Game 2 and a giant opportunity (updated)


Get ready for the AO love-fest. And, if you’re honest, Alex Ovechkin deserves all the attention. Even most of you guys here were praising him … until he became the playoff enemy.

The update on Chris Drury is that there is no update. He’s a gametime decision, which means he’ll probably skate in warmups and see how his upper/lower/hand/wrist/arm/leg feels.

Anyway, you just know that NBC is going to be drooling over Ovechkin today.

In a press release the network sent out, here were a few remarks:

Pierre McGuire: “He can do it by himself. A lot of guys need other players around him. He can make himself great and make this team win because he is so overwhelmingly dominant because of the physical nature of his game. He’s the best player in the world. He’s virtually indestructible. I would call him a ‘cyborg.'”

Mike (Mr. Deep Analysis) Milbury: “He’s taken it to another level. There’s no question he’s as electrifying a player as I’ve ever seen.”

Here’s an Ovechkin interview from

You probably are sick of hearing about AO, but he is the magnetic force of this series, unless Jose ThreeOrMore makes the series about him in Game 2 … and it will be as much about Jose if the Capitals lose with him in net or him on the bench.

That’s all just a long-winded way of getting to the point. How the Rangers defend Ovechkin will, or could, be as big a factor as ThreeOrMore. As we saw in Game 1, the defensive responsibility shifted from Marc Staal and Dan Girardi to Wade Redden and Michal Rozsival. And AO pretty much had his way, launching shots like Kobe Bryant, from everywhere all the time.

The Rangers will have to do a much, much better job against Ovechkin — if that’s possible — today, or it won’t matter a lick how bad ThreeOrMore plays. You’re just begging Ovechkin to slap up three or more goals (and the requisite over-the-top celebrations) if you give him that much time and space. Of course, the best way to battle a player like Ovechkin and an offense like Washington’s is to keep the puck in the other end of the ice. The Rangers didn’t do that nearly well enough in  Game 1.

But if they win Game 2, either by stopping AO and the offense or by outscoring them via their huge advantage in goal, the Rangers are obviously in primo position coming home.


Just found the link to the audio from my interview with host Marc Malusis on WFAN in the wee hours this morning.


I’ll be here in the Comments section with you guys all game long. Can’t wait. Enjoy the game.


AFTERNOON UPDATE, 12:36 P.M.: Apparently there is a little tension brewing between the coaches — You Go, Torts! Check out Andrew Gross’s blog here.

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  1. Linda misses NY @ Playoff time on

    *Don Carpi*..great that you’ll be here posting with us maniacs all game long!!! My stomach is in knots already!!! I am thinking of listening to the game through the Rangers website and watching it MUTED on NBC! This way those nimrods don’t piss me off. Just keep track of how many times they bring up Crosby also!

    If the boys can weather the first 10 minutes, if the d can clamp it down, if those Cally post shots find their way into the net, and we get another HUUUUUUUUUUUUUGE game from Hank, it could be a pretty successful afternoon!!


  2. Maguire is a joke! Milburys resume speaks for ITSELF! I will be watching game with sound off and radio on!

  3. I miss the 78-79 NY Rangers (formerly Prucha25) on

    I’d like to see the Rangers use Blair Betts or another defensive forward to shadow Ovechkin like Jan Erixon used to shadow Gretzky and drive him nuts.

  4. Linda misses NY @ Playoff time on

    doppler….congrats on being first!! I guess I’d be

    *FIRST GIRL* then :-)

    I like your prediction!!! From your typing fingers to God’s eyes!!!!

  5. Go Rangers !!

    Huge game. It would be fuggin awesome to beat them and hold a 2-0 lead on the series with two games at MSG, and to beat them on NBC is sweeter !!

    Hopefully Hank isn’t hurt, and he plays just as good as he did in game 1. Hopefully Jose Threeormore plays the same too.

  6. TSN Has A Crosboner on

    Gotta hope for lots of traffic in front of ThreeorMore, and lots of hitting.

  7. Seriously, Pierre McGuire is one of the worst hockey analysts. He says the dumbest things and I’m definitely NOT looking forward to NBC’s broadcast today. Might have to watch the game on mute if their comments get out of hand.

  8. deja, doesn’t MSG have a pre- and post-game show on all playoff games?
    I Miss The 78-79 … Erixon really used to bother Mario Lemieux. He didn’t really see Gretzky often enough, and the one guy who really was effective on Gretzky was Tikkanen, after TGO was traded to LA. But Lemieux couldn’t shake Erixon and would admit publicly that he was the best checker he faced.
    Still, I don’t see John Tortorella employing that strategy.

  9. Carp – I thought they did but i didn’t see it on the cablevision info bar thing maybe its just not listed

  10. I miss the 78-79 NY Rangers (formerly Prucha25) on


    I’m a little concerned because Staal and Girardi didn’t do too well covering AO and Rozy and Redden gave him way too much room. Do we have anything close to what Erixon was on the team now? I’m thinking Betts may be the closest.

    Your memory is better than mine because that one game against Gretzky – at least I think it was – sticks out in my head the most, but yes, he really was one of the best defensive forwards I’ve ever seen.

  11. Thanks for the link Carp.

    MSG will have a POST game show only today so immediately after the game switch over to MSG.
    They have PRE and POST game shows for all of the MSG games and just POST game shows for the 2 NBC telecasts (won’t need the next NBC telecast :-)))

  12. Riche, other than Lundqvist, which player could they possibly treat as a superstar?

    I Miss … I just don’t think Tortorella is going to do that. He prefers to go head-to-head, which is the way Messier used to think (and why he wanted Roger Neilson out as coach, when Neilson used his checking line so much against the Penguins instead of playing top line vs. top line. It’s a concession that says the opponent’s top players are better than yours (they are). But the aggressive coaches don’t want their third liners getting that kind of ice time at the expense of their top liners. Plus it’s a lot harder to do it on the road. I think a Callahan or a Dubinsky could accept such an assignment and handle it well, but it would take away greatly from their play in the offensive zone.

  13. i hate that im gonna be at work watching the game from some lagged up site…oh well better then espns cast live

    on a good note i just got tickets to game 4, anybody else gonna be attending?

  14. No matter what happens today, the series is going to be a lengthy one. As much as I am hoping the NYR win, even if they do this thing won’t be over by a long shot.

  15. Deja.

    On wed stout and a place in Hoboken were dedicated places to watch the game with other fans. Rangers made a press release about it.

  16. Oh well, only about 15 min. of Rick on the WFAN interview. The last 6 or so was about that other sport. But nice job Rick. I have to download and save it with the rest of my stuff here.
    Glad you are sticking with your original Craps in 6 prediction. So far it is doing us well!

  17. I miss the 78-79 NY Rangers (formerly Prucha25) on

    You’re right, Carp. I guess I have an old-school hockey mindset.


  18. Is anyone else watching this elephant animal show on nbc before the game?! Can they possibly scare away anymore males from watching hockey? This children’s cartoon will raise thousands of losers who come up with carrotastic ideas! uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

  19. Carp, Jane, and the rest of you, I hope you are enjoying the weather today, and I will be checking in with the rest of you during the game. Let’s Go Rangers!!!!!!!!!

  20. I’m mesmerized by this kids show on NBC before the game because I can’t think of anything else to watch for these 20 minutes, and now I’m dumber for it. I guess it’s a perfect pre-game for Milbury’s analysis!

  21. is there an online stream of this game? can i listen online? i used to on, but i dont think i can now off their site.

    stuck at work on a saturday.

  22. anybody else watching the game online?
    im on justin tv and and neither of them is working

  23. mike in iowa(perkins alter ego) on

    im nervous. hope we get the 1st goal today and dont look back. just keep goin for it.

  24. 2 min till game time. My heart is now pounding like a John Bonham drum solo! LETS GO RANGERS!!!

  25. BrooklynDomi on

    hey anthony f im in the same spot you are, stuck at work till 3 and i cant find a working site and have the games listed for stream but arent working so far

  26. Joeybriggs – Philadelphia NBC must have been showing a different kids show – It was about trying to find a squirrel’s acorns after they got lost in the snow.

    GAME TIME! It’s Varlamov!

  27. mike in iowa(perkins alter ego) on

    domi- atdhe is hit or miss. freezes up alot too. jtv doesnt show hockey anymore i dont think

  28. whats goin on ladies and gentleman i cant wait to spend the next three hours with my favorite ranger fans

  29. Doodie Machetto on

    Budreau is doing a great coaching job. It takes a lot of stones to make that switch.

    By comparison, iIt took Renney half a season and injuries to swap LQ for Weekes.

  30. mike in iowa(perkins alter ego) on

    wow this is reminding me of atlanta 2 years ago. hope it ends up the same way too

  31. lets go boys lets have a huge game tonight show the nhl and rick for that matter that we can win

  32. mulberry’s power source malfuncted and he repeated himself and then almost powered down..that was close!

  33. that effin stinkin’ Emrick. I can’t stand him. 3 hrs of his garbage, ignoring the Rangers as best he can

  34. That’s the one thing I like about Milbury. He doesn’t like when the rules and the refs take away from it being “a man’s game” and he’s not afraid to say so.

    Darren Pang? Did they keep him in a closet all season or something? I don’t recall seeing him.

  35. Doodie Machetto on

    Pang is even dumber than McGuire.

    I was hoping that since Doc didn’t call the Debbies game last night that he wouldn’t be calling today’s, but alas, no luck.

    Also, I don’t feel like looking for it, but in my preview of Flyers and Pens, I said that the Flyers would spend the series in the box and Pittsburgh would win on the PP. Anyone see the game last night? The penguin is a good animal for that team, from the way it is constantly diving onto the ice.

  36. Imagine how threeormore feels right now. Confidence even lower when your coach doesn’t want you in the biggest game of the season for the Craps. If he has to go back in the net in the future games, well, nuff said

  37. ZzZz 13 ZzZz Rules !! says Greg L. on

    two games in and a new goalie…poor WASHINGCRAP , hahahaha

  38. Desperation move on the part of Boudreau. Maybe it works, but he is taking a big chance on this one. If the kid does not have a good game, how is he gonna go back to Theodore?

  39. Carp – McGuire has to work for TSN during the playoffs, so they find whoever they can. I don’t recall if Pang worked with NBC in the playoffs last season, but it’s likely since Phoenix wasn’t in the playoffs then either. He is their color commentator during the regular season.

  40. Doodie Machetto on

    “If he has to go back in the net in the future games, well, nuff said”

    Like Lehtonen two years ago?

  41. Doodie – Today is the exact reason why Emrick didn’t call the Devils game last night, though I’m surprised that he did not because Newark is close enough to Washington.

  42. Linda misses NY @ Playoff time on

    theres a Gomez interview…drink!!

    UGH Darren Pang! What is with these bald ‘guys’ and NBC!?!?
    As soon as the game starts, I’m muting these fools and listening to Kenny and Dave.

  43. I miss the 78-79 NY Rangers (formerly Prucha25) on

    Valarmov in.
    No surprise here.

    Watch him play like a combination of Patrick Roy/Tretiak.

    I’m officially nervous.

  44. I miss the 78-79 NY Rangers (formerly Prucha25) on

    Linda, I already have the radio feed even before my tv was on.


  45. wow ao and the goalie speak russian????? who cares what they speak lets play some hockey

  46. Linda misses NY @ Playoff time on

    Milbury and Pang got a little too close facially for my comfort.

    Damn my stomach is killin me! Start the damned game already…why wait until 20 after damnit!

  47. mike in iowa(perkins alter ego) on

    who else here thinks that maybe this goalie change is gonna help the caps? i sure hope not, but hes gotta be better than threeormore

  48. The only thing with the radio feed is there is about a 2 sec delay here between the actual play and the radio. kinda throws a wrench into things

  49. We’re going to lose. The Rangers were hoping to pummel the lawn mowing service with easy goals… but now they’ll get the rookie Russian goalie… me thinks this will be bad.. I’m hoping the backup sucks too.. oh well.

    Milbury is fat!

  50. Linda misses NY @ Playoff time on

    *LETS GO RANGERS* My God in Heaven, I hope Avery gets a goal today!!!!!

  51. True Fans Bleed RW&B on

    Carp, Agreed.
    He might not be savy, but his points today were dead-on.

    “The league needs to revisit these rules because they are causing a whimpification of the game.”

    hahaha. Go mike!

  52. does AO have marbles in his mouth? or just averys balls? cuz i cant hear a words hes saying

  53. jane – good one cant wait till panger does a triple axle into a backflip in the intermission

    Lets Go Rangers! drop the puck already

  54. mike in iowa(perkins alter ego) on

    why do the broadcasters always ask the players “how important is this game for you guys”? such a stupid question.

  55. Linda misses NY @ Playoff time on

    LMAO @ Jane!!!


    Nice touch..the Anthem on the radio feed!!!

  56. I have to be honest, after this series, I will be an AO lover again. If there’s ever a player that I would want to go to a bar to, it would be AO….wait a minute…so we can’t see the national anthem?! good work NBC!

  57. Doodie Machetto on

    Darren Pang is like hockey’s Bob Uecker. They are both former pros who sucked, and are good for a joke or two about how bad they are.

    The difference is that Uecker knows a lot about baseball(hence, “Mr. Baseball”), while Pang knows nothing except how terrible of a goaltender he was.

  58. when trying to attract fringe fans 39952950349543 commercial breaks is not the way to do it

  59. True Fans Bleed RW&B on

    Ummm. This a non-vulgar chat room.
    Thank you.

    * Linda misses NY @ Playoff time
    April 18th, 2009 at 1:17 pm

  60. Carp-
    We will know soon on Drury- If he doesn’t take faceoffs then his wris is still bad and he won’t get a boat load of icetime anyway. Without Voros in there is no big loss.

  61. Time for Avery to welcome Varlamov to the NHL. They’re scared, hit em hard and early, barrage of rubber on this punk.

    LET’S GO RANGERS!!!!!!!!!

  62. mike in iowa(perkins alter ego) on

    pavel- probably right. but if we can win our home games, it doesnt matter if they win today. but the goalie change thing would be a huge advantage for us to exploit it and cause some problems for them the rest of the bseries.

  63. I’m used to puck drops 7 minutes after the hour… oh well… at least 1:20 is closer to 7pm… I HATE EARLY GAMES!

  64. Linda misses NY @ Playoff time on

    i am devastated the Voros is not playing!!!!


    Ok … drop the damned put!! WOO THERES MR ROGAINE!!

    what the hell is wrong with this arena??

  65. mike in iowa(perkins alter ego) on

    ohh they keep talkin about hanks neck. god if hes hurt were done

  66. Wow, could they find any more ways to delay this game? Guess what, if it goes to overtime, we will probably have to change the channel to Versus!

    What the hell did Doc mean by this is the first time Lundqvist is in this situation since his first year. He didn’t explain it and it made no sense.

  67. Doodie Machetto on

    “Doodie – Today is the exact reason why Emrick didn’t call the Devils game last night, though I’m surprised that he did not because Newark is close enough to Washington.”

    That’s why I thought he would be calling last night’s game since Newark is so close. He honestly could’ve called last night’s game, gone home to sleep, and flown into DC this morning. Hence, why I got my hopes up.

    Hank got hurt in practice? Why am I hearing about this just now?! Carp and Jane, you got some ‘splainin to do

  68. Let’s go boys withstand the early charge and counter! The goalie has a hershey mask on-

  69. True Fans Bleed RW&B on

    I bet this pause throws Drury off his game. Being clutch isn’t just spontaneous.

  70. I’m gonna see if I can make it through a whole period of these NBC tools before I switch over to Maloney Balogna.

  71. Jane – LOL at Scott Hamilton!

    OH BABY at that second shift with Callahan and Ovechkin and Staal hitting people, especially Staal knocking over OV.

  72. Linda misses NY @ Playoff time on

    sally do you have your lucky beer??? i got my lucky coffee!!!
    Tattoo Hamilton on the screen YIKES!!!

  73. Deja, you means when Henrik “noggins” the puck? Haha

    Linda, you know it! And I got my lucky kittens too! I’m glad your internets are working today!

  74. Doodie Machetto on

    I think Budreau made the right call with Varlamov. He didn’t have another game to let Theodore find his game.

    Speaking of confidence crushers, how do you think Staal and Girardi feel about losing their coverage of Ovechkin to Rozsi and Redden? That’s a double whammy: not only is your coach saying you aren’t getting the job done, but he is putting his trust in MICHAEL ROZSIVAL and WADE REDDEN. On defense. Defense.

  75. Linda misses NY @ Playoff time on

    we gotta beat 936 posts today!!!

    I still think Aves gets a goal today…just to burn them even more!!!

  76. Let’s hope Redden plays to somewhat justify his contract. I remember him being fairly decent in the post season.

  77. Doodie Machetto on

    “He still has a Hershey Bears helmet on!”

    I remember the first time the Pens were playing MAF. They gave him a solid white helmet that he wore for like half the season.

  78. Doodie, this is the PLAYOFFS. If RnR get the job done on Ovy, then they play on him. Bottom line.

  79. Doodie Machetto on

    Ha, who saw that little kid crying behind the Caps bench?

    I’d be crying too if my goaltending choice was a guy who has played 1 NHL game and Jose Theodore.

  80. Sorry Doodie. We mentioned it in the comments yesterday, but we aren’t able to go to the away practices so we’re doing the best we can…

  81. Linda misses NY @ Playoff time on

    sally, it’s always preferable when the boys are on tv!!!
    Glad I can keep up with you guys today, it really enhances the game!!

    Are they rippin avery??

  82. Thanks Deja! I’m working on some pretty sweet facial hair, actually :)

    Carp, when do you want beard updates?

    I’m loving the pace of this game!

  83. Linda misses NY @ Playoff time on

    lmao @ green takin himself out!! what a tool!!


  84. I want to listen to the game on the radio but it is a few seconds ahead of the nbc broadcast. stuck with these fools

  85. Doodie Machetto on

    I like Blair Betts. I think he is the perfect 4th line center for this team. Not when Renney was coach, but with Torts. With Torts, it’s a three line team, so Betts can really focus on being a PK specialist.

    GREAT hitting, LOVED Nazzy killing Green!!!


  86. WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. Lets go Nazzy for that Hit on Green and Cally for the Goal!

  87. lets bring back the glory of the nyr babies lets show the nhl what kind of team we used to be and we are.

  88. Linda misses NY @ Playoff time on

    my cat and fiance think i’m nuts!!



  89. cally is the man. He had the back check and the goal … if the caps want to go forward like that, i’ll take it!

  90. True Fans Bleed RW&B on

    Naslund coming up big! Beautiful hit to start that drive. Even better pass.

  91. now lets get the PP working!!!!!!!
    NBC sucks- I can’t believe they were thinking that could have been a penalty on Avery instead of the Golie- what are they watching! The Craps goalie stuck his leg out and tripped Avery. Unbelievable

  92. Some other team (oilers, canucks) is going to give Callahan a big offer and force us to match in the off season

  93. ThisYearsModel on

    Well, so far, Rangers Rope-A-Dope is working. 80% of the play in our zone, and we are winning.

  94. Doodie Machetto on

    deja, I stand corrected.

    Still, 5 games and one fill-in performance isn’t exactly the amount of experience you want in the playoffs.

    Jane, it’s cool. Next time just post an update on the thread, too.

  95. The thing all these analysts should he talking about is what it does to the Caps bench when the young goalie allows an early goal like that. It can’t be good.

  96. Doodie – i totally agree with your assessment i was just being a smart ass and correcting you lol

  97. ThisYearsModel on

    Something other worthy of mention is Ovechkin cherry picking every shift and his 30 foot runs at opposing players.

  98. Whoa @ the King getting a piece of that rebound. MAN this game is entertaining already!

  99. mike in iowa(perkins alter ego) on

    yea we gotta stop playing stupid like shoe is. hes gotta be better or torts better sit him on his stool for the rest of the day

  100. I can’t even look down to the computer during this game. As Doc said, what goaltending by Lundqvist. I thought Doc was going to lose his load there.

  101. Doodie Machetto on

    Drury should be nowhere near the PP, especially when he is hurt.

    We figure it’s an upper body injury because he is skating fine. What can he possibly do on the PP??

    Get Dubinsky out there in his spot.

    Also, Morris is just dreadful defensively.

    Finally, Sjostrom thinks he is much better offensively than he actually is. I don’t mind letting him walk.

  102. ThisYearsModel on

    I sure to hate this counter-punch strategy. Is that Tortorella or Renney behind the bench?

  103. I like what I’m hearing. Listening to game on XM as we drive back from FL vacation (actually, wife is driving so I don’t drive off the road when Rangers score). Only minus is I have to listen to the Crapitals broadcast. Oh well, better than nothing.

  104. mike in iowa(perkins alter ego) on

    rick- yup. its scary too. they have a great chance every single time. i dont know why were playin bad in our own zone.

  105. Linda misses NY @ Playoff time on

    This game is nuts! I like how the refs are lettin em play!!

    Radio is 5 seconds ahead….but it’s better

  106. It’d be cool if the Caps put that guy that runs their copy machine or whatever in goal.

  107. Anyone else sick of the excessive political correctness? What’s the point of interviewing players and coaches if they’re just going to keep everything watered down.

  108. Doodie Machetto on

    “I sure to hate this counter-punch strategy. Is that Tortorella or Renney behind the bench?”

    I don’t think it’s a strategy. The Caps are really just taing the game to us, so all we are getting is counter punch chances.

  109. Linda misses NY @ Playoff time on

    yes…beer fridge!!!

    If Hank and Cally are not THE MEN, I dont know who is!

  110. mike in iowa(perkins alter ego) on

    but washingtons at home and pumped so the longer they go without scoring the more its gonna start getting to them, they’ll start makin dumb plays like last game and leave their d men and goalie out to dry.

  111. Ovechkin rarely passes. He’s a puck hog and probably the most selfish player I’ve ever seen. My hatred of AO, Green and the Caps will end at the conclusion of this series.

  112. Doodie Machetto on

    If the Caps keep up how they’ve been playing, they will tie the game before too long.

  113. Yes so far the Refs are doing great- just call what needs to be called and not the nit picky stuff

  114.’s still Torts. The capitals are playing so terribly aggressive that the Rangers are letting them come to them and then turn it the other way. Now granted, this is working because Lundy is staying strong in net.

  115. i love seeing our young guys doing well idk its something about seeing a kid my age score goals i mean cally dubi girardi zherdev its a good feeling an makes me feel like a waste sometimes ha

  116. i can’t stand that goddamn horn every 5 mins trying to get their lame crowd into the game

  117. Thanks Spiderpig! What a great story, huh?

    TV on mute. Switched over to radio already…

  118. Good play by Rozi vs. Ovech 1-on-1.

    These poker commercials should say: Can you afford to throw away your money in this economy? We can get you into debt-hell faster than the stock market and the housing market and your credit card.

  119. Linda misses NY @ Playoff time on

    lol noonan…they must have been chokin on their words!

    Hank is definitely in another zone!!

  120. Doodie Machetto on

    Drury is hurt again. Still, better to have him sit on the bench than have Voros on the ice.

  121. Linda misses NY @ Playoff time on

    you said it TV…he was great back there! Underrated and hated…

  122. Ha! Emrick: NBC is in the business of journalism? We want to know?

    Please. If NBC, with all its access, and all its former players who are allowed in areas where the print media can’t go, really wanted to find out what Drury’s injury was, they’d know. If I had that type of access, I could tell you what injury he has, what cologne he wears, what his dog’s name is, and what he wants for Christmas.

  123. We’ll Carp… Hank could get some love… Cally… Redden. (kidding about the last one obviously)

    PP in the 2nd period
    Avery and the King the stars of the first (and Cally of course)

  125. Alex is trying to hard. He’s got to settle down if he wants to score. I think he’ll be more dangerous in the second.

  126. Linda misses NY @ Playoff time on

    woo another penalty on the Caps! Gonna start the 2nd on the PP!!! not a bad way to end the first and start the 2nd eh?!!

  127. Doodie Machetto on

    Ehh.. The sportsman in me thinks that if they could, they should give that PP back.

    I’m ashamed of Girardi for that.

  128. Awful game by Kozlov so far. Be sure to send him a Thank You note.

    We’re heading to 1,000 comments and more.

    If Avery did that to Erskine, it’s a penalty. I have to be honest.

  129. mike in iowa(perkins alter ego) on

    man nice crosschjeck on aves. these caps are takin all kinds of liberties against him. its pathetic

  130. Doodie Machetto on

    “and what he wants for Christmas.”

    He wants to win a game. But if they lose, it won’t ruin his Christmas.

  131. Linda misses NY @ Playoff time on

    gotta give it to Nazzy…no bad penalty in the first!!

    Loved that lil facial on Erskine by BamBam!!

  132. Carp

    ??? Callahan’s goal was not in any way on Varlamov. The Washington bench is not going to sag because of that. A seventy-footer? Of course. But not that goal.

  133. mike in iowa(perkins alter ego) on

    good period considering they threw everything at us. this is how its gonna be all game so we gotta get a pp goal this time. get a cushion because theyre gonna score.

  134. We MUST at least come close to scoring o=n this PP. Make it a crime for the Craps to go to the box. Don’t let them off the hook and keep giving them momentum.
    Beer time

  135. 1:53 of PP time on a fresh sheet of ice… clutch time. Perfect time for some fast quick passes and sick puck movement.

    Rangers are looking good, need to keep the pressure on.

  136. anyone else notice drury didnt play again after that hit. laid on the ice for a bit and slow to the bench =|

  137. Agree with Andrew Gross – Naslund is looking really good today handling the puck. Maybe he coasted through the season like Jagr last year so he could turn it on in the playoffs. haha

    I wonder if NBC makes any money on hockey transporting this intermission set and paying high-profile analysts. That’s probably why they want to stop it next season, except for the Winter Classic, of course.

  138. once again the refs let opponents get away with murder against Avery. we sould have a 2 man advantage going into the third.

  139. Doodie Machetto on

    Carp, and everyone else, c’mon. You KNEW as soon as Avery was coming here that he would be officiated at a different standard.

    Might as well stop complaining about it, since there is nothing that can be done about it. Just like Redden’s contract.

  140. I hope Avery goes Tonya Harding on a Cap player (in the parking lot). He takes so much crap, but gets NO calls.

  141. tyree-
    that is why they called the one at the end of the period- a makeup for all the non calls against Avery. They refs actually have a conscious and know they can’t call one if Avery is involved, but owe us

  142. Great first period, Cally and Hank RULE !!!

    Nazzy is having a better game, he wasn’t that great in the first despite having a PP goal, and an assist on the game winner. Hopefully he keeps it up we need him to step up his game.

    Nicky Z seriously needs to show up. Right now he’s doing his best Caspar imitation. He needs a goal, NOW !!

    Hank was brilliant in that period, and kept it at zero. Hopefully he plays this way the whole game.

    We need a big second period !!! Start it off with a PP goooooal !!

    Go Rangers !

  143. Linda misses NY @ Playoff time on

    tyree that is not gonna happen unless avery has a limb hangin by a ligament! I swear if Aves scores, that is really gonna piss off the Caps,especially their whiny coach!! It’s ok for them to complain about things, but God forbid Torts says something. Sheesh put on the big boy pants ya wuss!

    How many blocks did the Rangers have in that period. I lost count at 5

  144. ZzZz 13 ZzZz Rules !! says Greg L. on

    Washington Capital fail to realize oe Ovechkin fail to realize that hockey in the playoffs is tight because players back check more so it minimizes scoring…only a team concept or being Mario Lemieux can rule the outcome of the game and the other is the goaltender ( Hank).

    Ovechkin and mike Green back check like a bunch of spoiled babies and ov wants to lead in hits not goals , thats fine by me…I can name over 7 players who are trying really hard on the Rangers , where Washington its hard to find 1.

    Games far from over but as of what i have saw so far this 2009 playoffs ,,,Rangers are soing me PROUD!

    GO RANGERS!!!! don’t let up!!!! Take it to ’em!!!

  145. True Fans Bleed RW&B on

    “Komisarek avoids all the tough guys so he finds poor (forget his name) who’s half his size and decides to face-rape him!” hahaha

  146. Carp,

    Better quality in the between periods stuff, don’t you think? Pretty spot on about the whole “send-a-message” theory, i thought.

  147. mike in iowa(perkins alter ego) on

    pavel- actually thats happened alot to us this year, we get a pp, get a makeup call, get scored on. im lovin the goaltending but its just like were waiting for the destruction to come. we gotta be better in their end, because every time they get the puck they create a dangerous chance. every time!!! we had like 2 nice chances besides the goal. i know we’ll be better in the garden though. we better

  148. ZzZz 13 ZzZz Rules !! says Greg L. on

    soing me!!?? umm….Doing me..dam fingers , Rangers!!!!!!!!!!! Let’s KICK the S**t outta these losers!!!!

  149. What did Carp say? When we whine about penalties we sound like Pittsburgh fans, right?

  150. Pavel,

    Youre officially banned from this country. I’m e-mailing the government as we speak.

  151. Henrik is playing out of his mind, but you gotta remember we have Redden and Rozsival covering the best player in the world.

  152. Linda misses NY @ Playoff time on

    April 18th, 2009 at 2:04 pm
    Girardi went to the Greg Louganis school of diving. good job



    still has a way to go to be in Cindy Bettmans diving stratosphere…and the one that AO had in game 1 was better

  153. anyone notice that the caps try to draw a penalty on every good hit by jumping in the air? it makes me sick.
    I hope Avery scores the winner and shoves his stick up AO’s Mangina as a celebration.

  154. ZzZz 13 ZzZz Rules !! says Greg L. on

    Avery was crosschecked from behind at the end of the period is what I saw…should be another penaty.

  155. Lund is definitely playing like one of the best goalies in the league now, but there’s only so much he can do.

    The Rangers need to get better pressure on the Caps in the second

  156. Sally,

    I think it’s all about havong perspective. You should whine if its a bad call. Like the Kozlov call. The other night I whined about greens hit on Sjo, and I stand by it. Pens fans whine on every single call against, none for.

  157. Pavel, they’re doing the job on him so far. Dont complain. LMAO i love that heineeken commercial.

  158. Linda misses NY @ Playoff time on

    lmao @ ORR

    funniest radio line from the first period…

    “THE IRE OF POTI” wow that was just too much!

    Funniest line of intermission..Pang on Hank, saying Hank is taller than him when Hank drops to his knees…and TRUEFANS, that is not in the vulgar sense :-)

  159. # NY Rangers Examiner April 18th, 2009 at 2:09 pm

    Doppler, Zher played just under 5 mins (4:45) that period, but was hardly noticeable.

    Yes I noticed that…or I didn’t notice him….. He MUST step it up.

  160. Dopplerbob April 18th, 2009 at 2:12 pm

    i love that heineeken commercial.

    That’s how I yell after we score!!

  161. At this game and I gotta say that I’m impressed by this arena. I’ve only been here during regular season games and its rocking. The fans are idiots though and couldn’t be ruder.

    Henrik is playing solid but he is leaving some huge rebounds. Cally is flying as usual.

    I think the guys that need to pick it up the most are the two nicks, I haven’t noticed z at all and antropov has been turning the puck over like crazy

  162. yeah Z actualy ooks scared to dig for or touch the puck. not a good sign if he wants to resign here. Naz is playing great

  163. mike in iowa(perkins alter ego) on

    what a horrible pp. cmon guys they have 4 guys!!! we have 5!!!

  164. Linda misses NY @ Playoff time on

    keep the reports coming Fred

    wasted pp..grrrrrrrrrrrrr

    WOW a zherdev sighting

  165. Linda misses NY @ Playoff time on

    lmao…they are gonna rename the penalty box the Koslov Memorial Bench in the 2nd period! Keep it up!!

    GET A DAMNED GOAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  166. True Fans Bleed RW&B on

    How great would it be if they started cheering Drury or Rozi suck?! It would be appropriate, but I don’t wanna hear this “avery” or “henrik” sucks stuff. Ok, we get it. They’re good!

  167. mike in iowa(perkins alter ego) on

    pavel- you think theyd start crashin harder and they look nervous dont they?

  168. Yea, they’re playing too much on their heals. I don’t want Renney hockey on a 1-0 lead. I want Torts hockey. Anytime AO is not on the ice, the Caps are vulnerable.. I know that’s only 10 minutes in an entire game, but still!

  169. They do that at just about every arena. They play the chicken dance and they shout “The [insert away team] suck”

  170. Linda misses NY @ Playoff time on

    pang givin cally props….this really must be killin them!!!

    Joey, not only that but they need an airhorn to make em cheer!

  171. Avery is the star of the game and NBC jerks say nothing good- just bad comments about him…. sigh

  172. Linda misses NY @ Playoff time on

    Pavel, thats kinda lame. They do that here in the SPHL, you’d think NHL fans would be above that. Guess not.

    I hate that ‘canned’ cheering stuff.
    Staal is having a pretty decent game today!

  173. Linda misses NY @ Playoff time on

    damnit! Come on boys ya need another goal!!!

    Man that replay was nuts!!


  174. Drury is killing them on that shift. he can’t handle the puck, he must have a hand injury

  175. mike in iowa(perkins alter ego) on

    we desperately need another goal. im lovin the saves and d work against them, but what would really kil them would be if we could get that 2nd goal

  176. most playoff games are low scoring tight hockey. you are not going to see wide open hockey in the playoffs very often

  177. Linda misses NY @ Playoff time on

    that dude who just gave aves a facial when the refs started breakin up the scrum (man cally is just TOUGH) should get a beat down!! He was nowhere near the gathering, just skated over and put his glove in his face.

    They need to score another goal. My stomach can’t take much more of this lol!!

    Gotta love BamBams wingspan!!

  178. Doodie Machetto on

    Varlamov is a lot shakier than Theodore, but Washington is playing much better defense today.

  179. NBC is much better sans Pierre McGuire. That guy is a giant douche. I’d love to give him a shot in the chops.

  180. True Fans Bleed RW&B on

    Frakin’ backstrom trying to hurt drury more! what is that? oh! What a hit just now, idk who red 27 is but it is getting nasty.

  181. lots of defensive support by the Rangers. They’re not playing perfect, but everyone is covering for everyone else, it’s great to watch

  182. Linda misses NY @ Playoff time on

    the caps can’t take it that the rangers are playing better d in this game. They really need to capitalize (lol) and put another one in the net. The Caps seem more intent on starting something after the whistle. Damn I just hope we score!!!!!!!

  183. Doodie Machetto on

    Carp, I just don’t see it. I never see him make a good defensive play. I must always be looking at the blog when he does!

  184. Linda misses NY @ Playoff time on

    nice dive z !!!!!!!!!!!!!! thats p retty freakin funny…and tool boy is in the box!!!!

  185. True Fans Bleed RW&B on

    Good call! Z should’ve gotten a matching dive penalty. Every other team does it, its a little ‘gamesmanship’ as Therrien and NBC called it last season when Crosby dove. about time the Rangers fuond their own gamesmanship.

  186. That was a not a dive. Do you guys not play hockey? What happened there happens all the time. He was reaching out and lost his footing because he was slowed up.

  187. Dubi was just punishing Erskine’s head into the boards with his shin!

    OK, ref(e)rees suck, that make much more sense. I like ours better, though: These refs suck!

  188. mike in iowa(perkins alter ego) on

    rangers get nothing done on their pp anyway. dont worry, the 3rd period if were still winning is when the caps will get all their makeup calls and score one on their first try.

  189. watch the refs start calling everything against the Rangers now. they are being influenced by the crowd, they will start looking for cheap calls now.

  190. True Fans Bleed RW&B on

    Maybe torts wants to prove how bad Redden is so that Sather has to trade him this off-season? If staal and Dubinsky go out (instead of Drury and Redden) then the PP would be good and those a$HOles never get traded.

  191. mike in iowa(perkins alter ego) on

    doodie, its gota be hard to believe we can win by playing like this. we gotta get some goals on this kid

  192. Linda misses NY @ Playoff time on

    I’m hoping you’re wrong Pavel, but it may shake out that way!

    Damn they really need another goal and now!!

  193. Say what you will, but 0-for -4 on the PP is going to kill us in this game. Washington will score, and at least once, perhaps twice, and they will also get powerplays in the third. Gonna need another goal here.

  194. mike in iowa(perkins alter ego) on

    truefans- hope so. hope gilroy replaces him. mr roboto that is

  195. mike in iowa(perkins alter ego) on

    no watch. the caps will keep the puck in the whole 2 minutes and get 20 shots

  196. HockeymanRangers on

    I missed something you guys think that Drury’s right shoulder or arm is what is injured?????

  197. deja April 18th, 2009 at 2:46 pm

    i have a girl type man crush on cally


    Me too!

  198. Did the Rangers get a concrete wall in the trade for Nik Antropov? We are blocking everything!

  199. True Fans Bleed RW&B on

    Nylander goes down without the stick touching his feet! nice gamesmanship ;-)

  200. ThisYearsModel on

    Another nice dive. This game should be over if not for our inept, passive power play.

  201. I run the East Side Club at 227 E 56 Street, and my biggest crush is for Dubinsky and those blue eyes and jet black hair. I want to shower him after a game, real roughly too, Callahan can join in. We need to score on these power plays.

  202. At least their penalty is divided in half… Maybe the refs have their fill of make up calls….. (I think not)

  203. If the score remains the same or 2-1 or 2-0 and Callahan is not the first star, it is criminal. Yeah, I know it doesn’t really matter.

  204. Doc Emrich: “And the fans becoming discouraged with their team’s power play.”

    Hey – welcome to what it feels like to be a Ranger fan.

  205. Linda misses NY @ Playoff time on

    penalty killers have kept them in the game the last 3 1/2 minutes of this period!!. they owe it to them to score!

    not bad, takin a lead into the 3rd…on the road…

  206. mike in iowa(perkins alter ego) on

    sally- i hear that. great kill. i said the longer this game goes with them not scoring, the better it is for us. its gonna cause them to start questioning themselves. great for our confidence. bad for them

  207. we need a big third period and to be honest these low scoring games are our type of games every one said we would not be able to keep up with the high scoring caps, so as long as we can keep the scoring low they are playing into our game more and more

  208. My comment at 2:49 was just an ad, and an admission. Milbury talking hockey never makes sense.

  209. mike in iowa(perkins alter ego) on

    davymax- no way. the caps will press hard in the 3rd and get alot of calls most likely

  210. Wow, these NBC guys showing their true colors, “The rangers are winning. How did we get here? What’s wrong?”

  211. So my windows open and I can hear a game going on at Cornell, about a mile away… I swear I just heard them do a “LETS GO RANGERS” chant!

  212. did he just say the pens won 2-0 in overtime yesterday i didnt even know that was possible

  213. mike in iowa(perkins alter ego) on

    i love intermission when its such a close game. gives my heart a chance to relax, and drink more beer!!

  214. Linda misses NY @ Playoff time on

    was that one of the imposter dejas??

    Cally is doing EVERYTHING he can in this game. Maybe HE needs to score again!

    Damnit I still want Aves to put one in their net!! That would soooooooo piss them off.

    Overconfidence…good on Milbury.

  215. why are we watching a pittsburg love fest now?

    we all know that the league and nbc have the fix in for them

  216. mike in iowa(perkins alter ego) on

    just wanna say, this blog rules, you guys are all awesome!!! theres noone else id rather go crazy with watchin rangers than you fanatics!!

  217. Yeah that was me again if youre going to be fake deja… and yeah id consider dubi if he had a wig and a dress and one or two subtractions lol

  218. According to Jim Fox (Yahoo Sports), Wade Redden is a smart, subtle, understanding type of defenseman, even though he has been a bust. And there’s your moment of zen.

  219. Ugh, it was so fuggin obvious that Rozi would take the first penalty. I cant wait to go home, so Staal can be on when Ovechkin’s on the ice.

    I cant take much more of this guy, he’s still not shooting, even when Torts TOLD him to start shooting.

    Hopefully he gets traded, somehow, and we can resign Morris, and maybe Gilroy, Del Zotto, Sanguinetti, or Potter can take Rozi’s spot.

    One more period to go, no fugg ups, smart hockey, LETS GO RANGERS !!!

  220. mike in iowa(perkins alter ego on

    I saw Deja make comments like that on another site, thats alright by me, as we do more in the woodshed here on the farm than just use tools. Aint really loving if it isnt with a (male) couzin. Go Rangers, partial to Avery myself.

  221. if aves scores i will go nuts i will show up at there next home game in boxers painted all in blue

  222. ZzZz 13 ZzZz Rules !! says Greg L. on

    Great period for us , we need that next goal!!!!No time for any celebrating and we have to just stay focused . This game is big …we must keep up the solid play. Go Rangers!!!

  223. # Pavel April 18th, 2009 at 3:02 pm

    Why is Milbury saying nice things about the team? This is shocking…

    Because they are looking forward to the future and need the ratings for the eventual winner

  224. Linda misses NY @ Playoff time on

    LMAO deja… i guess i don’t have as many ‘fans’ aka stalkers as you!!!

    The lucky coffee is doin its job Sally!! Not gonna eat anything cuz this 3rd period is gonna be nerve shattering!!

    If Aves scores, you guys will hear me scream all the way where you are, and I’ll here you scream all the way down here in da dirrrrrrrrrrrrrrrty south!!

  225. mike in iowa(perkins alter ego) on

    overall, a better game than game 1. we are keepin the 2nd chances down and thats a big reason they havent scored. hank is makin the first stop, our d is blocking and disrupting them from gettin big rebound chances. now, we just gotta get 1 more and i think we can win it if we get 1 more

  226. Alex T April 18th, 2009 at 3:02 pm

    I still wonder what happened to bob?

    I am still here-
    just a slight adjustment with the name

  227. Rangers must score. Washington will be very aggressive, Rangers can capitalize early. I know Panger says the Caps should be patient, but I don’t think the players know what that means.

    That said, Washington will fight to the bitter end

  228. I HATE 1 goal leads!!!!!!!!!!

    This is either going to be a hard fought win, or a microcosim of our season. A loss on the PP.

    I really want this win. Come boys. Big 3rd. Let’s Go Rangers!!

    My 3 and a half year old daughter is sooooo exhausted and she needs a nap, but she is my good luck charm, so she can’t leave my lap. Poor thing can barely keep her eyes open. And I know that something good or bad is going to happen to cause me to react loudly and scare the holy hell out of her. Poor thing. SHE IS A RANGER!!!!!!!!! Ha

  229. Linda misses NY @ Playoff time on

    lmao @ family broadcast!!

    ya know deja, i was thinkin the same think the last time the fake you showed up! dudes got brown eyes and brown hair.

    the women in the beer fridge commercial are soooooooooooo annoying!!! I love the guy doing the geeky white guy dance…funny stuff

    When I hit the Tennessee Lottery, I am taking ALL of you awesome posters here to a game at MSG!!! Best freakin group of people to have my hair turn gray with over this team!!!

  230. Boy the sun is out, the ocean looks great, please let me celebrate

    I’m a poet and didn’t know it

  231. Linda misses NY @ Playoff time on

    lil nasty has to make it through the game!!!! COME ON GIRL, you can do it!!!!

  232. linda, sorry if u have answerd this before but how did u become a ranger fan if ur down in tenn?

  233. Johnny LaRue on

    Funniest line of the day so far…

    “Lundqvist’s pads are taller than I am…and that’s not saying much”, Doc Emrick.

  234. We’re not winning this game 1-0…

    get ready for some heartbreak.

    You can’t have this many PP chances… not score… and expect to win.

  235. “Zero hour, Michael. It’s the end of the line. I’m the firstborn. I’m sick of playing second fiddle. I’m always third in line for everything. I’m tired of finishing fourth. Being the fifth wheel. There are six things I’m mad about, and I’m taking over.” -GOB Bluth

  236. Linda misses NY @ Playoff time on

    have been pretty impressed with Dubi, Korpi, and Betts. (cally goes without sayin lol) Defense has been pretty decent today, but we really need another goal!!!!

    6 1/2 minutes gone in the 3rd~

    damnit penalty….crap crap crap, and sjo is on the bench hurt….

  237. Doodie Machetto on

    Why not play the sound of Sjostrom after he got hurt? Too good “journalism?”

    Also, Gomez looked like he just had a good open ice hit on him.

    The refs have been attrocious today, on both sides.

  238. I hate Philadelphia!! scrolling an advertisement for Flyers tickets during the game that craps on the picture quality and takes up far too much of the screen (1/5 to 1/4)!!!

  239. Sally – True, GOB could be considered as a nickname. You are probably more of an “Arrested Development” expert than I am, but I did enjoy the show!

  240. Linda misses NY @ Playoff time on


    he has has one freakinass amazing game so far today!!!!

  241. Doodie Machetto on

    The Rangers need to get something going offensively. A good cycle, something, just to give Hank a rest.

  242. mike in iowa(perkins alter ego) on

    score on this pp!!!! cmon god please let the rangers score!!!

  243. Linda misses NY @ Playoff time on


    I am gonna go terminatore on Semin!!!

    LETS GO RANGERS!!! dont waste this pp

  244. Linda misses NY @ Playoff time on

    damnit put the freakin puck in the net!!!!!!!!!

    aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaargh!!! the coffee is starting to do mean things to my system!!!!!!!!

  245. Linda misses NY @ Playoff time on

    thats the 2nd or 3rd time they’ve said the caps look tired!

    THANKS TORTS for gettin our boys in condition!!!!!

  246. True Fans Bleed RW&B on

    *It’s time to let Z do something.*

    I feel like he’s rested about 20-22 games.

  247. Why does Doc keep talking about the ref’s arm wave being no penalty. It means play can go on because it was not a hand pass or high stick whistle.

  248. Doodie Machetto on

    Question to Doctor Emerick:

    If a goaltender is using a player’s stick as Henrik just was, can he still “waffleboard” the puck away?

  249. if they where in the garden right now the place would be crumbling to the ground to to the henrik chants

  250. scrambly but hangin’ on

    z has to be stronger with the puck. he is getting knocked off it way too easy

  251. True Fans Bleed RW&B on

    Did you hear the “henrik” chants just before the commercial! hahaha.



  252. mike in iowa(perkins alter ego) on

    wow hank is a freakin machine. im lovin this guy right now. ohh baby but the pp shouldve scored. zherdevs pissin me off

  253. Linda misses NY @ Playoff time on

    13 freakin minutes gone!!!

    LETS GO BOYS win the next 7 minutes!~

  254. Honestly I really didn’t think the Rangers would be able to keep this pace up. Didn’t anyone tell them that this is an afternoon game? This is awesome!

  255. mike in iowa(perkins alter ego) on

    this is killin my heart. we gotta get the puck deep and cycle baby. score one!!!

  256. Linda misses NY @ Playoff time on

    5 freakin minutes!!

    lets go boys!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! get it out of the zone!!!

    lets go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  257. callyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy jesus bro

  258. Doodie Machetto on

    I can’t think of a two minute stretch that the Rangers have controlled in this game (other than PP time).

  259. Linda misses NY @ Playoff time on

    callahan………sooooooooooooooooooo close!!!

    wheres the damned antacid!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  260. are you kiddin me
    that wat the most obvious call of the whole game on cally
    boy the nhl refs are so bad

  261. True Fans Bleed RW&B on

    No slash for Staal play and no hook on Cally play!

    Notice they didn’t show the replay on the trip either (on the Rangers penalty). They showed Freddie shjoestrom sounds of the game but found a way not to show that replay. Hmm…

  262. oh man, if Cally scored there I think I would jump in a car speed down to DC and start beating up cap fans in the name of Cally. Obama Sucks, Lundqvist for pres. Cally for VP!

  263. Linda misses NY @ Playoff time on

    love this commercial!!! ‘you said fantasy…” lmao

    wade redden is gonna make a HUGE play!

  264. And he definitely got hooked after the attempt – I did a little rewind to look at it.

  265. Doodie Machetto on

    Anyone else find that red Bull commercial to be a little too suggestive for a commercial?

    And I love that fantasy commercial.

  266. mike in iowa(perkins alter ego) on

    doodie- like i said its a 20 minute pp for the caps. rangers are not doin good they are just hangin on

  267. Doodie – Yeah, we haven’t had any consistent control like a couple of times during game one, but it’s been a lot of back and forth, too.

  268. mike in iowa(perkins alter ego) on

    doodie- i think the quiznos commercial is worse. “yes scott, put in in me”

  269. Regardless of the outcome of this game, the Rangers need to score more goals to win games at home. This is WAY too close of a game right now.

  270. On a side note as I check out the Mets score – why do they consistently give Santana such low run support?! 1-0 Mets in the 9th.

  271. Doodie Machetto on

    Mike, yeah, that’s a bit much too.

    The refs have called a terrible ame. Tons of calls that should’ve been noncalls, now a ton of noncalls that should’ve been called.

  272. Linda misses NY @ Playoff time on


    HOLY EFFIN CRAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    HANKS STEALS THE GAME FOR US!!!! we waited all season for this freakin game!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  273. mike in iowa(perkins alter ego) on

    it is possible riche!!!! HE DESERVES DRUS CONTRACT ON TOP OF HIS

  274. HockeymanRangers on


  275. ZzZz 13 ZzZz Rules !! says Greg L. on

    goaltending and team play Carp…Talent (OV,semin,green)never wins , heart and fire baby …whoohooo Callahan!!! HANK!!!!

  276. Linda misses NY @ Playoff time on

    WOW, here is our KING!!! what a freakin display of genius!!

    What a great effort by the entire team! Great ‘little’ plays by everyone!! BRINGIN IT BACK TO THE NYC!!!!!! Couldn’t ask for it to be any better than a 2-0 lead going back home!!!!!!!!!

  277. mike in iowa(perkins alter ego) on


  278. Emrick sounded like a death in the family having to say that the Rangers won and lead 2-0. could he sound more disgusted?

  279. Not a single writer picked the Rangers to win this series. Not one. Not even our own. Now we take a 2-0 lead back to MSG

  280. YEAH!! LUNDQVIST COMES UP HUGE!! If he can maintain this, the Rangers could really be a serious contender. Great win guys!!!

  281. we cant sit back now we need to go for the kill we nedd to take care of business this week in new york

  282. I’m gonna be way to hyped up for the rest of the day! I don’t know what to do with myself! Nothing else is as exciting as this game was!

  283. Whoooooooooooo!!!!!! Hank and Cally, our MVPs all season win this game. Gotta love it. Gotta love this team right now.

  284. just all around great play i would love to know what torts is saying in the locker room right now

  285. mike in iowa(perkins alter ego) on

    ovie wasnt nearly as much of a factor that i thought hed be. im sure they’ll win 1 game, but we got this.

  286. Linda misses NY @ Playoff time on

    very nice BANJ!!!

    wow, my heart is racin even more that it did after game 1!

    Mike, you still alive there in Iowa!?

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! Jersey is goin on when I go out later!!!!!!!!!! YEA BABY!!!

  287. True Fans Bleed RW&B on

    Who wanted Boston first round?!

    Predicted right here. If Hank can shut down Ovie, the offense will have a chance against caps goaltending.

    Still gonna be a battle. Don’t dare guess sweep or Rangers in even 5. It’s going to be a hard one, guaranteed.

  288. HockeymanRangers on

    Sally I hate to admit it me too AND hollering and screaming, more poor wife. LOL

  289. guys im heading out it was great spending the afternoon with a bunch of lunatics like myself take care good luck talk to u guys monday night babie

  290. Doodie Machetto on

    What made your team better

    Coaching Change.


    Hank stole this game for us.

  291. Joe – i hope nobody picks us for however far we go everyone constantly picked against the giants in the super bowl run and look what happened

  292. Holy Crap!!!!!!! I can’t even believe it. What a game. I don’t care what Hank did in the regular season right now. He has been an absolute ROCK these first two games. Our PP was putrid, but we played a pretty good “team defense” today. Let’s hope our play at home keeps up for games 3 and 4.

    I have to say that I love that Carp and Jane chime in with the rest of us all day. Pretty damn cool. I know neither of you are really “fans” but maybe if the Rangers can do something special here this year, we can turn you around a little bit.

    This win made me not even care that I didn’t get Vedder tickets this morning.

  293. What a great win. It must drive milbury and doc nuts to see the rangers have sucess today!

    Who are these defense men? HAHAHA. Redden looks AWESOME out there in the third.

  294. mike in iowa(perkins alter ego) on

    linda im so happy. i never thought the caps could be shut down like that. hank really is our hero. cally and avery, and our d played awesome today. im pumped for monday. great way to start off the weekend. gonna watch boston-scabs later!!

  295. Linda misses NY @ Playoff time on

    29 blocks by the Rangers…holy crap…these boys want to prove all the ‘experts’ and doubters wrong!

    That was one of their best played games, if not THE best, of the season!!! WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!! I dont even have anyone to call and yell WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO into the phone!!!! And the man doesnt get home until 930! I gotta celebrate by myself!!!!!!!!


  296. where are the guys now who said they should miss the playoffs because there was no chance anyway?

  297. Hey Linda! I don’t have anything to do either. Wanna hang out and chat and set a new comments record? haha

  298. NBC bailed, so here were the three stars:
    1. Lundqvist.
    2. Callahan.
    3. Naslund.
    Some stats:

    Ovechkin: six shots (seven attempts/blocked; three missed) way down from Game 1.

    Redden: 25:04, Rozsval 24:23.

    Callahan credited with two hits by the drunken/blind/dead statistician.

  299. HockeymanRangers on

    This is hockey we all have been waiting for the Rangers to play. I swear Torts is the reason why we are playing the way we are.
    And this is a bad time to bring this up but, we have to play better.

  300. mike in iowa(perkins alter ego) on

    nyr56- redden has spent his whole career playing in the playoffs year after year. hes really surpised me and him and rozy are showing their experience. staal and girardi had good games but you can see why torts had rozy and redden playin against ovie. kinda sucks for staal though. staal is better than both of them, but made a few mistakes and i hope his confidence isnt hurt from this

  301. Linda misses NY @ Playoff time on

    we need 100 more posts to beat wednesday night!!!!

    Me too mike, gonna watch as much hockey as possible today…Bruins Habs is gonna be an absolute battle. Will you be postin here during that game???

    lmao @ BANJ! hardcore fan there!!

    Have i told ya’s lately that i absolutely LOVE Ryan Callahan!! I told my fiance earlier… to hell with buyin his jersey, I”m just gonna have his name tattooed on my back…lol…it’s kinda a long name though!

  302. I wonder if Hank felt the need to post a shutout with Luongo doing it last night?

    Doesn’t he buy wine for everyone with a shutout? They should all kick in and buy him a private jet for that.

  303. you always have a chance in the NHL playoffs if you have a real hot goalie and a team work ethic.

  304. mike in iowa(perkins alter ego) on

    nbc sucks. they gotta go straight to golf instead of a postgame? why do they even bother? golf sucks!!!!

  305. Linda misses NY @ Playoff time on

    you got it sally!! we’ll talk hockey and cats and how much we love our fellow bloggers here!!!

    damn i wish we were having the storms today instead of tomorrow! its absolutely gorgeous out!! lmao


    Tonight on versus, there will be another wake when they talk about this game! It cracks me up!!!