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7-1-0 equals #1

The New York Rangers continued their stellar play in 2009 with a 4-1 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs. The victory is their seventh in a row and keeps them in a tie for first place in the NHL with 14 points (Pittsburgh is also 7-1-0). The Rangers had a well balanced attack against the struggling Leafs (0-6-1) with two goals coming from defenseman (Del Zotto (3) and Staal PP (1)) and two goals from forwards (Dubinsky (3) and Lisin (1). Henrik Lundqvist was excellent with 34 saves, he gave up the lone goal to Ian White.

Marian Gaborik stretched his point streak to 8 games with 2 assists tonight. Gaborik has 12 points in those 8 games and currently sits in 3rd in the NHL. Vinny Prospal also continued a scoring streak making it 7 games for him, Prospal assisted on Del Zotto’s power play goal.

The Rangers head back home for two games, Monday against the San Jose Sharks and Thursday against the New Jersey Devils.

This is the Rangers best start in a while and their longest win streak since the 2005-2006 season. Now I know it is still very early in the season, but I am not only happy with the Rangers play, but I am extremely impressed. I was a little uncertain with the new and young lineup this season, but the start they have put together has canceled any doubts. The Rangers struggled scoring goals last season, they are currently tied for the league lead with an average of 4.00 goals scored per game. The Rangers defense seemed to be a big issue at the start of the season, however they lead the NHL in scoring with nine goals.


The video is from Battle of the Blades, a Canadian TV Show that features former NHLers figure skating. The show is kind of like Dancing with the Stars. Here is a list of a few of the former players:

Tie Domi

Bob Probert

Claude Lemieux

Ron Duguay

The game Monday against the Sharks (4-3-1) will be aired on Versus.

Enver Lisin scored his first goal as a New York Ranger.

The Rangers have the best home record in the NHL 4-0-0.

The Penguins have the best road record int he NHL 5-0-0.

That is it for me tonight, the Yankees are going to extra innings and I need to give a little more attention to that game…


Anaheim’s Bob Murray Knocks Chick Out After Losing Game 7

I always though people from California were really laid back and easy going. I guess, not. According to Anaheim’s General Manager, Bob Murray, flung a chair after the Ducks lost Game 7. The chair accidentally hit a woman that was sitting in the press box at the Joe. Murray denies the incident and says it was a complete accident. I don’t quite get how you can deny that it happens, but admit it was an accident. Either way, the woman is not going to seek charges. On a brighter note, it gave me a chance to show this video that I’ve been waiting for. I would have assumed all people in SoCal would have the demeaner of this surfer dude, apparently Murray is an outlier in Orange County.

Update: Yahoo’s Puck Daddy is reporting that the woman Murray hit with the chair was celebrating for the Red Wings. Thus prompting Murray to fire a chair at her….classy.

Associated Press

DETROIT — Detroit police say a woman was accidentally hit by a chair swung by Ducks general manager Bob Murray after Anaheim‘s loss to the Red Wings in Game 7 of their Western Conference semifinal series.

Sgt. Alan Quinn said on Saturday that the woman was struck while in the press box Thursday night at Joe Louis Arena, and Murray apologized. Quinn says police took a report and the woman declined to seek charges.

The incident was first reported on Friday by WJBK-TV in Detroit.

The Ducks said Saturday that Murray denies throwing a chair. On Friday, he told the Los Angeles Times that it was a “complete accident.”

With the 4-3 win, the Wings advanced to play the Chicago Blackhawks in the conference finals that start Sunday in Detroit.
Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press

Don’t forget to vote in the Staal Brother’s Point Competition, the competition will be closed at 7:30pm EST tonight. In another shot of good news, I found the video of the Sharks fan crying after San Jose was eliminated. Although, I cannot make much fun considering this was the condition of most of the Loge19 staff on Thursday night.


Links From Around The League

Alright, another busy day in the office so I’m going to post some links from around the league. It’s easy, and lets be honest, other people probably have a lot more interesting stuff. Getting right to it, I really  hope you were able to watch the Chicago Blackhawks eliminate the Calgary Flames last night. Unreal game and an even better outcome. Also, as evidenced by the video above, the Sharks made a first round exit thanks to the play of Anaheim. Also another great game with some huge fights. So, without further delay:

  • There are more videos of the guy breaking down after the San Jose loss here, here, and here. The original link came to me from Commissionerdangle, who has also informed me not to laugh because that’s the condition he will be in if the Bruins are knocked out. Anyway, I know these videos are kind of long, but absolute gems, here is fan dedication:

Islanders win the Tavares Sweepstakes



With a 48.2-percent chance of being awarded the No. 1 pick (250 number combinations were assigned to New York), the Isles won the Scotiabank/NHL Draft Lottery on Tuesday night. The Islanders, who suffered more than 500 man-games lost to injury in 2008-09, had just 61 points (26-47-9), the fewest in the League.

The first round of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft will be held on June 26 at the Bell Centre in Montreal.

Because the Islanders won the lottery, the draft order remains intact with the League’s regular-season standings. The Tampa Bay Lightning (66 points) will draft second, followed by the Colorado Avalanche (69), Atlanta Thrashers (76) and Los Angeles Kings (79), respectively. All five teams had a crack at the No. 1 pick.

“It was obviously something that was very well-publicized and something people were looking forward to, but being a goalie as long as I was, there’s a lot of things you can’t control,” Islanders General Manager Garth Snow told “We hoped for the best and probably didn’t sweat it out, knowing that I really didn’t have any control over the situation.”

It’s expected to be another huge draft for the Islanders, who also own the San Jose Sharks‘ first-round pick and three more selections in Round 2. New York also took 13 players in the 2008 Draft, including center Josh Bailey, who spent the entire 2008-09 season on Long Island. The Isles held the fifth pick in 2008 but traded down twice to No. 9, gaining more selections in the process.


“It will be a ding-donger”

Love him or hate him, Don Cherry is making a lot of sense these days. According to, “Sour Grapes” is predicting a Bruins/Sharks Stanley Cup Final. Well Mr. Cherry, after all your crazy antics, it seems as though you’re calming down in your old age and starting to smarten up. Cherry, is calling for a 6-game Finals series going to the Bruins, and the Cup coming back to Beantown. has the full story.

Grapes predicts either the Boston Bruins or San Jose Sharks will hoist the Stanley Cup this spring.

Don Cherry, the opinionated star of Coach’s Corner on CBC’s Hockey Night In Canada, told reporters during a conference call Monday that he has an inkling the two top seeds will emerge from their respective conferences and meet in the Stanley Cup final.

San Jose led the NHL with 117 points in the Western Conference, while Boston topped the Eastern Conference with 116 points.

“It will be a ding-donger,” Cherry said, stopping short of predicting a winner.

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NHL Announces Playoff Schedule

2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs The final games of the regular season have been played, and now the seedings are finalized. Late last night the NHL announced its 2009 playoff schedule. The first round will begin on Wednesday with a pair of rematches from last year’s first round, and Columbus making its playoff debut. has further breakdown.

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Brad Staubitz throttling Jordin Tootoo

I know this video does not have sound, but it’s the HQ version and the videos with audio were grainy. Either way Jordin Tootoo of Nashville really took a beating last Thursday night, compliments of Brad Staubitz. Probably one of the best fights last week, a prequel to the series starting next week: Fight of the Week, Hit of the Week, Goal of the Week, and Save of the Week. Continue reading ‘Brad Staubitz throttling Jordin Tootoo’

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