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The streak seems like a side note of minimal importance, because at this stage you put your points in the bank and move on, and don’t look back.

But the Rangers could stretch their (regulation) unbeaten streak to seven games and finish off a six-game road trip without a loss … if they can win in Buffalo. Though the Sabres are banged u, they are a far better team than the last four the Rangers have faced. This is a critical game for the Swords, too, as they try to wrap up the division and a top-three seed.

So it won’t be a mail-in by the home team.

Speaking of home teams … do you think the Rangers would be better off playing the Final Four on the road, instead of those two home games vs. the Leaves and Flys tomorrow and Friday? They sure look comfortable on the road.

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Ryan Callahan will go in warmups and then decide if he will play, but all signs are pointing to his return. That probably means Weise is prucha’d, along with Lisin and Gilroy. Avery and Boyle remain out, though Boyle is getting close to being ready.

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Again, other relevant games tonight: Flys-Leaves; Habs-Isles; Devils-Trashers (Kovalchuk’s return to Atlanta).

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  1. ilb, because I normally like the Sabres, this one is by far my favorite: http://willfulcaboose.wordpress.com/

    So there’s no confusion though: The Sabres are a bunch of cotton headed ninny muggins! And Lindy Ruff has a funny yellow mustache! And I’m not even going to repeat the things I’ve heard about Ryan Miller! (Buffalo’s a small town)

    GO RANGERS!!!

  2. What did you hear Sally? That Miller gets schooled in the “yo mama” contests?

  3. I have a bad feeling about tonight…Buffalo’s gotta be itching to clinch their division…

    Although maybe Buffalo will take us lightly because of how poorly we played the last game vs them

  4. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Just win,baby!!! " … says Greg L. on

    I love Go time!!!!!!

    GO TIME
    GO TIME
    GO TIME
    GO TIME
    GO TIME
    GO TIME!!

    Lets go and take what OURS. WIN at ALL costs.

    GO RANGERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    BIG BIG GAME …Huge!!

  5. Grabby!!!!!!!!!!

    LOL ddeb!

    CTB, well… Buffalo’s a small town, but it’s not the only thing that’s small. If you catch my drift…

  6. LOL ddebened. But it wasnt as hot as Jaromir’s caboose!

    I was just kidding with the Red Sox thing, Linda. Just focus on the positive, and everything will be okay.

  7. stream the damned pregame already! lol

    I’m in Metallica land, tryin to dig myself outta this funk. BRB!

  8. oooh, metallica.

    Let enter sandman put you to sleep.

    What a perfect entrance song for Mariano.

    The song is about putting someone to sleep, and it’s exactly what Mo does.

    He lulls you to sleep with 1 primary pitch.

  9. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Just win,baby!!! " … says Greg L. on

    Who cares whos peni…um cant say that….Dam Cr9!!!

    Go Rangers!!!!!!

  10. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Just win,baby!!! " … says Greg L. on

    Im great linda , sort of…Hope things work out on yer end over dare!!!!

    GO RANGERS

    go
    go
    gogo
    go
    gogogogogogogogogogo boys!!!!

  11. Okay, for those confused on the channel: they are putting the game on MSG+. They bumped the Islanders game to MSG2

  12. Ilb I know, but it’s so difficult at this point lol

    I think I would also prefer having the #8 seed than the #7 seed…much rather face Wash then Pitt…but that’s neither here nor there haha

    LGR!

  13. thanks Greg, I appreciate it! NOW LETS DROP THE DAMNED PUCK and get this game going!

  14. Why do they keep saying if we win out we’re in? If we’re down by 2 to Philly going into the home/home and we win both games in OT then we will end up tied and they will have the tiebreaker

  15. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Just win,baby!!! " … says Greg L. on

    I love the Rangers!!!!!!!

    YEHAWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!

    LETS GO RANGERS , Lets GO!!!!!!

  16. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Just win,baby!!! " … says Greg L. on

    NYRguy ,dont worry be happy :) do do do do do , do do …Dont worry…be happy:)

  17. Rangers Stanley Cup in 2010….and the Cup will be ridden across the Czech Repoooblic on Jaromir’s caboose!

  18. “April 6th, 2010 at 7:02 pm

    Why do they keep saying if we win out we’re in? If we’re down by 2 to Philly going into the home/home and we win both games in OT then we will end up tied and they will have the tiebreaker”

    Because Philly isn’t making the playoffs, silly!

  19. If Philly wins tonight and gets 2 pts vs us they will have 88.

    If we win all 4 in reg, we will have 90.

    Hmm…good call ILB haha

  20. Linda, just checked fb. :) U are comming to the demonstation tomorrow? he he Appriciate the support. :)

  21. lmao Krisy! i figured I had to say something! didn’t want you to think i was ignoring you!!!

  22. Oh boy, Rozsival doesn’t want to make the playoffs. He coughed up the puck, then takes a penalty.

  23. those are the plays im talkingabout by capt clutch…easy clear FAILED now a faceoff in our zone instead of 30 more seconds off the damn PP

  24. thats ridiculous CALLAHAN got cross checked 3 friggin times right in front of the REFS…watch it be matching minors RIDICULOUS

  25. Myers should get a penalty for getting nailed by a guy that’s half a foot shorter than he is.

  26. Dirty Harry just UNLOADED! “BOOM, make it exploooooode!”

    He should draw a penalty.

  27. I like their intensity. And Jokinen’s line appear to overmatch their opponents. They might give us a goal

  28. THAT’S A CLEAN HIT, LOSER. NEXT TIME MAYBE DON’T PLANT YOUR FACE INTO THE BOARDS.

    GOOD FOR CALLY DEFENDING HIMSELF. WISH HE CLOCKED THAT FOOL.

  29. Not a hit from behind, but honestly, that should’ve been either boarding or charging on Cally’s hit.

  30. LIKE.

    CTBlueshirt April 6th, 2010 at 7:29 pm

    Myers should get a penalty for getting nailed by a guy that’s half a foot shorter than he is.

  31. “Not a hit from behind, but honestly, that should’ve been either boarding or charging on Cally’s hit.”

    WRONG. Boarding and charging are two COMPLETELY different things and Cally wasn’t charging or boarding.

  32. $39m over six years for anyone who can guess who the blonde Versus robot was interviewing when I glanced over my shoulder at the TV…

  33. Joekuh - can we resign Z next year, PLEASE?!?!? on

    orr make that 3 sabres. miller had a stick jab in there as well.

  34. How did he get the name King anyway? The Rangers are that pathetic? The guy is on the team for two playoff series victories and you give him king status? hahah pathetic

  35. come on Henrik on

    softy is back tonight. after that great early save on Ennis, Hank has let in 2 iffy shots.

  36. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Just win,baby!!! " … says Greg L. on

    Good heart boys, good heart. Keep it up,keep it up!!!
    Nice goal Pa , just keep working hard boys!!

  37. PA baby PA!! girardi getting pucks towards the net BABY! where was this team for 70 games seriously!

  38. Krisy, i dont even know if i’m gonna watch the whole game. i’m having a bad day here and the man will be home soon which just may make it worse.

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOO GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAL!

  39. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Just win,baby!!! " … says Greg L. on

    Forget how we got here , were in this race…keep working hard!!!

  40. Joekuh - can we resign Z next year, PLEASE?!?!? on

    anyone else see prust becoming avery II? I think it’d be good for his career.

  41. Joekuh - can we resign Z next year, PLEASE?!?!? on

    I dont care if a guy’s gettin paid 500K or 5 Mill. Just do your job.

  42. Alright, now I gotta clear something up. I was just gonna say earlier that I heard Miller has a small… space between his eyes. But you all had to turn it into something dirty! Shame on you!

  43. Linda, Sorry to hear about ur day! Having a bad one my self, but almost forgetting it when watching Rangers score and having fun with u. U always make me laugh with your clever remarks. hope your day gets better. Hugs!

  44. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Just win,baby!!! " … says Greg L. on

    Orr , that was NO softie. That shot should Never go in from there BUT , that shot was a wickey lazer Right up high,,,roof daddy!! Hank or any other goalie wouldnt have stopped it. Hank is perty solid today and the last game too.
    He wants to win , I see it!! I wont pull him and hes playing every game from now on.

  45. thanks a ton Krisy! you guys usually make me laugh and forget about my troubles for a couple of hours!

    bingo bango bongo, thank you for that compelling anaylsis danny gare!

  46. Watching the Pens-Caps, I gotta say without Malkin the Pens are pretty much a 1.5 line team.

  47. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Just win,baby!!! " … says Greg L. on

    If Im paying 7 million to a goalie…hes playin , every firetrucking game. Drury should be double shifted as well , cuz maybe on one line he’ll produce. Im not worried about Drury though right now. Dubinsky is a beast in a Dubinsky kinda way… He is 100 percent Ranger and I couldnt see him don another sweater. This team is pritty gritty.
    Dubi
    Cally
    Oli
    Prust
    Drury
    shelly
    Gaborik ( dirty as they get , he’ll stick lift you in the head for all he cares cuz he wants the puck.)I love Gaborik but a spade is a spade.

  48. In Beninati news…

    He just said the words “…jailbreak time for the Pens. Jordan Staal has an alleyway.” Uh?

  49. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Just win,baby!!! " … says Greg L. on

    Lots of time here .Lets take a deep breathe ,,,,,exhale…ahhhhhhhhh. Ok …We’ve matched this team speed for speed so far and even though they are higher in the standings , we are on a mission. A mission that results in only one thing.

    Win.

  50. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Just win,baby!!! " … says Greg L. on

    well Noonan , thouse guys are gritty but I see them as finesse type with smart sticks. Yeah they too , nice call.

  51. I think the only working feed is now asking for a password. oh well.. to the radio it is!

  52. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Just win,baby!!! " … says Greg L. on

    As much as Hank usually tanks , Taking him out isn’t what I would do right now. Maybe Torts sees something.

  53. Those announcers better get a grip. They’ve never seen a struggling goalie pulled before?

  54. If we end up losing because Auld gives some of these up that will be 2 years in a row you can blame Torts for our demise…

    Sorry, big picture here, it’s a 1 goal game going back and forth and we turned the puck over…if this game remains close like it looks like it will and goes to OT/Shootout…who do you want in there…Auld or Hank?

  55. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Just win,baby!!! " … says Greg L. on

    Torts is taking away our crutch.

    Now its time to go out and get this win!!!

    This my friends was a wake up call.

  56. Hank is really disappointing today. Does he not realize the importance of this game??

    Sam and Joe are just “shocked” because you don’t expect your goalie to be pulled at all in the final 4 games when you’re 3 points behind on a playoff spot.

    Like i said, Hank isn’t getting the job done. He’s not doing what he needs to do.

  57. Good move. Hank would’ve saved 2 out of three of those on a good day. Torts knows he’ll need tomorrow, cause if they lose both games, the weekend doesn’t matter

  58. guys first two calls were no doubt on hank…third goal girardi got caught pinching gabby was covering r dman position and dubie was going towards tyler in front of the net, they came with 4 and the trailer was wide open-that one was not on hank…torts using his ego here abit, if they comeback he looks like a genious

  59. Orr,

    I love hearing Ranger fans say how awesome Gabby is…and then other say things like that. Nice to be a Devils fan. You would never hear a Devil fan say Parise will prob take the rest of the period off. Because he is such a hard worker!

    The king!! I win two playoff series and I get King Status! Thats what it means to be a Ranger. I am a Ranger baby!

  60. NHL.COM poll..which of bubble teams would be the toughest to play in the playoffs? Other than the “other” choice…we are last.

  61. a local fan-

    you are right dude- devil fans are always so loyal and knowledgeable im sure after game 7 last year leaving the ROCK they were all praising the defensive game of the devils and their defensive awareness you FOOL….i think he was actually annointed the KING after dominating your boy Marty for so long!

  62. And that, ladies and gentleman, is why you don’t pull your franchise goalie in the 2nd period of a one goal must win game.

  63. I love how Dubi and Gabby just go to the bench while Buffalo is streaking into our zone. Wonderful!

  64. noonan, pure me one bro….this aint going to be a pretty night for my wife. damn it

  65. do they really expect the 4th line and the back up goalie to win this game for us? and get us to tomorrow???

  66. I turned off the game for 20 minutes and we are suddenly down by two and Hank is gone? What the heck happened?

  67. “And that, ladies and gentleman, is why you don’t pull your franchise goalie in the 2nd period of a one goal must win game”

    exactly. that’s as stupid as benching Gaborik. i really like Tortorella but he needs to check his head more often.

  68. I didn’t expect the rangers to win there last 4 games and make the playoffs anyway. It sucks knowing Sather will still be the GM.

  69. Not the point Orr…when you have a franchise goalie like Hank and you’re in the 2nd period of a 1 goal must win game, you leave him in. You’re supposed to trust your best player and this whole season he’s done nothing for Torts not to trust him. You just don’t do it.

    I’d take my chances with Hank on that 4th goal tonight over Auld any night

  70. “You’re supposed to trust your best player and this whole season he’s done nothing for Torts not to trust him. You just don’t do it.”

    ^this

  71. NYRGUY

    i hear ya but that is why LARRY has a fantastic job, he gets to play monday morning QB everyday of his life…..i posted above i thought it was a terrible move by torts but its a lot easier to make the decision while i am sitting here or when larry is typing on his apple computer with a dunkin donuts coffee at 3am….lets go boys keep the mentality one shift at a time

  72. But wait, everybody. You’re all forgetting that the Flyers and Habs could very well face furious 3rd period comebacks from respectively, the er…mighty Leafs and Fishsticks.

    Damn…

  73. i dont take Hank out either. i switched channels to the yankee game and missed Hank being pulled, but I was not happy. he gave up 3, Miller gave up 2…. over half a game was left. BAD COACHING.

  74. i do think we will have a nice 3rd period, but we will fall short. BAD BAD BAD coaching by Torts.

  75. Chris says sell sell sell on

    this is what happens when you play hank so much, how can you expect to do something in the playoffs with him so run down

  76. where has gabby been? look for OUR CAPTAIN boys he shud stay in the box the rest of the night

  77. Maybe Torts doesn’t want a loss tonight to kill hanks confidense in the next 3 games. If he ended up getting rocked by the teams slower defense, it would play in his head. Torts will not have him go the last 3 games in a funk feeling weak

  78. It’s like they looked at the out of town scoreboard and decided to give up. Too bad they couldn’t have decided that a few weeks ago when we had a better shot at the draft.

  79. Didn’t Keenan pull Richter and benched Leetch in 1994? And those two guys have their sweaters hanging up in the rafters, yes?

  80. You call timeout to regroup the team, if that doesn’t work, then pull your freakin goalie. I’ll say it again, you don’t pull your franchise goalie in a 1 goal must win game halfway through.

  81. As I said earlier….GO F YOURSELF TORTS…That’s 2 years in a row his decision has potentially killed our season…last year by getting suspended and tonight by pulling our franchise goalie in the middle of a 1 goal must win game.

    Thanks!

  82. TheMessiah94 on

    Hank looked so sad there sitting on the bench after he was pulled. I wanted to give him a hug.

  83. How can anyone blame Torts for last years exit? If you can’t win one of two games because your coach gets suspended, then you shouldn’t even be in the playoffs.

    Hank blew it in that series. He lost it in the final few games, and gave up a softy late in game 7, and the D was equally as terrible.

  84. Orr if it wasn’t for Hank then we wouldn’t have even been in the position to win the series.

    When your coach preaches all year that you have to play disciplined and then benches Avery for his lack of discipline and then gets suspended for his OWN lack of discipline? That is when I can blame the coach

  85. hey Sally,

    if you’re still around.
    sounds like you’re from Buffalo area.
    i used to enjoy going to games there, especially the old Aud
    where i was able to meet some Ranger players and JD!
    but
    due to recent success and bandwagon fans, it’s become a different place…..more like pittsburgh….where fans act like idiots for no good reason (noticed when cheers went crazy for a normal miller save)….and prices skyrocketed beyond budget.
    too bad.

  86. Why is the king a franchise goalie? Oh thats right..he won two play off series! boy it must be good to be a ranger to get king status for winning two playoff series.
    Sather must be god then! You must have won 4-5 playoff series under sather.
    I love glen sather.
    I love John Torts
    I love Wade Redden
    I love Captain Chris Drury

  87. Orr,

    have u lost ur mind…..torts took his ego to the next level and benched avery…..but forget that ur not really gonna blame hank for the loss to the caps last year, if it wasnt for hank we lose in 4 a clean sweep for the C A P S CAPS CAPS CAPS so dont go there

  88. The winning goal in game 7 was not a softy. Redden screened him and Fedorov picked the right time to turn back the clock about 15 years. The Rangers scored 10 goals total in that series hard to win with no goal support.

  89. I cant wait for your coachs press conference. He wont give you guys anything your looking for. Mainly “what the F were you thinking”? Only Torts. hahahahahaha

  90. don’t know if anyone else brought this up
    since i was watching the game away from the computer
    (now, i’m just listening…)

    yes, Hank gave up 2 softies
    but
    did anyone mention the terrible work by our forwards.
    Cally hangs out without covering sabres player
    Dubi glides to the bench even though he sees that the sabres are rushing down the ice with a man advantage.
    there were a couple other moments like that where buffalo didn’t score.

    just blows my mind that these professionals still have no clue about coverage!!

  91. Yeah torts sat avery for being undiciplined. That game Torts squirted fans with water…and got suspended by the NHL. hahahahhhahahahahah

  92. Can’t really fault Hank for letting in a few soft goals at key points, far too many games the entire team has stunk this season that put us in the must win spot anyway. The team has 10 overtime loses. It’s not a failure of one game, its a failure of an entire season.

  93. This one is over. We’ll have Hank fresh and pissed for tomorrow. The game against Toronto is more important at the moment. If Flyers win tonight and we lose tomorrow, we can’t cath the Flyers. If they win tomorrow, however, we can still win it out over the weekend.

  94. Ilb,

    If we win tomorrow and Philly wins tonight, then we need to go 2-0 vs Philly but 1 can be in OT correct?

  95. MAF pulled from the Pitt game. I don’t think the Pens are getting past the 2nd round this year.

  96. Seth,

    Your an idiot. The Rangers blew a 3-1 series lead and then lost game 7 too. Do you want that DVD?
    How about the Pathetic Rangers past 16 seasons after winning a cup. Do you want that DVD? Or do you want the 3 NJD Stanley cup DVD’s since then?

  97. Local Fan, give it up, the only think your a fan of is being a low life. You go to all the teams blogs and act like a fool. If my memory serves me well, your email address was accidentally exposed on a devils site. Someone was close to getting more info on you. Remember?? So be cool you putz

  98. local anesthetic on

    just as long as the debbies and their 3 fans, yeah you local yokel, get knocked out in the first round. like last year when fatso choked late in the deciding game and blew the series vs Canes.

  99. I don’t get when fans make that argument aboot Hank in that series. Yeah, he was perfect in the beginning, then he lost it. If he wasn’t perfect, we would have lost in 4. Who gives a fugg? Either way, we’re gonna lose.

    And who cares that Torts took out his anger on a fan. For all you know, the drunk douchebag was saying he wanted to bang his daughter, or something worse, so what?

    He didn’t put his team in a position to lose that series. Aves on the other hand took retarded selfish penalties that easily could have lost us some of those games. He deserved the benching, and i highly doubt he would disagree.

    To put the blame on Torts is laughable. Blame the group of losers that he was forced to coach.

  100. that’s not the original local fan. just some idiot imposter who has one more chance to tone it down or he will be banned too.

  101. Sorry for the tech problems folks. But we’re back as you can see. Um, before I comment, I gotta go check something else out here…:)

  102. Lets save this night for bashing Torts ok? not devils fans

    Torts inept decision making deserves our attention tonight

  103. Seth what is your address? I have a DVD of Sather and Dolan swimming in your hard earned money smoking cigars laughing together. “Hey Glen..how bad can you f up this team for years to come”. Sather: “Just wait, Im going to offer Kovalchuck 15 million a year and get rid of MDZ and Staal”

  104. Orr when your coach preaches accountability and discipline and even suspends someone for it and then gets suspended for your own lack of discipline, how are the players going to take anything you say seriously?

  105. NYR GUY-

    CORRECT sir…..why this is fun, he comes to a ranger blog when they lose a game….then he gets on ranger fans for picking on a player in a brutal 5-2 loss….ive been to the rock often i understand how sophisticated/knowledgeable all the devils fans are…..i just wanna reward him with an “instant classic” from the rock, right now the highlights from my collection include game 7 against the canes, and the jagr/avery/gomez show from 2008

  106. NYR

    It was one incident, and like i said, you don’t know what really happened or what was said.

    But, those two situations with him, and Aves are entirely different.

    And if the players can’t take him serious because of that one incident, then they have serious problems.

    Toronto PP coming.

  107. Leetchhalloffame on

    Goodbye Rangers 2009/10
    Hopefully goodbye to Sather, Redden, Sather, Rozsi, Sather, Drury, Sather, Girardi, Sather, Jokinen, Sather, Shelley, etc.

  108. Look, I know you are all emotional about Hank. And we are nothing without him. Nothing. But Torts saw his team play safe is death and poor d-coverage. And Hank couldn’t make any spectacular saves. So he pulled him. To send the message to his team and to have him fresh for tomorrow. At the moment tomorrow’s game is more important.

  109. Ricky reaching “across the aisle” (Hudson) to back up Rangers fans? J/K, I like Ricky, he can stay.

  110. Orr it doesn’t matter what was said. You’re a professional, you don’t lose your cool at anything a fan says, I’m sure he’s said it a million times. And it does correlate…I’m not saying the players aren’t to blame, but Torts didn’t help…his own lack of discipline after preaching it plus benching LQ tonight are two huge decisions that have potentially impacted both seasons

  111. Ilb I get that tomorrow’s game is more important, but it was still a 1 goal game and well within reach…if he was worried about keeping him fresh he should’ve benched him to begin with

  112. jpg,

    I moved to Buffalo last summer. Are you from here?

    Heh… I’m not sure what “recent success” you’re talking about, but I’ve found that fans here are actually pretty great for the most part. They can be a little tame at the arena, but in general they’re a pretty great bunch. Games/beers at HSBC are expensive for a student like me, but they’re among the cheapest in the league.

  113. Carp,

    im done now….apologies!….just had to let off some steam-mainly because the guy comes on here and bashes ranger fans for sometimes getting down on their players

  114. Yeah, but it’s not like he’s done this a number of times. It was one incident. What if some drunken douchebag is saying something like “I hope your wife/daughter gets raped”, or something like that?

    I wouldn’t blame him for reacting the way he did, if that’s what he had to deal with.

  115. That’s why you have discipline…you don’t preach something like that if you can’t do it yourself

  116. Game over. Philly just scored an empty netter. Toronto sent a firing squad out on Boucher. Boucher made the save of his life.

  117. It’s not “officially” over guys…if we win tomorrow, we need to get 4 points vs Phi with Phi only getting 1

  118. wheres MiamiPimp? the sabres announcers are beyond bush league. what does that make them? tumbleweed league??? oy they suck

  119. “How can anyone blame Torts for last years exit? If you can’t win one of two games because your coach gets suspended, then you shouldn’t even be in the playoffs.

    Hank blew it in that series. He lost it in the final few games, and gave up a softy late in game 7, and the D was equally as terrible.”

    I’m not one to throw Henrik under the bus but he did let in some softies. The Rangers wouldn’t have made it so far without him but that’s besides the point. He needs to be Richter clutch in the playoffs for this team to have any chance to win the Cup. And that sucks but that’s how we roll.

  120. wheres MiamiPimp? the sabres announcers are beyond bush league. what does that make them? tumbleweed league??? oy they suck my ears are bleeding

  121. tomorrow is not a must win, if we lose we still have a prayer would need boston to lose all three and still get 4 pts this weekend against the flyers so sam/joe do a lil homework will ya!

  122. So Boston has this Buffalo team tomorrow after they have already clinched…plus Carolina and a Washington team that may be resting most of their key players…

    Ya, I think tomorrow is a must win…

  123. Knew they wouldn’t run the table. It’s better (and easier to take) that they lost tonight rather than tomorrow.

    Tomorrow is the MUST WIN.

  124. im just saying, its not a mathematically over with a LOSS! im just doing my HOMEWORK….im just SAYING….

    with the way we played under pressure this year at home in close games i think we end up losing this game tomorrow in the same fashion 2-2 or something like that going into the 3rd and the leafs score an ugly goal with 9 minutes left to go

  125. Tomorrow is a must win. Then they have a reasonable chance. And they will need Hank to be himself in all three games.

  126. Perfect storm tonight.

    Terrible goaltending, defensive play, forward play and coaching.

  127. NYRGuy

    <>

    what amazes me is that such peepoor coverage is still happening at this point of the year. not once or twice but multiple times in one period.

    again, i’ve been watching this team since ’79 and i just don’t recall a bunch that look as if they completely forgot the fundamentals.

    sheesh!!!
    Carp i think i’m heading back to the Fritatta (got the correct spelling) to tamper down my sorrow.

  128. asdf

    “How can anyone blame Torts for last years exit? If you can’t win one of two games because your coach gets suspended, then you shouldn’t even be in the playoffs.

    Hank blew it in that series. He lost it in the final few games, and gave up a softy late in game 7, and the D was equally as terrible.”

    I’m not one to throw Henrik under the bus but he did let in some softies in the Caps series. The Rangers wouldn’t have made it so far without him but that’s besides the point. He needs to be Richter clutch in the playoffs for this team to have any chance to win the Cup. And that sucks but that’s how we roll.

  129. It would typical and unsurprising if they lost to a lousy team at home tomorrow night to end it

  130. The White Plains Batman on

    Alright, Rangers are now playing NFL single elimination playoff games. It is what it is, win and stay alive, lose and…call up the Wolf Pack. 3-0 it has to be.

    It is what it is. We’ll see how the respond tomorrow and Steven McDonald is gonna be in the house and you know they always play for him.

  131. It is what it is. Did we expect them to go 9-0-1? But they can do 3-0. If they can’t, so be it. As a fan, I can’t ask for more. They wiil still get in if they win their games.

  132. fasten ur seatbelt for TORTSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS….you know SAM/LARRY/JOHN/RICK/ANDREW-we just gotta find a way to get it done just find a way, hank, well guys u know i just thought it was smart to take out our best player, no one backchecks, our dman give the opposition love taps in the corners but i just felt it was time to pull hank there….we were prepared for their 4th man to join the rush, prepared haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

    f-me!

  133. Sooo Brian Boucher and a bad Flyers team shutout the Maple Leafs….lets see what we can do tomorrow…

  134. Both MDZ and Dubi mentioned the fans when asked about tomorrows game. I hope the Garden has some positive energy to help the team loosen up.

  135. Tank The Season on

    Missing the playoffs and getting a higher pick > making the playoffs.

    Making the playoffs only benefits Dolan.

  136. “Because I felt he needed to come out”

    Really Torts? Thanks a lot you piece of carp

  137. ddebened- ill try, ill put my beukeboom jersey on and try to lighten up section 309 but trust me its been a tough crowd, a tougher crowd then normal this year and seriously im not saying a 6th man is that huge a factor in hockey but the negative/pressure definitely doesnt help the PP ill tell u that

  138. AA had 6 shots on goal. Seems like Staal and AA are coming around. At least that is a bright spot. The way the team has been playing, I was beginning to think they could actually be competitive in the playoffs. This game was a turd, but it happens. However, they are in the place where no more turds are allowed. So, it is all on them, and they will not be able to place blame anywhere else from here on out. We will really see what this team is made of the next three games. No hiding.

  139. These MSG poll questions are getting ridiculous…why do they even bother?? Ryan Miller gets 10% of the vote for best goalie in the East? Riiiight

  140. Roszival, by the way was on the ice for two of the Buffalo’s goals. The first one was directly because of his turnover. He was also in the penalty box when they scored another one. Not the night to right home about.

  141. Actually this team will miss the playoffs but barely so there will be no playoffs and no high pick.

  142. The White Plains Batman on

    Peter, the draft this year is very deep and with all of the ridiculousness going on with the three top Russian forwards (Tarasenko-KHL, Kabanov-alleged character issues which are over hyped, and to a lesser extent Burmistrov-does he stay in Jrs or go to KHL?) a top 5 pick could very well fall into the Rangers lap.

    Too bad it looks like El Nino won’t be an option anymore especially with one more win.

  143. tr –

    9th is not a high pick. A high pick is 5 or higher, and really 3 or above. they cant even tank correctly.

  144. I thought Roszi did some good things. It was his play at the offensive blue line that sprung that 4 on 1. It was an agressive play with some risk but he pulled it off. We just didn’t score.

  145. reginald dunlop on

    Dubi loves saying “in a situation like that”

    would be nice if he picked up a guy in a different colored shirt…….not that hard……his act is getting old too

  146. peter

    have you seen this years draft?
    you wouldnt mind taking kabanov, etem, tarashenko, nino, connolly, etc?

    this is the perfect year to miss the playoffs or make the playoffs. if they make it, awesome. they are in and you got to be in it to win it. you miss the playoffs even missing out by 1 point we can still get a top 10 pick THIS DRAFT. this draft isnt incredible, but it has a very nice group of players that can easily be ready now or 2 years tops from now.

    that sounds like a win win situation to me.

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