Game 72: New York Rangers @ Minnesota Wild 3/18/17 - 7pm - MSG/NHLN-US
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NEW YORK RANGERS at MINNESOTA WILD

Saturday, Mar. 18, 2017, 7:00 p.m. ET
Xcel Energy Center - St. Paul, MN
 
Rangers: 44-24-3 (91 pts)
Wild: 43-20-6 (92 pts)
  
TONIGHT'S GAME
The Rangers play their 72nd game of the 2016-17 season and conclude a back-to-back set tonight, Mar. 18, against the Minnesota Wild at Xcel Energy Center (7:00 p.m. ET - TV: MSG Network; Radio: ESPN 98.7 FM). The Blueshirts have won 13 of their last 21 games (13-6-2), as well as 16 of their last 26 contests (16-8-2). The Rangers have posted a 44-24-3 record this season.

RANGERS VS. WILD

  • All-Time: 13-8-0-0 (7-3-0-0 at home; 6-5-0-0 on the road)
  • 2016-17: Tomorrow's game is the second of two meetings between the Rangers and Wild, and the only meeting between the two teams in Minnesota. The Rangers have posted a 0-1-0 record (0-1-0 at home; 0-0-0 on the road) and were defeated by the Wild, 7-4, on Dec. 23 at MSG. Chris Kreider(two goals, one assist), Derek Stepan (one goal, two assists), and Mats Zuccarello (three assists) each tallied three points on Dec. 23, while Ryan McDonagh notched two points (one goal, one assist) in the contest.
  • The Blueshirts have won five of their last eight games against Minnesota, dating back to Mar. 27, 2012 (5-3-0).
  • Six different Rangers goaltenders have earned at least one win against Minnesota in franchise history (Henrik Lundqvist, Mike Richter, Mike Dunham, Dan Blackburn, Cam Talbot, and Martin Biron).

RANGERS-WILD CONNECTIONS

  • Marc Staal and Eric Staal are brothers. Marc and Eric, along with their brother, Jordan, are the only trio of brothers in the history of the NHL, NFL, MLB, or NBA who were all selected 12th overall or higher in the Draft.
  • Steven Kampfer played part of one season with Minnesota (2011-12).
  • Eric Staal played part of one season with the Rangers (2015-16).
  • The Rangers have three players on their roster who were born in Minnesota: Ryan McDonagh (St. Paul, MN), Brady Skjei (Lakeville, MN), and Derek Stepan (Hastings, MN).
  • Michael Grabner and Nino Niederreiter were teammates with the Islanders for parts of two seasons (2010-11 and 2011-12).
  • Adam Clendening and Charlie Coyle were teammates at Boston University for two seasons (2010-11 and 2011-12).
  • Brady Skjei and Erik Haula were teammates at the University of Minnesota for one season (2012-13).
  • Rick Nash and Tyler Graovac are both natives of Brampton, Ontario.
  • Brady Skjei and Jordan Schroeder are both natives of Lakeville, Minnesota.

INDIVIDUAL CAREER STATISTICS VS. WILD

  • Ryan McDonagh - 9 GP, 3-9-12 - McDonagh enters the contest with an eight-game point streak against the Wild (three goals, nine assists over the span), and he has tallied a goal in each of the last three contests against Minnesota. He has registered a point in all four games he has played in Minnesota in his career, tallying six points (one goal, five assists) in the four contests.
  • Rick Nash - 37 GP, 15-16-31 - Nash has tallied a point in six of his last seven games against Minnesota, recording eight points (two goals, six assists) in those contests.
  • Mats Zuccarello - 8 GP, 2-7-9 - Zuccarello has registered five assists/points and a plus-four rating in his last two games against the Wild.
  • Brendan Smith - 9 GP, 2-5-7 - Smith has tallied a point in six of nine career games against Minnesota.
  • Derek Stepan - 8 GP, 2-4-6 - Stepan has recorded four points (one goal, three assists) in his last two games against Minnesota.
  • Chris Kreider - 7 GP, 4-2-6 - Kreider has registered four points (three goals, one assist) and a plus-five rating in his last two contests against the Wild.
  • J.T. Miller - 5 GP, 2-2-4 - Miller has tallied a point in three of his last four games against the Wild (two goals, two assists).

WINNING WAYS
The Rangers' 44 wins in 2016-17 are tied for the 10th-most in one season in franchise history. The Rangers are tied for fourth in the NHL in wins this season and are tied for second in the NHL in wins since the start of the 2013-14 season (188). The Rangers' 188 wins since 2013-14 are the most in any four-season span in franchise history.
 
ROAD WARRIORS
The Rangers lead the NHL in road wins this season (25) and since the start of the 2013-14 season (97). The Blueshirts have won six of their last seven road games (6-1-0), 10 of their last 12 road contests (10-2-0), and 18 of their last 22 road games (18-4-0). The Rangers' 25 road wins in 2016-17 are tied for the second-most road wins in one season in franchise history, and the only season in which the Blueshirts earned more than 25 road wins was 2014-15 (28).
 
BACK-TO-BACK
The Rangers have posted a 9-3-0 record in the second game of a back-to-back set thus far this season. In their last 94 back-to-back sets (since the start of the 2010-11 season), the Rangers have posted a 62-26-6 record in the second game of the set. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the Rangers are the first NHL team in seven years to play eight straight games as part of four consecutive back-to-back sets (Carolina - Nov. 28, 2010 - Dec. 16, 2010).
 
BOUNCE BACK
Since Dec. 22, 2015, the Rangers have posted a 36-9-2 record in the game following a loss (regulation or overtime/shootout). New York has posted a 19-5-2 record in games following a loss in 2016-17.
 
HOW THE WEST WAS WON
The Rangers have posted a 19-5-0 record in games against Western Conference opponents this season. The Blueshirts lead all Eastern Conference teams in wins against teams in the Western Conference in 2016-17.
 
ONE AND WON
Since Jan. 7, 18 of the Rangers' 30 games have been decided by one goal. The Rangers have earned at least one point in 13 of the last 15 games they have played which were decided by one goal, dating back to Jan. 22 (11-2-2). The Blueshirts have posted a 20-9-3 record in one-goal games this season and lead the Eastern Conference in winning percentage in one-goal games in 2016-17 (.625).
 
TWO GOOD
The Rangers have allowed two goals or fewer in regulation in 15 of the last 26 games and in 41 games this season. The Blueshirts have posted a 35-4-2 record in those 41 contests in 2016-17.
 
ON POINT
Blueshirts defensemen have tallied 33 points (11 goals, 22 assists) over the last 17 games and a Rangers defenseman has recorded a goal in nine of the 17 contests. Seven different defensemen have recorded a goal over the span (Klein, Girardi, Holden, McDonagh, Clendening, Skjei, and Kampfer). A Blueshirts defenseman has notched a point on 18 of the team's last 28 goals.
 
KREID-ING HIGH
Chris Kreider has established career-highs in goals (26) and points (49) this season. He enters the contest with a five-game point streak (two goals, four assists) and a four-game assist streak, both of which are tied for his career-high.
 
CAPTAIN MAC
Ryan McDonagh is one of four NHL defensemen who have recorded at least 38 points and a plus-18 rating in 2016-17. The Rangers captain ranks third among NHL defensemen in games with a plus/minus rating of even or better this season (58).
 
RAISE THE ANTTI
Antti Raanta has posted a 14-5-1 record, along with a 2.16 GAA, a .927 SV%, and 3 SO in 22 starts in 2016-17. He has established career-highs in appearances (26), wins (14), and shutouts (three) in 2016-17.
 
HEY HEY HAYES
Kevin Hayes has established career-highs in assists (29), points (46), shorthanded assists (six), shorthanded points (seven), and game-winning goals (four) this season, and he has also tied his career-high in goals (17). Hayes leads the NHL in shorthanded assists and shorthanded points this season. In addition, Hayes leads the Rangers in points on the road in 2016-17 (27; 11 goals, 16 assists), and he has posted a plus-15 rating in 33 road contests this season.
 
WELCOME MATS
Mats Zuccarello leads the Rangers in assists (36) and even strength assists (30) this season, and he is the first Ranger who has recorded at least 30 even strength assists in one season since Marian Gaborik in 2009-10. He enters the contest with a three-game point streak (two goals, two assists).
 
STEP-AN UP
Derek Stepan has recorded 48 points this season, and he has tallied at least 50 points in four different seasons in his NHL career (2011-12; 2013-14 - 2015-16). Over the last 25 seasons (since 1991-92), the only Rangers who have posted more 50-point seasons than Stepan are Brian Leetch (eight), Mark Messier (seven), and Adam Graves (six). Stepan has recorded four points (one goal, three assists) and 21 shots on goal over the last four games.
 
SKJEI HEY KID
Brady Skjei has registered 15 points (two goals, 13 assists) and a plus-13 rating in the last 26 games (since Jan. 19), and he is the only NHL defenseman who has recorded at least 15 points and a plus-13 rating over the span. Skjei has recorded 29 assists this season, which is tied for the fourth-most by a Rangers defenseman in his rookie season in franchise history. The only Rangers defensemen who have tallied 30 or more assists in their rookie season are Brian Leetch (48 - 1988-89), Reijo Ruotsalainen (38 - 1981-82), and Ron Greschner (37 - 1974-75).
 
IT'S MILLER TIME
J.T. Miller has registered a point in 22 of the last 34 games, recording 29 points (11 goals, 18 assists) over the span. Miller is one of six NHL players who have registered at least 50 points and a plus-20 rating this season, and he leads the Rangers in points in 2016-17 (51). He has reached the 20-goal plateau for the second consecutive season in 2016-17, and he has established career-highs in assists (31) and points this season.
 
SPECIAL TEAMS
 
Power Play:

  • The Rangers were 1-for-3 (4:49) tonight vs. Florida.
  • The Blueshirts are 5-for-12 (41.7%) on the power play over the last four games.
  • New York ranks fourth in the NHL in power play efficiency on the road this season (22.5%; 23-for-102). 

Penalty Kill:

  • The Rangers were 1-for-2 (2:45) tonight vs. Florida.
  • The Blueshirts are tied for second in the NHL in SHG in 2016-17 (nine).

UPCOMING MILESTONES

  • Brendan Smith - 1 game away from 300 in his NHL career
  • Brandon Pirri - 2 points away from 100 in his NHL career 

INJURIES (177 Man-Games Lost to Injury)

RECENT TRANSACTIONS

  • Mar. 16 - Recalled Magnus Hellberg from Hartford (AHL) on an emergency basis; Agreed to terms with Tim Gettinger on an entry-level contract
  • Mar. 14 - Assigned Magnus Hellberg to Hartford (AHL)

THIS DAY IN RANGERS HISTORY

  • Mar. 18, 2014 - Henrik Lundqvist became the Rangers' all-time leader in wins, earning his 302nd career win with the franchise as the Blueshirts defeated the Ottawa Senators, 8-4.
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Posted 2017-03-18 11:41 AM (#668760 - in reply to #668759)
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Jeopardy.

Three.

The number of lines AV will change to put in Buchnevich?
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Posted 2017-03-18 4:34 PM (#668762 - in reply to #668759)
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ha ha ha .....That is the correct answer....I suppose you will now take AV trivia for $200?
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Posted 2017-03-18 4:51 PM (#668763 - in reply to #668759)
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That's right Alex.
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Posted 2017-03-18 4:58 PM (#668764 - in reply to #668759)
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Late news...Albert is coaching tonight
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Posted 2017-03-18 5:00 PM (#668765 - in reply to #668759)
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And Albert is still playing with Hayes and Grabs...AV sucks
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Posted 2017-03-18 5:04 PM (#668766 - in reply to #668759)
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Wonder how many open nets the stepan line misses tonight. Prolly 3 or 4. They have intangibles though
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Posted 2017-03-18 5:13 PM (#668767 - in reply to #668759)
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Fans start "Dub" chant for Dubnyk, and Sam says "there go the Zucc chants." Zuccarello wasn't even on the ice. Sam's getting old.
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Posted 2017-03-18 5:15 PM (#668768 - in reply to #668759)
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Collectively, they have absolutely no cohesiveness in their own zone.
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Posted 2017-03-18 5:16 PM (#668769 - in reply to #668759)
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Rangers playing with 6 players
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Posted 2017-03-18 5:19 PM (#668770 - in reply to #668759)
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Mandar where were you last nite? did you go and have that second pint?
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Posted 2017-03-18 5:20 PM (#668771 - in reply to #668766)
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sk4life40 - 2017-03-18 5:04 PM

Wonder how many open nets the stepan line misses tonight. Prolly 3 or 4. They have intangibles though

His family is at the game too...extra pressure
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Posted 2017-03-18 5:23 PM (#668772 - in reply to #668759)
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All alone in front ...Why could Staal do that with us?
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Posted 2017-03-18 5:23 PM (#668773 - in reply to #668759)
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Posted 2017-03-18 5:29 PM (#668774 - in reply to #668770)
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Mikey Red - 2017-03-18 7:19 PM

Mandar where were you last nite? did you go and have that second pint?


Mandar and Mrs. Mandar were visiting our lovely 50th state for the past week.

There were second, third, and fourth pints...
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Posted 2017-03-18 5:31 PM (#668775 - in reply to #668759)
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Posted 2017-03-18 5:32 PM (#668776 - in reply to #668775)
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Mikey Red - 2017-03-18 7:31 PM

Lol very nice good to hear it was a good time...Which State?


The 50th state....Elvis loved it there.....
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Posted 2017-03-18 5:34 PM (#668777 - in reply to #668759)
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Posted 2017-03-18 5:34 PM (#668778 - in reply to #668759)
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Posted 2017-03-18 5:36 PM (#668779 - in reply to #668759)
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Albert almost scored
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Posted 2017-03-18 5:38 PM (#668780 - in reply to #668759)
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Posted 2017-03-18 5:52 PM (#668781 - in reply to #668772)
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Mikey Red - 2017-03-18 4:23 PM

All alone in front ...Why could Staal do that with us?






AV looking on saying " I didn't know Staal could score."
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Posted 2017-03-18 5:53 PM (#668782 - in reply to #668759)
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Posted 2017-03-18 5:59 PM (#668783 - in reply to #668759)
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Staal and Mac still together
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Posted 2017-03-18 6:00 PM (#668784 - in reply to #668759)
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A team that can get pinned in their own end like that is fundamentally unsound and going golfing early in the playoffs. Stepan line holy moly.
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Posted 2017-03-18 6:03 PM (#668785 - in reply to #668759)
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Albert gets smushed and and a 2 on 1 goes the other way
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Posted 2017-03-18 6:04 PM (#668786 - in reply to #668759)
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Albert got wiped out behind the net.
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Posted 2017-03-18 6:05 PM (#668787 - in reply to #668759)
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Posted 2017-03-18 6:06 PM (#668788 - in reply to #668759)
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Albert on the best line....Staal still with Mac
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Posted 2017-03-18 6:08 PM (#668789 - in reply to #668759)
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Posted 2017-03-18 6:08 PM (#668790 - in reply to #668759)
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Posted 2017-03-18 6:09 PM (#668791 - in reply to #668759)
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Posted 2017-03-18 6:14 PM (#668792 - in reply to #668759)
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They got lucky.
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Posted 2017-03-18 6:16 PM (#668793 - in reply to #668792)
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Rranger - 2017-03-18 6:14 PM

They got lucky.

So is it wall to wall Calgary Edmonton coverage these days out your way?
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Posted 2017-03-18 6:20 PM (#668795 - in reply to #668759)
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Stepan's line running around in their end again.
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Posted 2017-03-18 6:23 PM (#668796 - in reply to #668793)
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Rranger - 2017-03-18 6:14 PM

They got lucky.

So is it wall to wall Calgary Edmonton coverage these days out your way?





Yes Toronto to but they look like they are out. A lot of Vancouver. I rarely watch any games without the Rangers. 10 minutes here and there and that's it.
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Posted 2017-03-18 6:24 PM (#668797 - in reply to #668759)
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Posted 2017-03-18 6:28 PM (#668798 - in reply to #668759)
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Posted 2017-03-18 6:28 PM (#668799 - in reply to #668759)
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Posted 2017-03-18 6:31 PM (#668800 - in reply to #668759)
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Posted 2017-03-18 6:54 PM (#668801 - in reply to #668759)
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Anyone notice how quiet Sam got when Jesper got rag dolled into the boards?

Vesey and Buchnevich should never sit out when healthy.

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Posted 2017-03-18 6:57 PM (#668802 - in reply to #668759)
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Posted 2017-03-18 6:59 PM (#668803 - in reply to #668759)
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You gotta wonder about a coach with a stupid look on his face trying to figure out you can only have 5 skaters on the ice. And to top it off didn't even know.

Edited by Rranger 2017-03-18 7:00 PM
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Posted 2017-03-18 6:59 PM (#668805 - in reply to #668759)
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How do you get too many men with the puck in the offensive zone? Great job, AV.
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Posted 2017-03-18 7:01 PM (#668806 - in reply to #668759)
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Posted 2017-03-18 7:01 PM (#668807 - in reply to #668759)
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Somebody explain "weak side coverage" to McDonagh and Staal.
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Posted 2017-03-18 7:04 PM (#668808 - in reply to #668759)
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Posted 2017-03-18 7:04 PM (#668809 - in reply to #668759)
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Awful D combo...AV will not budge
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Posted 2017-03-18 7:05 PM (#668810 - in reply to #668759)
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Just think...If Pouliot stayed here or MSL stuck around for 1 more...JT might never of gotten a look because AV hated him
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Posted 2017-03-18 7:09 PM (#668811 - in reply to #668759)
Subject: Re: Game 72: New York Rangers @ Minnesota Wild 3/18/17 - 7pm - MSG/NHLN-US


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Zib how about showing us you are playing?
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Posted 2017-03-18 7:15 PM (#668812 - in reply to #668759)
Subject: Re: Game 72: New York Rangers @ Minnesota Wild 3/18/17 - 7pm - MSG/NHLN-US


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Did Lindberg get promoted to Grabs line or is Grabs and Albert now on the 4th line?
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Posted 2017-03-18 7:23 PM (#668813 - in reply to #668759)
Subject: Re: Game 72: New York Rangers @ Minnesota Wild 3/18/17 - 7pm - MSG/NHLN-US


Buchnevich, Miller, Vesey are the best Rangers forwards tonight. AV has benched each, and 4th lined them often.

#FireAV
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Mikey Red
Posted 2017-03-18 7:24 PM (#668814 - in reply to #668759)
Subject: Re: Game 72: New York Rangers @ Minnesota Wild 3/18/17 - 7pm - MSG/NHLN-US


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AV is not a winner
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Posted 2017-03-18 7:24 PM (#668815 - in reply to #668759)
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Here we go 5 minutes of get it out.
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Posted 2017-03-18 7:26 PM (#668816 - in reply to #668759)
Subject: Re: Game 72: New York Rangers @ Minnesota Wild 3/18/17 - 7pm - MSG/NHLN-US


Rangers defense actually physical the past few minutes.
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Mikey Red
Posted 2017-03-18 7:26 PM (#668817 - in reply to #668759)
Subject: Re: Game 72: New York Rangers @ Minnesota Wild 3/18/17 - 7pm - MSG/NHLN-US


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Dont worry R...Albert is out there
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Posted 2017-03-18 7:27 PM (#668818 - in reply to #668759)
Subject: Re: Game 72: New York Rangers @ Minnesota Wild 3/18/17 - 7pm - MSG/NHLN-US


Dumb penalty by Suter. Rangers should decline the penalty and take the two minute runoff.
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Posted 2017-03-18 7:28 PM (#668819 - in reply to #668759)
Subject: Re: Game 72: New York Rangers @ Minnesota Wild 3/18/17 - 7pm - MSG/NHLN-US


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NYR PP is Vaunted lol
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Posted 2017-03-18 7:29 PM (#668820 - in reply to #668759)
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I'm convinced that after the games are over that AV watches the MSG feed of the game and listens to Joe and Sam and then picks his lineup based on what they say about the players
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Posted 2017-03-18 7:30 PM (#668821 - in reply to #668759)
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No doubt about that...The booth propaganda machine is always in motion
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Posted 2017-03-18 7:30 PM (#668822 - in reply to #668759)
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They used to not be like this though
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Posted 2017-03-18 7:32 PM (#668823 - in reply to #668759)
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Albert will be 1st line next game
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Posted 2017-03-18 7:33 PM (#668824 - in reply to #668759)
Subject: Re: Game 72: New York Rangers @ Minnesota Wild 3/18/17 - 7pm - MSG/NHLN-US


Jesper blocks a shot, Joe/Sam react like he just scored a hat trick.
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Posted 2017-03-18 7:33 PM (#668825 - in reply to #668759)
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What a tremendous shot blocker he is
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Posted 2017-03-18 7:33 PM (#668826 - in reply to #668759)
Subject: Re: Game 72: New York Rangers @ Minnesota Wild 3/18/17 - 7pm - MSG/NHLN-US


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Posted 2017-03-18 7:34 PM (#668827 - in reply to #668822)
Subject: Re: Game 72: New York Rangers @ Minnesota Wild 3/18/17 - 7pm - MSG/NHLN-US


Rangerjunkie - 2017-03-18 9:30 PM

They used to not be like this though


JD was the last honest, sometimes critical, announcer on MSG. Sam/Joe are company lapdogs.
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Posted 2017-03-18 7:34 PM (#668828 - in reply to #668759)
Subject: Re: Game 72: New York Rangers @ Minnesota Wild 3/18/17 - 7pm - MSG/NHLN-US


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Posted 2017-03-18 7:34 PM (#668829 - in reply to #668759)
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The Road Warriors strike again
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Posted 2017-03-18 7:35 PM (#668830 - in reply to #668827)
Subject: Re: Game 72: New York Rangers @ Minnesota Wild 3/18/17 - 7pm - MSG/NHLN-US


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PV29 - 2017-03-18 7:34 PM

Rangerjunkie - 2017-03-18 9:30 PM

They used to not be like this though


JD was the last honest, sometimes critical, announcer on MSG. Sam/Joe are company lapdogs.


"Oh Baby" could not agree with you anymore!
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Posted 2017-03-18 7:35 PM (#668831 - in reply to #668827)
Subject: Re: Game 72: New York Rangers @ Minnesota Wild 3/18/17 - 7pm - MSG/NHLN-US


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PV29 - 2017-03-18 7:34 PM

Rangerjunkie - 2017-03-18 9:30 PM

They used to not be like this though


JD was the last honest, sometimes critical, announcer on MSG. Sam/Joe are company lapdogs.

Yeah its so out the window now...they are cheerleaders...I wish I got to experience Jim Gordon a lil...I just missed him
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Posted 2017-03-18 7:35 PM (#668832 - in reply to #668759)
Subject: Re: Game 72: New York Rangers @ Minnesota Wild 3/18/17 - 7pm - MSG/NHLN-US



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Rangers can't beat teams like Minnesota
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Posted 2017-03-18 7:36 PM (#668833 - in reply to #668759)
Subject: Re: Game 72: New York Rangers @ Minnesota Wild 3/18/17 - 7pm - MSG/NHLN-US


Win just enough to keep that first wild card. So AV can get housed by Julien again in the first round.

Vesey, Buchnevich, Lindberg were the best line, and one of them will get scratched next game in favor of Fast or Glass. Bet that.
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Posted 2017-03-18 7:38 PM (#668834 - in reply to #668759)
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Good game, good win, if not for the 2 stupid penalties could have been a shutout against a tough team this season.
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Posted 2017-03-18 7:38 PM (#668835 - in reply to #668832)
Subject: Re: Game 72: New York Rangers @ Minnesota Wild 3/18/17 - 7pm - MSG/NHLN-US


robstones - 2017-03-18 9:35 PM

Rangers can't beat teams like Minnesota

Said nobody.

It ain't Minny they have to worry about. Start worrying about Julien and the Habs.
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Posted 2017-03-18 7:40 PM (#668836 - in reply to #668759)
Subject: Re: Game 72: New York Rangers @ Minnesota Wild 3/18/17 - 7pm - MSG/NHLN-US


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E. Staal reborn, played well, has like 25 goals.
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Posted 2017-03-18 7:41 PM (#668837 - in reply to #668759)
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26-9 on the road, wow.
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Posted 2017-03-18 7:44 PM (#668838 - in reply to #668759)
Subject: Re: Game 72: New York Rangers @ Minnesota Wild 3/18/17 - 7pm - MSG/NHLN-US


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And God awful at home
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Posted 2017-03-18 7:46 PM (#668839 - in reply to #668833)
Subject: Re: Game 72: New York Rangers @ Minnesota Wild 3/18/17 - 7pm - MSG/NHLN-US


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PV29 - 2017-03-18 6:36 PM

Win just enough to keep that first wild card. So AV can get housed by Julien again in the first round.

Vesey, Buchnevich, Lindberg were the best line, and one of them will get scratched next game in favor of Fast or Glass. Bet that.




Should be

Kreider. Zabenijad Buchnevich
Vesey Stepan Nash
Miller Hayes Zuccarello
Glass or Albert, Lindbergh, Grabner
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Posted 2017-03-18 7:50 PM (#668840 - in reply to #668759)
Subject: Re: Game 72: New York Rangers @ Minnesota Wild 3/18/17 - 7pm - MSG/NHLN-US


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I think AV is gonna go with:
Albert Albert Albert
Albert Albert Albert
Albert Albert Albert
Albert Albert Glass
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Posted 2017-03-18 8:00 PM (#668841 - in reply to #668840)
Subject: Re: Game 72: New York Rangers @ Minnesota Wild 3/18/17 - 7pm - MSG/NHLN-US


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Mikey Red - 2017-03-18 6:50 PM

I think AV is gonna go with:
Albert Albert Albert
Albert Albert Albert
Albert Albert Albert
Albert Albert Glass




I believe you.
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Posted 2017-03-19 8:13 AM (#668842 - in reply to #668835)
Subject: Re: Game 72: New York Rangers @ Minnesota Wild 3/18/17 - 7pm - MSG/NHLN-US



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PV29 - 2017-03-18 9:38 PM

robstones - 2017-03-18 9:35 PM

Rangers can't beat teams like Minnesota

Said nobody.

It ain't Minny they have to worry about. Start worrying about Julien and the Habs.


I heard they can't beat any of the top teams in the league. Wild had more points then The Rangers.... before last night.... Montreal never has
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Posted 2017-03-19 8:15 AM (#668843 - in reply to #668837)
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LeetchyMrRanger - 2017-03-18 9:41 PM

26-9 on the road, wow.


Which is even more awesome considering The Rangers should be the lower seed every round in The Playoffs, if they take that Wild Card spot
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Posted 2017-03-19 4:21 PM (#668846 - in reply to #668759)
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Who the hell is Albert?
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Posted 2017-03-19 4:26 PM (#668847 - in reply to #668846)
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https://youtu.be/DkyMM3EScjA

You gotta check this video out provided by R...You'll understand it
Fast is Albert

Edited by Mikey Red 2017-03-19 4:28 PM
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Posted 2017-03-19 5:35 PM (#668848 - in reply to #668827)
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PV29 - 2017-03-18 9:34 PM

Rangerjunkie - 2017-03-18 9:30 PM

They used to not be like this though


JD was the last honest, sometimes critical, announcer on MSG. Sam/Joe are company lapdogs.


Loved Espo when he was announcing too.
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Posted 2017-03-19 5:42 PM (#668849 - in reply to #668847)
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Mikey Red - 2017-03-19 6:26 PM

https://youtu.be/DkyMM3EScjA

You gotta check this video out provided by R...You'll understand it
Fast is Albert

I saw the video -- didn't get the connection.
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Posted 2017-03-19 5:47 PM (#668850 - in reply to #668849)
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I guess Albert the player nobody wants...gets accolades at the end. Fast gets preferential treatment from AV even tho most of us dont want him
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Posted 2017-03-19 5:52 PM (#668851 - in reply to #668848)
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Mcphee - 2017-03-19 5:35 PM

PV29 - 2017-03-18 9:34 PM

Rangerjunkie - 2017-03-18 9:30 PM

They used to not be like this though


JD was the last honest, sometimes critical, announcer on MSG. Sam/Joe are company lapdogs.


Loved Espo when he was announcing too.

Game 1 1990 Playoffs vs the Islanders after the Isles sent their goons on the ice in the last seconds...JD : "The Islanders are garbage"
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Posted 2017-03-19 5:56 PM (#668853 - in reply to #668759)
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Posted 2017-03-20 7:13 AM (#668861 - in reply to #668848)
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Mcphee - 2017-03-19 4:35 PM

PV29 - 2017-03-18 9:34 PM

Rangerjunkie - 2017-03-18 9:30 PM

They used to not be like this though


JD was the last honest, sometimes critical, announcer on MSG. Sam/Joe are company lapdogs.


Loved Espo when he was announcing too.





I remember one game Esposito was ripping Mario Marois to shreds. Just flat out calling him a lousey player.
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Posted 2017-03-20 8:04 AM (#668862 - in reply to #668847)
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Mikey Red - 2017-03-19 5:26 PM

https://youtu.be/DkyMM3EScjA

You gotta check this video out provided by R...You'll understand it
Fast is Albert


First comment on youtube - so wait, the kid's name is Albert Albert?
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Posted 2017-03-20 8:05 AM (#668863 - in reply to #668759)
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If the home Rangers played the road Rangers, what do you think the score would be?

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Posted 2017-03-20 9:12 AM (#668865 - in reply to #668759)
Subject: Re: Game 72: New York Rangers @ Minnesota Wild 3/18/17 - 7pm - MSG/NHLN-US


I love how you meatheads RIP on Fast aka "Albert"(??) , yet never said a word about Korpikoski ..... The Korpedo (eyeroll) , and the reference to the Tire commercial, I'm assuming is that Fast is like AVs kid bro? Dumb.....and.....hockey ignorant. Sheer brilliance from the OTG board..... I mean, who wants a low round draft pick to contribute to the team

Edited by Spider3WideBanana 2017-03-20 9:15 AM
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Mikey Red
Posted 2017-03-20 9:47 AM (#668867 - in reply to #668759)
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Posted 2017-03-20 9:50 AM (#668868 - in reply to #668759)
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Posted 2017-03-20 10:52 AM (#668869 - in reply to #668759)
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Fast made a diving block with 10 seconds left that may have prevented a goal. He's the type of player you want on the ice in that situation. Not as a 3rd line winger. Breaking up Miller-Hayes-Grabner is asinine.
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Posted 2017-03-20 3:37 PM (#668874 - in reply to #668759)
Subject: Re: Game 72: New York Rangers @ Minnesota Wild 3/18/17 - 7pm - MSG/NHLN-US


Fast was trying (and failing) to move and tie up an opposing player near the net. Found himself near the puck and thew himself in the way of the shot. Good play? Sure. A play that nobody else could make? No, not even close.

Again, little Jesper blocks a shot in the waning seconds and he's praised as such a great player. He's a "nice" 3rd line player (at best) who is undersized but with good speed and passing. In the context of THIS team, he is a terrible fit. Not talented enough to deserve a spot in the top 9 forwards, and too ****ing small for 4th line duty. Maybe on a bigger team looking for some speed and penalty killing to compliment their size and heavy game he'd be a good fit. On THIS team he's a ****ing waste. The team is actually better of with *gasp* Tanner Glass on the 4th line in his place. Chew on that and realize that AV's infatuation with Jesper is more of a "Fatal Attraction"-type obsession.
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Posted 2017-03-20 7:05 PM (#668878 - in reply to #668759)
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Jesper Fast is not a terrible player. And he's also nothing special. The NHL has had many players that try hard. The reality of how important a player is becomes apparent when he is absent. His absence was not even noticeable during his injury. As mentioned by PV29 he's not a fit as a light weight fourth liner and his presence and minimal offensive skills on a top three line just block the far superior skills of Vesey and Buchnevich as they try to crack the top three.
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