Lightnings 5, Rangers 0 … post-game notes


Post-game notes courtesy of the Rangers:

Lightning 5, Rangers 0.

Click here for boxscore.

Team Notes:

–        The Rangers were defeated by the Tampa Bay Lightning, 5-0, tonight at Tampa Bay Times Forum, to end their winning streak on the road at six games. The Rangers’ six-game road winning streak ended one win shy of the franchise record (1934-35, 1978-79), and is tied as the longest road winning streak in the NHL this season.

–        The Blueshirts are now 12-12-0 overall (24 pts), including an 8-7-0 mark on the road this season.

–        The Blueshirts’ penalty kill was 3-3 (6:00) in the contest, and have now held opponents scoreless on the power play in six of the last seven games (18-19, 94.7% over the span).

–        The Rangers out-shot the Lightning, 37-25, including a 17-10 advantage in the first period and a 10-3 advantage in the third. New York had 16 of 18 skaters register at least one shot in the contest, and 15 players with two or more shots. It is the seventh time in the last eight games the Blueshirts have out-shot their opponent.

Player Notes:

–        Rick Nash registered a game-high, six shots in 17:35 of ice time. The six shots on goal tied his season high.

–        Ryan Callahan recorded two shots, a team-high, three hits, and led all forwards with 20:10 of ice time.

–        Derick Brassard registered two shots and won a team-high, 7-10 faceoffs (70%) in 15:35 of ice time.

–        Henrik Lundqvist (L) stopped 18 of 22 shots through the game’s opening 40:00, and is now 7-10-0 overall with a 3-5-0 mark on the road this season. He has now started 30 of the Rangers’ last 32 contests against Tampa Bay.

–        Cam Talbot (ND) turned aside two of three shots faced in relief during the third period. Tampa Bay’s goal at 18:59 of the third was the first goal Talbot allowed in the last 60 shots he faced (59 straight saves) and ended his shutout streak at 165:27, dating back to the 13:38 mark of the second period on Nov. 7 at Columbus.

Team Schedule:

–        Tomorrow – Practice, 12:00 p.m. at Ice Sports Forum (10222 Elizabeth Pl., Tampa, FL)

–        Next Game – Wednesday, Nov. 27 at Florida (7:30 p.m. ET – TV: MSG Network)

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  1. “Slatsko Folkyerself: Contract stuff aside (and I’d hire a capologist and contract guru), I know I could do a better job than Mr Mediocre (for 20+ years running).”

    I know you could too, Jim, and I don’t even know you. Or do I… Twilight Zone Theme

  2. Slatsko Folkyerself on

    I think Sather would have drafted better overall if he fired all his scouts and just took the highest player left as listed by NHL Central Scouting.

  3. Will repeat my last brilliant comment:

    And are any of you surprised at Biron? If so, really?

    He only got his contract with MSG after agreeing to go through the spine and gonad extraction procedure the rest of his peers had to endure.

    It’s almost as sad as the realization that idiot Sather has a job for life, courtesy of an arrogant and stupid rich man’s son.

  4. Paging Danny Kristo and Dylan McIlrath…oh, wait. We don’t need any toughness or goals. Nevermind.

  5. He’s out there operating without any decent restraint, totally beyond the pale of any acceptable human conduct.

  6. Don’t you guys know every team has us circled on the calendar and that’s why we keep running into hot goalies. Everyone wants to play the Rangers. And so it goes. I bet you the Panthers have us circle on their calendar. I won’t let this team and GM ruin my thanksgiving. Calling CPT Crutch.

  7. 2leetch2: The Count of Danny Kristo is MIA for the Pack, as is the entire offense for that team.

    They started off great, but once Prince Talbot got promoted, have gone into a tailspin, to the point where they are now out of a PO spot and are amongst the lower scoring teams in the circuit (having scored a goal in over 120 minutes now).

    Sather’s incompetent fingers are all over that organization, too.

  8. Apocalypse Now? Aha. That movie was loosely based on Joseph Conrad’s novel, ‘The Heart of Darkness/’

  9. And WTF is going on with JT Miller? 4 consecutive games in the pressbox? Huh?

    This is a 20 year old kid 18 months out of the amateur ranks and he’s getting that sort of treatment? He should have been sent back to junior last year and he should be playing for the Pack this year.


  10. Gotta love those frame narratives, coos.

    To your earlier point, I read AotD. Thought the author made some interesting points for sure but his style was haughty.

  11. And adding insult to injury, the Rangers are slowly but surely being recognized around the league as having the one of the current weaker feeder systems, meaning there’s little help on the horizon in terms of addressing the lack of top end skill.

    Sather sucks.

  12. Hagelin Stepan Nash
    Cally Richards Kreider
    Pullout Brassard Zuccarello
    Dorsett Boyle Miller

    Dump Moore and Pyatt.

  13. Slatsko Folkyerself on

    Hank, miller, MDZ, MZA, and Pyatt for Tays, Sharp, Seabrook, Bickel and Shaw

    Sather still wouldn’t win a Cup.

  14. As Richie gets more and more tanned, maybe his eyes will get all crusty and we can put him on the DL.

  15. Matty"NashIsBack!!"Boy on

    And if your grand daughter really likes it, remember, April 12-27, MSG will NOT be dark. Disney on Ice just signed. With some Sesame Street characters, too!!!!! Life goes on in lieu of awful management!!!!

  16. “Felix, stop leaving those little notes on my pillow. The last one you left said, “We’re all out of cereal, FU. It took me two hours to realize FU meant Felix Unger.”

  17. Matty"NashIsBack!!"Boy on

    Anybody have any thoughts how Torts is ‘welcomed’ by the MSG crowd on Saturday?

    Does he get ‘booed’ or applauded?? Or nothing?

  18. Little children are wonderful. They look up to adults until they get old enough to realize that there are no adults. :)

  19. Lemon: “It’s easy for me, I’m out here in the world, but what about my poor wife who is all alone?”

    Matthau: “Don’t worry about it. Maybe someone will come to the door.”

  20. “Bob McKenzie ?@TSNBobMcKenzie 2m

    Pains me to report this, but NHL closing in on landmark CDN TV deal with two CDN networks. Many years (10+), many billions. #overandout”

    PLEASE don’t tell me the NHL is leaving CBC. HNIC is awesome. I will be seriously pissed if they leave. It’s the longest running sports program in HISTORY!

  21. Matty"NashIsBack!!"Boy on

    E3, making plans for MSG. Gonna otherwise be awful quiet there this April in the newly transformed Garden.

    Knicks? no playoffs. Rangers? one round and out. or just out.

    Disney on Ice is the perfect filler. Ringling Bros? Some concerts? Dolan singing “I will survive” “I will survive”.

  22. Matty"NashIsBack!!"Boy on

    Breaking News: In the 2nd half, ‘Melo has 3 assists tonight. See, I told you he CAN pass.

  23. Stranger Nation on

    did someone get a stick in the spokes of the wagon wheel?

    thought I saw Richards on the ice sprawled out, braying like a mare in heat

  24. Stranger Nation on

    Richards was cranking those shots from the blue line, eh?

    One of them hit a Bolts’ Dman and he laughed…

  25. Wonder if AV will ever bring up some young buck with a scoring touch who plays 2 way hockey and sit Richards. Do we have anyone like that?

  26. Matty"NashIsBack!!"Boy on

    Reporter: “Mr. Dolan, usually crowd noise is spontaneous. If the team plays well, the fans erupt with enthusiasm. Get loud.”

    Dolan: “We just transformed the Garden. Did you know that? We ordered ‘crowd noise’. It’s in the contract. It’s in the contract. See, right here. $1Billion. But we did get ‘crowd noise.”

  27. “Wonder if AV will ever bring up some young buck with a scoring touch who plays 2 way hockey and sit Richards. Do we have anyone like that?”

    Lindberg, coos. But I’d rather him spend the entire year in CT, sans the Olympics. Pretty crazy to think he might be on Team Sweden and can’t crack the NYR roster, right?

  28. If more NYR players played their guts out and got physical like Cally, Dorsett, and Zucc do then this team would have far fewer problems, IMO. We might even score more goals.

  29. Matty"NashIsBack!!"Boy on

    Sather: “If Malkin were available, I wouldn’t trade for him unless we sent over 4 or 5 draft picks along with our players”

  30. Matty"NashIsBack!!"Boy on

    Latona, if you’re thinking of benching Richards, the Canadian Press will be all over you. After all, he’s a star. We all know that.

  31. Sam: If you haven’t seen it yet, you have to see the newly renovated Madison Square Garden.”

    Next day, he gets a memo. “Boss says it’s transformed, get it, TRANSFORMED. If you can’t get with the program, he says it’s time for Social Security.”

  32. Maybe he’s a star in Super Mario 64, Matty. One of the ones you get simply by talking to Toad, considering that would align with Neigh Neigh’s “no effort” mantra.

  33. “He tripped me, he tripped me.” Richie, lying on the ice, then chasing the zebra around as the play goes down the ice five on four.

  34. richie: “I read somewhere that you have a finite number of heartbeats and I’m not going to waste any of them getting involved in center ice or on the other side of the blue line.”

  35. Coos, unfortunately we have all been let down by grown children at the worst of times. They all need a stiff Johnson…

  36. ‘It was the best of times, it was the worst of times
    It was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, It was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair…’

  37. Olga Folkyerself on

    I expect the entire family. Although there is a branch of the family that celebrates St. Patrick’s Day instead.

    My Great-Uncle Irish Ewell Folkyerself.

  38. Olga Folkyerself on

    Then there’s Hugh Jess Folkyerself, drafted by Glen Sather. Not for the Rangers, for Sather’s private army.

  39. iWicky "Frag Out!!!" on

    If they don’t get dorsett a heavy or at least someone to share the fight load, I seriously feel bad for the guy!

  40. Olga Folkyerself on

    And another great uncle, who went to the Klondike – Yukon Al Folkyerself. He didn’t strike it rich, though. He was caught robbing a miner. Last we heard, he was hanging around Skagway.

  41. Olga Folkyerself on

    Oh yes I almost forgot Will U. He married some English girl- Wydontia. But it didn’t last long, she divorced him and married a guy named Seely. She kept both names. She was called Wydontia Folkyerself-Seely.

  42. Olga Folkyerself on

    And another cousin, Aloysius Euwood Folkyerself. He was drinking by himself, quietly in a biker bar in California, when someone asked what his name was. He yelled it out in a loud voice.

    He didn’t even make it to the door. So sad.

  43. Olga Folkyerself on

    And the great artist in the family, named after a famous painter. Vincent van Gogh Folkyerself. He painted hundreds of men and women.

    MEN on one door, WOMEN on the other.

  44. Wicky©No one screens the goalie, no one gets to rebounds!!! on

    sorry I screwed up and put a hockey post in there! I’ll repost it tomorrow.

  45. I believe I once knew your great aunt, Olga. Yvonne “U2” Folkyerself. Heard a rumor that she was particularly a fan of Larry Mullen Jr.

  46. Olga Folkyerself on

    Also Haywood U. Folkyerself, another forgettable character. He had a dog that he wanted to get rid of, so he drove 150 miles out into the middle of the Adirondacks. He dropped the dog out of the car and chased it deep into the woods. Amazingly, just two weeks later, the dog showed up back at his house. But Haywood is still lost in the woods…

  47. And wasn’t Yvonne married to your great uncle Frank Lee Folkyerself? He made a name for himself when Richard Dawson broke a poor contestant’s heart on Match Game by responding with his name to the prompt “____ Lee.” Pitiful broad responded “Sara.” She was portly.

  48. Olga Folkyerself on

    I gotta go… I’m sure there are still a few more family members out there. Thanks for helping me find them, everybody.

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