It’s Go Time! … Rangers at Kings


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Rangers at Kings.

Ya boys get their captain back. Ryan Callahan makes his season debut after off-season shoulder surgery. Arron Asham also goes into the lineup after being prucha’d for Game 1 in Phoenix.

Henrik Lundqvist starts in goal as Alain Vigneault looks for his first win as Rangers coach. Justin Falk and Jesper Fast are prucha’d. J.T. Miller was sent to Hartford over the weekend.

The Rangers start a three-in-four nights California trip, then play a fourth in six nights in St. Louis Saturday as this nine-game season-opening journey continues (15 on the road including preseason).

ICYMI (in case you missed it), Mr. Snider fired the ex-Rangers coach of the Orange Crud today. So light up the Empire State Building in Orange and Black, Mr. Bettman.


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

    IT IS TIME!!!!!!!!!

    Three periods of late night fast paced HACKEY !!! With the Captain back and all the rest , the Rangers should come out pritty strong and HUNGRY!! TONIGHT is a greg-garenteed win game. So Enjoy!!!


    LETS go go gog og gog og gogogo g goo!!!!

  2. Duguay doesn’t just drink the kool aid, he mainlines it.

    I did hear Dave Maloney on NHL network, calling it like he sees it. Said camp was disjointed and they have a way to go.

  3. Dugie and Judje Pidto doing Dolan Shots. Anyone wanna bet the fastest 2 1/2 mintes in NHL will mention the Snickerbockers?

  4. It was disjointed because somebody thought it was a good idea to go far west for four preseason games and a benefit golf tournament instead of hanging near home … could have had six preseason bus trips instead of that journey to Banff, Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver and Las Vegas.

  5. … which was a much worse idea given that they’d play the first nine regular season games on the road, starting out west again.

  6. But Carp, if they want to play at home in October, we might not get those much-needed bridges at the World’s Most Famous Mausoleum.

  7. Rob in Beantown on

    I save my votes til the end of the game. Then I stuff the ballot by voting on all my devices

  8. Goldie, how many times have I told you guys that I don’t want no horsing around on the airplane?

  9. I know how it is, baby. Tell you what you do: you just start your countdown, and old Bucky’ll be back here before you can say “Blast off!”

  10. ZzZz NYR ZzZz©" Don't Stepan the logo!!!"...says Greg L. on

    LETS GO RANGERS , LETSSSSSSSS Spoil the Kings home opener!!!!

    IM Thrilled CALLAHAN is BACK!!!!!!!

  11. ZzZz NYR ZzZz©" Don't Stepan the logo!!!"...says Greg L. on

    LETS gog gog og gog gog oggogogogogo!!!





  12. Funny, EA Sports simulation of Rangers fans behind the glass didn’t have anyone in a suit or no one over 300 pound. But it’s so realistic.

  13. LGR!

    Quick question for you guys, Girardi, The Cap’n, and Lundqvist, who gets resigned first?

  14. Hilarious isn’t it, ilb? Every single team adds an extra 30 minute pre game. Can’t that garbage start before the puck drop is scheduled?

  15. had to eat my dinner (chicken parm w/ mostaccioli)
    instead of being gassy
    i’m full of snark

  16. Let’s GO RANGERS!

    LMAO! I always laugh at the Cartman voice screaming “Go Kings Go” at Kings games..

  17. I have to say the rangers have come out flying, working really hard on the puck, taking the body. This is all good but unless they finish and score some goals it will be all for nothing.

  18. Joe told the SAME hernia story about Darryl Sutter story when he did the Kings game for NBC the other night.

  19. Brutal announcing by the Kings announcer, I don’t think he knows any players names but the Kings.

  20. Stranger Nation on

    Pullout had a chance to hit the D-man and he let up; get rid of that stiff; adds nothing so far

  21. Now why don’t you just take it easy, Group Captain, and please make me a drink of grain alcohol and rainwater, and help yourself to whatever you’d like.

  22. That’s exactly what I meant about better timing while crashing the net off the rush. That was perfect for this system.

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


    RICHIE RICH..nice hands!!!!

  24. maybe there is hope after all in ranger land. The team looks good, hope they keep it up, 60 minutes boys.

  25. _That’s exactly what I meant about better timing while crashing the net off the rush_

    yeah but we don’t have the talent to play offensive game…or we do? or we don’t? Gotta call Torts to ask him :)

  26. yes the LA announcer keeps calling Callahan and Mcdonagh as Mcdonagh.

    Its way better than listening than sam and joe

  27. 4generations 4 cups on

    oh look all the people that were calling game over, season over game 1 have hope. haha

  28. Yea, Stranger. Especially when they have last change. It’s brutal out there for Alain Vigneault.

  29. Good start!

    Who’s getting the extra Pyatt shifts?

    Sure miss Gabby getting extra shifts!!!

  30. How did Nash miss that initial shot?

    Amateur-hour stuff.

    The Kreider would have buried it.

  31. What a difference Cally makes!

    Gots give Props to the Captain. Laying the hits right out of the box.

  32. Olga Folkyerself on

    What do Pudto and Duguay do during the periods?

    If you use Tampax, you can dance, swim, play tennis, with confidence…

  33. Stranger Nation on

    Cally got a stick to the face – he seemed OK. I am not a doctor, nor did I stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night

  34. That was huge for Asham. Hanging in there on the road while you have the *momentum*

    Vigneault made that roster choice.

  35. How many times do you have to tell players to enter the zone with speed and not pull up immediately at the blue line. How many times!?

  36. Carp – nice to see more than 3 players playing tonight. You are going to have your hands full with the 3 stars!!!

  37. Stranger Nation on

    Joe M is in another world. It’s like he is hanging out watching the game though not necessarily announcing it.

  38. N.Country_NYRFan on

    Boyle and Pie-hat each having pretty good games and Pantload scores what is going on?

  39. ZzZz NYR ZzZz©" Don't Stepan the logo!!!"...says Greg L. on


    Love it baby!!!




  40. Geez. . . Do you think Richie Rich can buy a hatty tonight?

    Gravy he do you think he will still make the WBM tomorrow if he keeps this up!!! Or are we just dreaming?

  41. Wow!! I was just about to lose it because of all the chances the rangers had to score, especially Brassard when good old horseteeth scored.

  42. HOW did I know the Devils would tie the game with a shorthanded goal. HOW?!?!?

    I hate them. They swarm in the final minutes like no other.

  43. Matty "CleanSlate/FireSather"Boy on

    Thom, It takes a big man to hide in the weeds and call someone out. So, every time Richards scores, you are going to come out of hiding and make an attempt to taunt Carpy???

    How about Richards give away on the PP point before? Does someone have to taunt you about that?

    Or how about Richards give away to help LA score???


  44. Matty "CleanSlate/FireSather"Boy on

    to be sure RR has looked more confident tonight. that first goal was nice. the second was nothing, and his giveaway(s) show that he’s what we all expected. but he is better than last year, and that is a positive.

  45. Matty "CleanSlate/FireSather"Boy on

    It’s a race for the goal…oh…sorry, Brad Richards is back. No race. Lucky crossbar.

  46. Gravy, Just Gravy on

    Funny. First game the PP looks good, but they stink otherwise. This game, the PP stinks.

  47. Matty "CleanSlate/FireSather"Boy on

    So, we hit one post, they hit a post and a crossbar.


  48. N.Country_NYRFan on

    Hank still looks shaky to me…I haven’t seen him make his usual big saves and two shots have beat him up high tonight

  49. The PoInt should be Zucc with a D Man for support. Like J Moore! Someone FAST.

    In Vinegars defense, Callahan is getting a few root canals and should be out there.

    Boyle should be IN FRONT OF THE NET

  50. Matty "CleanSlate/FireSather"Boy on

    Eric, my gut is hoping they can get a point. LA is good in 3rds. I am curious to see if their dominant size in this game wears our team down.

  51. Girardi had open ice up the boards, but he turned and tried to force it up the middle.

    That was a bad turnover.

  52. Manny all those come back points on the oilers my players-zip! How is that possible :(

  53. @PLeonardNYDN: No shots on goal through two power plays for #NYR… End 2nd period: Rangers 2, #Kings 1. Shots on goal 19-15 New York

  54. Freaking zucc right after kings goal can’t finish off the face off. What do you zucc lovers see in this guy.

  55. Stranger Nation on

    You take care of everything in your life besides your car, and we will take care of your car

  56. Micheletti reminds me of a Priest I once knew who yakked so much with old, supposedly uplifting sermon stories that eventually no one would be at his Mass. The next Mass, and the one before, 800 people.

  57. Matty "CleanSlate/FireSather"Boy on

    Wow. LA Kings Draft picks in the same year:

    Dustin Brown, 13th pick

    Brian Boyle, 26th pick


  58. N.Country_NYRFan on

    I’ve seen more tackles in this game tonight than the Giants defense all year…wth!!!!

  59. Matty "CleanSlate/FireSather"Boy on

    Quick with the multiple good saves. He has had to work harder than Henrik tonight.

  60. Gravy, Just Gravy on

    Nash 2 assists and 6 shots and he hasn’t shown up? Oh right, only if he scores goals.

  61. Hey Joe M, don’t want to hear what a great game Nash is having when he hasn’t scored a goal yet.

  62. Yea, Gravy. Never mind how great he has been as a one man forechecking force. And all those assists. Meaning he has an assist on every single Rangers goal this season.

  63. Matty "CleanSlate/FireSather"Boy on

    And Sutter suddenly looks stunned……..oh…he always looks that way.

  64. Matty "CleanSlate/FireSather"Boy on

    So, Nash has all these great shots on goal, no goals. MacD throws it down the ice and scores.

    Go figure.

  65. Lol, ORR. I love how they talk about Quick and his stick handling. I seem to remember one of those in his history…..

  66. And to think Quick teaches a goalie camp up here at the rink I play at in CT…a generation of misguided future goalies.

  67. iManny

    i agree
    glad we got the goal
    but feel kinda bad for Quick
    (don’t have any kinda hate for him like
    so many others in our conference)

    looked as if he thought he still had his stick

  68. Matty "CleanSlate/FireSather"Boy on

    Seriously, Quick made a huge mistake there, but tell me he hasn’t made 5, 6, 7 big saves, too.

  69. Rangers win baby.

    I love it. I certainly didn’t expect a win tonight against LA.

    3 wins will be a good road trip. after this one, time to start talking about the Stanley Cup…..

  70. Matty "CleanSlate/FireSather"Boy on

    Sam: “Brad Richards who has 2 goals in the game”

    Joe: “Sam… really was one nice goal and some luck”

    Sam: “Brad Richards who has a nice goal and a lucky one”

    Joe: ” Sam, and don’t forget his four give aways, one which spoiled the shutout”

    Sam: “ok”

  71. I thought it was only me. I wish somebody would duct tape Joe M to shut him up. Joe M, Chico Resch and Butch Goring, The three Stooges.

  72. Matty "CleanSlate/FireSather"Boy on

    Thanks, Tomb. Just called my bookie in Vegas. You did say Zucc’s, right?

  73. I thought Stralman should have stepped up at the blue line to win that 50-50 and prevent the subsequent Kopitar break.

  74. Matty "CleanSlate/FireSather"Boy on

    So let me ask this, CC Sabathia, an average baseball player, gets hit in the mouth, loses 2 teeth. A cut. Little swelling.

    How many weeks is he out?????????

  75. I had rangers losing tonight 4-1. I am pleasantly surprised. Hopefully in the future they will be able to finish the chances they will get with there forecheck.

  76. Rangers win!


    They only beat the LA Kings, recent winners of the Cup.

    I am pretty excited.

  77. Evrock'n'Roll on

    Talk about a tale of two different teams between this and the Phoenix game. Fantastic game.

  78. ZzZz NYR ZzZz©" Don't Stepan the logo!!!"...says Greg L. on

    ” WE WILL WIN TONIGHT ” as I quoted last thread.


    Nash looked a little greed at the end there and I clovered my face when he screwed up again at the end….but it was great. Hank was great and we played real good.

  79. I liked what I saw tonight and we’re lucky to have such a great Captain. Nash was obviously hoping Richards would come back into the play on the ENG chance, GG, nyr, Yay!

  80. Dugay: ” good things happen when you create good things”

    another MSG genius. where do you find these idiots?

  81. In hiding out all day to avoid last night’s result. Game on DVR. My Go Time will be approximately 5pm. Doubt I can get this thread to 600.

  82. I just wrote a post about McDonagh’s goal, but it was too lengthy so I deleted it Your loss.

  83. Tune in tomorrow kids. Same at time, same Bat channel. Damn, I hate theselate west coast games. All because MSG needs a catwalk. Yeah a catwalk. I bet this is to get Lundqvist to take less money. Sather will tell him,”You’re a stylish goalie you know what I mean
    And you can do your little turn on the catwalk.
    Yeah on the catwalk on the catwalk yeah
    you can shake my little tush on the catwalk.

  84. Good evening all! Mama always loves BANJ!!! LGR!
    Please play before 11 p.m.!!!!! Looking forward to Blues on Saturday!!!

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