Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Big win before the big break!

Vinny & Marc on Valentine's Day.jpg
Rangers 5 Lightning 2

Tampa Bay scored their 1st period goals and left Ranger fans contemplating another home loss/lame effort. But Sean Avery got hooked while on a breakaway early in period 2, and was awarded a penalty shot. Here we go...
Sean shoots and scores!.jpgAvery's Penalty Shot reverse angle.jpgPenalty Shot for Sean Avery?!.jpg
Avery's 'superstar' move got the Rangers started, the 1st of their 4 2nd period goals, so let's serenade Sean: NY Rangers Goal Celebration Song
Vinnie Prospal (see top photo) put one in, Erik Christensen added 2 goals, and an empty netter by Chris Drury rounded out the scoring.
27 saves for the King, and oh yeah, there was a little of this, too:
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Time for the NHL to go dark for the Olympic break, and 5 Blueshirts will be involved:
King Henrik Lundqvist for Sweden, Marian Gaborik for Slovakia, Olli Jokinen for Finland, Chris Drury and Ryan Callahan for USA. Good luck, boys, and don't get injured...
LET'S My Family Crest GO My Family Crest RANGERS!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Holy Moly, Olli in OVERTIME!

Olli's biscuit is in the basket!.jpg
Rangers 3 Penguins 2 OT

Olli Jokinen scored the game winner one minute into overtime, and somehow the boys stole a victory from Pittsburgh in their barn. WooHoo! It's not all good news, tho. Marian Gaborik was limited to just a few minutes of action with his gashed leg, and Michael Del Zotto missed all but a minute, as he suffered a cut to his midsection on his first shift. Good Grief! frowny face.jpeg
Olli works OVERTIME!.jpg
With the overtime goal and an assist, let's play this tune for Olli: NY Rangers Goal Celebration Song
Sid Crosby had a goal in the 1st and another in the 3rd, Brandon Dubinsky and Vinny Prospal had 2nd period goals. Here's Vinny on the rush:
Go Vinny, GO!.jpg
King Henrik had 25 saves, and Marc Staal (28 minutes!) Dan Girardi and Wade Redden logged a ton of ice time in Del Zotto's absence.
Last game for the Blueshirts before the Olympic break: the Lightning at MSGon Sunday afternoon...
LET'S My Family Crest GO My Family Crest RANGERS!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Score one goal, Grant one wish

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Predators 2 Rangers 1
guh. Marian Gaborik missed the game after he was cut by a skate during practice. The Blueshirts manage only 1 goal. I see a connection, and so do you. Still, the boys piled 38 shots on Nashville netminder Dan Ellis, so that's encouraging. *sigh*
The moment of the night was the singing of the Star Spangled Banner by 15-year-old Bianca Muniz, a Make-a-Wish youngster from Hudson Valley Make-a-Wish. (see above photo)
Let's Go Ranguhs!!

Sunday, February 07, 2010

Blueshirts triumph over evil.

He is the KING.jpg
Rangers 3 Devils 1

41 saves for King Henrik Lundqvist, 3 goals in the 2nd period for the boys, and there ya go, a much needed win at home. The first Blueshirt biscuit into the basket, by Marian Gaborik:
Gabby is good!.jpg
A goal and an assist (Gabby's goal) for Ryan Callahan, so here you go, a song we don't hear nearly enough: NY Rangers Goal Celebration Song
The Devils really came at New York in the 3rd, putting 20 shots on the King, shown here taking a bow for being the game's first star:
Your star of the game....jpg
Predators at MSGon Wednesday...
LET'S My Family Crest GO My Family Crest RANGERS!

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

the 'Jok' is on us.

Olli Jokinen makes NYR debut in loss.jpg
Kings 2 Rangers 1
guh. Once again, Marian Gaborik was all of the offense, and this time it wasn't enough. Olli Jokinen, (acquired with Brandon Prust in a trade with Calgary for Chris Higgins and Ales Kotalik) made his Ranger debut, centering the top line with Gaborik and Prospal.
The boys go 1-2 on the road trip. Alex (Oh no not) Ovechkin and the Capitals at MSG on Thursday night...
Let's Go Ranguhs!!

Monday, February 01, 2010

Not too shabby, Gabby!

Vinny gives a big hug to Marian.jpg
Rangers 3 Avalanche 1

The losing streak ends, and I can come in off the window ledge.
Gabs' big night!.jpg
Gabby gets the 'Hat Trick', so play this 3 times in a row: NY Rangers Goal Celebration Song
With King Henrik still out with the flu, Chad Johnson yielded just a 3rd period goal on 35 shots and notched his first NHL win. Way to go, Chad! By the way, nice Statue of Liberty design on his mask, click to enlarge at the Flickr page:
Chad's 1st win!.jpg
Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday night...
LET'S My Family Crest GO My Family Crest RANGERS!

February [Updated, again]

Update: added Kroger (Heights) for the 28th.
Update: added a special assignment to the 19th.
Update: added a special assignment to the 21st.
Also, the Valentine's Day gig at Grappino may be off, in which case I may have a special assignment. (sadly, not a date, lol)

Hey peeps! If you feel like tasty wine and decent music, come on out to Vine on Tuesday the 2nd to help celebrate my birthday, yay.
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1 Mon. First Tee Pub 5-9 Corner of Whittington and Dairy Ashford First Tee map
2 Tue. Vine Wine Room 6-8:45 (12420 Memorial Dr., just west of Gessner) Vine map
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3 Wed. Grappino 6-9:30 (2701 West Dallas, between Waugh & Montrose)
Grappino's patio pre-party.jpg Grappino map
4 Thurs. Hungry's Cafe & Bistro NEXTDOOR Lounge 5-10 (14714 Memorial Dr.)
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Hungry’s map
5 Fri. Special Assignment (Sweetwater Country Club)
6 Sat. Christopher's 5K fun run for United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation (http://www.umdf.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=327521)
9 Tue. Vine Wine Room 6-8:45
10 Wed. Grappino 6-9:30
11 Thurs. Special Assignment
12 Fri. worms
13 Sat. worms
14 Sun. Happy Valentine’s Day Grappino 6-10:30 (Most likely in Courtyard between Vincent's & Nino's) 6:30-10:30 WEATHER PERMITTING!
15 Mon. First Tee Pub 5-9
16 Tue. Vine Wine Room 6-8:45
17 Wed. Grappino 6-9:30
18 Thurs. Hungry’s NextDoor 5-10
19 Fri. Special Assignment (Sweetwater Country Club)
20 Sat. Grappino 6:30-10:30
21 Sun. Special Assignment
23 Tue. Vine Wine Room 6-8:45
24 Wed. Grappino 6-9:30
25 Thurs. Hungry’s NextDoor 5-10
26 Fri. worms
27 Sat. Kroger in the Heights (11th & Shepherd) 11-1 Kroger Heights map