Friday, January 30, 2009

Just what we DON'T need.

Bad 3rd Period in Pitt..jpg
Penguins 6 Rangers 2
Pittsburgh obliterated the Blueshirts with 5 goals in the 3rd. The Pens have started to play like the team that made the finals last season; in other words, I hope the boys don't face them in the playoffs!
Afternoon game in the Hub of the Universe tomorrow...
Let's Go Ranguhs!!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Back to work in style!

Back to work with a WIN!.jpg
Rangers 3 Hurricanes 2
Nice to see the boys come out of the long All-Star break ready to play!
Brandon Dubinsky broke a 2-2 tie in the 3rd period for the winning goal, and Steve Valiquette held off the 'Canes to get the win. Scott Gomez and Lauri Korpikoski scored the other Ranger goals, triggering mass hysteria, dogs & cats living together, and the playing of this epic tune: NY Rangers Goal Celebration Song
Tough assignment in Pittsburgh tonight...
LET'S My Family Crest GO My Family Crest RANGERS!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Blueshirts are going on break...

Take a break, boys!.jpg
Rangers 4 Ducks 2
Great penalty killing and a few timely goals are the story of this game and the reason why the Boys go into the All-Star break in 1st place in the Atlantic Division. =)
Blair Betts scored an empty net goal, but the reason we dedicate this song to him is for the multiple blocked shots during man-down situations: NY Rangers Goal Celebration Song
The Rangers' next game is not until Tuesday versus the Hurricane..
LET'S My Family Crest GO My Family Crest RANGERS!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

inconsequential in the scheme of things

Penguins 3 Rangers 0
Pittsburgh got a bit of revenge for last week's loss to the Blueshirts at MSG. To make matters worse, the Pens were wearing their hideous 'baby blue' colored jerseys, worn for masculine effect. (NOT)
Look for the Rangers to bounce back with a big victory on (Thank God it's) Regime Change Day (woohoo!!) against the Mighty Ducks...
Let's Go Ranguhs!!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Power Plays & Penalty Kills

Overtime WIN in the Windy City!.jpg
Rangers 3 Black Hawks 2 OT
Chris Drury (see ecstatic photo above) scored 2 power play goals, including the overtime winner, as the Rangers overcame their own penalties (11 man down situations, 5 of which were 5-on-3s, wtf!) to win the matchup of Original Six teams. Let there be Music: NY Rangers Goal Celebration Song
Imagine poor King Henrik, having to deal with all of those opposition power plays...
On to Pittsburgh, where they'll face the only Pennsylvania team I want to lose tomorrow...
LET'S My Family Crest GO My Family Crest RANGERS!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Don't stop now, Boys!

Blueshirts Are Back in First Place!!.jpg
Rangers 2 Islanders 1
Back in first place in the division! woohoo!
A couple of hockey writers mentioned this being a sort of lackluster effort for the Rangers. Well, as my dad used to say about golf, 'They don't ask how, they ask how many?'.
How about Henrik Lundqvist, another big game:
King of the Coliseum!.jpg
Ranger goals were scored by Chris Drury and Nigel Dawes. With all of the Ranger fans in attendance at the Nassau Mausoleum, I'm willing to bet that a spontaneous singing of this song occured: NY Rangers Goal Celebration Song
The boys continue on to the windy city for a game tomorrow night against the surprisingly good Black Hawks...
LET'S My Family Crest GO My Family Crest RANGERS!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

One for the Highlight Reel!

Full Team Effort!!.jpg
Rangers 2 Senators 0
Big win for the boys last night in Ottawa, and another shutout for Henrik Lundqvist, his 2nd in 3 games. Way to go, King Henrik!
Fort Henrik!.jpg
Brandon Dubinsky has been finding the points hard to come by through much of this season, but he scored the only goal (just his 1st tally in 20 games, yikes!) of the first 2 periods.
The highlight reel play (it was #6 in ESPN's top plays, woohoo!) of the evening belonged to Nikolai Zherdev. He faked out a Senator defender deep in the offensive zone and then threw a very tricky pass back to Lauri Korpikoski, who fired it into the net before the goalie could react. A play like that calls for a song like this: NY Rangers Goal Celebration Song
The boys continue on the road to face the Fishsticks Islanders on Tuesday at The Nassau Mausoleum...
LET'S My Family Crest GO My Family Crest RANGERS!

Friday, January 09, 2009

What happened, boys?

Following up a great win with an ugly loss.jpg
Canadians 6 Rangers 3
guh. After that impressive win over the pens, one might have thought the Rangers were poised for a run of success.
One would have thought wrong. =(
I'm too lazy and disgusted to write anything more about this debacle, except to say I hope my Canadian friend John forgets to give me a hard time about his Habs beating my Rangers next time I see him.(Which will probably be next Friday at Molly's Pub)
Will the Blueshirts bounce back from this tonight in Buffalo? Stay tuned...
Let's Go Ranguhs!!

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

The Blueshirts at Their Best!

King Henrik's First Shutout!.jpg
Rangers 4 Penguins 0
This might be the most impressive win of the season! King Henrik got his first shutout, holding Crosby, Malkin, et al off the score sheet. The boys killed off 8 Pittsburgh power plays, and revived their dormant power play, scoring 2 goals, including this one b Paul Mara:
Yo, Paul-- You Just Scored A GOAL!.jpg
I like this song: NY Rangers Goal Celebration Song woohoo!
Back in 1st place for the time being; gotta have another strong effort against Montréal on Wednesday at The World's Most Famous Arena...
LET'S My Family Crest GO My Family Crest RANGERS!

Sunday, January 04, 2009

Ovechkin? Oh NOOO! =(

This is not the way to begin a new year..jpg
Capitals 2 Rangers 1
The Blueshirts were not exactly awesome during my Christmas vacation, (2 win, 3 losses) and now unsuccessful in their 1st game of 2009. Alex Ovechkin and the rest of the Capitals have been tearing up the Eastern Conference, trailing only the Boston Bruins. The Rangers are in 4th place, 1 point behind Philadelphia. The boys need to string together a few wins, or they will soon be overtaken by Montreal, New Jersey and Carolina. o_0;
The aforementioned Ovechkin broke a 1-1 tie with a shorthanded goal for the game-winner. The good news for New York was another goal by Petr Prucha, who is finally getting some playing time after missing 8 in a row as a 'healthy scratch'.
Ok. Gotta find a way to stop Pittsburgh tomorrow night at the garden...
Let's Go Ranguhs!!

Thursday, January 01, 2009

December & January UPDATED! (x5)

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This is the first time I ever posted 2 gig-months at once. You can go ahead and assume that means double the usual amount of mistakes. XD!
1 Mon. nibble, no bite.
2 Tue. Vine Wine Room 6-8:45 (12420 Memorial Dr., just west of Gessner) Vine-map
3 Wed. Grappino 6-9:45 Grappino map
4 Thurs. Red Balloon Cafe 6-9 (weather permitting) Red Balloon map
Happy Birthday, Ben!
5 Fri. Special Assignment
6 Sat. Robustos Cigar Lounge 9:00-1 Robustos map
9 Tues. Vine Wine Room 6-8:45
10 Wed. Grappino 6-9:45
11 Thurs. Red Balloon Cafe 6-9 (weather permitting)
12 Fri. Special Assignment (Sweetwater Country Club 6-9)
13 Sat. Special Assignment
14 Sun. Special Assignment
16 Tues. Vine Wine Room 6-8:45
17 Wed. Grappino 6-9:45
18 Thurs. Snow!
22 Tues. Happy Hanukkah!
25 Thurs. Merry Christmas!
26 Fri. Happy Kwanza!
27 Zig Zags Three Wise Men annual gig in Lake Placid, NY yay!
31 Wed. Happy New Year! Happy Birthday, Tracy!
January, 2009
1 Thurs. Make New Year’s Resolution =)
2 Fri. Break Resolution =(
3 Sat. Special Assignment Cat rescue!
5 Mon. Tasting Room Uptown 7-10
6 Tues. Vine Wine Room 6-8:45
7 Wed. Grappino 6-9:45
8 Thurs.
9 Fri. Special Assignment (Sweetwater Country Club 6-9)
10 Sat. Kroger Buffalo Speedway 3-5
10 Sat. Robustos Cigar Lounge 9:00-1 Robustos map
13 Tues. Vine Wine Room 6-8:45
14 Wed. Grappino 6-9:45
15 Thurs.
16 Fri. Molly’s 9-1:30 (Corner of Wilcrest & Westheimer)
17 Sat. Backyard Tavern and Chophouse (formerly known as Grisby Grill) 6-10 (14555 Grisby Rd.) Backyard-map
19 Mon. Tasting Room Uptown 7-10
20 Tues. Vine Wine Room 6-8:45
21 Wed. Grappino 6-9:45
22 Thurs. Hungry's Cafe & Bistro NEXTDOOR Bar and Lounge (14714 Memorial Dr.) 5-10 Hungry’s map
23 Fri. Special Assignment
24 Sat. Kroger Sugar Land Sweetwater 3-5
24 Sat. Special Assignment
25 Sun. Kroger West Gray 3-5
27 Tues. Vine Wine Room 6-8:45
28 Wed. Grappino 6-9:45
29 Thurs. Hungry's Cafe & Bistro NEXTDOOR Bar and Lounge (14714 Memorial Dr.) 5-10
30 Fri. Robustos Cigar Lounge 9:00-1
31 Fri. Molly's Pub 9-1:30