It’s Go Time! … Rangers at Flyers


Game 2 of the 15-game road trip.flyers3

Ya boys and coach Alain Vigneault in search of win No. 1.

Light up the Empire State Building in orange and black to honor Mr. Snider.

Martin Biron and Cam Talbot, in a battle to be Henrik Lundqvist’s understudy, split the game in goal.

The Rangers have some muscle dressed, too, including Derek Dorsett, Micheal Haley, Dylan McIlrath. Wonder who Kris Newbury will fight.

The rest of the lineup is:

Dominic Moore, Darroll Powe, Derick Brassard, Jesper Fast, Michael Kantor, Oscar Lindberg, Benoit Pouliot, Taylor Pyatt, Andrew Yogan, Mats Zuccarello;  Conor Allan, Dan Girardi, Ryan McDonagh, Anton Stralman, and Danny Syvret.

The game’s on MSG, so it’s a Rangers crew production.


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  1. lol Benya… no…just talking about the upcoming must win game for our beloved team! Wonder how many “I miss Torts” comments we gonna get tonight

  2. Czechthemout!!! on

    For those who miss Torts, here you go!

    Jam, hard, hard, rim, puck luck, stupid, stinks, hard, jam, wall, @&$/@@&&/$$)?!;’,

  3. Czechthemout!!! on

    Mcilrath just does not look like an NHL player so far. He has zero hockey sense.

    10th overall pick for this?

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    Fast and Lindberg have so far been the best PP line in the four periods that we’ve seen. Very impressive kids.

  5. Well the good news, our offense is already in mid-season and play-off form – not saying that we’ll need a playoff offense this year.

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    Definately looks like he is skating better but his hockey sense is almost zero. Way out of position and made a poor decision to pinch. I hope we see better things in the next two periods.

  7. Lindberg wasnt wearing a Rangers hat during his interview with the short guy. I question his loyalty. Really cool hat though

  8. Czechthemout!!! on

    Bull dog

    Hey, believe me, I really want him to succeed! We really need a guy like him on defense.

  9. Man, have times changed. Ranger / Flyer preseason Fest, 1 period, no fights.

    I seem to recall there was a time when they league refused to let them schedule preseason games against each other because of all the fighting.

  10. Czech, I think McIlrath made some questionable pinches, but nothing I thought was really bad. I will try to withhold judgement until he gets a lot more ice time.

    I still have hope.

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    Those bench clearing brawls and line brawls were great to watch. Dave Hoyda vs Nick Fotiu

  12. Papa Bear,
    the good thing as a Ranger fan is, tonight they are prepared for it. if it broke out, we would have more than enough guys to handle it.

  13. that check on Fast they would have called interference last year. I guess it’s no longer fashionable.

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    Look at that, passing in front of the net instead of mindlessly circling behind it with all three forwards.

  15. Kenny Albert Rules! on

    I’ve missed you all! Got out of work early, so figured i’d drop by.

    Anyone think Fast is Fast.

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    What a brave guy Hartnell is. Goes after Fast. Good for DannyG and Mcd to stand up for the kid.

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    I repeat, I am really impressed with Allen. Looks like a sure fire NHL player, at least tonight.

  18. McIllrath looks horrendous so far. A couple really poorly times pinches lead to prime scoring chances against.

  19. Czechthemout!!! on

    How can any scout ever think after watching this kid play feel he is worthy of a top ten or any first round pick? This kid should have been a fourth round pick at best! And as I say that, he makes another woeful play.

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    Connor Allen has proven in two periods that he is a far better prospect than Mcilrath. In fact, if he continues to show like this, he will move up the depth chart very fast. Kudos to the scouts on this guy.

  21. I mean, I mean, what in holy hell is going on with Sam Rosen’s headgear? Has he no wife? Has he no mirror?

  22. Easy Czech. Allen was in camp with the Caps before. He was also signed as a free agent and not drafted.

  23. Czechthemout!!! on

    Pyatt never met a wall he didn’t like. I know AV wants to see what he can do on the PP but playing Wall Pyatt is actually the equivalent of giving back your man advantage.

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    So what? Danny Dekeyser was in the Wings camp and not signed. Than signed as an UFA and promptly claimed a top six spot out of college.

    And Dylan Jessiman was a first round pick who looks like he has no clue.

  25. i wasn’t home earlier
    so i missed first 2 periods
    now NHL Network is
    broadcasting the Winter Classic
    instead of tonight’s game
    anyone have a clue WHY?!?!?!?!?!

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    Good for him. Why would I cry? I want him to do well but he has not. So far he gave away two and helped get one. One more and he is even.

  27. McIlrath scouting report coming out of the draft on McIlrath was he needed to improve his skating and from what I’ve seen tonight he still can’t skate, can’t shoot the puck either, very disappointed.

  28. While I agree Tommy, in fairness, tough to improve skating when you lose a year to a blown out knee. But based on the way he looks out there tonight, I think the kid is a long shot to play in the NHL. Disappointing for a number 10 pick.

  29. I said it before, and I will say it again. Lindberg, and Fast are NHL players. really liked them both. it would be a waste of time to have them in the AHL.

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    Mcilrath will have fine long AHL career.

    But what I would love to see for one period is Mcilrath paired with MDZ. That would a ” get your popcorn ready” moment.

  31. McIlbust skating like Herman Munster, guess we’ll need stralman and falk clearing the crease

    Bros-hard looking good

    Liked McD and DanG taking runs at Hardnell in 3rd after all his cheap late hits and going after 150 pounders all game

  32. I came into this preseason trying to give McIlrath a chance since I hated that pick and never thought he’s ever be an NHL d-man.

    Well he sure didn’t change my mind tonight. It’s only one game and its just the preseason though, but if he continues like this we can mark him up with Jessiman on “most useless draft pick in Rangers history”.

  33. And this is what happens when you draft for a supposed need instead of drafting based on best available. So many talented offensive players picked after McIlrath, but we pick a crease clearing d-man, a position you can fill with an FA for 800k a year.

    I was hoping we’d take Fowler, Schwarz, or Tarasenko that year, but no, Glenny wastes a 1st rounder on the second coming of Dale Purinton.

  34. I hate to be critical of a player who plays his heart out, but when you assume that Buke has told this kid 500 times not to pinch unless you’re sure of what you’re doing…well…
    I forgive the blind pass since he hasn’t played here with a steady partner in order to anticipate where he’ll be, but blind passes too often become…what this one became.

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