9:41 PM...Goodnight folks...Updates coming later.
9:40 PM...Madden over top, no goal....Rangers win. Fantastic game, take a point in the standings. Still last place, but we can play with these guys.
9"40 PM...no sir, save Broduer. Madden v. Lundy for the game.
9:39 PM...Nigel Dawes for NYR can win it.
9:39 PM...Gio for NJD...stopped by Lundqvist.
9:39 PM...Prucha rips it top shelf on Broduer! 1-0 Rag$
9:38 PM...Parise for NJ, couldn't stuff it! He had him beaten, but couldn't get it up, Lundy's stick tied up Zach.
9:37 PM...Here he comes...skates slowly...misses the net...deked, went forehand, over top.
9:37 PM...Marcel Hossa will go first for NYR.
9:36 PM...This will be fun to watch, Brodeur and Lundqvist...Jagr, Gomez, Elias, Drury, Parise, Shanahan, Madden, Zajac, Clarkson...who's the hero tonight?
9:35 PM...First Devils shootout under Brent Sutter. Big question, do the Rags use Gomer? Julien almost never used him, though Gomer always talked of conceiving world-beating plays.
9:34 PM...Jagr, Drury, doesn't matter Devs clear! Shanahan's out there, Gomez to Drury, shot off side of the net AND CLEARED!!! SKILLS COMPETITION COMING UP! DEVS KILL IT OFF!
9:33 PM...That's what they're calling!?!? Now? Another border-line call in OT may burn NJD. NYR calls timeout.
9:32 PM...Eilas and Gionta out there, 1 minute togo...Dawes shot crazy deflect into Marty...3-on-2...Gomez for Girardi went wide...stick hold on Vishnevski! D'oh! 25.1 to go, Power Play NYR.
9:32 PM...Oduya-Mottau-Parise-Zajac for Devs...they control Parise to the front wouldn't go...Parise's pass is off Zajac's stick...Zajac and Parise keep it to the outside...Vishnevski's shot tipped to the mesh.
9:31 PM...MStaal fires wide...offside called. Fingers hurting.
9:30 PM...Madden=Pando v. Dubinsky-Jagr...crazy attempt from Jags goes wide..Lundqvist nearly brainfarts playing the puck, but it's gotten out.
9:29 PM...Dawes stopped by Marty...Gionta's rush the other way stopped.
9:28 PM...Avery misses the net and is replaced by Shanahan...Shanahan centers but has it blocked...Here comes Mottau fed one, turned over, Drury ROBBED BY MARTY ON A BREAKAWAY!!!!!
9:27 PM...Overtime Starters...Madden-Parise, Gomez-Avery up front, now Zajac-Parise...Gomez flies one wide.
9:26 PM...Recap the scoring...Gomez for NYR, Sarge for NJD. Both teams 0-1 in Extra Time, Devs in OT, Rags in a Shootout.
9:25 PM...This Overtime is looking scary good and is coming your way!
9:24 PM...Overtime at the Garden with a neutral zone faceoff with 3.7 to go.
9:23 PM...Elias line with Oduya-Mottau out...Gio-Zach-Travis for Devs now...17 to go.
9:22 PM...Madden sends it in...Devils look to control...Zubrus behind the net...they lose control and Drury's pass goes awry...quick centering pass no sail...Martin-Greene can't get off finally they do as Madden clears...One Hot Minute to Go!
9:21 PM...Devils get the Madden line out...let's go! Dawes-Drury-Shanny vs. MPZ.
9:20 PM...Icing on NJD...3:27 to go.
9:19 PM...Reviewed...no goal...good judge. Devils get Brook-nevski out there with Parise line.
9:17 PM...My goodness, Gionta has it knocked away on the break, then Parise robbed by Lundqvist and the whistle blows a little early, but good call, no goal.
9:17 PM...Marty covers...faceoff Devs zone.
9:17 PM...High hits are legal for those who wear #68 in blue...
9:16 PM...Clarkson stopped by Lundy back from break.
9:13 PM...Madden line on...Zubrus using that big body tonight. Offside...Commercial!
9:13 PM...Brodeur says no soup for you to Shanny and then Mara! Devils another awful change.
9:12 PM...Devils ice the puck.
9:12 PM...Fantastic shift for Johnny Oduya!
9:11 PM...Hollweg and Jagr in...ODUYA PWNS HOLLWEG!
9:11 PM...4th line for NJD...Asham and Rupp in particularly have been good...Mottau rips one wide.
9:10 PM...Patty and DClark get two great chances...Lundqvist is insane tonight.
9:09 PM...Back from break...Brook-nevski out on D, with the Parise line out. Now out is the Clarkson line.
9:06 PM...Nothing comes of that...Zubrus has done some dogged work tonight...here come Jagr and Hossa...Jagr lurks as the Devils turn it over to Hoss who can't control...Madden brings it ahead and rips a shot off and get a change...Commericial break.
9:05 PM...Avery nails Patty and they have words, here comes New Jersey Madden-Pando-Zubi
9:04 PM...Congrats to Dustin Byfuglien, who just scored his first NHL goal against St. Louis tonight...for why you shouldcare: Here's the KK Story...http://www.kuklaskorner.com/index.php/hockey/comments/chicago_calls_up_dustin/
9:02 PM...Commercial break...whew.
9:02 PM...Gio line is out. Shanny out for the Rags with Dawes...and Brodeur robs Drury!!!!!
9:02 PM...God, this has been a war tonight.
9:01 PM...Here comes the Madden line, Madden's shot riccochets wide...Jagr's out there with Dubinsky and Hossa...Dubinsky's shot tipped wide by Marty.
9:01 PM...It is clear that the Devils 4th line can be a viable threat if given a shot.
9:00 PM...Faceoff Ranger zone, Devil 4th line out with Oduya-Mottau against the Rags line 4.
8:59 PM...Avery doesn't miss by much. Avery-Gomez on the same line...? Mmm...blinding hatred.
8:58 PM...Chico a good point that all 4 lines are contributing...Brodeur tells Prucha to take the weak stuff to someone who cares...gloving a lazy wrister.
8:57 PM...#68 in blue limps to the bench...skate problem...Gionta centers Parise, jamming away, Lundqvist...did he hold the line!? Appears he did.
8:56 PM...Jagr backhand...save Brodeur...Roszival shoots...wide...Madden and his panhandlers go for it...here comes Jagr....WIPE OUT!
8:56 PM...Betts backhands one wide, teams change...Dawes dumps it in.
8:56 PM...4th line out with Oduya-Mottau. 4th line out for Rags...Rupp a backhander stopped by Henrik...great game for Rupp so far.
8:55 PM...Madden line out with Brookbank-Vishnevski...Rangers go off on a change and dump it in...here comes the Madden line...Maddog rips one wide of goal...Devils keep possession and Madden takes a bad-angle shot that Lundqvist covers.
8:55 PM...Icing, Faceoff in the Rag$ zone.
8:54 PM...Devils need to build on this shift...Elias-Brylin-Clarkson vs. Drury and JJ...here come Clarkson and Patty...Clarkson 2 shots stopped by Lundqvist! A goaltender's duel at the Garden tonight!
8:52 PM...Guys like Gio and Patty need to step up...on cue some big chances for Zajac-Parise-Gio, just missing getting it over the line.
8:51 PM...3rd Period...Let's get it on.
8:42 PM...We'll take a break until Period 3.
8:41 PM...Jesus, FTW Trautwig on Arbour.
8:41 PM...Let's update the out-of-town scoreboard.
PIT 2-1 NYI
MTL 2-2 TOR
BOS 2-2 OTT
FLA 2-3 CAR
ATL 1-2 TB
CGY 0-1 MIN
CHI 0-0 STL
8:34 PM...Elias a clever backhander stopped by Lundqvist, and that will do it. After 2 periods, the guys in red and black are tied with the guys in blue at 1.
8:33 PM... One hot minute to go.
8:32 PM...My goodness this has been a fun game. But no, we need less divisional games.
8:31 PM...Gionta just misses an easy tap in one way...and a terrific stop by Brodeur on Drury the other...2 shots stopped by Lundqvist back the other side...This is wonderful stuff!
8:30 PM...Good shift from the the Madden-Pando-Zubi line.
8:29 PM...As Doc always says, spontaneous fighting is still tolerated by the National League of Hockey...and 5-minute fighting majors eliminate Rupp and Orr for the period...as if you'd notice.
8:28 PM...Call that one a draw...some devastating blows from both players...and not one person got their hat and said "Well, I never!" and walked out into the New York night.
8:27 PM...Rupp and Colton Orr in the center ring!
8:27 PM...A dare I say...Stevens-esque hit by Vishnevski.
8:25 PM...Vitaly Vishnevski is my new God...He just RRROCKED HOE-MEZ!!! VV=JC.
8:25 PM...Avery just misses the net...here come Madden and Pandolfo, they dump it in and go off for a change.
8:24 PM..Good work by Zach Parise shutting down Jagr a moment ago.
8:21 PM...Penalty killed...whew.
8:20 PM...Rags #2 unit out there...watch them score when the all-stars can't.
8:20 PM...Devils clear it out. Rangers still havent figured out this whole we're all superstars but we can't score on a 5-on-4. Brodeur robs Hoe-Mez with the glove.
8:19 PM...Gomez rips one wide. Back to the penalty...I gotta be honest, I don't think Johnny did anything wrong there...I feel dirty.
8:16 PM...Prucha's breakaway...can't get the shot away, Oduya hooks him, and Prucha DIVES after the arm goes up...but Johnny will get whipped for what was in all honesty, as good a penalty as you can take.
8:16 PM...It's odd that of all the Ranger weapons...I fear Nigel Dawes the most. Devils have killed it off.
8:15 PM...Pelley Clears.
8:15 PM...Madden shorthanded stopped by Lundy...Pando falls...odd man rush...Shanker from Shanny...Devils are back after Pando's wipe-out.
8:14 PM...Apparently, getting your leg tangeled with another player means a penalty to that player...so Gio off for a trip, Rag$ to the 5-on-4...I'm very nervous.
8:12 PM...Zach hits the post! Zajac just robbed by Lundqvist on a tip...Devils taking a penalty, commercial break.
8:11 PM...Rupp wastes a two-on-one by failing to get it high enough...nice try, though. Rupp misses the net on another one. Hooray, fourth liners.
8:11 PM...Gotta' love Doc's pointing out of the Rangers using the trap.
8:10 PM...Marty denies Roszival.
8:09 PM...V-Squared is out on the bench, confirmed...Clarkson just missed a wrap-around.
8:07 PM...Doc is suspecting that Vishnevski is not on the bench...and he is...looking incorrect from my view...we'll see.
8:05 PM... Marty a large save on Jagr.
8:04 PM...Devils Power Play, 0-3, 2 Shots...Not good.
8:03 PM...Mottau rocked one blocked, as the Devils are finishing an unsuccessful power-play, hoe-mez is out of the box.
8:02 PM...Period 2 Commences.
7:59 PM...Sorry folks, dinner...back to blogging with Period #2. Awesome announcement that the Devs are showing Classic Stevens and Devs games. Checking Thursday's Schedule, they will be:
-Devils vs. Pittsburgh, Game 1, 1991.
-Devils vs. Detroit, Game 2, 1995
-Devils vs. Philadelphia, Game 7, 2000 (!eep!).
-Devils vs. Anaheim, Game 7, 2003.
7:30 PM...Solid stop by Lundqvist on David Clarkson
7:29 PM...Brookbank rocks Dubinsky I believe?
7:28 PM...Penalty Killed.
7:28 PM...Lundqvist stops Elias...mad scramble...cleared by the Rag$
7:27 PM...Zajac JUST Missed hitting Gionta on the backdoor.
7:27 PM...Devils Power-Kill is on.
7:25 PM...A quick Pelley turn-arounded thwarted by Lundqvist, Hollweg reefs Paul Martin...Running out of adjectives already. Commercial Break.
7:23 PM...Another solid hit by Vishnevski creates 2 David Clarkson chances, foiled by the Rangers.
7:23 PM...Brodeur a solid pad save on Roszival from way downtow...then Staal rips one that was deflected wide.
7:22 PM...Now updated on NHL.com...Oduya and Mottau, and he now has 2 straight games with assists.
7:21 PM...Still apparently un-assisted on the NHL website, but Doc has pointed out that Oduya and Mottau have been credited with assists on the Sarge goal.
7:20 PM...As usual, Patricia from 2 Man is ahead of me, as she pointed out correctly over there, it was Vishnevski owning Blair Betts.
7:19 PM...Commercial Break. I'd be remiss if I didn't point out Vitaly Vishnevski's great earlier, absolutely pwning one of the Rangers, sort of a hodgepodge of activity before I got to liveblogging so I don't know who it was on.
7:18 PM...Scoring of the 2 Goals...Rangers - Gomez from Prucha and Tyutin at 6:01. Brylin apparently Unassisted(?) at 6:34.
7:17 PM...Johnny Oduya makes a brilliant centering feed and Sergei Brylin scores 33 second Postscript of the first Ranger goal.
7:16 PM...Somehow it's already 1-0. Sorry for my lateness. SCORE! DEVILS! SARGE BABY SARGE! TIE GAME!