It’s Go Time! … Mighty Ducks at Rangers … Ticket contest is now closed


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Mighty Ducks at Rangers.

The ticket contest is now closed. Good luck!

Ya boys get their captain back. Not surprisingly at all, Ryan Callahan will return from a broken thumb earlier than expected.

They ride a three-game winning streak into the third of a four-game homestand, and a rematch of a lopsided 6-0 Anaheim win opening week. Next up: the Penguins … be forewarned, that’s an NBC Sports game, which means even more of a Crosby Lovefest than usual.

The Rangers, who have won three of four, will still be without Rick Nash (concussion) and Dominic Moore (oblique). Brandon Mashinter appears to be staying in the lineup, so J.T. Miller would be prucha’d along with Justin Falk.

Henrik Lundqvist starts in goal (3-2, 1.42, two shutouts in his last five) against youngster Federik Andersen.

This could be a special teams bonanza. The Rangers are a respectable 12th in the NHL in power play, with four goals in the three-game winning streak, while the Mightys rank dead last in power play (6.9 percent) and 29th in PK (just ahead of the defending champs).


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  1. ThisYearsModel on

    Go Time! I love Go Time! This should be a good game. Hopefully, Callahan can make it through without getting himself hurt again.

  2. Richie Incognito to rookies: “We’re all going to the movies and you’re not invited!”

  3. Twelfth in the league on the PP is a nice jump from last season, hope they can maintain it.

  4. iWicky "Frag Out!!!" on

    Quick question, does anyone know if they have a college hockey team in North Dakota?

  5. The Blogarithm on

    I thought you liked me Carp. You welcomed me here not too long ago with compliments of my name.

  6. Carp, why are you so patient with this Blogarithm person? How many warnings do you have to give?

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



    Lets gog gogog gogog go gogoo!!


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


    Love streaking!!!!!

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

    GAME TIME!!!

    LETS DO THIS!!!!!

    REVENGE baby , Shoot these ducks DOWN!!!

    Im still upset over last time we play ’em!!!!

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


    Yeah baby!!!!!


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

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! cant wait cant wait cant wait!!!!

  12. Pierre to Emery: “Okay, now go out there and have fun and try not to get yourself arrested.”

  13. Holy crap!! Did I just see a commercial for terrorist news…aljazera America? Wtb???
    My lord what is happening to my country?

  14. JBytes, patience wearing very thin with a few folks … and I have the go-ahead to launch with greater latitude now.

  15. I won’t renege. Tickets for the girls. We have five or six, or more, so Carp can fight them off. :)

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





  17. I got my steno pad out, making two lists: Pierre’s College Hockey references and Pierre’s Junior Hockey references.

  18. Cool post, Staal! Not xenophobic or embarrassing at all.

    Al Jazeera is a globally respected News network.

  19. That’s really great, ilb.

    Too bad they aren’t showing that post Emery assault. Could help out.

  20. i think the first shot was tipped, hence the rebound. … also should have been a too many men whistle before that.

  21. Mash shouldn’tt turn the puck over there, there was no pressure. He needs to get it deep or make a pass.

  22. One thing couldn’t have was a bad start. And of course they do.

    What was both Mac and brassard thinking.

    This kid Anderson prob shut rangers out

  23. Appropriate that Boudreau works for a Disney team. I think was the 8th dwarf: _________ Add your Disney dwarf name.

  24. I hate this coach’s style with this talent…. Lots of goals for the bad guys tonight n why in gods name is the Capt playing with Boyle?

  25. Scarecrow on a wooden cross,
    Blackbird in the Barn
    Four Hundred empty acres,
    That used to be my farm.

  26. Only noticing the Miller scratch now — he’d better be hurt a little, otherwise it makes no sense at all. He’s been better than at least half the Ranger forwards playing tonight.

  27. Terrible by Richards, not good either by Lundqvist. Mistakes vs. best team in the NHL not that good an idea.

  28. This team is so far. Mecernaries like Brassard have to go.

    And Miller is on the bench? Uncanny.

  29. What last 2 games show you is we can’t play with good teams. Only saving grace is div however caps and isles starting to play well.

  30. Plenty of time left for them to give up another 4 and match the previous game’s output.

  31. There was “progress” the past few games. I would’ve thought about using Cally on the 4th line, leaving Miller in his previous spot, sitting Pyatt.Add Your Comment

  32. Stranger Nation on

    Is the Pumpkin waiting for Richards outside the Garden? Seems like the puck luck is running out

  33. Stranger Nation on

    Why doesn’t Kreider carry more? they need to stop dumping into the zone every time they have the puck – get speed through neutral zone

  34. Retire Brad Park's #2 on

    The blog is always more interesting when they’re losing, iGravy

    Just wait till Wedneaday, when Hank’s head is on a swivel and his blood pressure is about 160/100

  35. Pierre coaching the heck out of this team….meaning humpty dumpty. It’s because he left his 4 th line out against our so called 1st line……geez it’s 8-0 in his world. We are not that scary!

  36. Richards coughs it up again on another unpressured, lazy, telegraphed, cross-ice backhand pass.

    He didn’t learn from his prior mistake.

    No Clean Slate for Richards!

  37. Ollie Hardy should have had more sense
    He bought a gee-gee and he jumped the fence
    All for the sake of a couple of pence

  38. Two retarded things the rangers need to stop doing.

    1)You don’t always need to face the player your passing to. It gives away were going to pass.

    2) stop falling down and taking yourself out of the play. I would really like to know how much time they spend off their skates in a game.

  39. Stranger Nation on

    Ryan has cancer invaded your life?

    WTB is trouser trout’s issue? What a dumb assen!

  40. Well on the plus side, if we don’t see any more goals the rest of the way, this guy is winning Rangers tickets…

  41. “Is cancer invading your life, Ryan? – No? – Well, you’re very lucky”” – DID AL TRAUTWIG JUST FUGGIN ASKED THAT?!


  42. Stranger Nation on

    We need to carry and create – too much dump and chase with a finesse roster, need to carry and back up D

  43. What a horrible HORRIBLE question to ask! I am fuggin mad right now! You’ve done millions of interviews and this is how you ask a question?? FIRE TRAUTWIG!

  44. Bad News: we gonna get squashed tonight.

    Good News: usually when we get trounced, Latona puts up the Uncle Marty tantrum link.

  45. Stranger Nation on

    Who is the program manager at MSG? dolan’s dummer relative? Who actually approves of this on air talent?
    Trouser trout, Doo gay, Pee-do, Dan Yanko.

    Jeez louise

  46. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    How trout wig ever landed a gig with MSG in the first place is one thing….but how he’s kept it for so long is beyond the beyond…..a complete dooooooosh

  47. ThisYearsModel on

    I always enjoy Mike Milbury’s outrage at players gooning it up and fighting. Emery is an idiot, but so far as I know he has never climbed into the stands and beaten a fan with his shoe.

  48. Also, NO Politics, but Al Jazeera is Qatar based. Qatar is probably America’s biggest Arab ally in the Middle East. It’s from where all our operations are, and intelligence is, based.

    Just because I can’t drop it.

  49. Heckuva line in the pressbox, three in a row: Kevin Lowe, Mess, MacT.

    Edmonton obviously looking for a keeper, and MacT scouting for Team Canada.

  50. Was that odd man rush gone awry good defense by the Ducks as Pierre and Kenny said or just the Rangers giving it away?

  51. Stranger Nation on

    You cannot have Bucky and MEZ on the ice at the same time, sorry but you just can’t elaine

  52. chef Alain 'Prost" C'est La Vie-gneault on

    Croissants losing to a real team….Chef Vigneault teaching players how to speak as slow as possible like his pressers. Chef Alain required bench reading, the classic french kiddy author: Comtesse de Ségur.

    CCCP, how the oscar the grouch rehearsals going, schmuck?

  53. I have to agree, CCCP. And I defend Del Zotto a lot. The kid had potential but he just looks lost. Like he never aged an NHL game.

  54. Retire Brad Park's #2 on

    So that’s what the D-men have been doing, shooting wide on purpose?

    Thanks Joe. I just thought their aim sucks.

  55. Does the Garden ice still suck?
    Thought that was fixed…puck is bouncing all over the place

  56. See. There is an example of Del Zaster playing on the edge of disaster and making something out of it.

  57. That was also DZ in the middle of the ice and not working off hand. When he’s back to a half point per in Edmonton I’m going to be such a sad mix of triumphant and annoyed.

  58. Del zaster rush yet misses net by thousand feet. His play in own end is reason why he dealt before year is over.

  59. How many Rangers’ shots have been blocked so far? Of that, how many were from our d? And how many shots from our D have missed? Sheesh. At least tjey are shooting but its almost entirely perimetet one and done if not an odd man tush the other way. Makes 2 goals seem insurmountable and we need a big time play before this period ends

  60. let’s calm down and remember that we are playing one of the best teams in the league that only lost 3 times out of 15 games so far this season. So…not sure what we were expecting here.

  61. Retire Brad Park's #2 on

    I’m glad Dlyan McIlrath is leading the Wolfpack in plus/minus, because Cam Fowler is in his fourth year as a pro, and he’s 21 years old.

    Way to draft, guys.

  62. No, Staal, it’s apparently as bad as ever. Maybe in the next Garden, they can put the ice level at street level or lower instead of five stories up, and above several stories of subway station.

  63. wow!!! Joe M with the great analysis, “rangers need to score a goal”. I would have never thought that, that you need to score goals, jeez.

  64. …are they still playing? Ducks tired of those long flights – maybe we should ask them politely to agree for tie/draw?

  65. Oh good carp
    Thought it was me…sheesh how many shots and passes have bounced over sticks?!

  66. Ducks remind me of the Sabres, Isles and Canes, in that they all wore skates, helmets and carry sticks.

  67. There’s one. Hopefully the Ducks have nothing left in the tank in the third period because of the long road trip and the rangers find a way to at least get a point.

  68. hah and i was typing the dz should be prohibited from shooting since they either get blocked or miss by a mile. he didnt miss on that one thank god. glad he did as he is struggling out there

  69. Picture of year AV holding Dorset.

    This team show me something they get a pt after watching Anaheim suck life out of the game.

    Fasth Anderson hiller Gibson pretty deep in goal. Paging Garth snow.

  70. Pierre was saying all game how the quacks were faster and bigger than the Rangers.

    Now he is pointing out how tired they are.

  71. Ducks could be running out of gas, long road trip. Hopefully rangers come out and play a all out game like it’s game 7 of a playoff game and maybe they can steal one.

  72. chef Alain 'Prost" C'est La Vie-gneault on

    ROFL… cut it out with the french stuff??? ok…that has to be the weirdest warning in blog hiz-tory (no michael jackson).

  73. Olga Folkyerself on

    As quoted by that great Frenchman, Alexander Dumas: “You were warned, suckaire!”

  74. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Papa bear – so not true

    Let’s go let’s go let’s go let’s go
    Take me down to junior’s farm

  75. I like John Moore ever since we got him. 1st thing I said positive since we didn’t cut Richie.

  76. looks like MCD’s hit on perry at the end of the 2nd period woke the Ducks up. The rangers look like the tired team.

  77. Stranger Nation on

    Mdz talks to Kreider aon bench and he procedes to gooutanid have his worst shift in 7 games

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


    LETSSSS gogog oggog go googgoo!!!!

    RAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANGERS we can do this!!!

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

    On the 8th day god created KREIDER!!!!


  80. Late to watching tonight’s game. NYR still have a shot BUT I am going I mute Sam and Joe to maintain a bit of my sanity.

  81. OMG, richards really stinks tonight, dude is brutal, looks like the richards of last year. They better buy him out after this season.

  82. duckbillplatypus on

    Although the opposing team carries my namesake. It behooves this platypus to holler LET’S GO RANGERS!!!

  83. duckbillplatypus on

    Carpster and Latona!!! This blog always warm and welcoming!! Home is where the heart is!!

  84. rangers can’t buy a goal. They sure make alot of unknown goaltenders look like vezina trophy canidates.

  85. Flyers keep coming up with new and different ways to be despised. And none of these help them win.

  86. Does Richards being out there for that entire PP mean they will sit him for this one? Oh good AV called timeout to rest #19.

  87. I don’t know if anyone’s told you guys, but Cogliano’s AWESOME.

    What a player. What a man.

  88. Someone please trade this Poullet Nugget off this team. Seriously. He’s useless.

    Him instead of Miller.

    You’re kidding me right?

  89. stupid penalty at the worse of time, fugging worthless poopsalot. Going to be positive tonight, at leas the rangers didn’t get blown out tonight.

  90. No way a young green kid like Miller could have added what Pouliot did tonight. He’s very helpful and valuable and not 21.

  91. game over, oh well, better next time. Hopefully they play better against the pukesburg pellicans.

  92. That wasn’t a terrible performance against a much better team. Hank played pretty well. Let’s see if we can grab 2 points against Pittsburgh.Add Your Comment

  93. Between his idiot misconduct against Philadelphia and tonight, I just don’t see the argument for carrying Pouliot. Failed tryout, just like every team before us. He doesn’t do nearly enough good to offset the myriad of bad.

  94. Stranger Nation on

    at least we used a time out

    then we regress to the too many men penalty with who closest to the bench? Who do think? I’ll give you a hint…Wilburrrrr

  95. The only good thing is that it looked like AV was seething after the high stick. I bet Falk is annoyed because you know Pouliot is a bore.

  96. Richards was not just good on the power play tonight, he was VERY good. I get the hate investment, sort of, but this is getting silly. I can only imagine the reaction here if Richards had fanned on a great Stepan pass rather than what actually happened.

  97. We’re so sorry Uncle Albert
    We’re so sorry if we caused you any pain
    We’re so sorry Uncle Albert
    But there’s no one left at home
    And I believe I’m gonna rain

  98. So they controlled the play in the second and third and played pretty well. Pouliot killed them. Two offsides and the penalty were just brutal.

    You see the talent he possesses, but his head is like it’s filled with rocks.

    I wouldn’t be too upset with that loss though. Anaheim is a better team and they had a bunch of chances to win this game. Just couldn’t put it in the net when it mattered most. They play like this against most teams, they’ll win.

  99. Like with Pyatt and Pouliot, coaches have their heads stuck up their rears, they value experience over youth, even though the experience is oft times detrimental to the team.Add Your Comment

  100. The good thing is that AV already called out Pouliot and pretty much said it’s “now or never” for him to play in this league. My feeling is that AV isn’t afraid to send him packing, especially with Cally back…

  101. I know of this coach that wouldn’t put up with these kinds of stupid offensive zone penalties game after game after game…

    That said, Pouliot wasn’t the problem tonight. Closer than it could/should have been.

    Three in a Row! Just don’t lose back-to-backs! 2011-2012 Theory.

  102. Miller still has time to play…There is no rush to get him back but he is surely a better option than Benny P….

    Pouliot would be lucky to stick with a minor league team…

  103. 1. Another slow start only this time against a team that can score.
    2. One would think Craig Anderson was in goal not Fredrick.
    3. 25 blocked shots by ANA 15 of those we’re Richards’ shots. (Sarcasm not fact)
    4. Pouliot is an AHLer at best.
    5. The refs brutal again, I hope Stepanida is OK.

  104. ThisYearsModel on

    Well that is a step back. Interesting that the Ducks were allowed to target Stepan like that multiple times, away from the puck with no calls. The Palmieri one, shoulder to the chin, was especially egregious.

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

    Hurts , dam game , darn penalties..we out shot these guys and now they are # 1 in the league. We are a better team . Tonight proves it. Maybe we can compete and win some games . It looks good . It hurts to lose this one though..

  106. Stranger Nation on

    move Richards to forward on PP and play Moore or Stahl or Norris or Girardi at the point. he has zero pace on his shot and makes bad passes from point.

  107. Slatsko Folkyerself on

    “We are a better team . Tonight proves it.”

    Quite the antithesis, little gargle…

  108. Tough loss…I really thought they were going to pull it out at the end…
    But at least I won my second tickets contest. 2-0 for me!

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

    Only fun now is voting on the poll. Thx Carp for giving us SOMETHING to do besides cry.

  110. Richards has hoof disease. All he can do is stand still and blast away and say a rosary every once in a while when the puck drifts to him.

  111. Olga Folkyerself on

    Come on, oh baby don’t you want to go
    Oh come on, oh baby don’t you want to go
    Back to that same old place
    Sweet Home Chicago

  112. Well, the way this team is constituted, we can’t score goals and we can’t respond to cheap shots because, well, we can’t score goals so we can’t afford penalties by muscling up the lineup. Recipe for mediocrity and eventual demoralization.

  113. What’s the math, eddie, on most usual final hockey score? 2-1? If so, you just continuously take the superior team and predict 2-1, and you’re odds are improved? I picked 6-4, which is probably like picking a football game 11-4.

  114. Read somewhere that a phone went off the other day during Presser, and AV said something like, “I guess last year I’d just have to walk out.”

  115. My imagination, or is McDonuts missing like half a step this year? As many minutes as he gets, might be banged up a bit.

  116. I have an Aunt named Olga! And she liked to cook with CRISCO.

    That’s close enough for me! Call up the kid put him on Steps line. Let them make some more GOLD!

  117. First question tonight, by a first-timer from some outlet I’ve never heard of, “well, coach not the way you drew it up?”

    I was thinking, “Oh, God, why couldn’t this be Torts?!!!”

  118. Carter with same old pap, ‘you have to immediately forget about this game and start right away thinking about your next opponent.’ If I just played and am in the shower, I don’t start thinking about my next opponent until after breakfast tomorrow, at the very soonest.

  119. lmgo. Where was this guy last year? Torts would have been moving out of the room so fast, you could balance a martini on the back flaps of his sport coat.

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