Browsing: Martin Biron

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143 Rangers-Islanders in review

I’m not going to attempt to talk some of you off the ledge. You’re nuts if you are in a panic over this little slide here. And if I knew a bookie, I’d put down a bet that the Rangers, because of who they are this year, will respond in…

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592 Rangers-Blackhawks in review

 Thoughts: 1) How the byfuglien are the Byfuglien-less Blackhawks where they are? … and how did they lose nine in a row? … Not that they were great in this game. They sure weren’t. They got a bunch of gifts in the first period, the benefit of some calls, a…

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77 Tortorella pre-game

Same lineup tonight vs. Chicago. Martin Biron in goal. Here’s the pre-game press conference, in which the coach even talked about Linsanity. John Tortorella:

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28 Tortorella pre-game

The contest is still open until “It’s Go Time!” is posted around 6:30. But all contest entries must be posted in the previous thread. DO NOT POST PREDICTIONS IN THIS THREAD. Steve Eminger returns tonight. Stu Bickel is scratched. Martin Biron in goal. Artem Anisimov is not bringing his gun.…

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213 Rangers-Devils in review

What can you do? The Rangers sure have gotten their share of last-minute wins this year, and a few bounces along the way. This one was one horrible bounce, then a puck sliding across the goal line, then one of those unfortunate breakaway contests they sometimes hold after the hockey…

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790 It’s Go Time!

Game 48. The ticket contest is now closed. Thank you for playing. And a special thank you to the guys who did it wrong (deep exhale of exasperation).  And may I just say that it’s going to be really easy to judge the contest if the Devils win the game,…

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169 Rangers-Leaves in review

Shut the front door. That’s how you smother a good team, how you make their night miserable, how you bounce back from a loss. Fact: The Rangers are quickly becoming the team you don’t want to play, because they will make you absorb a beating, fight for every inch and…

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468 It’s Go Time!

Game 42. Start of the second half of the season … like the first half, it starts outside of the U.S.A. The Rangers have suffered half of their regulation losses to Canadian clubs (6-5-1) including a pair of home losses to the Maple Leaves. They Rangers have lost one in…

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195 Rangers-Panthers in review

For all the complaining we (I) did about the outdoor game, it was a downer going back indoors, especially at the World’s Quietest Arena. What a shame. Could you imagine a first-place team in the middle of a season in the 1970s or ’80s and the kind of intimidation MSG…

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35 Post-game interviews

John Tortorella (I believe the first question is about Gaborik’s line; he had some interesting things to say about the rest of this season; and also late in the interview, about Ruslan Fedotenko having Wojtek Wolski looking over his shoulder): Brad Richards: Marian Gaborik: Martin Biron: Marc Staal:

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402 It’s Go Time!

Game 38. HBO’s finale of “24/7″ debuts tonight at 10, replayed again at 11. The Winter Classic and all the other distractions are now in the rear-view mirror as ya boys approach the mid-way point of the season and the all-star break having won two in a row and seven…

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300 Rangers-Capitals in review

This is what happens when you play well for an extended period of a season and people take notice … teams that might not be so good, or not playing so great, find another gear when they play you. It becomes a big game for them. And that really hasn’t…

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419 It’s Go Time!

Game 35. First of three in a row on the road for your first-place boys, on a five-game winning streak. A 7:30 start for Versus (exclusive telecast). Followed by episode 3 of “24/7″ at 10, and replayed at 11, on HBO. (Nine more days before I can cancel my HBO!).…

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367 It’s Go Time!

Game 34. Rematch of Thursday’s 4-2 Rangers win. Ya boys on a four-game winning streak. With Boston idle tonight, the Rangers could move into first place in the East with a victory. Same lineup, other than Henrik Lundqvist in goal (Martin Biron beat the Islanders Thursday) and probably Jeff Woywitka…

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220 Rangers-Islanders in review

Happy Festivus, everyone! Tonight, with the Flyers in town, we will air grievances and have feats of strength. Get the pole. Kruger, you couldn’t smooth a silk sheet if you had a date with a hot babe … “I lost my train of thought.” –Frank Costanza ——————– Thoughts: 1) I…

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37 Post-game interviews

Here’s the post-game audio. The Dubinsky file begins with a question you won’t hear, about tomorrow’s Winter Classic preview. John Tortorella: Brandon Dubinsky: Michael Del Zotto: Martin Biron: Marian Gaborik: (this one might be a little quiet; he speaks softly and I couldn’t get close)

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58 Tortorella pre-game

Short and sweet. Same lineup tonight. Jeff Woywitka re-injured his foot this morning and won’t play. Not sure if it’s now worse or if he’ll be out longer. He talked about Martin Biron very briefly, and about  Mike Rupp. Wouldn’t answer questions on “24/7″  John Tortorella:

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187 Rangers-Coyotes in review

Well, that was about as wild as it gets. Not one for the archives in terms of how to play, or how to win. But, wow, was that a finish. I am racking the rusty rolodex between my ears trying to remember a similar game, and I’m sure there was…