Browsing: Michael Del Zotto

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416 It’s Go Time!

It goes without saying, but I’ll say it anyway: This game is pretty Byfuglien pivotal. Home ice. No Crosby or Malkin. It’s time to make hay. Eminger back in the lineup. Del Zotto prucha’d. Godard to begin serving his automatic 10-game suspension for coming off the bench during the Pens’…

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246 Red Wings-Rangers in review … by cwgatti

Same old story for the NY Rangers. Keep it close for 55 minutes, and then turn it on. That scenario didn’t bode well for our boys: On the road against a superior team that has been shut out two games in a row. I wasn’t betting on tonight being the end…

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618 It’s Go Time!

The contest is now closed. No more entries. Erik Christensen is back in the lineup, replacing Chris Drury (knee). Martin Biron starts in goal. Michael Del Zotto remains on defense. Steve Eminger  is prucha’d.

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239 Devils-Rangers in review

As I’ve told youse guys, I’m going away from here for a week. Not my choice. I’ll schedule some blank canvas posts, and my sports editor, Sean Mayer (Rangers fan), will put up some of the pre-game and post-game notes the Rangers send along and any news that breaks, and…

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35 Tortorella pre-game

The news first: Lundqvist in goal. Prospal to play LW with Gaborik and Stepan, Del Zotto on defense, Eminger prucha’d. Other lines: Wolski-Drury-Avery Dubinsky-Anisimov-Callahan Zuccarello-Boyle-Prust.  Will have quotes shortly. ——– John Tortorella: “Same pairs on defense. I thought (Sauer and McDonagh) were our best pair the other night. I thought…

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820 It’s Go Time!

As we hit the final 30 … Brandon Dubinsky, Ryan Callahan and Dan Girardi are all in. Michael Del Zotto, too. Lundqvist starts in goal. Steve Eminger is prucha’d. Again, no Sid the Skid, no Evgeni Malkin for the Penguins. Here are the probable lines and combos, according to Andrew…

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98 Pre-game stuff

Hi kids. I didn’t make it down to MSG tonight for a variety of reasons, so I’ll be in the chair watching our good friends at Versus and, despite that, trying to watch the game with youse tonight. Maybe listening to the great Kenny Albert and Dave Maloney. Anyway, I…

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29 Del Zotto, Grachev, Newbury recalled

No real surprises there. Still awaiting the official announcement from the Rangers. But they will need bodies from among the five they sent to Connecticut before the break, so it’s not shocking that it’s these three. Don’t know yet if Del Zotto is in the lineup Tuesday if Dan Girardi…

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168 Panthers-Rangers in review

Ah, what a nice way to start the all-star break. A fluky loss by your boys, and then another snow storm. I remember being on a road trip in Houston with the Mets in 1986, and they were on a roll when the all-star break hit, and they didn’t want…

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25 Tortorella post-game

John Tortorella: “We did a lot of good things. Fluky goals and we weren’t able to overcome it. I thought we were, even when we were down 4-3. I still thought we were going to come back, but we weren’t able to get it done tonight. As I said, I…

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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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27 Tortorella pre-game

First the news. Girardi still out. Same lineup as last night, only with Lundqvist in goal. Just saw one of the good guys in the game, Radek Dvorak.  Back with Tortorella quotes soon. —————- John Tortorella: On Girardi (who showed no improvement and is out tonight). “He’ll be ready to…

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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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10 Del Zotto and Grachev are up, Weise is down

Here’s the official announcement from the Rangers: NEW YORK RANGERS TRANSACTION UPDATE New York, January 22, 2011 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that defenseman Michael Del Zotto and forward Evgeny Grachev have been recalled from the Connecticut Whale of the American Hockey League…

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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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384 It’s Go Time!

Same lineup, except for Lundqvist back in goal and Gilroy goes back in for Del Zotto. McDonagh is the only prucha. Same lines to start. The last game of the first half of the season, and the only home game in a stretch of six. So, it’s somewhat important. Also…

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46 Interview with Del Zotto

My friend Bruce Berlet interviewed Michael Del Zotto today after practice in Hartford, on Mitch Beck’s Howlings blog. You can read it here. I’ll have to ask Mitch one of these days if he’s going to have to change the blog’s name, you know, since Whales don’t howl.

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121 Fedotenko ready to go

That’s the main news out of practice today, that Ruslan Fedotenko made it through a full practice with his bruised hand, and will play tomorrow. Will have more info and some quotes in a bit. John Tortorella: On Fedotenko. “He’s a big part of our team. He’s much better today…

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180 Del Zotto is Whaled (updated)

Still awaiting the official announcement, but Michael Del Zotto had been sent down to Connecticut of the AHL after being scratched for four straight games, and then sliding out of the play on Christopher Higgins’ goal Sunday in Sunrise, Fla. Del Zotto had been scratched once earlier this season, and…

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