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10-11-2013, 10:30 PM
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#5 - 10/12/13 | New York Rangers @ St. Louis Blues | 8:00 PM - MSG






THE MATCHUP
2013/2014 REGULAR SEASON
GAME #5 - 10/12/2013



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(1-3-0) _____________ (3-0-0)



TIME 8:00 PM ET
ARENA SCOTTRADE CENTER - ST. LOUIS, MO
TV MSG, FS-MW





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NEWS & NOTES





QUOTES TO NOTE

It's just an awful feeling out there right now. We are just not getting it done, and I don't have an explanation for it.
We're just so far from where we need to be.
- Henrik Lundqvist


Our puck management is not very good. We're just giving pucks away, not putting the puck down by their hash marks, making them go down and get it.
We are making life too easy for the other teams.
- Dan Girardi


I thought tonight, our guys tried, but we’re not playing very well right now.
We’re not making the right plays. It was the same outcome but two different levels of competing in my opinion.
- Alain Vigneault





ST. LOUIS BLUES





TEAM STATS / STANDINGS:

GP 3 GF 14
W 3 GA 4
L 0 GF/G 4.67
OTL 0 GA/G 1.33
Pts 6 PIM/G 25.3
HOME 3-0-0 PP% 40.0
AWAY 0-0-0 PK% 84.6
STREAK W3 FO% 53.6

Division 2nd
Conference 3rd
League 4th


TEAM LEADERS:

Goals Alex Steen 3
Assists Alex Pietrangelo 5
Points Alex Pietrangelo 5
+ / - Jaden Schwartz +4
Shots Alex Steen 11
Hits Ryan Reaves 10
Blocks Roman Polak 11
PIM Chris Stewart 17
FO% Patrik Berglund 57.7
TOI/G F: T.J. Oshie 18:38
TOI/G D: Alex Pietrangelo 24:29


PROJECTED LINES:

LW C RW
Alex Steen David Backes (C) T.J. Oshie (A)
Jaden Schwartz Patrik Berglund Vladimir Tarasenko
Brenden Morrow Derek Roy Chris Stewart
Vladimir Sobotka Maxim Lapierre Ryan Reaves

LD RD
Jay Bouwmeester Alex Pietrangelo
Jordan Leopold Kevin Shattenkirk
Barret Jackman (A) Roman Polak

Scratched
Adam Cracknell
Magnus Paajarvi
Ian Cole


STARTING GOALIE:


Jaroslav Halak

GPI: 3 W: 3 L: 0 OT: 0
SV% .948 GAA: 1.33 SO: 1 Pts: 0


INJURIES / SUSPENSIONS / MISC:

NONE 







NEW YORK RANGERS





TEAM STATS / STANDINGS:

GP 4 GF 6
W 1 GA 20
L 3 GF/G 1.50
OTL 0 GA/G 5.00
Pts 2 PIM/G 17.2
HOME 0-0-0 PP% 16.7
AWAY 1-3-0 PK% 78.6
STREAK L2 FO% 49.1

Division 6th
Conference 13th
League 26th


TEAM LEADERS:

Goals Brad Richards 3
Assists Nash, Stepan 3
Points Nash, Richards, Step 3
+ / - Rick Nash 0
Shots Brian Boyle 15
Hits Boyle, Girardi 12
Blocks Ryan McDonagh 11
PIM Derek Dorsett 26
FO% Brian Boyle 62.5
TOI/G F: Brad Richards 18:38
TOI/G D: Dan Girardi 22:18


PROJECTED LINES:

LW C RW
Brad Richards (A) Derick Brassard Ryan Callahan (C)
Benoit Pouilot Brian Boyle Jesper Fast
Taylor Pyatt Derek Stepan Mats Zuccarello
Derek Dorsett Dominic Moore Arron Asham

LD RD
Marc Staal (A) Dan Girardi
Anton Stralman Ryan McDonagh
John Moore Michael Del Zotto

Scratched
Justin Falk


STARTING GOALIE:


Marty Biron

GPI: 1 W: 0 L: 0 OT: 0
SV% .762 GAA: 9.68 SO: 0 Pts: 0


INJURIES / SUSPENSIONS / MISC:

Rick Nash Head (Out)
Carl Hagelin Shoulder (IR)







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Marty for Vezina.

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Easy loss, RIP in pieces, Rangers.

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Just take a look at STL's lineup. Talk about balance. Four highly capable lines.

I'm expecting a slaughter unless the guys somehow manage to play hockey again.

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Don't lose by 10.

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Anyone know in advance whether I should watch the game or not?

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Anyone know in advance whether I should watch the game or not?
You should know by now it won't be worth it. These are the Rangers we're talking about, not a team with resilience or mental fortitude.

On the other hand, if you like the Blues, check it out.

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A nice win is coming!

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Being a fan means watching the team you support religiously when they're playing their absolute worst.

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Lets see if this team can remember how to play hockey tomorrow night.

LGR!

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Blues are not named after an animal so this is a win.

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STL GF 14 GA 6.

NYR GF 6 GA 20. If you take out the LAK game, it looks even worse.

There's really not much else to say...... but you know I will anyway.

This team is turning the puck over like I've never seen before. And it's not just one or two culprits, it's almost everyone.

Call me an apologist, but I really think we can almost write off this whole first month of the season, and here's why:
-The team has been on almost constant travel since the beginning of training camp
-Nash (shoulder/hamstring/groin concussion), Hagelin (IR), Stepan (rusty/not in game shape) and Callahan (rusty)
-Hank is traditionally a slow starter
-AV's new system

Now, that's not necessarily an excuse for just how awful the team is playing, but anyone can see that this team is mentally and physically gassed. In retrospect, I think it was an awful idea to do the Banff/Western Canada Training Camp/Preseason, given the fact that the team was already going to be on the road for the first month of the season due to MSG Renovations. I know Sather has ties over there and wanted to do something for the flood victims, but the team could have raised money from the NYC Metro Area.

These next couple games, all I want to see is improvement. I still fully expect the team to look tired, I just want them to look a little better mentally each game. If we make it out of this road trip 3-6 or better, I would count us very lucky.....






With that being said, I fully expect the Rangers to somehow come out and crush the blues 5-1. Nash's latest concussion awakened latent telepathic abilities. From the press box, he uses his powers to create a psionic barrier to seal Marty's five hole, then proceeds to slowly drain the life force of the entire blues bench to heal himself for a third period comeback, in which he scores all 5 goals.

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Green Blob normally says this but...

Must win?

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A nice win is coming!
In The Hockey Gods we trust.
They will get their **** together. They are not so bad as they showing now.

LGR.

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Must win?
Let's start with must keep in under 5 GA then we can worry about a win!

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With that being said, I fully expect the Rangers to somehow come out and crush the blues 5-1. Nash's latest concussion awakened latent telepathic abilities. From the press box, he uses his powers to create a psionic barrier to seal Marty's five hole, then proceeds to slowly drain the life force of the entire blues bench to heal himself for a third period comeback, in which he scores all 5 goals.
lol, good one

Personally, regardless of end result (a win would of course be VERY welcome...) i hope that the Rangers has a good game, get on top of things, etc.. no more "running around like headless chickens in the defensive zone"

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lol, good one

Personally, regardless of end result (a win would of course be VERY welcome...) i hope that the Rangers has a good game, get on top of things, etc.. no more "running around like headless chickens in the defensive zone"
Are you religious?
Is anyone here religious?
If you are I think you should say a few prayers.
We might need it.

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STL GF 14 GA 6.

NYR GF 6 GA 20. If you take out the LAK game, it looks even worse.

There's really not much else to say...... but you know I will anyway.

This team is turning the puck over like I've never seen before. And it's not just one or two culprits, it's almost everyone.

Call me an apologist, but I really think we can almost write off this whole first month of the season, and here's why:
-The team has been on almost constant travel since the beginning of training camp
-Nash (shoulder/hamstring/groin concussion), Hagelin (IR), Stepan (rusty/not in game shape) and Callahan (rusty)
-Hank is traditionally a slow starter
-AV's new system

Now, that's not necessarily an excuse for just how awful the team is playing, but anyone can see that this team is mentally and physically gassed. In retrospect, I think it was an awful idea to do the Banff/Western Canada Training Camp/Preseason, given the fact that the team was already going to be on the road for the first month of the season due to MSG Renovations. I know Sather has ties over there and wanted to do something for the flood victims, but the team could have raised money from the NYC Metro Area.

These next couple games, all I want to see is improvement. I still fully expect the team to look tired, I just want them to look a little better mentally each game. If we make it out of this road trip 3-6 or better, I would count us very lucky.....






With that being said, I fully expect the Rangers to somehow come out and crush the blues 5-1. Nash's latest concussion awakened latent telepathic abilities. From the press box, he uses his powers to create a psionic barrier to seal Marty's five hole, then proceeds to slowly drain the life force of the entire blues bench to heal himself for a third period comeback, in which he scores all 5 goals.
Well spoken. Hope this is the truth. Several guys have to stand up and step up their game for Nash.

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Are you religious?
Im not, no. Which in this instance might be unfortunate, hehe

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better stock up on the alcohol for this one fellas!

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I called the 6-0 blowout, calling this one a 4-2 loss.

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Actually, St.Louis has 14 goals for and only 4 against.

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It's hard to keep faith but hey, this is the way we've had it for years.

Gotta keep our heads up and keep playing those 60 minutes until we get things in order.

LGR

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