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Wraparounds 04-04-2011 08:54 PM

Player of the Game & The Good, The Bad, The Redden: Game #80 vs. Boston Bruins
 
Player of the Game & The Good, The Bad, The Redden


The RulesWhat is the poll for?

You are voting for the player of the game - the one who put forth the most effort, who put the team on his shoulders, who contributed the most.

Do not vote for the player who had the best statistical game just because he had the best statistical game.

This does not mean you should not vote for the player of who had the best statistical game, but do not vote for him just because of that fact.

Who can I vote for?

You may vote for any player who dressed for the game and played at least one shift. If the player you want to vote for is not included in the poll, select "Other" and indicate in your post who you wish to vote for. In the case that I egregiously miss the player who everyone wants to vote for in the poll, I will count the votes in the thread.

What is this "The Good, The Bad, The Redden" nonsense?

It is my twist on the title of the famous spaghetti western movie, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.

Since multiple players may have outstanding games and you can only vote for one player in the poll, this affords you the opportunity to recognize multiple players, or a facet of the team, for their commendable play ("The Good"). This also affords you the opportunity to rip players, or a facet of the team, for their particularly substandard play ("The Bad"). Finally, just as "The Player of the Game" affords you the opportunity to recognize the best, this affords you the opportunity to commend the crème de la crème of the worst, who delivered an atrocious performance, or whose singular (or multiple) bad plays directly led to the the detriment of the team ("The Redden").


Alexander Frolov Memorial Trophy
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The Alexander Frolov Memorial Trophy is awarded to the player who most exemplifies the qualities that Alex brought to the ice game in and game out. Most notable was his talent for wraparounds. Thusly, this award is given to the player who has the most wraparound attempts throughout the game.

The award tonight goes to The Ghost of Alex Frolov, with 1 wraparound attempt against Boston.

The Hall of Wraparounds
Game Trophy Recipient Wraparounds (Opposing Goaltender)
#44 Sean Avery 2 (Alex Auld)
#45 Brandon Dubinsky 1 (Cory Schneider)
#46 Sean Avery/Brandon Dubinsky/Brandon Prust 1 (Carey Price)
#47 Mats Zuccarello 1 (Brian Boucher)
#48 Marian Gaborik 1 (Jonas Gustavsson)
#49 Brian Boyle/Marc Staal/Wojtek Wolski 1 (Cam Ward)
#50 Mats Zuccarello 1 (Ondrej Pavelec)
#51 Chris Drury 1 (Braden Holtby)
#52 Sean Avery/Marian Gaborik 1 (Tomas Vokoun)
#53 Chris Drury 1 (Marc-Andre Fleury)
#54 Vaclav Prospal 1 (Martin Brodeur)
#55 Artem Anisimov/Vaclav Prospal 1 (Carey Price)
#56 Brian Boyle 1 (Jimmy Howard)
#57 Derek Stepan 1 (Ondrej Pavelec)
#58 Sean Avery 1 (Marc-Andre Fleury)
#59 Brandon Dubinsky/Brandon Prust 1 (Jonathan Bernier)
#60 Erik Christensen 1 (Johan Hedberg)
#61 Ryan Callahan/Marian Gaborik/Marc Staal/Wojtek Wolski 1 (Brian Boucher)
#62 Vaclav Prospal/Wojtek Wolski 1 (Cam Ward)
#63 Brandon Dubinsky 1 (Michal Neuvirth)
#64 The Ghost of Alex Frolov 0 (Dwayne Roloson)
#65 The Ghost of Alex Frolov 0 (Ryan Miller)
#66 Vaclav Prospal 2 (Jose Theodore)
#67 The Ghost of Alex Frolov 0 (Craig Anderson)
#68 Brandon Prust 1 (Brian Boucher)
#69 The Ghost of Alex Frolov 0 (Dan Ellis)
#70 The Ghost of Alex Frolov 0 (Antti Niemi)
#71 Artem Anisimov/Sean Avery 1 (Al Montoya/Nathan Lawson)
#72 Ryan Callahan/Vaclav Prospal 1 (Carey Price/Alex Auld)
#73 Brian Boyle 1 (Marc-Andre Fleury)
#74 Ruslan Fedotenko 1 (Tomas Vokoun)
#75 The Ghost of Alex Frolov 0 (Craig Anderson)
#76 The Ghost of Alex Frolov 0 (Tuukka Rask)
#77 The Ghost of Alex Frolov 0 (Jhonas Enroth)
#78 Sean Avery 1 (Al Montoya)
#79 Brian Boyle 1 (Sergei Bobrovsky)
#80 The Ghost of Alex Frolov 0 (Tim Thomas)

Standings
Player Number of Wraparounds Number of Trophies
Sean Avery 0-7 4 1/3
Vaclav Prospal 0-6 3 1/2
Brian Boyle 0-4 3 1/3
Brandon Dubinsky 0-4 2 5/6
Chris Drury 0-2 2
Mats Zuccarello 0-2 2
Brandon Prust 0-4 1 5/6
Marian Gaborik 0-3 1 3/4
Artem Anisimov 0-2 1
Erik Christensen 0-1 1
Ruslan Fedotenko 0-1 1
Derek Stepan 0-1 1
Wojtek Wolski 0-3 11/12
Ryan Callahan 0-2 3/4
Marc Staal 0-2 5/12


Game Statistics
Three Stars
First Star Second Star Third Star
Vaclav Prospal Michael Sauer Brandon Dubinsky

Team
Shots PIM Hits Giveaways Takeaways PP PK Faceoffs
26 2 32 5 8 0-4 1-1 20-47

Opponent
Shots PIM Hits Giveaways Takeaways PP PK Faceoffs
30 8 27 6 5 0-1 4-4 27-47

Boxscore
Period Time Type Goal Primary Assist Secondary Assist
2nd 11:34 ES Prospal (7) Wolski (22) Staal (22)
2nd 18:26 ES Prospal (8) Wolski (23) Stepan (23)
3rd 16:12 ES Dubinsky (24) Callahan (25) Anisimov (25)
3rd 17:03 ES Sauer (3) Gaborik (25) Boyle (14)
3rd 19:07 EN Stepan (21) Fedotenko (14) Sauer (11)

Players
Player Goals Assists Points PIM
Prospal 2 0 2 0
Sauer 1 1 2 0
Stepan 1 1 2 0
Wolski 0 2 2 0
Dubinsky 1 0 1 0
Anisimov 0 1 1 0
Boyle 0 1 1 0
Callahan 0 1 1 0
Fedotenko 0 1 1 0
Gaborik 0 1 1 0
Staal 0 1 1 2

Goaltenders
Goaltender Saves Shots Save %
Lundqvist 27 30 .900

Faceoffs
Player Won Taken FO %
Boyle 5 13 38.5
Callahan 0 1 00.0
Christensen 1 1 100
Dubinsky 7 15 46.7
Prospal 1 4 25.0
Stepan 6 13 46.2

+/-, TOI, Shots
Left Wing Center Right Wing
Prospal (+2, 21:14, 4) Stepan (+3, 19:25, 1) Wolski (+1, 17:20, 3)
Dubinsky (+1, 20:42, 2) Anisimov (+1, 15:21, 1) Gaborik (+2, 17:49, 5)
Fedotenko (E, 12:12, 0) Boyle (-1, 14:15, 2) Callahan (E, 19:55, 3)
Avery (-1, 06:38, 2) Christensen (-1, 08:29, 0) Prust (-1, 07:50, 0)

Left Defense Right Defense
Staal (+4, 25:29, 2) Girardi (+1, 20:57, 0)
Eminger (+1, 18:55, 0) Sauer (+2, 19:50, 1)
McDonagh (-3, 14:02, 0) McCabe (-1, 18:14, 0)


Postgame Reports
Media
Writer Outlet Story
Dave Lozo NHL.com Rangers complete amazing rally to stun Bruins
Jim Cerny rangers.nhl.com Rangers roar back to beat B's in spectacular fashion
Rangers rally for inspirational victory: Hungry for points, Blueshirts score five unanswered goals to topple B's
Hannah Becker bruins.nhl.com Postgame Reaction vs. NY Rangers
Ira Podell Associated Press Rangers rally for unlikely 5-3 win over Bruins

Papers
Writer Paper Story
Jesse Spector New York Daily News New York Rangers roar back, Vinny Prospal ignites 5-3 comeback win over Boston Bruins at Garden
Andrew Gross The Record Rangers score three times in third to best Bruins
Steve Zipay Newsday Rangers rally from 3-0 down for crucial win
Arthur Staple Rangers looking like scary playoff foe
Larry Brooks New York Post View to Thrill: Rangers eye clinch after comeback
Rangers' Prospal doesn't like boos from Garden crowd
Dave Caldwell The New York Times Late Rally Solidifies Rangers’ Hold on Playoff Spot

Headlines of the Gamehttp://i.imgur.com/QeK0u.png

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Photo of the Gamehttp://2.cdn.nhle.com/rangers/images...4_poglarge.jpg

Video
Source Link
NHL.com Full Highlights
Rangers Engineer Huge Comeback -- 4/4
Rangers-Bruins Postgame Analysis -- 4/4
Tortorella Postgame Remarks -- 4/4
Dubi, Sauer, Vinny and Henrik Postgame -- 4/4
MSG.com Tortorella Postgame (4/4): Win vs. Bruins
Rangers Postgame (4/4): Win vs. Bruins
Versus.com Wrap-up: Rangers 5 Bruins 3
TSN.ca Highlights: BOS 3, NYR 5
A Tale of 2 Periods
ESPN.com Rangers Rally, Score Five Unanswered
SNY.tv GEICO SportsNite: Brandon Dubinsky on the NYR's win

Youtube
Uploader Video
NHLVideo
ESPN
DarwinIsInCharge
Quatro4of4
pettersonmatt
specmotors
chrisbotta
InsideHockey

Quotes to Note
Quote:

This team has balls. It has had balls all year long. I'm not a big love-fest guy here, but I just like how we stuck to it. We showed balls.
- John Tortorella
Quote:

We were sluggish early on and Boston won a lot of races to the puck. We had some struggles as far as their quickness, but there was no panic. For such a young group, to stay within themselves is a great lesson. It is obviously a huge two points. We still control our own destiny. We will enjoy, get ready tomorrow, and get ready for Atlanta.
- John Tortorella
Quote:

This is not a one guy team, it’s a collective group. That’s the way we have to play. We’re not a terribly gifted hockey club.
- John Tortorella
Quote:

We came from down three, and you make it 3-3, you feel like you’ve accomplished something. Again, we were driving. When you give up three, the momentum’s kind of against you. You’re vulnerable. That shift, we went out there, after we tied it, and lost a couple of draws, and didn’t do exactly what we wanted. Then we iced it, but we got a good forecheck, and it’s 4-3.
- Brian Boyle
Quote:

It gives you goose bumps. It is a feeling you can’t describe. We fought so hard. We needed these points and that part of it makes it more emotional. We want to keep ourselves in the driver’s seat. That being said, we had a couple of minutes left in the game, so we had to settle the bench down and defend against one of the best teams in the league.
- Brandon Dubinsky on the Garden
Quote:

As soon as we got the first one, it changes. On the ice, in the stands, they got going and we got going.
- Henrik Lundqvist on the Garden
Quote:

They are there every night doing that. I think everyone is doing a great job paying the price. We are going to need it. We are going to need guys to sacrifice their bodies. That is the way we play…we play hard. When we do that we have a much better shot to win.
- Henrik Lundqvist on shot blocking
Quote:

It’s up there, for a regular season game, it’s definitely up there. When you look at the importance of the game, and the way the game was played – they were all over us in the first, and then they got the third one, and we were so far away from a win. We just kept coming closer and closer, and then the atmosphere and everything. It’s definitely up there. A great feeling.
- Henrik Lundqvist on how this game ranks
Quote:

Just an hour and a half ago, they booed us! It’s great that they cheer, but holy smokes, give us the help when we’re down, you know? Nothing against them! (Laughs) It’s easy to say right now, because there are times when they have the right to express their opinion, but we’re fighting for big points right now, and this is karma.
- Vaclav Prospal on the Garden
Quote:

It seemed like as we kept crawling, little by little, they got more and more intense, and they started getting excited, and it just erupted. We fed off of that, and we got the win, and that was big for us.
- Michael Sauer on the Garden

Professional Blogs
Blogger Blog Story
Jesse Spector The Blueshirts Blog Postgame: Rangers 5, Bruins 3
Andrew Gross Ranger Rants Rangers 5, Bruins 3: Wrapping up
Steve Zipay Blue Notes The Gamer: An incredible finish at MSG, Rangers 5, Bs 3
Post-game Xtra: Quotes and Stats
Rick Carpiniello Rangers Report Post-game notes, quotes
Tortorella post-game
Post-game quotes
Rangers-Bruins in review; Magic Number: 3
Mitch Beck Howlings WHY WINNERS WIN
Adam Rotter SNY Rangers Blog FINAL: Rangers 5 Bruins 3
Seth Rothman Inside Hockey Emotional Rangers Come From Behind
Christopher Botta Slap Shot Blocking Chara Shots, Rangers Boost Playoff Chances
Matt Ehalt ESPN New York Lundqvist felt excitement at MSG in epic comeback
Prospal sparks Rangers with two goals in third
Mike Mazzeo For Rangers, 'No guts, no glory'
Stan Fischler MSG Blogs Rangers: Momentum, Thy Name Is Blueshirts
Steve Lepore Versus Blogs Rangers Get a Season-defining Win

Other Blogs
Blogger Blog Story
Michael Gleich Bleeding All Blue Sauer Game-Winner Seals Rangers Crucial 5-3 Comeback Win Over Bruins
James Wrabel Blue Line Station Balls of Steel: Rangers Comb The Depths for a 5-3 Comeback Against Bruins
Patrick Hoffman Goal Line Report A Tale of Two Games
The Rodent Hockey Rodent Trogdor-Slayer
Kevin DeLury New York Rangers Blog Rangers 5, Bruins 3
Mike Savino Ranger Pundit Epic Comeback! Rangers 5, Boston 3
Nick Montemagno Rangers Tribune Postgame: Rangers Complete Magical Comeback against Bruins, 5-3
Scotty Hockey Scotty Hockey 43-32-5: Rocky! Rocky! Rocky!

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Puckface NYR* 04-04-2011 08:55 PM

i really can't even think straight right now

Whoot Whoot 04-04-2011 08:55 PM

Vinny!

beef 4 lunch 04-04-2011 08:55 PM

un - freakin - believable!

Sauer Power!!!

GarretJoseph 04-04-2011 08:55 PM

Vinny!!! Dubi!!! Cally!!!!
Lgr!!!!!!

KotsyJr 04-04-2011 08:55 PM

OMFG. Speechless.

:)

DubiDubiDoo 04-04-2011 08:56 PM

Prospal

Pugs35 04-04-2011 08:56 PM

I've never been more proud of a team than I am of this one. Un-****ing-believable

3Four3 04-04-2011 08:56 PM

God, I love this team.

Perfect day for my first posts on these forums.

pwoz 04-04-2011 08:56 PM

Thomas is overrated ****! Boston is overrated. How are they at 99 points!?

nyrage 04-04-2011 08:56 PM

wow, freaking euphoria!

DoTheBlue 04-04-2011 08:56 PM

That game was boring

Maineice11 04-04-2011 08:56 PM

YESSSS!!!! YESSS!!! RANGERS WIN 5-3 in Regulation!!! and we are tied for 6th place!!! HUGE GAME, HUGE WIN!!!!!! WAY TO GO!!!!!


Vinny got us going!!!

beastly115 04-04-2011 08:56 PM

Anyone have a fork?

http://www.blogoneanother.com/eat-crow.jpg

Anderson 04-04-2011 08:56 PM

POTG : Prospal
Good : Hank, wolski,
bad : mcd
redden : some of you "fans". some of you are such a ****ing embarrassment. you clowns don't deserve to watch a good team.

Norwegian 04-04-2011 08:56 PM

Hat off, impressive comeback!

Hockey Team 04-04-2011 08:56 PM

Suck it thomas!

Barbara Underhill 04-04-2011 08:57 PM

Feels good especially since my uncle is a Brooooons fan.

DrAStuart 04-04-2011 08:57 PM

Great heart...great grit...well done....

The Redden: The "fans" on the GDT who gave up after the first period...oh ye of little faith

17futurecap 04-04-2011 08:57 PM

The Good: The unreal comeback
The Bad: Me never having confidence, props to the posters who never give up.
The Redden: Me saying this in the game thread. Next goal is the game, if they go down 3-0, can't see them getting 4 ugh.

bumrusherer 04-04-2011 08:57 PM

Best regular season win in years..absolutely amazing.

Janerixon 04-04-2011 08:57 PM

Best comeback win I have seen this decade.

All I can say is Prospal!!!! He carried this team and refused to quit, eventually others followed. The Bruins let this game get away, I still can't believe this is real!

Emptyvoid 04-04-2011 08:57 PM

Rangers.

I
Love
You.

Never give up.

This game ALONE is what the rangers are about.

Down 3-0? Back to the grind stone then. They grind, they work, they do not give the **** up.

Rangers, you ****ing earned this win.

And to all the haters, eat CROW!

Punxrocknyc19* 04-04-2011 08:57 PM

this is why id rather play boston over the caps or flyers



rangers can come back vs them.

Anderson 04-04-2011 08:57 PM

Redden : tim "stands on his head every game" thomas


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