It’s Go Time!


Game 74.

Eight left after tonight. Holy mackeral.

Ya boys on a two-game winning streak, finish out a seven-game homestand (4-2 so far) against a very, very desperate Baby Buffaloes team.

The Baby Buffaloes have won two in a row, and haven’t lost in regulation in their last six (4-0-2). Prior to their two wins over Montreal and Tampa Bay, they played four straight OT games, three of which went to the breakaway contest, and they lost two of the breakaway contests yet gained valuable Bettman Bonus Points.

Henrik Lundqvist starts in goal for the Rangers, who go with the same lineup. That means Ruslan Fedotenko, John Scott, Jeff Woywitka, Anton Stralman and Steve Eminger are prucha’d.


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  1. JimboWoodside on

    Carp is right – Sabres will be playing for their playoff lives tonight – probably will be a hard-fought game.

  2. Hi Carp!

    Got your message from Julianne. Hope she and Tiki have a great game and a big Rangers win sorry Sally and I missed you at the game last week


  3. Hey guys, I’m in South Plainfield and I can’t seem to find the game? MSG has the Knicks, MSG2 has the Devils, what channel are the Rangers on? HELLPPPPP!!!!!!!

  4. Buck the MSG network too…non-HD channel on Time Warner. 2 weeks in europe w/ no rangers & this is what I get welcomed back to.

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


    Yeah baby , it is TIME!!!!!

    Time to win!!!






    LETS go go og og og gogog ogo go gogog go go go!!!!!!!!

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


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



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



    yeah baby , The BOYS ARE GONNA ROCK N RULE TONIGHT!!!!!!

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


    lets go gog go go go gog og go go go gog!!!!!!

  10. I honestly think there’s no doubt Hank wins the Vezina. He’s top two in every major goaltending category, except wins, which he’s third. Fleury and Rinne only have more wins than him because they play more games.

    Hank = Vezina, FINALLY!

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


    CAN’t LET the PENGUINS catch us!!!!!!!

    can’t do , need to keep those Crosbabys away from our title!!!!!!

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

    HAHA Lw3h , that was perty funny!!!

    GO RANGERS!!!!

    WE ARE STILL NUMBERS ONE!!!!! ahhhhhhhhhh feels so gooooood!!!

  13. JimboWoodside on

    Channel 197 here in Queens on Time-Warner – don’t know about in your area…

  14. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan on

    lmfao, did sam and joe just congratulate Torts and the team for clinching a playoff spot almost a week after they clinched it???????????

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



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


    New York Rangers gametime is….NOW!!!!

  17. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan on

    lmfao just heard that Orr!! he said explosion with some liquid essence

  18. Was so excited to see Sam and Joe at the top of the hour….but they went to Buffalo feed..ugh…at least get to see the game!!!! LETS GO RANGERS!!!!

  19. Hoo-ee, they are outhustling those guys. Nice.

    Now if only McMonster knew how to shoot. I kid, I kid.

  20. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan on

    yesterday i met a gentleman who was drafted by the Red Wings in the 70’s. He was hilarious and hardcore!

  21. This is what I dream of from this team:

    Winning the Cup
    Hitting the bloody net

    Not necessarily in that order.

  22. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan on

    unfortunately i can’t say because it was at work, gotta protect that HIPAA all the time lol

  23. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan on

    ORR, you should know by now, he doesn’t care that he sounds (or looks) creepy!

  24. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan on

    Orr in the next ghostbusters movie, they changed slimers name to Micheletti

  25. No need to apologise to Lundqvist, Sam. He still has the 400 saves you gave him that actually hit the post.

  26. billybleedsblue on

    I can’t wait for the period to end. I’m gonna EXPLODE over to the pizzaria and pick up dinner.

  27. Didn’t Dahlen have a kid in the game? What happened to him? Or am I thinking Erixon?

  28. here ya go Carp

    tonight’s question for the players if you dare….

    motion for the Ranger to move in closer and closer because
    it’s as if you’re going to whisper something to him
    and then


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

    Hope we EXPLODE in the 2nd period!!!!

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

    Something tells me that Girardi is scoring tonight….

  31. Fractured left wrist, officially out indefinitely … don’t know if he needs surgery, but even best-case would probably be 4-6 weeks.

  32. that really really sucks for Zuc/Rangers

    so, this means they’re going to call up

  33. JimboWoodside on

    Forget that question, Carp – I needed to “refresh”…..boy, what a lousy piece of luck….we might need him tonight for a SO..

  34. I’ll take “Draft picks of the Detroit Red Wings in the 1970s with humorous names” for $200, Alex.

    ¿Donde está Pidto?

  35. damn that sucks…. guess it’s time to welcome back Feds. MZA may be back around the 3rd round of playoffs right?

  36. or
    if he’s mario after Adam Graves “broke” his wrist
    in the playoffs
    he’ll be back in a week.

  37. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan on

    you keep posting up those names LW!!

    i think joe upped his leering, lecherous quotient tonight since pedo is not here

  38. Jimbo, yes, confirmed…..rangers put out pr text (Maloney said so)….and why do you doubt Carp!!!! He has sources you know!!!!

  39. i think Jimbo
    like the rest of us is shocked
    and hoping against hope that Carp was wrong.


  40. SIGH!!!
    just more Rangers (un)luck!

    sorry, been having a bad day with work (or lack of)
    and with accountant

  41. Fozzy!!!!!! on the tablet!!!! I guess I shouldn’t have bothered with mega millions tonight :)

  42. JimboWoodside on

    I wasn’t doubting Carp – I did not see his clarifying post because I didn’t refresh – I was many posts behind the curve.

    Terrible news for the kid – and for the team, as he was being productive.

  43. Zipay is right. The Rangers have no one to replace that skill…

    As Dave and Zip were discussing, Kreider isn’t ready…

  44. billybleedsblue on

    That was the most EXPLOSIVE food run, ever.

    Not for nothing, especially on this team, these guys shouldn’t wear those mini-gloves.


  45. jpg's sister on

    if he heals fast enough can he wear a removable cast or do they have casts that you can play with?

  46. No go on 73. Guess I will get updated by the gang. Thanks much, name is in honor of the biggest and strongest handshake ever gotten. Esa tikkanen also.

  47. JimboWoodside on

    BTW, ORR – that Kate Upton Sports Illustrated cover is shown in the background during the Boomer & Cockroach promo – it still does not cancel out the horror of the Cockroach’s presence, though…

  48. billybleedsblue on

    We can rebuild him… make him stronger…

    Zuccarello… the million Kronor man…

  49. Krisy is not happy…..and I quote…” Hartnell carcillo and every other bad word I can think of.”

    At least she and little Wegian got to see him play and do well. Sigh.

  50. >>Do we need to congratulate him, Sam!? Really?

    I’m disliking that duo more and more with each game.

  51. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan on

    sam is petitioning the league to have they give crosby an assist on EVERY goal NOT scored by him

  52. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan on

    ooo just got my presale code for Predators playoff tix… might have to make use of that!

  53. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan on

    still waiting so i’ll just get it done now lol


  54. WHOA!!
    almost same play as sabres’ score

    good thing i’m having Yuengling time now.
    it’s getting weird in here!

  55. Seems like the Baby Buffaloes have gotten their sticks on dozens of shots. But haven’t been credited with many blocks?

    First point for Jan’s kid.

  56. The three categories of NHL players who perform exceptionally well against NYR under all circumstances: players without an NHL goal, backup goalies, and former Rangers.

  57. with the way ottawa is playing they could slide to 8th and caps/sabres could finish 7th. rangers/pens ottawa 1st round

  58. Wow, Cole with a natural hat trick in under 6 minutes against Ottawa! 4-0 Canadiens in first.

  59. I broke the Cole news, Latona. Stop causing trouble.

    Did Eric just almost suggest the Rangers could still finish first?

  60. CraigWeather on

    I just had a Doritos taco from taco bell… It was an EXPLOSION of FLAVA! Pretty sure in another hour, it’ll just be an explosion….

  61. billybleedsblue on

    Zuccs should get a wrist transplant. We can rebuild him with parts from lesser hobbits.

  62. McEddie McEddie McEddie on

    The former attorney general is having a great game…scores one for the sabres and turns it over leading to a goal

  63. Mitchell is having a helluva night — 1 goal, 1 assist
    is he gonna for a Gordie Howe and fight Dubi?

  64. Goal and an assist for No. 34. He might be like Pauly.

    some genius just hollered, “you suck, Tortorella!” Couldn’t see his No. 16 jersey.

  65. agree ORR!!!

    sadly one’s develops a Sixth Sense for such things.
    (although, i’ll admit it sometimes pops up in our favor as well)

  66. game over 1st place over

    led div since dec 23rd led conf since dec 30th. dont blow it now

  67. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan on

    STFU with pangwin players asshats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  68. Don’t beat yourselves up, it’s inevitable the pens are winning the division and most likely lords Stanely cup.

  69. devs are tanking it so they florida.

    i tried being optimistic for a second that mitchell screwed up again

  70. iDoodie machetto on

    I’ll repeat what I’ve been saying for some time: teams with speed through the neutral zone give us a lot of trouble

  71. JimboWoodside on

    Here goes the love for the opposition again – maybe I need to put Kenny & Dave on the radio…

  72. Can you fathom that these people booed at the end of the period? Do the Rangers have to go 82-0 for some people to be happy?

  73. billybleedsblue on

    Little does that jockey know he’s being lured into the basement to be harvested for Zuccarello-sized parts…

  74. Carp
    sabres did more dominating in 2nd period than Rangers
    Rangers did in the 1st but, as usual, didn’t capitalize with goals.

    this is what i was referring to during the chat — speedy teams (sabres, leaves, sens)
    gives us problems and still cause us to be chasing ’em around.

  75. prust saying once we relinquish 1st we prob dont get it back. im not jumping in my mind i have given the pens the cup already. to me the whole league is playing for 2nd.

  76. you mean the 82-0 the pens will go for the year 2012
    (unless there’s a lockout then bettman will just give cindy the Cup for the helluva it)

    can’t help myself.


  77. Unfortunate “Mitchel” luck…understood. Stepan regressed significantly recently in shots and skating…troublesome. Our PP and overall hope- Hobbit is out.Hank losing his Vezina touch and concentration….Timing not exactly good!
    All others just start to deliver in balk: Ovi -2 goals today already, Cole -3. Malkin-gazzilions…Arghhh!

  78. jpg's sister on

    Can Sam and Joe not talk about The Penguins, Their Players or even the city for ONE New York Rangers broadcast?

  79. Hank’s been really good tonight, 4ever. Can’t fault him on either of the goals, and he committed grand larceny on at least two occasions.

  80. I can’t wait for the playoffs to start. I’m burnt out with the regular season. At this point, I don’t care where the rangers finish. At least I don’t have to worry if there going to make the playoffs or not, there in.

  81. Disgusting that after this season, and the past two games, that people boo. Who the hartnell are these asshats and how can they be banned from MSG!!!!!

  82. I gotta lay down and watch and not be online…..getting too depressed after a semi carcillo day. Sorry all….but later…

  83. JimboWoodside on

    Mr Softee is parked right outside my house right now, and driving me crazy – are they mocking me, or Hank!?

  84. Anyway, what Cole is doing in that losers Montreal team? Why we don’t have him as a much chipper Nash on Rangers? Can you imagine what he could’ve done on a good line? Just sigh…

  85. Doug Janik last game, now Tom Pyatt talk. We just need some lengthy discourse on Michael Busto next game to keep the No Gomez trade theme going.

  86. I dont quite understand how Torts spread and use forwards without Zuc and Mitchel

  87. John

    some girls are bigger than others
    (The Smiths)

    might have to listen to that band to cheer me up!

  88. You have to admit, this team still makes weird-aasen decisions with the puck sometimes.

  89. What a shame for Zuccarello to go down. Please don’t tell me he’s not tough or physical enough, it’s the style of play – (which I don’t really like) – any player on any given night can break their wrist with the amount of shot blocking they do with their bodies.

    Does anyone know if it’s a displaced or non-displaced fracture? If its not displaced, hopefully he can make it back in late April/early May.

  90. We have to stop training Miller with barrage of toothless shots. Only quick passes and unexpected wrist shots can beat him.(running over in a crease could help also, of course). Do no not lusic him, thou…

  91. okay rulebook people
    is it considered a hand pass if the puck is just knocked down?

    which is what it was………….sorry Sam and Joe but i call bull-carcillo

  92. It’s tough to watch at times, of course, when they make it so so so hard to score a damn goal.

  93. That replay going to commercial just proved it: 4 guys in the crease, SHOOT THE PUCK.

  94. Rasputin, where the fugg did you want him to shoot? into the D’s legs? if you dont have a clue about hockey, shut up.

  95. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan on

    ok my computer went totally white and it took me about five minutes to reboot…
    what have i missed??

  96. Lev, thanks for your critique of my hockey knowledge. I want him to put the puck ON THE NET, while he’s pulling 2 men across the circle, where his OTHER 4 TEAMMATES ARE STANDING AROUND THE NET TO PICK UP ANY LOOSE PUCKS.

    This is not rocket science. This is hockey. When you’ve pulled two men across and left a 4-on-3 in front of goal, THROW THE PUCK AT THE NET. Better than trying to dipsy-doodle your way in and then push it wide to your short side.

  97. hey Carp
    are there stats for how many times Rangers’ shots hit the goalie in the chest?

    i think we’d be at the top of that for multiple years.

  98. he was trying to make a move around the D, which he did, much better than shooting into the D’s legs and have the shot blocked…. ill give you the annoying fact that we miss the net an insane amount of times every single game.

  99. It would have been a penalty shot if it were against the Rangers.

    We needed that save from Lundqvist.

  100. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan on

    was there a bad call, or non call. some peeps on fb are going insane lol

  101. JimboWoodside on

    Don’t score at one end, give up a goal at the other – seen it a thousand times…

  102. so Carp
    are we allowed to be negative now after Dubi is back to shooting into goalies’ chests
    and Gabby can’t buy a goal with an open net?

    just checking….

  103. As consolation, we are not fighting the Sabres for 8th in the East. Of course, from eric’s perspective we pretty much are.

  104. Miller has had a good game… both Craps and Sabres are hot….i think id still rather play the Caps…their 2 goalies < Miller.

  105. JimboWoodside on

    Hank hasn’t guessed right on a 2 on 1 tonight….and there have been two too many..

  106. Lev, yes, he was trying to get around the sliding D, which he did. He then skated forward, dipsy-doodle, shot/lost the puck. Around the D, SHOOT, charge the net for the rebound.

    Hungry. We’re not playing hungry.

  107. destiny out of hands hot dog lips and gino wont look back.

    get ready for phil lets not blow home ice there

    someone said to me earlier today if the rangers finish 1st who would you rather play caps pr buff. tonight made my dec

    caps for sure but its a moot point

  108. We needed a save from Hank there, but, how about we put some really threatening shots on Miller before we start saying he’s doing what Hank hasn’t? Miller hasn’t faced any odd-man rushes tonight.

  109. eric’s just become unbearably annoying for me, Mickey. he really is making it out to be as if we are fighting Buffalo for the 8th spot. Eric, would you feel better if we actually were? i dont envy your way of life one bit.

  110. Hank shouldve made that save, but this isnt on him….Biron wouldve given that up as well… FUGG.

  111. You guys are seriously going to blame Hank for 3 goals on 3 unnecessary odd-man rushes? Wow.

  112. btw,
    amazing non-call on the trip of MDZ
    Stepan, once again, having his head up his aasen.
    do we need to do a telethon and get his girlfriend back in town?

  113. How many friggin’ odd man rushes are they going to give up in one damn game? This is a joke.
    Another nonchalant effort by the Rangers tonight. It sure looks like they don’t want to be 1st in the conference.

  114. And with that I’m turning off my stream. Now my stomach hurts even worse. Hank got hung out to dry tonight.

  115. ridiculous amount of 3 on 1s and 2 on 1s. THAT’S what needs to be fixed. dont worry about Hank.

  116. JimboWoodside on

    I don’t blame him for the loss, Latona – but one save on the 3 tries would have been nice…

  117. Signs of general tiredness: brainfart in innocent situation, inability to score on a 100% chances, making childish mistakes and panic mode under pressure in own zone. Not a very optimistic view in this time of year.
    Besides, Babies was absolutely beatable, but needed it more, what they demonstrated by passion and discipline, which Rangers was lack tonight.

  118. Did not see all the action. I have been saying for weeks MITCHELL SUCKS AND SIT HIM.

    he is a slighlty faster version of RUpp who also sucks.

    Feds is not exactly Crosby but he is much better then Mitchell, sit the schmuck……..

    rangers are good, but they have no scoring depth.. unbelievable the little norwegian gets hurt and it actually will hurt the team.

    Miller outdueled Henrik again……..He has done it many times………..

  119. He needed to stop Ennis’, Jimbo, but all of those rushes resulted in lazy or sloppy plays by NYR players when there were very safe options available.

  120. They fell apart defensively, Rasputin. Not denying that. But for god’s sake, this team has NINETY NINE points. A little slack can be given and has been earned by them, imo.

  121. This day has officially been for carcillo from start to finish. Ah well…..Have a restful flight boys and let’s go Senators!!! Niters all!

  122. Hank looked fantastic to start, but once Mitchell kicked the puck in he pretty much gave up. It’s got to be tough to know that the guys in front of your aren’t going to score much, but when those same guys are screwing you over defensively, it’s probably hard to keep your head in the game.

  123. the odd man rushes are because the Rangers are playing it a little dangerous in order to
    keep the puck in sabres zone. both times the man back played it badly
    and Hank was beaten.

  124. Mickey, I’m not being argumentative, but stop making excuses for them. If the Rangers play like this in the 1st round, they will be out after round 1. They need to play their best hockey going into the playoffs, because these efforts on this home stand have been pretty pathetic for the most part.

  125. JimboWoodside on

    You depend on your goalie to steal a few goals now and then – there was no stealing in our end tonight, except for that first-period save.

  126. Ya know what, I’ll willingly take 4th at this point. Especially if Buffalo wins 8th. They can easily beat the Pens with Miller as hot as he’s been.

  127. JimboWoodside on

    Not that it matters to us much, but Debs tied their game late in 3rd, as we all knew they would…

  128. Speed through the neutral zone tends to look better when you have three players with a 10-foot head start on your backcheckers, Doodie.

  129. JimboWoodside on

    Well, Toronto isn’t going home with a regulation win under their belts…..tied at end of regulation..

  130. I don’t disagree that he should have made some of those saves, ORR. I just can’t find a way to place the responsibility on him.


    Mitchell’s came when it was tied at one and occurred in the high slot when the Rangers had a four on two. No puck battles there. Staal made a pinch that’s unwise in any situation. Stepan had a similarly boneheaded play in the high slot.

  131. JimboWoodside on

    Miller won’t stay alive with the Pens offense working on him – they’ll wear his aasen out…

  132. >>Not that it matters to us much, but Debs tied their game late in 3rd, as we all knew they would…

    We also know they’ll earn their 50th shootout win.

  133. I see what you are saying Mickey, but the Rangers have a lot to play for still. I don’t care what anyone says, having a game seven in your building in at least 3 rounds of the playoffs is huge, and they didn’t show up tonight, except for a few stretches here and there.

  134. JimboWoodside on

    I forget who said it up above, but he was right – Hank was great early, but those 2 “gift” goals seemed to get to him..

  135. I will agree on the Game 7 thing, Gmen. However, no team is perfect, and yes, we know this team is flawed offensively. I just think this year they’ve built up enough to cut them some slack, especially when you consider than they are a year or two ahead of the plan, at least imo.

  136. I Rarely Speak on

    why doesnt everybody just jump off the bandwagon at once,,, WOW WOW WOW.. you guys are ridiculous

  137. This game is definitely not on Lundqvist. Mitchell resulted in 2 of the goals and the other 2 were on odd-man rushes. Hank is human people. Again, we need more than Hank to get to the conference finals and beyond.

  138. First period aside, not a good performance. But I’d hardly put it down to “not showing up” or Lundqvist quitting on the team. Might as well head down to MSG now and boo the team if those are the reasons for defeat.

  139. JimboWoodside on

    Nobody’s jumping anywhere – but a bad effort is a bad effort – too many odd-man rushes for them, none for us…

  140. JimboWoodside on

    Hank was honest, anyway. He’d like to make a few of those saves, but it didn’t happen tonight.

  141. They are 3-1 against that team with the speed through the neutral zone this season, no?

  142. Nothing to be crazy over which way?

    Winning four of every seven games is roughly 8th seed pace. Yes, a drop off from the rest ov the year, but hardly screams *this is a horrendous homestand* at me either.

  143. I’m depressed about Zuccarello…he really added balance to the teams offense…he was looking very good 5 on 5….not just on the PP…

    It was a tough game…it only gets tougher from here….

  144. JimboWoodside on

    I didn’t switch on the Devs OT & SO, because I couldn’t handle hearing Chico and the other dummy screaming about how great Maaarty is – so I missed something good – bah!

  145. JimboWoodside on

    Well, I hope the Leafs got that winning “streak” out of their system – at least for tomorrow night.

  146. JimboWoodside on

    Craps must feel great tonight – lost 3 goal lead in a game at home…some of their fans might be jumping, too..

  147. JimboWoodside on

    Somebody on the Jets got their first goal tonight! How did we miss giving him that opportunity!?

  148. JimboWoodside on

    At least Ovechkin caught up to Hartnell tonight in goals scored – I’m sure he’s happy.

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