It’s Go Time! … Jets at Rangers

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Game 36.
Jets at Rangers.

Winnipeg makes the trip up from the Southeast for this big game, the Jets having as much trouble as your New York Rangers. Winnipeg is 2-4 in its last six, with a total of two goals scored in the four losses (sound familiar?).

Ya boys, on the other hand, have lost four of five (though they got a Bettman Bonus Point for losing in one of those losses), have not scored a single goal in the last two, and have a total of five goals in their last seven losses.  They have scored more than one goal in just two of their last 10 games (3-6-1).

Darroll Powe goes back into the lineup in place of Kris Newbury, who was returned to Connecticut (AHL) Sunday. Arron Asham and Matt Gilroy will be prucha’d. Henrik Lundqvist starts in goal

Islanders-Devils and Carolina-Montreal tonight both smell like three-point games.

Trade deadline Wednesday: You know, you can make some delicious, refreshing drinks with Pepto Bismol these days.

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

    GO TIMEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

    IT

    IS

    TIME!!!!!!

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

    LETS GO RAAAAAAAAAANGERS!!!

    HOLEY HELL YEAH baby , TIME TO SHINE!!!!

    lets gog gog go gog go gog oggo!!!

    LETS GO RANGERS LETS GO RANGERS!!!!

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

    HEYYYYYY HETTT HEYYYY HEYYYY HEYYY Rangers whacha gonna do!!!??

    WIN baby , that all I ask!!!!

    LETS GO LETS GO LETS GO LETS GO LETS GO!!!!

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

    WOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

    Three periods of non stop hackey action!!!! his game gonna be a ring a ding dong dandy!!!

    game time gametime game time!!!!!

  5. Czechthemout!!! on

    Torts is using Renney’s line generator tonight! Only way o explain the third and fourth lines.

    Someone needs to explain to Torts that they had a lot of scoring chances last game and that perhaps, just once he should at least give them one more period?

    Still cant get over, Kreider on the 4th line!

    Lmao!

  6. offense should be on fire with Powe in the lineup. another fringe piece of carcillo..

    they have no depth, miss Staal horribly…

    stralman has been exposed.. 3 top 2 line d men; mdz, mcdonagh, and girardi, eminger and stralman 3rd pair and hamrlik AHL..

    still find a way to keep it out of the net, just cannot score…

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

    KILL CANA-DUH !!!! THEY suck!!!

    THRASH THE THRASHERS!!!

    OUR boys are MAD!!!!

  8. Good evening all! Watching start of game over sushi dinner…..hope this doesn’t turn out to be a mistake. LGR!!!!!!!!

  9. Czechthemout!!! on

    Stuart

    What do you think of Boyle on the third and Kreider on the fourth?

  10. I really with we had coach with the patience and unbiased approach like Czechthemout!!!

    *(S)*

  11. Czechthemout!!! on

    Nyrfan

    As opposed to the completely unbiased Torts who continues to give two of his adopted sons and you know who they are, ice time they dont deserve. Right?

  12. Just bustin’ your chops, man!

    I guarantee you Kreider will not last there on the 4th rotation…

  13. Carp, “sanguinetti” is either a fine pasta or a disappointing draft pick; “sanguine” is how you feel after eating the former, how you don’t feel after eating the latter.

    Most of the above is not true.

  14. Czechthemout!!! on

    Nyrfan

    Its the same sh!!t every game with him. Richards on the power play that does better without him on it, or always force feeding Boyle on any line other than the fourth and the Pk which is where he should only play.

  15. they act like the scoring issue is a recent phenomenon.

    this has been there MO for the whole season.

    29th in goals scored.. you think this is a week long slump!!!!

    delusional….

  16. Anyone else live in MD? Just moved here and confused why this game would be blacked out on Center Ice.

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

    JUST SCORE JUST SCORE JUST SCORE!!!!!

  18. kreiders leash is an inch Millers leash is a mile, boyles leash is torts demise.

    i do not like all the torts animose, i think he is a good coach but his lines are befuddling often.

    he has a desire to change them all the time………..

    maryanne do you thing tonight, try a deke once in your life you loser……

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

    LETS GO LETS GO LETS GO LETS GO LETS GO!!!!!

  20. The rosen mullet actually has its own conciousness and requires bacon cheddar burgers to survive

  21. “Well, you know Gaborik is going to breakout.” It’s the same story every broadcast.

  22. The national anthems were quite good – lovely harmonies. That bodes well for the Rangers.

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

    HI Mommaaa!!!! GO RAAAAAAAANGERS!!!!

    waittttt a min , OLGA stop cheering on CHICAGO first!!!! I can’t take it anymore Carppppp I mayyyy FREAAKKKK out…

    LETS GO LETS GO LETS GO!!!!

    Czech I am a bit calm yes : )

  24. Czechthemout!!! on

    Curious to see if they try to play like they played in he first in Montreal. I sure hope they do. Minus the early goal allowed.

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

    WOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

    YEAH BABY , That s it!!!!!

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

    JETS are done man , Rangers will rock TONIGHT!!!!!

  27. They took it straight in the zone and went to the net. Abandon the ridiculous cycling and board play. Use the skill available.

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

    IM STILL MAD!!!!

    I WANT MORE!!!!

    LETS GO LETS GO LETS GO LETS GO LETS GO!!!!!

  29. Wow….Boyle should watch for the rest of the game…Just lets his man go…

    He just lets Antro park himself

  30. Czechthemout!!! on

    Well, that lasted very long. Why the hell is hamercrap going behind the net and leaving a forward uncovered?

    You guys think that Mcilrath could not do that too? But at least he would learn from it and he can kick some assen too!

  31. Dumb pass on the three on two by Stepan. Behind Callahan who had to receive it on his backhand. Did they even realize they were on the break?

  32. I have no problem with Hamr giving Stevie E. some help back there….I do have a problem with Boyle failing to cover the front of the net….Terrible positioning….No excuses…Your job as a center in the d zone is to cover for the d-man when he moves out of natural position…

  33. 3 on 2 going in parallel. So dumb. Early pass on that one every time and then crossover!

  34. awful awful team. Take the puck, go behind your own net, and wait for everyone to get into position. what a stupid plan.

  35. Czechthemout!!! on

    Nyrfan

    Two defenseman behind the net is a no no. But you are right about Boyle too!

  36. Boyle screwed that up, but how does Eminger, the weak side D man, go that far to the other side of the net?

  37. Richards with a Gretzky stop inside the blue line, pass to McD. I have renewed hope in Richards. That took, legs, effort, and brains.

  38. I mean if Boyle is not going to score a single point EVER the least he can do is play some good D. And of course Torts just keeps throwing him out there. Hey, bench Gabby instead, that’s a great idea.

    I’ve totally had it.

  39. Agree, Czech. Never an ideal situation to have two dmen behind the red line…but if that is going to happen, the center must anticipate and protect the front of the goal…Pee-Wee stuff….

  40. Is anyone else not surprised that Antropov scored against us? He has five goals on the season with at least 2 of those vs the Rangers. Something about former Rangers playing vs the Rangers — esp if they did nothing for the team while in Blue…..seem to always have career or season best games when they play us…..Kinda like how we make AHL players (see Florida) and backup goalies (see Enroth) look like they are Hall of Famers.

    What’s up with that? Is it just the Rangers?

  41. looks like the rangers are opening up, yep, unfortunately in front of there own net.

  42. Czechthemout!!! on

    Save by Stepan !

    And they are being out played again. This what happens when you change the lines over and over again.

  43. Marian the Friendly Ghost on

    This ugly dump and chase behind the net game looks awful..it’s like a bad high school team, they don’t know what to do when they get the puck, nothing in transition

  44. Carp, consistent all year has been their horrible weak side defensive coverage, in all zones, forwards and defense alike.

  45. why do I feel the rangers aren’t going to win another game this year if things stay status quo.

  46. Team puts more deflections in their own net than they do the opposition. By far.

  47. 4generations 4 cups on

    i love that stralman absolutely dodged that shot. rather than playing rangers hockey, and going down for the shot, you know….like he’s supposed to.

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

    Good cycle….keep it up…keep it up

  49. islanders up 2-0 on devils, looks like the islanders aren’t as bad as people thought.

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

    OLGA your not a real Ranger fan , fake.

  51. boyle on fire tonight.. gret faceoff after the intentional offsides.

    boyle on the ice for both goals, he is a heck of a player. sign him to an extension now.

    nash is learning from gabby how to be inept getting the puck out of his own zone..

    terrible…

  52. I think when all is said and done, the rangers will be battling for the worst team in the eastern conference.

  53. Slashing penalties are a mystery to me, as are hooking, holding, etc. You have complete control over whether or not they occur – just don’t do it!

  54. Watching the Rangers forwards waste energy “grinding” behind the net makes me want to chew my head off. THEY DON’T KNOW HOW!! That they got a penalty doing it this time is comical, but they so rarely get anything good anyway. They should go European, leave the zone, and come in again.

  55. Czechthemout!!! on

    Once again, no one goes to the net.

    Yup, joe that was Millers fault! Wow. How about if Boyle wins the faceoff, the Jets dont score?

  56. bull dog line on

    time to take Boyle’s sweater away again. just awful. Kreider a 4th liner again. brilliant.

  57. iDoodie Machetto on

    Richards just got out worked by alexander burmistrov. Outworked!! Burmistrov!!!

  58. They just look physically superior to us. Doesn’t look like we can win a 1v1 battle or bump a player off the puck.

  59. All we need is for a Jets PP goal and we get the trifecta of Antro, Olli, and Perry impacting the game against their former team.

    Can’t wait for the fire Torts and Sather crowd to come out now. This place is going to be fun tonight.

    Btw, should they just call the game now? Let the fans go home a little early?

  60. Has Gaborik even scored once from the left wing this year? I feel like i’ve seen him take 25 shots that all go off the goalies right shoulder when he shoots from there.

  61. Zucc looks like he hasn’t adjusted to the small ice. He stickhandled himself into trouble along the boards on his last shift.. maybe he thought he had extra space?

  62. girardi with a shot pass for a change. looking for artistry for a change when a shot on goal will do..

    they just have no clue….

    kreider being wasted with powe and pyatt what a joke…

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

    Norm Merton : No jump. Rangers will lose tonight.

    Wanna bet?

  64. LMAO, the mites kids are on the ice between periods and some leather-lung guy behind the pressbox is yelling, “HIT HIM!”

  65. Czechthemout!!! on

    An absolutely brutal period. Gee, I am glad that Avery tweet galvanized the team in support of their coach.

  66. This team and these coaches need to hear resounding and steady booing until they get their arses in gear. This is an unacceptable performance, and they need help understanding that. How dare they?

    At least Richards seems to understand it’s time to play with the same urgency as the Jets are showing, but only this team can score in the first 10 seconds and use that to its disadvantage.

  67. Slatsko Folkyerself on

    If you re-arrange the letters to FIRE SATHER you always get FIRE SATHER… amazing!

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

    Olga makes me wanna Ovetckin all over the place.

  69. czechthemout, quoting Avery. WOW.

    why don’t you quote some other whining moron, narcissist…seriously…

    try to be somewhat fair in your critique of the eam. avery is as relevant as we are….

    the rangers need to adjust to the jets coming up the middle with the puck…

    boyle f- in sucks. beyond belief how bad he is…beyond belief how many faux paus Miller gets and Kredier gets relegated to the shlump line…..

  70. the rangers look like a team that was put together by drawing names out of a hat. This team is so bad. I feel like I’m in the middle of a nightmare and I can’t wake up to get out of it.

  71. You do have to say though, the guys on this team are actually trying, they just can’t seem to do anything right.

    And Carp, can you admit what I said earlier this year, that the Isles ARE better than the Rangers? Moulson, Tavares, Grabner, Streit, Hamonic, Visnovsky, and all the other young guys in the system like De Haan, Reinhart, Niederreiter, and Strome. They are in much better shape going forward than the Rangers too.

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

    How can a guy compete against a skitzo?

  73. johnny D,
    that’s not surprising when the islanders have been drafting in the top 5 for 10 years, sooner or later your going to be good.

  74. I thought they played great!!! (S) guaranteed the fishsticks two goal lead will morph into a three point game …not that it matters the way we’re playing

  75. I play hockey but didn’t growing up so I”m not an expert on “systems” but I do know there is also a degree of “just go out and play” when it comes to offense.

    For all the Torts opponents – serious question here and not trying to antagonize. Say Torts is fired, what offensive system do you suggest we do play here? What offensive system would create goals and bring our players out of their collective slump? Surely a veteran of the NHL knows how to score goals so I can’t believe offense is “taught” as much as it is suggested here that it is purposely “not taught” but I’m actually being serious…I don’t watch other teams so what other offensive systems are there and why would the Rangers be in a better position if they played that? Seriously.

  76. i like the d zone coverage on the first goal.. that is great.

    the stepan goal he saved was caused by superstar nash did not get the puck out ala Gaborik…

    stralman was ready to go on offense since he is leetch 2 and tried to get the jusmp on things but ricky boy did not do his job for a change. we will see if playoff nash gets any penalties tonight….

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

    Cally Nash Gabby

    Hags Steps Zucco

    Boyle Rich ect ..

  78. Czechthemout!!! on

    Stuart

    Dont get your panties all wet bud. Not quoting Avery. Those were some of the stories written about this today.

  79. when I watch this team all I can think about is how Brian Boyle needs an expanded role and more ice time. the road to the playoffs starts there.

  80. ZzZz: no bets. I’m afraid of the fix, that if you jump out there yourself, they might turn it around. You or anyone else.

  81. It really is mind boggling. How is this team THIS bad? It seems impossible. but it ain’t, obviously.

  82. Rhode Island Ranger on

    Hank just asked Cally for a recount of yesterday’s “unanimous” vote of confidence in the Greatest Little Strategist.

  83. avery is a clown. only under 25 year old yoyo’s care what Avery thinks…

    Avery deserved a 3rd chance but when he is on his 7th chance no mas…

    the blue jackets are missing Nash alot, his premium talent, attention to detail defensively, and his clutchness….

    imagine Howson got fired with that trade….Looks like a steal and they may get a top 15 pick out of it also…OUCH.

    nash is horrible in his own zone gaborik level of horrible..

    sign gabby to an extension he got 2 shots on net in the first, he is a real game breaker….speed, moves, he has it all. what a star….

  84. Slatsko Folkyerself on

    Pony goes into a bar. The bartender says “Why the long face?”

    Pony says “Sather is still GM.”

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

    Fair enuff Norm . If i was outtt there I’d Messier these fools and Gordie howe-trick untill we had a 3 goal lead!!!

  86. iDoodie Machetto on

    They are allergic to covering the man in front of the net and the Jets have attacked that weakness all night long.

  87. I have 2 drunk Jets fans behind me. Hasnt been fun since 19 secs into game. No boos yet but lots of einsteins yelling kill him.

  88. Fair enough Carp. But considering they pretty much gutted the team and filled their roster with draft picks and some trade gambles (Grabner and Moulson), they are in position to be a much better team going forward.

    They are happy getting an 8 seed because they were bottom of the barrel the last few years and it is a huge improvement. Plus, offense is the least of their worries. The Rangers went from first to mediocre overnight and don’t have anyone coming up that can make a huge difference.

  89. Peter I basically said the same thing to myself just now. For how good the team was last year into the way they look this year. It’s quite stupefying.

  90. “imagine Howson got fired with that trade….Looks like a steal and they may get a top 15 pick out of it also…OUCH.”

    Is this sarcasm? If it is…it’s totally out of context…I think…

  91. “John Muckler’s comments solely represent his own thoughts and opinions. He did not speak for us as a team when he was alive and certainly does not now.”

  92. Czechthemout!!! on

    Carp

    I was actually hoping that would be the outcome of what Avery tweeted. That the players would rally around Torts and come out in fire. Truth is, they are almost dead!

    Pyatt has been a disaster since about the 12 game mark. Boyle just sucks. Both of them should be traded for any draft pick they can get for them.

    Seriously, ancient Handzus brought a 4 th round pick. Maybe Boyle can bring a third?

    Pyatt may fetch a fourth. It is a very deep draft by most accounts. Plus we draft better in the later rounds than in the first.

  93. jonny d. you smoking something. rangers got plenty of good young players. btw there best d man is hurt, the guy is 26 years old..

    i love ranger fans that worry about the islanders, like a yankee fan worrying about the mets.

    why would you waste your time……….

    kreider under 3 minutes in the first….

  94. I honestly think — and this is fairly pathetic — that they’re trying, czech. They’re just not very good, and they are excruciatingly soft.

  95. I like the positive post Lloyd. Glad to see others are glass half full kinda people.

  96. dc62:

    I think it’s borderline criminally insane to think that Brian Boyle will in anyway be responsible for this team’s turnaround but he would help the team a lot more if the coach didn’t insist on positing him as something other than a 4th-line center. And to a man, the problem with this team is way too many guys in roles they don’t belong in, including Miller who I said a month ago should be in the AHL to work on his game.

  97. They make all that effort to get Leetch in the studio and Al doesn’t ask him about Brodeur scoring a goal? Weak.

  98. the howson comments were sarcasm until about 2 weeks ago.

    nash is not doing it.. he is awful when he does not have the puck on his stick in the d zone…

    the rangers are struggling if you have not noticed and they gave up a 1st round pick…

    shocking that the rangers did not fleece cbj on that trade…..

  99. Slatsko Folkyerself on

    Muckler walks into a bar. Bartender says, “What’ll you have” Muckler says “a double.”

    Bartender makes him a Zombie.

  100. Czechthemout!!! on

    Yes Joe, Buff is a great player. We have nothing like him in the system.

  101. czech, I don’t think they will be “sellers” in the true meaning of that term, but if they can get something useful or a decent pick for a Boyle, a Pyatt, or any of those guys, they should do it. Maybe Asham?

    It would be good, though, if Sather and his boys are realistic about where this team is headed for the rest of this season, though, and not expecting it to turn around dramatically.

  102. Stuart – I’m not worried about the Isles. I just think they have more young talent. They have 4 guys that aren’t even in the NHL yet that are going to be top line guys when they do come up to add to Tavares, Moulson, Grabner, Okposo, Hamonic, and even Nielsen and Ullstrom.

    Carp – I agree. This isn’t about effort. They are trying. But you need to have skill and effort to do anything in this league and they don’t have much skill (especially with Gaby and Richards aging overnight).

  103. You know it’s bad when, several times a game you find yourself saying, “What the hell is Callahan doing?”

    Know Zuccarello takes a high-sticking penalty. Is that even possible?

  104. Czechthemout!!! on

    Carp

    I dont think they are trying enough. They dont have he life they had in Montreal. At least not yet.

  105. I cleary remember Torts using the term “balls” many times to describe his team last year. Don’t recall hearing this year yet.

  106. Carp:

    I said several weeks ago when they hit the skids for an extended period that this team looked a whole lot like those Ranger teams from the late 90s/early 00s, where there was a decent amount of talent on the roster and they weren’t getting blown out of the building every night but weren’t really a factor in games either. I think, like most fans, I got a bit duped when they had a brief resurgence for a few games but the bottom line is that this is a very soft squad with a very low ceiling.

  107. if I was the rangers, I would be sellers, why? never mind winning the stanely cup, there not making the playoffs with the way this team is built.

  108. Czechthemout!!! on

    This what I mean Carp

    See Girardi. Just not playing alert or smart.

    Big point in the game here.

  109. Three good plays by McDonagh on that PK. Good sign. Faceoff win by Stepan to start it. Good sign. Great play by Callahan. Good sign.

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

    Fake team, (Chicago) fake fan. (you)

    Real team (Rangers) real fan. (me)

  111. @rangersreport
    Zuccarello takes a high-sticking penalty. Is that even possible?

    LMAasenO!

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

    Comeee on Norm , Games tied….Bet bet bet bet!!!!

  113. Richards cannot even receive a simple pass, and take a simple shot,without falling down like Bambi on ice! He needs to be sitting next to Carp.

  114. He’s not sitting next to me, Hank. Katie Strang sits there.

    Can we make Richards take Zuccarello’s 700G next year, and give Zuccarello Richards’ $6M?

  115. I knew it couldn’t be the rangers looking good, more like the jets are a bad defensive team.

  116. Callahan: passed when he should have passed. Stickhandled when he should have stickhandled, shot when he should have shot. One guy in sync., 17 to go.

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

    funny how Olga talks to her other name …

    I copied , saved and waited to put it at the rightttt time. Then pasted .

    LETS GO LETS GO LETS GO!!!!!

  118. Can Callahan be quadruple-shifted? Not for too long, just the rest of this game?

  119. Czechthemout!!! on

    And Boyle sure looked like a goal scorer there with that weak assen flip.

  120. Retire Brad Park's #2 on

    Carp – does Katie Strang know that we heart her — a woman we can talk to about hockey?

  121. that save by hank is a result of our captain turning it over at the blueline. get the puck deep on the pk you moron

  122. Czechthemout!!! on

    Wayne Boyle has been on the ice all period. He leads the team in ice time I bet. LOL!!!!!

  123. _And Boyle sure looked like a goal scorer there with that weak assen flip._

    I gather that you are not one of the few delusional Boyle lovers, no?

  124. Czechthemout!!! on

    Not produces less in the league with more ice time than Wayne Boyle. PK,PP, even strengh, it does not matter. Boyle will be on the ice. 2goals 1 assist!

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

    If they score a Golum …im gonna get that Hobbit!!!

  126. Czechthemout!!! on

    Kreider with one shift in the period had almost as many shots as Wayne Boyle.

    But really, the way Torts is treating and” developing ” Kreider is shameful. There is more there than meets the eye.

  127. Zuccarello did nothing wrong on that first call. Terrible call.

    The second was was a bad one. Torts won’t like that.

    The last one was purely something he learned then and there…it’s a new rule…

  128. the last penalty I will give the hobbit a pass on but his penalties are killing them, enough.

    much better period even saw a couple guys in front of the net on occassion. almost like a real team.

  129. Not the worst of crowds here today. The drunk jets fans are annoying and are now yelling in german. Looks like a bcathge no?

  130. Katie Strang ?@KatieStrangESPN 4m
    #NYR According to @RenLavoieRDS Ryane Clowe will not be in lineup tonight for Sharks. Multiple teams interested in Clowe, including NYR

  131. #NYR According to @RenLavoieRDS Ryane Clowe will not be in lineup tonight for Sharks. Replaced by someone who might actually score. Multiple teams uninterested in Clowe, but not clueless NYR

  132. halpern sucked with the rangers…

    he had plenty of chance to do anything and he did nada…

  133. pass on clowe. he should go to a team that is close to winning it all. the rangers as is are not close…

    last years team needed a move like that not this years team…

  134. Now that Zucc. is having his mail delivered to the penalty box, how about a note from the coaches about this year’s rules?

  135. First intermission MSG150: Show clips from a day ago

    Second intermission MSG150: Show clips from two days ago

    Progress.

  136. Czechthemout!!! on

    Regher is good solid tough dman. Would have been a good pick up depending on cost of course.

    Carp here are the facts as most people I think have seen them over the last few game. Boyle sucks! He has played like crap! Including tonight. Kreider has played well since his callup. Better than Boyle, but yet he gets demoted and sits for long stretches of games compared to Wayne Boyle.

    Do you get paid by he post to defend Torts? In your eyes, he can do no wrong it seems.

  137. Bill Pee Doh’s bathroom break sponsored by Peterson Potties. Geez, enough with the freaking sponsors already!

  138. Hey,the Mets scored eleven, eleven,today…perhaps we can score three ? I know I’m getting a little crazed expecting that…

  139. I’ve actually criticized him a fair amount lately, czech. I just think you beat the same drum over and over and over and over …

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

    Callahan’s goal was the nicest goal Ive ever seen hm score…that one I’ll remember.
    He’s playing so smart , he is starting to win me over as Cpt.

  141. Gravy, You Know You Want it Marty on

    Would be nice if they could take a lead once in awhile when they’re outplaying the other team.

  142. So I guess Wade Redden wasn’t getting it done as #1 dman in St Louis…so they get JBOW…LOL

  143. Czechthemout!!! on

    Carp

    So you think that Kreider is getting adequate ice time than? And Boyle too?

  144. I didn’t say that, czech. I just don’t buy the “more than meets the eye” or whatever way you said it.

  145. Admiral Akbar on

    Salmon Joe: “I like when the Rangers play in the offensive zone, that’s when they make things happen.”

    Moron.

  146. Pyatt Boyle Hagelin — what is the point of this line? Kill clock? Hope the Jets get to giggling and pass it into their own net?

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

    LETS GO LETS GO LETS GO LETS GO!!!!!!

    RAAAAAAAAAAAANGERS!!!

  148. Retire Brad Park's #2 on

    see what happens when shots by defensemen are actually on net? rebounds, which can become goals. wow.

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

    OHHHH Yeah , time to put this thing AWAY Norm!!!!!

  150. Retire Brad Park's #2 on

    Scott Gomez is a team-worst minus-9 for San Jose.

    I sure miss him.

  151. “Rangers Captain Ryan Callahan making a statement today with 3 points” Kenny Albert

    Awesome.

  152. why didn’t boyle just crush bfyugldihnfn(sp?) right there as he glided up the boards?

    I know we still lead in hits or are up there this year but i swear there was a lot more hitting last year…i feel like we turn away from a lot of hits except a few select players

  153. Our team D is pretty awful tonight — I’d take a point, but 2 is actually possible now.

  154. Felt bad for the Louisville kid who snapped his leg yesterday…but I’m sure he’s still faster than Pie Hat

  155. Uh-oh. Everything is trying get out off the boards now. Too predictable.

    NASH!

  156. Gravy, You Know You Want It Marty on

    What a job by Cally taking the two defenders with him.

  157. Must, must, must stay out of the box. Gaborik cannot buy one. He has skated well tonight.

  158. Admiral Akbar on

    What a job by Nash to use Callahan as decoy/screen to push back the defenders

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

    I LOVEEEE NASH TIME!!!!

    Rangers will win TONIGHT!!!!

    Ohhh yeahhh , there we gooo , ohhh yeahhh Nash is A SUPER-BEAST!!!

  160. scored 5 against the flyers and than got shutout the next two games, hopefully not a new trend.

  161. Make that 4 points for Cally.

    Kenny: “He released a statement yesterday. Today he made a statement on the ice with 4 points”

    Dave: “Exactly”

  162. Too early for three stars? Doing it anyway. First, Lundqvist is always the first star, so assuming that given, my three are Callahan, Stepan and DelZ. Second line looked good, too. And Hagelin, the sacrificial forward.

  163. Retire Brad Park's #2 on

    can’t score on Byfuglien, who was protecting his crotch, not the net….classic

  164. oh richie…can’t even score into an open net….appreciate you looking to set up a teammate but shoot the bleepin puck

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

    Selfish Richards …wow a slapper!!??

  166. Byfuglien was just standing there! LMAO…great goaltending strategy for the Jets!

  167. Only Richards this year could find a way to miss that one. Poor bastid. Good work by him and Gabby tonight, though, I thought.

  168. “He couldn’t put the puck in the ocean if he was standing on the end of the dock.”

    -Bill Chadwick

  169. Devils lose, jets lose,canes gonna lose, Rangers win good nite for the standings

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

    RANGERS WIN RANGERS WIN RANGERS WIN!!!!!!!

  171. R-E-L-I-E-F…..Hank was happy to get out of that after all that hard work on his part….probably good his teammates didn’t let him down tonight

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

    Ok , Norn admit it…I was right and you were wrong earlier…

  173. Going 3 hrs to Wed game, feel so much better now. Time for the ice chix to lose.

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

    lets NOT win there Olga ( one trick pony) Folkyersalf

  175. Gravy, You Know You Want it Marty on

    WBM (c)

    0) Boyle
    1) Zuccarello
    2) Richards
    3) Gaborik
    4) Hamrlik
    5) Pyatt

    Tort WBM (c)

    1) Kreider
    2) Miller
    3) Powe
    4) Hamrlik
    5) Eminger

  176. Woooo! They beat a team they are supposed to!

    This seriously has the Flyers game written all over it. Wait until next game against the Pens when they lose 5-0 and the Torts haters come out again. Book it!

  177. I don’t care about the score. My question is about the lunatic coach playing somebody two minutes in the first period and basically benching him for the rest of the game.

    How is Hamrlik supposed to “develop” when treated like that?

  178. i’m still catching a little fresh on the ledge.
    happy about outcome
    but
    still very skeptical

  179. wasn’t watching very very closely
    read somewhere (twitter?)
    that JT had a bad night w/ shifts
    on both jets goals

    was Kreider out there too?
    if not, i don’t see why he was stuck sitting
    on the bench all of 3rd period

  180. Tortorella gets credit for the first line pick, that’s for sure. It’s time to feed Cally through every imaginable line, get everyone going.

  181. B Leetch speaking wisdom on the post game…..wish we could get that guy behind the bench….and keep Torts….flame on

  182. i don’t know who else was on the ice
    but it looked as Richards was looking to pass it
    and let one of them get the goal
    finally took the shot.

  183. Gravy, You Know You Want it Marty on

    Leetch for assistant coach!
    Leetch for president!
    Leetch for Duguay!

  184. We’re really going to sweat the Richards non-ENG? Byfuglien’s humungousness was blocking his view of the goal. He probably didn’t know where he was on the ice.

  185. TOI

    Richards 18:12
    Boyle 17:40
    Nash 17:39
    Hagelin 10:55
    Kreider 3:23

    Bahahahahahahahahahaha!

  186. HockeymanRangers on

    OK I got this figured out, Zuc’s is the new spark plug needed to get the old machine running again. (other than his penalties tonight) Here’s to hoping he keeps that spark.

  187. Leech was a very smart player. He’s be a terrible coach. He couldn’t even handle being a captain…

  188. Admiral Akbar on

    Johnny D, I disagree.

    The rangers were no better when Messier returned as captain after Leetch. The team just sucked back then. Also plenty of great coaches never were captains in this league. I think Leetch could do it, especially with a younger team.

  189. Nice to win, of course, but in the end basically meaningless because there is zero reason to expect the Rangers to did get even a single point in their next 2 games.

    Postponing the inevitable, in other words.

    The Rangers MVP, when they win, continues to be more often than not, Lundqvist, followed by Stepan, Nash and Cally. After that literally no one stands out.

    The softness remains prevalent.

    And really, send Kreider AND Miller to Hartford and replace them with Haley and AA.

    And play them.

  190. And you know, I used to be a vocal supporter of the coach. But OMG, I cannot stand the man anymore.

    The sooner his miserable incompetent ass is jettisoned, the better….

  191. Yaaaaaahhhoooooooo. RANGERS win!!!!!!!!METS wwwwiiiiiiiiiiiinnnnnnnnn!!!!!!!!!Yaaaaaaaaahoooooo!

  192. Czechthemout!!! on

    Jim

    Here here!

    Boyle with the second most ice time behind Richards.

    Kreider with only 3 minutes? Good way to develop him.

    Jackass!

  193. I think messier would be a terrible coach too. When you are that great of a player, you usually aren’t as good of a coach because you can’t relate to all the players on the team. You see something and think “I’d do this”, but don’t translate it to the other guys.

    Graves would be a great coach. Not Mess or Leetch though.

  194. Heath Ledger services postponed, please reassemble western ledge, 10:30 PM, Wednesday, April 3.

  195. NYIslanders ?@NYIslanders 4m
    Tonight’s #Isles win ties Head Coach Jack Capuano for 3rd all-time in the franchise win list with 77.

    Bwahahaha!

  196. Marian the Friendly Ghost on

    Big win! Gonna enjoy this one tonight with the help of my 3 favorite letters I P and A

    Gotta beat the Crysob-less Penguins on wednesday and get on some sort of roll here

  197. Hard to believe a new player is not informed of any league rule changes since he’s been gone, but Torts admitted as much re: Zuccs.

  198. boyle was great tonight. he only gave up 2 goals, he blocked a shot or got in the way by accident either 1. he ran into a person or 2, for boyle that constitutes a good game.

    nice win, any win is good win. i will not be able to share my rosy analogy on weds. going out of town fir biz.

    like what calgary is doing at the trade deadline will paid didvidends in a year or 2.

    maybe we can pry glencross and girodano off them!!!!!!

    gabby, richards, and zucc actually did not look bad. richards if he was not totally inept should have scored 2 goals…

    kreider will play more on weds. against the cindies, they will need his speed…miller needs to make less d zone mistakes. he makes about as many as maryanne and rick but they get paid a lot more so it is allowed….

  199. Hammer garners 2 votes from the cognoscenti. Some people are either in la la land or have a juvenile sense of humor.

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