“You mean I’m gonna stay this color?”
We lost the momentum from previous post, dammit…:-)
would love if Hagelin turned into ‘94 Kovalev for the playoff run
Higgins was yet again invisible last night. Is he even on the team anymore ?
Carp, Love the interviews and this is truly the second season. We fans always remember the guys who play well when it really counts and the dogs who don’t.
Just wanted to let you guys know we will be doing shows every off day the Rangers have in the playoffs. We have booked guests and are having giveaways during these shows.
Every off night at 9 PM EST
More importantly we want to hear your take on whats going on.
We broadcast live have a chat room and take your phone calls.
Hope to see ya there
odd question here, but I keep hearing about sullivan getting a head coaching job somewhere (I should say reading articles that say he is a candidate), who do you guys think would replace him?
maybe they can bring Colin Campbell back
“Tobias, you blowhard!”
Keenan, wicky. He’s been hanging around for that position!
Lol. Imagine Torts and Keenan together behind the bench?
LOL, ilb :)
you still havent responded to my chess challenge, ilb!!!!
A match made in heaven!
“Ah, stop licking my hand, you horse’s asham!”
“Maybe we should call it “Operation: Hot Mother.””
“You don’t cry when you take those off?”
Bickell 6 minutes and change last night, interesting.
staal looked real good yesterday. take it 1 game at a time.. win tommorow and the Sens are in deep doodoo.
kreider around the guys cannot hurt.. kreider and Zucc wil play this playoff season that is my prediction.
still curious to know how many minutes Bickel played after that cross-checking penalty
You play chess, Tiki?
wyshynski Trick question. RT @BlueJacketsNHL What was YOUR favorite #CBJ save of the season?
Manny, NO TOUCHING
Yes, ilb! I told u that a long time ago. I play for fun, Im not an expert or anything.
In regards to point #10 in the last post around momentum. Here’s a quote from Tortorella last year:
‘The biggest key to Game 3, according to Tortorella, is “momentum.” “We can’t lose the series today or win the series today,” Tortorella said. “But we can grab some momentum, and that’s the most important thing in a series.” ’
We seem to have this discussion every year and you seem to enjoy stirring the pot with the pronouncement that there is no such thing as momentum. I get your point, as well as agree to a certain point – yes, these are professionals, they will wake up tomorrow brush off the win/loss and show up to compete in the next game.
However, the quote from Tortorella above suggests to me that he believes that there is such a thing as ‘momentum’ in a series. I seem to recall him using the ‘m’ word on other occasions as well.
Personally, I believe in momentum and I think the coach does too….
still feeling effects today have being at garden last night and then coming home and watching more hockey to 130 am. how the hell am i going to make it through kings/vancouver. may just dvr game watch early morn tom not knowing score
Ha! I’ll text you, Tiki.
Lloyd – Not many
Four shifts (one straight out of the box) for 3:18, Lloyd.
Sally – No Bees
“They don’t allow you to have bees”
“Macaroni…..let me finish…..Salad”
jpg, you think I was born yesterday???? You wanna try to help again, and maybe get it right this time :)
LMFAO C3!!!! That is awesome!!!!
fyi all, I just ordered this! http://www.webleedblue.com/boyler.html
Sally, you should get this one! http://www.webleedblue.com/prustboxing.html
whatcha talking about?
you might want to have a talk with your colleague
he used the word “momentum”
in his tweet on today’s Rangers practice.
of course I already know about the fall shows!!!!! and I have to work Friday!!! Ack!!!
JJP and jpg:
Torts and Gross are guilty of Thought Crime.
If they’ll stop paying attention to hockey and read this blog as holy writ, they’ll soon understand that…
Doubt Is Confidence
Losing Is Winning
Hate Is Love
War Is Peace
What a game! It made it worth flying in for!! What made it even better was meeting Tony from Az and his lovely wife,Billy Bleeds Blue and his Pops,Blogmama and of course,The Incomparable Carp-it was a pleasure. Having Prust walk up to the taxi stand in front of the Garden and chat while posing for pictures was the perfect ending-What a gentleman!!! LGR!!!
I must report, I lost in my first game of chess with ilb!! He whooped me!
But he says “no hard feelings?” as if Im gonna be upset that I got shellacked by a dr. that knows 321 different languages!! LMAO!
Other Tony…I know! How amazing was that!!! I keep reliving that moment!!! I want those pics!!!!! Great meeting you and yours too!!!
LOL tiki…..321 languages….
Lol, I can barely speak English….Tell them all about referees too, Tiki!
Are there seriously 2 Tonys from AZ that are here in NYC at the same time? ive been trying to figure this out for days LOL. :(
Lev, yes indeed….what are the odds, right? But, to be clear, one is FROM AZ and the other is IN AZ. The one IN AZ always wears pants, too….
one of the funniest bits of the night, Rose from AZ asking why we always refer to Tony as pantless…..”He always wears pants….” LOL!!!!
at least i don’t have to worry about trying
to get you friday tickets!
my Bruce day finally arrives this tuesday!!!
i’m sure the Cleveland Boys will be there.
wonder if he’ll do something to honor Jane Scott
ilb, once you get your decks, docks, piddles and poodles straight, you’ll be fluent :)
i really don’t understand this “pants” thing
i mean, except for weddings and funerals
i cargo it the rest of the year.
but jpg, you do!!!!! you do!!!!! And be prepared to be blown away!!!!!!!! This tour is kicking asshats and taking names!!!
do you know if Tony FROM AZ is going to see Furthur tonight at the Beacon?
i sent him an email. don’t know if he checks it much.
jpg, as long as you don’t go commando :)
He’s not jpg….big family reunion today…..
I see we have lost momentum here this afternoon :) In a moment, I shall get some chow…(y)um…....later all!
i’m done with it. tried to give you a heads-up from experience, that one game’s result means nothing in regards to what the result of the next game. think what you want. in every competitive series I can remember, the next game has stood on its own, without regard to who won the previous game. you can call that what you want or believe what you want.
I am not offended by it, seriously. But watch how these series play out.
and, whatever Torts said after an emotional win or loss, I know for sure that he believes the next game will not be won or lost based on what happened in the previous game. And that Messier and Gretzky believed that, too, as well as six-time champs like Kevin Lowe and Glenn Anderson.
ok. now I’m done.
No hard feelings… even though you suckered me into agreeing with Torts on the importance of grabbing momentum in a series! You’re devious.
How can the team let Kreider have #20 with Erixon around?
i was just busting your cojones with the Gross said it deal
i understand what you mean by the “momentum” idea
its just a popular buzzword for
“continuing to play well”
“play better than last time in order to get a win”
i think folks just need something to debate
and there’s just not enough Boneheads
around that can quote It’s Always Sunny episodes.
that’s why winning ANY series is difficult
if momentum was really such a definite thing
based on a win
then the Rangers would run through the sens
and get four goals to start game 2
blah blah blah
but it’s a clean slate again
the ol’ One Game at a Time
a wicky….Carp, do you need a hug? :)
And I’ll be honest, I just don’t get Sunny….I know Fozzy and her family loves it….it just doesn’t push my buttons….now Curb…..
i just see Sunny as a more dark demented Seinfeld
as far as characters that rarely get what they want
because they do such terrible selfish things in their lives
and at times you wonder how in the hell are these people
even friends with each other but they are….like what happens in real life
Yeah, Mama, the referees cheated me in my chess match w ilb!
What if (and it’s a big ‘if’) next year they both make the big club and Tim sees Chris wearing his father’s number. That’s just not right!
By the way, Larry David can kick Danny DeVito’s butt anytime he wants. Because Danny DeVito is so small.
first off BANJ
sorry i haven’t emailed back
nah, Danny a small feisty guy. Larry would either run away or Danny would
just cheat and throw sand in his eyes.
I’m not going to let momentum ruin my postseason.
wow, hadn’t even thought of that, re: the whole #20 thing…..I admit to stupidity here…and early Alzheimers cause I forget…..how do numbers get assigned anyway????
OMG! I would love to see DeVito and David in a faceoff!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I’m not going to let the postseason ruin my momentum…..
Another reason why ESPN should just stay away from hockey, as they usually do….Orpik, hey, your comments are another good reason. Argh!!!
Mama, I love that shirt! Want!
did anyone notice this last night? i am pretty sure during the timeout, the PA system in the place looked like it was playing one of those clips to try and get the crowd going…maybe it was real loud and it looked to me Torts was pissed off , he was yelling his commands to the team, with the hand gestures and all, and at the end of it, he looked like he was angered at something above and he pointed up and cursed something out…thats how it looked to me at least, not a big deal at all, but i thought it was hilarious…i rewound about 5 times and laughed my ass off. “why the f**k is that thing on for” or something like that..hahaha
Completely unrelated to the playoffs, momentum and Arrested Development, but for minimal interest, my end of season NHL injury breakdown-palooza:
(Newsflash: Crosby missed a few games with an injury)
The hype over this Devils-Panthers series is unbearable.
Erixon was around at the beginning of the season
so i would imagine that he had his chance of picking #20
maybe he didn’t want that number. maybe he had #53 on other teams.
for all the talk of where’s Sauer?
i think this is a good article to read—about players hiding concussions.
i think after learning the hard way with Staal
the Rangers learned their lesson and are taking it slowly with Sauer.
i hope that he’s getting better as far as headaches, dizziness, etc.
and will be able to lead a normal life soon
Devils 1 Panthers 0
i think the Panthers didnt get the memo that the playoffs have begun
a phantom 4 minute penalty called on the Panthers.
There is no end to the incompetence level of the NHL referees. Four minutes for nothing.
LW, that link lost me at “A quick summary of the alternative metric:”........perhaps e3 can explain….
Hey, Kenny Albert is doing the PBP in the Flys-Pens game – good for him!
Florida must be really glad to be in the playoffs right about now.
This game is embarrassing.
LW, it’s Sunny in Filthy…...catch up will ya….
Doc must have a cushier contract than Pierre, but Pierre does have the youth benefit. Kenny Albert in the armPIT tonight.
There was some AD in there which I recognised. Never watched the other thing.
Listening to Chico Resch is extremely exhausting! Five minutes of watching the devils game I feel like someone beat me up with a stick!
15 second in and Crosby makes it 1-0
1-0 Pens… Lips scored.
I want my dinner to arrive and then go to bed…..mama and 3 a.m. do not make for next good day…..Yet, Prust!!!!
Jesus!! CIndy scores 15 seconds into the game – Flys goalies do it again…
LMAO at Lips!!!
LW, AD was the other day…..it’s all good. I’m a Seinfeld girl…..in fact, I wore my Golden Boy last night, and am afraid to wash…...
Crappy start. 3-0 Devs & 1-0 Pens. I love how the Devils player high sticks himself, and the Panthers end up with the four minute minor. Ha!
I won’t put the Devs game on – I’m not subjecting myself to that idiot Resch…
Dinner!!!! Later all…...!!!!
What did Bryzgalov pull out of his pads after the goal? Looked like a puck, but NBC has no clue to replay.
I can’t watch that game regardless. Ten minutes was enough for me. Two boring teams.
I seriously doubt a puck was stopped by any part of Bryzgalov’s equipment.
Depends how you define momentum. And, Rick C.,
no. that won’t be your last on the topic. Any more than we’ve
heard the last of your moanin’ about the Empire State’s salute
to the brave skaters of South Philly. You’re a whiny, can’t-let-it-
go ringmaster; hence the blog’s character.
And if Mike V (who I generally like) is the best sportswriter in
the area, then, oh, I dunno, Don Mattingly was the best player
of his generation (it is to laugh – hwaaa-hwaaa-hwaaa!).
And it’s good to know that if Kenny Albert wasn’t Marv’s son,
he would have been every bit as successful as he is, if not moreso.
Why, the commanding voice, the brilliantly complex on-air personality,
his dazzling insights into the game as it unfolds – need I go on?
And, yeah, I wanna say I was wrong about respecting the Sens – after the first SIXTY MINUTES! Like the Post guy who decided
today, after one outing, that Kuroda has now proven he can handle
1)the Stadium 2)the NY fans 3) the mythically fearsome AL lineups.
One game. In April. Yeah.
I didn’t notice any negatives from Staal last night, when I was watchin’.
Compared to the regular season, I would agree that means he’s doin’
2-0 Pens. 1 more goal till the Flyers show up at the arena.
do the nucks play tonight?
So they are tweeting updates from the whale game and I have no idea who half the players are that they are tweeting about!!!
Yes Nucks are playing tonight. Wings up 1-0 on Nashville.
Universe lets in another, and Lavi is f-bombing the hell out of his team…...
Panthers have no shot in hell.
Dinner sounds like a good idea. Will have to wait until intermission. Are there dinner points?
some guy named MOSES just scored a goal for the whale and it was on a great give and go from some guy named hrvlik???????
One more Pitt goal and Philly will have them right where they want them.
so not trying to jinx anything, but it looks like we are playing the devs (perhaps the caps) in the next round!!
Good defenseman, that Grossmann!
and apparently christian thomas is a keeper…according to the tweets
Wow! What a save by Universe!
Oh for cripes sake Flyers, GET IT TOGETHER!!!
Uhh, evening gang!
No way that was Bryz in goal. Did Henrik secretly switch places with him?
and vtank fires a bomb from the point for a goal…wonder what ever happened to him in the eyes of the organization
2-1. Flyers with a shorty
Shortie. 2-1 now.
Pierre is such a Pens-Ho! Looking to give them another goal on the Bryz save…..
2-0 Wings. Emmerton.
say what you want about bertuzzi, but good on him for this! (mind you that not for I’m rooting for him over future ranger weber, just considering all that happened with zetterberg getting weber’d and no wing response)
Silas Weir Mitchell
What happened, Wicky? Did Bertuzzi lay a beatdown on Weber? I wasn’t watching that feed…
snozzberries puts whale ahead 3-2
Bergenheim scores. Cats down 3-1
3-1 Devils Panthers now
Does Advil have any commercials to go with their new board ads? As someone alerted me on Twitter, must be a concussion tie-in.
oops sorry, here is the link
i forgot it LOL
Rinaldo finally doing something useful
Lips again! :-(
Last minute goal. That’s gotta sting.
I’ve gotta say, I don’t blame the Wings at all for going after Weber – if the league isn’t going to make the calls and take the necessary action after that shot that Weber gave to Zetterberg, then you’ve gotta go “frontier justice” all over his aasen…
Did Bertuzzi kick his ass, Jimbo?
I just didn’t expect it from them, Jimbo; I figured they would just go up 2-0 like they did without the fisticuffs.. good for them, however.
No, ORR – it didn’t really look like Bertuzzi got in many good shots, but it will be replayed on the Flys-Pens feed now..
Cats score! 3-2
Fatso lets one in. 3-2 NJ Fla
I didn’t either, Latona – but I liked it!
I just decided. I dont believe in momentum!! Why?
Because mike milbury just said that the Bertuzzi-Weber fight was a momentum switch.
Aha!! That’s it, Maaaaaaaaaaarty – make like you’re playing the NYR, and LOSE…...
Panthers have momentum
Panthers PP again!
Can’t take much more of Chico.
fight changing a game????
Rinaldo is so useless it’s not even funny. im sure even Lloyd would agree that Rupp is about 50x more effective.
you rang?? LOL
Crosby ? Penalty? Cats and Dogs living together!!! Mass hysteria!!!
LOL! Anyone see that old lady behind Crosby after the penalty?
thomas scores to tie it 4 up for whale
Philly PP goal
3-2 Flyers score!
Manny, that’s Mama’s favorite movie line!!
Wow, nice MAF save and then awareness to swat the puck out of harms way.
im glad Doc isnt doing the playbyplay but to be honest i think Kenny Albert is having a disappointing game
the crowd throughout the pens game has sounded awesome…wish msg would sound like that throughout!!
Not enough “knifings”and “waffleboards” and “pinballs” in Kenny’s game for you, Lev!? ;-D
I think that MSG (the channel) dampens the sound a little bit, but I agree wicky; that would be great! Too bad the prices are outrageous, huh? If us boneheads were in there, it’d be crazy!
agree 100% and they would allow all of us boneheads in once…ONCE!!! LOL
The mule scores!!
how about skittered, my personal fave.
4-3 Pens LOL
A defensive struggle, this game is!!
Jimbo, i just dont feel as excited listening to him as i do when Doc calls it. and i hate Doc with a passion. Kenny isnt bad though.
>>>how about skittered, my personal fave.
Absolutely! And Skittles, too – they can be fatal!
Do you guys think this game is chizzling where it should be chazzling?
love the skittles
Or is it stuck in the paraphernalia?
I hear you, Lev – well, then maybe for you, Doc’s type of hyperactive PBP is better – when I hear him, I’m excited too, but it’s mostly anger! ;-)
I think the game has been knifed, scissored, sashayed, ballerinaed, refrigeratored, microwaved, dryered, elevatored, escalatored, and toothbrushed.
vtank just boarded a guy with 4 minutes left in the tie game…maybe that is the answer to my earlier question
The Pens haven’t been impressive thus far. Two games and they’re blowing two goal leads, three goal leads, giving up shorthanded goals, Fleury giving up three or more goals.
Wicky, where are you getting the game stats for the Whale playoffs?
LOL, you guys are on fire tonight
whale in OT now
Philly ties it again
Hahaha!!! FLys Ties!!
These netminders rock!
They won’t go away – Pens gotta be p—-ed off!
C’mon, Panthers, tie it up!
whale to the stupid skills competition
JR: “Look at the defensemen converge unto the net.”
LOLing SO hard at the Pens right now
wellman did not score
snozzberries did not score
JAM scores…avery trade fodder ties it up in the skill competition
thomas hit post….MOSES misses whale lose
Devs win. Ugh!
thought all of you would appreciate this
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Damn Devs…..Panthers suck.
That must be a regular season game then, Wick? Awards, shootouts..?
Wow! Horrible goal by Universe. 5-4 Pens
5-4 pens sigh
WOW. What an incredibly soft goal.
thought you might get a kick out of this (and others)
yep, last home game I think…are you kidding me 5 – 5
LOL! I read that a few minutes ago, Wick. Funny!
Will either of these goalies get pulled?
WTB!?!?!? No defense at all!!!!?
I know, burrows always cracks me up
Thanks, Wick – what a defensive struggle this one is – last SOG wins the game!!
If I had a nickel for every time Pierre has said “mononucleosis” this season, I’d have too many nickels.
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got to love the french guys lol … keep going boys
wicky, Je T’aime crease clearing dmen!!
Letang has a drool string dangling from his chin
Letang just looks like a sketchy guy, IMO.
Couturier is having a hell of a game. Sucks Flyers got to draft him. He should be with the Jackets.
Jagr shows up!
salt on the wound JAGRRRRRR
Where was the Jagr Salute? This match is CRAZY!
That oughtt to frost those ungrateful Pens fans!!!
Jagr’s been quiet in these two games, but he made a great play to set up the game tying goal in game one, and he scores the go-ahead goal tonight.
Go ahead, keep booing him, you idiots!!
you mean the rupp salute right??
frankenstein is so cute trying to stand up to talbot.
Kentucky Derby- 3 days of coverage for a two minute race.
Might as well write the Pens obituary now.
Looked like a slew foot on Giroux there. I could be totally wrong though.
Pens are 1-2 in Philly. So, the Pens can’t afford to lose this game.
Weber scores for the Preds. Wings up 3-2
So many one goal game in the playoffs. NYR’s was the only lopsided game, I think. Kings scored an empty netter against the Nucks, so that doesn’t count.
who was the genius that picked MAF for Vezina?
MAF looks like a Vezina tonight, Lev!
If the Flyers make it to the Cup final, I wonder if Pronger would be able to play.
WOOOO! COUTURIER! 7-5!
this is fun!!
Bingo! Flyers score, where’s the hats?
i hope hartnell does the hulk hogan thing right now
Where did the Flys find this Couturier!? Another great pick by them, the Bastages…
it’s a little quiet in the building, i wonder why.
Billy Jaffe said he has the Devils winning at least two rounds … which means the Rangers will be out in round 1 or round 2 according to him.
... unless Washington beats Boston, I guess. dumb statement.
Jimbo, they got him in the Carter trade with the Jackets, I believe. Used their first round pick to draft him.
Pittsburgh net has been empty all frickin’ night!
If only NYR drafted Giroux…
Jimbo, he slipped to eighth in the draft because he had mononucleosis. another nickel for Orr.
seriously, I’m doing a column on Coutourier’s roommate in college at McGill. Local kid.
They need to get Jean Claude van Damme back in goal for Pitts!
Billy Jaffe is no genius – who cares what he thinks!? ;-D
game 3 must win for Pens.
I can’t believe I’m happy Flyers are winning. Gosh, I need to go shower.
but by no means is Universe playing well. Flyers just have the Pens’s number. Rangers would still beat the Flyers right now. imo.
who would believe Universe would give up eight in the first two games, and be up 2-0?
Amazing stuff, Carp – Flys have made some really good picks and moves, I’ve gotta say..
Who would have thought that MAF would be worse than Universe!?
my point, exactly, Jimbo. But I think he believes he’s a genius.
Giroux with the hat trick now.
LOL! Grioux left Laviolette hanging
where’s our two Pittsburgh trolls tonight?
Well, that proves that he isn’t, Carp! He’s deluded! ;-D
Pens in 7. I stick by it
And I love that Jags gets the game winner. Adds insult to injury!
Yeah, they’re strangely silent this evening, eh!?
This is sooooooo bittersweet. But mostly sweet.
another good move by Howser, who howsons at everything.
Carp, aren’t you glad that other people have been doing the troublemaking lately?
Lips isn’t the hero tonight, either!!!
Suicide pact, Carp.
Count Chocula Buttman must be at his cardiologist after these 2 games!!!
I wouldn’t put this series in the Win column for the Flys just yet.
But geez, do the Penguins look disinterested in defending?
Bettman just fired four refs and four linesmen.
But at least the team of Mr. Snider, Comcast, NBC, The Winter Classic, HBO and the Empire State Building has two wins.
I don’t think the Pens are done yet either – but if they don’t win that first game in Philly, they will be!
Now, let’s have the Kings beat the Canucks again toinight!
as weird as it feela 2 say this…...go penguins for games 3/4..this needs to be a longer series….
hey all wasnt around to watch game with you. wife and son got into car accident. everyone is ok just shooken up but car is totally damaged. being on phone with insurance blows. just saw score have the game on dvr
Jesus, Eric – glad that nobody got hurt – sorry about the car, but that can always be replaced – Thank God your family is OK…
eric, will say a prayer. Hope the Rangers pull it out for you tomorrow!
Joekuh, you are correct – I wanted this series to be a grinding blood-bath, with one team defeated and the other maimed and unable to compete in the next round. This isn’t going according to the plan!
Oh please, Carpfish. I’m around win or lose.
Hey, I love the sudden Philly fan club that’s sprouted up here. You can just hear the internal cries of “oh thank you Flyers now maybe we won’t have to face the Pens, who own our Rangers like prison boys dropping the soap.” Woo too, go Flyers huh? I don’t know about you, but I’d feel pretty dirty saying that…
Philly 8 Pens 5
I would feel more dirty about being down 0-2 jerk off.
Wow – what an embarrassment!
Flyers show great heart – typical of a young, talented team.. But I don’t think they would beat the Rangers – Lundqvist vs. Universe is big advantage for Rangers
Hey I understand, Olga. I’d much rather have faced the Rangers than Philly. Oh well, you don’t always get the draw you want.
did you guys see this about Burrows suggesting Mike Richards uses cocaine? ... if he did, it’s a pretty clever taunt.
I admit it, I don’t have confidence in this team. They’re playing like absolute garbage. I’m actually in tears right now. How about you, Crosby Is God?
best of luck, eric.
I don’t want to sound like a bandwagon fan though. It’s purely coincidental that I became a fan during the 06-07 season. I really do love Crosby and the boys. But, you can’t win when your best player is playing with Dupuis and Sullivan.
you’re out Crosby is God.
who did the rangers take in the coutourier draft in the first round??
Here come the excuses…
I think nobody is rooting for Fluers, only for Rats to lose….
But yeah – this series needs to get nastier and go longer..
Would be nice if Washington can pull out a win in Boston tomorrow…. Would love to see Rangers-Craps, and Debbies-Flyers for the second playoff round…
Carp, can you imagine if Torts said that about somebody, especially a Pens player or coach? Count Chocula would have him sent to the island where they exiled Napoleon!!
J T Miller 15th, Wicky.
why are these redneck here again? We don’t even play your crappy whiny team! GTFO! what the hell?
This flyer team reminds of the rangers when ted sater was the coach.
I don’t know who is worse. Bryzgolof and the flyer defense or fleury and the pens defense.
gotta give credit where credit is due, that’s a hilarious taunt, Carp. cant wait for the Nucks to lose though.
Definitely nastier and longer, Per!
Those would be 2 great series – I’d love to see those matchups!
I would’ve had 7 points in tonight’s game… If only…..
Stop picking on me. Why do you have to be so mean to such a fragile soul?
Crosby is poop
Pens not too much momentum
My pick : flyers sweep
eric, that sucks to hear anout your wife. good that everyone’s ok though. cars can be replaced, lives cant.
What in the name of Matteau has happened to the Byfuglien Pens’ team defense and goalie???
Torts would’ve torched the locker room if these were his guys!!
Get lost. Go find a Penguins site. I hear they are giving each poster a box of tissues, a Valium and a picture of Crosby with his eyes crossed…
eric, sorry to hear. Hope everybody’s fine … that’s what’s important. Must have been a scary, upsetting day for you and your family. Hang in there, buddy.
I think Bettman just increased Tortorella’s fine to $40,000.
Hahaha!! Great one, Olga!
Definitely! Hang in there, eric!
M.A. Fleury – proclaimed to be the best goalie in the NHL by the Pens announcers, has given up 11 goals in 2 games.
Why wait? Might as well give him the Vezina right now.
this series cracks me up. Willie Mitchell vs. Chris Higgins.
Balcony, the GMs already voted … so don’t be surprised if he still gets it. They screw it up most years.
My penguins will tank this series and next season, in order to stockpile more draft picks – why should the flyers and the fish sticks get all the good players?
Maybe they’ll put Big Johnson in goal for the next game?
Well, the Vezina doesn’t have anything to do with the playoffs. Hank better win though!
What about the Oilers, Mary-O!? Don’t forget them!
No way. Can’t trust Johnson. Fleury has taken them all the way. He’ll always get the start.
Pitt fans are toopid
So many early/late goals in these playoffs!
Playoffs have been awesome so far. So many great games. The Devils/Panthers game was surprisingly decent.
Pitt should put the Johnson in goal. MAF is not playing stiff…..
The third period was kind of a bummer, ORR. Two back to back periods of domination (by different teams in each), though, so not bad!
Per quota reached
Orr, agree on Devils-Cats … but the pace wasn’t close to Pens-Flys, IMO.
I agree! Pens/Flyers series has been the best series.
I thought the whale monarchs game was top notch
Please guys pray for Tony. He had a stroke, his daughter will know more tomorrow. Oh my god. Please be okay Tony.
Please send all your prayers his way. We need Tony.
omg!! which Tony?
Many prayers to Tony and co. from me.
What the fugg?? Tony??
Best wishes to him and his family!!!
Get better tony!!!
Our original Tony from AZ.
aw, i feel terrible!
wishing him the absolute best!!!
(btw, nothing against Tony in AZ but i’ve been emailing Tony from AZ so…)
Too busy showing commercials to show the goal.
Vancouver ties it up off camera.
What!? The Tony who came to NYC for the playoffs!? My God – prayers to you and your family, Tony.
Sorry to hear aboot Tony.
Brown again! 2-1! Two shorthanded goals!
Brown gets a shortie to put LA up 2-1
Dustin MotherLovin Brown with a awesome SH goal!!!
Guys is made for the POs
And people here didn’t want to go after Dusty…
Kid does everything. Very good all around player.
Brown was never available. I don’t know how that rumor got started. Made no sense to begin with.
Hes a perfect Torts style player.
Rod said we coulda had Willie Mitchell thoguh….
I hope to see a line of Cally-Backes-Brown in two years at the Olympics!
Brown is the perfect player for ANY coach!
He definitely is, Jonny, but the Kings are not trading him.
That would be an AWESOME line, ORR.
Remember two summers ago when a rumor was started that NYR traded Cally to the Flames? Imagine that actually happened? Scary!
I shudder at the thought.
LA shorthanded. Watch for Brown…
oh wow, the Tony that came to NYC to go the game yesterday? wow. my prayers.
Backes came out of the sick 2003 draft. The first round was full of awesome players. The second round was full of a few damn good ones as well. Backes, P. Bergeron, Weber, Eriksson, Crawford, Howard,
NYR took Ivan Baranka. They passed up Backes, and missed out on Weber by one damn spot. Depressing! I hate that damn draft!
i love feeling the nervousness of the Vancouver crowd right now
We got Jessiman in the 2003 draft.
I’m talking aboot the second round.
Salo got lucky there. Had he not seen Richards, he would have been destroyed.
Slats was on a roll then, wasn’t he?
His best year. Also drafted Jan Marek over Dustin Byfuglien in the 8th round. You might like that one best. Could have had Matt Moulson or David Jones as well.
Tiki, please keep me posted on Tony.
Geez. He was in such good spirits last night, and ticked that he had to fly back Saturday because he wanted to stay for Game 2. What a good guy. And Rose is awesome too.
I feel horrible.
That draft is full of great players, good players, average players, and NYR literally ends up with nothing.
Wow the Flyers haven’t disappointed us, have they?
Good grief! Jessiman and Baranka – how did we even survive making picks like those!?
Tony was only here for one game!? I thought he was staying for awhile. Jeez, what terrible news.
Hang in there Tony – fight like mad
We did get one guy drafted in the first round of ‘03- Brian Boyle. You can think of him as our ‘03 1st round pick, even though we for him from the Kings.
For = got
We had Zherdev too. Also out of that draft, currently on the roster, John Mitchell!
Brian Boyle is pretty damn essential to the success of our team I’ll tell you what.
These playoffs are pretty great so far! Wow!
He’s definitely been a constant contributor, one way or the other. Glad to see he’s found his offensive touch these last few games. Hopefully it continues.
Never would have imagined the Nucks & Pens would lose both games at home.
Booth destroyed Richards. Nice hit!
I’m surprised about Booth’s physicality. I never remember him being that way in Florida. Maybe that was a little payback for the concussion, though. It was Richards that hit Booth, right?
Yeah, you’re right, it was Richards. He Cooke’d him.
Getting ugly now!
Oh no Tony :( My thoughts and prayers to his family.
Still LOLing over the Pens
Brown scored that last goal? I thought it was Stoll! Hat trick for Brown!
4-1 Kings 5 min left
Those Green Men are gonna be crapping in their tights!!
Vancouver’s burnin tonight
Announcers saying Schneider should start the next game. Love it!
Kings up 2 games to 0.
Get better Tony
The Nucks strike back. 4-2
Ooops! Nucks get one back….
Curse of the Presidents Cup?
100th anniversary of the Titantic sinking. Amazing story. A ship touted to be the first unsinkable ship sinks on it’s maiden voyage.
That little girl behind the Nucks bench looks miserable. I hope she isn’t planning on joining the riot after this game.
I guess I’ll go out on the deck and shuffle some chairs…
Carp and others,
Tony is stable and being moved to a room. I assume thats good news, but I dont know, so continue praying for him please.
Done. LA goes up 2-0
Maybe it’s good that we didn’t win that trophy!
Love it! Go Kings!
Well, I guess that’s good news, Tiki – thank you.
Thanks for that, Tiki. Nucks lose, aha aha I LIKE IT!
All of Canada in panic mode…Vancouver burning?
Blame Canada! With all their beady little eyes and flapping heads so full of lies.
Tiki please tell Tony & Rose their in my thoughts & I wish him a speedy recovery .
this is great! on the pens blog people want malkin traded and bylsma fired. theyre saying even a moron would have figured out how to get malkin away from couturier by now and that malkin just cant play together with crosby and malkin’s pathetic effort today has brought neal’s performance down. this is awesome!!!!
Hahaha!!! Lev, they’re not so arrogantly confident now, are they!?
We’ll trade them Scott and Mitchell for Malkin, just to do them a favor!
Tony, please, please get better. Sending love to you and Rose.
Thank you for all the updates and give our best to the pantless clans!!!
Clan, not clans
Early game day so LGT (let’s go tony) and LGR !!!
A Hattie for tony and I’ll leave it at that
Please bring back the guy coughing up a Lougy the conversations are heard and clear and that is getting annoying