Blues 5, Rangers 3 … post-game notes

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Courtesy of the NYR:

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Team Notes:

– The Rangers were defeated by the St. Louis Blues, 5-3, tonight at Scottrade Center, in their fourth game in six nights.

– The Blueshirts are now 1-4-0 overall (2 pts), including a 1-4-0 mark on the road this season.

– The Rangers notched two goals in five power play opportunities (7:03), and are now 4-17 (23.5%) with the man advantage this season.

– The Blueshirts were credited with 15 blocked shots, including 12 players with at least one blocked shot in the contest.

Player Notes:

– Ryan Callahan notched two power play goals, was credited with two hits and two blocked shots, and logged 20:23 of ice time. His goal at 19:54 of the first period was his first point of the season.

– Brad Richards tallied one goal and added a power play assist, led all skaters with eight shots, and logged a team-high, 23:39 of ice time. He leads the team with four goals, and is tied for the team lead with five points this season.

– Derek Stepan recorded two power play assists in 17:18 of ice time. He is tied for the Rangers’ lead in scoring with a team-high, five assists, and ranks first on the Blueshirts with four power play assists this season.

– Derick Brassard tallied two assists, including one on the power play, and won a game-high, nine faceoffs (9-18, 50%) in 19:25 of ice time. He has now recorded three assists in the last three games.

– Martin Biron stopped 13 of 17 shots in 39:57 of ice time while making his first start of the season, and is now 0-1-0 overall with a 0-1-0 mark on the road.

– Henrik Lundqvist (no decision) turned aside 16 of 17 shots faced in relief during the third period.

– Justin Falk registered one shot in 5:16 of ice time while making his Rangers debut.

Team Schedule:

– Next Game – Wednesday, Oct. 16 at Washington (8:00 p.m. ET – TV: NBCSN)

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19 Comments

  1. Rob in Beantown on

    I have to admit it’s getting better. Getting better all the time.

    (Can’t get much worse)

  2. Stranger Nation on

    repost;
    The irony is now Richards is a goal scorer because he cannot posses the puck and create any more. He is getting his goals off the efforts of others and the PP.
    The reason he scored tonight was because he was caught deep when Cally and Brass forechecked a turnover and he came and finished the play. We needed it, but the lack of 3 zone play, let alone 2 zones is a killer.
    This new ‘system’ is perfect for Richards; all O and no D; that is his game.

  3. Rob in Beantown on

    I just read about that. Scary stuff. Apparently he is in okay condition in the hospital.

  4. We lose again... on

    Well, at least they kept it to a two goal margin. Hate to admit it, but that is very impressive all things considered. I’m sure the team will level out; however, Carp there is no way that this is a second place team in the Metro Division. I do not even see playoffs. This noted, please let me know your thoughts on the following:

    1. Is Richards for real? If he can keep this up all year, perhaps there is trade value at the deadline??

    2. I think Moore, Pyatt, Zucc and Asham should be deleted for JT Miller, Mashinter or Haley (take your pick) and Kreider. You could then have lines that look something like this:
    Richard Stepan Nash
    Hags Brassard Cally
    Kreider JT Pouliot
    Mash/Haley Boyle Dorsett

    3. Try to trade MDZ as soon as possible. I think he will become the new MSG whipping boy and I could see his career spiral out of control. Try to get a high pick or prospect.

    4. Something must be up with Biron. I was always nervous with Biron between the pipes except when we played Toronto. For some reason he owns the Leafs. In any case, could Bryz be much worse?? Perhaps Bryz would take a low cost one year deal to get back to the show?

    With the above moves, goaltending notwithstanding, at least we would see if some of the hyped talent is any good. Your thoughts Carp?

  5. Chef Alain 'Prost" C'est La Vie-gneault on

    How many losses til the flotsam can be jetsamed out of here? I thought Lindy Ruff was going to be a lock.

  6. Saint Louie Woman, she had a yen for men
    She went to bed
    With a fountain… uh, oh, moderation meter DefCon One Yellow alert.

  7. Rob in Beantown on

    Interesting fact I just learned. If you pull your goalie in overtime and get scored on, you don’t get a Bettman bonus point for the OTL. Makes sense.

  8. missed the game. family wedding and water fire event.

    it’s a little positive. only lost by 2
    Rangers scored on power play
    Rangers scored 3 goals.

    next game only lose by one
    game after that go into OT lose get one point
    then win

  9. Ugh! Think it was a bettet effort? Think again! Which announcer spent the end of last season telling me I was gonna love Dorsett? WRONG!!!!!!!

  10. Read a great tweet, it went something like. … Don’t you wish Dorsett still had a broken collar bone and was nothing but hopeful expectation.

  11. One minor positive,now, which will increase in importance, if this teams turns it around and makes the playoffs. And that is the no burn-out, minimal blocked shots philosophy of the new coach. Players who used to log close to 30 minutes now are logging closer to 20 minutes. Players who used to be the “black and blue” walking wounded may now have some gas left in the tank, come playoff time. Long-term, rather than short-term strategies on the part of coaches impress me no end. There is always a long-term payoof, for those who are short-term patient.

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