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18 Tortorella pre-game

Hi kids. Will have Torts quotes in a few … First: Boogaard’s shoulder injury is worse than day-to-day. Not sure how bad, but not day-to-day, the coach said. Eminger was feeling much better this morning, and he’ll be a game-time decision. If he plays, Gilroy comes out. Drury will have…

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21 Jackets-Rangers in review

Thoughts: 1) That was one of the rare ones this season where the Rangers did almost everything they planned to do, and still lost. 2) I am not one to normally give the other goalie credit. I think too often that’s an excuse. Too often a goalie looks good because…

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188 Rangers-Senators in review

In the previous thread, we discussed the Matt Carkner blood-flicking allegation. As for last night’s game, the guys on TV were right. This is a game the Rangers probably lose last year. And the Rangers don’t stop playing. They might stink it up once in a while. But they play…

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509 It’s Go Time!

Don’t forget, 7:30 p.m. start. Michael Del Zotto is prucha’d for the first time in his career, along with Todd White, we expect. “He needed to watch,” John Tortorella said, according to our friend Andrew Gross. Matt Gilroy goes back in to play the left side with Michael Sauer, while…

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39 Rangers in the Christmas spirit

This is one area where you can never say a bad word about the New York Rangers: They do good deeds and they have produced some of the great deed-doers. So today is the mother of all their good-will events, Adam Graves and his annual Toys for Tots drive. If…

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480 It’s Go Time!

You might want to watch the pre-game show in case there are any warmup shenanigans like last time the Rangers visited. Otherwise, you probably saw the Rick DiPietro quote in Jesse Spector’s blog today: “I truly don’t like the Rangers,” DiPietro said. “There’s nothing better in the world than beating…

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134 Rangers-Islanders, home and home

Here it is. Another test. This one of a completely different variety than Monday’s. That was a barometer game, against a very good team on an absolute roll. The Rangers failed that one, because they lost. This is a new sort of test. Two games against a rival (you can’t…

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67 Bruins-Rangers in review

Thoughts as we approach the crack of noon: 1) I know this is the repetitive theme of the season, but this is how it’s going to be. This Rangers team will play hard, will compete physically and with passion all night, not give up, rarely be out of a game.…

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40 Post-game notes

Courtesy of the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS POST-GAME NOTES November 15, 2010 – New York Rangers 3, Pittsburgh Penguins 2 OT (Game No. 18, Away No. 8) *       The Rangers defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins, 3-2, in overtime tonight at the CONSOL Energy Center to improve to 10-7-1 overall, including a…

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30 Tortorella’s pre-gamer

John Tortorella: On getting Gaborik back: “I think he can make a big offensive play. Like I said the other night, we’re a play, maybe a defensive play, an offensive play, a big play from winning a game for us. We didn’t get it done. I think Gabby’s going to…

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747 It’s Go Time!

Half an hour late. I see Versus is actually paying a little attention to the Rangers, actually acknowledging that there is another team playing against Ovechkin, er, I mean, Washington tonight. Though it did have to show us Ovechkin getting dressed. I trust Eddie O to not make this the…

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43 Tortorella pre-game

First the minor news, quotes to follow: Rangers are down to 12 forwards with Boogaard playing sick, so everybody’s in up front, and Gilroy is prucha’d on defense. Gaborik continues to make progress. He thinks he may play by Sunday. Some speculation about Thursday. Tortorella said he’s not sure about…

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521 It’s Go Time!

To repeat today’s reports from other sites: Mike Sauer goes back into the lineup tonight, as does Todd White. Evgeny Grachev gets another look, too. That means Derek Boogaard and Matt Gilroy are prucha’d. Coach John Tortorella told reporters that the prucha-ing of Gilroy has nothing to do with Gilroy’s…

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24 Some shuffling at MSG:

Will have John Tortorella’s presser shortly. First, he said that Grachev will play, starting on right wing on a fourth line with Christensen on the left and White in the middle. (Markus Naslund, unofficially, is the only Ranger ever to wear No. 91, which Grachev will wear in his NHL…

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27 Tortorella pre-game

John Tortorella: (By the way, tonight is the first time in over a year, Oct. 19, 2009, that Lundqvist did not start a home game. In that game, he relieved Steve Valiquette.) On Biron starting: “He played good (in Toronto). Our plan with him is trying to get him, each…

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95 Reason for optimism

Hey, sorry I’m late again. Had an unexpected situation here at Blog HQ. Nothing major. ——————– As I said yesterday, the three wins in four nights reinforced my belief that this team is better than last year, and should make the playoffs — no guarantee, obviously, with so many teams…

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190 Leaves-Rangers in review

Watched some of Rangers Encore when I got home at 1:30 a.m. I know, get a life. But it confirmed a few things for me. Some thoughts on Leaves-Rangers. 1) Toronto might actually be much improved this year. Is 4-0 a fluke? Maybe. Do I think the Leaves are a…

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30 Tortorella pre-game presser

First the news. Christensen skated today and came off the ice. The groin, or whatever it is, still bothering him. So he won’t play tonight. Drury will play on the first line … more below about that. Gilroy is in for Sauer, playing with Eminger.  The rest of the lineup…

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111 About the defense

What we know: That it wasn’t nearly good enough last year. That, while defense must be played by all six players on the ice in order for it to be successful, each pair of defensemen must be better. That John Tortorella doesn’t seem to like having an extra defenseman around.…

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29 Gilroy serious about camp

Here’s some of a conversation with Matt Gilroy today: On his summer, after sitting out the end of last season: “I just worked on my confidence a little more, and definitely my work down low and closing people out, using my skating in the defensive zone. Offensively I can jump…

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