Browsing: Brandon Prust

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413 Rangers-Devils Game 5 in review

Thoughts: 1) I am not completely sure what to make of this Game 5, and from the array of comments last night (with more to come today, no doubt) not sure what you guys make of it either. Do you look at the start, which wasn’t as bad, probably, as…

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985 It’s Go Time!

Rangers-Devils Game 5. Ya boys are 1-1 in Game 5s, and have won both series anyway. Expecting some changes for the Rangers tonight. Brandon Prust returns from his suspension, and it looks as if Stu Bickel goes back on defense for Steve Eminger. Whether Brandon Dubinsky (or Mats Zuccarello, or…

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297 Prust goes back in; Dubinsky, Zuccarello or Newbury too?

Brandon Dubinsky, Mats Zuccarello and Kris Newbury all skated with the big team at the morning skate, and John Tortorella said that Brandon Prust will return from his suspension and that there could be additional changes to the lineup tonight. But anybody who’s guessing what those changes might (or might…

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233 Rangers-Devils Game 4 in review

Thoughts: 1) If John Tortorella and Ryan Callahan and company can’t figure out the slow starts and what the coach called “the yips” with the puck, I sure as hell can’t. 2) Too bad for Callahan to have a loss like that on a day when he became a dad.…

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812 It’s Go Time!

Rangers-Devils Game 4. The Rangers enter the seventh game in these playoffs in which they’ve had a chance to go up by two games in a series … and they have yet to accomplish that. Brandon Prust will serve his one-game suspension for elbowing Anton Volchenkov to death (he didn’t…

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45 As we get set for Game 4 …

… on a rainy Newark afternoon … I figured you needed a new thread by now, after the chat … and realized I hadn’t posted my story from The Journal News and LoHud.com today. So here’s the story: By Rick Carpiniello NEW YORK — Let the gamesmanship begin. The coaches…

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119 Brandon Prust will miss Game 4 with a one-game suspension

Brendan Shanahan’s dart hit “1” on the dartboard. I’m not saying Brandon Prust shouldn’t have been suspended, because he did after all elbow Anton Volchenkov in the head (and I wonder if they’ve managed to scrape Volchenkov off the ice yet). I am saying that what Prust did was not…

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219 Post-practice interviews

First, Brandon Prust had his hearing with Brendan Shanahan via phone today, said he was able to argue his case for his elbow to the head of Anton Volchenkov, and then went out to join an optional skate, not knowing if he would be suspended. Some gamesmanship going on, too,…

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86 Rangers-Devils Game 3 in review

Thoughts: 1) I am going to start off with the Brandon Prust elbow to the head of Anton Volchenkov, only because there’ve been so many such incidents in these playoffs and I want to be consistent, since I’ve pretty much led with all of them throughout. I thought Prust reached…

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322 Rangers-Devils Game 1 in review

Thoughts: 1) Ya boys sure do stick with it, don’t they? And at 0-0 in the lockerroom after being pretty much pinned in the second, they sure must have felt that they would win this game. And then they did. Not surprised. 2) Dan (Block Ness Monster) Girardi had a…

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62 Post-practice interviews (updated)

FYI, before I turned on the recorder, Brandon Prust was saying that the teams don’t like each other. And he said it twice. I’ll have a link to transcripts, I think, from the Devils later on. John Tortorella: Henrik Lundqvist: Mike Rupp (former Devil): Brad Richards: Ryan Callahan: Brandon Prust:…

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190 Post-practice interviews

I’m sure you saw that Chris Kreider and Derek Stepan were elevated to a line with Ryan Callahan in practice today, with Brian Boyle being reunited with Brandon Prust (Artem Anisimov on the left) and Ruslan Fedotenko dropped to the John Mitchell-Mike Rupp line. FWIW. John Tortorella: Henrik Lundqvist: Ryan…

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213 Rangers-Capitals Game 6 in review

Thoughts: 1) During and after this game, I thought about a lot of stuff that didn’t completely have to do with the game. For instance, no matter how much we think we know, we don’t know. Example: Many of us thought Washington would be a much easier matchup that Ottawa.…

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272 Rangers-Capitals Game 3 in review

Thoughts: 1) Holy shishkebob. I’d been covering this team since 1978, and had never seen one of these triple-overtimes. Saw them with the Islanders, saw them with the Devils. Never with the Rangers. And in my lifetime, there had only been one — the Pete Stemkowski game in 1971 –…

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285 Post-practice interviews

The news: Brian Boyle skated during an optional practice, and said he felt better. Brandon Dubinsky did not skate and is on crutches, which doesn’t necessarily mean anything in terms of the severity of his injury. Remember that Ryan Callahan was on crutches between games when he was playing with…

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88 Rangers-Capitals matchups

FORWARDS: This is obviously where the Capitals are most dangerous, and most confusing. Alex Ovechkin is coming off what is seen as a bad year (yet he scored 38 goals). He was benched at times in the Boston series. But he loves playing against the Rangers, especially at MSG, and…

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82 Post-practice interviews

The news: Brian Boyle practiced, but there’s no way of knowing if he will return for Game 1 or Game 2 or at all in this series. Depends on how he feels after his first post-concussion skate, and tomorrow, and as we’ve seen, going forward. Brandon Dubinsky, who injured an…

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179 Post-practice interviews on the eve of Game 7

So we’re getting closer and closer to dropping the puck on the Garden’s first Game 7 in 18 years. The Rangers held a full practice today in Greenburgh, but skated without both Ryan Callahan (finger) and Brian Boyle (concussion). Boyle was to be expected. There’s been no further update on…

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301 Rangers-Senators Game 6 in review

Thoughts: 1) Yeah, it’s great to be at the game. But sometimes when you’re at the game, you’re writing on deadline and blogging and tweeting and getting e-mails and text messages from the office, and looking up teams’ all-time Game 7 records (Rangers 3-5, but 3-0 at home and 3-1…

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