COVER UP. >>RAY: PRETTY GOOD COLLECTION OF PLAYERS HERE AS BIEKSA JUMPS INTO KESLER’S AID. THERE’S 10 RANGERS ON THE ICE. THIS HAS A CHANCE TO GET UGLY IN A HURRY. BIEKSA IS NOW ON THE BACK OF BURROWS. LOOK HOW BERNIER AND DUBINSKY — >>CHRIS: THAT’S DEAN BYERS TRYING TO PULL SOMEBODY OUT OF THE PILE AS WELL. AND HOW MANY RANGERS ARE ON THE ICE? FIVE, EIGHT, 10. 10 RANGERS. SEVEN CANUCKS.>>RAY: 20 YEARS AGO THIS WOULDN’T HAVE ENDED THIS PEACEFULLY. >>CHRIS: AND ONE CANUCK, KESLER, BEING TAKEN TO THE PENALTY BOX. AND THERE’S STILL SOME SCRUMS THERE INSIDE THE LINE. AND THIS ONE IS NOT DONE YET. AND NOW BYERS AND BIEKSA — BYERS IN THE PENALTY BOX, AND ALMOST CAME OUT. WELL, A GAME THAT DIDN’T HAVE A WHOLE LOT OF EMOTION IS NOW CHOCKFUL OF IT. AND WE’RE TOLD THA THIS MAY HAVE STARTED WITH A KESLER STICK ON MARIAN GABORIK. AFTER THE WHISTLE HAD GONE. >>RAY: THERE’S JUST AS MANY RANGERS ON THE BENCH AS THERE ARE ON THE ICE. HALFWAY THROUGH A CHANGE. >>CHRIS: AND THERE — >>RAY: A LITTLE SHOVE FROM KESLER. >>CHRIS: AND THAT SHOVE DREW A A LOT OF RANGERS TO THE VICINITY IN A HURRY. I DON’T REMEMBER SEEING THAT MANY PLAYERS ON THE ICE FOR ONE TEAM IN THIS KIND OF SKIRMISH IN A LONG TIME. >>RAY: AVERY AND HORDICHUK ARE GOING AT IT PRETTY GOOD HERE ACROSS MY POSITION. NOW BROAD WATSON. >>CHRIS: WHICH MEANS YOU BETTER HIT THE MUTE BUTTON IN A HURRY.>>RAY: YEAH. THEY ARE G AT IT PRETTY GOOD HERE. AND NOW ALAIN VIGNEAULT IS HELPING THE REFEREES. >>CHRIS: BOTH COACHES ARE HELPING. JOHN TORTORELLA AND ALAIN VIGNEAULT BOTH AT THE BENCHES.>>RAY: ALAIN VIGNEAULT HELPING WITH HOW MANY RANGERS WERE ON THE ICE IN CASE THE REFEREES DIDN’T NOTICE IT. AND JOHN TORTORELLA WAITING TO GIVE HIS ACCOUNT AS WELL. >>CHRIS: CLEARLY IT ALL HAPPENED IN THE MIDST OF A LINE CHANGE. AND THAT’S WHY THE RANGERS ENDED UP WITH 10 PLAYERS ON THE ICE. AND OUT OF ALL OF THIS DOES ONE TEAM OR THE OTHER END UP WITH A MANPOWER ADVANTAGE? >>CHRIS: THERE’S RAY WELL PLACED BETWEEN IT ALL. AND YOU CAN’T HOLD THAT MUTE BUTTON ENOUGH. O’BRIEN AND AVERY AND LOOK AT — O’BRIEN IS GETTING THE STICK ON AVERY, AND THAT’S A PROBLEM. >>RAY: SEAN AVERY HAS O’BRIEN’S STICK IN HIS HAND. AND THE REASON HE HAS IT IN HIS HAND IS O’BRIEN CAME ALL THE WAY DOWN FROM THE DEFENCIVE END OF THE BENCH AND HE WAS JABBING AT AVERY WITH HIS STICK. AVERY JUST REACHED OUT AND GRABBED IT OUT OF HIS HAND. AND NOW VIN ALL THE IS PUSHING O’BRIEN BACK DOWN THE BENCH OFTENTIMES AVERY IS THE GUY STIRRING THE POT. HE IS JUST STANDING IN HIS CORNER HERE FOR THE MOST PART. AND WHILE HE IS INVOLVED VERBALLY, THAT ALTERCATION STARTED WHEN O’BRIEN CAME DOWN THE BENCH.>>RAY: A LITTLE AJAX-PICKERING-COBURG PORT HOPE RIVALLY THERE. THERE’S A DOOR RIGHT BEHIND ME. IF IT GOT ANY WORSE, I WOULD HAVE BEEN OUT THE BACK OF IT. THIS IS MY ESCAPE HATCH, RIGHT HERE. RIGHT THERE. THAT’S THE SAFEST WAY OUT OF HERE. >>CHRIS: [LAUGHTER] AND YOU’RE THE ONLY GUY SMILING DOWN THERE RIGHT NOW. >>RAY: THE ONE THING THAT’S ALWAYS APPARENT IN THESE THINGS IS HOW MUCH THE COACHES AND THE PLAYERS TRY TO HELP THE OFFICIALS. THEY ARE REALLY THANKFUL FOR THEIR HELP. >>CHRIS: IT WILL BE INTERESTING TO SEE IF AVERY DRAWS ANYTHING HERE. THE RANGERS WILL TELL YOU TIME AND TIME AGAIN THAT NUMBER 16 DRAWS PENALTIES BECAUSE HE IS NUMBER 16.>>RAY: NOW REALLY SEAN AVERY DOESN’T DESERVE MUCH OF A PENALTY HERE. HE IS STANDING OVER IN HIS BOX. THE STICK COMES FROM O’BRIEN INTO THE RANGERS’ BENCH. STEVE BARTON IS HERE, AND HE IS NOW THE PEACEMAKER. HE IS TRYING TO KEEP PEOPLE APART FROM EACH OTHER. AND BOTH HE AND PIERRE SHAMPOO WILL STAND IN THEIR CURRENT POSTS UNTIL THEY GET THIS THING SORTED OUT. >>CHRIS: PLENTY OF BOOKKEEPING TO BE DONE AT THE SCORER’S BENCH. GIRARDI AND BYERS ARE IN THE BOX.>>RAY: THERE’S O’BRIEN’S STICK THAT AVERY JUST RIPS OUT OF HIS HAND. AND HE ENDS UP THROWING IT ON THE ICE. TORTORELLA ENDS UP COMING DOWN HERE TO CHECK THINGS OUT. BUT I CAN’T IMAGINE THAT AVERY IS GOING TO HAVE A PENALTY OUT OF THIS. HE DOESN’T DESERVE ONE. >>CHRIS: I’M NOT SURE IF THE OFFICIALS HAVE EVERYBODY IN THE BOX THAT THEY WANT. BUT RIGHT NOW THERE ARE THREE CANUCKS — >>RAY: THEY ARE LOOKING FOR SHANE O’BRIEN HERE. AS MUCH AS YOU CAN TRY TO HIDE, THEY ARE GOING TO FIND YOU EVENTUALLY. >>CHRIS: THERE ARE THREE CANUCKS ALREADY, AND O’BRIEN IS NOT OVER THERE. AND TWO RANGERS IN THE BOX. AND O’BRIEN MIGHT BE DONE FOR THE NIGHT.>>RAY: HE JUST TURNED AROUND AND WALKED UP THE RUNWAY.