It’s Go Time! … Rangers at Blackhawks


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Rangers at Blackhawks.


Ya boys are 1-1-1 in their last three, 5-2-1 in the last eight.

The Rangers have won 11 of their last 15 on the road.

They play the defending Stanley Cup champs for the first time since 2011-12, though NBC is going to tell us it’s a Rivalry Night game (the teams haven’t met in the playoffs since 1973).

Henrik Lundqvist starts in goal again, coming off the shootout loss to Columbus Monday.

Daniel Carcillo makes his Rangers debut, which means J.T. Miller is prucha’d along with Justin Falk. No shocker. Predictable, actually.

After tonight the Rangers play 1o of their next 13 on the road, and two of those road games are at Yankee Stadium. That might not be such great news for a team that’s 8-10-3 at home.

Chicago has lost three of its last five, but sits 29-7-9 overall and 15-2-6 at home. Corey Crawford starts in goal.


Don’t forget to vote for the Three Rangers Stars in the poll on the left.

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  1. DOC: 40 years ago, these two teams met in the\ playoffs. since then nothing meaningful have happened between them unless you count Joey Kocur going at it with Bob Probert some time around 1996. Hawks! Rangers! Rivalry Night! Next!

  2. Stranger Nation on

    Lundqvist getting used to new style, however has not affected Talbot – classic Keith Jones

  3. Really glad to see that an up and coming young player is getting plucked from the lineup for some Piece of Cooke like Carcillo. AV: a coach unlike John Tortorella!

  4. If Tortorella was here, we sure as hell wouldn’t have acquired Carcillo; I’ll tell you that!

  5. Boyle, D Moore, Carcillo. I see it, but I don’t quite believe it yet. Can we start taking predictions for his 1st dumb penalty which immediately costs us?

    Ugh, NBC. I’ll take MSG and Sam & Joe over them any day

  6. Carcillo said that he’s turned over a new leaf. He apologizes to zebras after they whistle him so that they’ll like him. True.

  7. Carcillo was just a bad idea…shows the sorry state of this team. At least Kreider is good…

  8. Carp, calling Carcinogen “crap” is what makes you the man!! I really hope he gets the “crap” booed out of him when he first steps on Garden ice. If you want to send a message to The White Owl in the sky box that is the way to do it! I don’t want that dirty player on our team, period!! I will not root for him!

  9. Rather see Miller than that fleabitten bag of teeth 1/2 ice hockey player who goes by #19.

  10. iDoodie Machetto on

    Carp, we know how you feel about him, but I think you might need to refrain from calling him crap now that he’s in the team

  11. You’re right Doodie, but I really have no respect for the guy … and the classy twitter handle CarBomb doesn’t help. Not in these times. How many Americans have died because of carbombs? Not funny.

  12. I’m not rooting for Carcillo. Ever. Just like I wouldn’t root for Brashear. Eff that.

  13. Carillon takes a dumb pen book it.

    Flyers up 1-0. 8-2 in last 10 games. Soon they will be too far ahead

  14. I’m actually pretty pumped that carcillo is in the lineup…everyone was disgusted when Avery got here and he was an instant fan fav…sorry but this team lacks toughness and most of all some nastiness

  15. Avery actually could sorta play top 6 if he wanted to, sometimes. Carcillo is what he is: Carcillo.

  16. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    If Carcillo defends his mates, we celebrate not denigrate, lose the hate, seal his fate, on a date, don’t be late….


  17. Remember that awesome breakaway goal Avery scored and Torts looking on like: “I still hate you, you sonofab*%ch!”

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

    Good evening hockey folks from across the pond…

    IT IS TIME!!!!




    The Champs are in da houwwwwseeee!!!!

  19. Carcillo scored 13 goals one year while playing on the always dreadful coyotes offense. I think he plays somewhat diciplined hockey (he needs to play on the edge to be affective) we are gonna be praising his presence

  20. Ok I’m positive: Carcillo has his name on the cup. Guess he brings great leadership qualities. Gonna be a terrific influence.

  21. Don’t like intent- to- injure guys. If he plays hard nosed, a bit chippy, that’s fine.

  22. NBC really reaching deep for anything Blackhawk/Rangers. This forced labeling of rivalries is embarrassing.

  23. I will sign to trail by a goal entering 3rd per that’s how bad I feel they will skate right around rangers.

  24. This could be positive: Carcillo plays well enough to be traded for a third/fourth round pick. Thus turning our 7th into a 3rd or 4th.

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

    _How many Americans have died because of carbombs?

    How many people of all nationalities have died because of car bombs?

  26. This rivalry nonsense is like the Weather Channel now naming every storm. Pure marketing BS!

  27. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    I am often psychic – and the rangers will win…brassard with a goal

    Book it

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


    LETS gog og gg og gogooooo!!


    Come on OLGARTH , TIME TO WATCH your team get BEAT by MY team!!!!!



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


  30. If Carcillo doesn’t play on the edge, he’s useless. If he does play on the edge, he’s a penalty machine.

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

    How good is this?

    A chance to dethrone the Champs!!!!

    RANGERS win , we own their cup!!!!


    LETS gog gog go gg oggogoogoo!!!

  32. So will we still be getting Blackhawk score updates during tonight’s game? I’ve actually gotten pretty used to them…

  33. This supremely frustrating editions of Rangers will continue to tease and confound by losing to Columbus, winning in Chicago, losing to Dallas and then beating Philthy.

  34. ZzZz NYR ZzZz©" Don't Stepan the Pozy!!!"...says Greg L. on

    Waffle boards is the DUBAZZest thing ive ever heard.

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

    Callyman unfortanuatly we will .



    RANGERS need to out skate these pinkhawks and shoot ’em to the GROUND!!!!


  36. If it was a Friday night I might go for the Doc Emrick drinking game:

    You get a legal pad, pencil and your favorite adult beverage. Every time Doc uses a new verb for a hockey play, you take a drink. But remember to write them down!

  37. “Oooooh! Waffleboarded and spooned to the far corner. Lundqvist using all his utensils.”

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


    Don’t be horsing around!!!

  39. 13?13!!
    That was Sergei Nemchinovs number…how dare that piece of Carcillo.
    I can’t stand that he’s a Ranger…

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

    Tonight is the beginning of the turnaround for Hanka Hanka.

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



  42. Stranger Nation on

    Great shot by Richards – looked like the same shot from the toronto game
    Much bigger goal
    Man, they play better on the road it seems

  43. That was actually a good shot. I was expecting him to force a pass that would inevitably get blocked…and he shot and scored. Imagine that.

  44. Guy can’t skate much, can’t defend at all. But man he can shoot it. Also, nice snow angel there by the Chicago D.

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




    LETS gog gog gog go gog gogo!!!!

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

    _Allen Connor_

    Allen Conor is funny. Your Terminator joke was not funny. (:

  47. I don’t believe rangers lost a game in regulation with doc and Eddie calling game this year.

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

    Heyyyyy grabbbbbyyyyyy!!


  49. Bob McKenzie was saying in the pregame how the Hockey Canada braintrust liked Nash’s defensive game as one of the key reasons he was selected. If that was true then why do I hold my breath any time Nash is covering the point with a D man in deep.

  50. @TheHockeyNews

    The goal by Brad Richards was his 11th of the season, matching his total from last season in one fewer game. #THNLive

  51. carp- yeaq crawford left a big hole even richie couldnt miss. but the guy does snipe them when he can. like that hes actually contributing maybe a team will trade for him! j/k

  52. Did the Rangers have an *optional* practice regarding defensive play in the neutral zone? They look better there

  53. not hockey but THE eddie eddie eddie
    will understand
    Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks will be
    leaving Allman Brothers Band at the end of 2014
    get your Beacon Theater tix!


  55. i wish we had radko gudas cheese on d. that guy has , ahem, jam n other tangible intangibles!!!

    dz!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! trade him now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

    RANGERs got 50 shots last game…this is no fluke!!


  57. Zucc has been the best player on ice BY FAR for the Blueshirts this season…which is both a testament to his talent and tenacity as well as an indictment on some other players on the roster (cough – Nash, COUGH – Stepan)

  58. Staal and Girardi rounding into form after a rough season so far. If that keeps up, Hank’s confidence will be back.

  59. I believe rangers are 2-0-1 on rivalry night beat caps in dc lose to Pitt in shootout and beat Pitt.

  60. BRich – The Big Master, Elite, of course. What a pass, what a shot, what a vision…

  61. Hank, Del Zotto, Staal and Nash all look pretty good right now. Even Richards defensively.

  62. I’ll agree with you on that one Carp…McD has been so good and solid it’s expected at this point. Hank used to be that good…lol

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

    2014, An Ice Odyssey: The Rangers Demolition of the Blackhawks

  64. Funny how the analysts talk about McDonagh and Team USA now, when earlier in the season he was outside the bubble by most experts.

  65. im so blitzed on these painkillers i dont think i can stay up. im sorry heads, i know merely my presence shines upon you like the giant radiant beam of light and warmth emitted from pluto but i must eat this slop my sister made for me and then weakly crawl into my coffin.

  66. Rangers had the wrong Hossa, the wrong Federov…I’m surprised we didn’t have Brent Gretzky back in the day…

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

    Rosival is stil lookin for Jagr!!!


    RANGERS 2 Olga 0

    YEAHHHH baby!!!! Our team plays like a team.

    We pass and shoot alot ,winning puck battles and we are fast.
    This AV team is starting to reeeeel!!!

  68. Stranger Nation on

    Henk never makes the right play with the puck..never..he has very little hockey sense.

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

    _Henk never makes the right play with the puck..never..he has very little hockey sense._

    Hanka Hanka recorded an assist on the second goal tonight.

  70. Stranger Nation on

    D playing well…with some snarl

    Staal coming back and playing back to form has helped a ton!

  71. Oh, Zucc’s goal went off Crawford’s stick and in, rather than him tucking it in between the post. Did NBC even bother pointing that out?

  72. If Crawford doesn’t give up those two bad goals, and it’s 0-0, same shots and zone time, a lot of youse are heading out to the ledge.

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




    Rangers are D O M I N A T I N G

  74. ledge? there’s no ledge, rangers stink, not winning a cup anytime soon and probably won’t make the playoffs so there’s no expectations for me, so there is no ledge.

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

    Hawk better start playing , NO EXCUSES , ohhhh we dont need the points…sounds like whinnning to me…ohhh we are chicago we dont need to try …we love our fans watching us get owned by the Rangers.

  76. sioux- u here? hey, let me know if u wanna meet up n watch an iowa wild game or whatever next time u come down to des moines

  77. I jumped from the ledge but survived. God wanted me to endure more pain watching this team.

    3-0 flyers geez. Team is on fire

  78. Heh. If the Rangers are down 5-0 right now instead of up 2-0 all you losers would be totally sad. Hypocrites!!! <– Expert hockey analysis over here.

  79. Matlock Manny on

    But they played pretty well. I don’t mind getting outshot, especially when the opposing team is shooting from 60 ft out. Why shouldn’t they? Hank has been awful. He looks sharp tonight, for the first 20 minutes at least.

  80. I had rangers losing this game 5-2 before game started with Carcillo with 2 stupid penalties leading to 2 power play goals, it’s early.

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

    ohhhh us chicago fans dont need to see our team win tonight …we are already in the playoffss …ohhh we are so good we just watch out shaky goalie play like a turd…

  82. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Nice not to have an opponent goalie having a bad night…Crawford not sharp tonight.

  83. Carp

    If Crawford doesn’t give up those two bad goals, and it’s 0-0, same shots and zone time, a lot of youse are heading out to the ledge.

    haha jeez carp, u know we all got one foot in n 1 out! if its 2-1 early 2nd, we all just jump!

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

    _Crawford not sharp tonight_

    Crawford is Crawford. Crawford is not Sharp on any night. (;

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



    Love it!!!

    LOVE IT!!!!


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

    Who in net for Chicago ,Cindy Crawford?

  87. Haha they’re actually talking about the Flyers during this intermission. What an incestuous relationship this whole network/league is.

  88. gregums, u havent been here in awhile have you? its good to see someone whos consistently, maybe blindly positive. i mean it. i wish i could take this team as is and just stay positive like u. you’ll live a long life my friend. i think we all should treat it as what it really is. a kids game. bt we cant. its not in our dna

  89. grabs said something really funny earlier, but I don’t remember what it was. Have to scroll later.

  90. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Kooz – speaking of Ed’s – has anyone seen Steady Eddie? He’s going down

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

    its 8:30 time to get team is losing and I talked alotta trash the other night. Im eatting crow and I feel embarassed . I know im a trader and at times I look foolish making dumbazz claims .

    – You know whoooo youuu areeee!!!!

  92. Matlock Manny on

    I’m just looking for small bonuses now. Del Zotto seemingly playing better, Nash skating, Richards’ defensive luck returning, Callahan making a play, Hank looking like an actual Elite NHL goalie. These are good signs.

    The NYR have been outshot nightly for years. Never anything to worry about when Hank is Henrik.

  93. Again, I would have all respect to super Hawks, but without a knee jerking. Objectively, they are much better, but it is a game of the wills.

  94. Nash moving like a great, hulking speed machine here. Gets back for McD’s O rush. Playing heady.

  95. i said i was about as bright a shining star on this blog like the energy emitted from pluto. not even a planet./ a frakkin planetoid. giant asteroid. i might birth a creamy behemoth that resembles an asteroid later on if i keep eating this gudas cheese and listening to all this positive stuff

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


    RAAAAAAANGERS boooyaaaaaa!!!

    Grabbbbbyyyy your words are wise .Our team is what we make of it. There is no other team I’d cheer for , my heart is here a NEW YORK RANGER fan . Bloody proud of it , from my heart.

  97. he scares me like hes gonna get hit and break his back rendering us total freaking retards of a franchise for not buying him out

  98. Damn The Kreider has The wheels. Originally behind the net & out of view…appears as a blur & gets a chance. The boy can fly

  99. wow hank. the guy has looked better n better lately. not himself but hes been getting better. so, heres hoping he gets a big win here. tam is great, but hank is the man. 7 games or 7 years? i thought so! hanka hanka baby!

  100. The Rangers are getting better at turning the puck around and hopping into offense. Not so many players retreating anymore

  101. Carp
    pay attention to the numberof times the Rangers just chip the puck out of the zone when they have opportunities to pass it to each other out of zone.

    usually works against us just hand the park back for another rush by the opponent

  102. The Rangers are allowing the Hawks to set up in the zone a lot more. Gotta get back to that disruptive neutral zone play.

  103. Sorry but a bit deflated that i just got home to get the stream going…saw we were up by 2 and immediately now it is tied…..matherphacker….i don’t want to heap tons of blame on hank but it is weird (and i guess fortunate) that as soon as i saw the score i thought…well, it’s early and you can’t trust hank so this probably is a loss unless we score at least 2 more.

    admittedly that’s not very fair but i certainly wouldn’t have been saying that in years past

  104. Carp @ 9:13 – I was watching Toews. Heard a rumor here last month that he wants to come to NY when he’s a UFA.

  105. for the record, he didn’t have a chance on pp goal but that second one the old hank stops most of the time

  106. hank lost his confidence immediately after the first goal. thats what bothers me. hes ripe for another unless we can get one back quick

  107. That’s the story of Hank – inconsistency even in the same period, leave alone game, season…

  108. I get the stream going first thing after getting home more often than not too, nanciepants.

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



    RANGERS commin hard boyysss !!!!!

  110. Worse, most NHL goalies stop that second one most of the time. Prior Hank almost never gave up anything but a deflection or an odd man.

  111. Yea. You can’t blame someone for taking a penalty. Not anymore. The old Rangers could do stuff like that against the Caps. Take 0 penalties over 60 minutes. Not this team

  112. 2nd goal is inexcusable. How bout getting in on forecheck.

    This game needs to won in neutral zone.

    If the hawks come with speed we have zero shot.

    Also make a freaking routine save

  113. funny, now the rangers are stuck with a 8.5 million dollar goalie who isn’t anything special anymore at 32 years of age. I wanted the rangers to trade hank before dead line and not give a 32 year old goalie a 7 year 8.5 million dollar contract but Sather is really good at giving big money deals to players past there prime or on there way past there prime. Another bad contract leading to more mediocrity.

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

    AHHHHH I just saw the toungee part afterrr I last Typedd….Rangers are takin it to them. Period!!!!


  115. 2 goals on 8 shots this period. As others have already said, can’t blame Hank on the 1st, but 2nd HAS to be stopped.

  116. … also it was a defensive-zone penalty, not a terrible defensive play by Brassard. But the PP changed the game.

  117. Retire Brad Park's #2 on

    Eddie – is it a redemption story you like, or a miracle you are hoping for?

  118. tommyG

    funny, now the rangers are stuck with a 8.5 million dollar goalie who isn’t anything special anymore at 32 years of age. I wanted the rangers to trade hank before dead line and not give a 32 year old goalie a 7 year 8.5 million dollar contract but Sather is really good at giving big money deals to players past there prime or on there way past there prime. Another bad contract leading to more mediocrity.

    tommy, why dont u just load thje gun for me while ur at it!

  119. great even worse to realize this is on pierre sports….man i loath him with every ounce in my body

  120. why would you just let a guy like sharpe cruise into the slot completely alone and untouched…we’re just asking to get blown out now…btw, have i mentioned how much i detest the nbc crew? eddie can @#$@# it as well…i don’t care if he was on the team

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

    I dont want Kane , Toews …whatever they got . There all DAMAGED GOODS!!! CHICAGO SUCKS and RANGERS RULE!!!!


  122. sorry Gravy, don’t mean to bring ya down but I’ve had it with sather, wish the old fool would croak already.

  123. Got home parked car. 2-0 on radio, sounded like they were dominating.

    Put the garbage pails out. Went inside, hit the bathroom for a quick #1, down to the cave, TV on…….. 2-2.

    WTF happened?

  124. Hey Papa, it’s not soup tonight. Stuffed peppers but with the peppers just diced because I’m lazy on game nights.

  125. Nash is trash, Hanky, Panky, Stanky, ladies and gentlemen, your 2013-2014 New York Rangers!!!!! Puke.

  126. carp, if the rangers win this game that means hands down they lose the next. What’s the difference.

  127. Derek Stepan just doesn’t seem to have the onions to play in this league sometimes…

    Disappears for the longest stretches of time…I honestly forgot he was in the lineup. His “battle level” is down there with Glass Joe from Mike Tyson’s Punch Out

  128. JR – “Rangers could win this . All they need to do is score one goal more than the Hawks this period and it’s in the bag.”

  129. Matlock Manny on

    I mean, the Blackhawks are certainly one of the “class” of the NHL type teams. I think Del Zotto looks better, Staal looks a little more in control, Hank had some moments, maybe more positive than negative. Richards has been OK defensively.

    I think Girardi looks like he’s rounding into form.

    Pouliot is always playing his way back out of the lineup which would make room for Miller.

    If you’re going to play uptempo with the Hawks you’re probably going to lose. They are going to shoot a lot.

  130. wheres greg? i need to know hes ok. erics already written his goodbye note. he left carp a can of bush beans n a pack of sabretts. roll that beautiful bean footage my friend!

  131. CJP

    Derek Stepan just doesn’t seem to have the onions to play in this league sometimes…

    Disappears for the longest stretches of time…I honestly forgot he was in the lineup. His “battle level” is down there with Glass Joe from Mike Tyson’s Punch Out

    its gotta be from last season. if he didnt lead this team in pts last year anjd have such a good season, he wouldnt have a chance. kreiders been a beast compared to him. idk, but bobby ryan is off but step n nash make it?? it aint kosher

  132. Olga Folkyerself on

    That “no more excuses” commercial sounds a lot like the Rangers post-game interviews.

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

    _Any win against for the Rangers is a good win._

  134. The Bonehead Anti-Nash tsunami is now traveling at full speed. Anti-Nash tour bus is filling up even faster than I had predicted it would.

    Repeat After Me…Nash Sucks. Nash Sucks………

    definitely the biggest Ranger disappointment of the Sather era and, considering our expectations when he arrived, Nash is as big a disappointment ( player-wise) as i can remember going back to the 60’s.

  135. Pierre asking AV dopey questions, then slips in ‘why no time out?’ AV double-talking, says thank you, slides away.

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

    GREAT GAME win or lose for me Carp!!!



  137. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

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

    Everybody come along.

  138. Slatsko Folkyerself on

    “(Nash)definitely the biggest Ranger disappointment of the Sather era”

    OMG, there are SO many to choose from.

  139. That punk kid whose father is having a hernia operation qualifies for a shot to the head. And then, the Transylvania coffin opens and out comes Ovi.

  140. Olga Folkyerself on

    “GREAT GAME win or lose for me Carp!!!”

    Now THERE’S a vote of confidence if I ever heard one.

  141. Matlock Manny on

    Does Sather even have a contract? I thought Dolan had him on a lifetime to lifetime lease.

  142. 2-2 after two, any of is would have signed on for that. It will come down to Girardi, McD and Hank.

    Richie gets anutha.

  143. Here’s the bottom line guys like it or not with Henrik in goal we’re lucky if we’re 500 the rest of the year. With possibly 7-9 games Henrik should have won this year we would be in the mix. Trade Henik, Richards, DZ and even Cally while we still can also Staalho May never be the same becaus conconsions. But not Giraradi

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

    The Rangers are not going anywhere this season with Hanka Hanka. Where would they be without the immaculate Cameron Talbot?


  146. OH MY GOD ROZSIVAL SUCKS THERE ARE 200 DEFENSEMEN I’D RATH… sorry guy. Forgot what year it was. Cool. We got a PP.

  147. Eddie x 3

    Ukraine is fine….much warmer than in the States. The food is great too….I do not miss NYC at all :)

  148. Wow so many great chances on the PP and now after! You’d think we’d bury at least one of those.

  149. Hey Manny, which D-man is going to lead to a 2 on 1 for the losing goal that gets blamed on Hank?

  150. since i didn’t see them i will accept that both nyr goals were soft but of course now with it tied in the 3rd…crawford is looking vezina while the vezina guy on the other end still has me nervous…fair or not but hank made his bed this season and i wouldn’t be surprised if the team has lost faith in him regardless if they are willing to admit it

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

    Dear Chicago Blackhawks,

    Can we have Crawford?


    New York Rangers fans

  152. Crawford let in two softies, but has been making some big saves since they tied it. I’m as big a Hank supporter as anyone, but he hasn’t done the same this year.

  153. Nancie, the “Vezina looking” guy just got an open net shot into him and a post. C’mon.

  154. iDoodie Machetto on

    Rangers are buzzing right now. So breakaway or odd man rush goal back breaker coming up

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

    _Cally is turning into a soccer player….always lookin for a call_

    He whines as frequently as Crosby.

  156. hence my point mister….we’re making him look better than he has been tonight….good teams bury goalies that aren’t on their game…we should know, it’s happened countless times this season against us…and yes, the geniuses at nbc were saying what a great save that was on brass but to me it looked more like a perfect pass that all he had to do was redirect into the open net and he shot it right into crawfords pads

  157. A.Rangers playing good game.
    B. Nash is playing good
    C.BRich is playing good.
    D.Stralsie is playing solid and sharp.
    E.Sharp playing stralsier.
    Lunaquest playing so-so, sigh…

  158. _It’s amazing with man to man defensive coverage how often they loose their man_

    If you’re referring to the exact moment I’m thinking … yes. I’m on my couch and was moving more than a certain letter wearer.

  159. Time for The Rangers to go overdrive…
    Where is The Kreider, when you need him for praise?

  160. Carp, if that french Eddie Munster wannabe sits The for another OT you need to get all up in his face!

  161. If there’s a shootout and Sharp gets the call, he and Henrik should pose for a pic before they engage. God damn that’s handsomeness.

  162. at least cally has a pair…cmon girardi….stop being such a #$%#$% around your goalie and work that guy over

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

    Credit where credit is due. Hanka Hanka has been excellent tonight but for one goal allowed.

  164. rangers are the best….greatest game of the season…..

    hahaha, no but at least they have picked it up since i watched in mid second…good for hags…i love it when he scores….they are still looking like they are trading chances which is probably not a good idea with this team

  165. Kreider is really good at getting his own rebounds. Anybody have a good basketball analogy for that?

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

    _Kreider is really good at getting his own sloppy seconds_

  167. Carp, remember how loud the old Chicago stadium was…..big city corp. fans now just like another place. Very sterile

  168. Anyone see Nash last shift man def zone awareness is awful.

    I don’t want see del zaster Moore combo rest of game

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

    _When he’s not finishing, the basketball analogy is Charles Smith._


  170. Actually the TO is good because the Rangers can afford one desperation shot at the empty net.

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

    Hanka Hanka has done it. Hanka Hanka is back. Can you smell what the Hanka Hanka is cooking?

  172. jeevus christo….that was a stressful :15….good for hank….he’s deserved the abuse this year because he’s gotten a lot of love (and dollars) for everything he has done prior to this season….but really good to see him battle hard right there like there was no way he was gonnnna let another 3rd goal in….think rangers played a good 3rd…didn’t see the first and the second that i did see was scary….chicago looked like they could have run away with it then and again towards the end but hank stood tall….maybe he gets the broadway hat? i would give it to him

  173. My favorite part is that the Rangers actually *won* this game rather than the Blackhawks or their horrible goaltender *losing*

  174. I feel like I just got punched for a can of soup……great win, 2 games over……yahooooo!!!!!!!

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

    Hanka Hanka is nearing a promotion to Henka Henka.

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

    Mister D,
    Do you have any potato and leek soup for me to commemorate this excellent victory?

  177. Olga Folkyerself on

    Greg bailed with his win or lose comment. I think the nurses must have given him his meds for the night.

  178. Now it’s time for some Post-Game Black Metal while Mrs. Manny is out.

    Vattnet Viskar – Sky Swallower

  179. You hypocrites would totally be bummed if they lost instead of won.

    Someone should pay me for my incredible sports insight.

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

    No surprise here tonight. The Rangers were the better team . Lately we have been playing really well and tonight was proof of that. Team from here on in know playing us is no easy task. Rangers will convincing tonight. Get used to it.

  181. You have Neighbors, Grabby? Thought you lived in the middle of nowhere….Are you talking about the livestock?

  182. Very nice win against the best team in the NHL. I’m not going to get hysterical over this win. I would like to see this team get on a winning streak like the Flyers before I’m happy with this team.

  183. They deserved at least a point, probably deserved the win. Would have been a very difficult loss the way they played and managed the game and the Hawks’ surges.

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

    Hawk lose to the better team.



    I didn’t bail!! HHAHAHHAAHHAHAHAAAA!!

    RANGERS win with EASE!!!!

    TOO EASY!!!

    I’m goin for a run and I’ll be back so keep eatting crow and pulling all the wool outta yer mouth from putting your foot in it!!!!

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


    We took Chicagos CUP TONIGHT!!!!

    Shiney Stanley Cup is our , we deserve it more!!!!



  186. Matty"We'reAbunchOfCreamPuffs!!"Boy on

    Some very good things happened in that victory. Win or lose, gotta be happy. Thank you, Corey for your help. But we deserve it. A point would have been ok vs. a team this good. A win is awesome :)

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

    WE are the cahhammpppions my friends , no time for Olga cuz we are the Championsss tonightttt!!!

    Olgarth , I live ina HOUWSEEEEEEEEE!!!


    Great easy win folks.

  188. And we just beat them, Matty. That has to do something for this team, right? This can’t just be a total outlier……

    How long until Pouliot is back in the press box?

    Followup: How long until Pouliot, post press-box, is the best player on the ice again?

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

    HAHAHAHA Mannny niceee.

    Rangers took it to them tonight!!!!

    ( as I do a victory skate ’round my livingroom )

  190. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Mr. D was busting my balls about that….and I looked at that 6 times….am I hitting a button on my calculator wrong? He’s an accountant? A terrible one at that…..then it hit me DOH

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

    Olga next time you cheer on a team on this blog…make it a team that can beat us.

  192. I was also a total jerk about that in a way you can only afford to be when you’re 100% certain you’re right AND you know why the other person is wrong.

  193. Matty"We'reAbunchOfCreamPuffs!!"Boy on

    No, Manny. This was different.

    The puck pursuit, some higher level passes. More guys involved. Nash better. Richards confident offensively. Step woke up a bit. Cally improving. 10-12 scoring opportunities. Good ‘d’ at end of game against an excellent team (not to say they didn’t have their chances).

    No, something clicked. It’s been building, too. The 3rd period vs. Pitt was a good one. Call the Toronto game what you want. There were points in the Columbus game they played well, losing Kreider and all.

    But, this effort put the last week together for these guys.

  194. I absolutely agree, Matty. I’m hoping this is the beginning of the turnaround. Things are looking better. Really like Dom Moore’s play as well.

  195. ‘a terrible one at that’ – e3 throws a furtive left hand after the officials break up the tilt.

  196. Girardi was flat out phenomenal in this game. Especially at the end. Which is why I think he’s worth the money. His ability to do anything it takes, with any limb or extremity, to keep the puck out of the net is kind of inspiring.

  197. Girardi was great tonight. If King is the blueprint, he’ll get a massive deal announced tomorrow and I’ll make throw up.

  198. Stranger Nation on

    Love the way McD was smacking Toes around on end boards – he is not used to that.

    Bhawks have four of the best forwards in the game; Toews, Kane, Sharp, and Hossa. Almost unfair.

  199. Matty"We'reAbunchOfCreamPuffs!!"Boy on

    Agreed. We all expect it from MacD. So freaking good, he is. But G-Man was very good tonight. The fourth line was fine. Yes, Moore played feisty. Even (ugh!) Carcillo had his place. Boyle? Solid.

    Good effort. If Hank can build a bit, we have what Carpy said all along. Possible second place team (division).

  200. Stranger Nation on

    richards plays well in O zone – other end of the ice is a sheet show. that ‘pass’ to Sharp was scary. On Bolling’s goal he had played the part of pylon leading to breakout.

    Nothing we could do but pray he doesn’t get hurt, but at his pts pace, slatsko can tell JD all is well and he is getting better with age


  201. I can’t wait to see how many -minutes- seconds Carcillo got to play. Those -minutes- seconds totally justified JT Miller sitting in the press box.

  202. Stranger Nation on

    After 1st still feared the 5-3 loss and definitely thought so after 2nd, but they persevered.

    Carcillo is some leader to bring them together like that so quickly…

  203. _NYR best forward would be No. 5 on that team._

    And that’s the highest you could go with a real debate.

  204. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Matty – that would be something.

    SNation – Aside from maybe 3 plays, Richards played a much better game than what we’ve seen from him..

  205. If I were McD’s agent, I’d ask for 1 million guaranteed and pro-rata for effective minutes. He’d pass Richie and Nash in income.

  206. Stranger Nation on

    THE was skating hard tonight. He seems to be almost in front of the play waiting for Nash and Step to catch up.

  207. He can snap and slap it like a rocketship, but those angles are one in ten. When he drives the net more often, like he can do, he’ll really light it up.

  208. Matty"We'reAbunchOfCreamPuffs!!"Boy on

    No doubt Slatsko is smiling all the way to the bank with his call on Richards. His stats sells him. Right? Uh…not so fast….

    Too bad, with all his points he is a -7 going into tonight. What’s that tell us?????

  209. didn’t notice anything negative with Carcillo’s play tonight.
    maybe i missed something.
    still like Ohio native Miller
    but i’m biased for the Buckeye (state) Boy

  210. Can’t deny the Carcillo record. Much like the Avery record.

    I wonder what’s going through TJ Miller’s head while he watches Carcillo warm the bench.

    I feel like Miller will be packaged with Del Z at some point.

  211. If Miller gets traded and its not for a roster changer, I’m going to take a video of myself punching a wall, pounding some soup, then punching another wall.

  212. I think that The will learn to fake that shot coming up the wing and take it to the hoop. Just a matter of time. The is a beast!

  213. Matty"We'reAbunchOfCreamPuffs!!"Boy on

    Orr, you’re probably right. Unless they get something big, it would be heresy. You have to give a kid like him a shot, given how young he is.

  214. Stranger Nation on

    Miller will be fine – he is very young (20) and has played well, but with Richards back in pivot it is him getting benched over Pullout and Hags.

    would rather have him getting 20 mins TOI in Hartford than 5 on 4th line.

    Like his aggressive game – puts on another 10-15 lbs of muscle and he and THE will be a pair to watch out there.

  215. When’s the last time Hags scored? I was just thinking about how he’s been our friendly ghost as of late moments before he showed me up. I feel like he’s been quiet

  216. oh yeah.
    i think AV must have watched some old tape
    of the team
    by tripling shifting
    and Gman
    after getting the lead in the 3rd

  217. Matty"We'reAbunchOfCreamPuffs!!"Boy on

    Whether it was his ‘talk’ with AV, playing in Toronto, then playing Columbus, making the Olympic team, whatever….seems Mr. Nash, if he doesn’t get hurt, will be ok. Was scary there for way too long.

  218. Stranger Nation on

    THE needs a center to keep up with him. all Nash and Step do is throw the alley-oop hoping he can outrace D. Would love to see him with Brass for a game or two.

  219. Stranger Nation on

    Did I mention how good Stawl was? If we can only get him a partner…
    Norris Sweater Tug was killing me in the 3rd period when they trapped up in zone.

  220. Matty"We'reAbunchOfCreamPuffs!!"Boy on

    Good point, Stranger. THE is awful impressive. IMHO, THE most talented player on our team. Even better than Zucc’s (S).

    And he was drafted by OUR front office. Go figure!!

  221. Is there a reason our top line can’t get us 19-20 minutes each? I know we’re rolling 4 lines, but we have a dearth of scoring and I would think that would be the way to get it.

  222. If Henrik plays his old lights out and the new kid keeps coming up big, these guys might have visions of sugarplums. Or, at least 2 rounds.

  223. Stranger Nation on

    Ex3 – think you both missed Henk missing the 2 shots in SO, but those dont count in official scoring tally

  224. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    SNation – I counted CBJ’s 4 goal as a non save. Should have been 39 shots, 36 saves….

  225. Stranger Nation on

    Ivy hockey players are not students, just passing thru on their way to play pro in Germany or KHL

  226. Stranger Nation on

    the unofficial/official tally should have been 36 saves on 41 total shots counting 2 in shootout for an .850 %

    but who cares…its only math

  227. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Rangers find a way to play like they did tonight, they’ll go to the ECF.

    Book it.

  228. If a goalie stops 90% of all shots from wherever, what’s the odds of THE staying with that bad angle slapper? Crash the net, you jejune Jesuit!

  229. “Spooned to the nether regions, stopped by Dorsett who may not have graduated from high school.”

  230. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    THE is learning to mix it up. Strong when he goes hard to the net, but remember, he has an incredibly hard and heavy shot.

  231. If he kept that shot low and there was ANYONE going to the net, rebound city. But, he’s way, way ahead of his linemates.

  232. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Hawks power play and the Rangers trot out Boyle and Dom Moore, a product of Harvard, to kill it off.

  233. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    THE is the most explosive skater I’ve ever seen. He goes from 1st gear to 5th in seconds.

  234. In ‘Beginnings,’ Dors’s teacher asked him if he was able to read his contract. Got a yuk yuk out of that one. He smiled. Nice kid.

  235. THE, I think, over 3 furlongs, is faster than Hags, who is the reigning speed skater in the league. 7 furlongs, Hags probably catches up.

  236. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    I tape every game Doc does and freeze all frames when those spooky eyes stare at me….

  237. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Hags is built to run the mile and a half at The Belmont Stakes. THE’s time for 6 furlongs is 1:02

  238. I watched the game at IHOP. Doc supplied the waffles, spoons, shovels, knives, swizzle sticks, pancakes, and ladles.

  239. Some yo yo on the Charp railed angrily on any jerk who uses ‘Assistant’ Captain instead of the proper ‘Alternate’ Captain. What he doesn’t understand is that most players call them Assistants and couldn’t care less what they’re called.

  240. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    My favorite was the conspiracy to play like crap in front of crybaby Hank. That is so far conspiracy, it’s probably true.

  241. Number of people say Carcillo played well. Funny, I didn’t notice him. Guess that means he did his job for 7 minutes.

  242. We do miss Prust, but Sather should have replaced him and Rupp with Dorsett plus. Poor Dors carries the entire load.

  243. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Nancy showed up – I meant to point out a 14 room place on 86th and 5th for $300/month.

  244. I don’t want to hear about real estate of jokes until later in the night. Suddenly the crypt creaked.

  245. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Dom Moore and Boyle are playing well…but a 4th line of Carcillo-Haley-Dorsett is nice.

  246. He’s making an enormous dagwood sandwich, smothered in mustard, grabbing a bottle of White Horse and headed to the computer.

  247. You guys are pretty smart, huh? Professors? I got rotted out underwear smarter than all of you. Ever read Dostoyevsky? I didn’t think so.

  248. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    My fav Russian writer, which would disappoint the classicists, is So Zen Neat Zen. Loved The First Circle.

  249. Bear firing up the old wood stove with wood dragged in from the snowy arboreal forest, getting ready to log on.

  250. Had an assignment to off the Dean of St. Paul’s Chapel and all I had was 2000 post-it notes so I made use of them, flew back. Mission accomplished.

  251. Old girfriend’s ancestor founded Eugene, Ore. His first name was Eugene and he named it after himself, like you would if your name was Bob. Bob, Ore. True story.

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

    Greaaaat Game , Olga lost the bet and I win!!!!!

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


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

    Awsome game E3!!!!! Chicago has lost to us and now we have there cup!!!!!

  255. Typical bonehead, nude, contributing to the blog, sucking on prescription drugs, wearing only a Yankee hat.

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

    Over 1000 posts…now thats RANGER fans!!!!!


  257. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    No need for a comb – good hair should be pasted to the head. Even a tornado shouldn’t move it.

  258. Don’t recall the all-time. Don’t remember going way past. Only remember struggling in.

  259. I need somebody to loan me their jackass. My 50cc Honda won’t start. It’s not a big motorcycle, just a groovy little motor bike.

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


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

    Sharks arn’t winnin no cup , How can we be beat this year in the playoffs? I can’t see it. Penguins will choke again ..

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

    Yeah yeah I know theres a new thread …

    But this one is so Awsome , us beating the Champs!!!!

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

    Marc Staal was great , Cally great ,Nash was a BEAST!!!

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

    Elvis has left the building!!


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