It’s Go Time!


Game 75.

Start of a three-game trip through that goes through Minnesota and Winnipeg Tuesday and Wednesday.

The Rangers have lost one in a row (PANIC!).

But they have won two of three. But they have lost three of five. But they have won four of seven. But they have lost 6 of 10. But they have won eight of 15.

Anyway, they’re a win or a Bettman Bonus Point away from the seventh 100-point season in franchise history.

They lead fourth-seed Pittsburgh by a single point for first place in the Patrick Division and the Prince of Wales Conference. The ice birds have a game in hand … and might never, ever, ever lose again for as long as any of us live. They’re in the same province tonight, playing the Senators in the nation’s capital.

Assuming that Ruslan Fedotenko returns to the lineup in place of injured Mats Zuccarello, and that Martin Biron starts in goal, which would be his 500th NHL game.



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  1. eddie eddie eddie on

    a huge, must win, have to have, desperately need, cannot afford to lose game

  2. eddie eddie eddie on

    lev – i think i could be in the nets tonight for the rangers and get the W

  3. eddie eddie eddie on

    triple toe, triple axle, double axle, triple saukau, sit-spin, triple lutz, double toe, sit spin, triple lindy

  4. Tonight is so must-win that the Rangers will un-clinch their playoff spot with a loss in regulation.

  5. Evening gang.

    Criminy, I turn on NHLN and Crosbaby is on. GO AWAY! NO ONE LIKES YOU!!!!

  6. Oh and GO UNION! Playing now in the East regional Frozen Four Final. School’s in my backyard back home so I gotta root for them.

  7. “i’d rather be 6th than 5th”

    disagree. That means we have to play the penguins in RD 2 whereas if we win the 4/5 we escape the Pens until the conference finals (assuming of course the 6 beats whomever wins the SE division…

  8. doesn’t matter, we’re getting first anyway!!! LGRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. We’re like 25th in the league in face offs and obviously, our power play ranks near the bottom. Who is going to step up tonight on key face offs and on D? Let’s go for 4th place NYR! Torts better roll 4 lines all game long.

  10. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan on

    blah hockey night in canada on tv and all three first row links…. :-(
    can’t a gal get creeped out by joe michiletti??

  11. I may be among the minority, but I enjoy the Canadian anthem. Also, the American one, of course.

    Lin – Luckily, I’ve got the slingbox hookup. Even if it’s a little choppier than HNIC online, I’ll accept it for the Rangers announcers, dumb as they may be.

  12. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan on

    Spider, would that sling box thingie work for me being out of the msg area?

  13. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan on

    i could watch it on tv, but that would mean the man would go upstairs and watch tv up there, so i gave up the tv down here so we can ‘be together’ lol

  14. Spider you might have missed a fantastic animated gif opportunity with Phaneuf strokin’ his shaft pre- game

  15. Thanks-except in the wilds of Albany ny the NHL network is currently showing the Cindy Crosbys! And msg has the sabres. . .

  16. Crabb is from An chorage. my brother skates with his dad just won a tournament in vancouver. my sister went out with his dad. dont pick on Joey

  17. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan on

    calmn down tomb.. just made me think of mr krabbs from sponge bob…
    and i have had 2 last names that got/ get made fun of… my biological dad’s and my stepdads lol

  18. Fuggers!

    Linda – If you had a Slingbox in someone’s home in the Rangers’ broadcast area, then you could view it over your computer. You could control the cable box, but they would need to not change the channel on you!

  19. Bickel with a stupid pinch, got to know if you can get there to make a play and bickel wasn’t even close to getting to the puck. The rangers have been awful this month. If they keep this up they will be lucky to win 1 game in the first round of the playoffs. Toronto has been awful for a while, you loose to them and that is awful.

  20. Looks like another game with less intensity
    than is needed for this team to succeed.

    Need to pick it up….LGR

  21. this team looks freaking stale. i blame the pp for the leafs 1-0 lead. get an early goal there. set the tone. so sick of rupp line. there useless.

  22. >>I may be among the minority, but I enjoy the Canadian anthem. Also, the American one, of

    I totally freaked out a family member when I started singing along to “O Canada”. I had to explain that it was from watching hockey all those years.

    I do not care for singing of national anthems during club matches. They should be sung only for international encounters.

  23. Good evening all! Gabby!!!!

    Carp, that may be on of the funniest go times ever. LGR!! LGS!!!

  24. That goal seems to have given Gaborik some extra jump. He’s getting all Olivia Newton-John out there now.

  25. >>Anyone know how BC did against Air Force today?

    Mr/Mrs Google should have your answer.

  26. Why is Matt Cooke still in the friggin league? He should have been banned years ago. GRRRRRRRRR

  27. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan on

    Mickey, maybe, just maybe, if he calls some chick some bad names, he’ll get suspended

  28. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan on

    i think sally needs to make some matt cooke voodoo dolls and we all need to stick pins in ’em

  29. JimboWoodside on

    Just got home – what did I miss? Who is playing better in this game so far? I see the score is 1-1.

  30. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan on

    all i can think of, after your easter bunny comment is the commercial with the lil kid who yells out


  31. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan on

    6 links to the game now on first row, the last 3 are those swedish ones where they have no sound during intermission… maybe luck (???) out with sam and joe

  32. Who was asking about BC?
    Chris Kreider scored twice to lead top-seeded Boston College to a 2-0 win against Air Force on Saturday.Advanced…

  33. JimboWoodside on

    Really, ORR? Thanks – that’s not good news, but at least they got out of the first tied.

    Leafs should fold – they always do.

  34. Anybody here who’s not really 26 remember the bratty Loony Tunes kids…I want an Easter egg, I want an Easter egg!

  35. Wow! Major shout out to Carp from Dave and the Sports Illustrated writer he was talking to….!! Awesome!!!

  36. It puzzles me, but Rangers D-men are making recently much more positioning mistakes, than in the beginning of the season. Shouldn’t it be in opposite?

  37. Sigh. Terriers out, but good for our future Ranger…..I am really torn between wanting him to end his college career a winner, and wanting BC to lose….

  38. Erixon looked good on the PP, but that was a rookie pass to Prust. Hope he’s okay, even though I know he will be.

  39. Hate it! They are so-o-o beatable! If it is not a MUST, it definitely SHOULD win game!

  40. another crap game. what happened to this team? they were freakin monsters all year. every one of them. they suck now

  41. Anisimov needs to learn to stop and circle with the puck. that rush accomplished nothing but a break for Toronto

  42. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan on

    gawd this stream is so crappy it looked like Cally was in mid pirouette and being pulled down by his legs

  43. Ni lin. sorry I never answered you. gotta switch from laptop to TV to chat when Ikm not on my other PC.

    I love King crab by the way. And yes I have been on the time bandit personally

  44. Ryan Bozak was apparently an NHL linesman who retired in 1994, presumably explaining why Sam has been calling Tyler Bozak that in every game against the Leafs this season.

  45. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan on

    no worries tomb! aaaaaaaaaaah I love the Time Bandit! i have a shirt of theirs lol

  46. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan on

    actually thought you were mad @ me for telling you to calm down lol ;-)

  47. This team needs a cheapy, a break if you will. Something to help them exhale a little bit

  48. I was camping on the beach with a buddy and they pulled up and rode ashore in a zodiac. and he was yelling “Time Bandit” I didn’t know what he was talking about.

    evidently my crazy friend knew these guy’s. they took us out, did some fishing, barbecuing on the deck, had a blast.

    my crazy buddy who had tried to salvage a road killed moose on the way down there which is highly illegal. good times

  49. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan on

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!! the slumbering alaskan!!!

    FOUR MILLION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    There’s your dirty goal Mickey!

  51. mickey, they jus had a chance for a cheapy. artie blew it. like usual. noone on this team can hit a open net. artie, boyl, prust,duby,sometimes gabby. its so agravating. they dont score alot so when u get those easy tap ins, u freakn bury them. all the guys that got nice raises are terribl thisyear. except cally of course. bring in kreider. sit mitchell. will anybody really miss him? in playoffs? i wont.

  52. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan on

    Carp or Josh or someone in IT can you approve my post with the game link please?

  53. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan on

    tomb, can’t wait for the new season to start… april 10!!

    joke, i posted the link twice but i guess IT is not approving links… are you on the boneheads FB page??

  54. Grabby, they got one, so yeah, I’ll take it. But I see your point. And not denying that this team is offensively challenged.

  55. be nice if once in a blue moon the pp could score. so sick of hearing about chances get a GOAL

  56. Tiki XLII XLVI on

    I’m nt surprised this sorry excuse for a children’s team has shown up 2nite. I wish I could jam Phil Kessels lost ball down the leaves throats

  57. Good second half of the second. Kept sustained pressure. Will win, if keep going this way. As I said, Leaves are unstable, vulnerable team. Just have to have a killer instinct and don’t let it go…Oh…and no more stupid mistakes in D.

  58. Tiki,

    That was one of the worst things I’ve ever read on this blog. Please tell me I didn’t actually read that.

  59. Lin, I am…I checked there but didnt see any links…if u put one up there, I can get it. Thanks!!

  60. keep an eye on flyers up 3-1 . we need pts out of this game otherwise they are within 3 which was 7 2 days ago

  61. Somebody have to tell Rangers in locker-room at this break about Pissies trailing 5:3 to give’em additional incentive and inspiration.

  62. Not just because Dubi scored, but I thought it was a good job by Torts to limit Dubi’s doghouse time.
    He made his point, move on -too late in the season to mess with his head too much, need to get Dubi rolling.

  63. Just approved it, Lin. But it will be posted at the time you originally posted it … so the intended will have to scroll up …

    Stamkos 52. Holy smokes.

  64. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan on

    eeesh JOKE!! i’m a bit of a roenick today.. it finally posted up on FB also!!! grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

    they need to put more makeup on that white spots on milburys nose

  65. Tiki XLII XLVI on

    Hey Linzo!! I was thinking about texting ilb that we’re up 12-0. He hates updates lol

  66. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan on

    lol tiki.. i don’t text him during games unless he texts me first lol

  67. Linda, you still have free links? wow!

    I am ready for the playoffs.

    Rangers are a year ahead of where I had them . we could go a ways in the playoffs this year.

    would be disappointed with a third round exit, but still very proud and impressed. i think next year we will be deadly.

  68. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan on

    is it carp? :-)

    tomb, i hate that game center blocks nationally televised games. I lose 18 games a season, that’s one month worth of games, but i still pay the same fee displaced islander fans pay lol

  69. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan on

    tomb i agree, i expected this type of season NEXT year.

    with some tinkering in the off season and whatever splash slats will make on July 1, gonna be just as exciting as this season has been. But i really appreciate the what they have accomplished SO FAR this season!!! PLAYOFFS BABY!!!!

  70. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan on

    wow, the kid’s a future hurricane lol

    interesting vid of cally there

  71. You have got to be hartnelling me..

    What the hartnell? Get your head out of your carcillo and play defense!

  72. thanks to whatever for being in the playoffs…this last week is gonna kill me before April 11 anyway.

  73. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan on

    anyone by the Carrabbas on Carlton Ave? my bff is having a girl scout cookie sale tomorrow between 12 and 4, so if you havent gotten your fill of thin mints and do si dos…. you can get some there lol!!!

  74. just knew leafs were going to get a few. thats why when we had ours we need to cash in not move the puck around well crap.

  75. JimboWoodside on

    Lin, send some of those 18 year-old Girl Scouts to my door – I like cookies…. ;-P

  76. Lots of players falling down.. Gustavson.. now Kessel.. this ice must be made of Matt Cookes.

  77. Lev, it’s called scrolling through and ignoring the posters you don’t like…..

  78. hahaha Lin…. cookies….. nomnomnoom. although the Prince Polos im having right now arent bad!!

  79. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan on

    haaaaaaaaaa you two crack me up!!!

    LETS FREAKIN GO RANGERS!!!!!!!! get these 2 points with team spawnofbettman losing!!!!

  80. Mickey, that’s called every day…and I thought he was kind of, kind of getting better

  81. ye Mama, kind of hard to do that when every 7th post is Eric’s end of the world panic attitude

  82. Lev, I’ve gotten pretty good at just passing by posts I don’t care to read if they’re just going to tick me off….scroll my friend, scroll….we’re all good here :)

  83. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan on

    Mickey, last Saturday i had a blue moon at lunch and got shafted with the orange slice. I had a smithwicks irish ale (in honor or St Patricks Day) and holy hell, that was dark, hearty and filling lol

  84. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan on

    LMAO Laurel! haven’t i been asking for an ignore feature for about 2 1/2 years now!
    Lev my friend, we just gotta do the heavy lifting and scroll on by.

  85. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan on

    LETS GO RANGERS!!!!!!! 2 points damnit!!!!!!!!


  86. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan on

    hell mickey i couldnt even finish the smithwicks… i left about a fifth of it… i dont think i’d do well with guiness either lol. i’m liking the blue moon though

  87. JimboWoodside on

    Yeah, but you’re transplanted, like Mickey – you’ve lost your “bearings”….

  88. duck the bill on

    any rangers win that isn’t 7-4 or better should be considered a grave disappointment

  89. JimboWoodside on

    C’mon, Sens – hold onto that lead – and hit Skid in the head while you’re at it..

  90. I’m not a fan of the heavy beers, Lin. Had a bad experience with Guiness in college and never had it since. I like the wheat and lighter beers.

  91. JimboWoodside on

    >>>Nah, Jimbo. I’m from NY, you know that!

    Yeah, but you NY gals get out of NYC and then you “go native”!

  92. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan on

    how is talking about girl scout cookies and alcohol losing our bearings? lol

  93. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan on

    sorry college football is NOT my religion, i was not raised as a princess nor do i believe i am the most amazing female alive, or spell parmigiana cheese parmesan, and i don’t have the official southern mullet, and i dont combine you and all.

  94. JimboWoodside on

    I don’t know – Blue Moons, oranges, Do si-Do’s…it sounds like some non-NY conspiracy to me!

  95. LMAO at Dave at, I know I’m getting old but that was awful, re music in arena……

  96. Goodbye all, I love you….but I have to quit this addiction…hahahahahahaha! FUG!

  97. Izzy Mandlebaum on

    There was more hockey in the OT than in the whole third period before it.

    Now there is no hockey. Just a one point exhibition contest.

  98. havent had a shootout in a while….do we play Richards now? i think we do.. he’s been HOT

  99. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan on

    CAPTAIN CALLAHAN DOES IT AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  100. JimboWoodside on

    Whew!!!! That was a LOT harder than it should have been…….but we’ll take it!

  101. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan on

    lmfao at this dumb blonde
    Rangers are STILL number one and she calls the pens the best team in the eastern conference

  102. Anyone catch the dude dancing like a drunken monkey in the stairs during Cally’s shot?

  103. The Rangers have started pulling away from the Penguins. That 3 point lead is now almost insurmountable…

  104. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan on

    if she’s the dumb blonde on NHL NEtwork than yes.

    the pens are NOT number one right now.. so back off that shizzy

  105. JimboWoodside on

    Can we get Scott Stevens out of retirement to check Skidley the Lips tomorrow night?

  106. JimboWoodside on

    Kathryn Tappen!? *She* couldn’t possibly be wrong – it must be someone else impersonating her!

  107. If any of you were unlucky enough to have to watch this game on the NHL Network tonight (like me), then did anyone else notice the crawl at the bottom just as Callahan was getting ready to take his shot?

    NYR 3 – 4 TOR F (SO)

    For several heart-stopping seconds I thought the feed we were seeing was so far behind that the shootout had continued and ended in favor of the Leafs already.

  108. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan on

    its must stick in the craw of everyone at NHL Network and OLNVERSUSNBCsports to say

    The New York Rangers are in first place in the Eastern Conference with 101 points.

  109. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan on

    Mickey, i’m rooting for the earth to open up under the arena and consume both teams lol

  110. JimboWoodside on

    Didn’t see it, Jeff – was watching MSG home feed…but those Bastages!! What are they trying to do to us!?

  111. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan on

    Jeff i had NHL Network but was concentrating on the action on the ice and not the scroll.. maybe someone got a screen shot

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

    Losing is contagious ..Penguins are on a losing streak!!!

  113. maybe it’s me but John Giannone is the most annoying person in the media asking question. If I was a ranger player getting interviewed by him i would want to punch him in his face.

  114. JimboWoodside on

    Ah, OK, Lin – well, Fleury will definitely be in nets tomorrow – who the hell was in net tonight!? 8 goals given up?

  115. just think if the rangers had beat buffalo yesterday they would be 5 points ahead of pukesburg instead of three. What are the odds that the devils beat the pukesburg’s tomorrow.

  116. JimboWoodside on

    Aha!!! Mickey is going the “sloppy seconds” route? What’s that gal’s name?

  117. JimboWoodside on

    Pitt is tough at home – but I hope that fatso can steal a win from them tomorrow…

  118. I thought the Rangers clearly looked tired apart from the 18 seconds they were ahead and until the moment Callahan’s shootout goal went in. Then they stopped looking tired.

  119. hopefully this great run by pukesburg means there going all out and will shoot there load the remainder of the season before the playoffs start.

  120. I’m not saying that Richards contract is worth the player and I was one ranger fan who didn’t want Richards but he seems to be what the rangers thought they were getting before the season started. Richards has been scoring and playing very well for a few weeks. Hopefully he continues this going into the playoffs.

  121. JimboWoodside March 24th, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    I hope you’re right, tomg!

    Jim, believe me, so do I, so do I. I’m trying to find positive ways to justify what has been going on.

  122. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan on

    ORR!! What Is It Good For?!?! March 24th, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    $50 says Captainhan goes backhand forehand! It’s his only move.

    you kill me Orr!

  123. I can’t believe I have to root for the Debbies tomorrow. That’s the dirtiest feeling ever.

  124. “Ryan Callahan wristed one high over Jonas Gustavsson in the third round of the shootout to win the game for the Blueshirts, prompting a fist pump from Rangers general manager Glen Sather in a private suite.”
    Hmm, he is human too…?

  125. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan on

    4 ever… i think C3 may have been manning the Sather controls at that moment ;-)

  126. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan on

    Maybe Jeff also got the fist bump! I still think getting that screen shot was brilliant!

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