Sunday, December 20, 2009


Captain Chris scores!.jpg
Rangers 2 Flyers 1

A snowstorm kept most of the Philly fans trapped in their homes, but New York showed up and, largely thanks to Henrik Lundqvist (36 of 37) and defenceman Marc Staal (31 minutes of ice time, holy crap!), came away with their 2nd win in as many games.
Artem Anisimov scored the eventual game-winner with kind of a fluky, throw-it-at-the-net-and-see-what-happens goal. And Captain Chris Drury proved you can show leadership even from the 4th line, scoring the game's opening goal, and earning a playing of our theme song: NY Rangers Goal Celebration Song
King Henrik was his usual tremendous self yesterday, even taking on off of his noggin to keep the puck out of the net:
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Can the boys keep the streak going? Hurricanes in Raleigh, Monday night ...
LET'S My Family Crest GO My Family Crest RANGERS!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Emerging from the Darkness?

Here comes the NHL's leading scorer....jpg
Rangers 5 Islanders2

Marion Gaborik (see above) added to his league leading mark with a power play tally in the 3rd:
Where would we be without these two?.jpg
Ryan Callahan also scored 2 on the power play, so I think a little happy music is in order: NY Rangers Goal Celebration Song
King Henrik keeps pucks out of the net, but can't keep players out of the crease:
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As I'm writing this, the boys have just beaten the Flyers in Philly. This could be the start of something, well, better than losing...
LET'S My Family Crest GO My Family Crest RANGERS!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

[expletives deleted]

Roloson Rules Over Rangers.jpg
Islanders 2 Rangers 1
The Rangers alienated the Garden fans by coming out flat in the 1st, letting the visitors outshoot, outwork and outscore them. The 'blue seaters' started chanting, "Fire Sather!" (team General Manager) and that's probably not going to happen.
The Islanders added another late in the 3rd, and while Enver Lisin's goal with a minute left made things interesting, the final score is all that counts. The Blueshirts are 1-6-2 in the last 9 games. frowny face.jpeg
A rematch with the fishsticks on the Island tonight...
Let's Go Ranguhs!!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

two more losses. *sigh*

Another slip-up.jpg
Sabres 3 Rangers 2
38 shots for the boys, but Ryan Miller made 36 saves. King Henrik made 28 stops, but obviously, it wasn't enough. The Ranger goals were scored by Ryan Callahan and Marian Gaborik.
Oh well, it least my brother Ben will be happy his team won.
Now on to last night's game...
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Thrashers 3 Rangers 2 OT/SO
The good news first: Brandon Dubinsky made his return from missing 13 games with a broken hand, yay! The Blueshirts scored 2 power play goals and registered 48 shots!
The bad news: it wasn't enough.. Ryan Callahan tied the game on a breakaway in the 2nd...
I just scored a goal!.jpg
and Marian Gaborik added to his league-leading goal total of 23 when he tied it in the 3rd. But sadly, Gabs couldn't get one past Atlanta's Johan Hedberg in the shootout.
So, a point in the standings for getting the regulation tie, but that's not enough, is it? The boys need wins if they hope to stay in the playoff hunt.
Islanders tomorrow night...
Let's Go Ranguhs!!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

one lousy goal, one lousy point

Dustin Byfuglien ot winner.jpeg
Black Hawks 2 Rangers 1 OT
At first blush, one might say, yay, the boys snagged a point from a great team in their building. But the offense was entirely one 1st period goal by Chris Higgins:
One goal, One point.jpg
And if it were not for King Henrik (39 saves ) keeping things close, they might have been blown out. As it is, the Hawks tied it in the 3rd, and won it in overtime. (See top photo) Coach Tortorella, noting the lame effort, commented that, other than Lundqvist, his team "stunk". frowny face.jpeg
Saturday it is the Sabres back home at MSG...
Let's Go Ranguhs!!

Sunday, December 06, 2009

Rangers' up and down weekend.

Ryan's goal wins it!.jpg
Rangers 2 Sabres 1

A pair of tough games for the boys this weekend; on Saturday in Buffalo, Chris Higgins' 1st period goal was the only offense through 2 periods:
Chris Higgins Scores to the Short Side!.jpg
Ryan Callahan scored the eventual game-winner in the 3rd, (see top photo) and this seems like a good time for some music: NY Rangers Goal Celebration Song
King Henrik had to be awesome right to the very end, allowing only one goal. Listening to the broadcast, it sounded like he made a bunch of point blank stops in the last stages of the game.
Now on to Sunday's game:
Red Wings 3 Rangers 1
This was so close to being a win-win-weekend for the Blueshirts, but Detroit scored to break the tie with 2 minutes left in the game, and New York could not answer. An empty netter made the final 3-1.
Jimmy Howard was in net for the Wings, I have no idea who he is, but apparently he's quite good. (28 save on 29 shots, including a penalty shot attempt)
Brian Boyle got the only Ranger score.
Patrick Kane and the Hawks in Chicago on Wednesday night...
LET'S My Family Crest GO My Family Crest RANGERS!

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

five-sixths of a great game.

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Penguins 5 Rangers 2
2 goals for Marian Gaborik, and a well played, very tight contest last night in the rematch with Pittsburgh... until halfway through the 3rd period.
Then it all went to dren.
A hat trick for Mike Rupp (who?), of course Sid Crosby got a goal, and now the boys are in a whole. 3 game losing streak, 10 losses in 15 games. guh
The boys are in Buffalo on Saturday night...
Let's Go Ranguhs!!