It’s Go Time!

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Game 4: Same lineup for the Rangers, which means Eminger is prucha’d. Mike Knuble is expected to be out injured for Capitals, though in playoffs you never believe anything until the puck drops. So we’ll see.

Josh, 26, and I are here at MSG. Expecting some noise tonight, and just maybe some derogatory Bruce Boudreau chants … Hump-ty, Dump-ty, clap, clap, clap-clap-clap.

I think Lundqvist is in goal.

Seriously, this is an enormous game in this series. Stating the obvious, but it is.

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  1. Carp’d! Twice!

    If you guys are watching the pre-game here…….Boyle had a legitimate beef with the ref about blowing the whistle there. The Caps scored (and basically won) a game on a “no whistle” and there Boyle was in possession of the puck – not Neuvirth.

  2. Also Carped!

    Doodie & Tiki, I spit out my drink when Ray Hudson said in extra time “The fans have tingles in their trousers!”

  3. Looks like we can see the game on Versus in the Albany area. Rather see it on MSG though, but this is better than nothing!

  4. Rhode Island Ranger on

    Mike Lupica use to sneer that “There are only 18,000 hockey fans in New York… and they’re all at the Garden.” Well, he had to eat those words with the way NY supported the Rangers in ’94 and celebrated at the Cup parade.

    Hope the fans (representing all of us) at MSG tonight give Boudreau more than he can stomach… for the first time in his life!

    LGR.

  5. Thanks Julie, Latona.

    BANJ, I heard the guy and that and sort of laughed. He also mentioned something about going home to hoochie coochie :)

  6. Rangers fans need to step it up tonight. Show some emotion, and support. Honestly, every night they sound like bandwagon fans. They only cheer for a goal, hit, or fight, then are qiet as corpses.

    Step up!

  7. Alright guys – i am out of here because my computer was away during the last game.

    This is the fuggin’ Catalina Wine Mixer!

    Let’s Go Rangers!!!

  8. Couple of things:

    Sign behind the Caps bench during warmups: “Puck You Boudreau.”

    Saw a lady with a fake black moustache.

    Also saw Noah, who showed me his playoff growth and wanted to know if he’s in the lead. Of all the entered beards I’ve seen so far, his is the best. Also the only.

  9. prediction, rangers win 4-2, Anisimov with the empty net goal. Let’s go boys rock the caps and there smurf of a coach and cousin to Jabba the hut, let’s go rangers!!!

  10. Hopefully the Rangers are able to throttle their emotions but the crowd needs keep them going if they lull when the initial adrenaline rush subsides.

  11. RIR – And now Lupica works for EPSN 1050! OY!

    LOL from Tom Gulitti: “Former Mets/Braves pitcher Tom Glavine is reportedly part of a group trying to buy the Thrashers and keep them in Atlanta.”

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

    GO TIMEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!

    Boobdreau you CLOWN!!!!

    RANGERS RULE CAPS DROOL!!!!!

    GO RANGERSSSSSSSS!!!!

    WOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!! lets go lets go lets go!!!!!!

    Come on folks repeat after me .

    LETS GO RANGERS!!!

    LETS GO RANGERS!!!!!!

  13. HEY GANG!

    We ready to rock and roll? Been pumped all day for this.

    Hit hard and hit often.

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

    I WANT IT!!!

    WE WANT IT!!!

    LETS GO OUT AND GET IT!!!!!!

  15. Rhode Island Ranger on

    Glavine was a great high school hockey player in Billerica, Mass. near Lowell. But he doesn’t sound like a very bright businessman if he wants to buy the Thrash… unless he intends to move them to Canada.

    LGR.

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

    Thats one LETS GO RANGERS!! I wanna anuthaaa!!!!

  17. Spider- form wiki

    Glavine was drafted by the Los Angeles Kings in the 1984 NHL Entry Draft (in the 4th round, 69th overall—two rounds ahead of future National Hockey League star Brett Hull and five rounds ahead of Luc Robitaille,

  18. Roenick was just saying how Gaborik needs to show up tonight and if he doesn’t, then the Rangers are in trouble. Ya think?! LOL

  19. Gonzo Grabby on

    does gabby finally come thru tonight? hes gotta tae it to anotherlevel here tonight. no more excuses

  20. I wanna hear the Garden serending Bourdreau a lot. And for someone to toss a package of cookies at him.

  21. Gonzo Grabby on

    yea we all know gabbys gotta score, but the real key to winning the series is the stache. thats it. if stache can keep scorig and winning and intimidating, we should be A ok

  22. Carp

    You haven’t seen my beard right now…you only saw the before picture…

    I wonder how big Noah’s beard was “before”

  23. I have so much nervous energy I’m ready to bounce around my apartment.

    C’mon boys! Let’s get this win and get this series tied up.

  24. ddeb – Oh, I know he was drafted by the Kings as they would not stop mentioning when Glavine was with the Mets, but it’s funny that he’s involved in trying to keep the Thrashers in Atlanta, especially not being originally from the area. Whatever floats his boat.

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

    BOOBDREAU sucks!!!!

    BOOBDREAU SUCKS!!!!!

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

    yooooo Mikey!!!! RANGERS rockin TONIGHT!!!!!!

    WOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!

    GO GO GO GO HO HHO GO HO GO TIMEEEEEE!!!!!

  27. Gee, I am so not feeling the energy here:) !!!!!

    Carp, excellent tidbits as always…

    OK all, gotta concentrate on game. See when I see I see ya…..at stick salute at least!

  28. I still can’t get over Dubi’s stache. Make me LOL every time I see. Such a dork.

  29. LET”S GO RANGERS!!!!!!!

    Let’s go FANS!!!!!!

    LET’s get these SONS A BEACHES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    LET”S TAKE what we deserve!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Let’s go RR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  30. Gonzo Grabby on

    me too mickey. im so nrvous. i know we are gonna give one hllof a fight though. but i really wanna beat them tonight. ifwe lose the series, fin, but lets win our home games!

    oh and guys, my keyboard has cffee spiled n it this morning. teh key are stiking. if i sound not making sense, im not drunk!!! ok

  31. Wear that Dubi Jersey, Mickey!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

  32. One of many reasons to love John Amirante, he insists on the crowd going nuts at end of anthem…..an MGS tradition I love, and the singer digs it!

  33. Gonzo Grabby on

    now a penalty. wy dont these guys get the shot, and then slow down in front in case of a rebound??

  34. Nice hit by Boyle on Neuvirth! Probably deserved to be a penalty, but wasn’t he out of the crease?

    Those are penalties I don’t mind killing off, though. Keep going hard to the net boys!

  35. I wish I was there too Mama.
    I have so much nervous energy built up right now, that I can’t sit still.

  36. let’s see, all year lundqvist got run into and no penalty but every time the rangers touch a goalie they get called for goalie interference. Only in the NHL.

  37. Julie- the blog may have to chip In and renovate your kitchen after this season is over…

  38. I thought Gabby was going to score on that PP. He’s close I think!
    love the crowd tonight!
    LETS GO RANGERS!!!!!!!!!!!

  39. sheeeeeeeeeeezus!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    caps guy is hurt and they’re still diddling around with the
    puck
    rather than take MAJOR advantage of a sudden
    5 on 3.

    intensity level needs to match the crowd
    and it is NOT THERE YET!!!!!!!!!!

  40. N.CountryNYRFan on

    dubi took too long behind the net with the puck, should have wrapped it around and get the puck to the net

  41. LOL ilb! I’m sure it will get done a lot quicker than when I had it done the first time! It took the guy 5 years to finish it!

  42. Olga Folkyerself on

    The car that parks itself? You’ll need to park it at the price of gas now…

  43. Oy, too much back and forth for me…..I’m gonna boudreau…..you all here and at MSG sound pretty dang good though!!! LGR!!!!!!

  44. Wolski, Christensen and Drury on the ice at the same time is like a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside a pizza.

  45. Gaby should have shot the puck there…I have no idea why he is hesistant to shoot…shoot low and get a damn rebound…

  46. N.CountryNYRFan on

    that was a little weak of a call, but
    i’ll take it.

    Humpty Dumpty is about boil over….lol!!!

  47. It’s been a great playoff game so far…Glad the kids are in it, invaluable experience

  48. Gonzo Grabby on

    my dad just left teh room pissed and slaming shit on his way out. cut his hand. u guys think i overreact?? this guy cant watch sports. he gets violent! thank for that genetic trait pops!

  49. im sorry but this goaltender interference crap is getting ridiculous. i mean i’ll take it but thats not a penalty at all

  50. Hey kids, I’m going on the radio, first intermission … must be subbing for somebody since it’s short notice.

  51. Maybe they should just scrap all the PP setups and play as if it’s 5-on-5, throw it behind the net and forecheck away.

  52. ok
    earlier today i felt that i was going to be
    calm during the game
    now,
    after much of the stupidity and lack of intensity
    i’m seriously going to lose my voice
    from yelling at the tv screen

    THEY PRACTICE THE POWER PLAY!?!?!?!?
    REALLY??!!??!?!?!?
    REALLY!?!?!??!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!!?!

  53. Gonzo Grabby on

    its gotta be a mental thing with these guys. i know theyre not ver skiled, but jesus its like theyre scared

    boyle u have sucked bigtime tonight! gt with it man!

  54. so
    apparently boudreau is chuckling to himself
    that the refs are keeping closer tabs
    (didn’t see last Boyle goalie interference
    but still……………interesting. ahem)

  55. We could use a shortie right about now; our own power play obviously isn’t going to score.

  56. Gonzo Grabby on

    they did dump in carp. but they dumped it right to caps players and werent fast enough to get ther. and when they did, theylost every puck battl

  57. what’s worse is that Gabby
    had some good shots on goal
    and then gives up the puck
    to Dubi (?)
    during pp when he should have shot
    AGAIN!!

    byfuglien!!

  58. Gonzo Grabby on

    jpg im with ya on gabby. hes not cut out for this. thi guy justdoest have anthing going for him now. even when he gets chances, hes passing them up. its the playoffs maid marian!!!!

  59. CapeBretonRangerFan on

    Another evenly played period between two very good defensive teams. Not bad for the “Worst team in the playoffs.”

  60. Eddie x 3
    had same feeling about panger
    except my language was a bit more…….salty

    THIS CURSING IS MAKING ME THIRSTY!!

  61. eddie eddie eddie on

    that double deke earlier on the pp by gabby was an excellent chance…great save by their Annoyvirth

  62. he’s getting decent shots on net
    but i just don’t know if Torts
    keeps saying positive things to the press
    because he has to or if he really does feel
    it.

    despite practice there were still shots passed up
    during pp and other spots in first period.

    how in the heaven and hell can they forget what worked so much
    just 3 days ago?

  63. CapeBretonRangerFan on

    He definately would have scored except he tripped over one of the Caps he walked around.

  64. eddie eddie eddie on

    as panger asked torts midgame questions, torts rested his glass of water on panger’s head

  65. eddie eddie eddie on

    i think it was impossible for boyle to avoid annoywerth on that first penalty…IMPOSSIBLE

  66. Gonzo Grabby on

    i hope they come out better, as even aperiod it was considering the difference in level of talent, boyle hada huge chance and gabby too. the 2 things we need most to work are failing us. the pp and gabby. hank and the d are gonna really have to be perfect.

  67. did Artie just convert to some sort
    of spiritual being or cult after he scored that goal?

  68. CCCP’s line:
    nobody kills penalties better than Rangers PP

    WOW!!!!!!!
    that was soooooooooooooo good!

  69. how was that tackle not a penalty on a ranger player not a penalty, nhl refs truly blow.

  70. I’ve said it before, Wolski’s looked good in this series. Hey look, Bloomberg and Richter are together.

  71. Lundqvist is playing at such a level that I wouldn’t even complain if he gave up a softie.

  72. Yeah yeah, don’t get me started on famous folks who show up at last minute and get great seats and are “fans”….Ok, Richter and guest doesn’t count, but Matthew Modine? Byfuglien.

  73. Semin is the sort of player that you don’t need to hear his name often. He’s a game breaker!

  74. This is the best game out of whole series so far. By a wide margin. The young guys are looking better and better, eh?

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

    WOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

    WELCOME TO THE MADHOUSE!!!!!

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

    OMG OMG DUBIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII I LOVE YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!!!!

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

    STACHEEEEEEEEEEEEE

    and good for Gabby to break the ice. NOW DO IT AGAIN!

  78. GABORIK!!! GABORIK!!! GABORIK!!!!! SCORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    SCORE AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SCORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    TAKE THAT YOU FAT FUGGIN PIG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    The blog doctor said go for the jugular, and that’s what we’re doing!!! BIIIIIIG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  79. on a side note

    just saw Gilroy’s beard.

    he looks he’s been out on tour
    (Dead, Phish….)

  80. from twitter:

    Real_ESPNLeBrun Pierre LeBrun
    Sitting with Ray Ferraro in LA. Watching Panger interview Boudreau on TV. Quips Ferraro: “The only guy that Gabby has better hair than.”

  81. Gonzo Grabby on

    nyrfan- i commend u my friend!!! good cal bro. even jut the 1 goal is enough for him and the eams confidenceright now

  82. Carcillo I wish I were at this game, even if I made the made the people in front of me wish i weren’t :) LGR!!! and boudreau to Boudreau!!!

  83. FREAKING AWESOME!!!!

    2 goals in 7 seconds!!!

    Now 7 seconds take on a totally new manning in Rangers history!

  84. Olga Folkyerself on

    What was Boudreau saying?

    Should I leave out the swear words?

    Yes…

    Nothing.

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

    and LOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL @ that chant. I see there’s a couple fans in the house!!!

  86. “Can you hear us?”

    MSG is ROCKING!

    You don’t want to mess with New Yorkers; that’s for sure.

  87. Guess there are some folks there who read the blog and are chanting “can you hear us.” LOL. Now it’s Boudreau. All the games should be this fun.

  88. You fat red faced pig!!!! I cant believe it takes our fans to be called out to show up. Ill take it! I love the crowd tonight!!!!!

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

    Orr, prepare to drink water. Let me go shave my beard in anticipation…

  90. Gonzo Grabby on

    we are flying!!! caps are not playng their dgame at all! were getting to thm!! go rangers!! henrik!!!!

  91. In 20 yrs of watching the Rangers I have never seen the Garden like this except for the 94 finals. Bruce really did a good job firing the crowd and team up lol.

  92. The Washington Crapitals do not have a winning attitude.
    Whining and taking shots at your oppononent’s fans are counter productive to winning.

    Torts hasn’t made excuses. Torts says we have to play ugly, we dont have the skill, but WE WANT TO WIN.

    That is the difference we’re seeing right now.

  93. Carp, I kinda like Can you hear us…..and I can hear it at home. Fug humpty….I love it…MSG comes though when it counts…discussion for later…. :) Bye Bye Humpty!!!

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

    Gaborik. ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLMOST.

  95. Whine Boudreau!!!! Whine!! You cant handle fairness, Boudreau!!!

    One more score!!!!

    Finish this period strong!!!

    Almost went in! This turd Doc Emrick is taking more shots at the NYR and fans.

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

    YESS YESSS YESSS!!!!

    This is what we wanted!!!

    MANHANDLING the #1 seed folks…we are for real!!! I believe!!!

  97. huh?!?!

    looked like pass to Gabby
    was a bit behind him
    making the sure thing
    not so sure

  98. Real ironic thing is my gf is in dc right now on spring break. Shes at a sports bar and she says its dead quite lol.

  99. Gonzo Grabby on

    lmao spider!yea ive noticed that too in othe areanas. they have the “token black guy”

  100. It’s going to be a long twenty minutes. I cannot get last night’s Kings-Sharks match out of my head.

  101. eddie eddie eddie on

    i am loving this……remember sharks/kings last night….now we must step-on their throats..pun intended

  102. Watching on Versus…..listening to brilliant analysis by jeremy Roenick. Did this guy ever play the game??? It’s a shame that Pierre isn’t in the house to see this tonite….since he loves the Rangers so much

  103. Stranger Nation on

    As great as Feds two plays were on the goals, his hitting has been even better!!

    I counted 4 hits on one shift – that S is craaaazzzzyyyyy!!

  104. Gonzo Grabby on

    oh no dont u dare jbytes!! im thinkingabout that gae too. damnit i almost got it out of my head until u mentioned it. but we re the best team n teh league leading aftr 2. and wreup 3.

  105. Hey Boudreau, go home and enjoy you’re folding donut tonight…..(oh my, did I really just say that! the playoffs make me nuts!)

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

    Rusty Roenick. Thanks for the analysis.

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

    I cant watch that Matteau “history will be made” clip enough

  108. Gonzo Grabby on

    actualy, he knows powdered, doughnuts, and he has drurys pizza place # on speeddial. extr mouthgaurds please!!!!

  109. jbytes, do not get on my bad side tonight or I will boudreau where you live….

    positive happiness only here!!!

  110. CapeBretonRangerFan on

    Caps are in big trouble if Carlson is half of their #1 defense pair. BTW he and Alzner are -3 tonight. Ovie’s line has been on the ice for two goals.

  111. Nice hearing Anderson on radio between periods. The under appreciated ’94 Ranger, iMHO……

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

    If Gaborik wakes up …look out playoffs . it could be the cup or bust!!!

    Great playoff hockey by the Rangers!!

  113. ilb

    i’m putting that quote in a frame and
    showing to my wife and family

    they’ll think i’m a little less nuts.

  114. the same stupid shoot in!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    they tired themselves out by chasing the puck!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    this is a practice power play
    WTB!!!!!!!!!!!!

  115. eddie eddie eddie on

    as a statement, the rangers should pull 4 skaters off and only play THE PRUST and hank vs the caps 6

  116. JimboWoodside on

    AGAIN the refs don’t blow the whistle!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Only against the Rangers!!!

  117. Horrible turnover by McDonagh. There probably should have been a whistle there, but. No excuses for that play.

  118. Cmon,keep the pressure up. Now is not the F’n time to relax and turn the puck over like that.

  119. Good move on the timeout. This is not the same team that was playing the second period.

  120. Doc Emrick got exactly what he wanted. He basically said he hoped things would fall apart. like they oft do for Rangers fans.

  121. ATTACK like you played in the 2nd period. They knew how the Caps would come out, and they look flat now…unreal

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

    IS THAT ALL YOU GOT CAPITALS!!???

    BRING IT ON!!

    LETS GO RANGERSSS!!!

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

    Spider you saw that one too huh. I was looking for the ref’s arm.

  124. Henrik looked rattled after that first goal. If the first one hadn’t counted, I feel like he would have stopped the second one. He was almost there, went off the outside of his glove.

  125. JimboWoodside on

    Gotta settle down…too much time left…….need to keep trying to score, not go into a shell….

  126. anyone listening to radio?
    what did Maloney say about the caps first goal
    and no whistle?

  127. That’s the 2nd time this series they’ve cheated us on that. Sad.

    I guess fairness couldnt last for 2 full games.

    If there is a bad outcome in this game, I hope Henrik takes his goalie stick and slashed each referee’s legs following the game. Actions have consequences. These refs need consequences.

  128. A penalty on us???? But not on them for taking down our guy 2 minutes earlier. Im starting to get angry angry angry.

  129. And that was? Come on, refs. If you’re going to be biased, try to be less obvious about it.

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

    Absolutely right Carp. It was just a matter of time.

  131. NHL Rule Book – Rule “X”

    The above guidelines, infractions, and consequences apply differently to the New York Rangers. You can do whatever you want to them.

  132. Come on Rangers!!! Fight the Capitals and the referees!!! Stand up!! Do what’s necessary to beat the two teams on the ice tonight!!

  133. Just turned off the tv, can’t watch this.
    Not sure if updating this site every second is so much better either..
    Been nervous all day and now this.. Fnugg!!

  134. who gives a carcillo when our pp
    is nothing but a byfuglien time waster?

    watch they’ll get a shorthanded goal
    mutha………….

  135. I dont believe this. We’ve been cheated again. These Versus jerks are giving credit to the Capitals for staying in this, but what we’ll never hear is what actually kept the Capitals in this, the zebras. Im devastated. There’s no justice in this world. There’s no fairness and equality. There’s nothing but corruption.

  136. C’mon Rangers, get this one back!
    What’s Humpty Dumpty complaining about–especially after the power play they just got!

  137. Fug. I believe. Fug. I believe, like the lion says in Wizard of Oz, I do, I do , I do, I do….!!

  138. This third period has been crap, but, I feel if that first goal hadn’t counted (which it shouldn’t have) we would be up at least 3-1. These are the kinds of things that really bother me.

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

    No one said it would come easy , never does never has . We score once more tonight and win this game ala Fedetenkoooo!!!!

  140. Gonzo Grabby on

    tiki- we werent cheated man. we sat on our asseslike teh game was won. did thy not learn from their own victory against boston? im sure thy heardabout teh la collapse lst ight. its just poor way to comeout in a must win game in teh 3rd period. ad han was left alone while the d were floating round and even sme forwards leting their man go untouched. teh tying goalwas a deflection, but teh other 2were good goals.

  141. Doodie Machetto on

    Please, first goal was definitely a goal. Lundqvist swiped it off the line with his glove, but he never covered it or had possession. The puck was just sitting there next to his pad at the post.

  142. Doodie Machetto on

    Rangers doing the reverse of their MO this season. Strong second and weak third is the opposite of their normal weak second and strong finish.

  143. welll,
    i’ve scared the carcillo out of
    jpg’s wife
    who accidentally called
    right after caps 1st goal
    and was on for the 2nd

    running out of curse words

  144. Doodie Machetto on

    Anybody at the game? How many Caps fans in the crowd? Stupid Blue Crew running around?

  145. Doodie Machetto on

    Has anyone ever seen a team that has its mistakes end up in the back of the net as often as ours?

  146. Can’t kee blaming the refs – we are what, 0-6 on the power play? If we blow this game, that’s the reason why.

  147. We can win this. We have to win this. We will win this. I believe that. They have to pick up Henrik, even though he didn’t do anything wrong, and the zebras did.

  148. Doodie Machetto on

    I had high hopes for the PP after the first one. They have just gotten progressively worse.

  149. Let’s not lose track of this team though. As much as it hurts right now, and the game isn’t even over yet, they have definitely gone in the right direction.

  150. Mister Delaware on

    “Absolutely pathetic period. They should be ashamed of themselves.”

    Somewhat. They didn’t play a -3 period on their own.

  151. Olga Folkyerself on

    MORE Rangers hockey!

    There’s gonna be a lot of sore necks tomorrow, as fast as this blog turned around…

  152. I believe they’ll get it together in OT. Early goal from the Rangers! Torts will talk some sense into them.

  153. Gonzo Grabby on

    if they blow this, u can garante next game caps fans will start with torts agin. torts betterkeep it together.

  154. Lundqvist is to blame. He has to shut that down. Garbage…3-1 going back to D.C. Im calling it now.

  155. Maybe Fedo or Fankist will win it, or maybe the much maligned EC. I dont even have words for this. Im not ashamed of the Rangers tonight. Im ashamed of the corruption that is allowed to be perpetrated in all walks of life all across the world. NHL = Corrupt

  156. Doodie Machetto on

    Keenan is smiling because the egomaniac that he is, he loves that he won the Cup here and nobody else has come all that close.

  157. vs. is showing the 3rd caps goal
    is surprised/shocked how
    we’re all watching the puck and
    not covering the open caps player.

    obviously, he hasn’t watched us much this year.

    which brings this up
    how the byfuglien can you reach the NHL level
    and do that?!?!?!
    seriously!!!!!!!!!!!

  158. Doodie Machetto on

    Latona, Messier says “we” because he’s the Special Assistant to the GM and President. He’s on the NYR payroll.

  159. Olga Folkyerself on

    Keenan is smiling because he is seeing Torts fail, and he wants another shot at coaching in NY

  160. That save that Noy-Vair made on Gaby was the biggest save of the series…unreal…playoff hockey is full of surges…this is great experience for the young guys…

  161. CapeBretonRangerFan on

    Blame TSN, mentioned that Hank led the league in shutouts this year….just before the first Caps goal.

  162. Doodie Machetto on

    NHL=Corrupt Tiki? Seriously? C’mon man, they gave the Rangers 6 PPs. Get real.

  163. Doodie, I forgot about that in the wide range of emotions I’m experiencing. But still, it feels like he means it in his heart and not only his head.

  164. Doodie Machetto on

    Cape Breton, Joe Michelletti was talking about how Semin had been invisible right when he took the puck from McDonagh.

  165. onecupin71yearsand counting on

    The empire state building is open until 12am…if things go badly..

  166. CapeBretonRangerFan on

    Doodie, give tiki some slack…he’s recovering from a serious head injury.

  167. Boom Boom Bathgate on

    Rangers “power play” means that the other team probably will not score in the next two minutes. Also, they get to polish their passing the puck skills. Also, by not shooting when they are on the power play they do not lower their shooting percentage for the game.

  168. N.CountryNYRFan on

    i have a feeling we’ll win this one. Calling Feds in OT.

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

  169. a hopeful sign.
    they just showed the Matteau Matteau Mattau
    goal
    for History Will Be Made

  170. >>they will win this, they will win this, they will win this..

    I wish I shared your enthusiasm.

  171. JimboWoodside on

    We can’t play firewagon hockey with the guys on their team – it will be a disaster if they attempt it.

  172. N.CountryNYRFan on

    C’mon Rangers lets close this OT out quick. LGRs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  173. Doodie Machetto on

    “I’m calling Matteau in double OT”

    Imagine the odds you could have gotten on that in 94, especially the 2nd time around!

  174. Doodie Machetto on

    How about Dubinsky not hustling after the puck but instead chirping at Devorsky? He still could have salvaged the play.

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

    Rangersssssss!!

    yeah baby do it !!!!

  176. Doodie Machetto on

    You know what sucks? If they hadn’t gone up 3-0, I wouldn’t be so upset about a loss tonight, since I expected them to lose before the game. Then they go and tease me with that amazing 2nd period.

  177. i feel good … except I really have to go to the bathroom and the lines were a zillion people long between periods. I’m going to start bringing a nice big bottle to these games until the renovation is finished.

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

    I say play it safe for the shoot out!!

  179. We gotta win this. Come on guys. Do what’s right. Tell this league that you’re not gonna take their carcillo anymore. LETS GO RANGERS! LETS GO RANGERS. Tell Doc Emrick he’s the piece of carcillo! We’re the best team in the world. Come on guys! Let Drury lead us!

  180. nice shot in the back by Dubi

    that’s the way you do it.

    again,
    refs okay with caps whacking at
    Hank’s glove hand

  181. Come on Avery. Score a damn goal for our sake. Please. Do it for all that is right in this world. Do it for Henrik, our leader.

  182. were not getting any good chances. rangers bete get one soon. theyre getting way more hances on us

  183. how many times do our man at the point
    make the same worthless play
    of not shooting the puck
    and just sending it back past goal
    line where the caps retrieve it??

    i know you say SHOOT SHOOT SHOOT
    is stupid Carp
    but look what happens when their guys
    actually bother to shoot from the blue line?

    it’s a horrible mindset!!!!!

  184. YEAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    HENRIK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    BIIIIIIIIIIIIG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    WE HAVE TO WIN IT NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  185. LETS GO RANGERS! LETS GO RANGERS! LETS GO RANGERS LETS GO RANGERS! LETS GO RANGERS! BELIEVE! LETS GO RANGERS!

  186. Hello everyone. Good to be back at the Garden. What a game.

    Don’t know if they’ve showed this on TV, but Lundqvist is stretching his legs incessantly in the crease. He’s also been adjusting his leg equipment.

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

    SCREW YOUUUUUU CAPS!!!

    LETS GO RANGERS!!

  188. Ah, they just blew the whistle dead. Just knock Neuvirth into the net with the puck, hey if it’s legal against us, it ought to be legal for us.

  189. >>We haven’t lost a game this season after leading after two periods

    We did lose the first game, no?

  190. Absolutely unreal how fast the ref blows the whistle when the Caps are freezing the puck.

  191. My neighbors, lord love love them. won’t call the cops on me, but the cats want to leap out the window……oh well. WTB! I’m dying!

  192. Save the heart attacks for Game 7 of the Cup Finals this year, guys. At least then, we can all die in peace after we get our Cup.

  193. Rangers looked exhausted and it sure looks like a fluke goal is their only hope to win this.

    0 for 6 PP says it all, doesn’t it?

  194. JimboWoodside on

    I feel like we’re gonna win….don’t know why, I just do……maybe on a flukey goal…..

  195. and don’t forget they “practice”
    the power play.

    at least that’s what Gross keeps reporting.
    i think they’re just sitting around playing xbox.

    never changes
    never changes
    never changes
    never changes

  196. wife went shopping and bought me a hat.

    with all my cursing madness
    i guess she still loves me

    i’m a lucky guy in love

    hope that runs to my hockey team of choice

  197. Mister Delaware on

    My friend in Florida just texted me “How many OTs before they go to shootouts in the playoffs?”

  198. Beauty of the playoffs, Julie.

    Caps played an interesting first 6-7 min. I’m sure they remembered how gassed the Rangers were during the first time they had an OT. They just stayed back and let the Rangers punch themselves out. Didn’t work this time so far. Lets see what Torts has to counteroffer…

  199. NYR_FAN says "Can you hear us?" on

    Let’s GO RANGERS!!!!! WOOOOOOOO!

    GO GABY GO!!! GO HANK!!!

    YEAH!!

  200. The Cap play defense against the Rangers PP like they have 5 skaters, because the Rangers can’t burn them for a goal or two; unlike the Rangers penalty kill where they sit back and let the Caps dictate the play, and keep the Rangers on their heels for 90 seconds.

  201. Boom Boom Bathgate on

    1. Of course only Rangers get tired, Caps players automatically play 5 o.t. periods fresh as a daisy.

    2. Ok, NHL, time to institute TIE games in playoff competition, say, after four periods, other than game 7, of course. It’s a good idea so it has no chance of ever being considered.

  202. I do have to say that Gaborik understands when to send the puck back to the defense in the Rangers zone better than any other forward. Probably a product of Lemaire.

  203. M, this is not a Matteau situation……bad analogy….just fyi and my opinion. silly analysts.

  204. not a penalty cause the caps did it.

    then again
    what does it matter
    power play is such a complete waste!!

    i’m done yelling about it.

    a peewee club is better than us.
    we are beyond pathetic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  205. I dunno about a major, Tiki, but that was at least a 2 min checking from behind or cross check. Very dangerous hit.

  206. Only us. Doc got what he wanted. He said he wanted us to suffer as usual. And what a way to lose a game in 2 OT. Thanks Gaborik. He won the game, it was his time. Wrong team.

  207. Doodie Machetto on

    I ask again: is there another team that has more of its mistakes end up in its net than the Rangers?

  208. CCCP – Sam Rosen? He was yelling?

    Not surprising, I wish we’d fire that jerk and other jerk Joe.

  209. Um, I typed that before we lost. It’s ain’t over yet. But I got to leave here…LGR!!!

  210. NYR_FAN says "Can you hear us?" on

    I told you guys Gaby would score…I just dn’t know that it was going to be for the Caps…

    Bye Gaborik? Have Rangers fans have had it?

  211. effin useless Buttchin knocked the puck away from Henrik, right into Chimera for an easy tap in. choker Buttchin

  212. That was really just unbelievable. The puck was slowly heading right to Hank’s glove, it was less than a foot away.

  213. In the words of one Cleveland Brown: “Turrible.”

    Gaborik better be thankful he is not a Brazillian soccer player.

  214. I think I am going to root for Vancouver from here out. Canada hasn’t had a cup in quite some time.

  215. I’m not even upset…

    They’re done. They gave up the game in the third.

    And after a loss like this, I wouldn’t be surprised if the Rangers are shut out on Saturday.

    Wow. Just completely sad how they threw away what could have been an amazing night at MSG.

    Still…the Caps are NOT all that impressive.

    Thanks, Rangers. It was fun while it lasted.

    We’re NOT coming back from this.

  216. Words are not adequate……..Torts has said before he doesn’t think this team is ready to win a cup (or at least built) but crazier things have happened……………

  217. Yeah, Lundqvist deserves to be on the Wings or something. The Rangers really blew this one for him, it was an amazing performance. And it all started with a giveaway…

    Other teams don’t beat the Rangers. The Rangers always, ALWAYS find a way to beat themselves.

  218. ORR!!!

    it’s the effin pens. of course that will happen.
    pittsburgh teams are the luckiest on earth.

    i’m sure that all this sets up for cindy to show
    up for the finals and hoist the Cup.

    my regret is that i didn’t bet on them when i was in Vegas
    last september
    and
    btw
    i HATE the pens more than tonight’s loss times a billion.

  219. no surprise that one of sathers great free agent signings blows the game. Gaborik is another piece of carcillo. I tried to be positive tonight even though I really thought the rangers would lose this series in 5 before it started but i never would have thought they would blow a 3-0 lead after 2 periods. This game was the first game all season where the rangers had a lead going in the 3rd period and lost, go figure, only the rangers.

  220. NYR_FAN says "Trade Gabby and make me Happy" on

    Gaby shouldn’t be allowed in the defensive zone…he’s useless on defense…yeah, he makes a play sometimes with his stick….but most of the time he is coasting in his own zone…Butt-Chin dork…

  221. Tiki

    I actually meant it in a good way…about Sam’s voice

    I was talking about him being excited before the goal

  222. Wow. I have no words.

    They let a 3-0 lead evaporate in the third, and go 0-for-infinity on the power play. Lets face it, we deserved that ending.

  223. The loss isn’t solely his fault – blowing a 3 goal lead and going 0-7 on the PP with something like 5 shots in total is more than enough to suggest you don’t deserve to win, but if that isn’t a perfect exclamation mark by Marion Gaborik on his lost season, I don’t know what is.

  224. inexcusable. gaborik clearly saw there was no one in front except Henrik. he had no reason to touch that puck as Henrik was going to freeze it.

    bye bye buttchin. you blew it

  225. N.CountryNYRFan on

    LQ should kick Gabby in his fuggin nuts for that one. Wow what a horrible play. You can tell LQ was pissed.

  226. onecupin71yearsand counting on

    The good thing for me is , I’ve seen so many of these debacles over the years it becomes expected and amusing

  227. Marian Gaborik on

    “So … kinda late, huh guys … man, I’m beat … where are you thinking for dinner …”

  228. I am still on pace for my Caps in 5.

    More upset that humpty dumpty gets to leave NYC happy. That 2nd period was great at the garden.

    Henrik on a serious team out west: stanley cup winner.

  229. I was kidding by the way…What team in hell is going to take Gaborik from us? And, what will we even get back?

  230. Boom Boom Bathgate on

    Blowing a 3-0 lead at home, when you are down, 3-1 in a series? Champions finish. Losers choke.

  231. Just goes to show you when you go into the “prevent” defensive formation, all you do is prevent yourself from winning. Another game that should have ended in regulation ends up in an OT loss. So fitting that Gaborik scored in his own net.

    Pretty sure 18,200 people would have turned a blind eye if Lundqvist took off his skate and stabbed Gaborik to death with it right then and there. I’m 99% sure that’s what Hank was thinking there

  232. Marian Gaborik on

    “I was kidding by the way…What team in hell is going to take Gaborik from us? And, what will we even get back?”

    Cap space.

  233. No, the season’s over.

    Any confidence I had in this team is just a piece of shyte flushed down the toilet. Total waste.

    I give Butt-Chin a lot of grief. He pisses me off, but he has a lot of talent, and I’m not really in favor of trading him unless we get something good in return, seeing as how he’s a lock for 30 goals or more.

    But, after that. FUGG HIM! Trade the piece of shyte ANYWHERE.

    As I’ve always said, by the team we’re good enough to win the Cup, his contract will be up. What’s the point of having him?? Fugg you, Marian. Go back to Slovakia and play for your country who you play your heart out for. Fuggin fugger!

  234. JimboWoodside on

    Like someone else said…when you’ve been a Ranger fan for as long as I have, you have seen this all before……it just is inevitable, and aside from 1994, it always has been this way.

  235. Can’t win a game if u can’t win a face-off
    Can’t win a game if u can’t score on the pp
    Can’t win a game if u give up a 3-0 lead
    Can’t win a game if ur #1 star has a brain fart the size of the US debt…

  236. Boom Boom Bathgate on

    16 teams in the playoffs is a friggin made for TV joke. Eight deserving teams in the post-season would even be stretching it.

  237. And Prospal complained a few weeks ago about the fans not being behind the team? The fans at MSG tonight did an amazing job and the team made them look like fools.

  238. JimboWoodside on

    When I was watching the Kings game last night I couldn’t help thinking that that particular game looked *so much* like something that would happen to the Rangers.

  239. ToMG

    it was a broken freekin play.
    just our bad luck, yes.

    Gabby was sending the puck to the boards
    like he was supposed to but chimera got behind
    the other Ranger and the puck hit him.
    Hank was trying to pounce on it and left
    net wide open.

  240. cant really blame gaborik for the last goal. the puck is loose and he hit it away. just unbelievably unlucky that it hit Chimera and bounced right in the crease

  241. What happened to Safe is Death? Amazing how one mistake by McDonough snowballed into this loss.

  242. CapeBretonRangerFan on

    Never did I think we could repeat what the Kings did last night. That game was wide open, back and forth chances. UNBELIEVABLE!

  243. Mister Delaware on

    This is my last playoff series to really care about* before fatherhood. Lets hope this is symbolic of putting disappointments in the past. Or some BS like that.

    * Rangers, Yankees, my college basketball team … that’s about all I really care about.

  244. Pathetic loss. They screwed the pooch and sold the pups, for oh, about $7 million dollars worth.

    Power play and Gabby, ’nuff said.

  245. Slatsko Folkyerself on

    Who’s going to trade for Gaborik? Every time Sather signs one of these yahoos, he prices him right out of the market. Gomez, Drury, Redden, Naslund,. They come here to die…

    It’s the Sather Way.

  246. Mister Delaware- Same here…Wife due in June (and secretly hoping rangers lose so i stop the insanity)

  247. Mister Delaware on

    Gomez was traded for McDonagh and, in effect, Prust. When composing a list like that, don’t disprove your own point.

  248. Mister Delaware on

    Meow – Congrats. Sept here so I still have my insanity, punch-your-laptop-keyboard window open. Stupid f’ing Gaborik.

  249. I am rooting for Rangers West to make a crazy comback vs Red Wings…GO KORPEDO….GO ROZY!!!

  250. Wow. This probably tops my list of soul-crushing moments in 15 years of fan-dom. Followed by Lindros scoring to break a tie in Game 4 with 6.8 seconds left in 97 and that Game 5 against Buffalo a few years back where Drury clutched all over us.

  251. Slatsko Folkyerself on

    Signing Gomez was still stupid, he got lucky and found someone dumber than him…

  252. onecupin71yearsand counting

    Keep sather I want my grandkids to enjoy this

    ———–

    I see you don’t like your grandkids very much ;p

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

    boooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!

    IM too upset to even fathom this choke!!!!

  254. My goodness, RA Dickey just summed up the Rangers night when talking about his own team:

    Dickey: “We can’t just keep telling ourselves, ‘Oh, we’re a better team than this.’ We may not be. And we’ve got to be honest about that.”

    Sounds like Torts, actually.

  255. JimboWoodside on

    At least if you lose on a massive slapshot or a guy splitting through the defense, beating everyone (plus the goalie) to win the game, you can live with it…but to lose like this is just friggin’ miserable…

  256. just remember this.. nobody feels worse than gaborik right now.. doesnt excuse anything but im sorry im not goin boo this team… they actually care….

  257. Jimbo, RA Dickey is a pitcher for the Mets. And you nailed it, it hurts worse because of the kind of goal it was.

  258. Messier made a really good point, in not so many words. He basically said that this loss will be so beneficial in the long run for this team. And isn’t that what this team is all about? Next year?

  259. Slatsko Folkyerself on