Some quotes before I get into the official Rangers post-game notes: (apologies for the spacing on this idiot Mac laptop). Ryan Callahan: “One of the more fun games I’ve played in in a long time. It had a playoff type atmosphere out there. I felt right from the get-go both teams... Read More →
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… even though I’m not much of a Simpsons fan. Not much new to report from here. As we said earlier, Voros and Lisin are prucha’d. Prospal is back. The lines, to start: Prospal-Christensen-Gaborik Dubinsky-Drury-Callahan Higgins-Anisimov-Avery (avery on the right during warmups). Kotalik-Boyle-Brashear See youse during the game.
Good evening from MSG. With Prospal returning to the lineup, both Lisin and Voros get prucha’d. I asked Tortorella about the forecheck, which was really good against Boston the other day, in part as a product of necessity because the Bruins play so well in the neutral zone. The Rangers... Read More →
… So, Jim Dolan, get somebody to check and be sure that the electric bill has been paid. We don’t want the lights going out. Although, if all the electricity goes out, we are spared from the Versus broadcast. Versus, where you have a better chance of seeing a good... Read More →
I’m not going to keep posting the whole press release every time they do this … you know, Johnson had an assist in his first NHL start … Zaba’s record with the Wolf Pack, etc., etc., etc. Because it looks as if this will go on for a while. Ocho... Read More →
Here’s the official announcement from USA Hockey on the Olympic team captains. Jamie Langenbrunner gets the “C” while Dustin Brown, Zach Parise, Brian Rafalski and Ryan Suter are named alternates. (new poll down the right side of the page)
Not much happening with the Rangers today … or at least we don’t think so. So we wait for tomorrow’s game against the Devils. From now (actually starting Jan 2.) this is the only two-day break the Rangers get until Jan. 28-29, when they go west for three in four... Read More →
Don’t know if you saw this, but the only GM to win a Stanley Cup for the Rangers in the last, oh, 70 years, is now a coach. Neil Smith, who owns the Johnstown Chiefs, went behind the bench after firing the coach. You can read that story here.
This is just a wordy way of saying that Chad Johnson is not going to get any starts for the next few days, so he’s going to Hartford to play some games while Matt Zaba (zaba-doo) backs up Henrik Lundqvist here. Ocho will be back, I’d think, before the back-to-backs... Read More →
At this point, maybe we can throw out that 6-0 game against the Flyers as the aberration. Because it’s 12 games now, with that being the only regulation loss. And why? Because John Tortorella scratched Wade Redden and Ales Kotalik, demoted Chris Drury to the fourth line and later even... Read More →
Wild one in the KHL today, a game involving Jaromir Jagr’s team was called after four minutes, and 637 penalty minutes, featuring a few line brawls and then an all-out bench-clearing, penalty-box-clearing riot. Check out the two videos here.
From the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES January 9, 2010 – New York Rangers 3, Boston Bruins 1 (Game #45, Road #22) • The Blueshirts defeated the Boston Bruins, 3-1, today at TD Garden, and have now recorded a point in 11 of their last 12 games (8-1-3). •... Read More →
In the old days, this would have been a classic matchup. It always was when the Rangers went to Boston, usually for a Saturday matinee, back when they played at the old, rat-and-roach infested Boston Garden. The Garden rink was smaller than regulation, and while plenty of people complained about... Read More →
Is there ever a differentiation? Is every loss the end of the world: trade everybody, fire everybody, shoot/stab/tattoo/scalp everybody? I appreciate the emotional attachment you guys have, and the investment you make in these games, but seriously, that last night was not a loss. It was a tie. And not... Read More →
From the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES January 7, 2010 – New York Rangers 1, Atlanta Thrashers 2 SO (Game #44, Road #21) • The Blueshirts were defeated by the Atlanta Thrashers, 2-1, in the shootout tonight at Philips Arena. • The Rangers are now 21-17-6 (48 pts.) overall,... Read More →