It’s Go Time!

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Game 82.

Kinda simple, kinda complicated.

If the Rangers win, they take the Presidents’ Trophy and face Washington in the first round, probably starting Thursday at MSG.

If not, they can still win the Presidents’ Trophy by finishing tied with Vancouver, which plays Edmonton tonight at 10. And they can still face Washington, Florida or Ottawa, pending tonight’s results, in the first round.

Here’s my take on the possibilities, and I could be wrong (for the first time). With Ottawa’s loss today, if Washington wins tonight and Florida gets a point tonight, it’s Rangers-Ottawa in the first round. If the Rangers win tonight, it’s Rangers-Caps. If Washington wins and Florida gets zero points, it’s Rangers-Panthers. Anybody agree with that?

And now John Tortorella wants the Presidents’ Trophy!

Henrik Lundqvist in goal. Derek Stepan is fine. Same lineup.

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

    As good as Crosby is. I hate him with a burning passion

  2. So, was there anyone on the blog who predicted they would be playing for President’s Trophy this year? Or anyone else around the NHL in October?

  3. Technically I only won the Beard Contest once! Although I did well enough the 1st time to win a couple prizes.

    Also… I’m NOT entering this year so the rest of you beautiful beard-growing folks have a good shot…

    First prize is going to be ridiculously awesome. You WILL want to win it. Prust sayin’…

  4. I think you should enter anyway, Sally!

    pet peeve: It’s Presidents’ Trophy … named for all the presidents, not just one … especially since there is no longer an NHL president. And it sure isn’t President’s Cup. That’s a golf tournament. I can’t even believe we’re discussing this.

  5. Ha, what’s the price, Sally? You can tell me privately, I can’t enter the contest anyway.

  6. JimboWoodside on

    Shelley and Engelland (swings) have given each other dirty looks a few times, but no fights yet..

  7. Joekuh - playoffs.........you wanna tallk PLAYOFFS???? on

    as someone said earlier, both teams were warned to keep the byfuglien-ity to themselves. both teams as in 2 teams of nhl security went to go see the flyers.

  8. Sally you are tremendously humungous!!!!!!! Phew, got home just in the nick of time!!! LGR!!!!! Good evening all!

  9. Eddie eddie Eddie on

    I don’t think filthy can win rd 1. What we can hope is for some hard hitting physical games. Then if true to form, let Boston beat up more on pissburgh

  10. So true, Jimbo.

    Just end this one and get the the Rangers game! I have somewhere to be at 8!!

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

    RANGERS GAMETIME…….IS NOW!!!!!!!

    LETS GO BOYS !!! Lets make sum noizeee!!!!

    RAAAAAAAAAAAAANGERSSS lets go gog oggo go go go go gog go go!!!!!

    First place on the line!!!

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

    Yeah man folding laundry can be fun!!!!!

  13. Rangers are going to bush-league-it tonight and lose 8-0. These clowns have no clue how to win when it matters.

  14. So,as I understand, to general public disappointment, Slaughterhouse-Five, or the Filthies Children’s Crusade is postponed, Ladies and Gentlemen.
    Orpik hanging, as well as a public humiliation of naked Cindy and formalined Malkinzoyd, with following execution, will be held next Wednesday with “mutual respect”. Respectable citizens with children older than 6, cordially invited at first row,s section 100.

  15. JimboWoodside on

    >>>Wonder if the NHL fined Tortorella for saying he wants to win the Presidents’ Trophy.

    It will be announced later, Carp.

  16. Eddie eddie Eddie on

    Ilb was that pepperoni commercial for subway sandwiches or gay rowboat cruises? Hard to tell..

  17. LETS GO RANGERS!!!!!

    PRESIDENT’S TROPHY!!!!

    I almost broke the glass ashtray at the top of it in ’92 lol!

  18. JimboWoodside on

    Eddie, between that commercial and the Beckham one where the guy behind the counter starts to go gay on him, I’m wondering what these companies are really selling?

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

    Sure am Carp!!!!

    GO RANGERS!!!! Our team gonna come out and make a statement!!!

    During the regular season this year , NO TEAM was as good as us!!!! Arnt we spolied!!!

    HAHAHAHAHHAHHAahaaa!!!

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

    lets go go go gog go gog g go ggogogo!!!!!!

  21. Eddie eddie Eddie on

    Jimbo – totally agree. Nothing wrong eating pepperoni on a gay row boat cruise, btw

  22. “It feels like just yesterday we were all saying how bad NYR was going to be this season after back to back losses in Europe! Amazing!”

    firetorts?

  23. I expect a similar effort as against Penguins. I see a double hat trick for Ovechkin.

  24. They already painted the ice with the Cup? We deserve this. We temped fate. We’re doomed.

  25. Eddie eddie Eddie on

    Jimbo – it ain’t my thing either but i don’t have a problem…..

    I can’t see the the craps goal tending to hold up in a 7 game series.

  26. They’re a week early on putting the playoffs on the ice, no? Maybe that’s the problem. Oy.

  27. JimboWoodside on

    I blame all this on Don LaGreca (lifelong Devils fan) who is doing PBP on the radio feed tonight.

  28. The funniest start this season…in the last game. With that pace, Miami prediction of 8:0 will be fulfilled before 1st period end.

  29. I have to get up at hartnelling 5 a.m. tomorrow for work. Would be nice if I could go to bed ridiculously early happy,

  30. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan on

    Come on Cally, get the big 3-0
    Come on Hank, get the big 4-0
    Come on Gabby, score 5 goals

  31. Can someone please step up on defense and stop letting the Caps bring te game to them?

  32. better beans on

    ilb: Not sure if it was October or November, but, along with a few
    others at that time, I said this looked like a Presidents Trophy team to
    me (I actually said “Cup”:-) – and not a Lord Stanley winner.

    Haven’t changed my mind about the latter. At 2-0, maybe changed it
    about the former….

  33. All right, let me listen to some :Wumpscut:. These two guys aren’t saying anything worth hearing.

  34. LOL, Joe M just did his usual Holtby looks good so far in net, doesnt he? The other guy didnt say anything.

  35. Olga Folkyerself on

    I said they would win the President’s Trophy, Stanley Cup AND the Vince Lombardi Trophy plus the Heisman…

  36. we will struggle to score 2 goals against holtby all night. caps are gonna kick our ass again in playoffs. damnit to hell i just know it!!! please God give us florida

  37. He has confidence they’ll bounce back….yes the boys want the Prezzie, then go for the Cup….

  38. JimboWoodside on

    I don’t think we can depend on the Oil to do what Calgary did the other night – win this game or blow the President’s Trophy.

  39. Torts said two shots went in and he wants the Presidents’ Trophy Cup.

    Can’t tell if that was all “Potvin” sucks over the TV.

  40. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan on

    another caps rookie goalie, 3 years in a freakin row.. ya just gotta freakin laugh

  41. Czechthemout!!! on

    Once again a pedestrian back up goalie is going to look like a Vezina trophy winner.

  42. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan on

    Come on Hank and Cally, lead the Rangers out of bettman’s bondage!!!!!!

  43. ThisYearsModel on

    Ugh. Nothing like spotting them a couple, then make another rookie goalie look like Patrick Roy.

  44. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan on

    i got Rangers on the computer and 10 Commandments on tv.. getting my religion on two fronts! lol

  45. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan on

    REEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLY?
    SERIOUSLY!!!!!!!! i toasted you buttheads with a captain and coke about 2 hours ago and this is the thanks i get lol

    simmer down you nutjobs and get it back!!!!!!

  46. I dont care what the result of this one period is the Rangers can definitely win this game, are definitely the better team, and once they break through and score one they probably will. And then in the playoffs, the Rangers will bounce this Caps team with zero difficulty. Aside from the 2 lucky goals at the beginning the Rangers will simpoly outwork the Caps who really dont want to work.

  47. No way those four guys are killing a penalty in the playoffs, unless it’s a four or five-minute penalty.

  48. Today our best are the worst. Total lack of concentration, no matter what talking heads are telling you..

  49. Bring in Biron for the other two periods. Lundqvist doesn’t need to be in there for this slaughter.

  50. They need to play with their usual intensity. Seem too laid back.

    I feel like Torts is gonna give them a talking to in the room

  51. Well, I don’t think if they were playing onions-out for the Presidents’ Trophy they put Stepan-Anisimov-Del Zotto-Stralman for a PK. Do you?

  52. Nevermind, as I was typing it got to 3-0. Pathetic showing and Henk looks awful. But I guess we probably wont be seeing the Caps in the first round anyway now, which may be a good thing.

  53. So if the Rangers lose this, then they draw the sens in round one unless florida loses in regulation, in which case they draw the kitties. Plus if Vancouver loses they get the presidents thingy anyway.

    Uh, let’s go Caps and Canes?

  54. I can’t fault him on that second goal, LW. Guy was wide open in front. But you can’t let every deflected shot in, especially one that crept through the six hole.

  55. Eddie eddie Eddie on

    Why would some dude on a deserted island care if he had grey in his hair? Another gay commercial

  56. I’m not going to do too much ledge-talking tonight … but if anybody thinks, based on this mostly meaningless game, that the Rangers can’t beat Washington in a best-of-seven, well, welcome to your first hockey game.

  57. Grabby, it’s beyond stupid. and we don’t use language like that. The first 81 games meant nothing, right?

  58. I think about 2 weeks ago I asked everyone here if we were in this situation should the Rangers tank to avoid the Capitals. I think the overwhelming response was yes but that they’d never do that. But now that we are here, I will say that 1. I think there’s no way the Caps beat us in a series, that period aside, 2. Maybe I would rather play Florida or Ottawa anyway and let NJ deal with Ovechkin rather than be rewarded for coming in 6th by drawing the Panthers (much like we were in 2007 in drawing the Thrashers), 3. Presidents Trophy is overrated but still possible.

  59. I’m afraid this will be a real embarrassment, much worse, than against Pens – Rangers will open game in a desperate attempt and this will be more Caps goals with their skills. This season showed that Washington is a very physiologically vulnerable team and when opponents score first, they usually collapsed, but if scenario is like this – they flourish. Rangers weren’t prepared to this particular game. No must win, thou…So,relax and laugh, what else we have to do?

  60. Presidents’ Trophy only matters if they end up playing Canucks in the finals, in Game 7. What’s the chances of that? And if it happens, do you really think home-ice for that game is going to matter?

  61. NYR can beat any team in this league…..I don’t care who we face in the first round
    Just want to see more effort…..hate limping into the playoffs

    LGR

  62. conversely Carp
    if the team has been brought up to play
    the Right Way
    shouldn’t the players be doing things
    a little more Right-ly
    in not only its desire for Prez Trophy
    and/or be in good form for playoffs
    but
    because a top team should just play and look
    like a top team
    (it’s what st. louis and vancouver have been doing out west)

    prust sayin’
    (devil’s advocatin’)

  63. I don’t care about the outcome of the game, I would just like to see more of their normal urgency and intensity. Not so sure they or any team can turn it out just like that.

  64. Eddie eddie Eddie on

    This game MEANS NOTHING. Let’s get real. Van. ain’t making it to the finals anyway… we will have home ice regardless.

  65. wait, grabby, why are you still here? Team sucks, remember? Hank sucks. Callahan Sucks. Gaborik Sucks. that about cover it up? oh ye Richards isnt worth it.

  66. ThisYearsModel on

    The Presidents Trophy is just another banner to hang up that nobody cares about. There is only 1 banner that anybody cares about. It has a cup on it.

  67. Turn it ON I mean.

    And to not be shutout in the last game at home. That would suck

  68. Pres Trophy – just a bragging rights. But it will be mentioned for a long, long time in years to come as an accomplishment – “Best in a League” in 2011/12 season for Rangers fans. Considering not total assuredness to grab the Cup, it is a great season achievement!

  69. i am not tryin to pic afight here carp, i just hate when i see coments like” dont come back when we win”, like were not real fans who give a crap about the team.

  70. So does anyone have any reservation whatsoever about putting Kreider in for John Mitchell in Game 1 of the playoffs?

  71. well after 81 games, judging a team in a meaningless 82nd game, and basically throwing in the towel and saying im turning this thing off, doesnt exactly sound like a true fan. 4-0, where you going now??

  72. I am blown away. Not taking anything away from the team on this great season, but what an ending……I am speechless

  73. Czechthemout!!! on

    Carp

    And if you think that this type of game means that Washington can’t beat this team in a seven game series than you can be welcomed to your first playoffs as well.

  74. Okay, THAT scared me. When Roman Hamrlik is able to outskate three of your forecheckers, something’s not right.

  75. Carp,

    I am scared to death of Ottawa. Spezza line and Karlson scare the heck out of me plus Craig Anderson is good. I am very worried. Please talk me off the ledge.

  76. yes orr, it does suck to be a paying fan to watch this on the last reg. season home game.

  77. I’m done talking about this stupid stuff.

    They clinched everything that matters two games ago when they played a pretty darn good game against a pretty good team, on the road. I expected them to play better today. But human nature is a factor. These two games mean zilch to them. And it shows.

  78. Eddie eddie Eddie on

    Meaningless game in the grand scheme of things. The real season, and the reason these guts play the game, starts next week.

  79. jpg

    Not sugar-coating the last two Rangers games, but the Blues have lost four straight and six of eight, while the Canucks just lost to the all-conquering Flames and Luongo was pulled in the game before that. So arguable how much of a “top team” either of those have looked going into the playoffs.

  80. 2 things bother me the most in this game: total lack of offence (I wouldn’t mind lose 4:5, but not 5or 6:0) and big time psychological advantage Craps will have against when (and if) PO series will start. Disgusting.

  81. They’re gliding, they’re not battling for pucks, they’re turning away from hits … that’s how you play when it doesn’t matter.

  82. Olga Folkyerself on

    Half the game is left. If they can score 4, so can NY. If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball….

  83. C’mon, guys, you really think this game has anything to do with ow they are going to play on Thursday?

  84. Carp, all truly true, but it would have just been nice to end the season with a win at home. hey, I just accidental figured out what “reader” means on my iPad…the night is not a complete loss!

  85. The world-beater Penguins lost two in a row to the Islanders.

    This crap happens. If they needed this game to get into the playoffs, I dare say it wouldn’t be 4-0.

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

    LETS go go go ggo go gog og og og go!!!!!!!!

    Dont pull Hank!!!

  87. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan on

    true Carp, but i didnt think they’d sleepwalk through a game, not their typical MO. I still expect them to pick it up a couple of notches. Fans want sweaty sweaters!

  88. Agreed Mama. Not too worried, jsut would have liked to see a better last game of the year, especially for all those folks in the stands.

  89. All I know is, this crowd better clap and cheer, and not boo, at the end, or I will hunt every single one of them down and give them some serious business.

  90. So, considering my alarm setting for tomorrow, the score and Carp’s assessment of crowd, maybe I’m not so unhappy to be home after all.

  91. They do not want to win the “President Cup” and put more pressure on themselves as favourites.

  92. ThisYearsModel on

    We are going to be playing against Ottawa…..the worst possible outcome. Spezza kills us and Andersen can shut anyone down.

  93. yea lets let the team were gonna face in the playoffs b@% smack us at home giving them confidence.

  94. Czechthemout!!! on

    Carp

    So does that mean that if their coach publiclly asks for them to win the presidents trophy and they play like this that they don’t step up their play for their coach?

  95. Czechthemout!!! on

    I have to say that BB has really stepped up his game to last seasons level in the last month.

  96. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan on

    the comeback begins!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    FLAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAVAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!

  97. Rangers West on

    Wow. I’m glad nhl.com is blacked for this game. Good time for the team to start slumping. Here’s to big 3rd period.

  98. He’s played like this all year; he just hasn’t scored. It has nothing to do with stepping up his game.

  99. I hate the skate to the bench for glove bumps after a goal. Celebrate with the guys on the ice and be done with with it.

  100. Eddie eddie Eddie on

    We win this game 5-4 in a SO and all will be good. If not, all will still be good.

    Johansen is Swedish for Johnson

  101. Ballers ball, and haters hate-not a good night for the boys so far but this will not carry into the playoffs, Torts will see to that-and this team has heart-

  102. Gaborik had room to go to the backhand there. But who am I to suggest what a 40-goal scorer in the NHL should do, ja?

  103. Gaborik gets plenty of lunch points for all the beers he downs before lunch, ilb.

  104. JimboWoodside on

    Be careful, Carp – they might be reading this blog up in Toronto for Count Chocula..

  105. Eddie eddie Eddie on

    Crosby and Malkin should do that pepperoni row boat cruise commercial.

  106. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan on

    Presidents Trophy= fancy way of playing keep away, or, as we played in Brooklyn.. SALUGI!!!

  107. Especislly after last game where stepan nearly got taken down for the year it is way more important they come out of today healthy. Also love not facing the caps in round one though I think they’d win

  108. Onecupin72yearsandcounting on

    So torts and sather get a nice little bonus for a Pres. trophy finish.. looks like the canucks will have to hand it to sather.

    They never make it easy on themselves..they always Ralph Kramden the season

  109. At the game –

    Carp is right – lots of Caps fans. Despite a few minutes of pressure around the rangers’ first goal, no energy in the building whatsoever. Regular season hangover?

    Not even one “Potvin sucks” chant that I heard.

    It seams Mike Rupp is out there every other shift…

  110. just got home from passover what a debacle tonite is. hopefully carolina comes back prob not. get ready for ottawa geez.

    what this means no afternoon games on nbc

  111. Much as I would like the Presidential Bowl, I much prefer this kind of waiting game to last year’s …..

  112. Never expected when I woke up today that the Mets would be the best part of the day

  113. yes carp but with florida losing not likely now. would have preferred wash over ottawa if i knew florida would win

  114. if you would have told me florida would win tonite then i would rather rangers have won and played wash then ottawa

  115. JimboWoodside on

    Sorry, eric – I didn’t see your answer to Carp – I hope your Seder was better than this game has been. This is bitter herbs for the rest of us..

  116. Hope we’re able to dispatch of Ottwah. We lost a couple games against them this year.

  117. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan on

    last six minutes of the regular season.. get another 3 goals damnit!

  118. I am at a seder too. Being yelled at as I type for being on the phone. Where did all there drive go. I am just happy not to be watching for once. I am feeling sick and it not from the food.

  119. let me say for the record i am not upset and the rangers arent a debacle. i meant debacle with all the results today. we prob all would have agreed ottawa presents biggest challenge then either wash or flordia. yes no?

  120. Based on the results of regular season, yes, Eric. Based on how this team is capable of playing, it really doesn’t matter. They’re mailng this one in. Until the third.

  121. Rangers have sucked the last couple games. And, sadly, the playoffs are a whole new season.

  122. Better to avoid the inexperienced goalies anyway. We know how the Rangers fare against them.

  123. wash boston pitt phil detroit nashville series will be rotated on nbc for sat and sunday afternoon games

  124. rangers ottawa no afternoon games thurs and sat night for hockey night in canads for sure. maybe some 630 starts to accomodate tv

  125. I don’t think the Rangers are likely to roll over any playoff opponent, but I still think the Caps are a better team than the Senators, who seem to have acquired the “dangerous team and bad matchup” tag that everyone was giving the Sabres a few weeks ago.

  126. so root for caps to beat boston we play them 2nd round

    pitt then have to beat phil and devils before getting to us

  127. JimboWoodside on

    Latona, I’m not too happy about having to face Ottawa, but then again I wasn’t ecstatic about playing the Craps with Ovie, Semin and this next Caps rookie goalie – I would have rather had Florida in the first round.

  128. great season rangers!!! truly loved the season u guys had. now get back to kickin butt in the playoffs!

  129. Let’s hope Hank is done researching the best baby strollers before Thursday. I can help with that, if he needs me too….

  130. JimboWoodside on

    So, Hank doesn’t get his 40th, Cally doesn’t get his 30th, and NYR may not get the President’s Trophy. So far, not a great day for the home team.

  131. if youre afraid of playing the Senators, i dont know what team youve been watching this season.

  132. Ah…..no, they didn’t mute it, but it was kinda hard to make out…I am beyond pissed at missing the jersey ceremony. This is just bulcarciloo!!!!!

  133. Czechthemout!!! on

    Great way to go into the playoffs, losing three out of four. Worst possible first round match is mitigated by pure luck in that Spezza may have a concussion.

  134. ilb

    yes worried about ottawa but whether its florida wash or ottawa we dont get out of first round this reg season was a complete waste.

  135. Kind of crummy way to end a spectacular season. I’m a little bummed out, with mixed feelings. I didn’t want to play Washington, but I really ****ing wanted to win that game.

  136. It’s a chance for the rangers to revenge the 3 loses during the season against the Sens.

  137. A loss to the Sens will have us all bemoaning a lack of elite talent and not getting Rick Nash.

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

    Sad way to end the season with these last few losses. Losses that put some reality into our players. The reality that losing sucks . If we wanna win , we have to claw tooth and nail for every piece of ice. This loss comes as a lesson and the price could be the Presedents trophy.

  139. Manny, why? Obviously we’d rather play Florida, everyone would, but that’s not happening. Caps or Sens. Ovechkin is actually playing really well as of late, Backstrom is back for them, and if you believe in this, they have a no-name goalie who will undoubtedly get on a roll for a bit. If Rangers cant beat Andersen in net, they dont deserve to move on.

  140. JimboWoodside on

    Glad for you, eric- you don’t bother me with your comments – you know how “Murphy’s Law” works when one is a NYR fan.

  141. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Joe M -” last year gabby had 22 and 3 of them were from hat tricks”

    He makes JR sound less than adismal.

  142. This loss comes as a lesson and the price could be the Presedents trophy.

    i love u greg! lol

  143. JimboWoodside on

    >>>It’s a chance for the rangers to revenge the 3 loses during the season against the Sens.

    I hope that’s a good rallying point! Kill Chris Neil, somebody – I hate that bastage..

  144. Yay Stamkos! I may be one of the only people to record his 60th in HD. Nobody outside of Florida could get the game in HD tonight!

  145. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan on

    Thanks to our New York Rangers for an amazing, incredible, and surprising regular season! A team I figured would finish 6th in the playoff hunt wound up being the number one seed in the Eastern Conference! I am so proud of these guys, who surpassed ALL of our expectations! NOW GO KICK ASS AND TAKE NO PRISONERS IN THE PLAYOFFS!!!!!!!!!! LETS GO RANGERS!!!!!!!!!

  146. Ottawa finished at +9 goal differential. Not a defensive force by any means. 4-6 in last 10.

  147. Stamkos just goes about his business without any hoopala. So under the radar, unlike the whiner. Congrats to Stamkos for handling his game like a “star!”

  148. Anderson ranked #29 in save percentage. #54 in Goals against average. ill take my chances.

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

    Sure glad its Ottawa , at first I didn’t want them at all…but then again they’ll be broadcasting in my area the Ottawa game so im super happy its Ottawa. When we eat up Ottawa we bring on the next clowns and take ’em out too!! #1 seed baby!!! Live it!! Feel it!!! Enjoy it!!!!

  150. JimboWoodside on

    >>>I’d love NYR to eliminate a Canadian team. USA all the way!

    Agree with ORR here – especially the team of their Capitol city.

  151. ThisYearsModel on

    Bring on the Senators. Hope we play better aginst them than we did during the regular season. We can never do anything the easy way!

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

    FIRST PLACE IN THE EAST!!!

    EAT THAT PISSYPANTSBURGH!!!

    EAT THAT BUFFALO!! EAT THAT PHILTHY PHILLY!!!

    TAKE THAT ASSLANDERS!!! DEVILS YOU SUCK!!!!

  153. What Linda said. I’m not going to let this one game ruin my season, or next Christmas.

    I am proud to be a Rangers fan and everyone else can just Potvin chant my toes!!!!

  154. Hope you all saw that stat that they showed…. Ottawa beat the Rangers in the season series, caps beat the bruins in season series, flyers beat the pens in season series, panthers and devils split.

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

    No Jimbo , im in Sasskkatchewaen!!! Tsn always broadcasts the lame azz Canadian teams and Ottawa just happens to be from Canada.

  156. Where is this report about Spezza? All I found about him was a report earlier today saying that the Sens haven’t played motivated the last few games and that the playoffs will see a different Sens team. Nothing about post-concussion syndrome.

  157. C’mon, guys, you should know better! Orr gets at least few people every time, lol

  158. @stevezipay: NYR announce winners of Team MVP: Lundqvist for 6th straight year (as voted by writers) & Ryan Callahan as Players’ Player (voted by team)

    Congrats to both!!!

  159. “Ottawa finished at +9 goal differential. Not a defensive force by any means. 4-6 in last 10.”

    Worst possible matchup. Inexcusable debacle.

  160. JimboWoodside on

    Wow! OK, Greg L. – you’re WAY out there! Wish I could get the TSN feeds here in NYC, but unless it’s a Center Ice or NHL Network feed, we don’t see them very often.

    When does summer start for you? Late July? ;-D

  161. Scott.. it was a hoax. That’s what makes RR such a special online neighborhood. You’ll find them funny, as I do, soon enough.

  162. I trust in Prust. And that if I don’t go to bed soon, I’ll be a working walking dead woman tomorrow…so, I hope to wake up the Prezzie’s Gravey Boat tomorrow. If not, LGR!! Niters all! TA!

  163. Speaking of Spezza concussion. Do you remember who concussed him a few years ago? Marek Malik of all people, lol. No, he didn’t hit him, Spezza happened to run into him.

  164. fargin wicky….Doggie, WTB!!!!! Who dressed you today!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Now I’ll never get to sleep with that in my head……

  165. Carp,

    I think you’re to blame for all this Presidents’ Cup nonsense. I’d never heard it referred to that way until you decided to start Crosbying about how that’s a golf tournament, and now all of a sudden, they’re flying out of everyone’s yaps.

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

    Heyyyy How ya watchin Kreider!!??

    Jimbo , winter was warm but now spring is c-cold!! Some places ’round here snowed yesterday!!

  167. Olga Folkyerself on

    I still want the flyers to lose.

    No reason they can’t take a few pens with them though…

  168. ORR,

    He scored 3 goals in overtime? Wow! That’s more impressive than Chris Campoli scoring two on the same shift!

  169. JimboWoodside on

    OK, Greg – yeah, I know that Colorado had some snow very recently, so I figured that some might have fallen by your way, too.

  170. and now its official here comes chris neil looking to take a run at someone.

    game 1 thurs night let the stress begin

  171. keep in mind vancouver loses to edmonton and st louis holds on vs dallas canucks drop to 2. i would be SHOCKED if they lost

  172. ye Chris Neil looking to take a run at someone, because the playoffs mean absolutely nothing to Ottawa. It’s pretty ridiculous the way some people think. If you were a Sens fan Im guessing youd be saying oh boy here comes Rupp looking to take out Alfredsons knee like he did to Staal.

  173. Olga Folkyerself on

    Look at it this way, if the Rangers can’t beat Ottawa, they can’t beat anyone this year.

  174. lev

    let me ask you do you watch otttawa games do you have center ice. i watch enough east conf games to know neil likes to hit low. will he go out there and hurt someone prob not i am just saying his hits arent always the cleanest.

  175. I know Caps have edge on Boston in regular season- but I think they just played themselves right out of the playoffs with this matchup. Holtby looked like a college goalie to me- watch Bruins take advantage in ways Rangers can’t. It doesn’t much matter who we play in the first round- we’re either going to show up or not. Hank included.

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