It’s Go Time! … Rangers at Maple Leaves

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Game 43.leafs
Rangers at Maple Leaves.

 

The Rangers  close a five-game trip with a make-or-break-trip game. They are 2-2 so far, allowing 12 goals in the four games, and were thoroughly thrashed in Pittsburgh last night.

Overall the Rangers have won four of six, including a 2-1 shootout win over the Leaves at MSG on Festivus.

Cam Talbot, who beat the Leaves Dec. 23, starts in goal. J.T. Miller likely goes back into the lineup for Derek Dorsett, who suffered a broken leg Friday and is out 4-6 weeks. Michael Del Zotto and Justin Falk are expected to be prucha’d.
The Leaves have won three in a row, including that little outdoor shootout game against Detroit New Year’s Day.
Tim Gleason, acquired from Carolina, still has not played for Toronto, and will be a prucha tonight. Jonathan Bernier starts in goal for the Leaves.
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  1. Za'rat "TheOtherGuy'sGreed" Jones on

    WE’RE HERE!
    WE’LL CHEER!
    GET OVER IT!

    I’m feeling peachy cheery tonight! POZY POZY POZYS EVERYONE!

    Cheer! Cheer! Cheer!
    Never Boo Boo Boo!!

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

    LETS GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

    RAAAAANGERS!!!! GO GO GO GO GO GO!!!!

    LETS gog og gog go gogogoggoo!!!

    IT IS TIMEEEEEE!!!

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

    RANGERS IT IS TIMEEEE to break 500!!!!

    LETS GO LETS GO LETS GO LETS GO!!!!

  4. Retire Brad Park's #2 on

    Great news! Marty McSorley is coming out of retirement. He’ll be available for the Columbus game Monday night.

  5. Retire Brad Park's #2 on

    Even better news! The game is blacked out in upstate NY (MSG and NHL networks), so I’ll have to watch something else.

    Enjoy, suckas.

  6. The Rangers would not have taken Konopka if Buffalo had not. They had no interest at all. they prefer this guy for some reason.

    This guy will keep the penalty killers busy.

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

    That Carsillyo trade is carsillio!!!

    RAAAAAAAAAAAANGERS BIG GAME!!!

    TIME TO WIN!!!!!

  8. Chris from Albany on

    I’m in the same boat as you Retire. Although, I love how I pay for the ultimate sports package and the hockey package and still have blackouts. I have every other game tonight except this one. Makes zero sense.

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

    RANGERS WILL WIN RANGERS WILL WIN TONIGHT!!!!!

    LETS GO LETS GO LETS GO LETS GO!!!

  10. Weird since Konopka kills penalties, can win a faceoff, and drop the mitts. Carcillo is one dimensional and will be a spare forward when healthy. Not sure why they needed to give up a pick, even a 7th.

  11. Carcillo?…this season is just one bad dream after another…
    I think I’m just going to laugh at this organization until the brass changes. I’m finished, what a joke.

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

    _The Rangers would not have taken Konopka if Buffalo had not. They had no interest at all. they prefer this guy for some reason._

    The circumstances changed with the injury to Dorsett during last night’s game. The discussion is moot, the Rangers had no chance at acquiring ZK on waivers.

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

    Talbot with the stupendous save to open the game.

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

    KRIEDER THE SPIDER !!!!

    RAAAAAAAAAAAAAANGERS!!!!!

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

    _They would not have, under any circumstances_

    In conclusion, you have spoken to Sather and know for certain that
    A. he did not put a claim on ZK
    B. he would not have put a claim on ZK had Dorsett been injured just prior to ZK being placed on waivers.

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

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

    There we go!!!! Yeah that what I wanna seee!!!

    YESSSSSSS!!!!! LETS GO LETS GO LETS GO LETS GO!!!!!!

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

    Colton Orr is another skill-less goon.

    Talbot with another magnificent save.

  18. Hey Carp, look at it this way…the next time you call someone a piece of Carcillo, it actually will be him!

  19. Same team as last night? I guess just the thought of Carcillo is making them play harder…

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

    The Rangers are getting pucks to the front of the net and lots of scoring opportunities.

  21. Za'rat "TheOtherGuy'sGreed" Jones on

    Score thee goal, Score thee goal,
    Score thee goal my fairy bro
    For I’m going to Lou’siana For to see my Staal’syanna
    Sing Pozy Wozy doodle all the day

  22. Kreider was wide open 10 feet away. I must say though, Nash looks a lot better against these non-physical teams.

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

    _Is Hanka Hanka in goal for the Maple Leafs tonight?_

  24. i mean yes it is the leaves but nyr looks like a completely different team tonight..even nash had a few involved shifts…still early tho and still hate the carcillo pickup

  25. wow!!! Rangers waste a 7th on carcillo. This has sather written all over it. Haley wasn’t a better option? Proves the rangers management is clueless.

  26. I mean, give them credit for moving their feet and playing with some energy. Just that, there is a completely different amount of resistance last night to tonight.

    … and another example of how mediocre the East is, and why this team is going to be in the middle of it down to the end.

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

    _Has Hanka Hanka played any game without post help?_

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

    Carp , Now that the dirt bag Carsillyo is now on our team , are we still using his name as a reference to Crap?

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

    Yeah thats a tough one , only Ranger I never respected is Brashear I think … Asham is super close .

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

    Im thinkin , once a Carsillyo always a Carsillo , so nothin should change . Plus Carsillyo dosn’t read the blog does he? If he did he would think its funny .

  31. Somebody asked today if the Rangers ever react to stuff I say. Well, I’m getting bombarded with texts tonight for this Carcillo stuff.

  32. ThisYearsModel on

    My kids are not allowed to have their cell phones on the bench when they are playing.

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

    _so is Boyle going to get concussed by Phaneuf or is he going to get killed by Orr_

    Does it matter either way?

  34. I miss the days when a Saturday night game from Toronto meant Bill Chadwick interviewing King Clancy and Howie Meeker between periods.

  35. Retire Brad Park's #2 on

    Carp – Richards can text you from the neutral zone, where he coasts all night. Hank can text you from the bench, while he searches for his game. Del Zotto can text you from the press box, while he hopes to end up with a contender like Pyatt did.

    Your phone must be blowing up.

    Holy camjanssen, what has this team come to?

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

    Love it , love love loveeeeeee that goal!!!!

  37. now id say that was skill goal. hey poilet has turned it around…not sure he sustains it but hes been pretty good for a while now…good for him

  38. What carcillo are you getting texted about Carp? I haven’t had a chance to catch up.

    Rangers up 3-0 = winter classic hangover??

  39. Cally will be fine if he could just stay healthy. I feel like he hasn’t been 100% for more than 20 games since 2012

  40. “Have you seen my pool video? better back off Deion”

    “or I will just score a breakaway”

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

    WOOOO WOOO WOOOOO yeahhhhhh

    WE WANT MOORE!!!!

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

    Are people over the _Boyle is better than Moore_ fallacy?

  43. Retire Brad Park's #2 on

    I guess I should have known when my feed was blacked out that they would play well (or Toronto would not).

    Suck on it, Ron McLean — chairman of “It’s Our Game, Canada, and no one else should win.”

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

    The team was up 5-0. If the score was close, it would be Hanka Hanka.

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

    Orr , ASS-Ham as an asslander made me wanna puke .

    OLGA is now the Official Carcillo fan !!!

    FIRE OLGA!!!

    OLGA SUCKS OLGA SUCKS!!!!!

    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO CHumpCago traider!!!!!

  46. Probably good thing that they scored. Couldve gotten ugly otherwise. Still very well could. What’s our answer for Phaneuf, Orr, and Clarkson?

  47. It’s scores like this where having McIlrath would be nice…what’s up with his knee, serious?

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

    Our answer to Phaneuf and Orr is the scoreboard. 5-1.

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

    _Butch to Sundance: “Who are those guys?”_

    The guy in net is not Hanka Hanka.

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

    We shoulda picked Fowler ..Mcilrath is taking forever to be in our lineup!!!

    LETS GO LETS GO LETS GO LETS GO!!!!

    PENGUINS SUCK!!!! Mario was really smilzy last night the rotten bum!!!

  51. Onecupin74yearsandcounting on

    had a feeling Carcillo would be a ranger someday.. I’ll bet ranger becomes a ranger

    7 years of hank?

  52. Carp what’s the word on McIlrath? Workin’ the google on my phone here and coming up empty.

  53. I just don’t get these guys…. Look, I have no grand delusions that the leafs are the penguins, but still… Where was this effort yesterday? And I’m SURE they’ll go back into their passive shell next game… Still a bunch of pansies. And Danny Carcillo?…. Gimme a break- we’re always late to the party getting “has-beens” (in Carcillo’s case… WAS a good agitator/okay fighter with somewhat of a nose for the net)

  54. I gotcha, Carp.

    Ps- Kreider looked more like Nash than Nash has over the last year on that goal he scored.

  55. I suggest when Mcllrath resumes skating he should wear a knee brace since it’s the same knee he previously injured badly last year.

  56. Retire Brad Park's #2 on

    ….and Miroslav Satan should have played for the Devils.

    Even I would have bought that jersey.

  57. Za'rat "TheOtherGuy'sGreed" Jones on

    Alright Kenneth! I have a dance partner!

    We’re doing the Pozy Shuffle!

  58. Carcillo has made this team feel *safe* and *protected* and he hasn’t even arrived yet.

  59. They really seem to be a different team playing in front of Cam, as opposed to Hank. For whatever reason. Not fair to Hank, but it sure likes they try harder, make less mistakes, etc.

  60. Chompers with the goal. this win sponsored by a winter classic win.

    Is Maloney in the booth or between benches?

  61. so the rangers score 6 goals, great, that is 3 games worth of goals for this stinky team. That means they will struggle to score more than 1 goal the next several games.

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

    _I think that’s generally the case with backup goalies, Romeo._

    With all due respect, BS.

  63. If Carcillo wears our jersey..we give him space to earn our respect…after last night..I “may” be happy he’s a Ranger..final judgement reserved!

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

    Boyle couldn’t finish with help from Jennifer Lawrence.

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

    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! Orr , that drafting makes me wannaa puke again!!!

    I’m shaking my pozy booty TONIGHT!!!!!

  66. Za'rat "TheOtherGuy'sGreed" Jones on

    As you are ALL aware. This was all made possible only because of our (mostly me and Kenneth) pozy energy!

    ME AND KENNETH ROCK!!!

  67. stacy’s mom goes into the corner with Richards. Who comes out with the puck?

    January 4th, 2014 at 8:26 PM

    Hysterical!

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

    Pozy! Power of Pozy Energy! Pozy! Hanka Hanka, Hanka Hanka Hanka.

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

    Boyle the biggest guy with the smallest heart , somebody needs to kick his dog or something…

  70. I say Kreids need to take another shot at DF tonight..what I will refer to as sloppy seconds!

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

    Boyle is the scarecrow, the tin man, and the lion.

  72. Blacked out again but you guys are all keeping me updated. Thanks.
    But…
    Did the Leaves just not show up? Are we looking good? Sharp?
    The Pens just that much better?

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

    Brian Boyle, in a 6-1 game with 4 minutes remaining. Nothing else needs to be said.

  74. Lundqvist must be wondering…7 goals…that is like a 5 game total when he is in the net.

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

    The lights are out all across SI. Did an EMP hit or is the end of the world near?

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

    Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeee I feel like the Sharks!!!

  77. Too bad Nash didn’t play tonight. Would have been good to try and get him going in a game like this.

  78. Hahah wtf…if we scored 8 the Nuclear Apocalypse would occur, I’m glad that didn’t happen.

  79. Agreed, Jeff. Imagine what an elite offensive force like Rick Nash would have done in a game like this?

  80. wow!!! if this was a tie game and these clowns who call themselves professional nhl referees disallowed that goal I would be done watching this mickey mouse league.

  81. By all means, Boyle should not have tried to score. Says it all, all right, but not about Boyle.

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

    Give Talbot the next start.

    Hanka Hanka, Hanka Hanka Hanka.

  83. Za'rat "TheOtherGuy'sGreed" Jones on

    Slatsko

    You sound jealous. Jealous because all yours and others nagging about firing people from their jobs, making fun of our boys when they’re down, negative comments gore, has not worked when I crank up the Pozys!!!

    All your Negys are no match for Za’rat’s Pozys!

    Thank you Kenneth for joining me early. :-)

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

    Did anyone say that Boyle should not have tried to score? Try again, Norma. (:

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

    Always a pleasure, Za’rat. We shake our Pozy booties.

  86. If Nash had scored, everyone would be saying that he scored a useless goal in an 8-1 game.

  87. Kenneth gets along really well with people who don’t have avatars because Kenneth is a very nice and friendly and likeable guy.

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

    Yo Za,rat I threw a lil Pozy in there too , wheres my thanks you knucklehead hahahahaaa GO RAAAAAAAAAANGERS!!!!! GO GO GO GO GO GO!!!!

    Hard to believe we actually tried not to score at the end ? Why are we so Fair? I cant could how many slaughters we have been in and NO ONE gave us mercy!! Hertl got his….look whos hurt now haahaahahahahahaa GO KREIDER for ROOKIE of the YEAR!!!!!

  89. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Zarat – you mess with slatsko, you mess with me, you mess with me, you mess with slatsko, you mess with slatsko, I mess with you

  90. Za'rat "TheOtherGuy'sGreed" Jones on

    LOL

    Oh Slatsko

    You’ll see. Soon I believe you’ll be shaking your pozy booty along side Kenneth and I.

    Shake Shake Shake
    Shake Shake Shake
    Shake your (pozy) booty

  91. Za'rat "TheOtherGuy'sGreed" Jones on

    @ZzZz NYR ZzZz©” Don’t Stepan the logo!!!”…says Greg L.

    THANK YOU TOOOOOOO!!!!!

  92. That effort by the Leafs was as bad as any I have seen in a long time. Gardiner on Moore’s second goal was embarrassing. Phaneuf didn’t play hard. Nobody played hard.

    But the NYR at least didn’t let them off the hook, so good for them.

    Lastly, Stacy’s mom has got it going on, BIGTIME.

  93. leafs looked worst than the rangers did last night and I didn’t think that could be possible.

  94. leetchhalloffame on

    Great to have a laugher for once but now Sather will be blinded by this game and stand pat for another 20 games.

  95. BickelsPickle

    “so, if the Rangers with a piece of Carcillo played last nights Penguins, score?”

    7-2 pens, carcillo is good for a few stupid penalties.

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

    You are Welcome!!!

    Nash , no points , No team Canada , No team leader in scoring … in all fairness Nash has been recovering from a concussion so him doing nothing is kinda a good thing. He does need the grind of the olympics and the pressure of scoring .He needs to relax.

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

    _If Nash had scored, everyone would be saying that he scored a useless goal in an 8-1 game._

    I cannot speak for everyone. I would have.

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

    Nash Doesn’t need the Olympics we need him here helping us come playoff time!!

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