It’s go time!


Go on, or go home. 

By the way, I didn’t mean to give you the idea that Torts didn’t answer any questions before the game. He did talk about whether the mindset was any different today that it has been lately.

“They’re loose, they’re confident, and they should be,” he said. “Again, this isn’t the playoffs. It has been kind of our playoffs the last little while, just trying to climb the hill to get to the game where you have the opportunity to get in. To me that’s the most difficult time to try to get yourselves through. They deserve a lot of credit for grinding through and getting to this opportunity. Now they just need to go out and play.”

Oh, and before he stormed off after the last question, he added a “My God.”

Could have been a lot worse.


I was reading that 88 points will be the lowest total to qualify for the playoffs since the Bettman Bonus Point for losing a skills competition was instituted in 2005. And two teams will have 88. I told you it was the Leastern Conference.


Just had a nice chat with the Captain, and by Captain, I mean No. 11.

Also  spoke to Dave Brown. The perfect example of how the toughest, meanest hockey players are almost always the nicest, most polite and respectful people in the game. Man, he was a monster when he wore No. 21. Such a good guy now.

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  1. Seth (THE REAL ONE) on



  2. billybleedsblue on

    Pregame, Voros said “…a fighter’s chance…”

    I don’t know about 8 gloves down at the drop, but how ’bout 4?

    Kill the Flyers!

  3. MAKO says "WIN & IN" on

    Rick – I didnt think you meant Drury when you said that LOL


  4. somerset says BOYCOTT THE BEARD !!! on

    CARP …

    Mention the 1994 BEARD BOYCOTT to the boys and Torts if you can

  5. Nice Linda!

    Flyers need a miricle!

    How’s that for positive thinking?- thanks Greg

    Grabby don’t bite my face off.

  6. Torts tie and shirt combo… Ehh, not too bad. Not great, but not awful. At least it’s a solid color shirt. Red though- taking a page outta Tiger’s wardrobe possibly.

  7. oh dear. Torts. welllll, it could be worse I suppose, depending on the jacket…..oy vey. my tummy hurts and my hands are a shaking…..come out first boys!

  8. Well I got carped so ill say it again! Let’s go rangers!! I’m off to watch it so I’ll talk to u guys later. No way Hank loses to boucher in a must win! I’m not ready for season to end bring on ovi!

  9. wicky (in Prust we Trust!!!!) on

    love the comment on the last thread

    i’ll send diapers and no to the t shirts, superstition!

    Love shelley’s pregame comments…takes no credit at all and gives it all to his teammates…sign that guy now!!!!


    See you guys after the game!!

  10. MAKO says "WIN & IN" on


    No when I googled his name – it was the first one that came up LMAO

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




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

    Ok ORR , this is GAME 82…our bet comes down to today.

    Its been a ride everyone. I cant wait to go for another spin!!!!

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



  14. Darn modem is dead. Will have to do it with iPhone.

    It’s go time! Let’s do this, boys!

    LGR!!! LGR!!! LGR!!!

  15. >>…the toughest, meanest hockey players are almost always the nicest, most polite and
    >>respectful people in the game.

    I often hear the same comment about me as a soccer player.

  16. MAKO says "WIN & IN" on

    Right on Seth! That’s how they have to play it! BIG EFFORTS FROM EVERYONE!

  17. of course, on the big board, they put a picture of that Piece of Carcillo landing a punch on Avery’s mug.

  18. Mr. Noremry says he hasn’t been this nervous about a game since Game 7 in ’94. Major butterflies!

  19. Linda says GO PRUST!!!! on

    this just sucks, no rangers stream ANYWHERE where i don’t have to download something gggggggrrrrrrrrrrrr

  20. MAKO says "WIN & IN" on



  21. >>hmmm, Flyers was playing U2s SUNDAY BLOODY SUNDAY yesterday after their training…

    They might be playing “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” later this afternoon.

  22. Linda Ive downloaded sopcast many times. It wont hurt you.

    the feed is awesome and it is MSG.

  23. said another little prayer to Mom, asking for some help. Hope she comes through again.

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

    BOOOOOOOOOOOO , Linda find the game !!!!

  25. Olga Folkyerself on

    Sure is a whole lotta MSG Network hype for a fight for the last playoff spot. Sather should be strung up for building only an 8th place team after 10 years of “building” the team. Instead he will be Dolan’s Hero when they squeak into the playoffs today.

    Oh, and Kerry Fraser? Go get your shine box!

  26. Linda says GO PRUST!!!! on

    for some reason, i refreshed the screen, and it came on without having to download anything!
    NO I AM PSYCHED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SAM AND JOE!!!!!!!!!!

  27. Bob Sacamano on

    Why the hell do some singers have to change the way the song is sung…its sounds terrible!

  28. MAKO says "WIN & IN" on


  29. Linda says GO PRUST!!!! on

    BRUTAL!!!!!!!! BRUTAL!!!!!!!!! my goodness my cat just smashed into the wall on purpose! (kidding)

    TORTS!!!!!!!!!!!!! every girl’s crazy about a sharp dressed man lol

  30. VanRiemsdyk is from my home


  31. >>I bet Lauren Hart is a VanRiemsdyk

    CLASSIC! If we lose today, I’ll still laugh every time I remember this one.

    Pete strikes AGAIN! 1-nil.

  32. Linda says GO PRUST!!!! on

    SHELLEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHH BITCHES!

  33. Linda says GO PRUST!!!! on

    lmao @ SHELLEYSTEIN!!!

    4th line = SNAKE STYLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

  34. sweeeeeeeeeeeet defelection

    VanRiemsdyk is from my my hometown

    nice start team looks loose

  35. The Flyers must be regretting not dressing Riley Cote, the only man who can match Shelley’s goalscoring prowess.

  36. Watching on Comcast sports net in central Pennsylvania. The call for Shelley’s goal was “you’ve got to be kidding me!”

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

    As Pirre Magwire would say…”He’s a MONSTER!!!” geeze That guys a tool!!

  38. Got to kill this one.

    LMAO @ carcillo with the puck.

    Eriksson looked like was having sex first time on that turnover. At 35?

  39. oh dear.

    Fozzy, thanks. That makes sense for them I guess.

    I’m with Sam, I want Nettles too, but I bet it goes to A-Rod…phooey. (that was the last era I actually cared about baseball…..)

  40. They just showed a whole clip of Flyers beating up Rangers, going back to Schultz-Rolfe.

    Mama, don’t make fun of Lauren Hart or I will ban you.

  41. Linda says GO PRUST!!!! on

    the tv is 15 seconds ahead of the computer lol its making me nuts!!


  42. HockeymanRangers on

    Hey I am here, but probably won’t chime in to much. Don’t want to miss a play. Yes 1 goal already YES YES YES let’s do this, SHELLY SHELLY SHELLY.
    Hi Lindi, FYI sorry but every Linda I know becomes a Lindi. Who’s our wild card today?

  43. Carp – did they show that video of “Great Flyers Goalies of the Last 25 Years”? If you blinked, you might have missed it.

  44. Linda says GO PRUST!!!! on

    lets go boys, puck possession and shots on boucher!


  45. Shattenkirkheadzo the Situation on

    Holy Carcillo! I almost PA Paranteu’d my boxers on that one…

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

    ALRIGHT BOYS , Bounces going OUR way , lets keep it up , no quit …lets go ,lets go!!!

  47. Linda says GO PRUST!!!! on

    we can’t have that Krisy!!!

    lets go, we gotta take advantage of the PP, it may be the only one we get all game!!!! LETS GO CLUTCHNESS!!!!

  48. jagrforgovernor on

    yeah…. gotta watch this one.

    Staal has been playing badly as of late, still manages to draw danny boy into hooking him down.

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

    This game is why we watch Hockey ….It controls our body functions!!!

  50. This game is why we watch Hockey ….It controls our body functions!!!

    I just ‘body functioned’ mt pants!

  51. Asham is trying to scare Shelley. Someone needs to step in and protect our goal scorer

  52. Seth (THE REAL ONE) on


    LOL!!!!!!!!!!!, this is why i bleed blue, i live for this!

    lets go BOYS!!!!

  53. Linda says GO PRUST!!!! on

    exactly! he needs that orange glow back, it’s weird seeing him this light!

  54. Seth (THE REAL ONE) on

    i mean i get it with the KEEP IT SIMPLE STUPID but this looks like SAFE IS SAFE that might result in DEATH

  55. 3 posts and too many shots on goal for them lets spend some more time in thier zone

  56. Linda says GO PRUST!!!! on

    yes shelley ‘i got a stick in the face’… bleedin all over… too bad they won’t call anything after the fact

  57. 20 down. Hank was great. They need to pick it up offensively for the rest of the game.

  58. Linda says GO PRUST!!!! on

    lmao headzo…omg freakin chris drury interview…WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY ( in my best nancy kerrigan voice)

  59. I want Prust to get the next goal, assisted by Shelley. Then Shelley completes a Gordie Howe hat trick by beating the snot out of Richards.

  60. Hank’s not only standing on his head, he’s spinning on it, too….Come on guys! A little help please!!!

    this is going to be the next longest 40 minutes of my life…

  61. Hi Hank, thank you for showing up. Rest of the team, Red Bull and cocaine between periods. That was NOT a good first period. Let’s hope that the posts and Hank’s good play got in their heads a bit, because if we come out with another effort like that, we are screwed, BIG TIME!

  62. lucky to be up 1-0, no shots on goal for 13+ minutes ., disgraceful safe is death hockey…..

  63. They need to put more shots on Bouch-pussy-willow. He let one in, his confidence isn’t that highg to begin with.

  64. Linda says GO PRUST!!!! on

    ok, now come out for the 2nd and get that puck possession and shots on goal workin boys!! oy vey. we’re nervous enough without you NOT getting shots for 13 freakin minutes

    and no mako, its that lifesized mako cake-o hehe

  65. >>lucky to be up 1-0, no shots on goal for 13+ minutes ., disgraceful safe is death

    No one said it would be pretty.

  66. HockeymanRangers on

    Whew! One down two to go. Hank and the post’s are keeping us in it. Got to keep their shots down. There is room to step it up a notch boys.

  67. MAKO says "WIN & IN" on

    I knew what you were talking about silly ;)

    Im wearing my foil helmet !!!!

  68. Holy flying golden monkeys.
    Two more periods of this in going to be tough.

    bklynblue – why always so negative?

  69. MAKO says "WIN & IN" on

    LMAO! Shatten

    I was thinking he paid off the team to vote for him. Why doesnt LQ win any of those awards. He deserves it more than anyone!

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


    Wild First period , we have the lead. Time to build on it.
    We know we were out shot and maybe out chanced. We own the score and I know we can chip in another goal. Hank wants this game …let’s go get for him!!!! Our team gets stonger as the game goes on , take it to ’em boys!!!! Flyers are just as desperate as us…maybe more. We are the beter team , so let’s get out there and …


    Get out there and make yer Momma Proud!!!!

  71. that was hilarious. on the flyers tv cast, they had a clip of Rob Ray of the sabres tv team grabbing that idiot Coatesy of the Flyer broadcast team, and slamming his head against the glass repeatedly. great stuff

  72. HEY BONEHEADS, two things:

    Do youse want a new thread at some point … this one’s getting long already?

    Also, I’m going on the radio after the second period! Boneheads shout-out … Maloney always mentions you guys.

  73. Linda says GO PRUST!!!! on

    no Rick, lets keep it going, and thanks for letting us know you’re gonna be on with dave! AWESOME

  74. I can’t see Redden and Eriksson getting much ice time this period. They looked nervous and the Flyers were putting them under some pressure. So far i think the Drury line and the 4th line have been our best, but Hank is definately keeing us in it…

  75. somerset – I think it was you who wanted the Baby Glenn Anderson. See my post at 3.00pm if you missed it.

  76. Seth (THE REAL ONE) on

    lets get to atleast 1000 posts today!…40 more minutes, gonna need to take a few shots of vodka! the beer is not calming the nerves

  77. Only if the numbers here count to the total :)

    1050 AM in NY all!!!! Carpy, Davey, and a boneheads shout out….whee! hey Carp, think you can work in the word mama :)

  78. Shattenkirkheadzo the Situation on

    I’d rather have a Carcillo burger than a south st cheese steak…

  79. ok, was able to move and got feeling back in my foot that I was sitting on. lol. back to the same position.

  80. Doodie Machetto on

    In Prust we trust! He’s been playing GREAT. But, the team can’t win playing like this. Two crossbars are all that separates this from being 2-1.

  81. TheMessiah94 on

    We need to step it up here in the 2nd. Shelley, Prust & AA were the only ones to have any sustained pressure on them.

  82. somerset says BOYCOTT THE BEARD !!! on

    CARP …

    When the Rangers won the Cup in 94 they boycotted the Playoff Beard since its rumored to have been started by the Isles.

    They should do the same this year

  83. I used to be able to get WFAN at night down here in NC and would be able to listen to Ranger games every now and then. After they moved to 1050, forget it. Thank goodness the internet comes through with video streams.

  84. Linda says GO PRUST!!!! on

    i think Shelleystein is going to absolutely WRECK pennywise at some point

  85. Too bad we didn’t have this fourth line earlier in the season. We wouldn’t need this game if we did.

  86. Did they show what Sheley did to that piece of Carcillo? They didn’t show it on the Flyers feed. I don’t know if it was an elbow or a shoulder, but Carcillo looks pretty wobbly.

  87. Carcillo was trying to draw penalty and injured himself falling down on the ice. Classy!

  88. careful guys…I hear that since Carcillo beat up Gaborik, Sather’s trying land him in a trade…sort of like Brashear.

  89. Linda, trying, not working….and my radio and home won’t pick it up…I’m gonna have to go to my car unless you can find it for me….ha ha carcillo!

  90. Carp, I was hoping it was an elbow too. He should have got at least 2 penalties on the shift he had when he came back.

  91. Linda says GO PRUST!!!! on

    maybe we need to start being mean to gabby again. he shut us up friday night lol

  92. LMAO – Too bad. I was hoping it was an elbow.

    LQ has been big but 35 nice saves and 1 softie might not cut it.
    He needs to close the deal.

  93. That was an awful penalty to take right now. I said before this game, if we lose it, it will be because of their PP. I hope I am wrong.

  94. Shattenkirkheadzo the Situation on

    Nice job by the King. I think we officially miss Cally now…

  95. Olga Folkyerself on

    Hey Carp! If Carcillo gets in a fight with someone in the stands, you’d be able to say you were there when the Carcillo hit the Fan.

  96. Seth (THE REAL ONE) on

    pleae fellas lets KISS it on the PP shots towards bushleague lets GO think!

  97. Shattenkirkheadzo the Situation on

    Did Douche-hay try to imitate a LQ header? What a Carcillo head

  98. Orr don’t ask questions like that…
    Who cares its Hollywood
    Does anyone care about Hollywood?
    Bunch of people with no concept of the reality.

  99. either it’s my computer (possibly) or is just carcillo. I’ll miss you during break cause I wanna hear carp and have to go to my car. this is 2010 right? argh.

  100. Redden must be gone after this year. MUST! If that is the only thing we do this summer.

  101. Shattenkirkheadzo the Situation on

    good thing Redden has a cannon of a shot! He must be fully limp wristed today

  102. Linda, CR is missing since joining FB ? Did u send him the story link.. cause then he might be missing for a while, writing new chapters! :)

  103. Linda says GO PRUST!!!! on

    lmao i think he got hypnotized by those pics of hank and his bro lol

    dde i figured the lame call on FIM would have fired him up. i’m worried about him now lol

  104. Linda says GO PRUST!!!! on

    hartnell looks like the freakin unabomber


  105. Olga Folkyerself on

    They better get Lunker an insurance goal, I don’t know how long he can keep this up…

  106. Dubi set up Prospal and Redden for wide open chances in that period, and they both flubbed their shot

  107. that was a freakin head shot Sam!
    If you don’t see it coming…its blindside…moron.

  108. Seth (THE REAL ONE) on

    wow seriously not breathing that well!!! i know i know in through the nose out through the mouth!! 20 minutes FELLAS cmon!!!

  109. MAKO says "WIN & IN" on


  110. that means Shelley is in Pronger’s head. he is not thinking about the game, he is trying to get even with Shelley. good job, Jody

  111. Linda says GO PRUST!!!! on

    dont forget, blogfather on the radio!!

    it would be absolutely AWESOME if Shelley scores again! we’d all be wearing Shelley shirts by the end of the week!

  112. I like how they are letting them play. Like the umpire calling it by the book in his last game. haha. way to do it for reals Fraser

  113. Got the beers flowing, I’m not moving from my position, I’ve got a folded bottle cap in my left hand. All of the playoff quirks are in motion. LET’S GO RANGERS!!!!

  114. blatant hit to the head ! wtf is sam talking about it wasnt blind side . i thought hits to the head wasnt allowed period

  115. Clean hit, Hammerhead. It was from the side and his head was down. Keep your head up and defend yourself.

    And the Flyers had so much dirty crap last Friday I don’t even want to get into it. Would rather see them lose at home ice to the better team.

  116. Jody got freightrained and just got up, shook it off, and walked away. Some people just have rocks for heads, and he clearly is one. I love it! Good for him… What was that on MSG? Imagine you heard Sam say to Joe “Man, I really have to drop a serious carcillo right now, this cheese steak is talking back at me.” HAHAHAHHAAHA

  117. Linda says GO PRUST!!!! on

    550 posts after 2 periods! omg i cant even imagine how many we’ll hit by the end of the game! GOOD JOB!

  118. somerset says BOYCOTT THE BEARD !!! on

    seriously i’m on my 7th beer. By the end of this game i’m gonna be tanked.

    Apparently, I drink when i’m nervous??

    Score a damn Goal … my Liver is begging you

  119. Meaning he hit him in the soulder his head happened to be bent down right next to it.

  120. Rangers need another goal. you can’t expect your goalie to pull off a miracle over and over. they created a few chances that period, but Prospal and redden both blew wide open shots.

  121. Philly announcers kept saying what a tremendous hit it was by pronger and went as far to say it wasn’t dirty but their replay mysteriously didn’t work so I didn’t see it. What’s the verdict, was it clean or carcillo?

  122. If you don’t see it coming…its blindside…moron?????????????

    JS’s looking down hence he didn’t see it.

    He did get hit in the head maybe a penalty with the new rule. But not dirty.

  123. Also got the TV volume set at 57. Don’t know why but it felt good before the start of the game. Hope I don’t I have to change it.

    Lets go boys!

  124. Linda says GO PRUST!!!! on

    lmao Staal, i dont think him updating will help

    Chris Jericho = man candy!!!

  125. The Rangers do need another goal.

    How long have people been calling him Dugay for? 27 years old here and been doing it since I saw his first interview.

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

    OMG GUYs , I told my neibor buddy to leave and let me watch the 3rd period alone….Was I rude?? I said I didnt want him to see me all nervous. I said dont wanna watch the 3rd now..he sad , Yeah!!! I said , sorry ya have to go..i’ll call ya when its over.

  127. flyers honor and build up Fraser on TV, then how does he not subconciously give them the benefit of calls today. I fear for his calls costing the Rangers in this 3rd period.

  128. Seth (THE REAL ONE) on

    LOL i got the volume at 83 hahahahahahha, BEER ME TIME

    20 minutes 2o minutes!!!!

  129. HockeymanRangers on

    I would like to see DelZotto get one, he started the year out so well he needs to wrap the season up with one.

  130. Big third here boys. Stay out of the box! Let’s go Rangers! This is not the time to go after Pronger or to look for retaliation, just play a strong, smart third, and get it done! Let’s Go Rangers!

  131. Not very impressed by either team’s determination today, especially and thankfully the Flyers’.

  132. One more period. Expect the kitchen sink from the Flyers. At the same time they have to open up, so we should get some chances.

    I think I already had a heart attack. I’ll deal with it later:)

  133. somerset says BOYCOTT THE BEARD !!! on

    I’d rather win in regulation but …

    We do have PA “shootout” Parenteau in the lineup tonight

    …. I’m just saying

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

    I just wantthis period to end and Us win by a 1 -0 goal. Too much pressure from the Flyers..we need Hank to reddem himself for the year. Right Now.

  135. Linda says GO PRUST!!!! on

    i agree somerset… a regulation win, on their ice, would be a freakin great way to end the season and …well, i dont want to get ahead of myself


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

    Come ON START THE PERIOD ALREADY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

    COME ON TIME KEEPER , dam time keepers a joke.

  138. the Rangers better not play like they’ve had the lead like they have been doing for a while since the first. give The King a break and play, boys. No more SLOP and get that first pass through the neutral zone crisp or carry it in and dump and chase!


  139. Linda says GO PRUST!!!! on

    LETS GO RANGERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    LETS GO RANGERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Jody Shelley, do it man!!

  140. Carp -Prefer the radio for this one. You sounded great on the 2nd half intermission interview.

  141. Rangers need to play good defence and exercise some patience; Flyers will start taking risks eventually.

  142. Olga Folkyerself on

    Carp was referring to all the orange jerseys in front of Lundqvist. Said it looked like a a pile of cheetos out there.

  143. HockeymanRangers on

    Lets do this b/c I think it’s about time

    Where is Jokinin??? (sorry for spelling but it is bonehead spelling)

  144. Philly announcers defending carcillo fighting with gaborik. Everything about the organization is carcillo in nature

  145. Linda says GO PRUST!!!! on

    lmao Krisy

    maybe the 4th stick to the face shelley takes will actually be called

  146. I was just about to rip Roszi for holding, but i missed Pappy’s interference – i think even Roszi thought he’d been called for it…

  147. Shattenkirkheadzo the Situation on

    Tried to get fancy…when you ain’t. Dump the f’n puck next time


    The biggest game of the year, and Kerry Fraser is the head referee.

    Obviously, the NHL knew what it was doing.

  149. Anisimov telegraphed that one – he should have chipped it to the corner and gone for the line change

  150. Where IS Gabby????
    C’mon Rangers, Boucher is 8-18-3. Just get some pucks to the net!!!

  151. Rangers trying to sit on a one goal lead Renney style far too long. Hasn’t anyone told them they stink in overtime/shootouts this year?

  152. Yeah, call a timeout. Something. We are scared now. Someone other than Shelly needs to score too though.

  153. good thing there are no tie games or philly would just play for the tie

    so shootout is good right carp

  154. why would you risk a 1-0 lead for a potential shorthanded chance in the 3rd period???? my god this team is killing ME

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

    Its our turn to Attack!! Lets go for Broke!!!

  156. Linda says GO PRUST!!!! on

    lets go guys, get another goal FOR Hank, he’s kept you in this game, now effin win it for him damnit

  157. We need something to change momentum, Shelley needs to level someone with a big hit or fight Pronger

  158. Shattenkirkheadzo the Situation on

    Keep the goon line out the rest of the game!

    Don’t worry all…Pronger will f up & we’ll score the game winner! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

  159. Seth (THE REAL ONE) on

    at this point it looks like the strategy is hopefully hank can win it for us in the SO!

  160. They are playing scared. Scared to hit, scared to play physical and take a penalty. Philly really is getting away with a lot of non calls today. I realize that some of our penalties were actually penalties, but Philly could have been called for like 5 or 6 more today.

  161. we’re sitting ducks. a time bomb.

    no offensive pressure. god this sucks.

    are we really 10 minutes away from shifting all focus and talk to the draft?


  162. Linda says GO PRUST!!!! on

    Seth, what else is new?! Sheesh they should win this game outright no ot no shootout… just effin win

  163. As much as it pains me to say, Carcillo has been better offensively today than Gabby has.

  164. Linda says GO PRUST!!!! on

    after that, how couldyou NOT go out and score a goal for your goalie?????? GET IT DONE DAMNIT!

  165. Anyone who says trade Hank after this is mad as Slats when he signed Reddens contract

  166. I think I’d be happy to get to a skills competition. At least they would have a chance. This is nauseating!

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

    Next Ranger who scores is the greatest Ranger of All Time!!!!!

  168. Linda says GO PRUST!!!! on

    NY RANGERS, who is going to step up and be the offensive hero today?????

  169. HockeymanRangers on

    Not sure how I am going to get my yard work done after the game I am going to be completely drained.

  170. I think if Gabby had had the openings Carcillo had he would have had a hat trick by now

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

    Come on Drury!!!!!!! AA is gonna get it!!!! LETS GO GO GO GO GO!!!!

  172. Looks like the Flyers are only using two lines now: Carcillo, Briere, Carter, Richards, Hartnell, and Gagne are their only forwards.

  173. You know, as ****y as the Rangers have played, Philly teams have been none to choke in big moments.

  174. maybe not fair to put this on Hanks shoulders but as a player how could you not want that?

  175. Linda says GO PRUST!!!! on

    lmao Mess!!!!

    our season comes down to hoping someone on the ASP line gets a goal… SNAKE STYLE BABY!!

    LETS GO RANGERS!!!!!!!!!!!!

  176. Olga Folkyerself on

    Obi-wan, please help us! What line should go out there?

    “Use the fourth, Luke!”

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

    Keep believing guys…we have this game!

  178. Linda says GO PRUST!!!! on

    barely ilb, i think my hearts about to burst out of my chest if i dont throw up first

  179. Come on, Captain Crutch! No need to wait for 7.7 seconds. Some folks here cannot handle that kind of suspense.

  180. Once again this game is a reminder of how little talent there is on this team outside Hank and Gabby. And Gabby’s barely shown.

    How classic if it had gone in off Redden’s skate?

  181. Ugh, I can’t even frigin believe this carcillo. I can’t even take it. Wife and kids have been banned from the room.

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

    YO CARP …THIS WILL DESIDE THE BETTER TEAM , Nothing like the good old Skills compitition.

  183. what a firetrucking disgrace this is. Imagine teams’ fortunes, people’s jobs, and millions in revenue decided by a snot-bubble contest. or tiddly winks.

  184. bettman skills comp for all the marbles. love it if they win, hate it if they don’t

  185. Really, it’s gonna come down to a skills SO!? OMG


    mama hardly never uses capital letters. she is scared. Fargin game!! Why do I love you so much….

  186. pig faced jokinen. what a disgrace

    Henrik plays great, then gets beat on his specialty by a crappy 3rd stringer Boucher

  187. Damn…wouldn’t have happened if they showed up for the game…with the exception of Hank and the ASP line :(

  188. The playoffs would have been a reward this team and management didnt deserve.

    Live by a goalie, die by a goalie. Damn.

  189. Linda says GO PRUST!!!! on

    sorry but ef nostrils. shelley or prust or aa or dubi or fankist should have gotten that 3rd slot

  190. Why did they have to give us the hope? Poor Lundqvist, he should be breaking some stuff in the locker room right now. Good luck with the draft pick.

  191. Bettman Has A Crosboner on

    Heartbroken. Shootout should not decide games, ever. What a waste of a season.

  192. out0fyourelement on

    hahahahahaha another year under Sather

    can’t wait

    this team has gone NOWHERE in 10 years and will continue to go NOWHERE as long as Sather is at the helm

    I feel bad for hank…I wouldn’t be surprised if he eventually demanded a trade a la Roy to actually give himself a chance to WIN on a decent team

  193. I’m glad the rangers lost. It would have been another smoke screen. This team needs allot of work. The rangers are a soft team with not much talent. It’s time for sather to go.

  194. lmao at olli as the last shooter, wtf?

    glad the season is over, anyway. washington would have swept us anyway.

  195. ThisYearsModel on

    Colosal choke job. The Flyers deserved the game. The Rangers deserved what they got. They got fat on crappy teams down the stretch blowing a good pick, and choked in the shootout.

  196. I was prepared for this moment since, hmm, since late February. I honestly can’t say these guys deserved to be in the playoffs. We just did not have the horses to compete with the big dogs.

  197. I have said it before and I will say it again…get rid of the shootout…skills competition deciding who goes to the playoffs…does baseball decide by a home run derby or how about a field goal competition for football, maybe basketball could a a slam dunk contest…this is why the NHL is a sport that matters to very few.

  198. What a joke this entire league is.

    WHat a joke every single sport is.

    Im angry at Hank. We have Hank for shootouts and he let a loser, the loser, the biggest loser, Boucher, beat him in a shootout.l

    He let the scum of the earth Giroux score on him.

    Kerry Fraser personally requested this game from the NHL, because he wanted his last NHL game to be memorable. What more memorable way than to cheat us.

    We were never seeing a PP in the last 15 minutes of that game.

    I HATE REFEREES! I HATE Kerry Fraser. That piece of carcillo. I hope he rots in the depths of he** one day. Better yet, I hope he rots in federal **** in the *** prison.


    PATHETIC disgrace of a league that allowed Kerry Fraser to referee this game.

    Thanks Hank for allowing that POS Boucher beat you in a shootout.

    We purposely played for the SO in overtime, only for you to allow a loser like Giroux to score the gw on you… SICK. PUTRED. PATHETIC. DISGRACEFUL. EMBARRASSING.

    I still love you Hank, but you owed us better in that SO. Cant blame your porous defense this time.

  199. Linda says GO PRUST!!!! on

    i just dont know what to say

    we all KNOW sather is not going anywhere, but there are several guys on this team who should be gone gone gone like yesterdays trash

  200. Hank blew it. He usually stops goals like that. It’s a simple wrist shot, barely any movement, the guy slows down, what the fugg?

    How embarrassing. Are most important players can’t even show up for the most important game of the year.

    Screw Gabby.

    Hopefully this is the final year of Slats, and someone can come in who has the balls to play hard ball with the big contracts on this pathetic team.

  201. first full season of Torts… no playoffs

    shootout loss or not Rangers had no control of this game…I really really feel bad and sorry for Hank

  202. MAKO says "WIN & IN" on

    Well …. I dont know what the logic was behind putting Jokenin in there. Im sure LQ is tearing up the lockerroom.

    Its been fun watching the games with you all and now I want the Caps to win the Cup.

  203. Deck stacked against him- yeah, 46 saves great, no offense IDGAF, You want to be the KING – WIN the game.

  204. Seth (THE REAL ONE) on

    good night all, not much to say right now, ill speak to you guys tomorrow

    Carp and ALL thank you for everything look forward to your comments during the playoffs

  205. I love you all, but can’t be here anymore right now. mama needs to have her quiet moment when this happens.

    Did you see Hank’s reaction on the way to locker room?

    I, I just gotta go. I know you all will be here through playoffs etc. and summer as always, dedicated heads that you are, and thanks.

    I’ll chime in tomorrow, but for now mama says TA. I still love the Rangers and I know you do too. :(

  206. Something’s terribly wrong with your team when your FOURTH LINE is your best offensive threat in such a crucial match.

  207. That sick loser Olli. He didnt even bother to take a shot.

    He just slid the puck in.

    What a loser.

    What a waste of space on a hockey rink.

    I guess you guys were right. Olli is a Joke.

    He doesnt even belong on an AHL team.

  208. Sather's WrapUp on


    Huh? Wha? How did it go Muck?

    That’s a shame. Put the golf clubs in the car and let’s get going…

    See you next year Ranger fans.
    Uncle Glennie

  209. MAKO says "WIN & IN" on


  210. TheMessiah94 on

    It’s the same old story. We didn’t deserve to even be close in that game. Another pathetic display of offense. Safe is crap.

  211. Linda says GO PRUST!!!! on

    ORR, Hank kept them in this game, there was no way it should have come down to a shoot out. The biggest game of the year and the ONLY ONE ON THE TEAM who can score is JODY SHELLEY? a guys who has been here for 2 months?????

  212. For the next 2 months I will be throwing my weight behind my boy Petr Prucha and the Coyotes. Hank will be back next year for revenge with or without his pathetic teammates.

  213. If sather isn’t fired by tomorrow, I’m done with this team. 10 f-ing years? He is a worthless slob. Get him out now! Please, get Hank on a good team. It’s the least he deserves.

  214. rewinding.. wow on Hank losing it on the way to the lockeroom. Don’t blame him one bit though.

  215. now we’ve got all summer to chant Fire sather. the talent level is really low when 4th line guys are your go-to scorers in the final weeks of the homestretch

    Sather’s ineptitude really showed its ugly face at the end

  216. GG Flyboiz they deserved it.

    Henrik did all he could.

    4on4 OT really should be 10 minutes. If you can’t score on a 4on4 in 10 mins then you deserve to be subject to the shootout.

    It really sucks this had to come down to a skillz competition.

    Ah well at least we can rest our players and think more about re-signing Prospal, Shelley, Christensen, and other moves.

    I love you all

  217. Hank played his heart out, singlehandedly kept us in the game, and then allowed 2 losers to score on him fairly easily in the SO, which is supposed to be his niche. How does that happen?

    Nevermind we allowed Doucher to beat us.

  218. Can’t speak… Flyers deserved to win. Not enough talent on this team. Draft. Regroup. Get rid of the dead wood. Play the youngsters. They gave us a good end of the season, but at the end… It is what it is.

  219. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " No excuses!!! " … says Greg L. on

    We laid it all on the line…unbelievable .

    …..I ..Can’t say I’m pleased and …


    No playoff hockey

    Im numb

    No beard contest.

    No hope

    No cup

    No chance

    No more games

    No more agony

    No more Go Time

    No Gametime is!

    No fun

    No happyness

    No nothing

    …I lost the bet ORR . I know you tried reverse psycology ….Lemme sorrow and i’ll do what ever tomorow and how long I have too……

    No way , we lost in a shoot out??

  220. hope philly and the devils beat the living carcillo out of each other in the first round

  221. Hank did blow it. It’s not all on him, but he is as much to blame as the offense. He needed to step up in the shootout, and he didn’t. The offense needed to step up, they didn’t either.

    Can’t blame him for the Briere goal, but Giroux? C’mon.

    Even though Gabby looks like a dork in the shootout, he would have been a better option than that ugly Pig piece of carp. I don’t know why Torts put him in. Supposedly Voros lights up Hank in the shootout at practice, which means you can’t take anything from practice serious.

    You need your goal scorers. I would have at least went with Vinny.

    Embarrassing way to end the season. Could have has a top 3 pick, instead we miss the playoffs like this. Amazing.

  222. Lundqvist gave up ONE goal in sixty-five minutes of play and came up one save short in the shootout. I’m not sure how some people can hang this elimination on him.

    Stop making excuses, Ron Dugay! Avery and Callahan’s absence didn’t mean squat.

  223. Thank God. The past two weeks have been like sitting around waiting for that sick relative to die. Finally, the plug has been pulled. I hope all you dreamers finally learned your lesson. Glad I never sent in my payment for playoff tickets.

  224. Linda says FIRE SATHER on

    you cannot blame this on Hank. 46 saves
    i cant even think straight right now. i am on fire

  225. Hank is the reason why the rangers are always in the game. The flyers are a much more talented team than the rangers are, that is why the flyers were picked by the hockey analyst to make it to the cup. Sather has to go.

  226. Seth (THE REAL ONE) on

    sorry im back! WTF is the postgame! DA KNICKS NOW! if they do not show a postgame, the rangers are getting a serious letter from me

  227. Db– agreed. If your 4th liners are scoring all your goals, it is a sad day so glad this crap season is finally over. I really loath torts and sather. Cannot wait for some new leaders.

    Oh, and get rid of freaking drury!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  228. how many effing times can this Bill guy say “playoffs for the Rangers this year?”. ugh.

  229. Sickening. Olli jokinen is the biggest piece of carcillo to exist. he is the ugliest piece of crap, and his play is the ugliest piece of crap.

    he deserves to be laid down right in front of a zamboni and run right over, not because he did not score, but because he did not even care enough to shoot.

    No wonder why Calgary dumped his ass. He is a bum. Truly worthless thing. Pathetic and disgraceful.

  230. Hank blew it? The TVs wouldve been of by the middle of second period. The only thing he blew for us is the first overall pick this year. No competition either.

  231. So that’s the end of the postgame because there is a meaningless Knick game starting? Good job MSG

  232. reginald dunlop on

    a shame that the two vertically challenged referees saw fit to call an interference away from the puck in the 3rd period of a big game….but refused to call 2 high sticks (note 8 eyes refused to call those) and all the cheap little flyer crap that fraser and his mini me sutherland refused to call……once again the league is a joke…. wonder if Fraser will break his streak of no playoff games in 2 years??? Fire Tortorella

  233. Petr Prucha sucks? He’s making the playoffs! Along with Betts, Korpikoski, Labarbara, Mara, Morris and plenty other players that Sather got rid of!

    What a joke!

  234. its amazing anyone can blame lundqvist for anything, u think we would have even gotten this close if we had any other goalie

  235. Who cares aboot regulation and OT. Hank played amazing, and saved their asses, like he has been doing, but the shootout is his game. One on one, no defense to leave him out to get molested continuously.

    He should have at least stopped that last shot. And Pig should be cooked and fed to the bums of NY. I heear Pig Ear is quite tasty.

  236. reginald dunlop on

    Ha Ha Ha………go Knicks…..ha ha ha……little Jimmy Dolan…..get hit with a bus JD

  237. I mean, I can understand Jagr not shooting SOs, because he is the greatest in the world, but who in the hell is Gaborik to sit out SOs.

    I mean, he has got to be a better option than piece of crap Olli.

    40 goal scorer sits on the bench while Olli waltzes in and doesnt even attempt a shot.

    When Gaborik gets Jagr’s resume, then he can sit out SOs.

    Talk about 7 million a year. We couldnt even get 7 million a year to attempt a SO shot, instead we were forced with the swine Olli.

    For god sakes, just let Vinny take it.

  238. MAKO says "WIN & IN" on


  239. TheMessiah94 on

    Sorry, you can’t get outshot 47-25 and expect to win. This is the kind of effort we get in a winner-takes-all game?!?!

  240. wicky (in Prust we Trust!!!!) on

    the problem with the game is simple, that safe is death line in the beginning of the season was a joke, our team quit going forward after the first period, WE DESERVED TO LOSE!!!!!

    I wish hank would have stopped that second SO shot, but the whole 4 on 4 and SO is such a joke anyhow, way to ruin a team game with a skills competition, thanks NHL!!!

    Hank played great during the game and I don’t think jokinen’s shot was horrible, we were just supposed to lose that game! We had bad hockey karma for not playing forward and were just not going to win!

  241. of course no callahand and avery loss hurt. this is a team of limited skill and callahan is for sure one of there top 6 forwards.

    1 and 7 in OT and 3 and 4 in SO. that is the story of the year.

    tough way to lose..

    good things from the season; henrik, gabby, staal, DZ, dubi, cally, girardi(picked it up late big time), prust, and a few other minor things such as anismov developement.

    adios; erickson, jokinen, shelly(the guy is 35),prospal(old) either roszi or redden or g-d willing both.

    wiese, grachev and others need a chance……..

  242. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " No excuses!!! " … says Greg L. on

    Reason we have Hank is for this game..this game. This Game

    Game 82 This game. Biggest game of the year. We play for this game. We had a shoot outs chance to win. Hank let in the first goal. HUGE> We pay a guy 7 million dollars to be the guy to STOP it ..Now. Today.Not later ..PROLONGING OUR AGONY. Having Hank on board makes us mediocure. Cuz we rely on him too much and we always lose. Always lose. always….we do ya know.

    This game is why we have a FRANCHISE goalie!!!

  243. How many effin penalties did the Flyers get away with today? And then they call that soft interference on PA? Horrendous officiating and a fitting way to end Fraser’s career. Good riddance you friggin coiffed bum.

  244. reginald dunlop on

    good post game locker room stuff…….get a true feeling for the team……seasons over and nothing…….good call Cablevision……..turn everything you touch to crap….

  245. gabby is terrible on shootouts look at the numbers einstein………………………

  246. I thought to myself, yeah, I want the Rangers to win.
    Than I thought about what the playoff commentary against the Caps would sound like:
    Sam: rangers have to sustain some sort of fore-check
    Joe: well they are just not getting the puck deep enough
    Sam: this 4th line is the only noticeable line
    Joe: The leaders on this team have to step up
    Sam: Ovechkin SCORES!

  247. Listen, you all know that I LOVE HANK.

    And I am already done blaming him but…..

    He played lights out the whole game….

    to get to a SO, which is his thing….

    against Doucher….

    and gave up a gw goal to Girpoo.

    Regardless of how well he played in the 65 minutes, he has to beat Doucher in a SO. Simple as that.

  248. Let’s be honest, this team would have been totally humiliated by Washington. I’m glad I don’t have to sit through it. Biggest game of the year and only Henrik and the 4th line show up. Awful performance and a well deserved loss.
    Fire Sather.

  249. MAKO says "WIN & IN" on


  250. The White Plains Batman on

    The outcome sucked and now I gotta do Rangers press for the next week but hopefully these kids learned a lot and will use it as experience for years to come.

    It’s either gonna be pick #10-11 depending on if Anaheim decides to show up tonight.

    So let’s all get aboard the Johansen or Nino bandwagon.

  251. AWFUL on MSG for not showing the post game. Fire the programming director AND Sather

  252. ThisYearsModel on

    Have to feel bad for Hank. I don’t feel bad for most of these goldbricking jerks, nor for the coaches or the GM. Ollie Jokinen? Really? A mercenary who blew chunks the entire game taking the shootout? How appropriate.

  253. Jody Shelly-4 shots. Marian Gaborik-2 shots. That sums up this game. Nothing more needs to be said. The only big $$ players who showed up is Hank. Drury was signed for moments like these…

    So, is it time for Sather to retire yet?

  254. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " No excuses!!! " … says Greg L. on

    GAME 82 in a shoot out.

    IM GONNA puke.

    WE PAY HANK 7 million to save our azzez. Prust Shelly and AA got us here . Period.

    Hank had a BAD year again.

    Hank is a great goalie. I just don’t want him ANYMORE. TOO MUCH MONEYYYYYYY for losing ALL THE TIME.

    Give us a GARBAGE GOALIE SATHER…then well really tank!!!!



    IF any of you DONT THINK THAT Kerry Fraser KNEW WHat he was doing, then it is you that are the crazy ones, and not me.

    Kerry Fraser is the biggest pile of cow dung this earth has to offer. He has hated NY ever since his punk ass put on a referees uniform.

    He is sac of carcillo and deserves nothing in life but a good ole’ fashion *** kicking, and I would love to be the one to give it to him.

  256. As Carp says our season comes down to a skills competition. And who do we trust our playoff lives on? 1- A waived player 2- A minor league player and 3- A Rent an old man player who scored 1 goal (Pitt) and has done nothing else.

    1-Fire Sather
    2-New GM gets rid of Torts, who cares? It was time for Renney to go but his track record is alot better.
    3-New GM-Have the balls to tell Redden that you won the lottery, but you have to collect the winnings in Hartford.
    4-TRADE ROZI NOW!!! Somebody will probably take him. HE BLOWS!!! Has for the last 3 seasons. There is no way this team should have relied on DZ to be the #1 D on the pp. He was good enough to make the team but thrown into the fire.
    5-Bye bye Prospal.
    6-Keep Shelley and Prust, basic stuff, right?
    7-Sign Staal to a 5 year deal, by far will be top 10 in the league.
    8-Sign Girardi to a reasonable deal, a #5 at best. If he wan’t more, just replay Carcillo/Gaborik fight and kick him out the door.
    9-Get a legitimate #2 goalie.
    10-Bring up the kids and build for the 2011-12 season.

    DOLAN-Are you going to lower prices next year? That includes beer and food!
    9-Olie-bye bye

  257. What do you morons want to se a post game for,SEASON OVER.there’s your post game.

  258. DCloutier39
    April 11th, 2010 at 6:06 pm
    Petr Prucha sucks? He’s making the playoffs! Along with Betts, Korpikoski, Labarbara, Mara, Morris and plenty other players that Sather got rid of!
    What a joke!

    Yes he does suck. He made the playoffs with the rangers and still sucked. He had one good season and rangers fans kiss his ars like he is their girlfriend. I bet you like dreary too. He is a sorry hockey player. Get rid of him. Maybe he can go play with prucha.

  259. somerset says BOYCOTT THE BEARD !!! on

    So Gabby is the Jagr huh ???

    A No-Show in the shootout when we need him the most

  260. somerset says BOYCOTT THE BEARD !!! on

    So Gabby is the new Jagr huh ???

    A No-Show in the shootout when we need him the most

  261. Well that sucked.

    It’s a disgrace that this team put it all on Hank after what he’s done…they should be ashamed of themselves

  262. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " No excuses!!! " … says Greg L. on

    IM seriously gonna puke.

    BLEAHHHHHH!!!! …(rumble ,rumble) RALF!!!!!! Sorry , threw up the Lunqvist cookies I bake earlier.

  263. Linda says FIRE SATHER on

    22, you pretty much nailed it perfectly.

    funny thing is, the ahl’er scored and multimillion olli didnt even shoot

  264. Jeez…

    Some of you guys have some trouble coping with what was inevitable.

    To blame Hank? Jesus. Thats beyond every logical analysis.

    I can only say this, I’m heartbroken that they did’nt make it, but all in all noone can say they deserved it. Same as last year. The thing about this year is that they at least tried to play positive hockey, forechecking, pinching, skating. That being said, there was not enough talent to back it up. However, I’ll take a team trying to win (the cowardly OT play is the exception) over a team only trying not to loose anyday of the week.

    And this year also gave us some interesting develping players, and what I hope to be a new culture in the club; agressive, youthful, positive hockey. I would take this ending over last years Renneyism in a heartbeat.

    As always, it’s been great to hang out with you guys during games and inbetween. Lets not give up on the world. Lets regroup and get ’em next year!

    Cheers all.

  265. I have been one of the biggest supporters of Tortorella but there is no defense for putting Jokinen third and knowingly putting the season possibly in the hands of this bum. There is just no excuse for it. I can accept if he went first or second but not third knowing the season could come down to him. At least put it in the hands of Drury or Gaborik and if we lose, we lose with someone that cares. How many of us cringed as soon as we heard Jokinen will shoot third knowing it was inevitable?

    Hank giving up 2 in the shootout just can’t happen either.

    Good riddance to Kerry Fraser! Shelley gets an elbow to the head from Pronger and no call, Shelley gets a stick in the mouth from Coburn and no call but he calls a meaningless interference after letting those go. I feel bad for Anisimov – hindsight shows he should have iced the puck instead of trying to hit Boyle with a pass. Unfortunate decision by a good kid that was very costly. And did he really think that Boyle would have done anything with it anyway?

  266. “If Hank is to be considered an elite goalie WIN the game”


    I doubt Gabby sat out the shootout. Even if he went, he probably would have missed the net anyway.

    Should have went with Artie. The tying goal was his fault, so who knows, maybe it would give him motivation to tie the game.

    But, instead Pig flies down the ice like Babe The Pig, with all the confidence in the world, and makes life easy for that no-name loser goalie.

  267. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " No excuses!!! " … says Greg L. on


  268. All,

    forget the game for a second i am serious, i am encouraging all my trueblue fans, to write a letter, write an email, this is ridiculous no post game…absolutely embarrassing, brutal, this may have crossed the line for me and pushed my buttons far enough, maybe i do not renew my tickets next year….contact details below

    2 Pennsylvania Plaza
    New York, N.Y. 10121
    PHONE: 212.465.6000

  269. Mark my words, Gabby will miss a sh*t load of games next season with an injury, and he’ll be back to his fragile self.

    He’s NOTHING compared to Jagr, and i don’t mean Jags from the 90’s, I’m talking Jags in his Rangers days.

    Yeah, the guy held back so he can stay fresh, but HE would have shown up for a game like this.

    Gabby can go stay in Slovakia for all i care.

  270. TheMessiah94 on

    You guys blaming Hank are nuts. This game says A LOT about the character and talent on this team. One game for all the marbles, and we get outshot 47-25. Are you kidding me?? They’re horrendous. This game should have been 5-1 in the 2nd period.


  272. Sorry I don’t care how bad Gabby is at the shootout…you have to put your best player 3rd no matter what

    And for anyone blaming Hank, grow up or get a new pair of eyeballs. Completely not fair for Hank to even be in that position after all that he’s done for this team.

  273. Linda says FIRE SATHER on

    Good post Alex, and scott, when they said jokinen was shooting third i thought. NOT ONE PLAYER WHO HAS BEEN HERE ALL EFFIN SEASON IS TAKING A SHOT WITH THE SEASON ON THE LINE??????

    like 22 said, a waiver pick up, a minor leaguer and a rent a vet.

    Why did one of our LEADERS not get the call? How does Fankist or Dubi or Drury not get the call???? HOW DOES THE COACH NOT TRUST SOMEONE WHO”S BEEN HERE ALL SEASON TO TAKE THAT FINAL SHOT????

  274. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " No excuses!!! " … says Greg L. on

    IM not blaming Hank..But he sucked. HE SUCKED on the shoot out..what part of that didnt anyone get?

    Hank the Tank , blew it in the end. Rangers played like pussywillows during the 2nd and 3rd but Hank had ’em where WE wanted.

    We lost in a shoot out.

    We lost.

  275. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " No excuses!!! " … says Greg L. on

    We lost in a fricking shoot out. Unbelieable.

    I cant believe it.

  276. I have been bothered by Gaborik for weeks now. Unless he was hurt more than was said, he was a bust. I don’t care how many goals and points he had between October and February. He was outscored by Brandon Prust down the stretch. That has to change going forward and he needs to prove he can come up big in the big games before I can get excited by him now. I know I sound like Don Cherry but he needs to prove he is not just another high scoring European with no heart.

  277. I didn’t get to see the Hank locker room thing. What did he do? This team desperately needs a 20 game playing legit backup.

  278. Man, you can really separate those who understand hockey in real terms vs. those who understand it in video game terms by looking at the “Hank blew it” posts. That is just “not being able to see the forest for the trees” defined.

  279. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " No excuses!!! " … says Greg L. on


    * IM not blaming Hank..But he sucked. HE SUCKED on the shoot out..what part of that didnt anyone get?

  280. If it wasn’t for Hank the shootout would not have even been close to an option in today’s game

  281. Linda says FIRE SATHER
    April 11th, 2010 at 6:22 pm
    Good post Alex, and scott, when they said jokinen was shooting third i thought. NOT ONE PLAYER WHO HAS BEEN HERE ALL EFFIN SEASON IS TAKING A SHOT WITH THE SEASON ON THE LINE??????
    like 22 said, a waiver pick up, a minor leaguer and a rent a vet.
    Why did one of our LEADERS not get the call? How does Fankist or Dubi or Drury not get the call???? HOW DOES THE COACH NOT TRUST SOMEONE WHO”S BEEN HERE ALL SEASON TO TAKE THAT FINAL SHOT????

    Because the coach sux at coaching. Period.

  282. You guys are ragging on Hank and Anisimov’s play. Um… the Rangers scored 1 goal on BRIAN BOUCHER!!!! They scored 1 goal in a shootout against BRIAN BOUCHER!!!! If the game is going to hang on what Anisimov did with a pass, then they deserved to lose. Especially since his line has carried this team for two weeks.

    Hank didn’t do great during the shootout. That is unfortunate, but shootouts are 50/50 chances. You don’t play poorly so you can have the chance to let a coin flip decide your season.

    At least they won’t be DESTROYED in the first round. There is the major bright side.

  283. To elaborate, how do you blame your 46 save, 1 GAA in regulation goalie when your only goddamn scorer is JODY MOTHERF-ING SHELLEY!?!

  284. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " No excuses!!! " … says Greg L. on

    Jezze Hank..I loved you man , like a brother…you blew it Hank…you blew it!!!!

  285. Not enough talent this year. 6 months until the season opener. We can do it. It’s our team don’t know about you, I’ll be right here rooting for them.

    For now- Caps from East, Chicago from the West.

    I can’t believe my modem blew on such an important day. Carp, new post? I can’t really scroll through more than 1000 comments on my iPhone anymore.

  286. Stop blaming the shootout. The team had 82 games to play better than they did to avoid this situation.

    They made a hell of a run at the end of the season. Had they played with the same urgency during the season, they’d mostly likely be playing hockey next week.

    Do you think they will re-sign Prospal? Anyone have a good link that shows RFA/UFA for the team?

  287. Lets look at the positives from the game- a couple of players played well Stahl finally looked like the guy I thought he was- Girardi played well- Hank was fantastic (that Giroux goal looked like pure fatigue to me- too much rubber)- Prust and Shelly played well- Dubi played HARD though I thought not particularly well- Drury always reminds me of Roy Hobbs at the end of the Natural(the book- where he whiffs) grimacing athlete at the end of his talent.The Disconcerting: Gaborik was awful today- Prospil invisible- Jokinen weak (Hmmm, I sound like Don Cherry). What a poorly cosched team- Flyers had miles of open ice to skate in today- what system were we playing in the third period, anyway? As much of a disgrace as it was to decide this thing in a shootout- it would have been more of a disgrace if Philly would have lost- they were by far the better team. Imagine the pummeling we were about to take at the hands of the Caps if we couldn’t slow down the Flyers. Buck up, I hear next year they’re going to break ties by spinning a wheel.

  288. TedSheckler – Truer words have never been spoken. People who play or have played understand the game.

  289. Anyone that wants to blame Hank should seriously rethink how much they know about the game of hockey. The guy played 73 games this year and single handidly put us in a position to have a chance at the playoffs, including tonight where he single handidly put us in a position to win the game countless times.

  290. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " No excuses!!! " … says Greg L. on

    Game 82 goes to a shoot out. You tell me why we lost in a shoot out..a stuiped shoot out. Pa scores and Hank saves the rest …money earned. He can save 60 shots for all I care , I wanna CLUTCH goalie , thank you very much. GRANT FUHR!!!! Where are you????????

  291. Linda says FIRE SATHER on

    greg, thats a solid point. Never adapted the game plan to the players he had, tried to fit square pegs into round holes when he should have just adjusted here and there. He couldnt decide what he wanted Avery to be. He hardly held vets responsible for their poor, lackadaisical play…

  292. Orr…what’s an excuse? You constantly blame Hank for the failures of this team when he is the last one that should be blamed

  293. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " No excuses!!! " … says Greg L. on

    I wanna CLUTCH SCORER and a Clutch goalie,,, Is that too much to ask for??

  294. MAKO says GO CAPS GO on

    You NEVER know what could have happened in the Caps series if they would have made it. They almost won last year but the firetrucking team imploded on itsself.

    Jokenin blew the last handful of games. VP lost his edge when he was taken off of the line with Gaborik. FIM can kiss his NHL career goodbye.

  295. TED

    You just don’t get it. That DOESN’T MATTER. He played great in regulation, and OT, nobody is saying he didn’t.

    But, he lost it in the shootout. He should have stopped that weak shot. It was like the Malkin penalty shot two years ago, he comes in, slows down, and takes the wrister. Simple play, easy goal.

    Like DD said, Elite goalies win games like this, doesn’t matter how, if it’s in regulation or the shootout, they find a way to win, and he didn’t.

  296. The White Plains Batman on

    6 months to go until opening night;

    Adopt a team (Go Sharks!) for a few weeks, get in better shape, get a better job, go back to school, there is soooo much to do.

    Also, the draft is in like 10 weeks and then the UFA looniness so there’s plenty of stuff to do.

  297. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " No excuses!!! " … says Greg L. on

    OH GAWD Duker has hit the golf course already!!!

  298. The shoot-out is a coin-toss. One can argue that it’s about nerves and being good on one-on-one stuff etc, but really, in the end, it’s a coin toss.

    Please stop the madness! Just realize that this was the Flyers game all the way. I’m as upset as you, but let’s not loose our minds. Imagine if the tables were turned and Rangers would have dominated, but lost the game in a shoot-out? Get it? It is a shameful – albeit exciting – way to end a game.

  299. Linda says FIRE SATHER on

    Duker i am not a golf person but i hope he wins!
    hell,i dont even have baseball to look forward to! Guess its just the nice weather and going to the gym every night lol!

    Mako, i have a good friend who is a Caps fan. So for his sake, i hope he gets to experience what winning it all feels like

  300. NYRG

    Saying that the game “wouldn’t have gone to a shootout if not for Hank” sounds like an excuse to me. It just sounds like you’re trying to sugarcoat the loss. That’s how i read it, at least.

    I only blame Hank when he deserves it, which is only when he gives up softies. I don’t blame every loss on the guy, and when i do, i rarely pin the blame solely on him, which I’m doing now. He’s not the only one.

    He should have stopped the 3rd shot. Forgot Pee Wee, and Pig, we had more shooters, but he didn’t give them the chance.

  301. Linda, you know your stuff :) the guy has no game plan, but sather probably told him not to get one, so as to keep up with his ten years of sucking. That said, you look at a team with two players that a re actually known in the NHL (the stupid devils) and see how they took a team of nobodies and clinched the Atlantic division 2 years straight. Blah to that, but they have a good gm and a good coach. Coaching goes a long way in hockey. Torts out, keenan in.

  302. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " No excuses!!! " … says Greg L. on

    I love the Rangers . This loss wont sway me to watch some other team . Well i’ll watch but I wont cheer. I now look at the draft and possible “moving up” to get a another gem like Stepan and krieder.

  303. I really think Gaborik has been playing hurt. He was the not the same player post-Olympics. Anyway, he certainly wasn’t the only no-show today.

  304. Exactly TedSheckler! Maybe the rest of the team should go to Ted’s goal scoring emporium! :)

  305. Hi Guys
    I haven’t been posting much since I posted the Rangers would not make the playoffs, a few weeks ago. Well they almost proved me wrong. I have to admit now that I wish the had proven me wrong. We all know they were not going to get by the first round even if they had won today. I also have to say today’s effort was half hearted. I would love to know why Torts sent out Ollie to take the last shot. The guy did nothing the entire game, and he puts him out in a important situation like that. Anyone would have been a better choice. Anyone except Gaborick that is he was a complete no show also.

  306. I know I’am not blaming Hank or even think that most people are blaming him even though there is a lot of venting going on. We all know without Hank, we are a lottery team this year but he can’t give up 2 out of 3 in the shootout and expect everyone to be giddy about how he led us to a 9th place finish.

  307. MAKO says GO CAPS GO on

    Our FRANCHISE GOALIE gives this team a chance to win night in and night out. You want to blame someone… blame the pathetic play of players who HAVE it in them who didnt give it their all on most nights. Blame Redden for being out of position half the season, Rozival for never taking the body, Drury for putting up his CAREER LOW 30 something points, blame Sather for signing Brashear, Kotalik, Higgins which had to be removed from the team to eff up the chemistry mid season. LUNDQVIST IS THE LAST TO GET BLAMED FOR THE FAILURES OF TEAM.

  308. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " No excuses!!! " … says Greg L. on

    22figure8 you back to yer rock buddy or no wait , I’ll grab the shoe shine box.

  309. If Hank had some real talent in front of him it wouldn’t have gone to a shootout. Allowing 1 goal on 45 shots is enough to win on most teams.