Rangers at Oilers … It’s Go Time!


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Rangers at Oilers.


Ya boys play the second of this four-game, oddly-timed Western trip, which goes through Vancouver Tuesday and Colorado Thursday before a three-game homestand.

Rangers lost a five-game winning streak with a sloppy loss in Calgary Friday, and are now tied in points with the Flyers, who lost in a contest following the completion of the hockey game against Boston today and have a game in hand.

Cam Talbot starts in goal, only his third start since Feb. 6, when he lost to the Oilers 2-1 at the Garden.

The Oilers come off an overtime win over Anaheim in which goalie Ben Scrivens made 48 saves. Scrivens beat the (35 saves) in that Feb. 6 game and is 2-0-0, 0.50, .986 against the Rangers.

Daniel Carcillo goes back into the lineup. J.T. Miller is prucha’d after being benched in the third period Friday. John Moore (concussion) remains out. Martin (o for 13) St. Louis is reunited with his buddy Brad Richards.

In case you missed it earlier today, Dominic Moore is the PHWA-NY chapter’s nominee for the Masterton Trophy for perseverence and dedication.

Other games that matter today:

Boston 4, Philadelphia 3 (SO); Detroit 3, Tampa Bay 2; Washington at Nashville (8 p.m.).


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  1. If we win today and Washington loses to Nashville in regulation we can probably start to write off Washington as a worry as well.

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



    LETS DO THIS!!!!

    LEts gog og gogog gog ogogogog!!!


    LETS GO!!!!

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

    Tomb , WORSE TEAM in the league!!!

    Thats right , free win TONIGHT!!!!

    If we lose tonight I’ll tell ORR ” I love him ” everytime I post for 2 freakin weeks man!!! That how SURE I am!!!

    IN THE BANK!!!


    Lets go gog gogogo gogogogo!!

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



  5. ThisYearsModel on

    Hope Dominick wins the Masterton. Can’t think of a more deserving guy…..except maybe Sean Avery or THE.

  6. ThisYearsModel on

    Can’t ever say that, when Igor and Gretzky scored, there was a lack of production.

  7. ThisYearsModel on

    Were they talking? I didn’t notice any sound until I was thanked for being a friend.

  8. ThisYearsModel on

    Watching the Gophers and St. Cloud. Swear I heard Sioux screaming “Carl, I want you to kill all the Gophers on the ice”

  9. I thought Lucia looked old.

    My buddy said, “he coached you? he must have been young”

  10. MSG Network would benefit from a major shake-up. Once considered the premier sports network, they have become 2nd rate across the board with their pre-game, game and post-game telecasts.

    Amateur hour.

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

    Jbytes , nice now we gots 2!!!


  12. Sam needs to go teach broadcasting. Joe M needs to do color in Minnesota.

    Bring on Kenny Albert and Dave Maloney

  13. Papa Bear, I totally agree with your MSG assessment. I stopped watching their pre and post match programming a long time ago.

  14. I was expecially upset by that….

    Musky must have stolen his 5th grade grammar lessons.

    3rd grade?

  15. Alyonka at least asked him by far more intelligent Q, that predictable answers John G’s

  16. SalmonJoe pumping up Oilers by bragging on the plethora of shots on goal the Cornell guy faces.

  17. ThisYearsModel on

    I love the so-called defensive standards they hold JT Miller to. More stringent than the standard Richards and Nash are held to, I guess.

  18. You have to make a minimum of $6.7M per to not suck defensively, ThisYears.

    Though if he made that kind of money, Miller certainly would have sucked last game.

  19. ThisYearsModel on

    Thanks for clearing that up, CARP. This dope Micheletti says we don’t need the “extra offense”, so we can afford to have Carcillo on the first line instead of JT Miller in the lineup. I swear, you cannot make this stuff up.

  20. It’s not the job of the broadcasters to learn the pronunciation of the player names…


  21. Does Diaz stay in if/when John Moore comes back? I actually really like his game these past few games. Stralman scratched possibly?

  22. 4generations 4 cups on

    I hate to be the one who brings any negativity in here, but the rangers look like they’re gonna spend all game making Scrivens look like a superstar and get completely crushed on the small defensive lapses they make. I really, really hope i’m wrong.

  23. 10-year veteran makes a pedestrian, average play that every player is expected to make every shift, and it’s hailed as a great play by Nash.

  24. ThisYearsModel on

    Maybe instead of the word “great”, Micheletti should have used “surprising” or “unusual”.

  25. ThisYearsModel on

    If this was the Dorsett that all the CBJ fans were talking about after the trade, I can see why the were. he is pretty useful on the 4th line.

  26. iGravy, Richards has gotten St. Louis untracked, and Carcillo has Nash and Stepan absolutely rolling. You are now up to date.

  27. Did Joe say they’ve had a good coverage in their zone? I saw at least two plays when Edmonton player was not covered in front.

  28. Rangers Report @rangersreport
    Flyers get the Bettman Loser’s Point but can’t get the additional Bettman Bonus Point in a contest held after the hockey game ended.

    Rangers Report @rangersreport
    What a crappy way to award a crucial point.

    Rangers Report @rangersreport
    So ends the hockey portion of the hockey game played by hockey teams.



    you’re obsessed lol

  29. although technically
    is it possible that Zuc
    could have his stick higher
    than the crossbar?

  30. Little hobbit with the goal. Hopefully it gets the little fella back on a scoring streak.

  31. MZA with his first in 18. MSL no goals yet. Pretty amazing they’ve won as many as they have.

  32. ThisYearsModel on

    Weird to watch a game where the benches are underneath the camera instead of opposite the camera.

  33. no penalty
    but no goal

    so who are today’s
    AWFUL referees

    bring in the replacement NFL refs
    would probably do a better job

  34. ThisYearsModel on

    What another absolutely stupid decision. What the hell is wrong with these morons? Unreal.

  35. iWicky "Frag Out!!!" on

    I’m sticking to my opinion that the rangers need to add gadzic, bordeleau, or engelland for next season

  36. 4generations 4 cups on

    this Justin St. Pierre guy blows. He’s absolutely terrible. When I see that he’s officiating the game I know at least a goal will be waved off for BS reasons. Infuriating.

  37. Iwicky, I agree, need a few of those types of players to protect your star players or they will get abused like the other night when simmons tried to hurt Mcdonagh.

  38. 3C – He did stop the first shot, and it was covered, when Boyle sat on him.

    Moore jammed it from under him.

    I think they got that one right.

  39. ThisYearsModel on

    Boyle has every right to be in there when the puck goes in there first. They are making up rules as they go along. Same ref that stood and watched Zucc get tripped coming down the slot and made no call. Why doesn’t anyone argue with this moron? Heck, send Puoliot so he can call the ref a moron in French.

  40. Giannone to Carcillo……….”What did you learn about……..?

    Is he in school? Why does he have to learn?

  41. That’s actually not a bad or unusual call. The goalie was prevented from making a save, so it’s incidental goalie interference. No penalty. No goal.

    Problem is, they often muck it up.

  42. ThisYearsModel on

    Patrick Wey is off to concussion-land. The NHL is “very concerned” about head injuries. Meanwhile, fighting is still permitted.

  43. carp, the problem with the nhl refs is they are extremely inconsistent with what they call and not call a penalty.

  44. ‘Incidental goalie interference?’ So you blow the whistle for an oops and no calls anywhere?

  45. “‘Incidental goalie interference?’ So you blow the whistle for an oops and no calls anywhere?” This happens frequently.

  46. Their defense is a sieve. And so was ours (not just the Dmen) a number of times. No idea what SalmonJoe are talking about.

  47. ThisYearsModel on

    CARP–goalie down, puck in crease and loose, offensive player enters crease and defenseman jumps on his back and it is goalie interference. The puck was loose or Moore could not have chipped it in. Why is it Boyle’s fault the defensemen jumped on his back? Why was the whistle blown before that when the puck was behind the net? Why did the ref allow Zucc to be pulled down as he came down the slot with the puck? There are no excuses for this St. Pierre clown. He is not competing with Tim Peel for worst referee on Earth.

  48. Caps fans crying about Clune knocking out Wey….Tom Wilson spent the rest of the first going after Clune… if their main focus is to get revenge for Wey they arent winning this game.

  49. ThisYearsModel on

    IDK CARP, you expect teams to get better over 76 games. Ditto with the referees. They have become even less consistent than week one. How do these guys keep their jobs?

  50. Boyle always falls down…..

    but the puck was there…….

    Boyle got knocked down.

    Another bogus whistle.

  51. That guy Gazdic is exactly what the rangers need, perfect fourth line player. They actually could use at least 2 on the wing and 2 on defense.

  52. Gophers are up 3-0. That game is as good as over.

    Sioux vs Gophers.

    Just as good as Rangers vs Flyers.

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

    No chance. Oilers have NO CHANCE!!!

  54. after watching Colorado Power play…

    these guys think too slow.

    well…. Brassard got lucky

  55. Blindside hit (not from behind but from the side still didnt see him).. and left his feet.

  56. Orpik didn’t charge…. he didn’t hit high. Taves put his head in a vulnerable area..

  57. wow!! another greasy goal after the oilers goalie standing on his head, 1-freaky and 1 greasy. I’ll take them anyway the rangers can get them.

  58. ThisYearsModel on

    There we go. Too bad it is carcillo that gets the breakaway, but 3-0 is nice.

  59. Rob Rossi ?@RobRossi_Trib 36s

    Anybody that presumes intention is probably somebody to whom you should not pay much attention.


  60. “Love the Pitt media jumping to Orpik’s defense”

    Jumping seems to be the common denominator between Orpik and the media here.

  61. “there is nothing wrong with that hit”….except for the fact that he wanted to do a jumping jack when he delivered it

  62. ThisYearsModel on

    Predatory hit by Orpik. Left his feet. Should have at least been boarding, maybe a boarding major but, of course, there is a different set of rules. If it were Corsby taking that hit from someone else, it would be a game misconduct and sure suspension.

  63. Matty"SCOREMARTY"Boy on

    How nice is it to have a back up goalie like this? Great move by the front office to believe in Cam this year.

  64. Matty"SCOREMARTY"Boy on

    AV: “Richie, I thought you said, “leave it to me. I’m the one that will get Marty to score” ”

    Rocket: “Oh, you meant tonight?”

  65. “How many goals off the rush start with a shot that misses the net by a mile down the other end?”


  66. The Edmonton coach looks like a young Feargal Sharkey.

    [Let’s see if there are any Undertones fans lurking in here.]

  67. Matty"SCOREMARTY"Boy on

    Richie: “I can lead this team, I tell ya. Better than that quiet young kid.”

  68. Matty"SCOREMARTY"Boy on

    So, now that we have Diaz, we get a taste of what a defenseman that can actually play point can do, even at his somewhat average level. Imagine what a good point player could do, Prust saying.

    How many of us have been screaming that we need one of them and at least one crease clearing defenseman????

    If only Uncle Glennie had a brain.

  69. it’s amazing that the oilers organization has been getting the lottery pick almost every year the past 5 or so and they still stink.

  70. ThisYearsModel on

    Brady Sheij looks pretty darn good in this game tonight. Plays the shutdown pair, can really skate and moves the puck.

  71. ThisYearsModel on

    CARP–The Oilers could be the Canadian Tire Fire, except there are 3 of them this year. Maybe we should use provinces instead. Ontario Tire Fires, Alberta Tire Fires and BC Tire Fires. Someone should alert Ray Ferraro.

  72. Healy to Henrik on million dollar sailboat: “When someone is bearing down on you with a big slapshot, do you wish you were someplace else?” (paraphrased from memory). What a major dork.

  73. Either Edmonton will effectively mail it in, or we will need #’s 13 and 15 before it’s all over.

  74. >>…lottery pick almost every year the past 5 or so and they still stink.

    Don’t you love it how North American teams get rewarded for being awful? In other parts of the world, they get demoted to lower tiers when they can’t play in the Big League.

  75. Still can’t believe AV gave #13 this shot. Still doesn’t know who his #1 line really is, though.

  76. Terminus locks up Rick Grimes and the rest of the group in a train on The Walking Dead season finale. Rick Grimes kills a human by biting his neck. It is a must watch.

  77. Sam is the guy you’d love to have as your next door neighbor, but he never has and never will name names of offenders and he praises the sluggish for nonsense.

  78. Alain, saw the 1st word of your comment and luckily skipped the rest. I have to catch up, still 2 episodes behind!

  79. “Sam, can I borrow your Toro ride-on?”

    “Of course you can, coos. You don’t even have to ask.”

  80. Diaz with his second penalty
    which means Moore will replace him
    only certain players
    get a loooooooooooooooooooong rope
    to hang themselves

  81. Richards couldn’t play with Gaborik or Nash. The young and not-vocal captain got away from him and started scoring. Pouliot got away from him tonight and had one of his best games. St. Louis has been 0-fer with him after the trade, and now again.

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

    I toldddd you Oilers are done.

    Too easy

    Free BEE game.


    St,Louis goal is the only thing..

  83. milbury was saying on nbcsn that orpik is a dirty player and how he looks for a player that is in a vulnerable position and tries to hurt that player. Why do you think Horton did what he did to orpik, yet this stupid league will do nothing about it.

  84. They need a large toilet to flush this crap down in Edmonton.

    The Oilers are an absolute disgrace

  85. Matty"SCOREMARTY"Boy on

    Well, St Louis can’t score here, perhaps he can work as a waiter at “Wolfgang’s Times Square”, part time.

  86. MSL's Scoring Touch on

    I know i’ve been m.i.a. lately and we are winning by a good margin but this pp looks turrible….

  87. Matty"SCOREMARTY"Boy on

    Wonder how many hat tricks Nash has. And, wonder how many of them are against teams with records less than .500.??

  88. Matty"SCOREMARTY"Boy on

    Well, Rocket did give Marty that ONE scoring op. And he did shoot it into the breadbasket.

    Yet, Richards needs to stuff a sock in it.

  89. Matty"SCOREMARTY"Boy on

    Cam has done everything that could be asked of him. Get the shutout for him!!!

  90. Give Torts credit for this: He was dead on about Pittsburgh’s cheap shots and whiny stars. And the only one in the league with the onions to say it.

  91. MSL's Scoring Touch on

    I’ve been watching the TSN stream online…I like Sam and Joe…wonderful family…but it’s pretty refreshing to watch a Canadian broadcast of hockey

  92. Buffalo is at least trying. And they have a good coach that demands effort.

    You hav the Oilers….then no one for a while…then Buffalo then Islanders

  93. Matty"SCOREMARTY"Boy on

    This Years, good point about Moore. THe only reason I could think of for not moving Moore is it breaks up the 4th line, which has been really good.

  94. Matty"SCOREMARTY"Boy on

    RR: “Ok, AV. Put Marty on with me for this power play.”

    AV: “…….”

  95. Carp

    you’re probably right about Moore going back in over Diaz
    although AV did surprise us by keeping Carcillo in the lineup for a bit rather than bring Dorsett back.

    was being sarcastic about how some players are allowed to make multiple mistakes and MIA during games
    yet others
    such as JT Miller are held to a different standard

  96. Matty"SCOREMARTY"Boy on

    Kevin Lowe, Scott Howson, Mike Sillinger, and Craig MacTavish are already drinking beers at the local pub.

    Gentlemen, you have put together some team. Way to go!!

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

    Seriously the East kills the west..Oilers suck . If we played them all the time with Calgary …we’d be Fake good.

  98. Matty"SCOREMARTY"Boy on

    AV: “Richie, I thought you said you would help Marty break the ice?”

    Rocket: ” Just give me some time. A few games. I know I’m the best on the team to do it. No one else can. Trust me. And if you need a captain, don’t hesitate to call. I’m not quiet. I can talk.”

  99. Matty"SCOREMARTY"Boy on

    Carp, I’ll say it again. Very impressive call you had pre-season. Not too many of us believed you. We are, at worst, third in the Lesstro. I have to say, I couldn’t see it.

    Nice call.

  100. Eakins is from the Roger Neilson school. He shouldn’t be coaching a high-speed, offensive-leaning young team. Bad fit. Then he took all the historical pictures out of the lockerroom. Bad move.

  101. Did anyone notice Richie on last 4 minute PP? Anything, absolutely anything to get rid of the puck anywhere at all to avoid any traffic whatsoever. At least Torts finally took a stand, albeit waaaaaay too late.

  102. The nhl network arena cam is a joke, I’m holding and typing on the technology that would eliminate the three second audio delay.

  103. _Caps going for another fraud victory_

    Why are SO wins a fraud? So when we win a SO we’re committing a fraud? How many fraud wins does Hank has? I don’t get this at all… it’s part of the game. Time to get over it.

  104. Coos @ 10:06, it might actually go more like this:

    “Sam, can I borrow your Toro ride-on?”

    “Coos, don’t be silly. I’ll do it for you”

  105. I don’t think Pouliot and Boyler are going anywhere. We can’t afford to get any smaller, for one reason.

  106. _It’s not hockey, C3_

    and it’s not badminton either… guys with hockey sticks putting hockey pucks in net… looks like hockey to me :P

  107. ORR

    no bro-downs, bro! I just think it’s silly to still whine about the SO after so many years :)

    a win is a win.

    ps, i am not defending the Caps…i’m just sayin’.

  108. iWicky "Frag Out!!!" on

    It didn’t look like he left his feet until the follow thru, but maybe the angle I saw was bad.

    Didn’t really think it was “cheap” shot either.

  109. :) papa.

    Sam: “coos, while I take care of your property, why don’t you head up to Quaker Ridge Country Club and get in a round? I’ll call ahead and set it up. And, the keys to my S550 Benz is are on my dresser. Just go in the back way, it’s open.”

  110. Matty, you hit the nail, er, the horse, on the head! For want of a nail, the shoe was lost, for want of a shoe the horse was lost, for want of the horse a nation was lost…it could be worse, but another Sather high stakes deal that went bad. He’s had more than his share the past 5 years. On balance, even the McDonagh fleecing couldn’t make up for those. Nice game for the rest of the crew, and the fourth line continues to shine! They finally win a game they should’a won…and Cam is a breath of fresh air.

  111. So Alex Ovechkin just finished the month of March without a single even-strength point.
    — Adam Vingan (@AdamVingan) March 31, 2014

  112. how much did Brad …the key player according to Sam”

    help MSL?……….”the key player according to Dugay?”

  113. McD is one tough cookie, I will say. Don’t think he missed a shift after the nasty stick.

  114. Well, similarly to how you may dislike the rule which disallowed the goal, lev and CARP may dislike the rule which causes shootouts to happen.

  115. this was mentioned earlier, I didn’t know what this is in reference to or what it means when someone said that Callihan was Kornwalled.

    Thanks if anyone could explain it.

  116. for the record id rather have the shootout than end the game in a tie but much rather have 4 on 4 then 3 on 3 OT. then shootout if necessary though it wont be.

  117. jpg’s sis, Callahan ran into Kronwall today and ended up on his butt, and the fans chanted “You got Kronwalled.”

  118. Erudite move by AV starting the ‘kid’ goalie tonight to build his confidence headed to playoffs in case he’s needed. Also a subliminal message to the boys to play some focused defense.

  119. I’d rather see the old tie and a point, Lev. Why should one team or the other gain an advantage for the silly one-on-one contest after the game has finished? And it gives them more incentive to win in regulation or OT. Let’s revert to the two OTs…but I know it will never happen. Fans love cheap thrills.

  120. also, judging by AV’s M.O., Talbot was probably scheduled for weeks to play tonight … but AV doesn’t give away the plan ahead of time, not even to the keepers, and thus reserves the right to change his mind.

  121. I hate the shootout on so many levels, but I really hate that teams can get into the playoffs just by piling up 3-point games. Florida did it one year. D.C. is trying to do it this year … but won’t.

  122. iWicky "Frag Out!!!" on

    For the record as well, I would rather have one of two things, either one 10 minute 5v5 overtime and then it end in a tie

    5 minutes of 5v5 ot, then five minutes of 4v4 ot, then stupid skills competition but you get 2 pts for reg win, 1 pt for ot or ssc win, and ZERO pts for any loss!!!

  123. He’s cagy to be mum. Eliminates a lot of controversy and leaves him able to change his mind without explaining.

  124. Haven’t been past the Habs all year and won’t finish with more points, but if The Carp master keeps saying it …it must be true. Top 3 in the Conference, never mind the same is true about TB n the flyers have 2 games in there pocket. Won’t argue about TB or Flyers but the Habs are better….book it. :)

  125. Latona

    Then Carp (and Carp knows I love him) and Lev should hate on the USA team for forcing the fraudulent part of the game by robbing Russians of the goal by knocking the net off, which, in my book, was pretty fraudulent thing to do.

    not sure if that makes sense but i don’t care…i worked for 18 hours straight.

  126. iWicky "Frag Out!!!" on

    Wait wait wait, did I hear correctly…SATW set his career point high tonight with 53…*53*??


    Is this is the same SATW most clamour about being our 1c. The way most of you talk I thought he had scored like 80 or 90 pts in a season before!?

    Aha hahahaha ha

  127. ThisYearsModel on

    IMO, the bonus point would be fine if the NHL used the 3 point system like the Olympics, USA Hockey and most of the world uses. Winner in OT or SO get 2, loser gets 1. Why doesn’t the Bettman Board of Directors use this? Because the current system with the bonus point keeps teams in the playoff race longer, or at least keeps the illusion of teams being in the playoff race longer. A team like the Caps would have been out of it 2 months ago. There would be a boatload of attendees dressed as empty seats in places like DC, Tire Fireland, NJ, and so on.

  128. ThisYearsModel on

    Just saw Teddy Roosevelt on NHL Tonight. He was happy tonight and appeared to have finally trimmed that broom underneath his nose.

  129. saw orp(r)ick hit
    and he did leave his feet after the hit
    but his main point of contact
    was Toews head
    he deserves a call from Shanny
    but he plays for the pens
    so gary will tell hiim to look the other way (again)

  130. coos :)

    ThisYears, the elevator is the only way to the pressbox up near the roof. And you can never count on it after the game, so you have to leave the pressbox in the third period and watch the rest on TV. I saw three and a half periods of that triple-OT game on TV, along with all the rest of the writers at that series. Worse, it was Beninati and Laughlin.

    and what is STH?

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