It’s Go Time!


Rangers-Senators Game 4.

We expect the Rangers will use the same lineup, meaning Chris Kreider plays in Carl Hagelin’s spot.

Daniel Alfredsson is very doubtful after a setback with his concussion issues.

Matt Carkner expects to play after serving his one-game suspension for jumping Brian Boyle in Game 2. I imagine he replaces Matt Gilroy, who struggled in Game 3. I also imagine the Rangers don’t mind having Carkner in the game.


Don’t forget to check out Sally’s blog ( for “before” pics from the Paul Mara Playoff Beard extravaganza … or just because.

Looking ahead, we’re planning yet another playoff live chat for Friday at noon. So I’m giving you plenty of notice to find an excuse to stop working, drop what you’re doing, and join us. Or else.

Let’s Go Tony!


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  1. LGBT!







  2. Gilbert Gottfried ? @RealGilbert

    No joke. Dick Clark told me he once was a d.j. for a western station. He was known as “Country Dick”

  3. Go Time more than an hour before faceoff?

    I’m not sure GregZzZz will be able to contain his pumpedness. We might be witness to an explogogoggogogoggogogosion.

  4. I hope you guys are watching the DMX behind the music. Actually I hope the entire Rangers team is watching it. Time to get overly emotions and psyched up!!!!!!!!!

  5. High Desert Roberto on

    Party time!

    let’s push it to 3-1 while cindy and the femmes get bounced

  6. I don’t know why anyone would want a Flyers sweep, even if it is the Pens getting swept.

  7. when Canucks get eliminated … assuming the Rangers don’t … the Rangers are the de facto Presidents’ Trophy winners for all intents and purposes (Game 7 home ice throughout).

  8. I’m off Friday!! So, I can take part in the chat!! Horaay for me!!!

    GO TONY!!



  9. High Desert Roberto on

    i want to see the penguins humbled and humiliated. all the “experts” picked them to win the cup so them getting swept gives me a certain satisfaction. the flyers getting a couple extra days rest could be a mixed blessing. you let a team like pittsburgh hang around and bad things can happen

  10. guys im letting u know now, every game i missed cuz of work we won. game 2 i watched and we lost. am i banned from watching? let me know now and i’ll watch philly pens

  11. Oh, this your wife, huh? A lovely lady. Hey baby, you must’ve been something before electricity.

  12. cmon ur not superstitous are ya?? lol j/k im not watching, but i’ll be here all night

  13. Geez, almost had a heart attack. I told Tony it’s at 7:30. Imagine? He is pretty feisty this days…

  14. You’re a lot of woman, you know that? Yeah, wanna make 14 dollars the hard way?

  15. FREE HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan on

    LETS GO RANGERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and comcast don’t screw with me tonight!

  16. Root sports, the Penguins home channel here in PA, decided they better broadcast the last Penguins game…. They weren’t scheduled and are scrambling .. Pretty comical.

  17. iWicky "Rupp yours" on

    Hahahahaha. Grabby said pp

    Re post practice interview thread
    Stop, you’re making me blush!


  18. Love to see The Kreider score a goal and someone like Rupper or Prust beat the snot out of that joke Carkner

  19. iWicky "Rupp yours" on

    Did any of you see the pic online with MAF vezina de facto winner sprawling to make a save and a beach ball in the net behind him?


  20. Educator, he’s a pretty good fighter. Not so sure you instigate with him. Prust is giving some serious pounds to him. Prust saying.

  21. eddie eddie eddie on

    if the rangers can score more goals than the Sens, good chance rangers might take a potential 3-1 lead

  22. Please don’t allow Prust to fight Carkner. Prust is more valuable than that neanderthal Carkner. Prust can actually PLAY hockey.

  23. It depends on how many goals the Senators score, eddie. I have looked into it and if the Rangers score more goals than the Senators they will most likely win. If the Rangers win they should be given a point in the best of 7 series. I think 2+1 is 3. Is it not?

  24. FREE HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY!!! on

    lmao grabby! they better not hartnell with me tonight, i am NOT in the mood lol

  25. FREE HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY!!! on


    ROENICK to ENGLISH dictionary rules in effect tonight!

  26. FREE HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY!!! on

    roenicks face seems to expand a bit each year since retirement lol

  27. FREE HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY!!! on

    ORR, was he ranting about Shameahan?


    FIRE SATHER , TAR & FEATHER SHANNY {{{{{{OLGA}}}}}} my prince lol

  28. Tiki XLII XLVI on



    Yeah baby!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  29. FREE HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY!!! on

    everyone turns and addresses the puck…


  30. FREE HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY!!! on

    karlsson looks like he could be one of the SINGING hanson brothers

  31. I’m good, wicky. Not much for longer for these parts though :)

    How’s the little one?

  32. Don’t want to have to take aspirin after the game tonight. Please, Rangers, just one time!

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






    GO GO , GO GO GO < GO GO GO , GO GO GO GO!!!!

    Lets go gog gog gog gog go gogogoggogo go gogo!!!!!!


  34. eddie eddie eddie on

    manny – i may be mistaken but if the rangers do score more goals, they have a shot at the W….

  35. FREE HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY!!! on

    i just had carb smart ice cream… hopefully i don’t have to taste it a 2nd time…….
    LETS GO RANGERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  36. FREE HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY!!! on


  37. iWicky "Rupp yours". LGT on

    Wha? Is this a fb convo? Going somewhere else?

    Littleone eats, poops, cries,and will sleep occasionally, so yes, doing great

  38. BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    WE GOT THE FIRE, WE GOT THE DESIRE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  39. FREE HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY!!! on

    lmfao @ Hage! you crack me up LaTONYa!

    I wish JRG was here… he’d be calling me HAG all night

  40. ThisYearsModel on

    Brian Heyward, the Ranger hater is back again. We need a blowout to shut this tool’s mouth.

  41. And yes, moving back to NY. Good to her the little one is doing everything she is supposed to be doing, lol

  42. iWicky "Rupp yours". LGT on

    Good for you, the Lou blows!!!!

    Ok, done with lunch so later aasens!!


  43. I guess Gilroy is sitting then…..Let’s see if they can make them pay for playing Carkner….

  44. FREE HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY!!! on


  45. BIG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!




  46. FREE HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY!!! on


  47. YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



    FUGG YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    ITS A POWER PLAY GOAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



  48. N.CountryNYRFan on

    woooohhooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!! What a start! Let’s GO RANGERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  49. YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    KEEP FIRING BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11

  50. Noah-auer-uccarello-minger-agelin, 29 on

    Let’s not play not to lose right now. KEEP ATTACKING!

  51. FREE HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY!!! on

    LMAO CARP! NO!!! score them goals !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  52. FREE HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY!!! on

    how was that asshat allowed to just lay in the crease???????

  53. Hello everyone. 2 quick goals from the Rangers early. Loving it!!
    ilb-I wasn’t even in the kitchen for either goal! lol

  54. So they call 2 real penalties for us, then decide to try and even things out and call a cheapo penalty on Prust. And these 2 NBC losers again, Im glad I dont know these guys personally and own a gun. These 2 sick losers whining about everything. Id like to bash both their heads together for their sickness.

  55. eddie eddie eddie on

    correct me if i am wrong, but if the rangers get the next goal, great chance it will be 3-0

  56. Konopka has quite a good “What, I can’t hit a guy 20 seconds after the whistle has gone?” face, to be fair to him.

  57. Olga Folkyerself on

    What happened to the B-Sens Johnnyboy? From the Penthouse to the out house…

  58. FREE HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY!!! on

    gotta start hammering these guys bangin Hank

  59. All these pieces of carcillo do is whine about the referees. Every call we get is a marginal call or shouldnt have been called!! AHHH!HH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  60. I wish we could put Hank in some kind of laser bubble that can’t be penetrated by annoying jerks. Nobody bumps into our goalie.

  61. rangers not quick enough in own zone. cmon boys get it goin, dnt give up a goal hre!!

  62. FREE HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY!!! on

    can someone please make karlssons head swivel?

  63. N.CountryNYRFan on

    The Sens know they can’t beat us be actually playing hockey, so they are playing like a bunch of dirty pricks!

  64. For these 17 minutes, I don’t want to say too much, but it is like, uh, maybe, probably, but it is really like Mark Staal is THE Mark Staal.

  65. FREE HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY!!! on

    NCNYR. let them, they can play a man down the rest of the game for all i care

  66. FREE HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY!!! on

    every time he says winchester, i think shaun of the dead

  67. N.CountryNYRFan on

    I agree Hag, just don’twant to see any of our guys get hurt or drawn into their BS!

  68. Now these clowns are calling that a quick whistle.

    This guy is a former goalie and he’s whining about quick whistles.

    He complained earlier because the referee got in the way of an Ottawa break.

    This guy is SICK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  69. Grabby, are you telling me you’re drinking alcoholic lemonade? Or are you trying to tell me something else…?

  70. FREE HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY!!! on

    thats the perfect word for it Manny! are you watching on CNBC!? don’t you guys all get msg? LOL

  71. Blogmama Go Tony!!!! on

    Good evening all! This game almost gave me an accident on the way home!!!! Holy hartnell! Maloney beefing about the first two penalities…..not every body is a penalty!!!

    Sorry I’m late but it was along commute home….from seeing Tony!!!!!

    He sends his love and thanks to everyone and is really touched, as is his family, by all the support and good wishes. Yes, he has a long haul ahead, but Tony from AZ is still quite there!!

    First thing he did when I walked in the room was say Mama….then proceed to try to show me he had on no pants. No lie!!! Rose was, um, not so amused :)

    LGBT!!! LGR!!!!!

  72. TOO EARLY to go into a defensive shell. Best defense here will be to spend as much time cycling in the Sens zone!!


  73. I’m good, Mike…You sound like you already had one too many, man. It’ll be a long night. Um, check that. A short one. :-)

  74. nanny nan poopop sally!! im actually drinking mikers harder lemonade. 8% alchyhol per vol.

  75. I can’t decide what’s bigger; the holes in the Pens and Flyers defense and goaltending or the holes in Tyler Kennedy’s nose.

  76. FREE HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY!!! on

    sally, i think they pulled the goalies.. testing a theory

  77. Blogmama Go Tony!!!! on

    btw, did anyone happen to mention earlier (sorry if they did, been offline all freaking day)…Tony got a call from Adam Graves!!!! Through a friend of friend of friend of Graves….Tony missed the call by Gravey left a voicemail and said he call back!!!!!

    Yeah, that guy stinks….no heart at all!!

  78. FREE HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY!!! on

    lmfao @ Rose was not amused!!!!!!!!! that’s awesome

  79. JimboWooside on

    *Lets Go Rangers!!* Lets Go Tony!!*

    Having trouble posting during the live action, but that was a great first period – 2 PP goals will make them think twice about gooning it up!!

  80. i met gravy aftyer agame during the dark ages. 01–02 maybe? idk, but he was so cool. never met a more down to earth guy. nicest guy ever

  81. FREE HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY!!! on

    Laurel, that’s a great story about Graves! What an amazing man!

    Grabby, seriously???

  82. wait Kreider played that period? could have fooled me. about as noticeable as Carkner. or Scott for that matter.

  83. FREE HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY!!! on

    lmao simmer down there Lev! a decent amount of special teams play

  84. Olga Folkyerself on

    Don’t worry Grabby I’ve lost a lot of jobs. I used to work in a bakery as a pilot. Take bread from here and pile it over there.

  85. ThisYearsModel on

    Time to play some more in thier zone. Get a couple more and this puppy is over.

  86. Olga Folkyerself on

    I once had a job in a factory that made women’s underwear. I was pulling down about 200 a week.

  87. here is my negative. can we please play with the puck more. it seems we are pinned in every shift

  88. Olga Folkyerself on

    I once had a job in a Deli. I was fired for putting my finger in a meat slicer. She was fired, too…. I didn’t know she was married to the boss!

  89. FREE HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY!!! on

    i think he’ll make his presence known in a good way before this game is over

  90. That is so awesome about Gravey! What a guy!

    Grabby, Mike’s Hard Lemonade? Oh, I didn’t realize you were a sorority sister.

    Mom just called to tell me she doesn’t like Neal. I LOVE HER.

  91. Olga Folkyerself on

    I tried to get a job as a lumberjack. There was a sign saying “Wanted Tree Fellers” but there were only two of us…

  92. RangerSwede TONY!! on

    A bottle of wine, a Rangers win and Tony doing better. What more could one ask for?

  93. U Otto Folkyerself on

    I worked for a Proctologist once. I was the one giving patients the pain killer injections. But I left after a little while. It was a dead end job…

  94. FREE HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY!!! on

    lmao @ Sallys mom, thats hilarious

    can someone hit that freakin beanpole?

  95. Yukon Al Folkyerself on

    I worked in a Brassiere Factory as a Diesel Fitter. I hold up the bra next to a girl and say “Diesel Fitter…”

  96. Blogmama Go Tony!!!! on

    Oh Grabs! I’m so sorry! Having been there, I can only offer you this advice…celebrate your aasen off!!! :)

    oh also, Tony, and Rose, have instructed the nursing staff NOT to shave Tony’s beard!!!!

  97. FREE HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY!!! on

    who was complaining last game about them saying the players full names all game long?

  98. Have to keep hearing Jim Obrien and BObby BUtler. Even their parents dont know their names, but Im stuck hearing them repeatedly from these 2 losers.

  99. ok, had dinner. hope it stays down, too. lol

    and can these cncbc announcers stop praising the sens like they are the second coming of crosby? jeez

  100. High Desert Roberto on

    Lundqvist making himself very comfortable inside the heads of the Senators

  101. Maybe we needed the wake up call. Our heads have been up our @$$es since the first two goals.

  102. I hate these 2 sick NBC losers. The whole game is about Ottawa. I despise them. “lets see if this can jump start Ottawa” I despise them. I hate them. I want to strangle them and rip out their eye balls. and their voice boxes.

  103. how many times this year has that happened from the box.

    get the puck and play with it now.

  104. How often does that happen? One team fails to score, it comes right back in your net

  105. Stranger Nation on

    McD has to make a better play on Carkner, I mean, Carkner – really? – of all people

  106. are we still not being outplayed? thats for whoever was saying that it bothered them that people have been saying that we’ve been outplayed and have been winning only because of Hank.

  107. Rangers desperately need some time in the offensive zone. And, am I crazy, or have they gotten worse at blocking shot? Or are the Sens better at waiting them out?

  108. We had a chance to up 3, and they went back against the run of play and scored on us. We have to respond like the champions we are answer. And we will.

  109. thank u lev. only reason were n this series is cuz of him. god richie n gabby an the rest of our “offensive” stars need to be better it looks like they are playing exactly the way they did in regular season. need more from our forwards. our d shouldnt be hemmed in all the time. now get something going with this pp boys cmon. this the easiest series we can hope to be in this playoffs

  110. We might as well start our PP in our own zone. We always lose the faceoff and then they clear.

  111. FREE HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY!!! on

    holy crap what happened to the guys who were winning those puck battles in the first

  112. is anyone watching the Pens-Flyers game? every time i switch channels the Pens are on the PP but i miss the calls. are they really drawing this many penalties? hard to believe

  113. How many times is kreider not going to score?

    They’ve looked overwhelmed this whole period. Running around like crazy, out of control. They need to re-establish the forecheck, pronto.

  114. These worthless wastes of carcillo whine about every call we get. We came really close on that PP to scoring again, just gotta keep working, weathering the storm, and answer back. LGR!!!!!!

  115. another penalty. this one i saw. deserving of being called. looks like the Flyers dont want to sweep.

  116. Agree the Rangers are on the back foot too much, Grabby, but not sure how “playing exactly the way they did in regular season” can be a complaint, given the disastrous regular season…

  117. yeah, every game they’re supposed to dominate from the opening faceoff until the final buzzer. You guys crack me up.


  118. FREE HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY!!! on

    CTB !!!!!!!!!!!!!! yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!

  119. That was not a penalty on us.

    Nothing was called on that hit on Gabby. I hope he’s ok.

  120. NICE HIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    Take that Spezza~!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Get outta here u piece of crap~!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  121. funny, except reading all day here today i was made to believe that carkner was a waste of a roster spot and we should thank them for playing him. OK SO THANKS OTTAWA. Thanks for playing him and making that pass that led to the goal. No, really, THANKS!

  122. i laughed when everyone got all ecstatic about the pens losing
    the first 3 games.
    you DON’T EVER celebrate until the final nail is put in the coffin
    and then the coffin is set on fire and burnt to ashes.

    i’ve dealt with waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too many pens (steelers)
    comebacks to haunt me to senility and beyond….

  123. You stick ur head down, you get hit in the face. And these piece of crap NBC turds are whining again.

  124. FREE HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY!!! on

    horrible 2nd period for this team again.. damn

  125. This team is bush-league. Seriously.

    What a load of amateur-hour this is. Unacceptable.

  126. FREE HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY!!! on

    gotta work through it… they were running around too much this period…

  127. cant freaking defend all game. its like we never led 2-0 never felt that way. get some speed. win battles do something and one more thing dubi sucks

  128. FREE HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY!!! on

    gregm…..exactly what i said to a friend… they look a step behind.

    hopefully that does NOT carry over into the 3rd

  129. Two games to one, game four tied at two regardless, these Rangers have kinda disappointed me. Was expecting more from them.. maybe they’re just worn out.

  130. This is just saddening. This is a national broadcast in the USA, and these guys are openly rooting for Ottawa. Theyre not even hiding it. Its unprofessional, disturbing, and sickening.

  131. That was a bad period. Bad penalties. Composure and forecheck gone. Hope Gabby’s okay; he needs to really get the offense going and not just a couple passes that are easy for the Sens to break up.

  132. Tiki – I had the same thought. This team is outrageously biased, especially seeing as this is NBC (of sorts).

  133. CraigWeather on

    This whole freaking period looked like an Ottawa power play….. Very simple, they win face offs and keep us pinned in our zone… We get tired, they dictate the play…. We take a penalty…. Players get even more fatigued. Pathetic…. Win a freaking face off and start forechecking. Pound their soft defense already geez!!!!!!!!!!

  134. JimboWooside on

    *Terrible* fuggin’ period that second was – played the whole fuggin’ period in our own end – WTB are they thinking? If it was that they could sit on a 2 goal lead with only 10 minutes gone in the first period, that was a BIG mistake!

    If they don’t get their heads out of their aasens quick, they lose this game going away…

  135. Time for some red bull, a few deep breaths and finally starting to forecheck in the next period. And score.

  136. At the Irish pub with Eddie The Mouth and some other diehard Rangers fan drinking none stop!


  137. Dubi can be so frustrating! I thought after game 2 he would play like a man possessed but it turns out his best play was vs the Gatorade dispenser.

  138. FREE HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY!!! on

    holy cow, guys, there’s still 20 minutes left! you KNOW they’ll come out in a beter mindset! torts is torchin flesh right now!

  139. Yeah, Chris. This is just disgusting. And we’re the number 1 seed. Its not like we’re the team that just squeaked in the playoffs. Theyre saying that Ottawa had a wonderful season and all sorts of smoke theyre blowing out of their aasens.

  140. High Desert Roberto on

    man the pitt/phi game is like NHL 12 against my autistic cousin, him scoring the 9 of course

  141. Nuts?

    The only one who are nuts are the ones who think this group of no-talent clowns has any chance to win this game.

    This team is done.

    Bring out the golf clubs.

  142. All I wanna do in life if figure out how to jump through my TV screen and transport to wherever the broadcast is located, so I can strangle losers like these pieces of carcillo.

  143. What’s the point of this comments section if you can’t vent your craziest, most anxious thoughts about the Blueshirts? That’s the fun of it. Saying cooke you can’t say to your wife ’cause she don’t care and she’d think you were nuts.

  144. FREE HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY!!! on

    is it wrong that i laughed at Roberto’s comment?

  145. FREE HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY!!! on

    Tiki, i’ll get you a transporter for Christmas, you just have to wear a trekkie shirt

  146. no, nuts would be thinking that Kreider deserves a chance to play in the 3rd in a 2-2 game to get his feet wet. nuts would be thinking that we need to thank the Sens for playing Carkner.

  147. Blogmama Go Tony!!!! on

    Chris, you may surely exercise your first amendment here…I’m Prust saying!!!!!

  148. Oh just STOP IT. Just a bunch of carcillo whiners!!! Let’s go rangers. Boylecwith the go ahead and an empty netter! Are we ranger fans or are we mice?! This is OUR year. There is no team that will beat us in seven. Henrik is in the ZONE!!! Ottawa is done and by the way does Philly have a goalie? Or Pittsburgh? Or new jersey? Or Florida? Boston? We will see them in the semis. Trust me. For the rest of you nellies ( or trolls ) get a grip. Let’s go Rangers!!!!

  149. CraigWeather on

    Carp, the only other complaint I’ve had this whole series is Gaborik disappearing everytime it’s a tight checking game. Tell me I’m wrong with any of my analysis (see my above post). Otherwise, I love this blog and love your game reviews ;)

  150. JimboWooside on

    Did I miss a great period of hockey just played by the NYR? What was that tilted-ice fiasco I was just watching? Did somebody play a joke on me?

  151. Stranger Nation on

    Even if filth choke away series – it will get nasty and more blood will be spilled

  152. I don’t think the flyers can come back from down 6 but I would love to see Cindy’s tantrum if they did!

  153. Is that before or after they get passed by the Devils, passed by the Penguins, passed by the Flyers, finish in sixth, lose to the Jets in five games and get stoned in a series by the red hot Sabres, Eric?

  154. Thanks Linda. Thats all I really want, just so I can beat the living tar out of pieces of carcillo with brass knuckles and make them bleed like they make my ears bleed!

  155. The only joke that’s been played is the one played on us by these no-talent circus clowns. They get the 1st seed then play the Senators as if they’re playing the late-90s Red Wings.

    Bush. Bush-league.

  156. We’re the better team here, and we have to come out in the 3rd with urgency and purpose. We cant let these losers dictate the action, and we cant let these 2 NBC losers get their wish.

  157. Let’s go rangers! I love the rangers they will win this game or I will never post another comment on this website for the rest of my life but will visit it to support carp and his awesomeness

  158. FREE HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY!!! on

    lol John!! don’t do it!

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

  159. Torts during intermission:

    “So, do you guys recommend any courses near Westchester? … Dublowski, what’s your handicap? … Stepon, do you like to tee off in the early morning??

  160. Stranger Nation on

    John M – love the positive karma – do not leave the blog regardless of what happens

  161. FREE HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY!!! on

    lmfao pizza pizza!

    John, i agree with Stranger, keep posting!

  162. Gaborik hasn’t done schnapps in this series. When is that clown going to show up?

  163. FREE HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY!!! on

    we havent neeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeighed in a while

  164. Miami, if Sat Nite Live does the Debbie Downer skit again you should put in your resume

  165. I didnt hear these NBC losers ask if the Rangers had one more rush on the PP in them like they did for Ottawa on 3 diff occasions this game.

  166. It’s as if the Rangers have success on the PP (bombing it) and think “hey, the other team will probably adjust,” so they adjust. And go back to failing.

    Hey Gabby — stop putting it into d men’s feet. Thanks.


  167. if Kreider is going to play 3 minutes tonight, then ye, i would have played Scott for those same 3 minutes. but of course Scott is useless and kreider has had such a tremendous game changing night.

  168. Ryan from NJ on

    why do we ALWAYS have to have a slapshot on the power play? Simple wrist/snapshots work just as well and are easier to deflect.

  169. Ryan from NJ on

    Thanks carp!! I was totally trying to stream this game on my Mac in school but WIFI was garbage lol

  170. FREE HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY!!! on

    Lev, you will be soooooooo relieved when they win this game

  171. better beans on

    Good test of poise and system, as was Monday’s game.
    2-2 at the other guy’s place, tryin’ to get command.

    Brad struggling with his passes; Marc struggling with
    the kind of fatigue that comes with serious concussion.
    We forget how amazing it is he’s even here, at the speed of
    this game, at its highest level. No expectations from here
    until next October, earliest.

    Once again, team in character – not too much high-grade

    Latona – usually agree with you – don’t on your disappointment.
    For me, they are playin’ about as well as they can, as well as I expected.
    Disagreed early and often they were that much better than Sens.
    Thought this would likely be a “lucky bounce” series.

    Why would a real fan of the game want Spezza to miss the third period?
    Especially if you’ve bought the Rangers are best, don’t you want them to
    beat the Sens with their top guys?

  172. Ye, i hope so. Huge period right here. If this series will be 3-1 tomorrow it will all be rainbows and butterflies but 2-2, not so much. I did say Rangers in 5 before the series started….

  173. Lev… I am total pessimist too… This type of game tips my kishkas out! We will win!!!

  174. no beans. we wanna win at whatever cost. dont know why u would want spezza in. unless u dont really care who wins

  175. Ryan from NJ on

    Ok, Stepan and Dubinsky with ZERO points in this series, one of them has to start contributing. Stepan has been a ghost IMO in all three games so far, and soon to be this one.

  176. Anderson is looking too settled. Needs a little shove.

    Cally-Richards-Dubi not cutting it.

  177. Ryan from NJ on

    so anyone see the great football game going on in Philly??

    Philly has one field goal while Pittsburgh has a TD and a field goal. 10-3 LMAO

  178. ThisYearsModel on

    Dubinsky. Still asleep. He took the season off and now he is taking the playoffs off.

  179. Better period. Anderson’s been good. Hank hasn’t been that busy in the third. After surrendering 2-0 lead, they came strong in the third. On the road. Relax, they’re back.

  180. i cant believe that the Flyer fans havent left the building yet. theyre probably just hoping for a brawl to have some entertainment tonight

  181. Better beans- not sure where you get the fatique thingy, Staal has been our best D-man on the back end tonite

  182. FREE HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY!!! on


  183. dubys supposed to be refreshed and having a new start whatever. he is like another d man out there.

  184. FREE HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY!!! on

    Hank is giving them the chance to win this damned game… DO IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  185. N.CountryNYRFan on

    this is our chance, c’mon boys remember to shot the puck this time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  186. Dear God,

    I never asked for a power play goal the entire season, to the best of my recollection. Please reward the Rangers with a power play goal on this ensuing power play. Thanks for the help,


  187. FREE HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY!!! on

    score the damned goal for your goalie who’s given you the chance to win this game.

    Hank gets all damned 3 stars tonight

  188. ryan, i dont care wat they do in vancouver. but yea, i would think no riot. its only first round. maybe a shooting.

  189. N.CountryNYRFan April 18th, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    If we don’t score here watch out for the makeup call against us.

    For sure.

  190. FREE HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY!!! on

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

  191. why are they breaking out on the power play with FOUR of our guys sitting on OUR blue line?????

  192. Ok Boyle needs to have a little more poise there and realize he didn’t have to ice the puck.

  193. FREE HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY!!! on

    64 seconds! get out of the zone and ATTTAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACK!!!!!!

  194. “On the verge of throwing a very fancy remote through a very large TV.”

    I did that once. So I bought an even bigger TV.

  195. These have been an awful two offensive periods for the Rangers. No sustained pressure. So much time in Hank’s zone.

  196. I don’t think he’s been great, no, but he sure has a lot to do with the two goals on the board, doesn’t he?

  197. Does it make me a bad person to wish that someone knock out the rest of Chris Neil’s teeth?

  198. mcdonagh sitting there just killing clock was all i needed to see. if we win its by accident

  199. If only Carl Hagelin was in the lineup and we had a “fastest skater” to decide the winner of this lol I’d feel more confident.

  200. that he does, but aside from that, composure is something he said he learned from guys like Andeychuk (sp?) when in Tampa as a kid. Other guys that had won the cup. He has had a number of amateurish back passes, hard passes and missed defensive assignments tonight. I’m not sure that is the leadership the kids need. Maybe it’s me. I’ll be quiet.

  201. Michelliti said that was a great 3rd period for the Rangers… I must be watching a different game

  202. heres ot in a nutshell. ottawa comes in waves with speed dictates play we wait for a puck to go off a skate or option 2 rangers shoot puck over glass lose on pp goal

  203. If nothing else positive from this game, but at least good sign – Staal seems to find his pre- brotherly collision tough self.

  204. Rollin Dubious on

    Chris Neil is assistant captain? blahahahahaha…lead by example, how to douche it up.

  205. Just his molars, would love to see Pruster knock them out.

    It’s sad that Ottawa gave Neil an “A”…why not give Zac Rinaldo the “C”?

  206. “New York is now 31-39 all-time in playoff games decided in overtime.”

    got let’s hope we get win #32 shortly

  207. Eric, dude, you are like that “oh me…oh my” cartoon character from thirty years ago. Relax….these are the 2012 Rangers who find ways to win. BELIEVE!!!!

  208. Tough game to watch. Hate how the Sens often look like they are on the PP when it is even strength.

    Can someone explain how the PP scores two goals in six minutes and then looks PUTRID on that last PP in the 3rd..

    Will it be AGONY or ECSTASY????

  209. Wait. I’m accidentally watching the VAN-LAK game all of a sudden. Go Dusty Brown! But how do I get back to the Rangers game…?

  210. Someone needs to score for Hank. He deserves this. Need to go home 3-1 with confidence about OT, because there will be more of these

  211. What was keenan talking about??? they looked great until that pp and then the instantly began to bl*w. And quite frankly their play has bl*wn ever since. Torts need to smash some sticks or something and go off like Sam Kinison in Back to School

  212. FREE HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY!!! on

    lmao tiny raisins!!

    Rangers75, from your typing fingers to the hockey gods eyes!

  213. paging dublowsky now is as good as time for you to score. could erase your whole season of misery

  214. Carp, you paying the Rangers off to go to OT in order to drive up comment stats? :-)

    Keep up the good work brother!!!

  215. Micheletti saying it was a great third period…he must have a drinking problem.

    We’re BARELY hanging on. If not for Hank we’d be down by alot. The Rangers have zero sustained pressure and Ottawa carries the puck in at will and keeps it in.

    I’m thinking we’re looking at a 2-2 series. Not alot of confidence with this team in OT.

    Dubinsky..jeez…how is it possible for a guy to completely lose any offensive instincts? He gets the puck all I’m waiting for is a turnover.

  216. Well, Carp brought up their recent playoff OT woes to Dave Maloney – can we get off the schneid tonight, or does the torture continue?

  217. Guess who’s going to wake up and pot the OT goal? Gabby…. That’s who. No reason why… Just my gut.

  218. NYC Rangers…love the Sam Kinison analogy…

    …ok, Mr. Helper, do you remember that little thing called the Korean Conflict…

  219. FREE HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY!!! on

    TIki must have had an aneurysm with that last comment, the longer it goes it favors the sens

  220. FREE HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY!!! on

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

  221. Yup, thanks Ag!

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

  222. ilb: he starts periods well, seems to falter late. Tying goal
    was preceded by failure to clear with plenty of time
    (a Ranger tattoo this year), then falling down/tripping in corner,
    after camera caught him suckin’ wind, then falling into Hank,
    effectively preventing any attempt at save.

  223. I just understand. He sat there like a statue. Why dont u go play some more guitar with Johnny Mac.. maybe that’ll help u make that save.

  224. Torts has not impressed me in this series, other than his excellent timeout in Game 1. When your team loses that quickly into OT, something is wrong.

  225. Just sickening. We had a plethora of chances in the 3rd period, we were controlling the play in the short OT, and he just lets in a cheapo goal. Make that 8 straight OT losses. Youd think by luck alone, we’d one of the OT games, but not for us. Just bad luck.

  226. Did that shot look stoppable to anyone else? I think our goalie got outplayed by that scrub Anderson tonight….

  227. someone put me out of my misery i blame my father for this torture who made me root for this crap franchise

  228. Rollin Dubious on

    I will be in Vancouver of all places next week for work…and will miss 6 and 7. I may just quit tomorrow

  229. gotta hang in there folks. We still have home ice. Disappointing, though. Sucks if Boston goes up 3-1 tomorrow. Last year their early series allowed them to be rested.

  230. and i am the moron who spends money on season tix for this team which couldnt win an ot game if ORR was in nets for the other team

  231. Rangers got outmuscled and outhustled after they went up 2-0. Can’t happen. Another OK goalie revealing the lack of precision in the Rangers’ O.

    Oh, well.

    LGR @ MSG.

  232. Great shot by the kind of young kid that has tended to
    elude Glen Sather for more than a decade.

    I’m as hard judging Henrik as anyone; no fault here.

    Glen’s guys lose ANOTHER in OT.

    Thought it would be a lucky bounce series.
    Seen nothing to change my mind.

    Guys really looked gassed at times tonite.
    Can they find more? Is there more left?

    Good they have the extra day…

  233. Blogmama Go Tony!!!! on

    Sigh. Been a long day all. Got no more energy for the next 300 or so comments. It was a grand day for blog traffic, anyway :)

    Sad. Gonna be a long time til Saturday…but I’m keeping the faith!!!!! Niters! Ta!!! (I hope Tony slept through the end of this game)

  234. this was one of those games where if you weren’t a person who followed these teams all year, you’d have no idea who was the 1 and who was the 8.

    horrific loss and a pretty abysmal effort apart from the 2 quick power play goals and the brief stretch in the third where they were ok. I thought they were badly outplayed for most of the game, included down the stretch in the 3rd when they were basically hanging on for dear life.

  235. let’s all just thank the Sens for playing Carkner. They at least gave us a shot….Otherwise it’d be over before it started.

  236. This is just unbelievable – the freaking law of averages should at least try to even things up a bit, but never does that happen with us…

    Go ahead now, everyone who only has their rose-colored glasses on – tell us how we didn’t see what we saw tonight. Carry on!

  237. Like it or not, but the Rangers have been outplayed more often than not by the Sens the last 3 games.

    That said, I fully expect them to win game 5 because that’s what they’ve done all season.

    I also expect them to then lose game 6.

    That PP is embarassingly inept and yeah, they scored 2 tonight but more due to Ottawa’s inexplicable poor PK play than anything else. Once the Sens realized how silly they looked, the rest of the Rangers PP opportunities were wasted and like game 2, the single biggest reason the series is tied.

    And why dress Kreider if he’s gonna play for 3 minutes. Stupid.

  238. Czechthemout!!! on

    Unreal! Bad goal once again by LQ in a playoff overtime. This team crapped in its pants with a two goal lead. Played like sh…t in the second and was afraid to make a play on the power play late in the third.

    MdZ has been brutal on the pp and in this playoff overall. Just shameful.

    Torts talks a good game about not sitting on the lead but for the third time in three games they sat on a lead and that is just unacceptable. He is responsible for making the right adjustments so that this doesn’t happen and once again it did.

    Where the hell is Dubinsky? Move your god damn feet when your with the puck you idiot . Can’t someone the staff put on a video of his play last season to show him what he should do?

    Ok i am done for tonight!

  239. Boston went to seven games in their first round series last year. Didn’t get rest until after the second round.

  240. I think Anderson stinks and I think there’s plenty of evidence of that in these games. That being said, Lundqvist gave up a few not-great goals in this game and is also dealing with far more significant offensive attackers than is Anderson. Easy for Anderson to look good when he’s shutting down Mike Rupp.

  241. # ORR!! What Is It Good For?!?! April 18th, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    I’ll never understand how Hank can have such a good game, then allow a goal like that to end it. Insane!

    Exactly. He just wants to get out on time to go play the guitar with Johnny Mac. /just the anger talking.

  242. FREE HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY!!! on

    get off the damned ledge Duker, you’re stronger than that

  243. I’ve said it a couple times before but here it is. If you’re terrible on faceoffs and the power play, you will not make a deep run in the playoffs. Sather will fix this in the off season making next years team a true Cup contender.

  244. The pathetic OT record is a direct result of a lack of skill. There are 2 skilled forwards on this team right now and they are being shutdown.

    What have Richards and Gaborik done since game 1? Zero. And it’s reflected on their combined point totals (the 2 flukey PP goals in the first period notwithstanding): ZERO!

  245. eric,

    yeah that was some delusional b.s. from Callahan. team was good for two power plays and a handful of minutes in the third. that works out to about maybe 8-10 total minutes out of 60+.

  246. step arty dubi = useless. richy gabby not enough. when brian boyle is your best player your in a
    2-2 series.

    done in 6

    see you all in october.

    at least on sat i could punch a whole in the ceiling at msg and not my house

  247. Everything is beautiful, eric – don’t ya know!? We were wonderful!! All is right with the world!

  248. N.CountryNYRFan on

    Series is tied and the Senators haven’t led in any of the games, that just sucks, 2 OT killers!!!

  249. FREE HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY!!! on

    didnt richards and gabby have 2 assists tonight?

    i know, assists shamssists, but they did have points lol

  250. and say what you will about Henrik Lundqvist’s “soft goal” – and I don’t think it was one of his best by any means – but this team wouldn’t even be in this series without him.

  251. it’s amazing that Gaborik had points tonight because the only two times I remember seeing him were when he put a backhand into the glass and wiped out.

  252. Reginald Dunlop on

    uh when is Dubinsky gonna play with all this fire I kept hearing about…….the most effort the guy has shown was throwing the gator jug……………….it’s only 1 game but some bad signs…….that hustle on backcheck eluded them a lot tonight………can we sit out Mitchell now????? totally dogged it on 2nd goal, poor ice awareness and gives absolutely nothing…..dress Zucc with one wrist, hes better……….forecheck none existant, have to force Senators D men deep in their zone, not there at all………..passive in forecheck and Senators get free out ALL night…………..Stepan’s game gone, he’s got to play with Cally and should’ve kept Kreider with Gaborik and Richards…….his game improved as the game went on the other night……………

  253. Alfredsson is obviously of more value to his team while concussed than our superstar scorers are when healthy – he’s a “rallying cry” for his team and the fans, and our guys, when it really counts, are big question marks…

  254. FREE HageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY!!! on

    lmao Lloyd, what about when they showed him grimacing on the bench!!

    sheeeeeeeeesh you guys are just hilarious