It’s Go Time!


Game 81.

Last roadie of the year. Ya boys have won seven of their last nine.

With 51 wins and 109 points, they have shots at the franchise records of 52 and 112, both set by the Cup champs in ’93-94.

And with 109, they are tied with Vancouver and two up on St. Louis in the race for the Presidents’ Trophy (for what it’s worth) … and the Rangers have the tiebreaker in their pocket. So the Canucks and/or Blues would have to finish a point ahead of them to win the trophy and home-ice in the finals.

The Penguins still need two points, or a Philly loss, to clinch the No. 4 seed. They play the Flyers Saturday.

Martin Biron starts in goal, his 500th NHL game. Henrik Lundqvist (arm) could play if needed, but will sit it out. Mike Rupp (sore neck) will also play.

Games of note tonight, in terms of who might end up with the eighth seed and be the Rangers’ first-round opponent: Baby Buffaloes at Flyers; Panthers at Capitals (with the Southeast Division and No. 3 seed still mathematically up for grabs); and Bruins at Senators (the Capitals can still pass Ottawa on a tiebreaker and drop the Sens to eighth, but Buffalo cannot).

Looking ahead, I’d like to continue having one of you doing the Three Stars selections for each of the playoff games. I already have Game 1 assigned. If anybody else is interested, please email me at

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  1. hahahahaha! Beat you Kenny…..and fyi, octopus is gross, I don’t care what you call it….

  2. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan on

    our new office location has lunch catered almost every day.

    today was grilled chicken, ribs, mashed potatoes, squash casserole, salad, banana pudding AND cheessecake. some people had pretty large plates lol

  3. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan on

    lol Orr, he’d have loved yesterdays menu: penne with meat sauce, chicken alfredo with penne, salad, garlic bread and insane brownies.

  4. LOL. ORR, that’s worth 100 points. Awesome!

    Linda, since you prompted his thought, you get 10.

    Mama, none.

    Nobody’s found the correct answer to my question yet? Although I haven’t foraged the posts too much.

  5. Tony!!! Linzo!!!

    Fatso slept w his sister in law. Not really incest, but incest jokes are acceptable!

  6. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan on

    ILBZO!!!!!!!!!! TONY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! TIKI!!!!!!!!!!!!! LATONA!!!!!!!!! STAAL!!!!!!!!!!

    Lloyd!!!! dude where have you been on game posts lately?

  7. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan on

    ORR!!!!!!!!!! LAUREL!!!!!!!!!!! KENNY!!!!!!!!! did i miss anyone?

  8. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan on

    Latona, i’m gonna say Leader of the Pack by the Shangri-Las lol

  9. thanks Lin for the !!!!

    Latona, you have any idea what it’s like to go without lunch….I give myself 10 points!!!

  10. Omg, hooooooooooooooome

    Evening gang.

    NBCS game without the Pens horrid announcers?? There IS a GOD.

  11. ZzZz NYR ZzZz© " Don't stepan the logo!!!"...says Greg L. on


    Lets go go og og gogop go go go go!!!!!


  12. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan on


    Tony, are you here for the game or leaving us?

  13. You keep holding onto that, Mama.

    LIN! Sadly, you’re wrong.

    Should I reveal the answer?

  14. ZzZz NYR ZzZz© " Don't stepan the logo!!!"...says Greg L. on



  15. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan on

    lmao @ how would you know!!

    Laurel, you need to eat during the day girl! no Lindsay Lohanning for you

  16. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan on

    i have my lucky can of A&W Diet Cream Soda.. LETS GO RANGERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  17. Hahahah!!! I love that mascot, Carp. Boy, am I glad Rangers do not have such a thing.

    Anyway, I do not have a good feeling about this one; Biron’s Five-Hole scares me.

  18. “The Rangers are in contention for the Presidents’ Trophy. *And Sidney Crosby is on the ice while they are in contention.* “

  19. LINDA!!!

    I should go to mass tonight, but I’m too tired to do anything but be a bump on the couch tonight.

    Let’s gooo boys!

  20. Playing relaxed is not the Rangers game, they are best under pressure and something at the stake even with Biron in goal. So, tonight I just don’t want to be embarrassed. Pissies are still angry, have something to prove and play for proves and do it on a home ice with full roster. Good luck, guys!LGR.

  21. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan on

    worlds collide LW

    FIRE SATHER {{{{{{{{{{SLATSKO}}}}}}}}}}baby! just don’t tell Olga lol

  22. Latona….no points for you.

    Lin, no Lohaning…..just life/work……

    LGR!!!!! I will not pay attention to any NNs tonight…..

  23. Kenny Albert Rules! on

    Though the presidents trophy would be nice – the rangers have proven that they can beat any team on the road as well. – the stanley cup champion will be from the east this year

  24. I need somebody to second the motion of me revealing the answer, and then I will!

    Sally, you’re technically correct, but wicky already responded with that, so I can’t give you the points.

  25. I’ve never ever said or thought this before….but Latona…point hoarder!!!!!

  26. ZzZz NYR ZzZz© " Don't stepan the logo!!!"...says Greg L. on



  27. ZzZz NYR ZzZz© " Don't stepan the logo!!!"...says Greg L. on

    GREAT SAVE BIRON!!!! no wai….

  28. >>oh, boy, “in talking to Sidney Crosby this morning …”

    I was about to make the same comment.

  29. Latona, what do you mean? That wasn’t completely spoken … and Give Peace a Chance had spoken words in it way before that.

    And Wellman is the answer.

  30. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan on

    FOUR MILLION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  31. I don’t even remember the question Latona…therefore, half a point off for the lame Benatar reference….xoxoxox :)


  32. Am I insane??? Or I am not able to watch this game in Manhattan a few blocks from where the Rangers Play. HEEEELLLLLPPPP!!!!

  33. ZzZz NYR ZzZz© " Don't stepan the logo!!!"...says Greg L. on

    WHAM BAM thank you DUBI!!!!!!

  34. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan on

    if he say ferris beuller state on more time, i am going to rip out his vocal chords


  35. I have half a mind to go down to AB and whack someone in marketing for those Pitbull ads.

  36. NYC, do have have dish or TW? then you may be byfuglien’d…..listen at nyr site…..

  37. The spoken line was “If you leave this house now, you can just forget about coming back!” by Pat’s father in the video, Carp.

    I have been asked this question my whole life, and have only heard it as the correct answer. Wikipedia also makes this claim in its article on the song.

    It was difficult to word correctly without giving the answer away. I don’t know if “Give Peace a Chance” was a legitimate music video or a live recording (I’m not a Beatles fan/aficionado.)

  38. The B’s also give me hives.

    I hope I get a toe amputated for actually typing “B’s”, twice now. That oughtta teach me.

  39. The commercial with the bear chasing the guy on the giant wooden treadmill. Is the caption saying “fictionalization” really necessary?

  40. stinks…even with Dolanvision, Rangers on third channel….I want to boudreau…..

  41. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan on

    LW, in the US it is!!!

    we have idiots who put boiling hot coffee between their legs and sue when they burn their dumbasses.. so yes

  42. it not on nbc. it say it is on the guide but they have some hockey history programing. I am gona lose my mind! Anyone else have timewarner in manhattan? We are screwed!

  43. ThisYearsModel on

    Well, we had better score 6 or we are not winning this game with Biron giving that garbage up.

  44. depth of offensive scoring … yeah, after about four bad d-zone plays, a giveaway by the goalie, and a bad job getting to the post by the goalie.

  45. JimboWoodside on

    Channel 197 on Time-Warner in Queens, if that’s any help to anyone…

    I’m not liking this start at all – LGR, dammit!!!

  46. Please never show Tyler Kennedy looking up at the Jumbotron again. Like looking into Beelzebub’s bowling ball.

  47. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan on

    Ferris State left the effin gate open! DAMN THEM TO THE NINTH LEVEL OF HELL

  48. JimboWoodside on

    Try channel 197, NYC Ranger – that’s where the Rangers website says that it is…

  49. JimboWoodside on

    What happened to Biron? He was doing a good job as backup for most of the season – Did he forget how to play all of a sudden!?

  50. Pens announcers just called cooke’s 7 penalties in 8 games “uncharacteristic”

  51. im beyond bored by this game, im actually switching channels and watching the knicks game

  52. its like a preseason game the rangers should have treated it like that. just praying for no fights injuries.

  53. I said, and mean it, I will not deal with NN’s tonight….I will not let that ‘tude ruin my end of season…and this game is far from over!!! Good Adam Gravey!!!!

  54. Watching Knicks games is worse than being waterboarded because NBA referees -are worse than the worst criminals- are a disgrace to humanity.

  55. Biron is a back-up who overachieved like a madman earlier in the season. He’s a pretty good goalie, but nowhere near as good as he appeared earlier. The guy you’ve seen for most of 2012 is a more accurate indication of Biron’s talent level.

    He’s more than adequate for a back-up and that’s really all you can expect.

  56. Olga Folkyerself on

    Washington up 1-0 over Fla.

    I just want Buffalo to lose but can’t bear cheering for the flyers…

  57. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan on

    nothing says you have to cheer for the flyers

    cheer for buffalo to lose

  58. True Blue Mike (Del Zotto's Swagger) on

    Hey Carp I just e-mailed you something, take a look when you get a chance, please. Thanks

  59. Since that Pitbull commercial doesn’t say “fictionalization”, should I assume that he really can make women women morph into versions of themselves wearing less clothing? And that he looks like an asshat?

  60. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan on

    LMFAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! STY!!!!! i think my cat just lost a life lol

  61. Latona, do you ever give out dinner points?

    I made green & regular-color pasta, with chicken, spinach, asparagus, & cherry tomatoes with – wait – HOMEMADE cilantro pesto. It’s not disgusting.

  62. LW, I noticed the gross disparity in messages when they showed that asshat ArmPitbull and then immediately followed it with Adam Graves talking about the Garden of Dreams kids.

  63. That joke was specifically for Linzo!! Im glad she liked it!!

    I was naked, and putting a cream on my jaw, and it got on my pen()s, and now my pen()s is burning. owwweee!!

  64. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan on

    HOLY CARCILLO, the sky looks like the end of the world out there!!!

  65. 1-0 devils. if they win out and phil loses both they pass phil for 5th. what a bunch of morons they are.

    come on caps we need a win in REGULATION. I WANT FLORIDA

  66. eric, we dont use that language here.

    Linzo, I got it. That is awful. I hope ur safe, and I hope u move the heck out of there soon.

  67. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan on

    gonna download the pics to fb during intermission… we may be headed for 3 inches of rain in an hour if forecasts are correct.. crazy

  68. JimboWoodside on

    >>>If Hank goes down, how long do we last in the playoffs??

    4 games, once Hank goes out…

  69. Orr:

    All jokes aside, if that happens, the Rangers might as well not even show up.

  70. Mickey, you can have your own room even!

    Cilantro pesto is okay. Needed to do something with all that leftover cilantro. Would be good on tacos with lime & some heat.

  71. JimboWoodside on

    Dave M. on the radio feed says “if this game meant anything, the goaltender just needs to be better, that’s all”…enough said..

  72. Czechthemout!!! on

    If you are not going to go full boat with your play, than bring up three or four Hartford kids and give them some tiime. At least they will hustle.

    Boon is awfull!

  73. Kenny Albert Rules! on

    you can tell that the rangers goalie coach Benoit Allaire has had his hands full with marty

  74. Stepan needs to get his stick under control. Dude takes that penalty way too much.

  75. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan on

    oh wow eric, that’s a tough break for the caps my friend don must be besides himself

    temps went down about 15 degrees and it’s hailing!

    Rameses, damn you

  76. Horrendous news on Neuvirth…Rangers are the best at making rookie goalies look like Patrick Roy

  77. the way the Capitals have sputtered, I don’t think there’s as formidable an opponent as I did a month ago. there’s always the chance Ovechkin could go off but I’d take my chances with them at this point.

  78. sens trail a boston team that left half there team home 1-0. maybe sens want the rangers

  79. I’d rather play Florida.

    Interesting ethical question…if you’re the Rangers and would rather play Florida in the first round, do you lay down on Saturday (assuming Washington wins tonight)? I know Torts has already talked about playing with “integrity” these last two games but interesting nonetheless…

  80. of course you’d rather play Florida, but if you’re the best in the team conference you should be able to beat this Washington team. you can’t be intimidated by Holtby no matter how many times you’ve been shut down by unproven goalies – I could wager they’d just as easily get shut down by Theodore as by Holtby if you want to go by past results. If Washington had been playing at some high level down the stretch and the Rangers were dropping off, I’d agree with you. But neither has happened so you can’t duck anybody.

  81. ps, if you lose this game, and lay down Saturday, you’re looking at starting the playoffs eight days from now hoping to turn it back on … that’s as dangerous as any opponent.

  82. don’t know if any Rangers fans would go to Washington for Games 3-4, but the hotels are off-the-charts overpriced that week … worse than Rangers playoff tickets. Rooms range from $429 a night to over $1,100 a night.

  83. listen guys i know they wont lay down but i want them too. im not naive i know how teams and pro athletes think. just like phil should lay down there next two and finish 6th

  84. not a fan, Hedberg. i was wrong. I didn’t see the blade get caught in the net. I just saw the butt-end to the mid-section.

  85. I’m there, Hedberg. 999 cents a night. Gannett will go for that.

    ilb, no.

    Mickey, Katie Strang at ESPNNewYork told me, whenever you’re feeling down, google cute baby sloth videos. Oh, my, god.

  86. Wow, step away for a bit ans miss….huh, good gibberish :)

    Carp, LMFAO at 8:35……

  87. Spider, I might have to drive down and sleep in the car … also hearing rumors of a Monday-Thursday Games 3-4 if Washington.

  88. Carp, I have friends in the DC area. Not sure they’d want you to stay with them though, lol.

  89. JimboWoodside on

    Guys on the radio are talking about Panthers being able to miss the playoffs entirely if everything breaks against them…

  90. my prediction

    florida wins 3rd beating carolina caps beat rangers finish 7th sens lose tonite and to devils finish 8th

    rangers ottawa round 1

  91. This stupid Coors Light commercial makes me so angry, I just wanna -strangle the life out of that kid- beach slap that kid.

  92. The Other Tony In AZ on

    Silent Bonehead here watching this game holding my breath for what any Ranger fan fears,an injury.Tony From AZ-I’ll leave a msge on your website as I heard you’re heading to MSG for game one.My wife and I “scored” a pair of tkts from Ticketmaster for the paltry sum 0f $600 so maybe we can hook up and say hi to Carp during warmups.He refused our offer of a prime rib sandwich,though he deserves it.LGR!! PS-Carp,Mark is still the Sports Editor down here and I take care of all the HVAC/Plumbing

  93. if its caps it cant be mon april 16th wed april 18th in wash because the wash wizards gave a game on wed april 18th. so either mon tues back to back or carp your prob right thursday april 19th game 4

  94. Is it me or does this game have less feeling/meaning than normal from a fans perspective?
    Like I could care if they win or lose, when normally I always want them to win.

  95. The Other Tony In AZ on

    It’s hot down here and after paying $600 for two tickets to game one,I had to sell them all anyway!

  96. Two Tonys with no pants in AZ!? Oy!

    other Tony….Tony will be in NYC, with moi….hmmm. Do I know this other silent Tony? Prust curious….

  97. Olga Folkyerself on

    Buffalo blacks out Ranger games.

    No Buffalo- no blackout. Simple.

    Philly ties up Buffalo.

  98. I expected this game to be, um, different…..huh. Ack…too many pantless Tonys!!!

  99. The Other Tony In AZ on

    I haven’t had the pleasure of meeting you Blogmama,but never say never! We’ll be there game one so anything is possible :-)

  100. JimboWoodside on

    Mickey, we clinched first in the division – the compete level just doesn’t seem there tonight.

  101. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan on

    lmao no pants for 8 years!! you were saving for these playoff tix that long?? GOOD MAN!

  102. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan on

    lmao Mickey, i actually had some dinner because, well hell, we already have a playoff spot and i knew this game would go like this. Now, next week, not eating until after games lol

  103. That’s a good way to describe, Orr and Jimbo. I think the compete level is there, just dialed down a notch. I think if things were nasty, it would be different.

  104. other Tony….will you really be at game one!? So will first Tony….and I’ll be in city with him! If I’m not being belatedly April hartnelled, e-mail me at…..If I am being hartnelled…..I’ll meet you with Sunday papers….

  105. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan on

    sounds great Mickey, i had nothing that tasty!! some quinoa with lima beans, peas and diced tomatoes.. i’m looking forward to a Red Robin burger this weekend!

  106. False sense of security for the Pen’s. Beat us twice (if they hold on tonight) with 2nd string goalie. Puff out your chests, boys. Wait till round 3!

  107. The Other Tony In AZ on

    Now we will have to listen to these jackwagons on NBCSP talk about Malkin and his chase for his 50th goal for the rest of the game.

  108. oops. thanks tiki…..

    seriously, I see Red Robin commercials all the time, but none are within miles of me and I’ve never seen one in all my travels in 5 boroughs…wtb?

  109. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan on

    i hope Stamkos gets 60 and Cally gets 30, and Gabby goes wild and gets 45 lol

  110. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan on

    Laurel, if you are ever near one, get a burger, or the prime rib dip! endless steak fries too! They see the man walk in and know he’s good for about 3 baskets of them lol

  111. oh no Sam is going to tell Crosby Joe said he’s aging…. while Sam is massaging Crosby’s legs no doubt. sickening listening to this carcillo.

  112. Just read Tort’s *body language*. It said: “Washington is in deep carcillo on Saturday!”

  113. Itd be nice if Stammer got 60 tonight, because Im recording the game in anticipation of it and dont feel like recording their final game.

  114. is buffalo’s annoying announcer going to yell buffalo eliiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiminATED once it’s done?

  115. Matty, last I checked, tied at 1…..and we are down down down….eh.

    Lin, LMAO they see the man walk in…..

    There are none here yet the ad everywhere!!!!

  116. Thats just EFFED UP!!!! We cant afford for Step to be hurt. These effing jerks!!!! BYFUGLIEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  117. Torts, send me out there!!!!! Ill go out there stick a flyin and club Crosby right in his blowface!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  118. RIP Baby Buffaloes, you were a tough team to root for this year. More importantly…

    RIP Carp’s Buffalo baby buffalo sangwich. It was not meant to be.

  119. holy hartnell, can I handle two Tonys’ from AZ…? OK, tonight is not going our way…me no care….LGR!!!!!

  120. In the meantime, Pitt hurts 2 Flyers, 1 Bruin, and 1 Ranger before the playoffs. What BS.

    They deserve to get all the ref’s calls? Poor Sydney????

  121. seeding

    1 rangers 2 boston 3 fla/wash 4 pitt 5 phil 6 devils 7 ottawa/wash 8. wash florida ottawa

  122. ThisYearsModel on

    Stepan might well be gonzo. And…….zero response from us. of course, Bylsma would not be stupid enough to but Slid or Malkin on the ice after that cheap shot from the multiple repeat offender Orpik. Too bad Shanahan has no onions.

  123. ranger fan my entire life. if this team doesn’t wake up and start putting some serious wood to their opponents they’ll be out in the 1st round. mark my words. their neutral zone play is horrible. wake up boys before its too late.

  124. Czechthemout!!! on

    Not good. Stepan looked like he was limping coming off the ice. This is what bothers me about the NHL discipline system. Here is a guy who clearly stuck out his knee in an attempt to injur Stepan and he will get one game tops while Stepan could have a significant injury that may keep him out of the playoffs. Why not suspend Orpik until Stepan can come back? And if they don’t, than should the Rangers face them, every Penguin should be targeted including the Golden boy.

  125. The Other Tony In AZ on

    Lord help me-JR and Milbury-someone stick pencils in my ears! Adios boys and Blogmama-manana!

  126. ZzZz NYR ZzZz© " Don't stepan the logo!!!"...says Greg L. on

    Email sent Carp.

    If we had Hank we would have shut ’em out….Can’t wait till playoffs . I really can’t see the pens getting past filthy philly.

  127. JimboWoodside on

    Well, that game sucked – I know it wasn’t important to us, but I hate losing, and we’ve lost our last 4 contests to the Penguins – I don’t feel good about that.

  128. You might be a Ranger fan your entire life, Dan, but it sounds like this was the first time you’ve seen them play this year.

  129. We lost. Ok….Would have preferred win. I move on….Saturday, then playoffs…..No NN’ing for me….I have two Tonys from AZ next week…..pray for me!!!

  130. CraigWeather on

    So…. I don’t know about you guys, but…. I’d be happy with a loss this Saturday and a panthers win. While we’re a better team than the caps, I still don’t like how we match up against them. Semin always steps it up against us.

  131. lw3h. watched plenty of games. you think they’ll go deep? not with this power play.

  132. Sorry, Bryan Leetch. I think the world of you, but frontier justice is what’s needed. Orphik should be pulverized on top of his 10 game suspension

  133. maybe the league will finally start paying attention now that 2 teams have spoken out about the pens

  134. ZzZz NYR ZzZz© " Don't stepan the logo!!!"...says Greg L. on

    The Penguins play the Rangers really tight. Its all good , no need to worry. We lost to them without Hank and our teams plays flat without Hank . Hank is the true driving force behind this team.His emotion and passion rubs off on our teams and when hes in net we are a different club. Hank deserves the Hart trophy cuz without Hank this team goes all carsillyo game in and game out.

  135. I just saw the dirty play by orpik. Pittsburgh has become the dirtiest team in hockey. Crosby and malkin are the worst and they are gutless whinning jackwagons. I hope I’m right but after seeing the replay it appeared Orpiks knee hit stephan in the thigh so hopefully it’s a deep thigh bruise and not a blown knee. if it’s a blown Knee than stephan will be gone for the playoffs unless they go deep into the playoffs.

  136. again with the shuttle, after all this post-game show nonsense, and Tortorella went off … they better not cut it short, but they probably will, because Boomer and Cockroach coming up in two minutes.

  137. Torts: “It’s one of the most arrogant organizations in the league.”

    Nobody comes close.

  138. … and by the way, these are not paid ads. these are three straight house promos. MSG could skip one of these for the 120th time tonight and get to Torts. But they don’t.

  139. JimboWoodside April 5th, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    Why would he get fined? He wasn’t criticizing the league or the refs.

    I thought criticizing the Skid is just the same as criticizing the league.

  140. Jimbo, the Pen’s are untouchable. Any type of intimation that they did wrong and ….bingo. Torts has a ‘record’ for speaking out. Kind of like Orphik has a record for kneeing and cheap shots.

    Heck, in their last 3 games, they long-term injured 2 Flyers, 1 Bruin and now…ugh…one Ranger.

    See a pattern??????????

  141. JimboWoodside on

    >>>stevezipay More Torts: “A cheap, dirty hit. I wonder what would happen if we did it to their two whining stars over there.”

    I hope we get that opportunity – if Philly doesn’t kill them first!

  142. someone should target hot dog lips head again so he never plays again and then gino too. i FREAKING HATE THIS TEAM MORE THEN FLYERS ISLES DEVS COMBINED. ITS BEEN LIKE THAT SINCE HOT DOG LIPS CAME INTO THIS LEAGUE.

    someone shoule end the career of there annoncers steigerwald and errey as well

  143. JimboWoodside on

    Well, I know the Pens are golden, but if Torts gets fined for criticizing another organization and their whining stars, Sather should refuse to have the fine paid and bring it up at a Governor’s meeting – I’ll bet the other team owners would support him!

  144. Kind of expected result, but still disappointing by quality (or should I say lack of…) of showed game by Rangers. Don’t blame Biron (made few amazing saves), just our defense was exposed big time, including faves – #27 and #18. That’s bothersome in particular, coming PO. BTW, Stralman played good.
    Big repetition (rehearsal) Saturday (not saying taboo combo of must win) – just will show what it going to be; early exit to country club or last exit on LIE.

  145. Cannot WAIT to see this pc from Torts. Sounds like a classic.

    On those in-house promos, Carp… tells me that they are NOT selling their game inventory, which is ridiculous if you ask me. I would LOVE to know what Rainbow Media (Cablevision’s media sales dept) is selling the games for.

  146. JimboWoodside on

    Let’s not go nuts, however – we don’t know at this point if Steps is injured long-term.

  147. I know this is not popular and I hate that organization Mario, Cindy and that puke Malkin, but was it that dirty, it was bang bang I need to see it again. Torts right going off though, send a message to the league about this team and more importantly he knows how to rally this team going forward.

  148. Dan

    Not saying they will. But I’m not drawing conclusions based on tonight’s meaningless game, which bore little resemblance to the way they’ve played all year.

  149. what an freaking joke. here i thought i was going to be stress free for a week and now this piece of crap orpik does this. guaranteed sprained mcl out 4-6 weeks

  150. 4ever. They have had a great season and they will rebound. They are not deep and an injury to an important player will hurt a lot. Pitt knows that and they played the game to make us less deep. It worked. I couldn’t give a damn about a President’s Trophy.

  151. Did not watch the whole game, knew they were going to lose. Nothing on the line, they cannot win without playing all out.

    Torts postgame was best of the year. Milbury a total jerk said the truth and Torts just reiterated it the cindy’s are scum. Orpik is a joke, 5 games for that sh-t. unbelievable that team……

  152. JimboWoodside on

    I think Sather and Dolan should be petitioning Toronto all night and all day tomorrow for a suspension for Orpik…

  153. Here’s a nice comment from a Penguins fan on

    JLisjack4 minutes ago
    Orpik shouldn’t and won’t get suspended. It wasn’t intentional and he didn’t just put his knee out. He leaned his whole body. He had Stepan lined up for a big shot and he got out of the way, and they just collided legs. Definitely accidental. Orpik isn’t a dirty guy

  154. orpik is a scum but i think malkin is dirtier… really watch him sometime.

    crosby is a bigger whiner but not as dirty as malkin.

    man I dislike feds, and mitchell… they stink. rupp is worse………..

    rangers lose on saturday they will play florida in the first round, I LIKE THAT…….

  155. I’m praying it’s a deep thigh bruise and not a blown knee. it looked to me Orpiks knee struck stepan in the thigh. Normally when a player blows a knee out is when knee on knee..


  157. JimboWoodside on

    Eric, we don’t know that yet, do we? They didn’t even have a chance to give him an X-ray, much less an MRI…

  158. of course the orpik knee hit was intentional…. stepan has the right to try to avoid a collision.

    penguins are scum, rangers will beat them in the 2nd round and it will be nasty, real nasty………

  159. i swear its the truth i have grown to hate the pens more then isles devs and flyers.

    when they won the cup in detroit my wife thought i was going to murder someone

  160. Czechthemout!!! on

    I will repeat. EVERY SINGLE STAR ON THAT TEAM SHOULD BE TARGETED including the Goalie in the next game we play them. Unless of course Scumpik gets a at least ten games!

  161. throw mario and there stupid announcers in there as well and the whole organizaton can rot in hell

  162. Actually, Latona, if you look at the replay, Stepan leaned into Orpik. Orpik did nothing. I think Stepan should get suspended. Same for Torts. How dare he say anything about Marioland that is negative.

    Perhaps the Rangers should be removed from the playoffs, too.

  163. ZzZz NYR ZzZz© " Don't stepan the logo!!!"...says Greg L. on

    Put it this way , we lost because we didn’t dress the Hart trophy winner . Enuff said.

  164. Win or lose, I just love listening to Tortorella. The man is never afraid to speak his mind. It’s also refreshing to hear more coaches start telling it like it is regarding Pittsburgh and their whinging prima donnas.

  165. You’re right, Mattyboy. In fact, we should be relegated to the AHL, and they should call up Wilkes-Barre/Scranton to replace us.

  166. So, Czech, you don’t think the ref’s would have the whistles in their mouths and blow them if the Rangers even pick up some speed? Pitt gets all the calls. Try to get back at them? Don’t worry. They are protected.

  167. Wow, I mean wow…..Just re-watched Torts….can’t remember when he’s been this mad…!!!

  168. the hit wasnt THAT bad. but he will be suspended for their last game most likely. no way they’ll give him a playoff game off though. still glad that torts spoke out.

  169. Mama, how can you not love Step? Torts definitely favors him and likes his game and mentality. He also stands squarely behind his team. Thats what a good coach does and it’s one reason the guys like him. They work hard for him.

  170. btw letang is a cheapshot artist also… a guy who has had at least 2 concussions is a cheap shot artist also.

    on the pens the obscenly dirty players are; letang, orpik, cooke, malkin, cindy, engelland, and maybe a few more.

    that team is filthy……………rangers will beat them in the playoffs and they will hit them all series long, pound them over and over and over………

  171. Czechthemout!!! on


    There are ways believe me. No way can they be protected if justice has to be delivered. If you watch Richards after the hit, he at least tried to get to Orpik and no one else did. That to me is troubling. I know BR is small relative to Scimpik, but if it were me in his place, I would have cross checked him right in the face!

  172. >>orpik is a scum but i think malkin is dirtier… really watch him sometime.
    >>crosby is a bigger whiner but not as dirty as malkin.

    Malkin is the sort of guy who pushes back when they try to intimidate him. Isn’t that how Messier played? That’s what you want in a hockey player. Since Malkin’s English isn’t too good, he doesn’t do much yapping to referees or other players. He takes it and dishes it out equally. Crosby, on the other hand, is a dirty little bastard who cries all night when they give him a taste of his own medicine. That’s why fans and other players don’t respect him.

  173. Eric, I don’t know how long you been a fan but for some reason your hate is getting to me. Flyers had Clarke,Schultz,bridgeman,holmgren,linesman,prop,hoyda,Kelly,dupont,behn wilson,cockran,fedorick. Isles had twoSutter scums,Potvin,Billy Smith,Arbor,lane,voukota,baumgardner.Devils had and have the most idiotic fans, Chico, Stevens,jannsens,Newark,a bull sitting on a couch with it’s legs crossed for a emblem,Fatso. So that’s a lot of hate for just the ice chickens. Wow again. Carp who am I leaving out?

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