Devils 2, Rangers 1: Post-game notes


Courtesy of the NYR:

(Click here for boxscore)

Team Notes:

– The Rangers opened their 2013 preseason schedule with a 2-1 loss to the New Jersey Devils tonight at Prudential Center.

– New York has posted a record of 0-1-0 overall in preseason action, including a 0-1-0 mark on the road.

– The Rangers out-shot the Devils, 34-27, including a 24-15 advantage after the first period.

– The Blueshirts held the Devils scoreless in three shorthanded situations (3:42).

– The Rangers out-hit the Devils, 16-6, and were credited with eight blocked shots compared to six blocked shots by New Jersey.

Player Notes:

– Dominic Moore notched a goal and registered two shots in 13:33 of ice time.

– Danny Kristo tallied the primary assist on Dominic Moore’s goal, and registered two shots in 17:24 of ice time while making his Rangers debut.

– Marek Hrivik registered an assist and logged 15:15 of ice time.

– Brian Boyle was credited with three hits and won a game-high, 11 faceoffs (11-17, 65%) in 18:39 of ice time.

– Marc Staal led all skaters with six shots on goal, and logged 21:56 of ice time.

– John Moore logged a team-high, 22:33 of ice time, and registered four shots on goal.

– Henrik Lundqvist stopped 14 of 15 shots (.933 Sv%) in 30:44 of ice time.

– Cam Talbot turned aside 11 of 12 shots (.917 Sv%) in 27:34 of ice time.

Team Schedule:

– The Blueshirts’ practice schedule for tomorrow, September 17, is 10:00 a.m. at MSG Training Center. Head Coach Alain Vigneault will be available to the media following practice.

– The Rangers will return to action when they face-off against the Philadelphia Flyers tomorrow, September 17, at Wells Fargo Center (7:00 p.m. – TV: MSG Network), in the second game of a back-to-back set.


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  1. Advice to any young stay-at-home D-Man who wants to get some consideration: Clear the crease with an attitude.

  2. Matty "HopeNashIsMonsterInYear2"Boy on

    Was at the Rock tonight. It’s only the first preseason game, BUT, the Devils prospects were tons better than the Rangers prospects.

    Boyle was our only player that was revved up.

    Agree with Czech, Aron Johnson is awful.

    Staal’s timing was off

    If I’m Henrik sitting on the bench I’m thinking “do I REALLY want to play on a team that has no chance to win the CUP?”

  3. I predict they won’t win at home much early this season.

    Was that Kung Powe on the ice…really…I mean…’tever

    Was Nash playing center? saw him set up Richie 10 times with Bucky not converting any. I guess he has to pass it him and then skate over to help him shoot it too. (papa – nash looked “pretty” good…with that haircut)

    watching MDZ play in this system will be so much fun…can’t wait

    highlight of telecast..Mashinter getting better of Jansenn(?) and Joe busting Chico’s balls about who won the fight.

    John Moore / McIlbust for 3rd pair – make it happen!

  4. These Mickey-Mouse Rangers were everything I thought they’d be … and less.

    These clowns sleepwalked through the entire game as if they were watching an early episode of their favorite show, “Glee”.

    No-talent nobodies should be playing in the El Salvadorean holiday league.

  5. AV: Okay boys, now we got a new slate. Some of you are still on the old slate. And for those of you who are confused, that ain’t good.


    Went to Home Depot and picked up some Slate Cleaner. $5.99 per can. Great stuff.


    Lol, Miami!!! Glad you’re doing ok. We need your positive, low class, dog food attitude around these parts.


    Let me tell you, Coos. Richie was a freaking Rocket tonight. He was on fire. Must have new skates or something. Blazing speed. Great hands. What a pro. Oh boy, he looks ready this year, he does.

  9. “No-talent nobodies should be playing in the El Salvadorean holiday league.”

    That’s a good league. Kovalev and Bret Lindros (When he remembers where he is) both play in the Salvadorean Holiday League. Ted Nolan and Barry Melrose coach as well as model hair products between periods.

  10. Matty, you’ve seen it all (and them all) up close and personal for years, from Hartford to MSG, and I always take your opinions seriously. (And I know when you’re kidding.)


    I really like the idea of diluting Nash and Kreider’s top shelf talents by putting them with a $6m slug. Makes sense to me.

  12. I’d rather see even Haley with Kreider and Nash. At least he’ll fight for a puck in the corners and behind the net.


    Coos, I hear AV is considering a second line of Callie and Hags, buoyed by Asham. You see, if you take two fairly good players that play well together and anchor them…..uh…toss a noose around their necks…so to speak…with someone that totally doesn’t fit with them…that’s called:


  14. My hopes are not high for this, but it would be great to see McIlrath play well enough to earn a spot.

    Also really curious to see what comes of Lindberg and few other young’ins.


    Sorry for being so sarcastic. But if you go to the arena you can tell who fits and who doesn’t. You can see who belongs and who doesn’t.

    I will say I was quite impressed with Lou’s kids. There are some pearls amongst them. I didn’t really see any pearls amongst our kids.

    Kreider is the best of them. I hope his head can be straightened out after the abject torture of the last 2 years. He continues to look like a player. I hope he begins to act like one.

  16. As Matty says, Richie is a $6 million dollar slug. Stuff him in a midtown meter, and you can park for life.


    I think Asham thinks he’s gone. He wasn’t at full speed or effort tonight. Hard to understand unless he’s trying to be the first player to play for every eastern conference team!

  18. new Coach is ‘vino’

    good consistency, medium body but no finish

    really hope this pairing works. If not, we have a shot of Absolut (Ulfie) and a shnapps chaser (Boomer)

  19. Loved seeing Ash give Boyle a hug tonight. Hard to believe big Boyler couldn’t easily dust off that little pest. :)

  20. You guys are right, the El Salvadorean Holiday League is too good.

    I meant that they belong in the Nicaraguan All-Women High School After-Midnight League.

  21. Saw Kreider being interviewed. Still seems to lack confidence. No reason for that with his size, speed, and talent. I think he needs a checkup from the neckup.


    RW, I couldn’t tell on Hrivik. He kind of got lost in the play and I didn’t focus on him.

    Kristo seems to have some hands, some speed, and an eye for the puck. Compared to some of the Devils prospects, he looked average.


    Coos, I agree with you on the Kreid’s. We all have to realize Torts did a number on him, though. He looks like a thoroughbred out there. Hope he gains some self confidence.


    My bad.

    He had some good checks today, for a meaningless pre-season game. He should improve.

  25. The first and biggest test for AV will be how long he feels he needs to give Richy before accepting what we all already know and acting on it.

  26. Wicky©No one screens the goalie, no one gets to rebounds!!! on

    from last thread…

    I will give up a few more chances for the cap space as well, I think our goalie is pretty decent and should probably stop most of them

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