Monthly Archives: May, 2012

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219 Post-practice interviews

First, Brandon Prust had his hearing with Brendan Shanahan via phone today, said he was able to argue his case for his elbow to the head of Anton Volchenkov, and then went out to join an optional skate, not knowing if he would be suspended. Some gamesmanship going on, too,…

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86 Rangers-Devils Game 3 in review

Thoughts: 1) I am going to start off with the Brandon Prust elbow to the head of Anton Volchenkov, only because there’ve been so many such incidents in these playoffs and I want to be consistent, since I’ve pretty much led with all of them throughout. I thought Prust reached…

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127 Post-game notes, quotes

Courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES Eastern Conference Final, Game 3 Prudential Center – Newark, NJ (NYR lead 2-1) Team Notes: –        The Rangers defeated the New Jersey Devils, 3-0, today at Prudential Center in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Final.  The Blueshirts tallied three goals…

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10 Post-game interviews

Some quick notes: • Ryan Callahan snapped his season-long six-game scoreless drought with an empty-netter. “It was good to get that last one,” he said. “Now I just have to try to do it with a goalie in there.” • Henrik Lundqvist had his second shutout of the series and…

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769 It’s Go Time!

Rangers-Devils Game 3. Same lineups … at least same for the Devils … haven’t heard that officially from the Rangers, though there wouldn’t be any changes coming unless there’s some trickery regarding Brandon Dubinsky. Very doubtful, IMO. UPDATE: Steve Eminger is in for Stu Bickel. Fully expect a much better…

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56 Rangers at Devils Game 3 today

Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS at NEW JERSEY DEVILS 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs – Eastern Conference Final, Game 3 (Series tied 1-1) Saturday, May 19, 1:00 p.m. Prudential Center – Newark, NJ Rangers (Regular Season): 51-24-7 (109 pts), 1st in East Devils (Regular Season): 48-28-6 (102…

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47 Parise’s dad, Ranger killer, says Zach might love New York

Here’s a great story from Arthur Staple of Newsday, about Zach Parise’s father, J.P. The dad begins by saying Zach won’t tell him too much because he has a big mouth, then goes on to speculate whether his free-agent-to-be son would like playing for the Rangers and John Tortorella. **************************************************…

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162 Benched or not, Rangers need more from Gaborik, others

Going to practice this morning. Will have audio and whatever news from there later. *********************************************** Here’s my unedited column from The Journal News and LoHud.com today. Apologies for typos, etc.: By Rick Carpiniello On the day after, John Tortorella spoke. Not in mono-syllabic answers, either. Here’s the gist: The Rangers…

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163 Tortorella transcript

Here’s the John Tortorella transcript, from the NHL: An interview with: NEW YORK RANGERS  COACH TORTORELLA THE MODERATOR:  Questions for Coach Tortorella. Q.  John, can you just look back to yesterday’s game and tell me some of the positives you saw from your team? COACH TORTORELLA:  To be…

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173 Rangers-Devils Game 2 in review

Thoughts: 1) I gotta tell you, I’m really torn on the whole sitting Marian Gaborik thing. He was ineffective on the wall, pushed off the puck a couple of times in front, failed to clear and did the unforgiveable flamingo on the game-tying goal, on a team that sacrifices everything…

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42 More post-game interviews

A few notes you may have already seen from me on Twitter (and won’t find in the Rangers’ game notes): • Marian Gaborik was benched for a good portion of the third period. He failed to clear the puck, then failed to block Bryce Salvador’s shot that was deflected for…

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24 Post-game notes, quotes

Courtesy of the NYR: NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES Eastern Conference Final, Game 2 Madison Square Garden – New York, NY (Series tied 1-1) Team Notes: –        The Rangers were defeated by the New Jersey Devils, 3-2, tonight at Madison Square Garden in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Final. …

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796 It’s Go Time!

Rangers-Devils Game 2. I fully expect the Devils to be much, much, much better tonight, and obviously more desperate. And it will be up to the Rangers to be much, much, much better and try to match that desperation. But as I’ve said, I expect this series to be 1-1…

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63 McDonagh-Girardi pair a big hit for Rangers

Here’s the story by Josh Thomson, 26, in today’s Journal News and on LoHud.com: By Josh Thomson, 26 NEW YORK — Like every new pairing or line combination, tethering Ryan McDonagh to Dan Girardi required a leap of faith. John Tortorella only inserted McDonagh alongside Girardi on the Rangers’ top…

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168 John Tortorella post-morning skate presser

From the NHL (LOL): An Interview with:        COACH TORTORELLA Q. The guys you brought up, how do you use them, not in the series, but what is the thought behind having them up here? COACH TORTORELLA:  Just have players ready to play in case we run into injuries. Q. …