Archive for October, 2009

Clarkson tricks Lightning with nifty shootout winner

By at 31 October, 2009, 4:27 pm

While most people are trick-or-treating on a mild Saturday afternoon the Devils took a trip down to Tampa Bay hoping to maintain their perfect opening month on the road.  In a weird 3 PM start presumably to finish the game off in time for the kids to get their costumes and candy, the Devils and […]


Nothing Wild about Ranger performance

By at 30 October, 2009, 11:16 pm

Sadly, the script was identical. Again, a shorthanded Ranger club couldn’t or just wouldn’t. So, the regressing Blueshirts fell in St. Paul to the Wild 3-2, dropping a second straight on the heels of the Islander debacle.
John Tortorella’s club has only one win in their last six and whatever good will they had from a […]


3-1 Wild after 2

By at 30 October, 2009, 7:45 pm

As of right now, this team looks doomed. I realize there’s no Gaborik but the lack of effort is alarming. And I’m also running out of patience with Tort, who btw is doing a lousy job.
They had to know the Wild would come out energized in front of their own fans. Apparently, nobody got the […]


Byers still not in St. Paul

By at 30 October, 2009, 5:40 pm

As we already documented, the Rangers are shorthanded for tonight’s clash with Minnesota in St. Paul. Minus top scorer Marian Gaborik, Sean Avery and Christopher Higgins, they recalled rugged forward Dane Byers from Hartford.
The trouble is his plane hasn’t landed yet per MSG’s Bill Pidto during the pregame. It was supposed to land 40 minutes […]


Gaborik-less Rangers visit St. Paul

By at 30 October, 2009, 4:42 pm

Let the Halloween jokes commence. Yes, already on All Hallow’s Eve, former Wild superstar Marian Gaborik will miss a second consecutive game when his new Ranger teammates pay a visit to St. Paul tonight.
But while that might get a rise out of the Excel Energy Center, there’s not much else for Wild fans to get […]


Role players help Devils maintain spotless road record

By at 29 October, 2009, 9:40 pm

With the Devils already missing Patrik Elias, Paul Martin and Jay Pandolfo due to injury the carnage continued to pile in Boston tonight when Johnny Oduya left in the second period due to that dreaded ‘lower-body soreness’ and would not return.  And for the first time all season, Martin Brodeur was given the night off […]



By at 29 October, 2009, 9:15 am

One simple word to describe the game.
I am just glad that the first few rows of my section are predominantly season ticket holders.  Fights galore – the poor security guys deserve their pay – along with a little combat insurance.
Just happy with all of the effort – basically no negatives.  Except Bruno is -10 in […]


Devils continue to be spooked at home

By at 29 October, 2009, 6:08 am

I admit I’ve never seen The Exorcist movie, only heard of it.  Right now I think I need one though, not only am I 0-4 this season going to Devils home games (since I did not attend the Carolina shutout) but I’m also 0-1 at Lowell Devils games.  Granted it isn’t hard to pick a loss […]


Tavares, Islanders draw first blood

By at 28 October, 2009, 9:13 pm

Round One went to John Tavares and the rest of his Islander teammates, who were superior in every single facet, humiliating the Rangers 3-1 before an energized Nassau Coliseum. Fitting that with one of the best rivalries renewed, the Islanders finally earned their first win in regulation- improving to 2-4-5 while their befuddled Broadway nemesis […]


Battle Of NY Preview: Tavares gets first taste of rivalry

By at 28 October, 2009, 12:23 pm

Later tonight, the rivalry will be renewed when the Rangers and Islanders do battle at Nassau Coliseum. One of the greatest rivalries in all of sports. No matter who wears the jerseys, it’s always intense between Manhattan and Long Island for the Battle of NY.
The first of six head-to-head meetings takes place off the Meadowbrook […]