Ticket contest tonight; predict the score … but follow the rules


Our gracious and generous donor has given us another pair of tickets to give away, so we’ll have another contest today, from now until “It’s Go Time!” is posted around 6:30. The winner will get two tickets to the Oct. 31 game against Buffalo at Madison Square Garden.

So let’s review the rules, shall we? (answer: yes).

1) This is the easy part. You pick the score, then a bunch of tiebreakers: game-winning goal, Rangers shots, Devils shots. Your entry should look like this (with different numbers and names): Rangers 17, Devils 1. GWG: Avery. Rangers shots: 18. Devils shots: 44.

This is new!!!!: Don’t use NYR or Blueshirts or NJ or Jersey or Devs or Devil Dogs or Derbils or anything other than Rangers and Devils when you make your pick. Don’t use abbreviations, nicknames, colons, dashes or semicolons or any other punctuation between the team name and the score. Just keep it very, very simple and do it exactly like this:

Rangers 17, Devils 1.

If there is anything other than the name of the team then a space then the score, as shown here, you may be disqualified. Then add your tiebreakers.

It just makes it much easier for me to scroll through all the entries that way. Thank you.

2) The score of the game must be exact. Not closest. Not margin of victory. You must have the exact score to move on to the tiebreakers, if needed. Note that the game-winning goal is the goal that provides the margin of victory, whether it be the second goal in a 17-1 game, or an overtime or (God forbid) winning shootout goal.

The Rangers’ shots tiebreaker shall go to the closest prediction without going over. If contestants are still tied, the Devils shots tiebreaker shall be used, and also will go to the closest prediction without going over. If all remaining contestants are over the number of Devils shots, the contestant closest to the correct total wins.

Finally, if still somehow tied—or if nobody picks the exact final score—I will either give the tickets to Sally again or flip a coin at Blog HQ.

3) The most important rules regarding entry into the contest: DO NOT EVEN DREAM ABOUT ENTERING MORE THAN ONCE. This is also new!!!! You MUST have a legitimate, working e-mail address in your comment header … you know, when you enter your screen name, etc., before the first time you comment. I will check for e-mail addresses and IP addresses from any entrant whose screen name I do not recognize. Multiple entrants will be disqualified. Capisce?

Only entries in this thread will count. In other words, don’t put your predictions in any other thread.

4) Don’t get me aggravated with dumb questions or details.

5) *-The judge’s decision on all issues will be final. (*-I am the judge; though I may be appointing a sub-judge for this contest).

Good luck, and have fun.

See youse tonight.


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  1. iWicky "Frag Out!!!" on

    Mad bomber still out with Hagar, looks like a scratch. Now if we could get Stralman out if the line up, D might not be bad

  2. Every time there is a ticket contest around here I am blown away by the number of entries and the new names! You ghosts should POST MORE OFTEN! It would be great to have you join the insane and irrational debate.

  3. Carp,
    you are not covering the Jug this year. disappointed, I was looking forward to saying hello.

  4. eddie eddie eddie on

    shout, yeah you will, c’mon, yeah you will, say that you love me, say that you ned me….c’mon now….shout….shout

  5. eddie eddie eddie on

    you make me wanna shout…allright,,,,allright…..allright….hey hey hey hey hey hey

  6. eddie eddie eddie on

    you guys want to stream a great college radio station…try KZSC….tremendous diversity…excellent music

  7. That’s so cool, Carp. This place is way more successful than it looks I guess.

    Would be nice to get some *Fresh* opinions in here. Ours are all a little stale. Wicky and I want more toughness. Bull dog hates Boyle. Everyone hates Bole. The Doctor is rational. Matty hates Sather, along with Slatsko and Olga, eddie and Coos are hysterical, eric is on the brink of suicide, Hambone says hi and wants to buy you a buffalo chicken sangwich, Latona wishes our coach was Pär Mårts, LW knows a lot about hockey, CCCP is spiteful and judgmental, Lev is in Israel, CTBlueshirt is balanced and knowledgeable about the CBA, Ilb is an expert on all things CBA and medical and he wants us to donate to charity more often / be better people, Mama is sad that we aren’t the best, Ria is still silent (mostly), Josh Thomson is still 26, Carp wants Walters from eric, Foghorn Leghorn does declare, Miami Pimp thinks the Rangers are Mickey Mouse (except The Kreider), Mannu loves The Prust, etc…

    I miss anybody?

  8. I forgot about a bunch of my favorites of course:

    Rob is still living in Beantown and marrying a Philly from Philly, Gravy is still Capt and owner of the WBM and C-Dubs is still the only nice person on the blog aside from James G.

    Loves those dudes.

    Oh, and Nasty is still Rigging everything so that he wins.

  9. And CCCP wants us to get over that Tort and Prust and the other Brandons and remember how great Avery was/is.

  10. eddie eddie eddie on

    manny – the list of hysterical here is nearly infinite…everybody that posts here is funny and smart…

  11. Oh crap. I did forget my Vibin’ Mate. NYR_FAN who still believes in the Hobbit Wizard despite what anyone says. He’s THE MAN.

    Not Vibin’ today I guess.

  12. Looks like all I have to do is pick the Devils and I win. Can I enter multiple times? How does this work? How do I get in touch with Carp directly? I have a list of questions.

  13. LOL…I’m not gonna lie…looks like Hobbit Wizard needs some of that magic this year…haven’t seen too much of the cerebral passing that we’ve grown accustomed to…

  14. Gift of GAB-orik-Ohio-O-Clowe-Oh No! on


    My apologies for being a ghost around here. I’ve been checking in, reading, just not posting. Still hitting the refresh button a bunch to get Carp his dues ;)

    The good news is…. Crosby spelled backwards is still diver!

  15. Tort must be going crazy in Vancouver as the Canucks have attempted 3 between the legs passes in the first 4 minutes.

  16. I don’t understand. If I don’t want to participate, do I have to opt out? Can I enter the contest directly with MSG?
    What if -Grambling- Rangers refuse to get on the bus and the game is forfeited? Is that a 1-0 game, and who gets credit for the winning goal? Are their assists awarded on a forfeit goal?

  17. Gift of GAB-orik-Ohio-O-Clowe-Oh No! on

    Torts would have had Dorsett reassigned to be the personal chauffeur to the guys he would have going to Hartford

  18. Coos picking the Fighting Sioux player to beat the Rangers……. wise beyond his years.

  19. Carp, a usual non-Ranger fanatic, rooting for Devils so he doesn’t have to spend two hours grading papers.

  20. I wish i had time to post more often and join in on the g(j)ibberish…schedule doesnt allow much posting, but i read EVERY day…this blog has some hilarious posters

  21. Gift of GAB-orik-Ohio-O-Clowe-Oh No! on

    Can you imagine what it was like the first time Torts went to a currency exhange window?

    He might have sparked an international incident.

  22. Gift of GAB-orik-Ohio-O-Clowe-Oh No! on

    Blame Canada. With their beady eyes and flappy jaws.

    Torts talking aboot being nicer to the press.

    Needing more jam. Having an abundance of maple syrup.

    Cops on horses. Cats and dogs living together. MASS HYSTERIA.

  23. Tort is going to be super mad. Vancouver in a scramble leaves Kunitz open in the low slot. Oops.

  24. Gift of GAB-orik-Ohio-O-Clowe-Oh No! on

    I can hear him screaming “stiffen up men” from the bench.
    And i’m sure a few choice pardon my french-canadien moments.

  25. Sioux!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Sioux still loves all North Dakota Fighting Sioux alum more than he loves the rangers. He still sells 18 Wheeler cabs and loves poker and fly fishing!

    Xo big guy.

  26. Devils 2, Rangers 1 – GWG Elias – Rangers SOG 38, Devils SOG 24

    Because the Devils are just due to win a game out of pure luck. And without Cally in the lineup I think we lose our edge. Watch Schneider outplay Hank tonight, for no other reason than it’d just be annoying.

  27. eddie eddie eddie on

    “johnson, with a slapper….then a wrister….switches to the backhand….dipsy doodle, spinarammer, shoots…..and scores

  28. eddie eddie eddie on

    torts “turn around and ******* look at me when you ******* talk to me. I can’t ******* hear a ******* word you are *******saying with the ******* radio so ******* loud”

  29. eddie eddie eddie on

    Driver – “torts, these fans on the corner recognize you and want an autograph, should we stop?”

    Torts – “is that a ******* question? Ask me a ******* question”

  30. game day!

    I listened to the pack broadcast last night…..

    lots of excellent Johnson material…..

    “Johnson tries to push it in deep…..” “unable to reach”……

  31. eddie eddie eddie on

    driver’s cell phone starts ringing:

    torts – “turn that ******* phone the **** right off, and if you ******* don’t, when you unstrap me, I’ll beat the ******* snot out of you”

  32. eddie eddie eddie on

    “johnson hard on the boards”….”johnson coming down on the wing” “Johnson poke checks” ……”Johnson pumps it home”

  33. eddie eddie eddie on

    if you are happy and you know stomp your feet, if you’re happy and you know it and you really want to show it, if you are happy and you know it, stomp your feet

  34. Gift of GAB-orik-Ohio-O-Clowe-Oh No! on

    When asked about Vancouver injury updates… Torts replied “I haven’t spoken to Rammer”

    Torts is trying to set his watch to Canadian Mountain time,
    so in time, he can be on time, to cut short the time of his press conference, in time to demote a player, for spending too much time in the box.

  35. eddie eddie eddie on

    i might have to start posting on the penguins’ blog….they appreciate a 9 year old’s humor….unlike youse

  36. eddie eddie eddie on

    carp – do the winning tickets come with private airfare, limo from the airport, case of good Champagne, and lots of good food?

  37. E3, ****A, thank you! Sitting here all **** alone LMGO.

    Johnson swings around, tries to go back door. Denied!

  38. eddie eddie eddie on

    there has to be some hard hitting Dman in juniors named Cockburn that the rangers should draft

  39. It really has lost all it’s luster because of the stupid skills contest. We know way too much about all the goalies and the shooters now.

  40. Onecupin74yearsandcounting on

    Nothing awakens a sleeping Onecup except the word FREE

    PS. Didn’t I warn you all.. zzzzzzzzz

  41. eddie eddie eddie on

    one cup – how high can you count? Because cup number two might not be for awhile..

  42. Onecupin74yearsandcounting on

    Westchester Hotdog fest in July Carp scarfed 25 walter’s dog With the works outclassing the comp. The Carp isn’t one to brag but .. he’s King.. sorry hank

  43. Onecupin74yearsandcounting on

    Eddie 3 , I’m not old but my time is limited, I can’t go 54 I’ll be dust by then :(

  44. Carp

    That last ranger score prediction is someone acting up. I predicted we get shutout earlier in 1st Eric post.

  45. Anyone ever sit in the West Balcony seats? Want to catch a game with a friend joining the armed forces before she ships to boot camp – I can actually afford the tickets in those sections. Thoughts/reviews would be appreciated.

  46. eddie, last game we went to together was final game of the regular season last year against NJD and we were in the 100s directly behind the net. Don’t want to disappoint with crappy seats.

  47. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Dc – glad to hear – the melon is jellin, never swellin, get mad start yellin, prison guard and the felon, are you buying or are you sellin?


  48. Carp,
    believe it or nor PR lost 14 to 13 again! its some cruel joke. can’t even look at my son he is distraught.

  49. Eddie- sorry, busy day, just saw your post. Briefly, no I wouldn’t. Unless she is uncomfortable. Fever isn’t dangerous, it’s actually helpful to some extent. Shoot me an email if you want more info.

  50. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Latona – in hindsight, I agree that I addressed someone. Sometimes I aim too high and my joke falls flat and dies…

  51. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Ilb – thx mate,,,,it was 1am and she couldn’t sleep…. But generally you’d say let the body fight it? Good enough. Is there typically a number where I’d give her the ibuprofen? Say over 102, 103?

  52. ilb: I don’t want the Debs to win, I just picked them to save Carp six hours of wading through predictions, scores, WG, shots. With only two Devils prognostications so far, if they win, he gets a little deserved and needed sleep. :)

  53. Not really, Eddie. No such a number. Every child is able to tolerate different numbers differently. Some kids are suffering from 101.2, some run around happy and are playful with 104.

  54. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Ilb – not sure how much you work with kids on the spectrum, but there is an excellent book called “The Reason I Jump” I’d highly recommend it – and it’s a fast read….

  55. Great contest Carp. Very nice. Love rule 4, lol.

    Lets make it two in a row tonight boys!!!

    LGR !!!

  56. Onecupin74yearsandcounting on

    I have to say that Dolan must have the IQ of Lindsay Lohan to think sather is doing a bang up job or maybe he was roomies at rehab with Lindsay. Not to mention that NYC wants to evict MSG from their”Garden spot ” or ” G spot ” as some would say Hi Sally , Latona , anyway even the yankees can’t get a draft pick right.
    But the rangers should have 27 stanley cups

  57. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Ilb – it’s a heartwarming book that is full of hope. Should be mandatory reading for anyone, especially teachers, working with children on the spectrum.

  58. NYR 4 NJD 3
    GWG: Miller
    NYR Shots: 28
    NJD Shots: 29

    Hockey Night Live
    Idiotic Comments:

    Hradek: 12
    Duguay: 11

  59. Lats, a guy wrote online: “The West Balcony seats are my favorite seats for Knick games. Lots of space and the concessions are inside the main arena so you can grab a beer and a dog while still watching the game.” )For whatever that’s worth.) I’d wait until someone who has been there for NYR game replies.

  60. This blog is a one stop shop for wine knowledge, medical knowledge, legal advice, hockey stats and everything else. Why would anyone shop anywhere else?

  61. Thanks, coos. Saw that review and thought the same thing.

    Thanks anyway, ilb. She leaves in November.

  62. wow real interviews after the pack hockey game.. what a difference.

    why dont reporters like this work at MSG?

  63. These seats are definitely affordable, but I can’t tell if they’re the barstools or the glass-enclosed underhang, Manny.

  64. ESPN 8 The Ocho ?@ESPNthaOcho 14m
    A-Rod cheats his entire career = 1 year suspension.

    Pete Rose plays harder than anyone, bets on own team to win = lifetime ban.


    I have to agree. Pete Rose never cheated the game. He was my favorite player growing up. I watched A-Rod live at the Kingdome a few times…. he was awesome…..

    I hate him now…..

    back to hockey.

  65. Totally completely agree with Pete Rose, who should absolutely be in the hall of fame. I have a relative who played ball and man, get him going on the Pete Rose ban and he loses it.

    Pete Rose is one of the best hitters EVER. Come on. Give the guy his due already.

  66. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Tomb – totally re: Pete Rose ….he bet on HIS team to win….how is that even close to a bad thing?

  67. Moonblight becomes you…
    It goes with your hair –
    You certainly know the right thing
    To wear.

  68. Pete Rose absolutely belongs in the hall. Baseball, at times, has essentially overlooked all other types of addiction (booze, pills, roids), but gambling is heresy.

  69. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Kooz re: Woodrow Wilson – give Ronald Steele’s “Walter Lippmann and the American Century” a read 5 stars and 4 thumbs up

  70. Manny – I worked for an Admiral in the Navy and his Flag Lieutenant sent out invites to a myriad of dignitaries for a change of command ceremony that read: “Admiral________ requests your presents at COG ceremony, etc… The Admiral was not amused by the tiny slip. True.

  71. Somebody yesterday said that they brought Powe up to help with the crossword puzzles. LMAO. Who said that? Identify yourself and take a bow.

  72. Rangers Report ?@rangersreport 1m
    Going on Rangers-Devils pregame in a few minutes, 98.7 ESPN radio.

  73. Hey, Fresh post but just arrived
    Rangers 2 Devils 1, GWG McDonagh, shots Rangers 28 Devils 21

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