, but it’s better than listening to the pens asshats

  32. lets be honest here the diff in skill level is so apparent i wish i could be positive and say we could beat them in a series we CANT

  33. almost completely dominated through the first 8 minutes but only losing by 1

    need to start waking up a bit

  34. Ahhhhhh. I know those seats! Wave, I can see you!!!! Meet us outside press box after first…..

  35. eric, I’m begging you, please, enough of your negative Nancy garbage. It’s bad enough we have a troll on here who obvious is a pen fan and has nothing better to do than to try and instigate because it’s a blog even though carp could block the a-hole we don’t need you adding to the mix.

  36. >>Who wants to see Cindy knocked on his assen?

    I’ll drink to that! So, no one has even come near him. I’ll buy the sweater of the Ranger who sends him to the Quiet Room.

  37. I can’t wait till Crosby gets his next concussion and ends his career, it’s coming, believe me.

  38. not really it was prust who went after Malkin for the missed hip check. It will be Prust and the Penguin who hit him back

  39. duck the bill on

    sorry, JBYTES!! I didn’t mean to byte off your material! OMG! TAKE MY WIFE, PLEASE!

  40. eric, don’t apologize, your a ranger fan, stick behind your team no matter what happens, lets go rangers.

  41. Kind of have to do it before the whistle, not 15 seconds after. There’s no way you’re getting away with that. Unless you’re Lucic.

  42. Malkin should get one game for intent to murder. And did you see the Rangers open the bench door when Malkin was coming on the replay?

  43. iDoodie Machetto on

    Carp, I agree what Prust did should be called, but what abou Malkin’s stick retaliation or James Neal coming in and punching Prust from behind? Should’ve been coincidentals.

  44. although they’re giving up a fair amount of shots, Rangers doing a pretty good job of keeping the shots to a distance or bad angles

  45. CAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  46. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan on

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  47. iDoodie Machetto on

    Fla, they don’t drink water on the penguins bench. It’s a mixture of crosbys sweat and saliva.

  48. Little Wegian just got to sing his first goal song….too cute….thanks Haggy!!!!!!!

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

    WOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Haglen!!!!

    SWEEEEEEET!!!!!!

    LETS GO RANGERS!!!!!!

  50. I love this kid hagelin, great pick by Gordie Clarke. There is a motive here, college kids baby, Clarke is the man.

  51. typical pen player, pitch folk a player down, get called for a penalty and complain like a little girl, nothing against little girls.

  52. Crosby_Is_God on

    THAT little love tap by Orpik gets called?

    So much for the conspiracy theory that the Pens get all the calls.

    Terrible.

  53. Tiki XLII XLVI on

    These Pens guys are awful. I guess Id rather listen to the idiocy of Joe M and lunacy of Sam.

  54. Crosby_Is_God on

    How DARE you hit that Ranger, Brooks. You bad bad boy.

    When did they start playing girls’ field hockey at the Garden?

  55. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan on

    i won’t download anything spider, so i’m only using their audio, and they went to the canucks for some reason.. trying to figure it out

  56. Tiki XLII XLVI on

    Crosby God, it’s been going on for the past several years, at the TD Banknorth Garden, whenever someone breathes on a Bruin.

  57. the rangers drafted Hagelin after his freshman year, where he hardly played. he started coming alive his sophomore season. how the rangers even knew who he was is surprising. it was a 6th round pick, where you take a shot at an unknown. so it was good scouting and good luck too.

    and for Joe M who is always so shocked when Hagelin makes a defensive play…he was defensive player of the year in the CCHL last year. c’mon Joe, do the tiniest bit of research once in a while!

  58. Crosby_Is_God on

    Yes, Islander fans ARE all in the closet, but I assure you I’m not one of those, tomg.

  59. Linda – Download? Those overseas feeds go to random things during intermission sometimes and I’m just saying Weekes has a nice suit on there. Rangers will be back for second period.

  60. pity me. I am in California stuck with either the Pens telecast on NHL Network or pens telecast on versus/whatever the hell it is called.

    i am not sure who the other team the pens are playing either by watching the telecast.

    they maybe mentionec once no henrik, callahan twice, and del zotto zero times.

    why are they even playing the season??/ The pens are unbeatable… The greatest team of all time.

    mcdonut had a bad first period, girardi looked sharp……the rangers can compete with these guys especially at ful strength. the yare just not as deep as the pens buth with cally they have 2 almost 3 very good lines and mdz they have 3 strong d pairs. emminger scares me…

  61. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan on

    spider, it wants me to install a plug in. i’ll pass lol.
    My daughter is worried she’s gonna have to give Montoya back his glove and blocker!

  62. Anybody going to Saturdays game? Ill be there with Vibz Jr (his second, first was callys 4 goal against flyers) and will be in section 331….Carp, will you be there?

  63. i really started following hagelin his junior year, watched all the michigan games i could the last 2 seasons. they were only like $5 to watch online.

  64. Can you imagine how annoying was this sacrileges Cindy’s fan, even for the Pissies blog, if he was banned and have to come here not to be alone, poor CIG?

  65. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan on

    Spider!!! finally got the MSG feed !!!!!!!!!!!! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  66. Crosby_Is_God on

    I gotta say I enjoy listening to these Rangers guys on MSG — they SO recognize the greatness of the Pens. And they’re not afraid to say so!

  67. Not only did Sam and Joe just say the Penguins are the best team in the league, but they used Sather’s statement from yesterday as verification of it

  68. that’s why you don’t dive face-down on the ice on a shot to your left pad, Biron

  69. Tiki XLII XLVI on

    Whatever happens, dont give up guys. The team’s this year hasnt quit on us, so we owe it to them to believe.

  70. this period went back to the way the game started, with the Penguins skating circles around the Rangers.

  71. Don’t think you can really blame Gaborik on that goal when there were no defensemen in the picture.

  72. everyone on the 2nd line has a pass first mentality…..Stepan couldve shot the puck like 5 times in this game already and chose to pass

  73. as i stated 20 minutes ago mcdonagh is half asleep tonight.

    2nd goal all his fault. he is in slow motion tonight..

    terrible game for him.

  74. Lev:

    He’s been doing that a lot lately…been holding onto the puck way too long

  75. staal look on the ice for the puck, marc is looking up for the puck..

    gravity……………

  76. ok now this looks ugly. first period i thought we matched them, now we look overwhelmed.

  77. Yeah, but there is disparity between this two team, that’s for sure. Rangers play periodically with panic…To sit McD not going to help either

  78. Sam has really been getting on my nerves the past several weeks. it’s time for him to go.

  79. McD probably gettin tired…he’s never played this many games in one season before…plus this stretch of a game every other nite
    Can’t complain after the way he’s played all year

  80. I agree that you can’t complain about McDonagh, FlaRanger, but I feel that we have a right to complain about a dumb play he made.

  81. What are the odds Dubinsky has taken more shots from his backhand than his forehand this season?

  82. They won’t give up, BANJ. They are overmatched a little bit tonight and it might end up 6-1. But they won’t give up.

  83. I’m only getting classy pens announcers but I guess im not missing much with our two idiots Hun?

  84. there we go…i just had to put on my liberty jersey and winter classic hat!!!!! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  85. i’m watching on the NBC sports channel & you’d think they were playing in Pittsburg , these announcers are all about the Pens . They haven’t said anything meaningful about the Rangers . the rangers just scored Gabby yeah! stick that up you micro phone LGR

  86. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan on

    GAP Line as someone mentioned the other day…Goal a period for this line is NOT kidding!!

  87. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan on

    i think we need to clone the 3 of them twice so we’ll have 3 lines lol

  88. like the Winter Classic, Ralph. Minus Mr. Snider, Comcast, Clarke, the Bullies and the Empire State Building.

  89. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan on

    And you can tell everybody that is ORRS SONG… it may be quite simple….

  90. HockeymanRangers on

    I am not sure I can handle this the only feed I get is the Pittsburg feed, very painfull to listen to these cry about how happy they are that she back. And we they have a Sid cam.

  91. who was saying that Bickel is ready to play top 4 minutes? ye this is what happens when he does.

  92. Stanger Nation on

    Lev – you can’t blame him for that penalty – and also the goal – give me a break

  93. Stanger Nation on

    Wow – that line is something else – B Rich even won a board battle at the end

  94. I feel sorry for Biron tonigh, he is really playing beyond good. Have to give him a credit.

  95. Excellent observe on Bickel carp. Got to bang these guys around and shoot from anywhere. The flower is so shaky

  96. Stranger, you cant blame a guy for a) not controlling his stick b) giving a 4 minute PP to a team with a sick PP???? really? Carp, he’s a 3rd pair guy, yes. Ill say this, he’s not the reason why we’re losing. But he will be a part of it if the Pens score on this PP.

  97. Pretty much all the Ranger defensemen other than Girardi have been crummy tonight

  98. Ive been tough on Biron lately but he’s really had a very good game. Universe is close to another shutout…….are people looking now? He’s been insane past month or so.

  99. Stanger Nation on

    Bickel is showing a greater upside than previously thought – better puck handling skills – throws the body – challenge is lateral movement – could be a second pair guy with some coaching

  100. Pierre just said that the pens broadcasters haven’t recognized a good in game adjustment by NY bench. Lol lol lol what planet does he live on made my night!

  101. did staal run into his stick/elbow on the play or did bickell whack him? pitts. telecast went over the play in 2 seconds….

    the big line is it tonight so far for the rangers… they miss cally a ton.. they just don”t have enough weapons yet…..

    stepan may come up big in the 3rd, I see him getting involved more and more. mcdonut’s worse night in a long time……….

    bickell is better then emminger and probably stralman also….

    good effort for the boys in blue under the circumstances….

  102. I think they can do it. I really do.

    What kills me the most is that lately, every single mistake is ending up in the back of the net. Earlier this season, they were making fewer and getting luckier. It’s gotta even up eventually, but then again, it’s NYR.

  103. These NBC guys are gonna look
    like bigger asshats then they already are
    if the Cindys lose this game

  104. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan on

    HOLY CRAP, i think my street just took a lightning bolt! Crazy freakin action with the weather now… absolutely insane

  105. I def think Dubi and Zuc should switch lines. Our 2nd line is pretty useless right now…

  106. Interesting, if Pens win and Crosby will have no goals, no assists, will they still talking about his huge contribution in victory, just by being there and lifted teams spirit or something…?

  107. Hedberg – Of course, they wouldn’t recognize anything good by NYR. Then again, Sam & Joe probably wouldn’t recognize it either. What was he talking about? I wasn’t watching intermission.

    stuart a – It was a combination of Bickel swining his stick in the air while checking somebody else and Staal skating into it. Definitely a penalty.

  108. Stanger Nation on

    Stralman played OK tonite – Pens are not hitting that much so he is more comfortable

  109. Wow…NBC only mentioned Cindy twice this intermission
    down from the 11 last intermission

  110. Wegians falling asleep so decided to leave ….sad. I invited C3 to come down and take their seats. What was I thinking!!!!!!!

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

    Can’t stand Bickel!!! TORTS PLEASE BENCH HIM!!!!!

  112. Gaborik still had the advantage on the play, though.. I think that has to be tripping.

  113. duck the bill on

    I think if we were to check IP addy of the crosby_is_lower case god account we would see a duplicate with one of our own troublesome muppets.

  114. Tiki XLII XLVI on

    We get cheated out of a penalty, and then give up a very damaging goal. Par for the course.

  115. Zuccarello has so much more offensive talent than about 5 other guys that are getting playing time over him right now. I dont get it!!!

  116. Our D just can’t handle speedy teams. Rangers have structural collapse in the middle (2nd and 3rd line).

  117. Tiki XLII XLVI on

    Oh its just one game. And the game still isnt over, and we’ve been playing without DZ and Captain.

  118. leetchhalloffame on

    We’ve been doing this with smoke, mirrors and hard work. The smoke and mirrors ran out tonight. Pitt is just more talented, let’s face facts. Of all the nights for Henrik, Cally & DelZ to be out………..

  119. Lev, but he is left totally alone with no support whatsoever. That’s a biggest part of playing D, for puck sake!

  120. oh youre talking about the Gaborik play….ye that’s one that was close. but i could see it either way.

  121. True Blue Mike (Del Zotto's Swagger) on

    +8 between Crosby and Letang. At least my fantasy team is going to do good tonight.

  122. can’t complain about the no call on Gaborik. the defenseman got the puck first and that’s enough to negate a penalty…

  123. Pens deserve to be winning, but a PS in a 3-2 game by our best player on a shaky goalie changes everything n were the F is the elbowing call

  124. Crosby_Is_God on

    Did I mention how much I enjoy listening to these Rangers announcers? I think I like them even better than the Pens home crew!

  125. Since Woywitka probably won’t see the ice again this year
    Is Erixon gonna come up?

  126. Oh look A League of their Own is on. Time to change the channel to save my own sanity.

  127. GA Ranger rep on

    I’m angered by all the Cindy talk and no talk about no King or cally or DZ. With Henrik and cally the game would be very different.

  128. Fedotenko took an elbow to the chin but whenPenguins break the rules, it’s all good

  129. JimboWoodside on

    I have to say, I listened to the first two periods of this game on the radio, and Dave Maloney sounded like the the return of Sidney Crosby was more important than the second coming (or the first, you make your choice!) of The Messiah, and I don’t mean Mark Messier.

    For Goodness sakes, has everyone been forced to drink the Kool-Aid!? “Best player in the world” was being said over and over again – are Maloney’s Canadian roots making him act like a sickening fanboy, or does he really believe what he’s saying!?

    I’m sickened by the whole thing – I take a little break between the first 2 periods (tied), and before I tune back in, the score is 3-1, and that’s all she wrote…

  130. Emminger dragged down on second Cooke goal. Still not enough effort, missing the Capt.

  131. Sooooo, where’s the 2nd line tonight?

    Mmmmm…I know: 2/3’s of it is on the 1st line!

    So, with that in mind, did AA and Stepan play????

  132. Is Dubi ever gonna get prucha’d

    He’s contributing nothing
    We got plenty of guys to kill penalties

  133. I do, Lev. He hasn’t been bad. But nothing has impressed me other than the glove save on Gaborik.

  134. Crosby_Is_God on

    Hey guys — considering the way Matt made the Garden his house tonight, do you think tomorrow’s headline on the back of the Daily News might be “Home Cooke-ing?”

  135. Fleury has been better than Biron and the Rangers have had way too many defensive lapses. Can’t win that way

  136. We don’t have our starting goalie, our best offensive defenseman, and our Captain. The Bettman Fix is in. Did anyone expect anything else? Did you hear Sid the Kid is back?

    At least we’ll have Kreider in a week or 2.

  137. Olga- funny you mention that…. I feel like a visit to it is in my very immediate future…

  138. JimboWoodside on

    Man, this sucks – I guess we shouldn’t bother with the playoffs this year – Pens are obviously so much better than the rest of the league, if you listen to all this bullcarcillo…

  139. Those three definitely would have made a difference. That non-call on Gaborik’s potential breakaway is still huge IMO.

  140. So difficult when most of the guys youre sending our there to get your team back in the game basically never score

  141. We may see Newbury and Erixon up from the Whale soon
    need some extra energy in lineup

  142. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan on

    Thank God that nightmare is over.

    Hopefully Hank and Cally and MDZ are back for Saturday!

    Niters guys. Time to let the NN’s take over

  143. Let’s get real here. This is a big game and the Pens are just kicking the Rangers’ butts. D is sloppy. McD looks bad, Staal looks bad and lost at least half the time. There’s no secondary offense.

    7 game series against these guys would be hard. At least, until the Collagen Kid has to sit again.

  144. Maybe on Saturday Tortorella can give Boyle, Prust, Fedotenko, Mitchell and Dubinsky more ice time.

  145. But at least they avoided full embarrassment. I have a hard time trying to imagine PO games with team(s) like that. Team can’t do it on a pure enthusiasm alone.

  146. the skid-cam was the last straw for me. nhl is pathetic. im gonna start watching the easter island roler hockey league

  147. Hedberg, dont worry, because when Crosby leaves in a few seasons, you guys will stop going to the games, stop watching them on TV and then they may threaten to leave town……..again…….for the third time.

  148. dunno, that was pretty embarrassing

    saving grace was they had an excuse: they were playing their back-up goaltender and lacking their captain and top scoring d-man

  149. Carp, some advice: Let the NN’s have their run of how awful this team is and how they have chance of doing anything the rest of the year and should just quit right now. It will be better for your blood pressure.

    And with that, the floor is yours, all you negative nancies.

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

    Good news ,

    The Gaborik line looked good.

    Hank is rested .

    Next time we play the pens they will be facing our A team.

    Bickel was exposed.

    We could of had more goals if McFluery was so hot.

    The game proves Hank should win the Hart trophy.

    Zuccarello looked better.

  151. MM: Instead of endeavoring to kiss the blog owner’s butt, why not offer your analysis of the game???

  152. Fat Guy In A Little Coat on

    tonite was like the NHL All Stars vs. the AHL All Stars

    bad news is with all the injuries, we’ll be lucky to get 2 points from the next 3 games – Avs, Devs, Wings? Ouch

  153. the game was really not that bad. relax folks. what annoys me a lot though is the lack of energy from the crowd. it’s just a negative vibe for the players

  154. Jim, If you are talking to me, I missed all but 10 minutes of the game so there is no way I can offer concrete analysis of the game. But if you insist, here you go: The Rangers sucked, every last one of them.They are going to lost every game the rest of the season and not make the playoff.s The Pens are great, even though they get all the calls, Sidney was amazing this game. Happy?

  155. Fat dude: IMO, there’s no reason to anticipate in those 3 games the Rangers not collecting at least 4 points. They can beat the Aves and Devils and the Wings are beatable, too.

    The Penguins, alas, are a very good team….

  156. doubt you’ll see this story on the back of the daily news, jackwagon.

    now go back to your bandwagon … you know, the one you guys jump on every few decades until you move to Kansas City.

  157. Czechthemout!!! on

    Tough loss tonight. The Pens seem to have our number the last three games. Bylsma has figured out how to play against us and so far Torts hasn’t found an answer for it. They sure are a good team when everyone of them is healthy and will be a real tough out in the playoffs. In fact, I would say they are the favorite to win it if they play like this. Granted, we didn’t have the captain and MdZ tonight and AA got injured halfway through the game but you really can’t use injuries as an excuse against Pittsburgh of all teams.

    I thought the defense played a horrific game tonight! All of them did. Not one dman stood out for their good play. I thought that this was by far the worst game that McD has played as a Ranger.
    No one on any of the other lines was much of a threat. This is why ultimately,talent wins out in the end when all other things are equal. I particularly feel that this Mike Rupp experiment has to end and end fast! He is useless against teams like the Pens and is a big minus to have in the lineup.

    Kudos to Richards,Gabby and Hagelin who were outstanding again tonight against one of the best teams in the league that has an elite defense as well. They proved that they are a legit big time line tonight. I wish some of the others would have done something as well.

    In the end, the Pens now have our number as much as we have the Fly’s and B’s number. We are not in their league yet but if Hank can outplay Fluery who knows .

  158. Fat Guy In A Little Coat on

    are some of youse guys nuts? Are we even watching the same team the past few weeks? There is no way we are playing even close to the Devils’ level right now, or even the Avs. The Wings are going to force us into so many turnovers right now that we may give up 5 again. I mean, I like the Blue Shirts as much as the next guy, but let’s be honest here. Some terrible habits from the past few years have crept back into the games – blind passes up the middle, terrible clearing attempts, stick checking around the net, come on guys, you’re not negative just because you’re just talking about what is actually happening

  159. what happened to Anisimov????

    the cindy telecast did not mention it, did he play at all in the 3rd?????

  160. Fat Guy In A Little Coat on

    does that mean the next commenter gets pushed off of a balcony by a kid on a tricycle?

  161. The Devils’ and Avs’ six wins in the last ten games really blows the Rangers’ five wins in the last ten games right out of the water.

  162. Fat Guy In A Little Coat on

    OK guys, whatever you say, the Devs are NOT playing alot better than the Rangers right now

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