It’s Go Time!


We’ve got a 3:21 p.m. puck drop.

If this place isn’t rocking today, they should raze it.

Eminger and Zuccarello are prucha’d.

Not much else to say.

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  1. Thanks AoB.
    ddeb, I’ll rest wherever I like
    wicky, that’s for me to know and you to find out!

    LGR!!!!! Cheers!

  2. Hey Krisy! You don’t have to stay up til dawn for this one!

    I gotta run a quick errand pre-game. back in a bit…

  3. 4:50 AM in Sydney Boneheads! Lets get this win and make a series of this thing. Ugh, its way too early for Pierre.

  4. billybleedsblue on

    Greecian, that’s awesome! I still have the “We’ll Win Tonight” paper somewhere… :D

  5. Hi mama. happy it’s at a normal time since I have a long day at work tomorrow. Coming back from vacation is hard. ;)

  6. What a beautiful white ball on that green grass. Exciting! WTB are they showing on NBC?

  7. iDoodie machetto on

    Significant number of capitals fans here. Disappointing.

    Folks, let’s just try and remember that our lives will go on regardless of te outcome today and over the remainder of the series.

    That said, let’s beat these byfuglien capitals!

  8. ‘Sup ilb :)

    Dubinsky at center? Hmmmm, not sure I’d do that at this stage of the year, but then again, I’m not an NHL coach.

    Boys will win today. I can feel it.

  9. Todd Bertuzzi Chiropractic on

    “If this place isn’t rocking today, they should raze it.”

    One step ahead of you
    -James Dolan

  10. Adorer of Blogmama on

    Damn right, Mickey. Our boys didn’t come this far and fight through all the adversity to come away from this game down 3-0. We take the game to the Capitals and we win.

  11. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Just Score !!!"...says Greg L. on




  12. History will be made ad with the Matteau goal and Howie’s call? Gives me chills every time.

  13. Adorer of Blogmama on

    Love the Howie call too. I’m not supposed to stress, but Emrick’s “proclaimed” Most Famous Arena has me fired up!


  14. I don’t have a good feeling about this one. This is our next to last match of the season.

  15. HI Mickey! So 2 goals for Dubi tonight? ;)

    But have to say.. I touched him before the game last time so that might have been the lucky touch too. ;D

    I saying Dubi and Step with goals!!!

  16. Place has a pretty good buzz going … partly because people have been waiting for the faceoff since 3 p.m. … should be pretty loud … just wondering how long it will last.

  17. NBC in commercial as Rangers hit the ice … of course. Pretty loud. Not deafening. Giving out rally towels helps muffle the noise, IMO.

  18. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Just Score !!!"...says Greg L. on

    With the crowd a buzz , how can we NOT score!!!???

  19. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Just Score !!!"...says Greg L. on

    Who cares what Dubi looks like …JUST SCORE ,baby!!!!

  20. If it doesn’t hartnelling last I am going to be very hartnelling mad.

    miss you too K! and Anne….is she with you? :)

  21. Joekuh - Can I have the next question please? Ptooey! on

    Dear G-D, I thought Sindy’s mustache looked bad…WTF is Dubi doing??????

  22. KRISY, I’ll take 2 goals from him tonight. Then fly to NY to shave that godawful stache he has.

  23. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Just Score !!!"...says Greg L. on




  24. billybleedsblue on

    I have the radio and video synched. thanks, but no thanks NBC!


  25. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Just Score !!!"...says Greg L. on

    OLGA SHUT UP!!! Who needs your negative attitude !!! No one cares ’bout Sather right now you Troll!!!

  26. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Just Score !!!"...says Greg L. on

    ilb , he should have “lifted it” or passed it sooner .

  27. Olga Folkyerself on

    Greg- MYOB Welcher. Did anybody ever collect from those Boogaard Scores bets?

  28. Carp I havent had the time to say it on here but this time of year is a big part of why they signed Fedotenko. Good game for him to show a little clutchness

  29. lol Poor McCabe. I’m sure his legs would have preferred he made the playoffs in 05 through 09 instead of this year

  30. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Just Score !!!"...says Greg L. on

    OLga is a TROLL that never left the blog…The name ,the constant complain of Sather and cheering on another team on here. We have a TROLL from the Hawks site over here wayyyy too long. BTW Olga you idiot , I never bet with you so STFU.



  31. Does anyone other than Emrick say “the year nineteen hundred and eighty”?

    Makes it sound like those of us who are 31 (26) were born in the dark ages.

  32. Olga Folkyerself on

    So you didn’t pay eh, Greg? I thought so. What’s your excuse? Dog ate your checkbook?

  33. billybleedsblue on

    When did the Garden turn into a library? START IT UP!!!!! LET’S GO RANGERS!!!!!

  34. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Just Score !!!"...says Greg L. on

    OLGA THE TROLL , STFU you Clutterbucker!!!

    OLGA IS A TROLL THAT NEVER LEFT!! Ive been here longer than you , have some respect you clown.


  35. Joekuh - Can I have the next question please? Ptooey! on

    I like the energy so far. Gotta put the puck on net though.

  36. Olga Folkyerself on

    Greg- there are a whole lot of you guys just west of England. I think they call them Welch-men.


    Welshmen, get it?

  37. Well carp, let’s go Ranger chant starts 300s and 400s and then look at
    Those pieces of Cooke in the lower bowl just sitting on their hands.
    And the refs! What a joke!!

  38. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Just Score !!!"...says Greg L. on

    DONT FEED THE TROLLS , stop talking to OLGa cuz its not worth my time.

    Gaborik on the PK!!!??? Gaborik has a free pass , he better run wild with it!!

  39. billybleedsblue on

    where was that call? wtb?! what kind of candy-assen call was it… and when Feds was tied up and dropped earlier in the period– no call. wtb?!

  40. Olga Folkyerself on

    Greg- You’re the only one talking to me, stupid. There’s a medicine named for you…


  41. Adorer of Blogmama on

    “Roster envy I would guess.” says Doc Scumrick. Gotta get in as many digs as he can. Your scummy Devils are sitting at home as well as your sicko freak Fatso sister molesting goalie.

  42. Adorer of Blogmama on

    I don’t think anyone is envious of Alex Ovechkin. He’s not a leader, not a winner. He’s a bum, and always will be. He has no desire and no heart.

  43. billybleedsblue on

    Adorer of Blog Mama…or is it Tiki? Turn the sound off and synch the radio, duh.

    OMG 5 on 3!!!!!!!!!!!

  44. Olga Folkyerself on

    ilb- don’t come plaining to me. Talk to the Saskatchewan Shirker. He;s thinks he owns the board.

  45. how nice that the Rangers
    wait to shoot
    so that it enables the caps
    players to have a chance
    to block the shot

  46. Oh? Did Christensen just made it to MSG? I didn’t see or hear him until this penalty.

  47. billybleedsblue on

    Carp “On the bright side at least Christensen hit somebody.”

    LMAO! you’re the best!

  48. What a miserable 5 on 3. Don’t they practice one time shots? This is their profession!
    McCabe looks awful out there as usual. Almost 90 seconds of 5 on 3 play, and they should be embarrassed of themselves.

  49. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Just Score !!!"...says Greg L. on

    Yeah hide behind some fake azz name you TROLL Olga!! Get back to your BlackHawk blog !!
    NO ONE CARES if you like the Blackhawks!!!

  50. Braunschweiger on

    On the bright side that will prob the last of EC in this game. Love how our PP gives momentum to the other team

  51. Carp

    there has to be some shot taken
    at some point.

    McCabe is here because of his pp qb prowess
    and his cannon of a shot from the point.
    doesn’t take a shot

    Gabby gets the puck and waits and waits and waits….
    no shot.

    there’s got to be SOME shot from the point
    or some play down low, which would take a shot
    to put into effect.

    the camera angle from up high and behind the blue line
    CLEARLY showed Gabby getting the puck after McCabe
    didn’t shoot
    and then waiting too long to shoot……allowing caps
    to get in a better position to block the shot and cover players.
    no chaos happened in our favor!!

  52. These guys have no creativity and cant create any space on the power play. I don’t get it, I just don’t know what to say anymore about it.

  53. onecupin71yearsand counting on

    I have been supported all season without a bash BUT , tell me why on the PK Stephan one on one with AO retreats to the bench for a line change and allows AO to Sunday skate up broadway to the rangers zone?

    The 5 on 3 is a PK for the rangers, no one timers , lets stop the puck and align for a shot , no double back the passes. Pitiful..

  54. btw, the ridiculous in-fighting here today is making me thirsty, and the game has me parched enough. Basta!!

  55. Just saw eric, who, as you might guess, is apoplectic about the 5-on-3 (is that how you spell it?). Good thing he has a new baby to keep him from going up on the roof. Good guy, seriously.

  56. Olga Folkyerself on

    Ahhh, Garg L the Rabid Badger is really starting to snarl now. :) Funny how little it takes…

  57. Carp, after that 5 on 3 i’m screaming “shoot” at them at home. My three year old has been trained by my wife to say “daddy, they can’t hear you through the TV.”

  58. Tom, it just emphasizes the team’s complete lack of front-end skill.

    but overall, that was a pretty good period.

  59. Carp, next time I’ll teach how to check someone’s pulse using carotid artery. Bet that’s the only place you’d be able to find Eric’s pulse…..

  60. jpg, agreed. but no shot is better than a bad shot on the 5-on-3. I think the problem is the lack of movement in trying to get an open man on a back-door play. But the Rangers don’t move … and don’t have the top skill guys who can make a play.

  61. Carp – Maube you are the guy who can get Glen Failure to crawl out from under his rock and give an interview for change. He’s probably golfing again for change. Nice committment.

  62. Dear Rangers,
    Hank is standing on his head upside down, backwards and sideways. I’m sure he’d also like to score another goal this season, but can you please help him a bit, too? Pretty please?
    An intestinally challenged fan :)

  63. onecupin71yearsand counting on

    What’s Palm Sunday without meatballs in the afternoon? Thank you rangers.

  64. I think, especially on a 5 on 3, EVERYONE has to rotate. Especially the guys down low. One guy crosses in front of the net, the other guy goes back behind and replaces him. One guy rotates up to the point, the other guy shifts down. The more turning heads for a PKer and a goaltender is the less likelihood that they’re watching the puck.

  65. No Greg, only 1 blog and Wa….well, whatever the widget is named. I still don’t get that to be honest :)

  66. Carp
    i agree with you there about lack of movement.
    they moved a bit but, obviously, not enough.
    move and stop, move and stop.

    they finally had some people near the net
    rather than at the boards

    as far as skill
    McCabe is HERE for the PP
    and he took 1 shot, i believe that whole time

    they need to stop watching films of themselves
    and watch how other teams effectively get things done.

  67. Manny suggested that we assign Waseka a name so we didn’t have to type out twitter widget each and every time we referenced her. Ergo the twitter widget became Waseka.

  68. Agree Carp guys not moving with or without the puck. Then slow, sloppy puck movement on top of that.

    Gotta fight the urge to get negative guys. Let’s get the kill. We’ll get an ugly one. They just have to keep at it and create some serious muck around the net.

  69. if someone has a good stats link
    where i can find out where teams stood overall
    for the season in certain areas
    such as pp or pk
    please post it.

    i heard we ended up 18th for pp
    which completely floors me!!!!

    just wonder where non-playoff teams are in comparison
    skilled players are much more effective
    5 on 5 and on pp
    movement and grit can make for
    5 on 5 and pp as well (at least better than how we look right now)

  70. Love that positive attitude ddeb! I don’t care if this win is so ugly it makes my eyes fall out. I just want it.

  71. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Just Score !!!"...says Greg L. on

    TIKI !! TIKI!!! is also in the house!??

    PP needs to click here!!

  72. NYR_FAN via Android on

    That 5-3 was deafening with everyone screaming shoot. Its getting old.

  73. Ok, things are going well. Draw a penalty. Control the puck. Start moving up ice. Powerplay starting. This is good!

    Oh no! Christiansen is on the ice. Offsides, play stops. Dammit.

  74. Carp
    are you kidding me that Dubi shouldn’t have
    taken a shot there?

    or at least a couple other
    pattycake moments?


  75. And Torts can do nothing to diagram a play on the PP because *somebody* has used up all the ink in his marker pen. Looking at you, Dubi…

  76. So, basically, that play to McCabe doesn’t work BECAUSE HIS HANDEDNESS DOESN’T ALLOW HIM TO ONE TIME THE PUCK. And can someone please hit the net?

  77. Yep, another waste. Playing on their heels and letting the Caps dictate the penalty kill – it’s just ashame.

  78. they might as well as do the
    Potvin sucks chant for
    as much as the screams
    to shoot are working.

  79. jpg – the Rangers were very inconsistent this year. It’s why they were +34 or something like that but barely made 8th. All those 7-1 games where they scored 5 powerplay goals.

    Consistency will come with time. You need to do well some of the time before you can do well all of the time…

  80. Torts
    should just call a timeout
    during the power play
    and ask the players
    who on the team
    will actually shoot the puck
    rather than hesitate and give up
    the shot (again)
    and whoever speaks up
    goes out there
    and puts up
    or shuts up.

  81. onecupin71yearsand counting on

    Carp, Not taking a bad shot on the pp is like not asking the prom queen for a date, you don’t ask or shot you don’t score.

  82. N.CountryNYRFan on

    Did you guys watch the LA game last night?? Our dmen need to watch that game and see Drew Doughty play, see how he moves into position before ripping a shot.

  83. onecup, doesn’t the prom queen get named during the prom? How’d your request go? :)

    sorry, I need a little levity…..

  84. Boom Boom Bathgate on

    Can this team ever score? I am fearful our vaunted GM will go out and pick up every 34-year old who scored 20+ goals on the market, if we don’t start scoring. Dammit, anyway.

  85. what are we waiting for? Just give someone’s dad a whistle! That’s what we did in Little League…

  86. mike

    i’ve been watching all year
    i’ve seen the inconsistency all year

    i’ve seen the power play click and i’ve seen much
    too often the pp not click
    this is the playoffs and
    some degree of intensity is needed
    and i know that we have young guys
    this is a big load of carcillo
    to see this happening again.

    if the players are really such a wreck mentally
    then get a hypnotherapist in there
    and “convince” ’em that they are better than they
    really are.
    change up the power play
    demand movement
    put people on the ice who WILL shoot the puck when there’s
    an open lane rather than hesitate.

    i DON’T EXPECT a goal on each pp
    but DON’T EXPECT it too look like
    this bad for this long.

    who knows the answer?
    when was our last pp goal? against devs?
    what have we been in the last 20 pp’s or 50 or 100?
    i’m sure it’s under 5 per cent.

  87. Man, looking at Dubinsky I can’t believe I used to have a ‘stache. Why didn’t anybody tell me I looked like a byfuglien jackwagon?

  88. jpg,

    I don’t disagree with you. But you must admit that streaks of brilliance followed by long stretches of gloom is better than past years, which was an older team, and all gloom. I guess I just didn’t expect the Rangers to solve their powerplay troubles so quickly, especially when they have committed to the youth movement. This year, for the first time since Jagr, the powerplay was able to score at times. That, coupled with the team’s youth movement, makes me think it will be more consistent in the future.

  89. billybleedsblue on

    Blogmama, it’s Don La Greca but you are still correct! :D


  90. Adorer of Blogmama on

    SCORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SCORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SCORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  91. AoB, yes, trying to do both……missed here during first period :)


  92. billybleedsblue on

    !!!!!!!!!!!! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOooooooooooooooooooooooo\

    Eeeeeeeeee CCCCCCCCEeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!

  93. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Just Score !!!"...says Greg L. on


    LOve it!!!! Loveit!!!!!!!

  94. billy, ha!and Duh! Not listening today to keep in real time, but everytime I see Dan and Don together (like olden days) I automatically think Maloney.

    we are gonna win!!

  95. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Just Score !!!"...says Greg L. on

    Seems like its “GO TIME” for both teams!!!

  96. smart play by Stepan to get in front of the goalie when the puck was not in normal shooting area. he was distracted and blew the save.

  97. mike

    not the best time to the middle of the game.

    either you haven’t been here much or haven’t read many of my

    i’m HAPPY that we’ve gone with youth
    LIVE with what they do/don’t do
    HAPPY that at least we made the playoffs
    been pretty damn calm about where we are
    because i don’t have major expectations
    of us getting pass the first round or more….
    but it COULD happen.

    i’ve been UNHAPPY with the lack of movement
    and it’s something that can be fixed
    by simply the players on the ice MOVING
    and others SHOOTING in ways that create
    rebounds, etc.

  98. Joekuh - Can I have the next question please? Ptooey! on

    Must admit. BAP line makes things happen.

  99. also smart by Prust, who has been in the goalies face all day and even on the delay for the ref Prust bumped him at center ice to get him off his game.

  100. Sweet 16! (lol!)

    wow, jpg must be feeling strong about his opinion. his haiku has CAPITALIZED words :)

  101. jpg – I come here often but rarely read the posts. Sorry if I picked a bone that did not exist. What you just said makes sense.

  102. Mama
    i don’t mike
    and i don’t need anyone giving me carcillo
    thinking i’m not happy with where the team
    has gone this year.

    i’m peeved about the pp
    and i have been for a long time
    and despite
    what some say there are little things
    that could be done that would at least
    make it better than 1 for 100 or whatever it’s been.

    and being 18th in the league is enough of mind-byfuglien
    that i’m lucky i’m sitting down
    because i already have enough of a freekin headach due to this
    game, yelling and life issues!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  103. Joekuh - Can I have the next question please? Ptooey! on

    rasputin, they’ll call that quickly if they lose sight of the puck

  104. jpg’s sister just got in here and saw Dubi:

    “Oh my God! Is that a real mustache!??!!??”

  105. i was happy with some of the movement
    and intensity on the last pp
    even though
    we didn’t score

    where the eff was the forward coming back into our

    whoever got plastered with the shot should “thank” him personally!

  106. Adorer of Blogmama on

    This buttercup is complaining about the referees on national tv. He should be fined for that. He dares complain about the refereeing.

  107. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Just Score !!!"...says Greg L. on

    Dubi has an instant ” Tom Selleck” mustache today ..I smell a fake!!! Must be a Larf in the dressing room!!

  108. Stranger Nation on

    Best skating all series. Consistently beating caps to puck deep and actually carrying the puck into the zone

  109. saw Clutch on bench
    has he been out much today
    or has he done anything?

    haven’t noticed him at all
    (not even being sarcastic)

  110. who is the idiot
    that pushes the caps guy
    over the blueline
    rather than keep him
    there so there’d be an offsides?

  111. Dear organization,
    If you ever trade Hank, I, I, I….well stupid wouldn’t begin to describe that move. I kept with you after the Beezer trade, and that was hard enough. Losing Hank may kill me, and I will make sure that is my cause of death in my obit.
    Thanks for your consideration.

  112. It looks like their legs have died out completely.. Even Prust on his last two shifts have been dogging it.


  114. buzzed after it crossed the red line!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
    holy carcillo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  115. Joekuh - Can I have the next question please? Ptooey! on

    Just as I was gonna say why was he taking so long to throw it in front?

  116. Joekuh - Can I have the next question please? Ptooey! on

    Well, that’s how u score in the playoffs. Garbage goals in front. LGR!!!!

  117. Adorer of Blogmama on

    These pieces of cooke pay millions of dollars and cant show a decent replay!!!!! COME ON!!!!!!!!!!!!

    That’s a goal!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  118. seriously!!!!
    how can nbc not have a replay
    of overhead angle
    with the clock ticking down?

    that would show viewers what happened!!!!


  119. Whether it was in before the buzzer or not, the Rangers had an entire period to score that goal.

  120. Adorer of Blogmama on

    Only for New York fans would they intentionally make us wait this long.

    They cheated us.

    And we never got a better replay.

    They cheated us.

    They cheated us.

    They cheated us.

    They cheated us.

    They cheated us.

    Not even a replay.

    Not even a replay.

    They cheated us.

    The clock read 0.00. When? At what point? Was the puck up someone’s cooke-hole at 0.00?

    No explanation.

    No replay.

    THey cheated us.

    They cheated us.

  121. Adorer of Blogmama on

    NBC didn’t show the overhead angle with the time for a reason. They know it was in, and we’ll never get to see.

    They cheated us.

  122. they must have had another view or something b/c how can they not call that a goal.

  123. So with 0.01 seconds left you can’t see the puck on the line because its in the flippin NET!!!!!!

  124. I’m sure MSG will show more angles after the game. If they say it’s not in, it’s not in.

    Time to get their shyte together. All of our “go-to” guys need to step up. I’m getting tired of all of them. Useless fuggers

  125. The replay officials have a replay with the official clock in the corner. NBC should have access to that, but of course didn’t show it.

  126. Adorer of Blogmama on

    We’ll never see an overhead angle with the time displayed in synch. We’ll never see it.

    Intentional cheatjob.

    They Hartnelled us, right up the aasen.

  127. who the hell is this Liam guy?
    looks like an intern who filled on cause
    somebody got sick today.

  128. N.CountryNYRFan on

    how come they show a footbal players foot goal out of bounds on a TD a zillion times during a game, but we get only 2 replays of a goal during a plaoff game. WTB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  129. yea i think what happened is NBC’s clock was a tad later than the official clock

  130. said it after game 1, the Caps are getting all the calls that the Pens used to get.

    soooooo frustrating.

  131. it doesn’t matter what NBC showed or what angle. All that matters is whether the official clock had time left when the puck went in. We didn’t see the official clock.

  132. It looked like a good goal from what they showed us, but, good teams don’t need to rely on outside sources to win games. It pisses me off just as much it does you, but.

  133. Adorer of Blogmama on

    NBC is not showing the replay with the time in synch. They know what they’re doing.

    Orr, MSG is not broadcasting the game, so all they’ll have is the NBC broadcast replays.

    Thus, NBC will not be showing any clear replays for the reason that they know what’s going on. The puck was in at 0.01 and we’ll never have our 100% confirmation.

    We were cheated.

  134. would it really be that hard to just have the tv networks clock synchronize to the official clock?

  135. eddie eddie eddie on

    i thought for sure that wqs a good goal…but the NBC clock apparently wasnt OFFICIAL

  136. Carp

    i would think that replay officials do have that angle
    and the clock ticking
    it’s a load of carcillo that nbc doesn’t show that as well.

    it looked iffy to me from side view
    (hoped to be wrong)
    but overhead would have demonstrated
    it for everyone

    i hope you pursue that lack of showing the correct view
    at some point. would appreciate.
    not being conspiracy person here
    but it’s just a matter of getting it right and
    showing that you got it right

  137. onecupin71yearsand counting on

    WE wuz robbed.. just out of general principle NYR should B slap the Caps, en errant puck at the refs heads wouldn’t hurt.. Blogmama , I always score!

  138. the one thing that probably decided it was that the green light was on when the puck went just over the line. the green light goes on automatically at the 0:00 mark, so they probably went by that

    Rangers will overcome it and win the third period

  139. Carp, I think that’s the frustration here. Fans didn’t get to see what Toronto did. NBC is for carcillo.

  140. Emotional swing sort of like Cally being hurt after huge win. But it’s done. Have to put it behind.

    Have a huge period or more coming up.


  141. Adorer of Blogmama on

    Time to put it behind us and move forward. We can’t let it get us down. We have to play our best period of the year and fugg these referees and that FATSO Boudreau.

    “Through the power of satellite technology” we won’t get the official clock to see if a goal was scored, but we’ll go to the Versus studios. Sickening Scum Towels.

  142. no way was that not a goal. when are they showind us the picture with the clock superimposed. no friggin way that was not a goal……….

  143. N.CountryNYRFan on

    with Crosby out injured, the NHL needs their marquee player OV to win the cup this year

  144. eddie eddie eddie on

    how is this for OBVIOUS………………………………………………huge third period

  145. Adorer of Blogmama on

    onecup – Exactly. The lack of commentary on it is deafening. They know it was a goal.

  146. Would have been nice if Emrick, Edzo, Panger, Milbury, Pierre, Jonesy, Engblom, JR, Darren etc. had made a point of saying that the NBC clock wasn’t official.

    And they usually manage to show replays with the official clock on there – it’s rather bush league for it not to be shown to the viewers at all.

  147. they did not get that call. the year the rangers get more calls the pitt and wash I drop dead.

    show me evidence that was not a goal…………..

  148. bull dog line on

    just watched the play again, and listened for the horn. it sounded like the puck was in before the horn.

  149. What a bunch of BS about that goal! It was definitely in!! I just walked into the room and saw the whole thing when it was happening. What a joke the NHL is1

  150. Carp – making the best point I think. People cry conspiracy, but this wouldn’t be so crushing if the Rangers converted on more of their many PP chances today.

  151. Adorer of Blogmama on

    Oh well, this isn’t good for my health. But…this is NY fellas, we gotta beat the opposition and the referees. Now and Forever!

    LETS GO RANGERS! Come on, Gaborik!

  152. JimboWoodside on

    Well, the ref had x-ray vision behind a mountain of players in the first game where Ovechkin scored by pushing Hank and the puck into the net, and in this game, the puck trickles in at the buzzer, and of course that call doesn’t go our way either…

    Think the league wants a Pens-Caps rematch much this year!?

  153. The NBC clock was 0.1 but you can see the green light was on by that point so the official clock had to be at 0.0 before it went in. Looks like the right call based on that but it still hurts.

  154. Adorer of Blogmama on

    It’s not bush-league. NBC is intentionally not showing it because they know it was a goal. As long as it was never on national television, we’ll never know for sure. This is the definition of competence by NBC. They know exactly what is going on.

  155. the rangers incompetence is a whole other story. the nhl is suppose to ge tit right regardless of the ranger incompetence.

    show me the evidence that was not a goal.

    still waiting…………………………………………….why don’t the montreal police have an investigation!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  156. And the NHL should be doing everything it can to ensure that the video evidence the war room used is shown by NBC before or during the third period.

  157. I think I hear a Fat Lady singing somewhere ….. Is this kid in goal for Washington really that good or are the shots we take that pathetic? Since the switch in program emphasis, Washington has really been this much of a shutdown team?

    Where is Ryan Callahan – – fix that fracture quickly or we are going to be playing golf before long

  158. Im so damn nervous. I cant stop eating my daughters leftover bday cake.

    …………. I eat when im nervous!!

  159. yea the ovechkin goal in game 1 is whistled all year long.

    today in the ranger game remember when boyle had 2 attempts the puck was loose buyt what did the zebras do???yep the blew the whistle and the puck trickled to the left……………………….


  160. lol the Rangers draw more attention, more money and more exposure than Crosby and Ovechkin put together. Its silly to the NHL would want the Rangers eliminated in favor of a team from Washington DC or Pittsburgh

  161. Carp –

    If they have an “official” clock, why not sync that with the TV clock? Why not just have whatever station that’s broadcasting the game just show the official clock?

    The alternative is the situation you see here – with TV stations showing replays, those replays having unofficial clocks, and fans relying on those unofficial clocks and everyone thinking the league got it wrong. The League would look BETTER if they give access to the official clock, wouldn’t they?

  162. Gonzo Grabby on

    i fart when im nervous. theres a huge green ish brown cloud hovering over my house!

  163. N.CountryNYRFan on

    we need to come out on fire in the third…F that BS call and bury another one early!!!!!!!

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

  164. I’m sure they’ll make it up for us in the 3rd. Maybe we’ll get 4 or more PP’s…..

    …and we won’t score.

  165. Adorer of Blogmama on

    I wish every single fan would storm the ice and make the game unplayable. Id rather forfeit than allow this injustice of a game to carry on.

  166. From (the “Situation Room” link):

    “Video review was used to determine if the puck crossed the line before time expired in the second period. The official burn-in clock on the overhead camera had time expired before the puck crossed the line. No goal.”

  167. Noah-allahan-iron, 28 on

    Holy cow some of the conspiracy theorists need to relax.

    Not to get involved in this, but don’t you think, EVEN IF the NHL wanted the Caps to advance, they’d at least want a long series out of it?

    Let’s not blame the officials or the NHL for our lack of scoring.

  168. giving th erangers power plays is not exactly a gift or favor.

    we want to play 5 on 5 whenever possible.

    again show me the evidence it was not a goal.. you think the numnuts at NBC can do that? or let’s have an expose on crosby or ovechkin…………..

  169. Gonzo Grabby on

    noah,. no they wouldnt. theyd want the rangers to lose in 4, givin the caps an easy sries to advance

  170. Rangers in 6 on

    the call on the ice by the ref was GOAL, he very decisively called it a good goal. thus, there has to be CONCLUSIVE evidence to the contrary for the war room to overrule that goal. where is the conclusive proof? that is the question. we await the proof

  171. Adorer of Blogmama on

    Where’s that replay NHL Situation Room. Thanks for the explanation, but where’s the proof. You cant expect us to take your words to be truthful. You have no integrity.

  172. i do not blame the nhl for the rangers lack of scoring. i blame them for not getting things right. the ovechkin goal in game 1 is whistled minimum 70% of the time as dead. so do what they do all year………………

  173. A pivotal game…a huge swing to give the Rangers a 2-1 lead going into the third period…a quesionable goal…


    Sounds like a bunch of Carcillo to me…and we all know full well the NHL will ALWAYS help out their cherished team whatever year it might be.

    I feel sick to my stomach.

    And I honestly don’t see any point in watching the NHL playoffs anymore if this is what we have to look forward to.

    I wanna see BLOOD in the third period. Don’t give a shit if we lose this series…I wanna see a Caps player carried off the ice.

    Yes, that’s my sportsmanship showing. That’s how I feel.

    And when Boyle-Prust-Avery is consistently your best line on the ice…you’re not gonna do much.

    Gaborik = Gartner – Plenty of goals, and not a single one meaningful

  174. Carp – sorry to ask again, but I’m curious – why not give TV broadcasters access to the official clock?

  175. … I mean, do you realize there’s one game in the next five days just so NBC can have the Rangers twice?

  176. Ted

    of course, the Rangers are still in trouble
    because they didn’t convert on all the
    pp opportunities.
    things that HAVE to be done
    in the playoffs
    no one would be saying a thing
    if nbc just showed overhead with a clocking ticking down.

    it shows more replays of a 3rd down conversation in the first
    quarter of a football game

  177. Adorer of Blogmama on

    Angry and frustrated, but moving on now….

    Come on guys, let’s win this game!

  178. All, got this e-mail from my brother during Friday’s game. It calmed me and gave me great perspective. (Please, no comment on the Red Sox stuff…..he’s a blue bleeder through and through). It’s the point and perspective that counts.

    I just watched the red sox lose a minute ago.
    and I really don’t care.
    they are the worst team in baseball right now, and my life is no worse off, so what’s the big deal?

    I still love my teams, hell, I watch them whenever I can, but I just don’t care about them.

    I used to, and not so long ago, but it’s fantastically liberating to simply not care anymore.

    I actually care more about cleaning up my wood pile near my firepit this weekend.
    watching a game after that will be fun, but nowhere near as satisfying.

    all of this on the eve of the knicks v. celtics tomorrow night.

    more entertainment to watch, but to leave behind me once the game ends.

    Point is: he cares, but has perspective, and it’s really something to learn something from your younger sibling :)

    Just saying.

  179. Adorer of Blogmama on

    Come on guys, you gotta have the fight, the desire, the will, the effort!!!

  180. jpg – Yeah, but that’s a matter of NBC’s crappy production, not some conspiracy between Gary Bettman and the network to screw over the largest market (as per Carp).

  181. JimboWoodside on

    Whether their power play sucks or not has no bearing on whether that was a legal goal or not.

  182. JimboWoodside on

    Big calls consistently go in favor of the Caps – as they usually do for the Pens….

  183. NBC and network anything that determines a playoff sked is for carcillo. Market or not. It’s like tv-pee outs…..awful. Anyway, I’ve said my piece on this. Would just like us to win this game.

  184. Gonzo Grabby on

    were just waiting around to get scored on agian. cmon guys u dont have time to eff around!

  185. The point was not mine, but Carp’s – that the Rangers had gotten the majority of the calls from the refs today. Hence, no conspiracy. I was just adding that if they had taken advantage of those calls, this wouldn’t be so bad of a situation.

  186. That shove by Bradley after the whistle was remarkably similar to the one McDonagh got penalised for before Arnott’s PPG in Game 2.

    Ticky-tacky enough for you, Bruce?

  187. for game 4 maybe they should just sit Gaborik. he can’t get anything done so a little addition by subtraction maybe gets their offense going.

  188. Really Carp? That tees me off no end, but it really sounds different on TV……is there a laugh/roar track the NHL uses?

  189. Joekuh - Can I have the next question please? Ptooey! on

    2 men chasing prust under the goal-line. that puck HAS to get out high!

  190. >>NBC and network anything that determines a playoff sked is for carcillo.

    How about those TV timeouts?

  191. Gonzo Grabby on

    aha right site? im always here. even when im not!! i usually always have a window open wit RR on it!

  192. Adorer of Blogmama on

    Alex Ovechkin? The right way to play? A guy who cheap shots people? A guy who’ll never win anything in his career, because he is worthless?

  193. Joekuh - Can I have the next question please? Ptooey! on


  194. Adorer of Blogmama on



    That’s the RIGHT WAY TO PLAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



  195. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Just Score !!!"...says Greg L. on

    Great PUCK MOVEMENT , nice play , good work , we scored again folks!!!!!!!!


  196. Adorer of Blogmama on





  197. Replay of game 1 coming?

    I hope we can either get an insurance goal or put pressure on ’em so they’re not in our end for the last 10+ mins…

  198. Joekuh - Can I have the next question please? Ptooey! on

    Easy call. What’s Backstrom complaining about?

  199. JBytes, I’ve commented on that a lot. Hate, hate, hate them! Hence my calling them tv-pee outs. When you’re watching at home, great, but I hate them. Money, money, money….

    Grabby, I know :) just spend your time wisely :)

    Now the crowd seems up!

  200. Carp – LOL

    Everyone else – hey, at least that’s 2 minutes where the Caps probably won’t score…

  201. JimboWoodside on

    Refs on the ice made the right call on the disallowed goal – they called it a goal – it was the War Room that disallowed it…

  202. Adorer of Blogmama on

    In a game in which the referees treat us fairly, the war room takes over and cheats us out of goal. Makes sense. They couldnt tolerate fairness towards us.

  203. Gonzo Grabby on

    still 8 minutes left. the longest 8 minutes of our lives here. uh if only that goal; counted!

  204. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Home sweet home !!!"...says Greg L. on

    LETS GO RANGERS!!! Cant let these Craps tie it up!!! Gotta play big!!

  205. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Home sweet home !!!"...says Greg L. on

    Our team ooozes playoff team!! Look at us , we have never lost being ahead after 2 periods but this is the playoffs so we have to play tight!!!! Cant let these bums come back!!!

  206. billybleedsblue on

    nice cross check on feds there ovie. I would love to see somebody flatten that guy, clean and straight up.

  207. JimboWoodside on

    See that crosscheck by Ovechkin in the scrum in front of the net? That could have been called.

  208. They showed the Ovechkin crosscheck on Fedotenko, and Prust’s crosscheck in retaliation. After that Prust speared Ovechkin in the back of the leg, and really aggravated him.

  209. billybleedsblue on

    Unbelievable. You just can’t let Knuble anywhere near the front of the net. ARrrrrhg.

  210. TheMessiah94 on

    It’s just not fair. We work so hard for our goals, and then they just come down and score whenever they want.

  211. Gabby contributed on 2nd goal

    you know you have a pk unit
    that is supposed to stop
    the other team from scoring.
    they didn’t
    blame the pk unit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    it’s a team game played
    by a TEAM!

  212. has anybody noticed how hard it is for Rangers forwards around the net on the PP, and how easy it is for Capitals forwards?

  213. “It’s just not fair. We work so hard for our goals, and then they just come down and score whenever they want.”

    thats why offensively challenged teams never ever ever ever win the Cup

  214. billybleedsblue on

    I have to say, I am loving the “BAP” line. Good stuff. Would love for them to score.

  215. Olga Folkyerself on

    That’s because the Rangers have “five in the picture” but they are just posing for the photo.

  216. TheMessiah94 on

    I’m not arguing with you oleo. I guess just pointing out the obvious. We need some high-end talent, that’s for sure.

  217. billybleedsblue on

    Julie, breathe deeply in through your nose, and out through your mouth. Try to stay calm. It will be ok!

  218. jpg…get off the high horse bro…penalties kill!
    the other team scores, or your guys get all banged up blocking shots.
    If you don’t commit a penalty you avoid the problem!

  219. Adorer of Blogmama on

    I dont believe that replay. It took them an hour to alter the replay with the time synch to have the effect they wanted. I dont buy that carcillo.

  220. finally
    the overhead view.
    stupid NHL thought that fans would just go along
    without any evidence.


  221. Adorer of Blogmama on

    Had they showed the replay right away, okay. But all that was, was a tampering of evidence.




    Tamper with the replays now, NBC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  222. Adorer of Blogmama on


    Take that, Boudreau!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Take that, NHL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  223. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Home sweet home !!!"...says Greg L. on



  224. Joekuh - Can I have the next question please? Ptooey! on

    Du-Ron Jeremy, your lack of show in games 1 and 2 are officially forgiven!!!!

  225. Woooooooo efffffinng hoooooo. Now we got ourselves a series, bys and girls. Providing I’ll live that long….

  226. Adorer of Blogmama on

    Head is spinning and pounding. Bye. Good work, Dubi. Good work, Rangers. That’s the heart, passion, fire, and desire that we’ve come to expect from them. Great game, 4-2 Rangers!!! Victory!

  227. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Home sweet home !!!"...says Greg L. on

    RANGERS WIN and Dubiiiiii scored!!!!!!

    Mustache heaven , a dubi kiss with a little tickle!!

  228. billybleedsblue on

    You know, I don’t know how they make some calls, but not others. Feds was taking abuse all game, and didn’t draw any of it. I really don’t know how they miss some things, but not others. Thank goodness the Rangers win!!!!!! :D : D :D

  229. maybe i’m getting too positive
    here but boudreau looked like
    he ate a carcillo sandwich
    after Dubi goal
    and the Rangers are waking up

    he looked like he expected
    the caps to go 4 and 0

  230. Krisy And Anne on

    Finally able to breath again. Rocking my Dubi jersey now!!!
    Take that you toothless monkey (Anne’s words ;)

  231. CraigWeather on

    I love you Brandon “Daryl Hall” Dubinsky!!! Private eyes… (clap) are watching you (clap clap!) watching your every move….

  232. ZzZz NYR ZzZz " Home sweet home !!!"...says Greg L. on

    Yo ORR , TSN just went to the duck game ,then CBC will host the ‘nucks in 90 min.

  233. The guy is all or nothing. We got Dubi’s “all” when we really needed it.

    Long live THE STACHE!!!!

  234. OK, folks. Just remember where and how you were sitting during that game. Remember what you were wearing. Don’t wash, don’t change til Wednesday. Your co-workers will understand.

  235. yeah baby. dubi going to the net hard, you get lucky.

    huge huge win.. 4th line barely saw te ice.

    i have drury take the faceoff on the PP…………………………………

  236. bull dog line on

    I do not agree with you on Gabby. he went to all the tough spots today, and played well. Gilroy was flying, needs to play the power play.

  237. I don’t care if Butt-Chin is going to the “tough spots”

    If he’s not scoring goals, or helping his linemates, he’s not doing his fuggin job.

    Another useless performance by him. Even worse, he took a penalty that led to the game tying goal late in the period.


  238. Luigi really bailed out Gaborik for that Cross Check.

    Our boys looked great. The best game of the series. Guess what though – we could have won all of these games. This is a great series and I hope it goes the distance (which is Rangers in 6!). Our boys REALLY have to play hard to beat this team.

  239. the 5 on 3, gaborik and stepan where playing catch they need to shoot the damn puck…

    enjoy the win fellow ranger fans………….

    weds. should be fun…….

  240. Eddie – It really seems like the Rangers just scored one more goal than the Capitals…that is what the game came down to.

  241. I was calling Christensen “Captain Useless” and he scored a goal….so….that nickname has stuck.

  242. eddie eddie eddie on

    manny – the team that is ahead at the end of the game usually will win the game

  243. JimboWoodside on

    Sorry for my testiness, folks…….frustration gets the better of me sometimes….

  244. I agree with you ORR!! I think he had some good moves..blah blah…created chances…blah blah…..but guess what…he played a LOT of minutes and has nothing to show for it but a TERRIBLE penalty. If you Cross Check a guy can you at least take him out of the play!?

    Gaborik is painful to watch because of what is expected of him.

  245. Eddie – more brilliant analysis. I think it was that third goal the really helped the Rangers win the game. I think without that third goal – they don’t win the game in regulation.

  246. Awesome win. I have to unplug my internet to watch these NBC games in HD.

    My boy Dubi. He finally came through. I really expected more, but I am happy right now.

    Im not a big fan of Avery’s usually, he had a pretty good game. that line was keeping the puck in their zone.

    The whole team looked pretty good tonight. I was ready to bury them after that last game in
    Washington. They definitely have more talent but we showed the heart today, especially after that second period ending. WOW.

  247. Be patient, Gabby will score a big goal yet. Not disagreeing with his (lack of) performance up to this point.

  248. LOL, you all are such heads :) off to eat and enjoy rest of evening…LGR! That’s all I got. Oh yeah, LGHank!!!!!!

  249. and Sweet 16!!

    wicky, that doesn’t count as a wicky. I’ve not said TA yet….:)

  250. realistic mick on

    Terrible, terrible job of moderating the 10-year old cretins who honor the
    ‘community rules with constant “muther fugg” and “shyte” with approximately
    805,000 other words in English to choose.
    At least have a button to ignore those, or be honest enough to admit there really are
    no rules here, Beavis.

  251. 12 effin games without a goal. even if he scores one, he is a complete failure this season, and getting well paid for nothin

  252. JimboWoodside on

    As suspected earlier, Ranger postgame radio coverage, including the Torts presser, switches to 970-AM at 6:30 to make way for the Knicks game….

  253. Dubinsky's Moustache on

    Well Boneheads we did it! All it took was 59 minutes and a stiff upper lip. And bow chicka wow wow, I ‘stached that puck in the back of the net. Don’t worry, I’m only getting bigger, stronger, and uglier so you can count on a few more wins from here on out.

    BTW, spoke to Paul Mara’s beard, he’s doing well.

  254. Ahhh. OK, this is a wicky…

    Jimbo, Carp said that earlier, and it’s byyfuglien’d up, for sure.

    my huh was for real mike…..wtb?

  255. I know, bottom line is bottom line, but IMO Gabby’s playing better and it’s going to happen for him. On the Prospal goal, Gabby being in front of the net might have prevented Neuvy from seeing/controlling the rebound.

  256. JimboWoodside on

    Thanks, Mama – sounds like 970-AM didn’t get the memo, though! There is some other stuff on there right now, certainly not a Ranger postgame show!

  257. Dubinsky with 25 minutes plus and the GWG= beast

    Avery was really good today.

    Feds=underrated monster

  258. billybleedsblue on

    Thanks so much for the post-game coverage. (sarcasm)

    At least we had Gravey for a few minutes there, rushed as it may have been.

    What a crock to not have full coverage of a playoff game. May this serve as my complaint. I’m sure MSG is all like, “Be happy you got what you got, pal.”

    Thanks. Thanks a lot.

  259. Also – Jeeeez do I miss Captain Crutch. It would be great to see him grinding these games out. With Callahan we might be up 3-0. He is our difference maker……who is *not* our difference maker? Gaborik.

  260. Noah-allahan-iron, 28 on

    Drury has played pretty effectively in his limited minutes. Doing great on faceoffs and has been pretty sound defensively.

    Hope they ride this “momentum” into Game 4.


  261. I am happy they won but let’s not get carried away
    It will only be a new series if they get it to 2-2.

  262. Gutsy win despite a god awful PP. This is a tough series. Two teams that play a similar system. We have the edge in goal, but they have the edge in offensive firepower. The way things go the rest of the way is a crap shoot, but this was a game we HAD to have. I didn’t want to go to OT. The vets have been very steady for us. Prospal and Feds had great games. And as always, if only our PP was even decent.

    Let’s Go Rangers!!!

  263. drury should take the faceoff on the PP in the offensive zone. dubi lost many of the initial faceoffs, they flip it out the zone and you know the rest of the story…..

    i like wolski on the PP also, not sure if Torts does..

  264. billybleedsblue on

    Attn: Dubi haters:

    1 goal, 1 assist, 7 hits = stbu

    thanks for playing!


  265. do you want Drury on the power play?

    Going to be a little late with quotes today … have to write two stories first.

  266. I have to say, for the limited time that Wolski’s had, he’s been rather productive. Two primary assists, and I haven’t noticed any turnovers or crap. He also seems to be engaged when he’s out there.

  267. Was just talking about Dubi with CT. It seemed that after he got winded or hurt on that hit in the middle of the game he woke up offensively and really controlled the puck. He played that strong on the boards puck control game and scored a beast of a goal. Good for him.

  268. Noah-allahan-iron, 28 on

    I think Drury taking faceoffs on the PP is actually not a bad idea.

    I mean, can the PP get any worse anyway? Might as well have your best faceoff guy out there to try and avoid the inevitable “faceoff loss + cleared all the way down” scenario.

  269. Billy, maybe in your world, one game out of three playoff games is acceptable, but in the real world, it’s not.

    He played a good game, and showed up on the scoresheet. He’s going to have to continue that, or else he’s not doing his job.

  270. watching highlights replay on
    nhl network
    and i noticed this

    hendricks made 2 dangerous plays when he was
    kicking at Rangers players.

    i think it’s the second clip.

    did anyone else notice that?
    bobby ryan of the ducks just got suspended for 2 games
    for stomping on a preds foot
    but the cap could have cut someone

  271. wicky(grating PIBG)© (The game’s not over until somebody cries!!) on

    800+ posts=great work heads

    no way am I reading them so my quick summary

    you have to shoot the puck (EC goal) to score, we seemingly shot alot more

    drive to the net (dubi and Netherlands goal), which we seemingly did alot more

    keep moving the feet, which we seemingly did alot more

    I didn’t wear any rangers clothes today

    I stayed away until after the game once the “go time” thread went up

    The 5 keys to victory I guess

    Dubi kisses are just stupid, but the stache absolutely rocks!!

    So just out of curiosity, how long after the dubi goal did some idiot carcillo head post “where are all the dubi haters now” or something similar???

    dubi absolutely doesn’t score there if it isn’t for feds, great work by both on the winning goal!!

    Did WW play at all other than the one goal sequence??

    Prust, avery, boyle, and feds=monsters (said it all along, we need to resign feds, invaluable)

    Everyone do everything the same on wednesday, don’t change anything (boneheads and rangers)

    Way to go boys…LGR!!!

  272. Ok I did watch the caps tie it up 2-2. Wifey saved me. Said it was time to go turn the game off and get in the damn car. Got home to new rochelle and the boys won. CleArly I cannot watch the game Wednesday!!!!! lgr !!!!!!!

  273. With the Rangers certainly hoping for rebounds I’m surprised how much they seem to be shooting glove side where Neuvy’s been able to control the puck pretty well. Maybe it just seems that way though.

  274. By the way, the Rangers won 56% of FO. Drury with the highest percentage out of all centers, 15-4. Arnott was 4-15.

  275. Carp In order for the end of the first period goal to be a goal it must go over the line before the end of the period. To you and Orr Happy Palm Sunday. This could be fate guys. Actually we played well enough to win by a higher score.

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