What happened?


I mean that in a literal sense. What happened?

I saw the last two minutes of Chicago-San Jose, and not a second of Philly-Montreal. So I went to Hockey Central on Versus, based on my TV listings, and there was some guy riding a bull or killing an animal, or attempting to kill another human being, or some other show. But it wasn’t hockey.

So I went to NHL Network, which I know shows every goal, every near-goal, every fight, during its NHL On the Fly show. But for some reason NHL Network wasn’t available on my cable provider last night.

So I really have no idea what happened Sunday. I assume that both goalies were good in the first game, and that Halak wasn’t very good in the second. The conclusion I drew from the final minutes of Chicago-San Jose was that I missed a great game, and from the score of Philly-Montreal was that I didn’t miss much.

Am I wrong?

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  1. I bypassed the Habs Flyers game, but the Sharks Hawks game was fun to watch! Hopefully my parents have a tv in the extra room so i can watch while i’m up in NY!!

  2. Good morning, ‘heads!

    You’re right, Carp. SCF first game, relegation round second.

  3. Les smurfs looked just that- small and intimidated. Halak was pedestrian. I don’t think this series is over yet, though

  4. >>But for some reason NHL Network wasn’t available on my cable provider last

    Carp, do you happen to be on the Cablevision system? My NHL Network tends to take a time-out whenever it feels like it; yesterday afternoon was one of those times.

  5. wicky (Positionally sound=soft in NHL speak!!) on

    hte habs game ….well…ummm….BLEH!!!!

    on a positive note, they only need a split in philly!

  6. wicky (Positionally sound=soft in NHL speak!!) on

    is this a devils blog??? Shouldn’t we be talking about malkin for parise???

  7. wicky (Positionally sound=soft in NHL speak!!) on

    anyone here??? Where is this??? Where am I?? Hello….anybody…HELLO????

  8. wicky (Positionally sound=soft in NHL speak!!) on

    this seems like a boring baseball blog with all these posts and comments………

  9. wicky (Positionally sound=soft in NHL speak!!) on

    oh, thank the gods. ILB!!!! How are you my friend? How’s the family? I was worried I was on the wrong blog for a second!

  10. wicky (Positionally sound=soft in NHL speak!!) on

    oh, carp, you’re here too!!! How are things going far above my paygrade?

  11. We are god, bud. The wicksters?

    Speaking of baseball, I heard that Mets are doing amazingly amazing this year. Not that I care..

  12. wicky (Positionally sound=soft in NHL speak!!) on

    so I get a day off finally and convo is slow……figures!

  13. wicky (Positionally sound=soft in NHL speak!!) on

    Which one? there are so many gods.

    The wicksters are good, Sophie just had a poopsplosion and the mrs is handling the situation. Manon is trying to help the changing process, but really isn’t.

  14. Thanks for that update wicky. Lovely :)

    I think everyone is doubly depressed because it’s monday and last night’s results were just out of the park carcillo. Go Hawks!!!!

  15. wicky (Positionally sound=soft in NHL speak!!) on

    yes, yes it would.

    you are welcome! anything for you!

  16. No, Carp, that would their daily life. The clue is that mrs is handling the situation. :)

  17. Imagine we can have Buf against Carcillo SCF?

    Comparing Byfuglien to Carcillo is like comparing byfuglien to carcillo.

  18. wicky (Positionally sound=soft in NHL speak!!) on

    well said ilb, well said. I think with less importance on the next regular season game between us and the flyers, I think carcillo will get a case of tasty cakes from someone (read prust and/or shelley).

  19. wicky (Positionally sound=soft in NHL speak!!) on

    well thanks ilb, carp, and mama for playing. got to go clean the basement (carcillo!!!!!)

  20. My father passed away 15 years ago today. I had a chance to visit him in the hospital the night before, but since I was a stupid 15 year old kid, I chose to stay home and watch a Rangers-Nordiques playoff game. I never got another chance to see him.

    My decision haunts me to this day!

    If I could be even 5% of the great man he was, I’d be lucky.

    Speech over!

  21. Sorry, CR. Those anniversaries are always difficult. No sense to regret something you did 15 years ago. Lesson learned, move on. You were 15, your father understood.

  22. blogmama

    got to text you in a few about last night.

    everyone else

    MZA w/ gwg today. game wasnt really good. norway looked good for the first then it got really slow and sloppy. mza looked real good on the top line. skated very well. he eludes the d-man with ease. pretty much how he scored the goal. reminded me of briere and how hes always open on the side of the net.

  23. Didn’t see the evening game, but the Sharks-Blackhawks game was pretty entertaining. I thought the Sharks had the better of the play, but Anti Em played very well in goal for Chicago.

  24. P.A. Parenteau gets no respect. He’s the only player in that TSN article without a link.

  25. I appreciate the kind words!

    The great irony of my father and myself is, my father never held an ounce of hatred toward ANYONE. Not even the Nazis for what they did to his family and himself. My father was one of the greatest men that I will ever know.

    And here I am hating a city/state every day over a few personal experiences. I feel like a disappointment for it, and aim to try and be more like him every day!

  26. The White Plains Batman on

    Byfuglien with another clutch goal yesterday. If he’s available in the offseason because of the Blackhawks cap strapped situation, Slats should really make an inquiry and pair him with Anisimov and Prust.

    Classy move by Mike Emrick mentioning the passing of Ray Shero’s mom/Fred Shero’s wife.

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  28. Hang in there CR, remember the good times.
    No one is gone until you forget them. Remember them & they’ll live in your heart forever.

  29. Thanks Tony and Carp.

    Im in a surprisingly good mood today. I just always feel bad about valuing a Rangers game over him! And about going through life with a silly hatred that I know tarnishes what he was all about.

  30. Let it go CR! See yourself free!!!

    CCCP, what can do you me in terms of printer cartridges? :) I can’t find my brand’s number anywhere and the generics are for carcillo….

  31. Good afternoon, Carp!

    CR, sorry to hear about your dad. And I would be happy drink a Sam Adams for you if they have any at W77!

    “poopsplosion” – add it to the bonehead lexicon.

  32. Hello? An hour of no comments? Was there a worldwide carcillosplosion I missed?

  33. I’m telling you. depression has set in. or folks are resting up for headsapalooza :)

    I for one am calling it a jour. TA!

  34. I can give this place some adrenaline, but I think I’ll stick with calm, cool, and collected!

    CCCP – Is that really your site? That is a well put together site!

    By the way, congrats on Chelsea’s FA Cup victory and their first double!

    Tough game for Pompey. Strange game all around. Missed PK, then a free kick score a couple minutes later, and then a Lampark missed PK!

  35. I don’t know what everyone else’s excuse is, but I’m just really hungover. Luckily it’s my day off so I’m still on my couch in my pajamas, carrying on with my depressing documentary festival.

    Ilb, yup, I’m gonna email you an update right now.

  36. billybleedsblue on

    Any so-called Rangers fan rooting for the Flyers needs to take a long walk off a short pier.

  37. I guess I’ve gotta take a long walk off a short pier!

    After what the Flyers did for me the other night, I dont think I will ever root against them again, unless they are playing us!

    I can never repay the Flyers for what they did. Never! Ever!

  38. billybleedsblue on

    CCCP…I think ilb2001 posted that earlier. Good article. Pretty much lays it all out for ya.

  39. billybleedsblue on

    Was there talk about getting Malhotra back to the Rangers around here? He looks like he fits in well with the Sharks, but wouldn’t he just bust here? Besides, he’s only a 10 goal scorer?
    I remember liking him lots when he was first up with the team. I also remember being upset with…was it Muckler? It seemed like Malhotra didn’t get a lot of ice time with the Rangers, and I thought it was crucial to have him out there developing his play, especially when he was playing on a team with the likes of The Great One. I remember feeling like Manny wasn’t really given a chance here…

  40. billybleedsblue on

    WTB CCCP is it true? I get a 404 error, and now you have me searching the www to see if that’s so!!!

  41. as G.W. Bush would say – ‘fool me once, shame on—shame on you. Fool me—you can’t get fooled again!’


  42. billybleedsblue on

    Hey, lol, Ya never know. Things happen. Maybe he does wake up one of these days and retire. And maybe monkeys will fly out of my Carcillo hole.

    I’m still laughing CCCP, thanks man, you got me!

  43. >>.Any so-called Rangers fan rooting for the Flyers needs to take a long walk off
    >>a short pier.

    I’ll bet you’d love to be there to make sure they take that last step.

  44. billybleedsblue on

    Heh. I typed in google, “why root the flyers” and this link is what I got:


    It’s from the perspective of a Sabres fan and it’s about “watching without rooting.”


    “Philadelphia. What to like? Nothing. What to dislike? Everything. Seriously. I have joked around over the years that I get up in the morning hating the Flyers. Turns out that I’m not really joking.

    So the best I can hope for is that the games are really mean, physical, and dirty. Sadly, someone will win and that will aggravate me. Tough spot.”

    Ha, that last bit is just how I felt about the Boston/Philly series! I wanted it to go 7 games and OT as much as possible! Too bad the Flyers won though…sorry Olga (and every self-respecting Rangers fan).

  45. Great link Stan, thanks a ton!!

    CCCP, i love ya bro but you suck! He’s waiting for my birthday to retire!!!

  46. >>Ok, JBytes, you got me…I have to know, why? Why root the Flyers?

    I’m rooting against Canadiens, not for Flyers. I want to break Montreal’s consecutive decades of winning the Cup. The way they managed to “tenderise” Capitals and Penguins by completely halaking Ovechkin, Crosby, and Malkin, do really you want them in the Finals? No, thank you! I don’t worry so much about Flyers; I don’t believe they can beat the two teams from the west.

  47. billy I’ve been watching the playoffs and I’m not rooting for anybody. I just can’t root for anybody, but the Rangers. I want to see a good, exciting game, but whoever wins and loses doesn’t matter to me one bit.

    I’ve even tried to embrace the Hurricanes as my “second team” since I live only 50 miles from the RBC Center and I play street hockey in Raleigh. In fact, one of the teams in our league is made up of Hurricane’s employees. Still, it’s just not a part of my makeup to go to a ‘Canes game and root for them.

    If it ain’t the Rangers, it doesn’t matter.

  48. billybleedsblue on

    JBytes, ok, point taken. Let’s leave all of that to the Blackhawks (I hope) or the Sharks.

    Charlie, I agree. If what I am doing right now is rooting, it’s rooting against teams…. Typicially, when the Rangers are either eliminated or don’t qualify, I “root” for the lowest seed in the West to win. Which now, I guess is the Blackhawks.

  49. LMAO! that is perfect Tony! He’ll give ya the bonehead discount, 10% extra lol ;-)

    you’re killin me on FB today

  50. Olga Folkyerself on

    Today’s blog reads like a bad soap opera.

    “After a word from our sponsor we will return to- As the Stomach Turns…”

  51. Random responses:

    CCCP, I knew that was bullcarcillo as soon as I read the link! Fool me never!

    Tony, a golf cart with a handicap sticker…go all the way!

    From the TSN link quoting Torts: “Maybe it’s just execution.” Um, maybe?

    JBytes/Cross Check, I’m kind of with both of you. As I’ve said before, once the Rangers are out, I don’t really root for anyone, just against certain teams. And I usually end up “rooting,” for lack of a better word, for a team that is least offensive to us to get the Cup. Most times I’m disappointed and hate them all! But this year, if I have to get “behind” anyone, it would be the Hawks (better an orig 6 than the grand hockey tradition city of San Jose :)

    But never, ever, ever, the Flyers!

    Linda, Sally, four days!!!!

  52. billy, should have included you with JBytes and Cross Check. sorry :)

    Sally, 5:12 and still in pajamas….lord I am jealous of you!!! tell me you haven’t even showered and are hanging with Princess Dubi and Gomez and I’ll cry…..

  53. Carpy, will we be honored with your presence Friday? Several inquiring minds would like to know!

  54. There are still crickets in your area, Carp? Bet you it’s your computer humming

  55. Precisely :). Night, everyone. It’s only Monday, but it’s already been a long week. Can’t wait until Friday

  56. Mama, have you been spying on me? It was definitely a hanging with cats/no shower day. Please don’t cry though!

  57. Customer:Waiter, this soup tastes funny.

    Waiter: Funny? But then why aren’t you laughing?

    Good morning, and good day!

  58. CCCP –

    Need a battery for a Standard/Horizon marine radio –

    Radio Model HX-460

    Need 7.2v 1600mAh LI

    You got it?

  59. Hey all….theres been 2 newspapers making some noise about Pit maybe moving Malkin. Now they were only speculating, and the one paper from Pit said top six foward and top 4 d-man. I’m not saying were theres smoke theres fire, but maybe somone heard something and thats how this got started. If it was possible what would you guys give up? I know my Gaborik for Malkin deal was laughed at but what do you think it would cost us?

  60. Sally, it’s a cat lady intuition thing :) those are my favorite days. which it were one today.

    btw, where the heck has nasty disappeared to?

  61. Cynar – I haven’t read any of the rumors, but why would they be dumping Malkin? Is it because of the salary cap? If it is, then taking on Gaborik’s salary doesn’t do anything for them. They may as well keep Malkin.

  62. TheREALMikeyNJ on

    No To Malkinstein

    He’s a slewfooting Piece of Carcillo and I dont want him in Blue, period

    And the only solcae Im getting out of watching these playoffs is the FACT that either team who comes out of the east will lose to either Team who comes out the WEST

    Its like watching two different leagues.

    And thers is just NO WAY Philthy or The Habs beat Chicago or the Sharks

  63. Hi all!

    Got hammered with the flu the past 2 days. And it was really nice out, too. I hate when that happens.

    Who’s idiotic idea was it to have BOTH conference finals on the same days?

  64. LI RangerFan on

    Mickey – I feel your pain. My daughter got ill and missed her college graduation, and then passed it on to her brother and me at the end of last week. Ugh…

    To answer your question, I think I heard on NHL Home Ice (XM radio) that the unfortunate scheduling had to do with arena availability. I think after tonight, each series splits into its own nights..

  65. I actually bailed on Cablevision and went to Direct TV because of consistent Center Ice problems. Don’t miss it.

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