Post-game notes


Courtesy of the Rangers:

February 2, 2013 (Game 8, Away Game 3)
Tampa Bay Times Forum – Tampa, FL
Rangers 3, Lightning 2

Team Notes:

– The Rangers defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning, 3-2, tonight at Tampa Bay Times Forum for their first win away from MSG this season.

– The Blueshirts improved to 4-4-0 overall, including a 1-2-0 mark on the road this season. New York has won four of their last six contests.

– Seven of the last eight meetings between the Rangers and Lightning have been decided by one goal.

– The Rangers have now registered a point in 14 of their last 17 games against the Lightning, improving to 10-3-4 over the span dating back to a 2-1 win at Tampa Bay on Oct. 4, 2008.

Player Notes:

– Martin Biron turned aside 30 of 32 shots while making his first start and second appearance of the season. He is now 8-3-0 in 11 games against Southeast Division opponents since joining the Rangers in 2010-11.

– Carl Hagelin notched the eventual game-winning goal at 14:47 of the third period, added an assist and registered four shots on goal in 19:29 of ice time. He has now tallied three points (one goal, two assists) in five career games against Tampa Bay.

– Rick Nash notched one goal and registered a team-high, six shots on goal in 23:01 of ice time to earn first star honors. He has now recorded four points (one goal, three assists) in the last four games, and currently ranks second in the NHL with 35 shots on goal this season.

– Derek Stepan tallied a goal, registered four shots on goal and four hits, and posted a plus-two rating in 18:26 of ice time to earn second star honors. He has now recorded 10 points (five goals, five assists) in nine career games against Tampa Bay.

– Taylor Pyatt recorded two assists, including the lone assist on Hagelin’s game-winning goal, and posted a plus-two rating in 18:23 of ice time. He is now tied for fifth on the team in scoring with five points (three goals, two assists) in eight games this season.

– Marc Staal tallied one assist, tied for the game-high with five hits and led all skaters with three blocked shots in 22:53 of ice time. He has now registered four points (one goal, three assists) in the last six games, and is 10 points shy of his 100th career NHL point.

– Brad Richards recorded one assist and led all Rangers forwards with 23:25 of ice time. He is now tied for the team lead with five assists, and second in scoring with seven points in eight games this season. Richards has registered 11 points (three goals, eight assists) in eight career games against Tampa Bay.

Team Schedule:

– Please note the Rangers do not have practice scheduled for tomorrow, Feb. 3. The Blueshirts’ next practice is scheduled for Monday, Feb. 4, at 11:00 a.m. at MSG Training Center.

– The Rangers will return to action when they face-off against the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday, Feb. 5, at Prudential Center (7:00 p.m. – TV: MSG Network; Radio: ESPN 98.7), in an Atlantic Division matchup.


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  1. Gees – if da boys go on a five game winning streak, the blog will go empty. I guess we all DO love to complain. Like in the Army, if ywe weren’t complaining it gets boring.

  2. E3 pimp's angel on

    Four and four, I want more, herb score, on the floor, shut the door, on tour, is your, be a boor and boar, at the core, George for………man


  3. stranger nations on

    Stralman and Gilly looked good

    second line played great – good cycles and extra jam

    Pie-hat may be ‘deliberate’ but plays the wall nice and goes right to the crease and stays there

  4. Which George Foreman? I think there are a dozen of them. George says he named them all George so that when he called, they’d all show up at once so he didn’t have to talk to them individually.

  5. Stranger – it was interesting to see someone finally plant himself in front the net. I agree.

  6. I hope that’s not considered dropping something in the suggestion box. :-)
    I’m hypocriting myself.

  7. E3 pimp's angel on

    Kooz – George V, is it five, hand jive, be alive, swan dive, marry my wives,
    I be Mormon, stormin Norman, I’m a doorman

    Open wide, it’s high tide, down the slide, watch me glide


  8. E3 – Ever think about getting one of those small cabins out in the woods like Thoreau and put music to the poetry?

  9. E3 pimp's angel on

    S. Nation – on last thread. I said. I be psychic, feeling sick, pick and kick
    Centerfield, wheel and deal, golden seal,


  10. I guess after that penalty that lead to the goal. I don’t remember seeing them late.

    I will probably watch the game again tomorrow during the super bowel

  11. E3 pimp's angel on

    My man kooz, playin the blues, making news, J Crews, payin dues
    Emerson wrote, many a note, read nature, birds and bees, hear me please, blended knees
    Bertha don’t ya come round here anymore…


  12. Why am I disinterested in this Super Bowl? Is it because of all the phony hoopla, rap singers, commercials, and coverage from noon to eleven?

  13. Im more excited about -breastfeeding- feeding a baby and cleaning her poopie diapers next Saturday than the super bowel!

  14. You know people who track animals by feeling and smelling their scat? What kind of job is that?

  15. Richards = Disappointment (Major)…. If only coaches, scouts, GM’s and anyone else involved in the decision making process didn’t feel they had their reputations to protect….. Bait would be cut much shorter.

  16. E3 pimp's angel on

    Kooz – as the FBI began to zero in on Berkeley. The math department was all a flutter as it was clear it was one of them. Quite a few whispers but no one exactly sure who it was…. When the y arrested Ted, Department Chair says “thank god …….it’s Ted”

  17. I can’t think of one other coach in all of sports who consistently gets away with saying the things that Torts does and the way that he says them. Even in college. Maybe Bobby Knight, but it all caught up with him.

  18. LOL I just posted something about Kennedy going off that Bridge in Mass., and it’s awaiting moderation because I used the term Chappaquiddik. (dropped the ‘c’ this time, so it should work. :-)

  19. Geeesh, I’ve been kinda avoiding this part of Carp’s blog lately because of vulture like mentality wallowing in the negativity.

    That’s not trying to say people can’t post what they wanna, when they wanna and put whatever slant on that post they wanna, but how interesting is it that after the Rangers win and deserve that win, the traffic in here (and similar places) drops so drastically…

    Humans are a strange breed!!!!!

  20. LOL “the road less traveled.” And it’s made all the difference! Yogi Berra said something similar, “If you come to a fork in the road, take it.”

  21. Pee Pee and “the steaming boiler,” no problem, but don’t mention a city in Massachusetts!”

  22. E3 pimp's angel on

    Jim – I fell of the ledge but with cat like reflexes – fell to the floor – using gravity as a blanket

    Landed unharmed.

  23. They dragged the professor’s 10×12 cabin into the courtroom so the jury could see it. I guess living in that cabin to the prosecutors made him more dangerous than sending the bombs.

  24. I know a girl who is a Princess from a very small country. They’re having the whole country carpeted this weekend.

  25. E3 pimp's angel on

    I was bashing stepan left right and left, but predicted a breakout game. Called goals by hags and step. Feel so much better. Lets hope.

  26. Ted should have sent everyone a Whitman’s Sampler Box instead of bombs and no one would have complained. He could diabetes them to death.

  27. stranger nation on

    Divide Steps TOI by Artie Pts per minute then multiply Rupp’s waist size add Richards monthly pay check, subtract Bickel penalty minutes…

  28. I put that into my calculator, Strange, and it said that I was so waaaay over the cap, they want me to return the cap.

  29. only able to watch 3rd period
    but kept up via twitter
    (not many comments from you Carp. c’mon, i’m following ya!!

    looked good from what i saw. TB had us caught in our
    zone a bit but didn’t seem like we were in
    Chaos Mode

    what was Gabby’s penalty?
    crosscheck? saw TB guy go down at
    side of net but wasn’t sure if Gabby did
    something or what…
    that Richards missed that open net
    holding the stick too tight?

    hoping that this carries over for game against
    i imagine they’ll be in a bad mood after saturday’s loss
    hoping that we don’t do the usual
    send up the boards play in our zone
    which always finds a dev at the pt
    waiting for the “pass”

  30. How did Crosby every grow up playing hockey and was never checked? He takes it as a personal offense. Talk about growing up sheltered, gees.

  31. stranger nation on

    Gabby needs to x check the bak of his head like he did tonite

    E3 – Chris Christie on SNL repeat – thank god for big screen TVs

  32. stranger nation on

    love the refs swallowing whistles tonite – game had some open ice and some flow – Torts must have been beside himself

  33. Someone said the Christie really isn’t fat, he just has a lot of water retention. I think it was a hurricane joke.

  34. right now

    cooscoos with
    “Caesar’s last words, before et tu: What’s up with that knife?”


  35. They pretty much got a good game out of everyone there tonight. I expect to see a lot more of the same. These guys have had a tough start, they have played some good teams. I am sure that Torts will get the best out of what he’s got. The defense he’s got is real good, and what I saw tonight from his third and forth lines. It looked good.

  36. Stranger Nation on

    for what we are playing the tin man (rupp) and ass-ham would rather have prust for sure. but now he is dead to me. someone take him fishing in Lake Tahoe.

  37. Stranger Nation on

    our boys played 3 middle of the pack team and are 3-1 against and should have gotten a pt in the first flyer game.

    predict 4 seed and see where it goes from there

  38. Stranger Nation on

    Lenny def roid monster, scammer from way back. try to steal money from people and without a series 7 license, you go to jail for that

  39. only one time that I can remember, a man came up to me and wanted to sell me a pair of black socks. Black socks I said. What would I do with black sox. You will do what you want with black socks, he said. So I killed him.

  40. Charlie, you remember that night in the Garden, you came down to my dressing room and said ‘this ain’t your night, kid?’

  41. Christie’s colonoscopy doctor: “I’ll only be in there for a few minutes.” Christie: “You can fit in there? I gotta go on a diet.”

  42. “You don’t understand. I coulda had class. I coulda been a contender. I coulda been somebody instead of a bum, which is what I am. Let’s face it. It was you, Charlie.”

  43. Stranger Nation on

    Lee J Cobb was horribly terrific in that movie – not sure if he was playing himself or acting cause he acted the same in 12 angry men

  44. E3 pimp's angel on

    I’ve said this one before but god forbid you get behind Christie at the drive thru window.

  45. Chris Christie, taking his wife on a romantic evening drive, planning sex in the bushes. She says: Come on, get out of the car before I’m not in the mood.” Christie: “I can’t get out of the car ’til I get out of the mood.”

  46. Stranger Nation on

    if Misty Treanor married Chris Christie she would be Misty Christie and very worried about getting crushed in bed

  47. Charlie Sheen was so drugged out, he put a quarter in a parking meter. It read 60. “Holy sht, I must have lost 110 pounds.”

  48. E3 pimp's angel on

    In too much of a hurry heating a meal – Christie just grabbed the microwave and ate it.

  49. Any of you guys want to write fiction, I’ll give you some advice. If your main character comes in the front door, you’re in trouble. If he comes in the window, you’re on your way.

  50. Contemplating Christie’s girth is like a colony of worker ants trying to contemplate Beethoven.

  51. Christie was kicked out of his beach club because the 300 members didn’t want to sit in the shade.

  52. E3 pimp's angel on

    In middle school at a classmate’s b-day party – Christie crushed 4 kids after the piñata was opened.

  53. Will I dig the same things that turned me on as a kid?
    Will I look back and wish I hadn’t done the things that I did?

  54. The neighbor’s dog has been stealing oil from my oil barrel. They found him dead down the bottom of the hill, jam all over his face.

  55. E3 pimp's angel on

    Christie sees a tornado approaching – blasts a fart spinning in the opposite direction – no more tornado.

  56. Christie: “When I said, Friends, Romans, Countrymen, lend my your rears, I didn’t mean all at once!”

  57. Christie’s doctor: “Either you have a hemorrhoid or you’re having a very large child.”

  58. E3 pimp's angel on

    Hotel clerk to Christie ” king bed, queen size or double?”

    Christie – “yes”

  59. Lifeguard, dragging Christie in from drowning after three strokes, is out of breath. He says, Governor, can you float alone?” Christie says, “Don’t talk to me about money at a time like this.”

  60. Oprah to Christie: “Governor would you please strip down and kneel on all fours over on that side of the room? I’m thinking about ordering a large pink couch and I want to see what it would look like there.”

  61. E3 pimp's angel on

    Christie’s friend after they smoke a bone “if the munches hit, what will I get to eat?”

  62. Wife to Chris: Honey, would you move your SUV to the other side of the driveway?” Can’t, it’s not there anymore. I at it last night with a side of asparagus and hollendaise.

  63. E3 pimp's angel on

    Astronaut Christie on launch pad – Mission control ” 4,3,2,1, uh, Houston we have a problem”

  64. E3 pimp's angel on

    Christie’s gym coach “Chris can you a sit up”

    Christie “you think you’re funny?”

  65. Two days later, “OK, Gov. fire the retrorockets.” “Retrorockets?” to assistant mission controller: “My god, he’s eaten the retrorockets.”

  66. If Christie played for the Rangers, they’d have to enlarge the penalty box to the whole Seventh Avenue side of the ice.

  67. E3 pimp's angel on

    Christie’s dad about to paddle his son’s bottom with bare hand – “this is going to hurt me more than you”

    Christie – ” I know”

  68. E3 pimp's angel on

    Chris Christie walked downhill both ways to and from school – ain’t no uphill happening under those boots

  69. They’re pumping two thousand pounds of air up his ass and he’s going to solo over the SuperBowl.

  70. E3 pimp's angel on

    Amazing Christie’s mom was able to deliver – you know that wasn’t a natural birth

  71. E3 pimp's angel on

    Surgeon to Christie “you can’t for up to 6 hrs before the operation”

    Christie ” sorry doc, homey don’t play that

  72. In Catholic school, they told him he couldn’t eat anything before 7AM if he wanted to receive communion. He said, “I can’t be a part of a religion like that.”

  73. I think we blew up Carp’s blog. My computer went blank and when I re-loaded, I see there’s a new blog. Finish that flat champagne, mi amigo, and snooze lightly.

  74. The Lightning did not present much of a forecheck and the Rangers were able to clear their zone easily. Also, they did not look like they like to muck along the boards in either zone. They are a score off the rush or PP team. Stamkos is ridiculous with that shot. The boys had some jump tonight. I actually thought Nash had a bad game. Until that beaut of a goal.

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