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Game 6.
Flyers at Rangers.

Light up the Empire State Building in Orange in honor of Mr. Snider, Comcast, NBC, Bobby Clarke, Daniel Carcillo and Tom Tostitos.

Henrik Lundqvist will be in goal for the sixth game in a row, and Stu Bickel returns to the lineup on defense. That means Steve Eminger and Matt Gilroy will be prucha’d. Tom Sestito and Zach Rinaldo are expected to be the thugs in the Flyers’ lineup.

ps, Game 6 is always a must-win for somebody, right?


I’m going to be a guest during the first intermission on the radio-cast, on ESPN, 98.7. Give us a listen.

A reminder: We will host our weekly Live Chat Wednesday at noon. Be there. Or else.

Also don’t forget to vote for the Three Rangers Stars over there on the left.

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  1. WOW!!!

    I am first. I will be listening during the first intermission Carp. We need to win this game. Need to get some momentum going.

  2. ZzZz NASH ZzZz " Do we have a back up goalie?"...says Greg L. on


    Lets go go gog gog go ggo ggo gogo ggo!!!


    Lets do this!!!!

    3 periods of rock’em sock’em hockey!!!!!

    lets win baby!!!!

  3. Hey, Salll!

    I don’t know about all-star, but when he was paired with Leetch he was pretty darn good and as tough as anybody in the game.

  4. ZzZz NASH ZzZz " Do we have a back up goalie?"...says Greg L. on

    RAAAAAAAAAAAAAANGERS!!!! Rangers!!!! rangers!! Rangers!!! Rangers!!!!!!

    LETS GO BOYS , LETS make sum NOISE!!!!!

  5. He was the perfect compliment to Leetch’s style IMO. Bickel has a similar toughness. And I don’t know where Matt Johnson is right now but I hope he’s in pain.

  6. I will be nostalgic about Beukaboom all night. But my point was this- Bickel is a similar size and age and since he has some hockey sense and WANTS to learn to be a better Dman, it takes a pair to act like he’s garbage and shouldn’t play. Not saying he’s the next #23- but sometimes a guy can be valuable to a team even if it isn’t right out of the box…Case in point: Mike Knuble will probably score on us Good trade, Glen!

  7. LMAO CC I just turned around to look at the TV and I see Torts’ mug frozen on the screen. terrible

  8. Good evening all! Great…not only is my evening going to carcillo, but now Dolanvision has to pile on…..heaven forbid we get the MSG channel that works, with the Debbies…..

  9. Mine’s working fine.

    I, too, have no idea why people are against Bickel
    The good news, Torts has his own opinion about him. And he is playing today because of that.

  10. CCCP I want to say Chris Chelios. Seeing as how he’s the oldest to do ANYthing in the NHL..

  11. Finally!!! A ranger defencemen takes a slap shot from the point. Look what happens when you get it on net.

  12. Even though MSG moved the score bug down, it still looks just as stupid.

    Do these jerseys look lighter blue to you because of the Rangers wearing the Heritage dark blues the last two times at home? And these numbers are so much easier to read on TV.

    Surprised there was not a bogus fight after the goal with those players on the ice.

  13. This is not good Carp…I don’t want to get ahead of anything, but if he can’t be there…go with the recording of him forever….

    wonder why team hasn’t said anything….people have to be wondering…..

  14. This is the best skating by far since the games began by the rangers. Keep it up boys, goals will come.

  15. Jlone2Bubblehead on

    So quiet. I make more noise typing this on the keyboard than the suits are making at the game.

  16. I like this guy Ferriero, good skater, good hockey sense. The only draw back is he is kinda of small. He almost scored on that slap shot from the high circle.

  17. tiki I reside in the UK and could use help with the NHL Gamecenter blackouts. Would you help?

  18. Okay I’m just gonna say it…. Is it me, or does Cally look lost without Dubi? Just a thought…

  19. Carp, it’s rare that MSG gets as loud as it used to anymore. Maybe in spurts…but the pricey seats, the luxury boxes and I’m convinced the 7:00 pm starts have subdued what used to be a rabid crowd.

    You still get the sections that make noise (up high)

    Quick story – I was at the OT win against the Bruins in the barstool seats at the top of Section 223. A girl with a Bruins hat was antagonizing the crowd. Well, before OT she went to the bathroom and came back on the wrong side of the section.

    So there she is searching all over for her seat, can’t see it…and then Gabby scores the winner.

    Yup…tough to be her at that moment. Surrounded by the enemy.

    Don’t antagonize the home crowd. It can bite ya.

    And I LOVED those barstool seats. Concession stand six feet behind you. Not having to get up to let people through. They’re great.

    I DID notice that plenty of people seemed to completely forget about the “Wait til play stops” rule…lots of moving around during play.

  20. Orr… and by no means am I inferring Dubi’s having a good season bc 0 goals 1 assist is hardly that. Sometimes I just wonder though. They had good chemistry ….

  21. CJP – It doesn’t even matter with the new aisles so far apart. Even if you wait until a whistle to get up, you’re not going to make it to the concourse before the puck drops. Of course, if people waited for a TV timeout…

  22. ZzZz NASH ZzZz " Do we have a back up goalie?"...says Greg L. on

    Lookin gooooood folks!!

    Rangers send Gaborik ,Nash ,Richards ,Staal ,Giradi and Hank to the ALL-STAR game!!!!!

  23. Apparently, until last week Rinaldo had never received stitches. Doctors must’ve glued his skull together when they removed his brain.

  24. “A really good 1st period” says Joe?!?!?! zzzzzzzz boring. Other than the flurry at the end, it’s like watching paint dry. Don’t get me wrong… I’m happy we’re up by 1…. That’s like humaaaangous big!

  25. Brief Rinaldo interview on the Flyers broadcast there. Doesn’t sound like the most cerebral individual, which surprises me.

  26. Czechthemout!!! on

    Good period!

    Have to say that MDZ was the best player on the ice on a team where most everyone played well,which says alot.


    I think you’re right. He read the blog today.

  27. Headzo…LMAO!!!!….Awwww….I miss those days :) Sure other folks don’t……thanks…..

  28. Anyone else besides me find the Blake Griffin Kia Optima commercials to be hillarious? Btw… Those optimas are actually nice….

  29. Ralph from N.M. on

    What’s with the Flyer announcers at a Ranger home game ? Damn center ice

  30. e3 (pimp's angel) stay thirsty my friends on

    ricardo – that was an excellent interview…spot on…i totally agree with your thoughts…

  31. e3 (pimp's angel) stay thirsty my friends on

    comparing ranger pp to a poor half court hoop team…..totally perfect assessment

  32. e3 (pimp's angel) stay thirsty my friends on

    rangers need jason kidd on the pp……and to serve as designated driver on road trips to the hamptons

  33. e3 (pimp's angel) stay thirsty my friends on

    call me crazy, but stepan isnt very good….slow as mud….not physical at all….

  34. What’s with all the backhand passes into traffic Callahan’s been making this season? Weird.

  35. Czechthemout!!! on

    That right there is why i believe that Girardi and McD are the best defensive tandem in the NHL!

  36. e3 (pimp's angel) stay thirsty my friends on

    olga – hawks not looking too good……. 6-0 not impressive

  37. ZzZz NASH ZzZz " Do we have a back up goalie?"...says Greg L. on

    Loveeeeeeee the Center-ice!!! I have Sam talk all about the Rangers …ahhhh feels great having Rangers telecast.

    Great game , great attack ,great defence, great teamwork ,great tempo , great plays and did I mention the defence playing great?



  38. e3 (pimp's angel) stay thirsty my friends on

    mamma – me too…i am a proud member of the bickel pickles

  39. e3 (pimp's angel) stay thirsty my friends on

    olga – i see them going 48-0…meeting the rangers in the finals…..sharkies looking good too…Marleau will score 500 goals this year…

  40. Not even a fifth Latona…..the only Big Man is….well, someone else, and he’s not quite proved yet….Score!!!!

  41. Stranger Nation on

    Big Man or just The Man or El Hombre

    Cally needed that, he had been living in tornover city all night

    is Rinaldo wearing Sauer’s helmet?

    sloppy second but takes 2 goal lead – lets shut out the filth at home

    Briere misses Jagr

  42. Halpern, keeping the quotient up….sigh….where are my blogladies……

    Sorry if my missed answer here, but good question….yes or no on Langkow? Poor Ashy

  43. Yes. Nash = The Big Man.

    Mrs. Manny just said, “This Nash guy reminds me of Messier. He gives everyone on the ice with him a chance to score.” Highest compliment ever from her.

  44. Hugo Folkyerself on

    Slatsko is still around. Mother has been banned from the Blog. And she didn’t SAY anything!

    Hawks-Rangers Finals would be sweet! But I would probably be run off the blog, too.

  45. jpg’s sister! where is the haiku man!

    Stranger, thanks….The Man works for me…or El Hombre…Or Big Boy…..just not Big Man

  46. my brother jpg, had dental work done today, he’s watching the game on painkillers, he’s so much quieter LOL

  47. Mrs. Manny has truly drunk the KoolAid…awesome!!!

    Hugo, get Olga back….I bet Mother at least gave a big eye roll…..

  48. e3 (pimp's angel) stay thirsty my friends on

    jpg’s sister….i am having some painkillers too, but alas, minus the dental work…..

  49. e3 (pimp's angel) stay thirsty my friends on

    hugo/olga – given hawks only weakness may in goal…i am betting marleau scores 8 times in their first meeting w/sharks

  50. e3 (pimp's angel) stay thirsty my friends on

    manny – i honestly believe if hank can shut out the flyers…odds are almost quite good, that rangers just might win tonight

  51. That’s definitely one great method, eddie. I was thinking, and again, as usual, I haven’t checked up on the research here, but if the Rangers are leading by 2 goals at this point, they just need to win this period by 1 goal and they should be ok.

  52. e3 (pimp's angel) stay thirsty my friends on

    headzo ….bloody marys

    manny – what are your thoughts on the rangers scoring the next goal – doesnt that almost stand to reason that it would be potentially 3-0?

  53. e3 (pimp's angel) stay thirsty my friends on

    maloney on radio…”possibly cally landed on talbot skate”

  54. “Classy move” by Talbot, according to Coatesy. Yes, we should be appreciative that he didn’t continue to punch the guy he just yanked to the ice by his arm.

  55. OK, Nash, love him…..anybody else wondering about out trades/changes….this is not the same team….Prust asking…..

  56. yeah talbot only realized that something has heppened after cally told him that his hand is f’ed up, Joe! You bush-league homer clown!

  57. Talbot literally grabbed Callahan’s arm and pulled until his shoulder dislocated. Cally will be out weeks to months depending on whether the cuff is torn and needs to be repaired. Ridiculous. Better hope Kreider and JT Miller are ready because Cally is out.

  58. 4generations 4 cups on

    i’ve dislocated my shoulder before, im no expert but i’m quite sure that’s what happened. could be as bad as a torn labrum or rotator cuff (had both of those fixed) or it could just be popped back in. could range from missing a game to the whole season

  59. e3 (pimp's angel) stay thirsty my friends on

    headzo – only days i typically dont have something cold are the days that dont end in a Y

  60. Carp

    he only stopped because Cally told talbot that there is something wrong with his shoulder… you can see it clearly on TV replay

  61. yeah Talbot respectfully stopped fighting because he already dislocated Cally’s shoulder

  62. e3 (pimp's angel) stay thirsty my friends on

    cally has another arm…he will be back soon enough…its not like you skate with your shoulder

  63. Yep, Season Over. No Depth with this team at all and losing Callahan when they can’t afford a single injury to any forward will just kill them.

  64. I know he didn’t intend for the injury, Carp, but we’re basically praising Talbot for not being a complete Assistant Hole?

  65. e3 (pimp's angel) stay thirsty my friends on

    kenny albert just said cally wont be back tonight…..and that Marv hasnt bitten him in over a week

  66. e3 (pimp's angel) stay thirsty my friends on

    jpg’s sister – have jpg airmail some of his painkillers to cally

  67. No chance Talbot meant to hurt Cally. He stopped immediately when Callahan said, “no no no ow ow ow.” Also gave him a friendly tap.

  68. e3 (pimp's angel) stay thirsty my friends on

    headzo – absolutely…broken jaw…having it wired….now that injury is tough to drink with

  69. e3 (pimp's angel) stay thirsty my friends on

    rob in beantown – do you know tom in chitown by any chance? :)

  70. e3 I’ll ask jpg if he’ll give some up for the team. he said that he is only taking 1//2 a pill each time he has some to share with cally! yeah!

  71. e3 (pimp's angel) stay thirsty my friends on

    JoeM – “while cally’s shoulder looks bad…i have to say, his thighs look real good, dont they sam?”

  72. That’s the point, Carp. It’s what any player should do. Just don’t see it as especially praiseworthy for not being in the minority of idiots.

  73. e3 (pimp's angel) stay thirsty my friends on

    JPG’ sister…tell jpg that if he runs out..i will send him some of my stash

  74. e3 (pimp's angel) stay thirsty my friends on

    cally needs to go the steroid route….look at alex rodriguez and how roids have kept him injury free…

  75. e3 (pimp's angel) stay thirsty my friends on

    headzo – i have a pylon strapped to my head….no smoke escapes….

  76. No Olga. I remain quiet during a games in person. I like to maintain focus on the goal – winning. Unless it’s to berate a referee during a stoppage while the crowd is quiet.

    That was a penalty.

  77. Hmm, when the Flyers crew incredulously scream “No penalty?!” when a Ranger is tripped, it might have been a penalty.

  78. listening to the radio broadcast because I live near Albany and the fuggin Sabres, Devils and every other piece of carcillo is on the MSG channels-Don Maloney is a treat to listen to, very knowledgeable

  79. e3 (pimp's angel) stay thirsty my friends on

    tiki – i am pretty quiet too, but mainly its due to the fact that i have a mouthful of the chronic and i am holding my breath

  80. e3 (pimp's angel) stay thirsty my friends on

    educator – i was only teasing….i make more errors than chuck knoblach

  81. As ropey as the Rangers’ start has been, I wonder how everyone would feel if they had lost to the Leafs and Jets already and been 4-0 down to the Islanders as one division rival is?

  82. They should have had a goal late in that period…..2 guys alone in front of Bryz…..and nothing..

  83. Mrs. Manny is claiming that the screeching was a little girl pretending to be a siren from her mouth. I believe her. Because I immediately ran to the window thinking I had to be a hero or something and Mrs. Manny knew straight off.

  84. e3 (pimp's angel) stay thirsty my friends on

    educator – and i agree…D. Maloney is the best in the business……brilliant analysis

  85. e3 (pimp's angel) stay thirsty my friends on

    manny – i say good chance rangers wont be .500 after next game

  86. Safe bet, eddie. If I were a betting man, and I am, I would bet on you betting on that statistical outcome.

  87. e3 (pimp's angel) stay thirsty my friends on

    cally’s shoulder will be fixed by him

    he speaks fluent italian in dutch

    i dont drink often, but when i do, its Dos Equis

  88. As close as it was at the end, it it wasn’t for Bryzgalov it would’ve been over long time ago.

  89. Bryz was fantastic tonight. It’s true. Perfect night for my fantasy team really. Rangers win and Bryz doesn’t embarrass himself. Thanks autodraft.

  90. e3 (pimp's angel) stay thirsty my friends on

    tike – when Marchand sleeps on his back, his nose tickles the ceiling

  91. e3 (pimp's angel) stay thirsty my friends on

    cccp=brooklyn pimp – like – every other word is even more annoying

  92. Phlyers had ZERO players play under 5 Minutes. Only Sestito was close at 5:02. Next least amount of ice time was 6:20 out of Rinaldo.

  93. e3 (pimp's angel) stay thirsty my friends on

    cccp – like, you know, the rangers, like won, like the game, like, tonight

  94. Gravy, Bettman gets no on

    Yes, it was nice of Talbot not to pummel Cally after he yanked his arm out of its socket.

  95. yeah like you know i dont get like why like Stu is even dressed like for every like game, you know? wtf is like the point if he like gets 2 min of play? you know…

  96. e3 (pimp's angel) stay thirsty my friends on

    olga – as a show of team support…the entire ranger team should yank their shoulder out of its socket

  97. cant these reporters ask anything else besides this 5 on 3 kill? every single one of them asked the same question! LAME!

    next program, please… you know like wow

  98. e3 (pimp's angel) stay thirsty my friends on

    cccp – stu for like norris finalist – like how could he like not be considered after like the season he is like having?

  99. e3 (pimp's angel) stay thirsty my friends on

    olga – blackhaws winter classic….shoulder field….and lets win there

  100. e3 (pimp's angel) stay thirsty my friends on

    olga – this girl asked me directions to the park…i shoulder her where to go

  101. The team is looking better all the way around…but hurts if Cally is out for an extended period. Let’s hope it’s not serious, but looked bad. He usually fights through pain and plays regardless. Nice contributions from lines 2-3 and from the defense. Didn’t the Rangers win the games last year when their defensemen scored? Nice game for DelZ and I thought Hagelin played exceptionally well…Lunquist played his usual incredible game. If the Isles can swamp the penguins, the Rangers should be able to keep them in line.

  102. e3 (pimp's angel) stay thirsty my friends on

    tickets all gone to the next ranger game?…shouldered out i guess

  103. Gravy, Bettman gets no on

    I’m sure it was mentioned earlier, but how does Stepan fire that puck over the glass with *no pressure* to create the 5 on 3 to begin with?

  104. Kenny Albert Rules! on

    CCCP = i think Callahan separated his shoulder, no joke. I see NFL players favoring their shoulder all the time. Doesn’t look good for the captain.

  105. e3 (pimp's angel) stay thirsty my friends on

    peter frampton – i want you… shoulder the way…night and day…

  106. e3 (pimp's angel) stay thirsty my friends on

    can we all give cally a hand errrr shoulder….for the way he played tonight

  107. Hopefully its not too serious for Callahan. Still have no idea how he wound up hurting it though

  108. Tortorella is proving himself again to be an arrogant, petulant creep. He thinks he’s coaching Boston College. One of these days, someone’s going to pop him.

  109. I’ve seen a few separated shoulders. That looked very much like one of them. Sometimes you can just pop it back in, but very painful and it can be a lifelong problem without surgery. Ilb can speak to that; hopefully I’m incorrect.

  110. e3 (pimp's angel) stay thirsty my friends on

    JoeM – “cally’s shoulder isn’t a problem as long as his groin is ok”

  111. While it was decent of Talbot to lay off Callahan when he realized he was injured, Talbot is one of the cheapest cheap-shot artists in the league, so I wouldn’t give him respect for much else….

  112. Matty"Monster Nash"Boy on

    Da boys got a streak going. One week later, things don’t look as bad. Some of the role players are starting to wake up a bit. Boyle, Halpern, Girardi, Stralman, even Staal, all had better games then they had had. Hank was pretty good, not mid-year, but early year sharp. Not bad.

    Too bad about Cally. They handled the PK well without him. Howzabout The Nasher on the kill? Huh?

    Time for someone else to step up. Calling Mr. Kreider? Mr. Miller, JT Miller? Are you available yet?

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