It’s Go Time!


Rangers-Senators Game 2.

First and foremost, about our great friend Tony from AZ. He suffered a stroke Friday night and remains in town in a NYC hospital. His wife Rose from AZ e-mailed me, on Tony’s orders, to say “Go Big Blue!” and that he had gotten permission from doctors to watch the game tonight.

So they’d better win.

Josh Thomson, 26, and I will be twitting and tweeting and all that good stuff all night long, and the usual in-game chatter and post-game stuff.

The Rangers go with the same lineup … no surprise. The Senators, too, though coach Paul MacLean is thinking about using Daniel Alfredsson on the top line with Jason Spezza and Milan Michalek, which he did late in Game 1.

Here’s my story on Carl Hagelin from The Journal News and today.



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  1. yeah, snuck in that “Go Time” post half hour before game time, Jimbo … for the 84th time this season.

  2. Wicky©No pears, No apples, Where's my pineapple?! on


    this was pretty damn funny

    Mike Hume ? @MikeHumeESPN Reply Retweet Favorite · Open
    Saw Alex Semin block a shot from Chara. Checking to be sure, but appears sun is still setting in West. Next will check for winged pigs.

    so did anyone else think rupp sounded like the sniffing accountant in his interview courtesy of woywitka—->

  3. Wicky©No pears, No apples, Where's my pineapple?! on

    kirk maltby doing pretty well in goal tonight for the caps eh??

  4. Blogmama Go Tony!!!! on

    Good evening all! Great story Carp…..and kudos for the Tony shout out…

    Hi Josh!!! LGR!!!!!

    If we don’t win tonight I will….something!

  5. Blogmama Go Tony!!!! on

    Carp….haaha!!! I said same thing….no pants for weeks….conspiracy!

  6. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY!!! on

    if Tony had NOT worn pants in New York this would NOT have happened!!

    LETS GO RANGERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Broadway hat for Tony with a W!!!

  7. Wicky©No pears, No apples, Where's my pineapple?! on

    you weren’t sneaky with the new posts that I am aware of (carp ;) )

  8. JimboWoodside on

    In solidarity for Tony, let’s all take off our pants!! (not you, Carp – we want you to stay at the game and not be arrested!)

  9. Evening gang.

    Caps/Bruins has been pretty good today.

    Really awesome news on Tony that he’s doing OK and is able to watch the game tonight. I was afraid he’d have to sneak to watch/listen to the game like Lou Brown did in Major League.

    We pumped for this game or not? LGR!!

  10. Wicky©No pears, No apples, Where's my pineapple?! on

    ummm, was i supposed to have them on??

  11. JimboWoodside on

    >>>ummm, was i supposed to have them on??

    No! But if you did, get them off! ;-)

  12. Woohoo! I made it for Go Time! Mrs wanted to have an early dinner. Bit she knows what time it should finish. Love the girl!

  13. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY!!! on

    wait, didn’t Carp ‘GO TIME’ in preseason also? ;-)

  14. Hey, no pants to show our solidarity for Tony? Not sure about that….Mrs may misunderstand….

  15. Wicky©No pears, No apples, Where's my pineapple?! on

    personally I think mrs ILB is just as tolerant as she is wise putting up with that ILB guy!!

  16. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY!!! on

    lmao long as you’re NOT in the basement with a bag of cheetos ,a roll of paper towels, and a bottle of windex you should be ok

  17. And a Happy Bday to my Dad today. He’s not a Rangers fan, but understands my passion and love for them. Plus, he’s an awesome Dad and 65 years young today (yaaay Medicare!)

  18. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY!!! on

    cracked Blue Moon numba one! LETS GO RANGERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Enough with this car racing crap!!

  19. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY!!! on

    someone please tell me that Caps game was on NBC! that would be hilarious.. double OT on ‘network tv’! BWAAAAAAHAHAHA

  20. Wicky©No pears, No apples, Where's my pineapple?! on

    so nhl gamecentre is free through the playoffs on itunes

  21. I don’t understand guys obsession with not wearing pants . . . . . . .

    Anywayzzzzzzzzz game time!!!!!!

    And feel better Tony!

  22. Wicky©No pears, No apples, Where's my pineapple?! on

    what?? ok, I’ll be right there….hold on!!

  23. Wicky©No pears, No apples, Where's my pineapple?! on

    now I’m back, sorry there was a bottle of molson calling for me!!

  24. Thank you. That’s great news, ilb.

    Time is something he has … though he is planning on being here in June for some games and a parade.

  25. Wicky©No pears, No apples, Where's my pineapple?! on

    yep, downloaded the app the other night to listen/watch the nucks kings game one in the shower

  26. Wicky©No pears, No apples, Where's my pineapple?! on

    we are doomed if John Scott doesn’t dress…

  27. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY!!! on

    for free?? on the computer or is it for phones an ipads Wick?

  28. You guys flatter yourselves. . . .its my experience that most guys think ‘the boys’ need more room then they actually do ;-)

  29. COME ON BABY!!!!

    I want this for TONY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    COME ON GUYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    Finish line changes, finish shifts, finish checks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    CLEAR EYES, FULL HEARTS, CANT LOSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  30. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY!!! on

    aele try

    JOREK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HOLY HELL WELCOME BACK!!!

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


    3 periods of non stop rock’em sock’em hockey!!!!!

    OMG TONY!!!!!! Thats awful!!! Sure hope hes gonna be ok , poor guys only 26…


    LETS go gog og gog og go go goggog go goggo gogo!!!!

  32. Blogmama Go Tony!!!! on

    All, a message to you all from Tony’s beloved daughter….

    Hello Bonehead world:

    My name is Jennifer Caminiti and I am Tony’s favorite daughter. As you may have heard, dad suffered a major stroke last night. He is responsive and they are undergoing more testing and will begin rehabilitation immediately. He is showing improvement, which is good. Although there is a brain injury, there is no brain damage.

    I know my dad values all of your friendships and would want you all to be up-to-date on his situation.( Blogmama note: we will provide that) Please keep dad in your prayers as he battles a long recovery. [?]

    Mama note, again….does this girl rock or what….?

  33. LOL thanks for the welcome back . . .I dunno if I was ever really here . .. I think just by association with Meg (Agravaine . . .I forget what she uses here) She is at work . . . .sad missing the game :-(

  34. Wicky©No pears, No apples, Where's my pineapple?! on

    not sure, but as long as you have itunes, it should work….i think

  35. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY!!! on

    cheeseburger thomas could NOT get off that ice fast enough

  36. JimboWoodside on

    >>>You guys flatter yourselves

    You’re hanging out with the wrong guys, Jorek! ;-P

  37. LOL . . . .

    Orr that timeout was the play of the game . . . . the most epic timeout in sports history! ;-)

  38. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY!!! on

    that’s great news brain damage! Like i said earlier, thank God he quit smoking when he did!!

  39. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY!!! on

    aele!! the ads are a pain in the butt, but at least you get to watch! LETS GO RANGERS!!!!!

  40. Yeah baby!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Gotta come out with the intensity, the fire, the will and desire!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  41. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY!!! on

    Good Luck HEAVE!! you’ll be a pro after tonight

  42. btw, ilb, they named a movie after you a few years ago.. its called Everyone’s Hero. Love you, buddy.

  43. Gosh I don’t think I am going to be able to keep up with the blog when the game starts . .. . sing it John!!!!

  44. I’m kinda digging the evil Boyle thing he’s got going on. Matches how he’s played recently.

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



  46. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY!!! on

    Heave, you’ll fit in the game thread awesomely then

  47. Ugh control the puck boys . . . .control the puck FFFFFFFFFFFFFFIIIIIIIIIIIGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHTTTTTTTTTTT

  48. He cheapshotted us!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Kill him!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  49. This sick FUGG just started beating our guy. Why is our guy in the penalty box???!?!??!?! We better havew a power play!!!!!! OUr guywas defenselessly getting beaten!!!!!!!!!

  50. Me thinks we need to add another word to the Bonehead vocab- Carkner, like carcillo..

  51. Wicky©No pears, No apples, Where's my pineapple?! on

    wow pretty cheap once carkner dropped his gloves and now dubi need to shut up before carker re arranges his face

    oh, nevermind

  52. If the effin’ linesmen had BROKEN IT UP, Dubinsky wouldn’t have had to jump in.

    What horse doodoo.

  53. They just traded a loser for Dubinsky. The referees cheated us. Our guy was being defenselessly beaten. Whats Dubi supposed to do?!?!?! Let Boyle get murdered??!?!?!?

    COme on fans!!! Attack the referees!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  54. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY!!! on

    lmfao @ carkner being added for muscle and it out the rest of the game!!!!!!!!

    too bad we lost dubi……he’s gonna be DUBASAURUS next game

  55. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY!!! on

    this is gonna be a long night! MAKE THE EFFIN POWER PLAY MEANINGFUL!!!

  56. Wicky©No pears, No apples, Where's my pineapple?! on

    what the hell kind of officiating is that??

  57. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY!!! on

    they better get 2 or 3 goals on this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  58. Joekuh - 15 more... on

    i for one 2nd the motion to add carkner to the blog dictionary. others have already said what needed to be said about the 3rd man in decision. we need to slow this game down and start banging.

  59. Blogmama Go Tony!!!! on

    good grief……this game better go our way….I am thisclose to boudreauing

  60. Wicky©No pears, No apples, Where's my pineapple?! on

    huge win for the sens in this early debacle

  61. They didn’t even look interested in getting set up. Gaborik was the only one who’d skate it in and pull back with the puck.

  62. These NBC broadcasters are sickening pigs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11

    This is an Ottawa suckfest!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

    Theyre dictating play?!??! They were killing a penalty the whole time!!!

    There was never a 3rd man in, because there was never a 2nd man. Boyle was not involved, he was getting beaten defenselessly, therefore DUbi was the 2nd man in. The 3rd man in is supposed to protect agianst 2 men fighting. There was only 1 fighitng, therefore theyt cheated us.s!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  63. That official that just stood there while Boyle was getting pounded should be fuggin fired. Honestly. Carkner jumps him, and throws five punches while he’s down on the ice, and he just stands there and watches. Ridiculous.

  64. Wicky©No pears, No apples, Where's my pineapple?! on

    mitchell better drop a glove a beat the hell out of karlson after a hit before this game is over

  65. they’re doing what a team should go … go after a big guy who bullied your best player last game. I don’t blame them.

  66. I’m kinda for someone ripping both Neil and Karlsson’s heads off. You wanna play rough, then this team can go it and then some.

  67. That’s alright, Carp, understood. But Ottawa is starting to lose their composure..Time to make them pay

  68. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY!!! on


  69. BIGGGGGGGGGGGG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    BIG MOTHER FUGGERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    GET UP_!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    COME ON BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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

    ohhh ohhh ohhh hey!!! hey!!! hey!!! hey!! hey!!
    heyyy heyyy heyyyyy

    Lets go Rangerssss HEY HEY HEY !!!!!

  71. N.CountryNYRFan on

    i think we definetly got into their heads last game, the game plan is to get back at Boyle for some nuggies…hahaha…losers!

  72. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY!!! on

    lmao ORR, had some last night and some this morning.. that graham swirl was a nice touch

  73. Can someone make a “History will be made” video of Dubinsky slamming the Gatorade?

  74. Called the Carkner thing ‘a jumping’ , says the team are gonna be ‘who they are’

  75. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY!!! on

    keep it simple, stay within yourselves!!!!!!!!

  76. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY!!! on

    shots are 7=4 Rangers ‘thanks to a long power play where they had 2 shots’

    these guys do hockey daily?? LMFAO

  77. It’s times like these I remember Darius Kasparitis and how much I loved when he acted like a human bowling ball

  78. Blogmama Go Tony!!!! on

    I may be sick, or break something……hmmmm. good use for eggs in my fridge……sorry neighbors

  79. Noah-auer-uccarello-minger, 29 on

    You know Torts will hit exactly the right tone during intermission.

    He’s going to fire them up like nobody’s business.

  80. HERNJKK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    FINISH THE$ PERIOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  81. Wicky©No pears, No apples, Where's my pineapple?! on

    pretty sure phillips left his feet with direct shot to head

  82. Another PP….Unless Ottawa realizes they can’t win the physical game against them, it won’t last..

  83. Blogmama Go Tony!!!! on

    I think we need an international something against Ottowa :) Hartnellers!!!!

  84. Wicky©No pears, No apples, Where's my pineapple?! on

    I’m just saying if that is a league approved hit, then it needs to be that way across the league

  85. del zotto is stoned or drunk. what is up with him?????

    dubi kicked out of the game is friggin huge. faceoffs, PK, and physicallity.

    richards was on the PK because dubi, prust, and boyle were not available.

    rangers need to pick up the physicallity.

  86. If Callahan had the same patience as Gaborik does, he’d notice how big the 5th hole Anderson had on that play. Then again, if he had Gaborik’s hands, it wouldn’t matter.

  87. Blogmama Go Tony!!!! on

    Maloney = dubi toss = WTb???


    sorry for bad tyiping….i pad….

  88. Wicky©No pears, No apples, Where's my pineapple?! on

    so if the sens are going to “retaliate” against the guy that goes after karlson, just make sure form now on it is rupp or prust or bickel

  89. I hate the NHL. Horrible call on Dubi.

    Very interesting period. Ottawa turns out to be a bunch of dirty a$$wipes! Rangers need to do a better job responding.

    Every time i look at Ottawa’s coach i think of walrus.

  90. eddie eddie eddie on

    RIR – no worries……i didnt lose any momentum by you not giving me a shout out

  91. The guys on CBC for some reason thought Callahan got a penalty for elbowing Phillips, even while describing the replay. Took them until 20 seconds into the PP to notice.

  92. They probably came into the locker room to discover Dubi broke everything and threw everything not nailed down :-)

  93. Wicky©No pears, No apples, Where's my pineapple?! on

    wow did you guys see the look on messier’s face?/

  94. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY!!! on

    the referees very rarely miss a rule interpretation!? REALLY DINGLEBERRY????

  95. ilb,

    It’s funny you mention that; I was literally picturing Gaborik standing in front of the net, not even deking, waiting for Anderson to flinch as he puts it through the 5-hole.

  96. Dubinsky did a right thing, he had no choice. Your teammate is being beaten up, you have to be ready to take a game misconduct.

  97. Blogmama Go Tony!!!! on

    lin….omg…lol….i say dingleberry all the time…….HARTNELLING NHL !!!!

  98. Rhode Island Ranger on

    Another Rangers PP goal this game should make Ottawa’s tough-guy strategy untenable. If the Sens get the next one, though, they’ll think it validates the rough stuff and score settling.

  99. Wicky©No pears, No apples, Where's my pineapple?! on

    LOL, rest of series john scott dresses just to shadow karlson and say ok who’s up for retaliation??

  100. Noah-auer-uccarello-minger, 29 on


    I took a self-imposed hiatus from the blog when the tone became, at times, depressing (through no fault of your own, of course).

    But I couldn’t resist jumping back in for the quest. Happy to be back!

    LGR! Do it for TFAZ!

  101. RangerSwede TONY!! on

    A good bad period. Let Ottawa focus on their shenanigans and win this one the dirty way. LGR!

  102. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY!!! on

    i swear these asshats are from an alternate universe!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  103. eddie eddie eddie on

    HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY!!! April 14th, 2012 at 8:02 pm
    the referees very rarely miss a rule interpretation!? REALLY DINGLEBERRY????

    linda – it was a good point…you dont need to know many of the rules to be a ref

  104. Wicky©No pears, No apples, Where's my pineapple?! on

    dubi absolutely did the right thing and I think someone is lucky bickel didn’t get loose

  105. Milbury says it was fair that Dubi was gone. A complete blowj*b, it wasn’t a fight it was sucker punches, like he threaten the 14 yrold. He talks like a tough guy, I saw 90% of his career and the only thing worse than his fighting was his GM abilities.

  106. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY!!! on

    exactly Wick!! Bickel wants his pound of flesh tonight.. hopefully it’s neils

  107. Hey – remember that time when the Briere offsides goal was the worst call of the playoffs?

  108. Wicky©No pears, No apples, Where's my pineapple?! on

    i like on the one replay the ref closest to boyle and carkner has his arm up but is just skating backwards, away from the pile

  109. Love Dingleberry saying Carkner will be suspended. SCHYEAH RIGHT. Shanahan’s gone as soft a soft service ice cream on a 90 degree day.

  110. Theres something seriously wrong w Milbury. This criminal ought to be behind bars, bent over repeatedly. Boyle had his manhood taken from him, the misconduct on Dubi is fair? What will be fair is is when this guy has handcuffs on him and gets pummeled by a slew of blacks, europeans, hispanics, asians, and every other nationality.

    We outskilled and outphysicsaled them in Game 1, so they gooned us in Game 2. They get one of our players taken out for the game, and MIlbury and eveyrone else says its fair.

    There was a bounty on Brian BOyle. If theyre going to suspend Sean Payton, then suspend this coach. They attacked our player not bewing within the aspect of tthe game. Im sure theyve got tapes of this coach putting a bounty on Boyle. He started punching the guy, assaulted and batteried him.

    And we end up getting a player lost because of it.

  111. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY!!! on

    EXACXTLY WICK!!!!!!!!!! i’m like what the hell is he waiting for to blow the whistle? was he just THINKING ABOUT IT

  112. Blogmama Go Tony!!!! on

    sorry tiki, but why am I listening to a Giant on radio during a Ranger game? Good Christmas…..

  113. eddie eddie eddie on

    the little runt in the studio with milbury and jones is seriously annoying

  114. dubinsky gets thrown out shows all that is bad in hockey. a thug goes after a better player and punches him so the rangers have to go in and proytect his player and therefore is thrown out of the game.

    terrible terrible terrible.

    this is a dubi game…..we are going to miss him tonight. carkner is just a thug…………they will miss him about as much as we miss John Scott.

  115. Wicky©No pears, No apples, Where's my pineapple?! on

    I haven’t seen bickel on the ice alot since then (Powerplay time aside, a lot of it)…I wonder if he is a bit amped up on the bench and torts doesn’t want to put him in??

  116. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY!!! on

    wow liam , you’re soooooooooo witty……..ASSHAT

  117. Technically, guys, the referees do NOT have to get involved. If you notice, it’s always the linesmen breaking up altercations. In the situation, however, somebody in stripes needed to get their aasens over there and break it up. That was seriously dangerous.

  118. What is worse
    A. Milbury announcing
    B. Milbury fighting
    C. Milbury running a organization

    Carp can you put this up as a pole on our day off?

  119. carkner will get suspended because he is a joke. shanny does not suspend goes that if suspended there absence will hurt there team.

    weber no suspension, bitz suspended…………

    friggin rangers need to pick it up.. MDZ needxs to wake up………….

  120. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY!!! on

    hedberg, we’d need an all of the above option

  121. Wicky©No pears, No apples, Where's my pineapple?! on


  122. eddie eddie eddie on

    if the rangers win this game, dress John scott in game 2, the former attorney general can sit

  123. kreider will see the ice before John Scott…..

    just win the game the fighting is noise………

  124. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY!!! on

    i would pay good money to see Bickel go tasmanian devil on neil… who has, as someone on facebook said, the face of a ‘henchman boucher’

  125. how the fugg did Ottawa change the series? has anyone checked the scoreboard? Rangers are up 1-0 in the game. 1-0 in the series. Ye, Ottawa has them right where they want them.

  126. Amen, wicky. If only Hockey was like Softball and you could put in whoever you want whenever you want and then take them out and put them in and so on and so forth

  127. Wicky©No pears, No apples, Where's my pineapple?! on

    does kreider fight as well as john scott?

  128. Every PO creates some surprising heroes. For Caps it is Holtby, for Rangers- Stralman so far, IMO

  129. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY!!! on

    believe all of what you see and only 10% of what you hear on NBCSports

  130. Rhode Island Ranger on

    In semi-fairness to Ottawa, does anyone remember whether Boyle’s abuse of the skinny Swede’s face in Game 1 was provoked or gratuitous? If Boyle was the clear aggressor in that instance, the Sens deserve a smidgen of semi-credit for actually retaliating against Boyle tonight rather than one of the Rangers’ finessy guys.

  131. Did you all see the video from Nashville with Weber . . .That just gets a fine . . I mean it was pretty clear what happened?? Now Dubi gets tossed for protecting his guy . .. well its clear the league and refs won’t do it so who is going to if not the players on the ice?

  132. Wicky©No pears, No apples, Where's my pineapple?! on

    you know what is better than winning the game??


  133. Blogmama Go Tony!!!! on

    Jorek and wicky……yeah!!!! This night is just killing me so far!!!!!

  134. iDoodie machetto on

    Hey boneheads. You all know me, who I am and what I’m about. I’ve been on the blog since day 1 with Sam back in 2005, as have many of you.

    I haven’t been on In the last two days and so I just learned about Tony. Tony has been around the blog for a long time. I haven’t ever had the pleasure of meeting him or his recently blog joining wife, Rose, but I consider him as one of my absolute favorite contributors. I imagine if he and I ever do meet, it would be as comfortable as two old friends meeting. I wish him a speedy recover; faster than Hagelin on a breakaway.

  135. C’mon boys, bring the pain and the goal scoring in the period.

    And would someone please take Neil out!

  136. not for nothing, but the third-man-in rule is pretty cut and dried and hasn’t changed in years … Dubinsky had to know he was going to be tossed. I don’t blame him for doing it, but that’s pretty automatic,

  137. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY!!! on

    but if one guy is impersonating a heavy bag, and has not throw a punch…


  138. Nice effort!!!!!!! Thats a penalty!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  139. CraigWeather on

    These announcers make me sick with how much they’re sucking the sens …….. Well, I cant say the word or I’ll be carped.

  140. Carp, yeah it’s cut and dried rule, but honestly, how often is that 3rd man rule called? Rarely if you ask me.

  141. Wicky©No pears, No apples, Where's my pineapple?! on

    I just want to see boyle lflatten someone with a huge hit

  142. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY!!! on

    in my best nancy kerrigan voice


  143. Mickey, I’m trying to think of an incident recently, in a Rangers game where they didn’t call it. I remember it clearly happening, but can’t remember who was involved.

  144. Thanks Carp. I thought it was very very very rarely called, even though it’s a ‘rule’.

  145. It’s not just you, Latona.

    Hey ORR I thought the same thing about the blood on the skate.

  146. Wicky©No pears, No apples, Where's my pineapple?! on

    agree about rupper on the powerplay, or prust

  147. Boys are not impressed with Ottawa’s physicality at all….Time to score another one though

  148. Wicky©No pears, No apples, Where's my pineapple?! on

    I think I understand the 3rd man in thing, but I thought that was with a fight, didn’t seem like much of a fight to me.

  149. Wicky©No pears, No apples, Where's my pineapple?! LGT!!! on

    it’s like the sens are trying to take a page out of the flyers unsuccessful playbook against the rangers

  150. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY!!! on

    enough wanking around…….. put the puck in the net

  151. These sick NBC losers said both goalies can steal a game, they are 2 good goalies. Thats like saying in a game between Tom Brady and Matt Moore, theyre 2 good qbs. Sickening bunch of piece of hartnelling worhtless carcillo.

  152. COME ON!!!!! Thats a penalty!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They held us and hooked us and raped us and grabbed us!!!!!!!!!!

  153. And slashing Mickey . .. don’t forget slashing . . . If you are going to let it go let it go for both teams . . thats all I want. If your gonna call it call it for both it’s simple.

  154. Gregm_section403 on

    Senators a trying to play nasty. Rangers looove to play nasty games. Advantage = Rangers.

  155. 3rd man in!!!! 3rde man in!!!! GOod hit that 39 year odl piece of trash!!!!!!!! Fugg that Swedish piece of crap!! His body was facing us, our guy didnt leave his feet. Thats not a penalty!!!!

  156. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY!!! on

    keep up the hitting, stay smart, stay physical! PUCKS ON NET!!!!

  157. N.CountryNYRFan on

    shouldn’t the Sens get a penalty, 3rd man in against Hagelin?! Sens go right after him, first one Sen player, then a second (third man)? No?

  158. If this ever was a nightmare matchup for the Rangers (which I never thought it was), it was supposed to be because of the Sens’ speed and offensive firepower.

    If the games are going to be of this type, it completely plays into the Rangers’ hands really.

    Unless it makes players like Hagelin commit stupid elbowing penalties of course…

  159. JimboWoodside on

    Errr…..Tiki – Hagelin, Stralman and Hank are Swedish, too…

    5 minute major!? WTB!?

  160. 5 minuteS?!??!?!?!?!?!??!|


    Theyre cheasting us!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  161. Right, Jorek. If they didn’t let the cheap stuff go, this game would be much cleaner

  162. Henrik needs to hold the puck or control it to the corners and the guys gotta clear it! (easier said then done I know)

  163. Yeah Hag! Short would be nice. . . by Captain Cally –or anyone else on the Rangers :-)

  164. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY!!! on

    SON OF A BEEEEEEEEEECH!!!!!!!!!!!!! damn deflection

  165. I agree there was a penalty . . .I just don’t see what warranted a five minute penalty not two . . . .


  166. We just got screwed. Im so angry, I wanna kill someone right now. I just wanna kill someone.

  167. Blogmama Go Tony!!!! on

    Who still wants to trade Boyle? Hartnell you :)

    oh hartnell…….this game is killing me

  168. If we’re gonna get cheated, we may as well send out our goon from thee stands, Johjn Scott, and let him take his stick and club Alfreddson, Karlsson and every one of them right in the head and kill him. Teach them about consequences.

  169. the usual NHL officiating garbage. the rangers had a 5 minute PP so lets give the Sens one. I’ve seen plenty of elbow penalties and none were the 5 minute major variety and the one hagelin threw was not a 5 minute major, garbage officiating at it’s best only by the NHL and delzotto gets the dope of the year award for kicking the puck at his goaltender.

  170. I don’t think the retribution stuff made any difference at all, but it’s got the refs looking carefully at any contact with Karlsson now, which is what the Sens want.

  171. Blogmama Go Tony!!!! on

    Mickey, no! no newspapers…just a little paw snout swipe…..we’ll be fine :)

  172. Good kill guys!!! Keep fighitng!!! Finish the period strong!!! Get your minds clear!!! FInish!!!!

  173. It’s not about being cheated. .. for some reason the league has decided to give punishment and penalties based on the injury to the other player. . . .Callahan takes a hit to the head but keeps going 2 minutes . .. Alfredson left the game 5 minutes. .. . Weber gets a 2500 fine because Zetterberg was ok. . . . . .That’s not a good way to officiate and regulate but that’s what they are doing.

  174. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY!!! on

    2 pucks on th e ice and the officials are clueless?

  175. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY!!! on

    horrible officials!!! that’s embarrassing!!!!!!!!!!!

  176. Huge third period. Rangers need to put OTT away so they don’t think they can play with them like this.

  177. Doubt it’ll be a suspension. Good kill….let’s see if they can take the advantage of Ottawa playing only 5 Dmen, and maybe no Alfredson.

  178. Jobi-Wan Kenobi on

    It looks like Del Zotto tried to redirect it in with his skate. What a bonehead

  179. These NBC guys are absolutely disgraceful. Disgraceful to humanity, I know raccoons that have more brains than these floating turds. According to them, up 1-0 in last game, “our team identity was in danger” Best team in the league, up 1-0, and our team identity is in danger. Freaks.

  180. i told you after the first MDZ is drunk. I reiterate it what is up with him?????????????

    he may pee in his pants… the first he looked asleep.

    does gabby know it is the playoffs??????5 minutes for the Hagelin hit!!!!!webber punches a guy in the face and gets 2……………..

  181. If Alfredsson is injured there will 100% be a suspension and likely more than 1 game. Looks like Kreider is playing game 3…


    (I felt the need to scream really loud and I don’t think my neighbors would appreciate that)

  183. stuart a

    Alfredsson is a star player. If he is hurt a suspension will happen. Its how they do things there regardless of whether it was not dirty or intentional. He will and should be suspended…

  184. Man, I will definitely miss Feds. Such an awesome guy. Unfortunately I don’t see the Rangers re-signing him

  185. Weber wasnt suspended, no prior history. Hagelin, even less of a physical player than Weber, no prior history, wont get suspended. He’ll get fined, for sure.

  186. Wicky©No pears, No apples, Where's my pineapple?! LGT!!! on

    still not sure how the philips hit on step was any different than the hags hit? Result maybe but hit identical!!

  187. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY!!! on

    BANJ, i did it and it’s exactly ont he line between hockey play and 1 game lol

  188. I am actually a little shocked with Hagelin…..why do that?? its the kind of play that could turn a series but not in a good way

  189. Thats the thing Wicky . . .the result is the difference .. . And that is very dangerous. Philips got rewarded for Callahan being better able to take the hit where Hagelin is punished case Alfredsson had a bad time with the hit.

    Weber only got a fine because Zetterberg wasn’t hurt.

  190. Zetterburg was not injured. Alfredsson might be done for the playoffs. Completely different situation.

    Also Hagelin is not the player Weber is so he doesnt get the pass that Weber gets. He’s a rookie and gets the Byron Bitz treatment…

  191. I will say this, momentum schmomentum, but if we lose the 3rd period and go into Ottawa 1-1, it’s a whole new series, and boog is right that Hags hit may be the turning point in a bad way. But i dont see it happening, and like ive said all along, Rangers in 4 or 5.

  192. Rhode Island Ranger on

    Unfortunately, Maclean with the better strategy tonight. He fires his troops up with the pay-back-for-Boyle agenda, gambling that the Rangers would get suckered into a distracting penalty fest and not finish off the Sens on the PP.

    Compared to where they were after two periods on Thursday, the Sens are in a much better place mentally and on the scoreboard. But he and Torts will now coach cautiously. The Rangers have now lost the aggressive initiative they established in Game 1.

    Maddening, but fascinating, turn of events. And it was all about carryover from Thursday! No robots in this series.

  193. Boog — we all have to realize that sometimes it happens without intention and simply by accident. Sometimes I wonder how much can we ask for these hockey players? ON SKATES, TOO

  194. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY!!! on

    Charles Barkley in a dress with boobs and long hair!


  195. I know we get the homer glasses on during games, but the Hagelin elbow was pretty flagrant. Can’t see how you can be shocked by the five minutes.

    Predicting suspensions now is virtually impossible, but Alfredsson being hurt seems to be the primary justification for a suspension the league would be looking for now.

    And yes, the Phillips hit was barely any better…

  196. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY!!! on

    BANJ, that falls just below the exaulted RENNEY LINE GENERATOR

  197. Zetterberg’s helmet was cracked in half….Prust saying. Hagelin gets treated different because he’s a rookie? Where do people come up with this stuff?

  198. Noah-auer-uccarello-minger, 29 on

    If Hagelin does get suspended…welcome Christopher Kreider to the show.

  199. Wicky©No pears, No apples, Where's my pineapple?! LGT!!! on

    Should they penalize the hit not the result?? I mean seriously

    I agree with you btw!!

  200. Rhode Island Ranger

    Not true at all. The Rangers have dominated the game but have failed to capitalize on their chances. Has nothing to do with coaching, its all about Hagelin’s stupid elbow and how that gave Ottawa a 5 min PP where they scored a fluky goal.

    Rangers have played an almost perfect game, they just don’t have the lead to show for it…

  201. for the record I WOULD suspend Hagelin for 1-2 games. injury or no injury. even with his no history. not a good hit.

  202. Wicky©No pears, No apples, Where's my pineapple?! LGT!!! on

    I have a sneaky suspicion that subconsciously many here want a hags suspension just to see kreider

  203. The whole injury determining the suspension thing is ludicrous. It’s either a suspension or not. Whether someone was hurt should not determine the length of a suspension or if there is one at all.

  204. RangerSwede TONY! on

    Strange this that the result of a hit should determine how long penalty and/or suspension you get. Isn’t it bad even if the guy’s lucky and escape injury???

  205. Wicky©No pears, No apples, Where's my pineapple?! LGT!!! on

    i would laugh out loud (LOL) if he did get suspended and the rangers dressed scott instead!!

  206. JimboWoodside on

    Oh – OK, Mickey – you’re too young for angina – take it slow there, kiddo!!

  207. Lin,

    eric April 13th, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    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

  208. Thats a boarding penalty!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  209. JimboWoodside on


  210. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY!!! on


  211. N.CountryNYRFan on

    BOYLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! FUGG YEAHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  212. YEAH BIGGGGGGGGGGGGG! !~!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    BOSTON BOYLERQ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  213. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY!!! on

    MY HUSBAND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YEAAAAAAAAAAAAA! TAKE THAT NEIL!!!!!!!!!!!! You rat bastage

  214. Rhode Island Ranger on


    Hagelin’s ill-advised elbow on his beloved countryman didn’t happen in a vacuum. The rookie got caught up in the adrenaline storm that Maclean was gambling his team’s fortune on.

    Dubinsky’s intervention and Hag’s loss of discipline were predictable results of Maclean’s strategy.

    But smart play with this lead now can make up for the earlier loss of focus.

  215. Yeah I think they should rule on the hit. . . just because you hit someone badly and are lucky that the player you hit wasn’t hurt . . .you shouldn’t be rewarded for that.

    Weber shouldn’t be rewarded with just a fine because even though Zetterberg’s helmet cracked in half he wasn’t hurt. . . . .and Hags shouldn’t be suspended because Alffredson was hurt. . .the fine/suspension should be for the action not result.

  216. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY!!! on

    theyh are crying over how that should have been a trip, said NOTHING about the boarding

  217. JimboWoodside on

    Well, Feds had an interview between periods – he got the assist, but not the goal..

  218. They just ran our goalie over!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! COME ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! wheres the fairnesS~!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  219. MacLean’s strategy of having his team having the lead for precisely zero seconds of the series through five minutes into the third period of Gane Two is masterful. Take notes, Torts.

  220. Yeah baby!!!!!!!!!! SMell the blood Rangers!!!! Kill them!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Rip their hearts out!!!!!!!!! Murder them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  221. JimboWoodside on

    Rocky? on MSG Network!? Aren’t we taking this Philly thing a little too far!?

  222. N.CountryNYRFan on

    wow this game is intense! Gotta keep our heads and stay on our game plan and win this game!

  223. Rhode Island Ranger on


    We’re all glad the Rangers have the lead back. But there’s no doubt the Sens are more of a threat early in the third tonight than they were on Thursday. And yes, strategy has something to do with it.

  224. hey dumbassed, Stepan and Artie are on the same line, not 2 centers for a Dzone faceoff

  225. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY!!! on

    Boyle saved his goal scoring for the playoffs!

  226. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY!!! on

    does neil EVER mix it up with someone who CAN fight?

  227. Tough guy Neil….At some point Bickel will get involve…Or Prust. Or Rupp. Not tonight, too close…

  228. Blogmama Go Tony!!!! on

    Sorry to repeat during this awesome game…..bur here’s why heads rule….watching game while talking to friends in Norway, Sweden and East Coast…..yowza!!! LGR!!!!

  229. JimboWoodside on

    >>>watching game while talking to friends in Norway, Sweden and East Coast

    And WOODSIDE!!!! ;-P

  230. iWicky "Rupp yours" on

    How the fugg is Bickel not out there with all the garbage in hanks crease

  231. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY!!! on

    thanks HEAVE! he keeps going there well after the whistle! someone needs to plant him

  232. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY!!! on

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

  233. Just keep believing guys. We’re a family here. We want this for Tony. We’re gonna get it for him.

  234. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY!!! on

    two refs on the pile and the still let the guy hit him

  235. doesn’t get much better than this..the rangers are built for this type of hockey! I look for a guy like Hagelin or Prust to be the unlikely hero

  236. Rhode Island Ranger on

    Wouldn’t bet against Boyle getting the winner the way tonight has gone.

  237. Good hard-played game?
    Miss the first few minutes filled with the usual hockey
    cowardice, and the consequent rewards for Ottawa?

    A game played by little little boys for little little boys.

  238. ottawa’s thugs konepka and neil can play, rupp cannot. aslo mitchell barely plays. as I have said a million times need more skill up- front. not asking for a 50 goal guy just guys who can skate, stick handle, and play when it matters……

    rangers went into the shell and a blocked shot by mdz went right to foligno and done.

    need some magic please.

  239. Dubinsky would have made a difference tonight. Too bad he was busy doing the officials’ job.

  240. No, Mickey, they cant stop kissing Karlsssssssons or the entire Senators asses. If I was blind and could only listen to games, Id think the only team playing this game was the Senators. Thats all you hear about all game, the 1st place Senators. Nothing about the bush league Rangers.

  241. We’re built for games like this. Been playing them all season long. More pressure on the Sens not to go down 2-0. Henrik will take care of our end. Okay boys and girls, who gets the winner (and the hat)?

  242. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY!!! on

    JOREK, you’ve been keeping up just fine!! lol

    roberto, from your typing fingers to THE Kreiders eyes

  243. RI Ranger: thanks for making the basic truth clear about
    Ottawa’s early antics setting up and being partly responsible
    for the rest of the fourth-rate spectacle.

    Milbury/Jones very critical of Carkner’s “dirty, cowardly play”
    (on the street, he’s eligible for serious jail time), end up praising
    McClean for the way he’s handled the game.
    Brain damage. Short-term memory loss.

  244. Yeah Hage . . . usually I give up by now cause the blog moves to fast . . . . .Trying to stay with it. . . . .

  245. This is so scary. I was at the game where Rozsival scored against Buffalo. I almost hurled then. I can feel it now. Ugh.

  246. Haha I love that they say, “the league will be looking at that Hagelin play” – Really!? If Hagelin even gets a $5 fine when Weber was *not* suspended…..

  247. I’ll go with gabby or Cally. Major talent rises to the top for opportunities like this.

  248. reading the Sens blog, and having them basically make Hagelin public enemy #1 right now, it’d be great if he scored the winner.

  249. usually OT winners come from non-superstar players. i wouldnt be surprised if Feds scored it. or Artie. or Mitchell. ok, maybe not Mitchell.

  250. True Lev . . . .that would be great . . .a hell as long as its a Ranger it will be great . . :-)

  251. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY!!! on

    they employ neil and konopka and carkner and are crying over hags? lmao

  252. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY!!! on

    LMFAO ORR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! hilarious!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  253. Latona: Exactamente’ on Dubi and the refs.

    Coward Carkner, gutless ref standing by watching the Dave Schultz special.

    If not I, who? If not now, when?:-)

  254. Lin, well i mean their superstar and face of the franchise got knocked out and his career is possibly over, i get their anger. Even if it is misplaced. Ok OT time. LGR!

  255. Rhode Island Ranger on


    I don’t like the result of Maclean’s old-time-hockey-Eddie-Shore strategy. But, it’s been more effective for them than their less aggressive approach.

    If the Rangers win in OT, will Ottawa revert back to something more civilized or will they stick with the more ruthless new formula? Curious to see.

  256. These losers are still doing Potvin sucks. I wanna take a sledge hammer to each person in the crowd that does it, Mama included.

  257. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY!!! on

    i’m not that heartless Lev, and i have nothing agains Alf and hope he’s not badly hurt.

  258. Thats what we get, we have losers chanting Potvin sucks in OT. Sickening. Bad luck cost us all 3 goals.

    “Ottawa set the tone early” says this loser on NBC. Id like to set the tone and torture this loser.

  259. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY!!! on

    lmfao @ BANJ

    gotta agree with you ORR, that’s a horrible job

  260. They brutally attacked our player, they committed a criminal act, and they got rewarded for it. So much for karma.

  261. Blogmama Go Tony!!!! on

    fug, hartnell etc etc….see you all tomorrow, will not deal with NNing…..Boyle!! Later!!

  262. great job tonight boys. good job boyle. anisimov, but damn how long can u keep letting them keep possession in our zone? are thy gonn block their way to victory? gotta be in their zone to score

  263. I hate icings. So much. Icings kill teams. Icings killed the Rangers tonight. There are SO many better plays you can make to ice the puck. Did they need to ice that puck? Nope.

  264. Cold n Calculating on

    Sens get rewarded for cowardice.
    Rangers pay for too much rope-a-dope,
    too many failed clears.

  265. JimboWoodside on

    Not having a PP really hurt us in this game – had many more chances to win it than Ottawa, but couldn’t get it done. And what happened to McD at the end of the game?

  266. ok w.e several series are 1-1 after the first two games, not the worst case scenario. we’re still the better team. we play our game, we will win.

  267. I don’t understand Boyle’s action on the face off he lost.

    We’re not going to win every game. Put this one behind us and prep for the next game against these posers.

  268. Rangers need to stay focused on their style and their game for Monday. Dubi should come out firing after missing this game. .. I would look to him for a big game three.

  269. Rhode Island Ranger on

    Torts was the more effective motivator in Game One.

    Maclean was the more ruthless strategist in Game Two.

    Great battle looming in Game Three. One of these guys is really going to earn his pay between now and then. Hope it’s Torts.


  270. Ok not the result we all wanted-but no roof diving tonite-if you don’t think this team and this coach are gonaa be ready Monday nite you haven’t watched this team all year

  271. The way they lost this game kills me. I don’t mind that it’s 1-1. But the icings. I know I sound like Tiki with the refs but holy crap I cannot stand icings.

  272. so your thug goes after a ranger a guy goes in to break it up and he gets kicked out. that is justice NHL style. But they do not understand why it is the 4th most popular sport….

    so carkner played 40 seconds and DUbinsky is kicked out after playing aboyut the same, man the NHL logic is classic.

    if you cannot win faceoffs icings have significant affect on things………… but hey let’s suit up scott to go along with rupp for the next game. after all rupp adds so much to the team along with Mitchell. if you cannot skate and handle the puck in traffic you cannot play in the playoffs……..

    what a huge f up… went into the shell and MDZ blocked a puck and it landed on the doorstep for FOligno….MDZ should see a shrink, he was orrible in the game. Nah they do not miss Sauer, Bickel is good enough. NOT

  273. HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY!!! on

    i said Rangers in Six, but wow i am PIIIIIIIIIIIIIISSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSED off about this.

  274. I am with you Latona. I think 2 or 3 of them could easily have *not* been icings. It’s so flipping annoying

  275. Wicky©No pears, No apples, Where's my pineapple?! LGT!!! on

    i’ll say this (and I am NOT being negative), they came out mean and nasty and stayed that way. they absolutely crashed the crease with reckless abandon and we did not. they played their big physical guys and put them around the crease at both ends of the ice and we did not.

    1-1 series just like carp said!!!

    we take 2 in their building!!!

  276. JimboWoodside on

    I don’t think there’s been a game all season long when we had a “Hockey Night Live” preview between periods where the Rangers won the game – seeing these bums between periods seems to be a guaranteed loss..

  277. You don’t think this team was motivated? This team couldn’t set up enough scoring chances and wiffed on the ones it had -zero to do with motivation

  278. Latona, the icings are because they weren’t comfortable with the puck in their own zone. Could be the inexperienced defense. They need to work on more reliable breakouts, providing the puck support etc….Ottawa spread out their defense once they noticed it, making it even more difficult. They’ll adjust.

  279. N.CountryNYRFan on

    still think that call on Dubi was horrendous and watch Hags get suspended just because Alf got injured…but a loser like Carkner can throw 5-6 punches at a defenseless player…

    NHL officiating= JOKE

  280. I’m more pissed about how the Sens got away with so much crap this game and that it was that punk Neil with the GW than I am about the loss and the 1-1 series.

  281. Yeah, really BANJ. That was a distinct kicking motion if I ever did see one.

    They’ve look to panicky in their zone for me both games; tonight, it cost them.

  282. Dubi could have helped in a game like this. Oh well. Carp he should not have been tossed for the simple reason that Boyle did not get a penalty therefore it was not a fight it was a attack. Got to pick up our game. Btw as good as Staal was in game 1 he was that bad in game 2

  283. ilb, I disagree. I think they looked uncomfortable with the puck in their zone both games. How many failed clearing attempts were there? How many times did they play the puck the wrong way along the boards for it to be either turned over outright or to have a forechecker cause some trouble? They don’t look right back there to me.

  284. That team is disgraceful. I bet my life that the loser Senators lost all 6 games to the Bruins this year. I think they did, and I dont think they cared to win any of them. But here they are, they come out to start this game with goons and savagely attack our player, then get praised by losers at NBC that say they came out with character tonight. Disgraceful. Im so glad this loser Ottawa organization has never won anything. They got one of our good players and pkers taken off the ice, and they got away with 82 penalties committed tonight, and we got cheated. I wanted this win, and the next 15 for Tony. And these referees stole tonight away. Theyll steal anything away from New York. They dont care who they hurt in the process, and one day when I finally get my chance to exact some revenge on a referee, on any referee, I wont care whom I hurt in the process. Ill do whatever it is I have to do to send a message to the umpire/referee community as a whole, that if they think theyre gonna continue cheating NY without repercussion, theyre not gonna get away with it. Consequences will be doled out to them one day by me, its only a matter of time. Ill make every last one of them pay for the rabid killer theyve turned me into.

  285. JimboWoodside on

    Mickey, what you said! Only way it could have been worse is if Carkner scored the winner, which wasn’t possible, of course…

  286. You’re going to lose a game like this at some point if you make a run, just as well that it happens early in the series. Overcoming adversity is a big part of what it takes IMO.

  287. JimboWoodside on

    Sitting on a 1 goal lead in the 3rd period has not worked out well for us in the last little while…

  288. atmosphere in the garden was incredible

    but that was an absolutely brutal loss. and I really hope McDonagh isn’t seriously hurt because I don’t feel good about this teams chances if they have to dress Jeff Woywitka

  289. Jimbo- very true. And they weren’t doing that in regular season until the very end. Why now?

  290. I was thinking the same Olga. An exact reversal of the brilliant “time-out” of last night. Sit back and protect!

  291. Jobi-Wan Kenobi on

    Rangers deserved to lose the way they started playing scared with 10 minutes left. It never works out for them, all starting with Girardi just handing Ottawa the puck every time he touched it. Disgraceful

  292. i shouldnt have put all that, i think im gonna take a timeout from the blog for the rest of the night. im sorry for anyone that reads that hate filled tirade, and i hope Carp doesnt read that and get upset by it. We’ll get them on Monday night, this team didnt play hard all season to quit after 1 tough loss.

  293. I think Torts should have used his timeout in the third. I don’t know about you guys, but I felt that goal coming. And they were definitely sitting back.

  294. JimboWoodside on

    I don’t know, ilb – it is *perplexing* to me – Torts should be seeing them doing it and telling them to stay within their normal system, but it has been a failure on their part lately.

  295. Yea Latona. I wanted a time out. I don’t know anything. Torts knows way more. I am just saying the sitting back was freaking me out. At 6:34 I said “this is basically a PK until the buzzer for us”

    not a good feeling

  296. Olga Folkyerself on

    I thought the same thing Manny. They were killing a penalty for the rest of the game. Then they never got out of that mindset for OT.

  297. Jobi-Wan Kenobi on

    And why did the refs let the game get totally out of hand? Totally put the whistle away in the 3rd. Should have been penalties on both teams and game got ugly. Another referee failure

  298. JimboWoodside on

    You got it, Manny – we all were seeing it, but none of us could do anything about it – it was like watching a car accident in slow motion. You know what’s likely to happen, but there’s nothing you can do to stop it.

  299. Jobi-Wan Kenobi on

    And Gerardi has pretty much the worst shot of a defenseman in the NHL. Either misses the net badly or hits the goalie.

  300. Blogmama Go Tony!!!! on

    tiki and all, i posted this to other peeps: I will not deal with NNing…..calm yourselves….gain perspective….I won’t participate with stuff otherwise. If I miss stuff here, so be it…..I got Tony and Rangers on my mind….TA!

  301. Olga Folkyerself on

    Well, Cheer up, boys and girls. This series is just beginning. The Rangers will beat these guys.

  302. N.CountryNYRFan on

    what a piece of carcillo Foligno is he says how great it is what Carkner did to Boyle, then says Hags hit was a very dirty hit…what a piece of carcillo. Ok throwing punches to a guy on the ground is great, but a hockey play resulting in an elbow to the head from a player who has never done anything to hurt someone like that is dirty…what a fuggin joke!!!!!!!!!!

  303. JimboWoodside on

    That Girardi shot in the 3rd could have won the game – we get that goal, it’s over.

  304. do i get the vodka outta the freezer or go to steak n shake and get dinner since nothing is appealing to me and I haven’t eaten yet?

  305. Wicky©No pears, No apples, Where's my pineapple?! LGT!!! on

    did someone tell torts he doesn’t get 2 timeouts next game LOL

  306. JimboWoodside on

    I’d go for food myself first, Mickey – then maybe the vodka later when you get home..

  307. Jobi-Wan Kenobi on

    @ Jimbo

    Girardi will never score a big goal for us. I think he closes his eyes when he shoots

  308. so hagelin will get suspended but shea weber punching a guy in the head and slamming his head into the boards is OK since he did not get hurt…….

    seriously, laughable…………….

    dubi getting kicked out hurt a ton………..faceoffs, defense, forecheck, everything but scoring.

    mdz crapped his pants, man did he regress today big time………..

  309. Hope Tony is doing well/better.

    Man, maybe Carkner is the savior? Be interesting to see if there are any suspensions. Doubt it. I still think the Bell Biv should replace feds or mitchell. Maybe Bell Biv and Christ Kreider in place of Feds and Mitchell. I thought the New yorkers played pretty well. Overall better than the first game…despite the score. Not worried about this series.

  310. JimboWoodside on

    They’ve gotta do something to slow down that Karlsson kid – can’t let him run around like he was tonight. Somebody needs to put him on his ass heavily next game…

  311. Jobi-Wan Kenobi on

    Get Mitchell out of there. I don’t even remember seeing him in the 2nd and 3rd. For some stupid reason he. Got a lot of ice time on the 5 min PP that we failed on

  312. RW- Fedotenko has been one of the better players in both games so far. Torts trusts him in every situation. Why would you replace him?

  313. JimboWoodside on

    Annoying to see the guys in the Sens room talk up the premeditated goonery by Carkner, saying that it turned the game around – and since they won this one, who can deny what they’re saying?

  314. We should have had an advantage with Carkner being gone, but Torts limited Bickel’s ice time. I didn’t see him do anything wrong, and I thought he had a solid game one.

    I disagree Rangers West. I thought Feds was one of our best tonight.

  315. Blogmama Go Tony!!!! on

    This has been a carcillo day…..and tired of debating people (not here!)

    niters all…LGR and LGTony!!!!

    later all…..

  316. JimboWoodside on

    Good move, Mickster. I wouldn’t feel like going out myself after this game, but put some food in you first.

  317. kreider is playing monday.. watch……………

    mdz needs to grow a pair of……….

    could have gone up 2.. dubi kicked out hurt big time…killed there depth. they went with 6 forwards.. no dubi, rupp, or mitchell. 6 forwards……………….

  318. Olga Folkyerself on

    They have to get the damn puck out of their zone! They were giving up the blue line, the red line and their own blue line. Hank can’t stop them all under that kind of pressure.

  319. JimboWoodside on

    Torts said they needed to continue to attack in the 3rd – so why didn’t he say that on the bench!?

  320. Del Z was fine I thought. The skate goal is whatever – they just happen. He made a GREAT read on Boyle’s goal. And on the Foligno goal, I thought that was more of an issue with Staal than anyone.

  321. Olga Folkyerself on

    I have as much chance of taking the first faceoff in Ottawa as John Scott does.

  322. Yeah, sounds like McD will have his bigger than building by tomorrow….He’ll survive.

  323. Del Z is not ready for prime time!

    Yeah, Del Z’s goal was bad luck. I was worried NYR fans were going to start booing him. Glad they didn’t. He made up for it with his play on the go-ahead goal. Should have ended up as the game winner. Shame.

  324. del zotto regressed because he played horrible moron. and I said it after the first period you friggin blind 12 year old twit.

    del zotto gave up the puck way to easy on the PP, defended horrible, and skated like he had cement in his skates, besides that he played great. after all he scored a goal tonight, lets give del zotto a raise……….

  325. Olga Folkyerself on

    MDZ had no business trying to stop that pass that he kicked into his own net. I don’t know what he was thinking there. Just let it go by…

  326. This team could have and should have won. I think that’s as much a good sign as it is bad though; last year, we were simply outmatched. If we didn’t make some silly plays and sit back, we would have gone up 2-0.

  327. Wicky©No pears, No apples, Where's my pineapple?! LGT!!! on

    WOW, mario maloney sounding very un mario maloney like

  328. Rhode Island Ranger on

    stuart a:

    Excellent point. Maclean used his bench more effectively than Torts. He recognized that his toughest guys are more mobile and versatile than Rupper and that Prust has to spend some energy on the PK in addition to trying to forecheck 5-on-5.

    I agree that Kreider should play Monday.

  329. Hey Torts don’t be rude to Carp-be rude to old man Islander Stan Fishler but not to Carp!

  330. Funny, you’re the only one complaining aboot Del Z here, so what does that tell you? He wasn’t bad, he wasn’t great. He played well. Stewie, why do you have to be a Rangers fan? You’re such a dork! Fire & Ice can use a guy like you. Hell, they can use a guy like Boston Brewins, to liven things up over there.

  331. We need a Dman with a big shot like that guy on the Caps … what’s his name again, Orr?

  332. Wicky©No pears, No apples, Where's my pineapple?! LGT!!! on

    just curious and I am NOT trying to further rumours, but was there a heated exchange between torts and hank after the game??

  333. rupp cannot play. regular season it does not matte rbut Ottawas tough guys can at least skate so that hurts the Rangers in this death match game… if Dubi played that would have helped since dubi is good size and can skate.

    i play kreider instead of mitchell or rupp regardless of what happens to Hagelin. if hagelin is suspended then of course Kreider will play. the league sucks the canadiesn teams you know what so maybe Hagelin can get suspended, do not put any stupidty by the league.

    after all shea webber got a $2500 fine for friggin throwing a guys head into the boards. I FORGOT THE GUY DID NOT GET HURT ALL IS WELL.

  334. Jobi-Wan Kenobi on

    MDZ had no business 2 feet in front of hank on the kick in, not to mention he straight up turn his foot to make it go shelf. Great play on Boyles goal, but other than that not very good.

  335. Rhode Island Ranger on

    Momentum-denial. Strategy-denial. Nile-denial.

    I’m with Torts in the momentum community. But, we need him to outcoach Maclean on Monday.

  336. Wicky©No pears, No apples, Where's my pineapple?! LGT!!! on

    is nashville in canada? I’m confused!

    just saw a couple different things on twitter about it…but twitter is just twitter, pwople just talking!

  337. Tonight’s game makes me miss Sauer more and more. What a force he would have been.

    Stralman, in reality, has probably been our best defenseman so far.

  338. I HATE sudden death overtime in the playoffs. Two teams battle for over an hour, the match is decided by one shot, and the losing team doesn’t get a chance to fight back.

  339. Jobi-Wan Kenobi on

    Trade Girardi and another dman for a stud on d that can actually shoot the puck at an NHL level

  340. If you think Stahl was bad after coming back from that concussion, I don’t even want to know how Sour will be. I haven’t seen the guys face in months. Why do they hide these concussion victims? It’s like they’re in witness protection.

  341. Jobi-Wan Kenobi on

    If Kreider doesn’t play on Monsay I’ll be shocked. They dress Mitchell and all he does is eat up a couple of shifts on the 5 min pp to make it fail and then sits the 2nd and 3rd period. I’m sure Kreider can ride the pine just as good as Mitchell, so why not play him

  342. I like Rupper. I like what he brings. Good guy to have in the lineup, just to be on the safe side. But, if he’s only going to play three minutes, then you have put someone else in. I hope Kreider gets a shot. I’d rather he replace Mitchell.

  343. ORR, I meant if he hadn’t been hurt in the first place. I wouldn’t have wanted the scenario you suggested at all.

  344. Rhode Island Ranger on

    Given the likelihood that Monday’s game will be called tightly after tonight’s retro fest, does Torts have any other line-up options besides Kreider for a suspended Hags or for Rupp or Mitchell?

  345. Olga Folkyerself on

    Sudden Death OT in the playoffs is the ultimate thrill in sports. You have to watch every second of action because you never know when the winning goal will happen. It gets even better when it goes to 2, 3 or even 4 OT’s. The suspense is spectacular!

  346. It was Leo, mama. And you know rarely smiles, let alone laughing….Casey’s been asleep next to mrs for hours. I need to tell you an interesting story via email. Too bad your blog isn’t functional:-(

  347. Blogmama Go Tony!!!! on

    MEH….niters alll. I admire you who are all up and posting……not me tonight….ta!

  348. Blogmama Go Tony!!!! on

    ilb, I wish it was too! Please tell me Leo story!!!!! I forgot, Casey is taking care of his “mama”…….

  349. I’m more worried about Callahan’s clavicle than whether or not Mitchell plays next game.

  350. Blogmama Go Tony!!!! on

    I love you all, but need sleep…ilb, leave Leo alone….he is over you and wants his mama :) Stick with Casey…..he loves you best anyway….:)

  351. >>The suspense is spectacular!

    The suspense would still be spectacular when a team is forced to defend a lead. In football, we play two full fifteen minute halves, goals or not.

  352. Wicky©No pears, No apples, Where's my pineapple?! LGT!!! on

    not only am I worried about his clavicle, I’m worried about his collar bone too!! LOL

  353. Jobi-Wan Kenobi on

    All I know is if the Rangers have a lead in game 3 and they start playing like pansies with 10 min left in 3rd period again I’m done watching till next year

  354. Not disappointed in Rangers so much – I mentioned
    the rope-a-dope and the failure to clear with poise
    starting in late February. So nights like tonite
    are predictable. Way diappointed, though not at all
    surprised, ayt the NHL.
    Got reminded, powerfully, why I am only an occasional
    pro fan, starting with gutless puke Keith against Sedin, then the
    San Jose guy allowed to play from the bench with no
    penalty, the cluelessness of the folks who run the game
    dazzling in its scope, and re-inforced in Nashville glass.
    The third man in tonite when there
    was no second, the NHL rep standing by watching another
    human get pummeled, and keeping his cool, correct distance,
    brings me back to the Schultz/Rolfe “fight.” Hateful stuff.
    No qualifications – hateful stuff. And the traditional explanations
    are so shallow and weak and ultimately devolutionary, I’m
    surprised even shrinking numbers remain constant fans.
    The announcers, Canadian ignorance on parade, on behalf of
    too many hockey fans, identify the Vince McMahon farce as
    “a night for men” and a very local eminence gris calls it a “great” game.
    Back in Feb, I said let this team have a chance to see how
    much they can grow. And just about then, they stopped.
    Never thought they quite got to Cup contender status,
    and they are not nearly as good now as then (for some obvious
    reasons and a few mysterious ones). So pundits everywhere
    and even Larry Brooks notwithstanding, they will surprise me
    if they get out of two rounds, and will not surprise, or shock,
    or even sadden, if they lose in one.
    Clearing strategy: if hurried, throw a weak pass around the
    boards to the bad guys, to continue the tradition of Uncalled
    Power Plays. If not hurried, pretend you are, and throw weak
    pass around the boards etc, etc. To fool the bad guys, occasionally
    throw weak pass to bad guys up the middle.
    That’s big reason I never got on board the Cup Express.
    Almost as big – mediocre-history-Hank. Not a king ’til he shows
    he’s a playoff king. Like Girardi, Stepan, MDZ and a few others, he
    peaked in January, and hasn’t come close since then. Hard to do
    at this level.
    Marc Staal had to somehow make up for Sauer gone. Clearly hasn’t.
    Having had lifelong issues with CCS, I feel for him Derek has to
    get WAY stronger this off-season. MDZ just looks to be battling
    the Peter principle.
    And for all of that, I loved what these guys brought the city last
    year and this. One of the all-time admirable sports teams around here.
    All-time. Will be happy to see them vanquish the dirty Sens.
    But will always celebrate this season regardless.

  355. Czechthemout!!! on

    Let me first say that it is just one loss and things like this do happen. What is troubling is why they lost.

    First, you don’t play prevent defense with 15 minutes to go in the third period against anyone, especially Ottawa. They like to force the play with their defenseman joining the rush and pinching in. The Rangers played right into their hands.

    The power play continues to suck!!! It only did something when Strahlman finally started shooting the puck from the point. MdZ has no shot and neither does Stepan who should be playing center on the second unit. What the hell is John Mitchell doing anywhere near a power play? It’s amazing how they continue to do this .

    The useless twins, Mitchell and Rupp bring nothing to the table! They are too slow. And the one thing they brought Rupp in to do he is unable to because he is too slow and cannot skate fast enough. Especially in the playoffs.

    I thought Boyle was outstanding!

    Feds and Prust were pretty good too.

    I thought Staal was not as good as was last game.

    MdZ was terrible! With the exception of one play, he was brutal. Terrible on the pp and even worse on defense. He has been totally outplayed by Strahlman.

    I am very upset that they lost but hey, the series is tied at one and I am convinced they can and will one of those two games in Ottawa. But some changes need to be made.

    First, don’t sit back on a lead unless it’s in the last 2-3 minutes of the game. Kreider needs to be put into the lineup. Rupp needs to sit! Tonight was his chance to cement his place in the lineup and he failed miserably! He was outplayed by a Zanon Konopka. Pathetic. I would sit Mitchell too if I could replace him with anyone from Hartford but as of now there is no one.

    The need to drop Feds to the fourth line with Prust and Mitchell. Kreider should be playing on the third line and let’s see what he can do. I think playing with Dubi and Boyle, that line can do some damage.

    Not changing anything is unacceptable.