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11 Post-game quotes

First the news: Del Zotto, Grachev, Newbury, Dupont and Kolarik are all going to Connecticut to play two AHL games this weekend. Most of them will be back for the first game after the break, as only Ryan Callahan and Dan Girardi are expected to return from injuries. Back with…

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140 Rangers-Caps in review

Six days ago, we were sitting in the press conference room and John Tortorella was talking about losing Brandon Dubinsky, on top of losing all these other players including Ryan Callahan, and during the game that night the Rangers would also lose Ruslan Fedotenko. And that was the first game…

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207 Rangers-Thrashers in review

That’s a win that feels like two. Or three. Given what they had going into the game, and what they lost (Girardi and Prust) during the game, and again being behind after two periods, and tying it up in the third, and playing a wild overtime and then having the…

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354 Canes-Rangers in review

You can blame this one on the injuries and the minor-league roster, but that wouldn’t be accurate, because the way the Rangers played, they would have lost even if they’d had most of their injured players. They didn’t play the way they have played most of the season, and the…

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74 Rangers-Leaves in review

Don’t put too much stock in the score, OK? There was some lousy goaltending and lousy play by the lousy visiting team and it got out of hand in a hurry. That said, there were a lot of positives, including the PK early, then the PP, mostly Gaborik getting going…

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11 Tortorella post-game

John Tortorella: “I don’t think there’s any one best thing. Obviously, Gabby getting untracked in a game here hopefully will help his confidence. Our penalty killing I thought was the biggest point early in the game. It’s something we didn’t want to do — we talked about that before the…

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137 Maple Leaves at Rangers tonight

Don’t forget, if you haven’t entered, you have until 6:30 p.m. to get into the contest for a pair of tickets. See yesterday’s thread for details. Meant to mention this in the main post yesterday, because we’d discussed it in the comments the day before and some people — not…

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201 Flys-Rangers in review

Where to start? OK, let’s start with theĀ  line brawl. Why? Because the game was pretty bad, because the Flyers were all yapping about wanting to get back at Sean Avery, etc., and how they had to show restraint because they didn’t want to take a penalty. 1) Normally, I’d…

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26 Tortorella pre-game

First, let me say that the renovation of MSG has really begun now. You’ll see it when you walk in. The foodcourt on the sixth floor directly behind the visitors bench is completely walled off. There’s stuff happening everywhere. Going to be very interesting to watch how they do this…

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235 Rangers-Canucks in review

This is some nice little run here by your New York Rangers. OK, they lost to Montreal, and didn’t play their usual grind-it-out game that night. Imagine if they had. Imagine what this would-be five-game winning streak might look like? So now the Rangers have Western pelts of Vancouver, Dallas,…

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31 Blues-Blueshirts in review

Hi kids. My story on John Tortorella ran in The Journal News and on LoHud.com today. But as I typed this, the link had not yet been posted. So if any of youse want to go to LoHud.com and find it and put it up before I awaken, please do…

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132 Stars-Rangers in review

How many times, in how many ways, can we keep saying the same things about this Rangers team and the way it gets points, especially tough points, especially on the road? That’s some kind of win, and in the old days that would have been some kind of tie. Thoughts:…

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113 Rangers-Canes in review

It says a lot about a team when it has lost its way a little bit and vows to fix that, against a good team on a roll, and actually pulls it off. Now, our view today might be a bit fuzzier if the Hurricanes and not the Hobbit had…

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52 Lightnings-Rangers in review

Don’t want to be a broken record, and I really don’t believe in moral victories, but I thought the Rangers played pretty darn well in this loss, better than they’d played in their previous two games (which were wins). And that’s a darn good point, despite the one that got…

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124 Lightnings-Rangers in review

As we go into the Christmas break, some thoughts: 1) The NHL gets it right by shutting down for two days. What a disgrace it is that the NBA makes all those people go to work on Christmas Day. 2) I know I’ve said it before in games they failed…

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51 Rangers-Yotes in review

Another one of those see-what-you’re-made-of wins last night. I won’t repeat all the stuff about resilience, and about playing to the end, and sticking to the system, and all that. Even though, it seems, every time they win and even most of the time when they lose, they are all…

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49 More post-game quotes

John Tortorella: On these games being as important as wins over Washington and Pittsburgh: “Absolutely. You’re not going to play error-free or disciplined or just dead-on games. The amount of games you play in this league, it just doesn’t happen. So you’ve got to find a way to win these…

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7 Post-game quotes

Martin Biron: On waiting out Belanger on the deciding shot in the shootout. “I wasn’t happy because I played two and a half years of juniors with him and I knew him really well. We had the same agent, we skated together in the summer. I know he’s confident enough…

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123 Rangers-Pens in review

Take the win, run to the airport. Because for two periods, it was men vs. boys. Not domination, but did the Pittsburgh goalie make a single important save until several minutes into the third? But these boys don’t care if they’re playing men. They don’t care if they’re down. They…

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185 Rangers at Penguins tonight

Now that the Penguins’ 12-game winning streak is over (they hadn’t lost since the Rangers beat them a month ago, until last night’s game in Philly) I wonder if the mustachioed noted slew-footer, Sid “The Skid” Crosby, on a 19-game point streak, goes to the razor. There’s a fair amount…

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