One more day of guessing for Rangers

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Montreal shells Boston. Alexander Ovechkin remembers that he’s Alexander Ovechkin.

Those are your top stories out of tonight’s hockey action.

For the Rangers it comes down to Game 7 between Washington and Philadelphia. If Washington wins, it’s off to Montreal. If Philadelphia wins, Pittsburgh awaits.

I have hotel rooms booked in both cities, but let’s just say given the absolute gag job by the Flyers  – four unanswered goals tonight, two straight losses — I am already brushing up on my French.

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  1. No matter how it impacts the Rangers (and I think facing Price and the Habs is far more desirable than facing Crosby and the Pens) I just can’t get that upset when Philthy gags. It’s just always a good thing.

  2. Knuble is out and that hurts Philly. I’d rather face Montreal personally and get some payback for 1986 (yeah, I was all of 5 years old but I’ve heard the story many times).

  3. Let’s see if Coach Stevens of the Flyers has the *onions* to use *Niittymaki* tomorrow. I just heard on the Philly NBC news that Biron is 0-5, giving up *six goals per game* in the second game of personal back-to-back starts this season. I thought Biron should have been pulled after the first game! I think I would almost cream myself to watch the *Washington Ovechkins vs. the Pittsburgh Croskins*. Ohhhhhh BABY!!

  4. LOL – *Avery’s really beating up this bald dude.” – Gomez
    “I really should have given him this cup” – Shanny, as he holds up a protective cup the size of his thumb

  5. That was on David Letterman just now; thanks for those who mentioned it earlier, or else I would have kept watching Jay Leno’s headlines!

  6. I guess that’s what the rangers do when they have to many days off it was actually pretty good Its nice to see the rangers get some publicityy

  7. *In case any one follows rest of NHL or just curious about the Western Conference. One series undecided, SJ/CGY….Game 7 tomorrow night…Here are the potential Round 2 matchups:*

    1 Det
    2 SJ
    5 Dallas
    6 Colorado
    7 Calgary

    if Calgary wins –

    Detroit vs Calgary
    Dallas vs Colorado

    if SJ wins –

    Detroit vs Colorado
    SJ vs Dallas

  8. Sam-

    No matter who we play, you know what your job is right?

    ALWAYS ask ANYONE, ANYWHERE — WHAT THEY THINK ABOUT SEAN AVERY! Ask them how they are gooing to stop SEAN AVERY. Ask them if they are afraid of SEAN AVERY. :)

    In game 5 against NJD Avery took like 6 big hits, Jagr took 1, Gomez took 0 and Lundqvist was left alone.

    Last year against Buffalo they didn’t really pay any attention to Sean after the 1st period in the 1st game, and Sean was a no factor. Sean needs to make damn sure whoever we plays pays attention to him this time.

  9. Sam- The perfect quesion, ask who ever we plays — if they will mention Sean Averys name?

    Will they shake Sean Averys hand after the POs?

    =)

  10. That Montreal team is pretty dam good. They dominated the Bruins last night. There is no break with that lineup. All 4 lines can score and skate. The only weakness I see is that they have a rookie in net.

    Pittsburgh is no picnic either.

  11. I don’t care who we play, I just want it to start already!
    You know Avery hates those French speaking Canadians so that would certainly put a twist on a Rangers montreal series

  12. The Habs did look good last night, but it looked like the Bruins took the night off and spent all their energy in game 6. I am not that worried about facing either team. I think we could take either of them in 5 or 6 games.

  13. MTL skated well last night, but that was really a 3-0 game. The B’s kinda gave up 1/2 way through the 3rd. And the 5th goal was f’n BS. 5 seconds left and they’re playing like its a tie game in the cup finals. I hate the Montreal Canadiens. It’d be better for my blood pressue if we played Pitt. Both have their +’s & -‘s.

  14. We beat the Pens 5 out of 8 games
    and we beat the Habs 3 out of 4 games this year, bring them on.

  15. I’d like to see Washington and Calgary win tonight. It would make for some GREAT second round matchups.

    In the East: Montreal vs. Rangers, Pittsburgh vs. Washington

    In the West: Detroit vs. Calgary, Dallas vs. Colorado

    I think those are great matchups that could all go 7 games.

  16. That’s exactly what I want Andrew — nice work.

    I HATE montreal. I mean, don’t get me wrong, I hate the pens, but I HATE montreal. Setting fire to 3 police cars…f’ing morons.

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