Bruins 3, Rangers 2 … post-game notes


Post-game notes courtesy of the Rangers:

Bruins 3, Rangers 2.

Click here for boxscore.

Team Notes:

– The Rangers were defeated by the Boston Bruins, 3-2, today at TD Garden, to conclude their five-game road trip with a 3-2-0 mark.

– The Blueshirts are now 13-13-0 overall (26 pts), including a 9-8-0 mark on the road this season. The Rangers are 10-6-0 in their last 16 games.

– The Rangers have posted a combined record of 5-4-0 in back-to-back games this season, including a 3-2-0 mark (2-1-0 on the road) in the first game of the set.

– The Rangers and Bruins have been separated by one goal in 21 of their last 26 meetings, including six of the last seven games.

– The Blueshirts’ penalty kill was 2-2 (1:35) in the contest, and have now held opponents scoreless on the power play in eight of the last nine games (22-23, 95.7% over the span).

– The Rangers out-hit the Bruins, 33-26, including 16 players credited with at least one hit in the contest and seven players with three or more hits.

– Today’s loss ended the Rangers’ streak of 101 consecutive regular season games recording at least one point when leading after the second period (95-0-6 over the span). According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the Blueshirts’ streak, which began with a 3-1 win on Feb. 6, 2010 against New Jersey, was the longest in the NHL since Washington recorded a point in 103 consecutive regular season games when leading after two periods from Feb. 26, 2009 to Jan. 27, 2013.

Player Notes:

– Henrik Lundqvist made 25 saves and is now 8-11-0 overall, including a 4-6-0 mark on the road this season. He has now started in 29 consecutive games against Boston, dating back to Jan. 13, 2007.

– Rick Nash notched a goal, two shots, and two blocked shots in 19:15 of ice time. He has now registered three goals in the last five games, and is five points shy of 600 career NHL points. Nash has recorded four points (one goal, three assists) in five regular season games against the Bruins since joining the Rangers.

– Ryan McDonagh tallied a goal, and was credited with three hits and two blocked shots in a game-high, 27:10 of ice time. He has now tallied 11 points (five goals, six assists) in the last 16 games, including three points (two goals, one assist) in the last four.

– Brad Richards recorded an assist and won 8-16 faceoffs (50%) in 17:20 of ice time. He has registered a point in each of the last two games (one goal, one assist), and now leads the Rangers in scoring with 18 points (seven goals, 11 assists) this season.

– Derick Brassard tallied an assist and logged 15:04 of ice time. He has now registered a point in each of the last two games (one goal, one assist), and has recorded a point in each of his last three games against Boston (one goal, two assists over the span).

– Carl Hagelin registered an assist, and was credited with three hits and two blocked shots in 16:20 of ice time. He has recorded six points (three goals, three assists) in eight road games this season, and 11 points (five goals, six assists) in 16 games overall since returning from injury on Oct. 29.

– Ryan Callahan tallied an assist, tied for the game-high with four shots, and was credited with two hits in 18:32 of ice time. Eight of his 10 points this season have been recorded on the road (five goals, three assists in 12 road games).

Team Schedule:

– Next Game – Saturday, Nov. 30 vs. Vancouver (2:00 p.m. ET – TV: MSG Network)


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  1. What value is there in something that can be done 100+ times in a row? Now when the Rangers succeed 101 consecutive times where they have a 50-50 chance of success in each case – THAT would be a story.

  2. I think it’s clear that AV’s style of play creates more offensive chances. The problem is that this team lacks real finishers. Sounds like AV is resigned to the fact that there’s nothing he can do about it because they’re “a .500 team”. Looks like this is it.

  3. Yeah, a depressing state of affairs. I don’t like those Boston Bruins (nasty cousins who eat beans instead of berries). Back to hibernation for me. See you in May or June. ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

  4. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Seedub – beautiful hair……watching it blow in the breeze…..

    It doesn’t get any better than that…

  5. Carp, isn’t that a Bob Dylan song?

    “Standin on a milk crate chewin on some bubble gum. Thanksgiving turkey weighs so much it reals your thumb”.??

  6. Coos If he’s from the North
    And getting a tan down south doesn’t that make him a CARP etbagger?

  7. I can’t believe the team supposedly lambasted Torts for sitting him late last year. To me, he finally, and too late, saw the light.

  8. I really hope AV is talking about Richie in all these quotes about “B effort” and “inconsistency”.

  9. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    The Rocket doesn’t even float….he just stands around watching….


  10. Richie’s next goal will come from a shot bouncing off the boards, banging off three players, hitting a skate, bouncing up and hitting the goalie in the head while he’s spinning sideways. SalmonJoe will say “he’s really coming around.”

  11. Remember in October when on more than one night many of us said ( begrudgingly ) the # 19 was one of our best forwards? We could use some more of that, no?

  12. Richie being here day in, day out, tells us all we need to know about the nadir of offensive talent signed here. They have no choice.

  13. In his defense, ( in my best Manny voice ) he isn’t why this game was lost and why we’re all so pissed.

  14. Now I have to root for the Habs to not let the caps get any points and that also pisses me off. Cheering for the habs, c’mon.

  15. Dubb, he did not throw one check, did not come out of the corner with a puck, pretended to forecheck, and followed behind the opposing defensemen down ice for 2 YEARS.

  16. He’s like Caesar’s wife, no one affiliated with the organization or the play-by-play guys will say a bad word about him.

  17. No argument from me Coos. Love to see him show up dressed in his finest suit at MSG and stay in it until the game is over.

  18. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Seedub – Richards takes up too much: cap space, pp time, top 6 time, 5 on 5 time, for starters ;)

  19. ThisYearsModel on

    We once again got the urine beaten out of us in Boston. These games are difficult to watch. I find myself wanting somebody to do something to respond, when that is precisely what they should not do. Still, seemed like some of the guys shrank away from the physical challenge today.

  20. Ironically, Boyler taking Chara off the ice for 5 minutes could have been the play of the game. Pyatt should have done the same, then Pullout, and we’d get rid of him for 15.

  21. I’m praying, I’m praying. If that happens, I start watching tennis and that other game with the brooms where they slide those big round things down the ice. “The Curling Report.”

  22. What’s next, McDonuts plays 30 minutes every night? They’ll burn this kid out before he’s 25.

  23. R at dentist:

    Dentist: “Wow. This could cost a bundle. How much do you make?”

    “This year, I think it’s 9 million.”

    “That should just about cover it.”

  24. Can’t believe the Blueshirts play again tomorrow afternoon, then Football Sunday. My dead leaves must be scratching their chestnuts. ‘Where the hell IS this guy?’

  25. Just hope for a stiff wind and let your neighbors worry about it.

    Of course my neighbors no longer wave when I go by, can’t imagine why.

  26. Hah, Dubbb. I know the feeling. I’m the only one around here without a gardening service. I tell the neighbors I like the exercise. Liar, liar, pants on fire!

  27. Kenneth at clinchers of '89Flames '94Rangers '96Avs on

    Carp, how long on average does it take you to write your exceptional game reviews?

  28. iWicky "Frag Out!!!" on

    Guess my theory is still correct, tough nasty team that plays north south game and we will lose :(

    Too soft of a team to survive any playoff series.

    We need size with grit and playable toughness.

  29. Matty"NashIsBack!!"Boy on

    E3 @5:45, agreed!!

    This is the year to trade a 2nd, a 3rd, and a conditional next year 3rd for an old, oft-concussed, slow, big player because we are so close to being a contender. You know Uncle Glenny has already made the calls.

  30. Matty"NashIsBack!!"Boy on

    That was a nice 1st period by Nash. Then, when he realized Boyle got rag dolled, he, MacD, Girardi, Staal, and a whole slew of them withdrew. Always nice for your teams biggest player to be used as a mop.

  31. Matty"NashIsBack!!"Boy on

    you know that when Chara was lying on top of Boyle after they danced and Chara threw some punches, he said, “see you in April, if you make it that far”.

  32. Kenneth at clinchers of '89Flames '94Rangers '96Avs on

    Boyle isn’t important enough for Big Z to remember him.

  33. Still ticked off 3 hrs later. This crap of never playing with the puck and defending all game is just a disgrace.

  34. Kenneth at clinchers of '89Flames '94Rangers '96Avs on

    That’s what happens when the team lacks the requisite skill to compete with more talented teams, Eric. Personnel dictates that style of play.

  35. Kenneth at clinchers of '89Flames '94Rangers '96Avs on

    Yet, we are trading Rick Nash for Max Pacioretty. To save cap space.

  36. @HowlingsToday: So recapping, Yogan, Hrivik, Kristo, Asham, Fast are all injured. I’m not sure on Haley & Nicholls was just recalled. May not be here yet

  37. Had to miss the game but DVR’d it and just finished. Yikes, thanks to Rask’s gifts in the 1st period, this game ended a lot closer than it should’ve been. Nice to see AV not hold back with his postgame comments too, he’s 100% right.

    Stars of the game? McD, Nash, and Hank (only because it feels wrong to give it to Pouliot, who just might have played one of his better games this year)

  38. Falk was solid, easy to see the kind of “bite” AV was talking about. Del Zaster might not see another game in Rangers blue the rest of this season, eh?

  39. We need some size down the middle, a bigger horse to carry the load, so to speak.


  40. You don’t know what you’ve got til it’s gone:


    John Mitchell couldn’t finish a jigsaw puzzle with only one piece missing

  41. @Russostrib: Zenon Konopka being taken to a local hospital. Took a puck to the left eye apparently. Thought it was a stick. #mnwild

  42. I’m watching the last twenty minutes of Miracle right now, it’s on encore channel. I’m finding it helpful to wash the bad taste of this afternoons game out of my craw.

  43. SeeDubb,,,,, the only thing that will wash the taste of that game out of my mouth, Irish whiskey and a couple episodes of ‘The League’ on Netflix.

  44. ‘I’ll learn to work the sexaphone, I’ll play just what I feel…
    Drink scotch whiskey all night long
    And die behind the wheel.’

  45. They won!!! Still get goosebumps. Bad news, the bad taste still lingers but youse guys are helping.

    Maybe you’re right Papa, a heavy dose of Raffi would help!

  46. Like that AV calls EM like he sees them. But if some guys are giving a “b” effort, time for a little press box therapy?

  47. At least Tort is coming back tomorrow. I hope he calls a timeout so someone can ask him about it.

  48. I hear the Washington NFL team has been purchased by a major soap company which is changing their name to: Washington Redkens!

    I like the P.C. name “Washington Sensitivos” much better. When they score a TD, it’s not a “touchdown,” it’s a “Touchy-feely.”

  49. Billy King, Nets GM, wants to become the next GM of the Rangers, so he can give Richards a 20-year contract, and get rid of all the kids on the team under the age of 35.

  50. “I dig a pygmy by Charles Haughtry and the deaf aids. Phase one in which Doris gets her oats.”

  51. eddie eddie eddie on

    one conversation was actually about the energy state’s of carbon diamonds compared to silicon diamonds…

  52. eddie eddie eddie on

    but when you have a rom full of mathematicians and experimental and theoretical physicists in your house, its to be expected

  53. eddie eddie eddie on

    we drank quite a few bottles of Baron Herzog Chards, Sterling Merlots/Cabs, Hahn Pintos, and Paul Newman Cabs….I’d say by evening’s end – close to 20 bottles

  54. eddie eddie eddie on

    manny – mentioned a few times the other day….great chardonnay – Barefoot 2012 – San Joaquin gold medal winner….wicked inexpensive….

  55. I have had Barefoot before but nothing medal worthy. I will pick it up and try it tomorrow. THANKS!

    Love Hahn man. Good stuff in the Pinot range. Nice label. Etc.

    Sounds like a party.

  56. Stranger Nation on

    in NYT article today the writer wrote that Torts lost team when he benched Richards last season in POs. If this is even remotely true, there is a bigger problem with the culture in the ‘room’.
    Right now the two guys wearing the As are playing like crapp. If AV keeps Richards at center, this team goes nowhere and he gets what he deserves.
    Its deja vu all over again!

  57. eddie eddie eddie on

    Hahn makes a great Pinot…..Have you ever tried Scheid? They make a great Cab and a lovely Riesling……an excellent tasting room….

    should you ever make it out here…I can get you into a private behind the scenes tour obver at Hahn….we know the winemaster very well – our girls are friends and classmates….

  58. eddie eddie eddie on

    manny – you have any !9th century Madeira? At the end of every semester, we have a couple (2 of my colleagues over and we celebrate with a bottle that has ranged from 1844 to 1888…..really pricey, anywhere from 300 and up per bottle……but its so byfuglien good….

  59. eddie eddie eddie on

    kooz – you would enjoy my crowd…..on occasion we have the literature cats over….you’d love ’em all….

  60. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    What’s the matter people?

    Everybody wants the same thing, don’t they
    Everybody wants a happy end…

  61. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Looks at me, I ain’t your enemy
    We walk on common ground we don’t need to fight each other
    What we need, what we need

    Solidarity, solidarity
    Solidarity, solidarity

  62. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Hush little baby, poor lil thing

    What’s important in this life?
    Ask the man who’s lost his wife…

    Chrissy Hynde

  63. Not enough offense today. shot blocking? how about challenging those shots from the point?

    Fire Torts already.

  64. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    SNation – saw then in 82…original lineup – intense energy…bow wow wow opened – Annabel was hot – she had 2 chicks behind her dancing inside giant bird cages ;)

  65. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    At Oakland Coliseum – 88, I think, Pretenders opened for U2, Chrissy had Johnny Mar on guitar…

  66. Matty"NashIsBack!!"Boy on

    Richie Rocket had a goal last game. He is playing great. Best ever. Got a lotta points (for the Rangers).

  67. Matty"NashIsBack!!"Boy on

    When Felton is your ‘go to’ man in the fourth, you know your team is ripe for a losing streak.

  68. Matty"NashIsBack!!"Boy on

    Knicks are hooping and drooping, meshing and leshing, hooting and spoofing, riding and chiding………..

  69. Matty"NashIsBack!!"Boy on

    Last second shot…clear it out for the big shot. Carmelo with the turn away last second shot…..air ball. Knicks lose again.

    April at MSG……..”Disney on Ice”

  70. I was happy Denver got rid of Melo. you can have him.

    Prototype NBA guy, a little talent, zero sense, zero drive, lots of feeling entitled. none of my money paid his salary.

  71. Matty"NashIsBack!!"Boy on

    Carmelo with another ‘0’ assist game. The guy has ‘0’ basketball IQ. Another brilliant athlete for MSG leadership to give a long term, wrap him up for life contract. Quintessential team player.

  72. Matty"NashIsBack!!"Boy on

    How do you play 40 minutes, as the teams ‘franchise’, and have ‘0’ assists????

    Hard to believe this team has 8 straight losses.

    April at MSG: “Disney on Ice”

  73. Matty"NashIsBack!!"Boy on

    Melo: “But I scored 27”.

    Reporter: “yes, you did. But it was on 46 shots.”

    Melo: “My team couldn’t score a lick. Got no talent.”

  74. he doesnt produce offense… he shoooooooots, we got rid of somebody else…

    oh yeah JR Smith… you can have him too…

  75. what? no review?

    I won’t even try.


    Hank usually makes that save… he made lots of others,.

    Staal had a few rough moments. I have noticed that lately. Is it a trend? I fear it is.

    Zucc belongs.

    Boyle is trying… he is making some impact.

    Nash is making a difference… I saw some fire… never saw that before.

    Stepan is still a little slow, i don’t p;retend to know why.

    Callahan is not doing well. He has a few years resume, so it may be injury, but it’s not right.

    Kreider is doing OK. that stuff takes time……he will keep improving next year too. Give him time.

  76. McDonagh is by far the best defenseman. way underpaid, that is a deal there.

    Girardi looked so bad a few years ago… his resurgence evidently was just a blip;…he looks bad again

    I would re-sign him for a deal

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