You Think They Have Monthly Train Tickets?

Chad Johnson is on his way back to Hartford to play in a few games, and Matt Zaba is being called back up to serve as Henrik Lundqvist’s backup during the trips to Philly and Montreal. How long is the train ride from NY to Hartford? Think they drive? Car service? I smell a poll (on Twitter)…

Kotalik, Brashear Scratched

As per Andrew Gross, Ales Kotalik will be scratched tonight for the third time this season. Kotalik has been even less than I thought he would be, which is tough because I didn’t expect much. Donald Brashear will be a scratch tonight also, and Chad Johnson will make his second start of his career. Enver Lisin and Aaron Voros, who…

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Johnson Up, Zaba Down

The Great Goalie Shuffle of 2010 continues. Chad Johnson is back up, Matt Zaba is back down. Johnson started in Hartford last night, making 30 saves in a 2-1 win.

Johnson Down, Zaba Up

The Great Goalie Shuffle of 2010 continues, with Chad Johnson being sent down to Hartford, and Matt Zaba being called up to the big time. Of course, Johnson is just getting playing time, and I would be shocked if Zaba actually plays. Still, this shuffle can’t be good for Johnson or the team. Johnson has shown he can play at…

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Six Degrees of Chad Johnson

In what was a depth move that flew under the radar for everyone, the Rangers traded a 5th round pick to Pittsburgh for now backup goalie Chad Johnson. Well, the Rangers had 3 5th round picks in the 2009 draft, and the pick that went to Pittsburgh in exchange for Johnson was the last pick in the round. Where did…

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Johnson Impressed

With the demotion of former backup Steve Valliquette, the Rangers had a revolving door of backups, with every Hartford goalie getting the call at one point to back up Henrik Lundqvist, stay a week, then get sent back down to get some playing time. Chad Johnson got the start last night, and it was the first time a backup started…

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Johnson to Start Tonight?

As per Jim Cerny’s twitter, coach John Tortorella mentioned that Chad Johnson will be getting some starts in goal soon. It is very possible that the first start could be tonight against Atlanta. If he does not start tonight, it is very likely he will start Saturday’s matinee against Boston. I would prefer he start against Boston, as they are…

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Johnson Up, Zaba Down

Chad Johnson has been called back up from Hartford, and Matt Zaba has been sent back to Hartford. This was expected, and announced during the game last night. It’s official now. Johnson was down to get some work in, and you can expect the revolving door of backups to continue until the Rangers get a capable backup.

Zaba Recalled, Johnson Returned

Chad Johnson’s brief stay with the Rangers has ended, as he has been sent down to Hartford to get some more playing time. Matt Zaba has been recalled to backup Henrik Lundqvist for the time being. There seems to be a rotation of backups going right now. Backup Lundqvist for a week, get sent back down to get playing time,…

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Johnson Back Up; Lisin And Voros Scratched

The Great Goalie Shuffle of 2009 continues: Rangers sent down Matt Zaba and recalled Chad Johnson, according to Andrew Gross. Johnson started last night against Portland, and gave up 4 goals on 29 shots in a 5-2 loss. Gross is also reporting that Enver Lisin and Aaron Voros will be healthy scratches for tonight’s game against Buffalo. We shall see…

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