Found February 07, 2013 on It's Always Sunny in Detroit:
PLAYERS: Marc Staal
TEAMS: New York Rangers
John Giannone of the MSG Network got up close and personal with frozen rubber Thursday night as he stood at his post between the Islanders and Rangers benches.  At the tail end of the second period, Marc Staal of the Rangers flipped the puck up into the section where Giannone stands and it caught him in the nose. But as you’ll see, Giannone falls under the “gamer” category.  He didn’t even stop reporting as the training staff was cleaning him up.  Giannone returned for the third period.

MSG reporter John Giannone took a puck off the nose and kept right on working

John Giannone, consummate professional. With time winding down in the second period of Thursday’s New York Rangers-New York Islanders game, Rangers defenseman Marc Staal attempted to clear the puck out of his own end, but his wayward shot ended up going right between the team’s benches and into the waiting nose of MSG reporter John Giannone. Despite the steady gush of blood streaming...

Dan Girardi’s absence heightens need for defensive depth

Girardi’s injury really heightens the depth hole. With Dan Girardi out for his second straight game, the Rangers deployed the bottom pairing of Steve Eminger and Matt Gilroy against the Islanders. Against the Devils, it was Gilroy paired with Stu Bickel. Suffice it to say, that bottom pairing not only isn’t scaring people, it’s a legitimate concern and liability on the ice...

Rangers captain Callahan returns; Boyle benched

Rangers captain Ryan Callahan returned to the New York lineup a tad earlier than expected and at the expense of veteran forward Brian Boyle. Callahan was expected to be sidelined 10 to 14 days after he dislocated his shoulder in New York's victory over Philadelphia on Jan. 29. Instead, he was in the lineup Thursday against the New York Islanders - nine days after he got hurt...

ATF: WHL prospects continue scoring ways

While most of the focus in the WHL is on Michael St. Croix, Shane McColgan is also scoring at a point per game pace, and doing so on a Saskatoon team that is nowhere near as loaded as St. Croix’s Edmonton squad. Last night was no different, as McColgan added an assist in Saskatoon’s 5-4 win. As for St. Croix, he added a goal in Edmonton’s 4-3 overtime win. Both players are...


Henrik Lundqvist shows off his goaltending talents comes game time, but off-the-ice, he’s often singled out for his sartorial skills. The New York Ranger has received high praise for his sense of style, landing on countless best-dressed lists. It’s only fitting that the hockey star would try his hand at clothing design. Lundqvist first debuted his “Crown Collection” of apparel...

MSG reporter hit in face with puck during Rangers-Islanders game (Video)

MSG Network reporter John Giannone took a puck to the face during Thursday night's New York Rangers game at Madison Square Garden against the New York Islanders. It happened in the final seconds of the second period as Rangers defenseman Marc Staal tried to send the puck down the ice, but accidentally flipped he puck towards Giannone's spot at ice level between the team...

Biron’s Journal: Rangers Tux Fitting For Casino Night

… great to see Biron’s Journal is back!  As always a very funny, entertaining episode of Biron’s Journal. Now let’s see Marty get another start real soon!  via New York Rangers/Blueshirts United

No Update on Girardi; Callahan Cleared for Contact

Blueshirts United reports that after not playing Wednesday night, Dan Girardi did not participate in today's optional practice. John Tortorella would only say that he's "not sure" of Girardi's status for tomorrow night's game against the Islanders. ...Girardi had only missed two games the last five seasons before last night, so it really must be...

Lundqvist Not That Far Away

As Larry Brooks at the New York Post said this morning, Henrik Lundqvist hasn't been the problem this season, but he also hasn't been the solution. That was until last night. He put forth his most complete performance of the year including this save on the Islander's Michael Grabner which was the turning point of the Rangers 4-1 victory... Here's Lundqvist...

Saturday (2/9/13) Headlines

Bergen Record - Girardi sets sights on Sunday Bergen Record - Gulitti: NHL wants more control at Olympics New York Post - Rangers’ rookie making instant splash Daily News - Dan Girardi looking to storm back for Rangers New York Times - Power Plays Rising as Referees Show Less Tolerance, Even Late in Games Newsday - Girardi hopes to return Sunday against Lightning...

McDonagh Might Be Left Off US Olympic Team

Ryan Lambert at Puck Daddy tries to predict the 2014 US Olympic team and says Ryan McDonagh could find himself on the outside looking in... "I'm a little gutted to leave out a number of very good young defensemen, including Ryan McDonagh and American Hero John Carlson, but they've got plenty of Olympics ahead of them." Here is Lambert's expected defensive...

Game 10: Islanders at Rangers

Records: Islanders (4-4-1), Rangers (4-5-0) NYR Leading Scorer: Marian Gaborik (5-3-8) NJD Leading Scorer: John Tavares (4-7-11) NYR Goaltender: Henrik Lundqvist (8 GP, 2.83 GAA, .900 SV%) NJD Goaltender: Evgeni Nabokov (8 GP, 2.99 GAA, .905 SV%) New York Rangers Tickets. Rangers Lines: Taylor Pyatt-Brad Richards-Marian Gaborik Carl Hagelin-Derek Stepan-Rick Nash Chris...


Yes Rangers fans, after last night's 0-for-5 on the power play, the Blueshirts are 3-for-35 with the extra man on the season!!!!! That's a success rate of 8.6%, good for last place in the NHL. Of those three goals, Ryan Callahan has two of them and Taylor Pyatt has one. That's right, Brad Richards, Rick Nash and Marian Gaborik have combined for ZERO power play...

Rangers 4, Islanders 1

Powered by J.T. Miller's first two NHL goals, the New York Rangers regained their focus by beating the New York Islanders at MSG, 4-1. For a full box score of the game, visit Yahoo! Sports. ...Talk about the best home debut you could ask for if you're J.T. Miller: Two goals and first-star honors. I said it after the game against NJ he looks like he belongs out there....

Musings: The sub .500 edition

Googled ‘desperate for offense’. I kid you not, this was the 3rd picture found. Hello everybody!  (*Dr Nick voice*). It’s a musings day but in Ranger-land there’s not much to be happy about so let’s just get straight into it. It’s all business folks. I read yesterday that we give the ‘star’ players a pass on this site? Not so. If you look back through the musings...
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