It’s Go Time! … Rangers-Devils at Yankee Stadium


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Rangers at Devils.


Light up the Empire State Building in Green and Red … or at least Orange and Black for Mr. Snider and NBC …

Frigid Yankee Stadium sure looks ready to host a big event today, with the music at ear-splitting decibels.

Temps could actually reach the 20s, they say, and the sun’s out, but boy it windy. And no matter how cold it might be on the field (rink) and in the stands today, it promises to be much, much, much nastier Wednesday when the Islanders host the Rangers.

I’m joined here today and Wednesday by Josh Thomson, 26 (twitter: @jthomson22).

Better hope ya boys don’t get too caught up in the pomp and circumstance, because they kinda need this game today. They’ve lost two in a row, and they are 0-3 against the Devils this season, so, you know.

Henrik Lundqvist starts in goal against Martin Brodeur.

Rangers go with the same lineup, which means Justin Falk is prucha’d.

Wonder if any Ranger will do the Jagr salute after a goal (assuming the Rangers get one)? Wonder if Daniel Carcillo will fight Ryane Clowe … remember before the Fenway Winter Classic he promised to fight and sure enough threw hands with Shawn Thornton? Wonder if NBC, er, I mean the refs will call a penalty shot in the final 20 seconds?


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  1. Manny-O-War, King of Metal on


  2. Carp, any idea what the ratio of Rangers and Devil fans? Lot more red in the stands than I expected

  3. What the Carciilo is all the hooplah about the temperature? Its 20 freaking degrees out – where are these guys from Canada or the Caribbean? More pansification.

  4. Manny-O-War, King of Metal on

    Amen. 20 Degrees can’t be that much colder than it is around ice level during a regular game, right? And the benches are *heated*

    Über Pansification!

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


    IT IS TIME!!!!!

    3 periods of ice breaking action, our boys look like the home team!!! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

    LETs gog gog ogg og gg gogogoog!!!

    LETS DO THIS!!!!

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

    RANGERS DEVILS THUMP THUMP THUMP thump thump thump thump!!!



    HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! heave ho lets go!!!!!


    RAAAAAAAAAAAAANGERS out doors today!!!!

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


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

    FEEELIN fineeee manny!!!!

    yeah baby , RANGERS!!!! RANGERS OUTDOORS , put the cat out and the kids to bed early , The good guys are IN DA HOUUWSEEEEE!!!!


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

    I bet Rupp scores and gives Jagr his own salute , no wait…


    Dam typing , my fingers are too fat!!!


    Out doors baby , are we lucky or what?

  10. JR – “invited the Jersey Boys three times to my house for a one-on-one audition …”

  11. Probably at least 50/50 fans. Might actually be more Devils. But when Brodeur did a welcome video, he was loudly booed.

    and this place is way, way louder than MSG already.

  12. Rob in Beantown on

    “Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, 26 World Championships. None of that actually happened in this building”

  13. Good afternoon all! LGR!!! Josh!!!!!

    Phew!!! Just spent hour on phone get major interweb connection problem fixed…just in time!!!!!!

    Stay warm my friends!

  14. Why does Larry Brooks need to write a love poem to Brodeur every freaking month? Enough already.

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

    50 / 50 fans!!?? whaaa Carp ? huh ?? The Devils don’t even have 50 fans . This is a HOMER GAME for us Ranger fans, we are special , we are more important then the Devils . WE have more tradition. We have everything and NJ has NOTHING!!!

    WE Will win and win big . Rangers slam these clowns and it wont even be close.

    SO Lets gogog gogog gog og ogogogooo!!!!

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


    GODS are in the houwseeee and the Devil is goin back to Georgia!!!

  17. Because, ORR, if this was a rangers home game the ice would suck.

    But really it’s that weird $17M tax break thing.

  18. ORR, you’re so right. I wanna vomit every time I hear “It’s time for the PSE&G POWERRRRRRRRRRRRR PLAYYYYYYYYY!” Shut up, you loser!

    Please, Rangers! Please win!

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



    NASH will BEAST out tonight!!!! …this afternoon hes going to be good too!!!

  20. Right Manny, Rangers a better road team.

    I love John Amirante, but he would freeze his toupee off in the weather.

  21. ORR!! What Is It Good For!!??
    This is so dumb. How is this a home game for the Devils?

    January 26th, 2014 at 1:36 PM

    Welcome to the NHL.

  22. They should have had the Ya ores announcer do it. Maybe re animated Bob Shephard or something.

    “New York Rangers goal scored by #61, Rick Nash. Number 61….”

  23. “They really brought out the big guns for this game.”

    Gotta save something for the game against the Islanders =)

  24. Jagr’s face protection makes him look like that character from Fat Albert….and yes, I am dating myself….

  25. Almost two minutes into game and I think I’ve heard two comments on actual game. this is gonna be painful…..

  26. Watching yesterday, the player who complained about the weather the most was Zucc. Is it not cold in Norway?

  27. Pat Leonard ?@PLeonardNYDN 1m
    McDonagh hits Zajac into Devils bench, which according to standard on that first call on Boyle would be a game misconduct


  28. I see this game is over already

    More mediocre play by our mediocre squad making mediocre decisions for mediocre chances and mediocre results


  29. Can’t give up goals like that to a team like NJD because you know they’ll clutch, grab, hook, trip, interfere, etc. to make sure you don’t get any similar chances.

  30. Carp. Each team scored. Did that give you an indication who majority of fans are rooting for?

  31. Rob in Beantown on

    Lol they were serious about us being away. No horn or music or anything after the goal

  32. Are there any Yankees at the game or are they all in St. Bart’s on Jay Z’s yacht. Steinbrenners sitting in their enclosed boxes? Carp in the baseball press box ?

  33. Really hard not to be stoked for Moore getting his career/life back on track. Seems like a swell guy.

  34. I think we’re the only team in the NHL who gets called for these “interference/tripping” penalties near the blue line. Seriously, I haven’t seen it happen in any other games all season. Granted, I don’t have Center Ice this year, but I’ve watched plenty on NHL Network and NBCSN.

    LOL at DeBoer with his arm around Pierre!

  35. am i losing my mind
    or is this the
    all-devils network?

    sheeeeeeeeezus how much more do i have to hear bout fatso and his coach?!?!?!?

  36. LMAO jpg

    If I were to have a drink for every time someone drooled over bad Marty, I’d be passed out already.

    And fug

  37. are they purposely throwing the game!??!?!


    does Hank still have his skate guards on??!?!?

  38. Can’t give up these pathetic goals to a team like NJD. They don’t give up goals like that, they make you work for every goal you score.

    Nice interference by Zajac, but WTB were Hank and Girardi doing?

  39. did the Rangers party all night with their families
    because they thought yesterday’s skate was the actual game?

    boy, we look unprepared.

  40. Good for AV, taking the cold like a true Canuck. Makes DaBoor and Jagr look like kindergarten kids sent out by their moms.

  41. Gift of GAB-orik says LAYER UP on

    judging by the comments from here and the twitterverse… seems best that i’m not able to watch the game right now.

    Sounds like my blood pressure would be elevated just a touch.

  42. Is Pierre part of the Devils team? He’s getting a little cozy there. Seems liked some sort of *illegal coaching*

  43. “If I get quiet, no one will be bothered by that, I’m sure!”

    You don’t know how right you are, Doc!

  44. I knew as soon as that the guy at the point wound up for that slapshot, it was going to be a goal.

    Henrik has been terrible. Pull his aasen, and don’t start him against NYI.

  45. Gift of GAB-orik says LAYER UP on

    Hey mama!

    I’m at work… not seeing what has become the debacle of a first period thus far.

  46. Deboer looks like Randy Quaid in Christmas Vacation

    The Rangers suck…Other teams score on talented plays and set ups, we score on luck

  47. all I know if the rangers lose this game the devils will have gone 4-0 against the rangers this year and will be in 2nd place. Than I can see the rangers losing the next 2 against the islanders and that will b e it.

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

    Boyle has one secondary assist on the game. Lose the overreaction.

  49. Aside from some hideous D-zone coverage, and a bad short-side goal by Lundqvist, I didn’t think the Rangers played terribly. Fairly physical, too.

  50. CARP, it just always seems like we’re saying the Rangers didn’t play terribly. Why can’t we ever say they played well!!!

  51. Puck bouncing everywhere

    Brodeur not looking sharp either but if they don’t have an answer for Jagr line it will be a long day

  52. Gift of GAB-orik says LAYER UP on


    Negativity lingers longer than positivity.

    I can’t remember all the things i’ve done right, but I surely remember things I did wrong.

    Another example, I can’t remember every goal I scored, but I remember ones i should have, but didn’t.

  53. I am so down on this team’s top to bottom mediocrity…I shouldn’t weigh you guys down with my pessimism

    But there have been an endless amount of goals against this year where we’ve looked awful

  54. Sun glare must have been a problem when all these hard working people agreed to pay these prices to sit in the cold and watch mediocrity with an hour delay

  55. Great first period of hockey- street hockey. Sorry, I don’t share the “outdoor hockey” romance- I’ve yet to see NHL level hockey played outdoors. That is what you’re paying to see…right?

  56. Rangers were physical but also looked lost at time. Passes need to be much more firmer. Did we trade or scratch Nash. Hopefully traded

  57. Ha, Gabby no! Not banned from here, but banned in his own house :) He gets sent to his own room to watch…though language may play an issue there too….

  58. Volcencov(spelling) .(#28) allowed to run every Ranger on the ice?

    Who does he think he is, Ulf Samuelson?

    Target # 28. Destroy # 28.

  59. Stranger Nation on

    Cannot beat physical east weat teams with speedy north south teams in POs

    Nash-o-meter negative

    Step and Wilbur soft as masked potatoe sandwiches

  60. My guess is that it’s most difficult for goaltenders to follow the puck in these conditions. They both lost the puck a few times.

  61. Manny-O-War, King of Metal on

    I completely *abandon* the television broadcast during the *intermission*

  62. They have more than a minute of PP. If they don’t score, they need to at least establish some puck possession. They look discombobulated.

  63. AV, looking for some performance residuals, just reminded Nash that he did in fact make the Canadien Olympic team.

  64. And now let’s turn it back over to everyone’s favorite puke and Devil lover……Doc Emrick.

  65. Latona, I thought we were saying that when they won six of seven. Not too distant past.

    Papa, possibly I could definitely be wrong. I’m sitting so far away I’m having a tough time.

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

    Zuccarello ties it at 3.

    _Not every team would want Zuccarello_

  67. Ok, fickle yes, but I change my mind, Zucca has face dealio too. Maybe the cold weather natives know better :) whatever…..

  68. How’s about Hank steals it from here, now that’s it tied? Fatty is thinking about hot coco and marshmallows

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

    They have picked up their game in the second. Hanka Hanka a bit shaky in the first period and appears settled in the second.

  70. Same with “waffleboarding” and every other nonsensical gimmick phrase that comes out of Doc’s mouth.

  71. Boy we stink but they stink more. Gotta believe these 2 games are going to take something out of us long term

  72. Good point, Shore. Another thing that annoys me is when they say Hank has been “in the league for 9 *years* ” since hockey seasons spam two years. They should say *Seasons*

  73. Carp, on my Telly, BlueShirts playing much better this period. My bad, maybe I was watching the Devils channel in the 1st?

  74. Gift of GAB-orik says LAYER UP on

    I may be in the minority here… but I enjoy listening to Doc’s 9741384 adjectives during a broadcast.

    And how he can make hitting the post sound like the most dramatic event in sports. IF you have the TV on in the other room with the volume up, his calls can make you rush in to see what all the commotion is aboot…. just to see the puck deflected out of play haha

  75. It looks like a nightmare having to be a fan there, yet, while I enjoy my better tv view, cheap drinks and easy bathroom access, it also seems like it would be a blast…..

  76. Does Doc actually know anything about baseball? Or did he wikipedia his notes before the game?

  77. Ok, outdoor games, great. Having a critical game determined by snow falling on ice and unusual pro conditions….not so much.

  78. anyone know that current stats
    in regards to pp?

    what is it, 0 for the last 10 or something ala Torts era like that?

    not getting it done…..again

  79. Rob in Beantown on

    Did you finally watch Slap Shot, Manny? I thought you said awhile back you had never seen it



  81. rangers look must better this period. they seem to be skating faster than the devils. It doesn’t help the rangers that the ice stinks. Like playing pond hockey.

  82. SORRY

  83. Manny-O-War, King of Metal on





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

    _Not every team would want Zuccarello_

    Rangers lead.

  85. like I said, rangers are skating now. Hopefully they keep it up, more goals to come for the rangers.

  86. Next to Take A Hit To Make A Play in the hockey dictionary is a picture of Pouliot. Great stuff.

  87. ANYWAY




  89. Happily take the goal but I think that should have been whistled as a hand pass from Pouliot to Brassard. Didn’t look like Pouliot or the devs dman touched the puck.

  90. I love our “experts” – first Manny was stated how D.Moor suck, few minutes later he scores and add assist later. Than another one complained bitterly how bad is today Brass line and the guys have 2 already.Keep going, guys – it helps, obviously…Yeah, and hagelin suck too.

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

    Let us get to the break with at least a two goal lead.

  92. CARP

  93. The sad part is that the fans aren’t close enough to throw their overpriced toques on the ice even if Zuccarello god a hat trick.

  94. LololololololololololololololollolololLololololololololololololololollolololLololololololololololololololollololol

  95. Kenny Albert ?@KennyAlbert 1m
    Today is Martin Brodeur’s 100th regular season start against the @NYRangers. First time he has allowed 6 goals!

  96. Speed doesn’t kill
    People kill
    Don’t tell me we have to ban speed
    From my cold dead hands

  97. Schneider in net, hell know. I want to see grandpa marty get embarrassed. More goals for the rangers coming up in the third.

  98. Manny-O-War, King of Metal on

    The stadium just got a lot warmer for 50% of the fans and a lot colder for the other 50%

    I will not have to txt eric to see if he’s a bit happier than after the first….

  99. Second time thru the lineup killed brodeur, but rangers have to many HRs and not enough small ball runs

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



    That that thats what im talk ‘n bout eh!!!!

  101. Manny-O-War, King of Metal on

    They finally have an appropriate baseball analogy now that the score is a baseball score.

  102. Staal, Boyle, Poilett, DMoop, Stepan, Stralman, Kreider, Carcillo, Callaghan, Hagelin, Nash, Brassard, Klein, JMoops, Hank, Callahan……

    All stepped up big in period # 2.

  103. Manny-O-War, King of Metal on

    In other *news* …… *LMGO*

    @WolfPackAHL 4s
    Haley and Lindberg both receive 10 min misconduct for *abuse of officials*. Beach is serving Haley’s 2 min penalty.

  104. rangers skate in the 3rd like they did in the 2nd, more ranger goals will come. I don’t care who is inn the net for the Devils.

  105. Prust asking….thoughts on the toll it will take on us doing another outdoor game in three days, in worse cold than today?

    I think a night game is insane.

    (except when his dad died)

  107. Haven’t seen the Devils yet this year. Are they always this slow? OK forecheck at times I guess?

  108. It would be a nice comeback n booster for Hank with this support. Needs to be stellar in the 3rd. Imagine being Schneider got to play Fatso because it’s a big stage, even though you have been hot. Now sitting, freezing you got to clean up his bedpan. Ugh

  109. Snow finally made it’s way to the Island. If it’s enough to have to shovel *again*, I swear…

  110. Rangers have to continue to use speed to beat teams. 5 straight goals just from moving their feet….

  111. Got a real good Dugay story with the PM wife Margret Trudue, from a team mate of his. Too bad, not for everyone’s ears

  112. “My hatred for Mike Milbury is legendary. It’s a magnificent hatred.”

    agreed….if i ever met him in person, would be difficult choice between avoiding arrest and, what I’d like to say or do….

  113. Manny-O-War, King of Metal on

    I wish you guys would look at the awesome *tweet* I put up that showed Haley and Lindberg getting EJECTED for *abuse of officials*

    @WolfPackAHL 4s
    Haley and Lindberg both receive 10 min misconduct for abuse of officials. Beach is serving Haley’s 2 min penalty.

  114. Positive hockey like this doesn’t always prevail — love it when it does, though! Need to spend as little time possible in-zone this period.

  115. Wait, wait…very important….since we are “away” do we not get stick salute???? I hope they do it anyway…..

  116. nice non-calls
    nj tug at the boards
    crosscheck on Klein
    in our zone

    oh yeah, it’s Comcast
    want to help make this game close

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

    Rangers own these guys

    too easy

    Fatso gets the yank in the stadium

    Nash 11 in 11

  118. Is Klein another Derek
    Norris (always in position but not so good to prevent the eventual next trade)

  119. I think Klein is better than that. He’s a good defenseman who is solid and this you never hear his name. People will start loving him when he drops the gloves.

  120. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Rangers beat devils 7-3, devils beat blues 7-1. Rangers lose to blues 2-1 thereby showing that if A > B and B > C, A is not always > C

  121. Our 4th line outplaying Devils 4th line.


    When has that happened in the last 20 years?

  122. Is it me or does Emrick sound depressed. When the devils went up 3-1 I thought he was going to fly out of his chair, now he sounds like he is at a funeral.

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

    Hanka Hanka made adjustments after the 1st period.

  124. E3, Kind of like:

    Marilyn Monroe > Elizabeth Taylor > Raquel Welch

    But in the end, I’d settle for anyone of them, any time, anywhere.

  125. He’s talking about a young woman who died of cancer, for crying out loud. Not something you do cheerily.

  126. Eddie Eddie Eddie
    Rangers 7
    Devils 3

    GWG Brassard

    January 26th, 2014 at 2:28 PM



  127. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Papa I just saw a Roddy McDowell photo of Elizabeth Taylor at age 24. Boyeeeeeeeeeeee

  128. I think, Schneider deserves couple of goals too. Not everything for Marty just because he is senior.

  129. This one had a perfect set up for Larry Brooks for tomorrow after first. Jagr dominated early, Marty was steady in his 100th game against NY. Can’t wait to see what he has to write instead.

  130. Is there a stick salute even though it’s an *away* game in their own city against a *home* team from another state?

  131. I don’t know how many times, and not just today, I’ve heard Pierre and Doc mentions the 1990 draft and Brodeur and Jagr being the only players left.

  132. Manny-O-War, King of Metal on

    Ryan Kennedy ?@THNRyanKennedy 54s
    OK, OK. So Marty Brodeur is one of the greatest INDOOR goalies in hockey history…

  133. I can imagine some suit in a conference room proposing they shake hands after a regular season game.

  134. Manny-O-War, King of Metal on

    Were Daneyko and DuGuary shocked when they heard it was “snowing” and found it that only referred to the weather conditions?

  135. EDDIE….

    You earned your LIFETIME soup today! A very impressive call of the score very early on.

    Mulligatawny or Jumbalaya?

  136. LOL.

    Stepan grabs Zajacs stick and gets a Penalty shot for doing so.

    NHL Referees = amateur hour

    *Not Math, Just Statement of Fact.*

  137. I missed the second half of the game, but I wish Callahan would have ordered the no-shaking-hands mandate again.

  138. Clearly whoever wrote the game recap on didn’t watch the game.

    “Hagelin delivered a crunching hit on Devils captain Bryce Salvador at 1:05 and Zajac returned the favor not soon after when he dumped defenseman Ryan McDonagh into the New Jersey player’s bench.”

    Umm, Callahan hit Salvador and McDonagh hit Zajac..

  139. It’s funny reading youse guys’ comments as I was watching on the DVR. Apparently the game was over at 3-1, and all the guys who eventually scored were terrible.

  140. Rob in Beantown on

    “Brodeur said the ice at Yankee Stadium was the worst he had ever played on in his career”


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