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Rangers-Senators Game 5.

Expecting the same lineup for the Rangers, which means Henrik Lundqvist in goal (duh!). Carl Hagelin sits out the final game of his three-game suspension, so Chris Kreider plays in his place.

Ottawa is expected to insert rookie Mark Stone, fresh out of juniors, into the lineup in place of Jesse Winchester (upper body bullcrap). Daniel Alfredsson remains in Ottawa, and Paul MacLean said he skated today and showed progress … but of course we know not to believe any of that stuff 100 percent at this stage.

Ya boys haven’t trailed during play at any point in this series, have scored first in every game (of course) and they are 0-2 when they score a PPG. Silly stats. Ottawa is 2-0 when Matt Carkner plays, 0-2 when he doesn’t.

Must-win game. Unless they lose. Then the next one is a Must-win game.

Let’s Go Tony!

 

 

 

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  1. FREEHageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY... BECAUSE IT'S THE CUP! on

    Thanks for the Carping Carp

  2. FREEHageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY... BECAUSE IT'S THE CUP! on

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

    and thanks for the product promotion, that’s a MUST HAVE

  3. LGBT!

    LETS GO RANGERS!!!!!

    TONY! TONY! TONY! TONY!

    LETS GO RANGERS!!!!

    TONY! TONY! TONY! TONY!

    LETS GO RANGERS!!!!

    LGBT!

  4. If we come out and just play our game tonight, we will win. I have a gut feeling that we are going to beat them by more than 2 goals tonight. Get it screwed on straight and play the right way. Let’s go boys.

    Also, is there a page for Sally’s beard contest?

  5. FREEHageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY... BECAUSE IT'S THE CUP! on

    lmfao my daughter just texted me a picture of wade redden!!!!!!! dyin

  6. FREEHageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY... BECAUSE IT'S THE CUP! on

    FIRE SATHER {{{{{{OLGA}}}}}} my champion!

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

    RAAAAAAAAAAAANGERSS!!!

    Lets go gog og gog og go og go gog ogg!!!!!!!!

    GO TIMEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

    IT

    IS

    TIME!!!!!!!!!

    3 periods of non stop hockey action!!!! If overtime …..may the force be with us!!!

    LETS GO TONY LETS GO TONY LETS GO TONY!!!!!!!

  8. FREEHageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY... BECAUSE IT'S THE CUP! on

    they are SOFT that’s why bill patrick!

  9. Let’s Go Rangers!!

    Spent some time at IKEA with the bride-to-be today and had on my blue Adam Graves Jersey…got more than a few “Let’s Go Rangers” hellos and had one guy say “I need a photo of that jersey for my son! Go Rangers!!”

    HUGE game tonight…there’s no reason to not go 110% every shift. I firmly believe a loss tonight means we lose this series. The Rangers need to stop playing conservative and passive and start imposing their will on Ottawa.

    No excuses. We Will Win Tonight!!!

    I’d love to see some of our guys finally step up. Dubinsky has had all year to fail to produce…time to earn your paycheck tonight buddy!

    And Hank…No softies tonight. Stay focused. Stay on your feet. Keep your glove hand up.

    So pumped for this game! And SO NERVOUS!

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

    LETS GO!!!!!!!!!

    COME ON ALREADY!!!!

    I can’t wait!!!!

    RAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANGERSSSSSSSSS we loveeee youuuuuuuuuuuuuu guys!!!!!!

    yeah baby !!! Game time is my time!!!!!!

    GO GO GO GO GO GO GO!!!!!

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

    GO RANGERS!!!

    lets go go go go go go go go go og og go go go!!!!!!!

    LETS GO BOYZZZZZ , lets make sum NOIZEEEEEEEE!!!

    wohoooooooooooo!!! Rangers baby tonight!!!!!

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

    RANGERS!!

    TONY!!!

    RANGERS!!!

    TONY!!!!

    RANGERSS!!

    TONY!!!!

    RANGERS !!!!

    TONY!!!!

    Lets go gopggo go gog og GO TIMEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!

    Rangers!!!!

  13. Gooooooooooooood evening gang!

    Had a really busy day, now ready to sit, relax and watch the Rangers take it ‘the right way’ to the Sens.

    LGR!!

  14. Blogmama Go Tony!!!! on

    Nasty….in case you missed Lin’s link….http://zetterburger.com/…..in fact, just google zetterburger and her blog comes up first!!

    Matty, sigh, yea, I guess I do….

    LGR! LGBT!!!! MUUUUUUUSSSSSSTTTT WIIIIIIIIINNNNNNNN!!! (channeling Greg)

  15. Having a Grey Goose Martini as we speak. Sorry, don’t have any beer in the house. My..uh…almost drinking age son was home from college. I’ll get him for that one…..

    Good idea, Olga.

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

    LETS GO RANGERS!!!!!!!!

    Time to relax Mickey!!! RANGERS are ready!!!!

  17. FREEHageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY... BECAUSE IT'S THE CUP! on

    22!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    nice to see ya again Nasty sir!!

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

    MOMMA WERE ALL CRAZY NOW!!!!!

    RAAAAAAAAAAAANGERS!!!

    RAAAAAAAAAAAAANGERS!!!!!

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

    Sure am Carpinello!!!! Fire it up!!!!

    Linda’s name is sure getting longer!!! HAhaha I love it!!!!

    GO RANGERSSS!!

    BIG GAME!!

    HUGE!!!

    GIGANTIC ramifications to boot!!!!

  20. N.CountryNYRFan on

    Let’s GO RANGERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  21. FREEHageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY... BECAUSE IT'S THE CUP! on

    XO Greg!!!

    since it’s a ‘must win’ we gotta pull the goalie!!! :-)

  22. FREEHageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY... BECAUSE IT'S THE CUP! on

    ILBZO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  23. Wow, Chico actually complimented someone on the opposition. Of course it was a backhanded compliment to a Devile because, “Gionta is ssooooooooo hard to defend against”.

    HOMER CHICO…..

  24. FREEHageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY... BECAUSE IT'S THE CUP! on

    Jorek, is Agravaine working tonight???

  25. FREEHageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY... BECAUSE IT'S THE CUP! on

    MICKEY!!!!!!!!!! how was ponderosa? LOL

  26. Blogmama Go Tony!!!! on

    fyi, Tony keeping up with game tonight with Rose via computer…Rose is passing on all the bonehead love and LGT LGBTs….I love this place!!!

  27. JimboWoodside on

    Craig Anderson, Craig Anderson – for God’s sake, he hasn’t been THAT good – our offense has *stunk!*

  28. FREEHageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY... BECAUSE IT'S THE CUP! on

    TONY!!!!!!!!!! ROSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! much love!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  29. How can Torts keep saying that they played well in the 3rd period in Game 4? They couldn’t fuggin score and that killed them plain and simple-btw great get before the deadline cuz John Scott has been awesome!

  30. Delicious and I walked away stuffed as usual, Lin. I took half the steak and potato home!

  31. Blogmama Go Tony!!!! on

    Next to Carp, Maloney is the only person I really like listening to about the Rangers….man, I love that man….

  32. CraigWeather on

    Lets put these assclowns away quick so I don’t have to hear John foreskin errr forslund tell us how great the Sens are. LET’S GO RANGERS ….. Clap.. Clap… Clap clap clap.

  33. Got my Rangers sweater, my Rangers glass, and my Rangers candles all lit. Let’s do this!

  34. FREEHageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY... BECAUSE IT'S THE CUP! on

    i don’t think ANY of us are puck bunnies Jimbo, that’s kinda insulting

  35. Blogmama Go Tony!!!! on

    Jorek, you can post as Ag….who would know the difference….hahahahahhahaha :)

  36. FREEHageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY... BECAUSE IT'S THE CUP! on

    Ag’s here in spirt!!

  37. FREEHageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY... BECAUSE IT'S THE CUP! on

    wow, VERSUS showing the Anthems! SHOCKING!!!!!!!!!!!!

  38. FREEHageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY... BECAUSE IT'S THE CUP! on

    wow, the Rangers retired Hagelin’s number already!!! LOL

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

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

    Im with you Craig!!!!

    WOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!! You got it Jimbo!!!!!

    GO RANGERS!!!!!!

  40. Jimbo the pucksticle . . . that should be your new sign in

    and Momma our posts are totally different . . her’s are all Aggy and mine are all Joreky

  41. FREEHageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY... BECAUSE IT'S THE CUP! on

    RUPP looks like he wants to rip off someones head and carcillo down their neck!

  42. Yeah… Just waiting to see if the New York Rangers or the islanders show up on my tv tonight… Inside fb joke. ;)

  43. FREEHageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY... BECAUSE IT'S THE CUP! on

    OMG!!!!!!!!!! THAT WAS FUGGIN AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <3 Amirante!!!!!!!!!!!!

  44. FREEHageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY... BECAUSE IT'S THE CUP! on

    LETS GO GINGERBINSKY!!!!!!!!

  45. Joekuh - 14 more...LGBT! on

    gaborik with a good check?i might have to watch that twice just to believe it.

  46. May I be the first to say Nick Foligno: Ranger Killer in advance of him doing anything remotely positive in the game.

  47. FREEHageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY... BECAUSE IT'S THE CUP! on

    neil = henchemanbouchernozzle face

  48. FREEHageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY... BECAUSE IT'S THE CUP! on

    wow McD was piiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiisssssssed!!

  49. Blogmama Go Tony!!!! on

    Carp, crowd sounds good? or is it just by the broadcast booth or the 400s and 300s?

  50. Olga Folkyerself on

    Someone needs to cross-check Niel’s teeth out. It would be worth the two minutes.

  51. FREEHageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY... BECAUSE IT'S THE CUP! on

    Olga, i think he only has one left!!

    LMFAO MICKEY!! a picture tells a thousand words!

  52. FREEHageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY... BECAUSE IT'S THE CUP! on

    lmao Laurel, thankfully boucher was termed passable 2 seasons ago lol

  53. Jimbo the Puckstickle on

    He’s already missing quite a few, Olga, but I agree, someone should complete the job – and jam the ones he still has down into his stomach…

  54. FREEHageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY... BECAUSE IT'S THE CUP! on

    brian boucher, that’s why it makes sense

  55. FREEHageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY... BECAUSE IT'S THE CUP! on

    omg, wtf are they playing over the PA.. that is absolutely bush-league horrific!

  56. Snooki’s supposed to be here. What a freakin disgrace. I’m sure no Ranger fan would have wanted that ticket.

  57. Blogmama Go Tony!!!! on

    Sigh…Jorek, I’m gonna have catch you up on the lingo….:) Lin, maybe a new post of linguistics in the boneheads FB????

  58. FREEHageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY... BECAUSE IT'S THE CUP! on

    they are going to have to delouse the section and put the seat in a biohazard bag Carp

  59. FREEHageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY... BECAUSE IT'S THE CUP! on

    lol that would probably be a good idea Laurel

  60. Blogmama Go Tony!!!! on

    Carp, that makes me seriously want to boudreau and do damage to something…….unhartnelling real.

  61. FREEHageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY... BECAUSE IT'S THE CUP! on

    my daughter is gonna post the Redden pic on my FB if anyone wants to see lol

  62. FREEHageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY... BECAUSE IT'S THE CUP! on

    ORRR!!! Thank the baby Kreider you’re here!

  63. it’s loud … but of course, MSG then drowns them out by playing some ridiculously unncessarily loud music. Shuts them right up.

  64. Blogmama Go Tony!!!! on

    Lin, let’s do it!!!! too much fun….we can also post here….but it would have to careful. how do you explain hartnell = hartnell?

  65. Jimbo the Puckstickle on

    Snooki should be at the NJ Devil games – she’s about in their class…..

  66. yes, orr, lots of celebs. including Tom Coughlin and Chris Snee, and the bandwagon-jumper of them all, Spike Lee.

  67. FREEHageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY... BECAUSE IT'S THE CUP! on

    lmao Laurel, we’ll have to email each other words the other has forgotten, then i’ll make the master list and post it on FB.

  68. 50% on faceoffs so far and love them crashing the net like the Senators have been doing all series

  69. FREEHageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY... BECAUSE IT'S THE CUP! on

    hartnell, very carefully. GUCK, except the g is replaced with the previous letter? lol

  70. Blogmama Go Tony!!!! on

    Famous and “famous” people always show up this time of year…..there’s a section where they all sit….unaffordable for real fans, but heaven forbid we get get a chance….makes me boudreau. They ain’t paying for their rib sangwich…..

  71. FREEHageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY... BECAUSE IT'S THE CUP! on

    spike lee.. let me vomit now

  72. Blogmama Go Tony!!!! on

    You got in Lin…..would be easier on FB but fun and a challenge here :)

  73. FREEHageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY... BECAUSE IT'S THE CUP! on

    damnit to carcilloy hell

  74. FREEHageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY... BECAUSE IT'S THE CUP! on

    i agree FB would be easier, quicker lol

  75. Jimbo the Puckstickle on

    Well, at least it wasn’t a “perfectly executed shot” over his glove this time…

  76. ThisYearsModel on

    Not good. We are making Andreson look like Patrick Roy and giving up softies.

  77. Blogmama Go Tony!!!! on

    Miami, I can’t get there in time, but I can hire someone to shut you up!!!!!

    Spitza, to heck with you….come on boys!!!

  78. FREEHageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY... BECAUSE IT'S THE CUP! on

    WELLMAN!! WHERE FOR ART THOU WELLMAN?

  79. Czechthemout!!! on

    And John Mitchell with another brilliant defensive play. But all the Mitchell lovers swear by him. What a piece of garbage!

  80. Jimbo the Puckstickle on

    Not during the regular season, Carp – but during the playoffs, anything goes (in)..

  81. FREEHageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY... BECAUSE IT'S THE CUP! on

    lmao Mickey. must score situation! :-)

  82. FREEHageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY... BECAUSE IT'S THE CUP! on

    He comes back for Game 6

  83. FREEHageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY... BECAUSE IT'S THE CUP! on

    lmfao Olga! sad but true

  84. Jimbo the Puckstickle on

    And others – I forgot that he did the deed in the second game – I thought it happened in the first one.

  85. High Desert Roberto on

    Rangers playoff m.o.- make AHL goalie look like prime-era Hasek? check.

    Somehow give the other team an advantage on our power play? check.

    Get completely outworked and out-hustled, and out-chanced at home in a pivotal game 5? check (penciled in)

  86. Jimbo the Puckstickle on

    >>>Paging Mark Messier, Paging Mark Messier. Can you still take face offs?

    And smash a Sens player in the face with an unseen elbow or stick, please?

  87. FREEHageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY... BECAUSE IT'S THE CUP! on

    i’m just calling it the power pLAME from now on

    lil lame lamont

  88. FREEHageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY... BECAUSE IT'S THE CUP! on

    so sick of these xfinity commercials

  89. Sather looks worried … about his garden: “I wonder if my tulips are surviving the Banff spring frosts”

  90. FREEHageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY... BECAUSE IT'S THE CUP! on

    lol Carpy gettin feisty! I LIKE IT

  91. Czechthemout!!! on

    Miami Pimp

    I don’t if your joking or not but what you said is true about Mitchell and Kreidr.

  92. High Desert Roberto on

    Sens give some ice-time to their best prospect- BAM! assist.

    Rangers sit their best prospect all game- BAM! he does nothing

  93. Lundqvist needs puck training. Why put it to the completely open Ranger when you can play it to the two Ottawa Senators flying down the boards?

  94. FREEHageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY... BECAUSE IT'S THE CUP! on

    the mind wanders Olga lol

  95. FREEHageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY... BECAUSE IT'S THE CUP! on

    so you guys know about my daughter and her Montoya haul from this season. Anyway, she’s at the Whale/ Baby icelanders game, and Level 5 goes up to her and says HEY!! MONTY’s BUDDY!!

  96. You know Kreider needs confidence . . but if Torts doesn’t have the confidence to play him then he is going to lose any confidence he had not gain more. If he wasn’t ready then don’t put him in . . .but this is probably the worst thing to do to him.

  97. FREEHageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY... BECAUSE IT'S THE CUP! on

    Gingerbinsky rippin off noses!

  98. FREEHageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY... BECAUSE IT'S THE CUP! on

    lets go power pLAME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  99. FREEHageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY... BECAUSE IT'S THE CUP! on

    Level 5 = Matt Moulson

  100. Jimbo the Puckstickle on

    Callahan taking a shot to the face from Spezza – I guess we’re just destined to be punching bags in this series.

  101. No matter what happens, never going to go far if there’s no threat that you can you hurt them by being on the power play. Teams don’t respect our power play and it has been that way since the lockout…arguably we had more talent on it when Jagr was around but still.

    Carp, what is the problem with the PP? Is it personnel, strategy, coaching? What do the hockey minds think is the main reason their PP is just completely ineffective.

  102. COULD THEY ELEVATE A FREAKING SHOT PLEASE????? UGHHHHHHHH!!!

    Boos raining down at the Garden. NOT COOL!

  103. Blogmama Go Tony!!!! on

    Good Adam Gravey…..( who I thank dearly for calling Tony)…..but my intestines are in a huge knot…

  104. High Desert Roberto on

    you NYR apologists are great. as a long suffering ranger fan, I have a right to be pissed and frustrated with this team and so do you. we aren’t yankee fans here, we haven’t exactly been spoiled since the mid 90s..i dont give a damn about effort, blocked shots, hits. ottawa has the lead and looks like the better team and yeah i’m disgruntled just like all the fans at MSG

  105. He power play has been a problem years. . .through player changes coaching changes and style changes . . . so what is it???

  106. Somebody needs to take responsibility for the PP. It’s truly depressing.

    Those are the plays which will never allow me to appreciate Girardi as much as I should.

  107. Blogmama Go Tony!!!! on

    hartnell the booers!!!!!! I want to shoot/boudreau on you all…..argh!

  108. Czechthemout!!! on

    So Stone plays a regular shift in his first game with people who can actually play this game. Kreider, he plays with crud!!!

  109. Be disgruntled all you want, High Desert. But it’s inaccurate to say they’re being outhustled or outworked. Not even close.

  110. Hey Roberto . . its 1-0 after one period . . there is a lot of time left don’t jump off the ledge yet

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

    Anderson is playin really good but all we have to do is get that first goal and then we can start breaking down this team. We have the team to grind this out and once we get our goal , more will come. No worries , just need to keep up the pressure.

    GO RANGERS!!!!!

  112. like I said after game 4 of this series. There is a reason the rangers lost 3 out of 4 to the Senators in the rugular season. It’s apparent that the Rangers don’t match up well gainst the senators.

  113. FREEHageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY... BECAUSE IT'S THE CUP! on

    for as long as i’ve been posting here, we’ve bemoaned the power play…it’s gotten worse, and the sad thing is, it’s probably NOT going to change. grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

    Liam, stfu. M

  114. High Desert Roberto on

    well maybe the rangers need to work smarter, not harder or something. hustle and work ideally lead to results. the sens must be the luckiest team in that playoffs. it’s 4 unanswered now.

  115. FREEHageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY... BECAUSE IT'S THE CUP! on

    someone cover milburys head in amber

  116. Missed a lot of that action. Seemed like the same old Carcillo. True?

    God, Gabby gets snuffed every time.

    Their call-up rookie’s better than ours, huh?

  117. CraigWeather on

    Honestly… I just can’t watch another crappy PP…another lost faceoff….. The goal was a softie, but I hardly fault hank when we can’t do CRAP on the PP. Sick of it. Get it together!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  118. High Desert Roberto on

    I’m on the ledge Dr. Richard Kimble style..

    me: “I didn’t kill my wife”

    agent gerard: “i don’t care”

  119. FREEHageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY... BECAUSE IT'S THE CUP! on

    Chris, guess the caliber of linemates helps with that

    milbury is intellectually corrupt

  120. Blogmama Go Tony!!!! on

    I seriously can’t handle negativity now…..except for a few peeps (sorry all!), I got to take a break or I’m gonna get real pissed….

  121. Booing is probably a bit much but its MSG…they still do the whistling Potvin…ah nevermind

    Faceoffs are almost laughable at this point…How are we this bad as a team on faceoffs and how is Zonopka a god? Of course the kids in his very first game is playing stronger than most of the Ranger lineup and he already has more points.

    Sky isn’t falling but this is frustrating. It makes you wonder if the season was flukey — not that they didn’t play beyond expectations or put in some very strong games but maybe the opponents just weren’t at their best? It seemed like, especially towards the end of the season, that teams who were desperate or just needed to break a slump and look determined, usually beat the Rangers – sometimes quite easily.

    Not sure what this team is missing but it seems more apparent that the lineup as it is today isnt playing at a level this team needs to be successful…maybe they just don’t have enough skill

  122. High Desert, sorry, I just don’t get the equation that trailing=lack of effort or caring or hustle or whatever. Because if they were playing the exact same game but were up 1-0, you’d be thrilled.

  123. Czechthemout!!! on

    Torts and his mandwitch Sullivan have not been able to come up with a power play for three freaking seasons. And why does it take MdZ 15 seconds to skate from his own blue line behind his goal line to retrieve the puck? What happened to playing fast to take advantage of your extra skater on the ice? Pathetic!

    Sam the shill Rosen continues to count the shots on goal. What he should be doing is counting the shots that actually go in the net.

  124. High Desert Roberto on

    Sunshine, lollipops and rainbows,
    Everything that’s wonderful is what I feel when we’re together,
    Brighter than a lucky penny,
    When you’re near the rain cloud disappears, dear,
    And I feel so fine just to know that you are mine.

  125. They outplayed Ottawa. If you don’t see it, its just too bad. Anderson stopped what he had to. Hank got beat 5- hole. It’s a long way to go.

  126. Face off wins Ottawa 11 Rangers 6 . . .Krieder only has 1:40 ice time. Mitchell is useless and has 1:02. So maybe they should have gotten someone they were going to play instead of showing Krieder they have no confidence in him. Stone has 2:50

  127. CraigWeather on

    Carp, I def think most of the team is grinding/putting in the effort but wtf is up with DZ gliding to retrieve the puck behind the net on the PP MULTIPLE times….

  128. Olga Folkyerself on

    Can Milbury possibly be as stupid as he looks? While some will claim NO, he CAN’T be.

    And yet, there is no theoretical upper limit for stupidity.

    The debate continues…

  129. Ummm, why are’s the Texas Rangers playings so bad. By the way, shout out to my juicer gweedo frend fer hooking me up with these tikets!

  130. FREEHageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY... BECAUSE IT'S THE CUP! on

    whale up 1-0 on baby icelanders

  131. High Desert Roberto on

    alright, i’m gonna stay positive for the second. try not to lose my spit here. i need some some sedatives

  132. They need to get one back Anderson. And then a lot more. This is Craig Anderson for chrisssakes, not Patrick Roy.

  133. ThisYearsModel on

    I can’t recall the number of times I have witnessed Ranger playoffs like this. The good news is that there are 2 periods to go. The bad news is that we are behind, and losing a fair amount of the physical game along the boards again…..except for Stepan.

  134. Czechthemout!!! on

    And now it’s the fans fault that the rangers have no power play according to tool too Al Trautwig.

    Someone should tell him that it’s the garbage power play that causes booing, not the other way around. And not or nothing, when was the last time Trautwig had to buy a ticket to get into the Garden? They have a right to boo poor play. They pay the highest prices in the league for that right. So crew you Trautwig!

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

    No worries , no worries . We got these guys!!!

  136. If the Rangers lose this series, I don’t want to hear any more comments about how gritty teams win Cups and how this team doesn’t necessarily need more pure talent. That said, LGR.

  137. Rangers best period since game 1, and the first Stepan sighting of the playoffs. Callahan seems determined to make something happen tonight. Can’t wait for Hagelin to get back and make Richards and Gabby effective again.

  138. High Desert Roberto on

    you know..maybe some good natured booing is what the boys need to get going.

    i agree I am not “watching” the same game as yous but Maloney/Albert seem to think Senators have the edge in play

  139. Carp as you pointed out after game one or two this team won alot of those ” could go either way” games this season-but in the regular season you don’t go home if you lose 4 games and now you do-I’m not chicken little but the bottom line is that this team may not have the goal scorers needed to move on

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

    You rock too Latonya!!!

    RAAAAAAAAAAAAAANGERS go gog oggo go go go gogogo!!!

    Lw3h , great word man!!!!

  141. FREEHageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY... BECAUSE IT'S THE CUP! on

    dude said fedotenkov

  142. Olga Folkyerself on

    Thank God for the PK. If the PK was as bad as the power play, we’d be drafting ahead of the Islanders.

  143. How do you not know whether or not you’re over the red line there? Seriously?

    I HATE ICINGS.

  144. CraigWeather on

    I literally muted the TV bc I can’t listen to these jackasses on NBC Sports anymore….

  145. High Desert Roberto on

    I feel the Rangers would be in a much better mental place if they were the 8 seed with the 1 seed on the ropes

  146. FREEHageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY... BECAUSE IT'S THE CUP! on

    Craig it’s painful. I”d look for a link on first row, but they’ll all be nbc generated so there’s no escape.. I wish there was a way to mute the voices but have all the other noise

  147. High Desert Roberto on

    things like expectations or being the favorite dont really suit the ethos of the team

  148. FREEHageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY... BECAUSE IT'S THE CUP! on

    lucky me Carp, no pitbullcarcillo

  149. Ryan from NJ on

    time to move McD to forward, he’s our best offensive player so far. lol

    and put Kreider on the power play!

  150. FREEHageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY... BECAUSE IT'S THE CUP! on

    omg, i cant’ take this anymore!!
    HOLY GOD IN HEAVEN

    aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaargh

  151. FREEHageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY... BECAUSE IT'S THE CUP! on

    score it off gingerbinskys butt damnit

    making this scrub look like patrick roy again

  152. Tiki XLII XLVI on

    COME ON!!!!!!!!!

    FIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!

    NEVER GIVE UP, NEVER GIVE IN!!!!!!!

    WE WILL WIN TONIGHT!!!!!!!

  153. Ive tried not to comment because id be banned if I said what I wanted to say. I did think we were outplayed in the first. I can finally see us outplaying them right now, but Anderson is shutting us down. But again, it should not be this hard…..Im not happy and there shouldnt be any excuses.

  154. Ya boys taking over the game now … crowd just “a-hole” chanted a bunch of Ottawa fans who were doing the Alfie chant.

  155. FREEHageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY... BECAUSE IT'S THE CUP! on

    wow hitting bickel 5 times in the back is ok

  156. Bruins? Cup Champs? on

    As a Caps fan I am rooting for you guys. If we happen to get by Boston tomorrow, we will easily beat the living snot out out of your squad 2nd round. Im not impressed at all. I am guessing you will end Backstrom’s playoffs early like Alfie’s?

  157. ThisYearsModel on

    This is terrible for a home game. The front of our net is elbow to elbow and there is no one around Anderson.

  158. I am one hell of a hockey predictor, if things stand, Rangers, Boston, Devils, Pitt all down 3-2. If things stand. Big if. Lots, lots of time. Lots, but….

    I picked all 4 to win their series in 5 or 7. Man, I know my hockey.

  159. Boston Brewins 2011 Stanley Cup Champions on

    Bruins? Cup Champs? You’re not winning the cup, aha aha, the Bruins will win it all! 2012 Stanley Cup Champions! aha aha

  160. FREEHageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY... BECAUSE IT'S THE CUP! on

    this guy actually said “UNDERTHROWNED”

  161. Kreider is trying . .. but what is he gonna do with Mitchell and Rupp? Setting him up to fail here.

  162. FREEHageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY... BECAUSE IT'S THE CUP! on

    exactly Jorek!!!

    linemates make a difference

  163. Ryan from NJ on

    god Sens fans on the HFboards are calling for a dirty hit, suspension hahaha canadians should know more about hockey.

  164. Tiki XLII XLVI on

    when we are leading, the game tkes forever.

    we are trailing, and the game is flying by

  165. Where was Gaborik’s help for the ten seconds he was forechecking behind the net?

    I HATE lazy changes too. You should bust your aasen to get to the bench.

  166. im worried thatwe cannot score. almost 4 straight periods of nothing. and this is the easiest defense and goalie were gonna face.

  167. Why are these a-holes keep coming here?! Carp can you please block them from coming here? There is enough stress with this freaking team as is!

  168. Ryan from NJ on

    anyone else feel like they only ever have ONE man in on the forecheck? look at what just happend, Rupp by himself for a few seconds….then Gaborik had to fight three sense a few times for the puck, where the hell is everyone?? PRESSURE!

  169. Hate to say I told you so but Ottawa was the second worst match up for Rangers in the first round. The worst was Pitts. This game is over. This series is over. All that work in the regular season for nothing. Hope we have a good off-season and come back stronger next season.

  170. How is this team manifesting every bad part of their game at the same time, and in the playoffs to boot?

  171. ThisYearsModel on

    So Ottawa is allowed to wreck Gabby when the puck is long gone with no penalty?

  172. Blogmama Go Tony!!!! on

    “It’s just annoying to no end that the league won’t admit, the refing hasn’t been good enough….” so says Dave….amen.

  173. Ottawa = Nightmare matchup. Ottawa = exposes all the teams weaknesses. Ottawa = 1st round exit.

  174. Never mind, I thought he hit Callahan. He hit Gaborik, Callahan stepped in. Gotta kill this.

  175. Jimbo the Puckstickle on

    And Chris Neil was quick to get into the action to take on Cally, if necessary. No hesitation on his part to defend his teammate Greening.

  176. One likes to think McD or MDZ will become a top-level offensive D-man. Then you see Karlsson and you realize that ain’t happening.

  177. Here’s the book on Anderson: play a team that has limited skill and terrible timing.

  178. JimboWoodside on

    Stoned for 2 periods by the league’s latest goaltending phenom Craig Anderson – there always seems to be someone…

  179. In the regular season id have no problem with cally stepping in for Gabby. But he cannot do that here in a pivotal game that we’re losing.

  180. Ryan from NJ on

    Torts’ system doesn’t allow the dmen to play like Karlsson is allowed on the Sens. He is basically given free will to do whatever

  181. Second period is usually the Rangers worst period. .. they got through it . . now they need to keep working hard for the third. . . they can score. . . They have had chances. . . need to keep pressure and elevate the puck.

  182. sather shouldve gotten another goal scorer besides gaborik. lets face it. hes it folks. hes being contained and we have no answer if we dont get some lucky bounces. get hank some effig goal support before hes 40 years old!!

  183. Can we at least wait until the Rangers have actually lost the series before having the “I was first to predict this would happen and I want my kudos now please” contest?

  184. Bizarro Eric on

    Just here chillaxin’ enjoy this great playoff game…like the way the Rangers are playing… pretty sure they are going to win this one if they continue to play with such fortitude. Prolly going to do a bit of Yoga between periods and chomp on some celery and carrot sticks….good times!

  185. I have a box cutter sitting on my coffee table in front of me. Strongly considering using it on the team.

  186. Tiki XLII XLVI on

    Im imploring all of you to stand behind your team and believe in them. Please. If Tony can fight and back his team, then we surely can.

  187. I love how Ottawa uses Mark Stone on the PP right away, but Kreider is too “raw” to play on the PP over Dubinsky or Stepan.

    Stop coaching scared and put the kid on the PP and see if that makes a difference.

  188. Bizarro Eric on

    Chris F., dude, it’s just a game…enjoy the great play of this team. Don’t worry, be happy.

  189. High Desert Roberto on

    would be cool to see the big KREID get some ice time in the 3rd. probably one of the more skilled players on the team. roll him on the 1st line. safe is death tortsy

  190. They are really playing pretty well, IMO. Maybe they will score one in the third and win it in OT (One by Dubinsky, one by Stepan)

  191. Eddie eddie Eddie on

    Hank is playing great. Just need one goal. Dubi will tie this game. The KREIDER wins it…

    2-1 rangers win

  192. I said before, someone needs to run Anderson over. PAGING BOYLE. OR PRUSt. Someone, anyoneeeeeeeee

  193. bull dog line on

    Hank is being outplayed in this series. if the Rangers score, Stepan is going to be involved. he has been very good tonight.

  194. Don’t worry about me Miami. There is still one more period in this game and thats when the game will end. Until then the Rangers can still win this game. And if they don’t win this game there is the next game and if they don’t win that game there is next year. See thats sports there is next year next season next series next game. There is always something.

    Don’t get me wrong I would be out of mind ecstatic if the Rangers won the Stanley cup but here is what I know. . . no game is won or lost before the time runs out. So until then I will repeat the Ranger’s can win.

  195. Eddie eddie Eddie on

    I just changed my energy field. Was getting negative. No more. The 3rd period is our time.

    Let’s go rangers

    Let’s go Tony.

  196. JimboWoodside on

    Well, this next period will tell a lot of stories – in the pregame show on MSG, they kept harping on the stat that the team that wins the 5th game in a tied series wins that series 80% of the time.

    I’m not liking those odds if we can’t pull a win out tonight – this is a *crucial* period for this team and our season.

  197. JimboWoodside on

    Tiki, from your fingers to God’s..well, I’m not sure, but I hope he makes it happen!

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

    Need a goal , need a goal , need a goal , need a goal , need a goal , need a goal ….

  199. FREEHageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY... BECAUSE IT'S THE CUP! on

    i got the big guns coming up on FB peeps lol

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

    Need a goal , need a goal , need a goal , need a goal , need a goal , need a goal , NEED A GOAL!!!

    WOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO LETS GO LETS GO LETS GO LETS GO LETS GO LETS GO LETS GO LETS GO!!!!!!!

    GO GO GO GO GO GO GO!!!!

  201. Gregm-section403 on

    Towel time at MSG is stupid. At least the towel came in handy when my wife spilled my beer. Good thing I love her.

  202. ThisYearsModel on

    We are being out-strategized. The Sens know the Rangers breakout, and are stopping it and breaking out quickly.

  203. JimboWoodside on

    OK, Chris – good deal – I like Bizarro’s style!

    *Lets GO RANGERS!!*

    *Lets GO TONY!!*

  204. Blogmama Go Tony!!!! on

    Greg!!!!!

    Miami, in real life, you wouldn’t be able to tell a Jorek from an Ag….I’m certain of that…hahahaha! made myself laugh!

    Score just one!!!! PLEASE!!!!

  205. Gaborik's Stool on

    This team was built with non-playoff performers…no way they do any damange..

  206. Now now play with the lines to much and all we will have will be missed passes and connections

  207. High Desert Roberto on

    feeling nostalgic for some Renney era NYR hockey? you’ve come to the right place

  208. Is there one NHL team that scouts the rangers and says wow we gotta keep an eye on Dubinsky at all times cause he can score at will? I’m guessing no

  209. Chico also said the pressure is on the Panthers right now…..they just won the game 3-0 and are about to eliminate the Devils how the hell is the pressure on them?

  210. Czechthemout!!! on

    How can a team not score one Fugging goal in over 104 minutes against Craig Anderson?
    This is not Ken Dryden!

  211. Blogmama Go Tony!!!! on

    LOL Lev…..Does anybody have actual proof that Chico knows one thing about this game?

    Dave, again, disgusted with reefs…..

  212. Blogmama Go Tony!!!! on

    Chris? Woot? who are you listening too! ha!!!! I got radio and video going…..

  213. that was an easy save on cally. wow. thought hed break free a little bit thee just coming out of th box.

  214. Good one, Latona. If I see another backhand into a well-positioned Anderson I am just going to lose it.

  215. N.CountryNYRFan on

    I doubt the Neil hit even gets reviewed, just like Phillips elbow on Cally earlier in the series.

  216. Blogmama Go Tony!!!! on

    Mickey…….I’m laughing instead of crying…..YES!!!! just one hartnelling goal!!!!!!!!!!

  217. JimboWoodside on

    Something like that should call for a penalty shot……well, maybe not, but…

  218. Must score on this PP…stepan has really disappointed me these playoffs. I did not expect anything from dubinsky so im not disappointed with him. Stepan just has been awful.

  219. JimboWoodside on

    Did you see Neil looking all around for someone to attack him for that hit on Boyle? I think he was surprised that nobody challenged him on that hit – but in this series, Neil can do anything to our guys, and there’s NOTHING done about it.

  220. FREEHageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY... BECAUSE IT'S THE CUP! on

    FOXWOODS FINAL FIVE…….ugh

  221. Of ALL the times in this series that Torts can play Mitchell, he sends him out now. WTB?

  222. Bizarro Eric on

    These last few minutes will be exciting…just made some jiffy popcorn on the stove!! Delicious!! Just did BP rate test was 120/80…be the Ranger!

  223. Ye Jimbo, I agree. Neil has done whatever he wants this entire series and no one has done anything about it. To be honest I think after the way these two teams have played Ottawa deserves it more than we do. I thought after the kind of year this team had that we were done with this type of play, apparently not.

  224. Blogmama Go Tony!!!! on

    Oh, dangit….you all are killing me again! Too much negative energy!!!!!!!

  225. They’re done. Wouldn’t be surprised if Anderson pitches a shutout Monday as well. The Rangers , for all their hard work, are still one of the weakest offensive teams in the league. Hank’s lone soft goal is the difference.

    Torts will now go another year without coaching a series win.

    And to think people thought the Rangers were Cup contenders. At least we can be done with some of this dead wood next season. Dubinsky in particular I don’t wanna see anymore.

    Good night everyone.

  226. High Desert Roberto on

    they have been so desperate last few minutes..one guy trying to skate through the whole senators team. this isn’t their game..see you game 6. enjoy the depress-a-thon all

  227. Bizarro Eric on

    Blogmama??? negative energy??? me??? you must have the wrong Eric! That is all!

  228. Blogmama Go Tony!!!! on

    Sigh…..Going to see Tony tomorrow…..hope he fell asleep for this and it hasn’t set him back….FUG!!!!!!!!!!

  229. The first actual elevated shot goes in cause Anderson is shocked they elevate the puck

  230. Has Anderson really been that incredible? I mean he’s made some good saves but I dont think he’s done anything amazing. Rangers have a habit of making mediocre goalies look good.

    Wow, good amount of Sens fans there.

    Looks like they might be done….be surprised if the bounced back but would be cool to see

    Of course, in the first time in his career, Spezza shows up in the playoffs and Konopka is Conn Smythe material

  231. Blogmama Go Tony!!!! on

    …niters all.

    Don’t have the heart for the post-game chat here…..very sad. very …..oh, very….BIG SIGH!!!

    ta

  232. FREEHageLinMcCalPruBoylahan GET WELL SOON TONY... BECAUSE IT'S THE CUP! on

    give Tony a hug from me…

    you guys try and have a good rest of the weekend if you can

  233. To be fair a majority of everyone here wanted to stay pat at the deadline. You cant have it both ways Matty.

  234. Nothing is as disheartening as knowing the Rangers got outmuscled and beat at their own game, in their own arena.

  235. Blogmama Go Tony!!!! on

    a wicky for Lin…..will do Linda…..:) now really signing off…..blech….LGR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LGT!!!!!!!!!!

  236. JimboWoodside on

    Oh, by the way, speaking of him, anybody remember my Conn Smythe quote from the other day?

  237. I don’t care how Carp tries to spin this. I font care who outplayed who. The Playoffs are about results.

    Gaborik needs to go – there is enough sample data to know he is no playoff player.

  238. High Desert Roberto on

    Some of you jumped all over me when i wrote this..

    April 21st, 2012 at 7:42 pm
    Rangers playoff m.o.- make AHL goalie look like prime-era Hasek? check.

    Somehow give the other team an advantage on our power play? check.

    Get completely outworked and out-hustled, and out-chanced at home in a pivotal game 5? check (penciled in)

    can i erase the penciled in now?

  239. I think we actually played really well. I know Torts will say that and you guys will be angry. But we played really well tonight.

  240. N.CountryNYRFan on

    What a huge letdown game that was, shutout on home ice, where is Gabby, Richards, Dubi, Cally, all have disappeared!

  241. Losing Boyle will be a huge blow.

    This was the best game the Rangers played in the series? Is Joe M smoking Sam’s toupee over there???

  242. JimboWoodside on

    41 saves! 41 saves! 41 saves!! But a rookie goalie could have stopped all 41 of those shots – they were NOT GOOD SHOTS!!

  243. I don’t want to hear any of the stop being NN crap tonight. I’m usually pretty levelheaded, I think, but I don’t know how you can call yourself a Rangers fan and NOT be disappointed with the team tonight.

  244. The Rangers might have had 41 shots on goal, but how many of them were high quality chances? The only real good save Anderson made all night was on Dubinsky…

  245. Czechthemout!!! on

    All that remains now is the formality of playing games 6. Torts completely out coached at every turn since that ” brilliant” timeout. Keep playing that great John useless Mitchell with 3 minutes to go! Just brilliant.

    Brian Boyle looks to be in trouble. That Neil hit was much worse than anything Hagelin did. A clear and deliberate attempt to go to the head. Let’s see what the NHL does now.

  246. Big let down. This one doesn’t sting as much. I was pretty deflated after that OT loss.

    There’s always that little bit of “maybe”, but I just don’t know. Anderson playing lights out and we just don’t have that top end talent.

  247. rememeber dolan midway thru the season with his confident talk of a cup? i bet torts is gonna kill him now

  248. Lazy reporters will spin this as Anderson having stolen the game for Ottawa. The reality is that it’s extremely hard to win in the post season when the best thing your forwards do is kill penalties.

  249. Bizarro Eric on

    Oh, that was John Mitchell??? Thought we had Joni Mitchell or at least, get Joan Baez in there!! LOVE is a four letter word!!

  250. JimboWoodside on

    I’m convinced that Joe M. must be on medical marijuana – there’s no other way to explain some of the things he says….

    Ah! Another Saturday “Hockey Night Live” show – which the NYRs *NEVER* win before it airs..

  251. Does anyone in this organization realize that they are clogging the middle and then begging us to go behind the net?

    They will be eliminated monday unless they fix this.

  252. Did anybody else notice the EXTREME amount of times that OTT skaters were gliding behind our defense? That’s how they got their only goal; you would have thought the defense would have adjusted, but they continually got behind them.

    I’m very disappointed with Torts in this series. I feel like the only adjustments he’s made have been scrambling lines together.

  253. Jobi-Wan Kenobi on

    Rangers got a lot of lame shots, no difficult saves really. Rangers hit him on good chances. One more game till I can’t start thinking about next year and signing Parise

  254. GM has been here twelve bifuglyn years and we haven’t won squat-what other Mickey mouse organization would allow that?

  255. JimboWoodside on

    >>>rememeber dolan midway thru the season with his confident talk of a cup? i bet torts is gonna kill him now..

    Errrrrr…maybe Dolan will FIRE Torts…you forget who holds the cards in that equation!

  256. Sure do wish we got Nash for Dubinsky. What was I thinking when I didn’t want the Rangers to make that trade? LOL.

  257. Agreed that we played pretty well except for the obvious – faceoffs, PP, and just overall finishing.

    That said, you can only “play well and not score more goals than the other team” 4 times in the playoffs until you are disqualified from playing more.

    Great season and love the club but their playoff hopes don’t look that good right now…always next game though so we’ll see.

    I think if senators go to next round, anderson starts looking pedestrian again and they get clipped in 5….Rangers should have won this series but I don’t think they’ve really earned it so far….worked hard though

  258. Olga Folkyerself on

    Time to get out my fishing gear. Time to get out the garden equipment. Same carcillo every April.

  259. Rollin Dubious on

    Think if we had washington we’d be golfing now? Can’t win if you don’t score.

  260. Problems that you have during the season don’t go away during the playoffs, in fact they are exacerbated. A low scoring team, terrible on faceoffs, and an AWFUL power play lead to playoff losses. The Rangers have really been done in by two players…Konopka and Anderson!??!??? Really???? Anyway, like I’ve said before, next year will be a deep playoff run.

  261. Olga Folkyerself on

    Who was trading Nash for Dubinsky? I don’t remember Columbus making that offer.

  262. the way I see it, the Rangers are not losing a game 7, at home. Just not gonna happen, but gotta make it there first…

  263. Darren Dreger ? @DarrenDreger

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    Neil hit on Boyle wasn’t late. We clock it at 12 frames, or less than a half second after puck is gone. Not late by NHL standard. #TSN

  264. Onecupin72yearsandcounting on

    Joe M saying that this was the best game the rangers played?
    really?
    being shut out?

  265. Disappointing, but this team has had a knack of bouncing back just when it seems like everything is falling apart. Have to hope Boyle is concussed. Going to need a big time effort, but I think they can still get it done.

    Devs are down 3-2 to a team they should handle too. Only time will tell.

  266. The hit may not have been late but it was direct hit to head. I think he’ll get a game.

  267. JimboWoodside on

    Thanks, Dangir – believe me, I don’t *enjoy* making the comments I’ve been responsible for lately – but this has been SUCH a disappointing series to watch…embarassing.

  268. Just talked to a friend at the game. He said the lack of rebounds was incredible. Rangers couldn’t get to the net, and he controlled most angles. Guess Anderson did play well.

    Man, how bad are you to get goose egged in your own building?

  269. They dominated a good portion of game 1, but they had the puck this whole game. There weren’t a ton of quality chances, but they were in control.

  270. The Bruins are on the brink of elimination too. Theyre in the same situation. Must win on the road. Playing a hot goalie.

  271. Yeah, Gravy, but tonight would have been the perfect game for a bounce back considering they blew a 2-0 lead and lost in OT again.

    I actually agree with oleo. If we get it to 7, I think we’ll take it.

    But tonight is inexcusable.

  272. Tortorella outcoached in the playoffs AGAIN.

    Gaborik doing nothing in the playoffs AGAIN.

    Dubinsky…ugh, just get rid of him.

    I’m not even gonna bother watching Game 6. No chance in hell do we win. I doubt we score a goal.

    Regular season was obviously a fluke. The Rangers barely look like they belong in the playoffs.

    And yes, if we had taken on the Caps we’d already be done.

    Disgusting loss tonight.

  273. JimboWoodside on

    >>>Have to hope Boyle is concussed.

    Gravy, this *has* to be a typo – please tell me that it was..?

  274. I don’t consider that stealing the game, ORR – it was a great save, absolutely, but Lundqvist stopped higher quality chances. Granted, the Spezza goal is a stop he usually makes, but he shouldn’t have been allowed to get that puck in the first place.

  275. this was absolutely the best they played since game 1. They dominated all game, but you can’t score when you shoot it right at the goalie’s chest.

    and a side note, Marc Staal has one of the worst shots i’ve ever seen. He still can’t reach the net from the point…

  276. I Just can’t figure this team out! There are times they look like world beaters, and lately too many times where they can’t do anything. Their passing is horrendous and Girardi was awful tonight! The fact that their D was second in the league seems to be more because of great goaltending by Lundqvist! We definitely need some dmen who know how to skate with the puck! Too many no shows in this series for our team! Now they need to win both games which they can if they get back to basics. This game was really hard to watch especially when Dubi, Anisimov and at times Staal were on the ice. Hopefully they will play better with their backs to the wall!

  277. I’m with you, Lev. He did not look like a Captain today, that’s for sure. Stupid penalties, stupid decisions with the puck. Horrible. Nobody was good. Step-On was average. I don’t think he had as good a game as everyone says he did.

  278. Orr:

    That’s one save. But you’re right, the Rangers just bombarded Anderson with top notch scoring chances as they’ve done to every goalie all year. When it’s just wave after wave of offensive talent, you wonder how goalies even decide to dress against the Raners.

  279. That looked more like the games they’ve played during regular season. Except they won most of them then. Not timid. Couldn’t score. Anderson was very, very good, you can deny it as much as you want. Nice to see Stepan showing something. I guess it’s a must win on Monday, officially.

  280. I can’t believe after the season we’ve had, that it’s gonna end because we couldn’t score vs. Craig Anderson.

  281. JimboWoodside on

    More delusion! Hank saying they did a lot of good things tonight….WTF are these guys smoking!?

  282. to say the Rangers played great tonight is akin to the same b.s. (that we, thankfully, won’t have to hear anymore) about how Ottawa never had a lead in regulation. Anderson was good, and I’d argue that Lundqvist was every bit as good if not better. Ottawa has forwards who can do more than just kill penalties. The Rangers have too many forwards who are more comfortable clearing the puck than shooting. No matter how great you want to claim the team played, or how you’ve been the one with the lead the whole series, you’re now facing elimination. All the other stuff is just semantics.

  283. Giannone is asking the same questions to everyone. He’s trying to depress the players even more. Ugh.

    Orr, Vibin!

  284. Czechthemout!!! on

    Anderson had 3-4 tough saves tonight. A lot of the shots were from poor angles and had no chance to go in unless deflected off of someone. This has no clue how to attack, none. They constantly just dump the damn puck in over and over again. Or, they just shoot the puck around the boards over and over again.no one goes to the front of the goal. When ever there is a shot towards the goal from the point, what you’ll find is three Rangers forwards, all standing behind the goal. Not in the front where they belong.

  285. Ilb, he said the late hit by Greenling should have been called and the Neil missed call also. He said for once the league should come out and say the ref’s sucked. Because they did. Maloney.

  286. I agree with Joe M. I thought the Rangers played a great game tonight. Stop making marginal goaltenders look amazing. We lack skill. Duh

  287. Just curious, when we practice the PP in practice do we start by losing the faceoff- because , if not, that’s where we could be going wrong. Senators abused us tonite- forget the shots on goal- forget the “Rangers worked hard”- forget “Anderson stood on his head”-every Ranger who was effective in this series got paid back tenfold physically. Cally wasn’t the same player after the Phillips elbow in game one- and tonite…tonite in our own building they punished Gaborik, Richards, and (when he turned it on) Boyle got the full treatment. Embarrassing- in our own building and especially to this team. This falls directly in Torts’ lap- never responded to the physical play- either he didn’t see the writing on the wall or he was too clever by half. Now it’s too late to respond, you don’t have the luxury of giving a game away to penalties. Beat up in our own building by the SENS! What would a physical team have done to us? Don’t be holding your breath for the league to review that Neil hit, either.

  288. Onecupin72yearsandcounting on

    the sens stole game 2 by out hitting ny,
    game 4 they were out hustled
    this game the rangers should have come out hitting ,I know it isn’t their style but you have to win.
    what’s the game plan for game 6 ?

  289. Rollin Dubious on

    I can’t believe after the season we’ve had, that it’s gonna end at the hands of a team coached by a guy with a mustache like that…

  290. JimboWoodside on

    Maloney is great, but he doesn’t take on the NYR inability to handle this Ottawa team. The refs have sucked, but that alone isn’t why we’re facing the abyss…

  291. all that talk about Kreider being the savior, Hagelin might just be what this team needs. Do you think Torts reunites Gaborik and Richards with Hags?

  292. Olga Folkyerself on

    Let’s Go Black Hawks!

    At least Phoenix won’t have Torres to kick around Hossa anymore…

  293. Just in: Glen Sather was just asked about the game tonight and he said, “don’t bother me, I am in Bamff gardening. It is nice and unseasonably warm here. My tan is getting darker.”

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

    We needed a goal , we have to come out and get a FRICKING goal nexy game !!! Mission number one!!!

    Hank held us in , just gotta put the puck in the net. Were down but not out!!!

  295. JimboWoodside on

    >>>this game the rangers should have come out hitting ,I know it isn’t their style but you have to win.

    Remember during the regular season when we went through a bunch of games where Prust or somebody else started the game with a “staged fight” of some sort – and that we almost *ALWAYS* won those games?

    It was their style all season to be aggressive – it is in *this* series when we have turned into the 1976 Rangers in the playoffs vs. the Broad Street Bullies – where we have lost every physical encounter we have had with Ottawa.

  296. did Neil actually hit Boyle in the head? I couldn’t really tell where contact was made from my seat.

  297. Would LA, St. Louis, Phoenix, Nashville, Ottawa, Washington, Florida, Philadelphia be the least glamorous second round line-up ever?

  298. Lev

    He better. This Callahan and Richards together has stifled the offense for the 2nd consecutive game…

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    Neil believes hit on Boyle clean and not worried about suspension

  300. JimboWoodside on

    I mean, Prust had a couple of good chances to score a goal tonight and he didn’t get it done – at least he could have tried to wipe the smile of scorn off of Neil’s face. What else is he here for, for goodness sakes!?

  301. Rupp, too. for the 6 minutes he was out there.

    During the regular season we were close to the league leaders in hits and were in blocked shots. We are doing the latter, but we have shut down the former. Sad. Torts, who I think did a great regular season job, is being out coached by a human walrus.

  302. I’m usually not negative BUT if you see that playing on the boards is not working because the SENS are waiting for you to get the puck, then why don’t you change how you carry the puck in? If you are not going after the puck when you shoot it into the offensive zone and you don’t check them off the puck, so the SENs are just shooting it out again, then what is the point of shooting it in? MAKE adjustments between games (3 days) even between periods ?

    AND to add insult to injury, why is it only CBC announcers and not home team announcers at a NYR home game?

  303. Czechthemout!!! on

    This team needs to start cleaning the rest of the dead wood that’s still here.

    AA
    Dubi
    Mitchell
    Feds
    Rupp
    MdZ
    All need to either be traded or released.

  304. JimboWoodside on

    Torts is delusional, too – I guess there’s something in the air or water in the Garden tonight.

  305. I thought we had as many games off as the Pens and they won, we could win again.

    WILL BEATS SKILL in playoffs, I can hope.

  306. boxcareddiehospodar on

    Have we’ve seen enough?

    Neil has been skating around the ice free to do what he wants.

    Let Bickel or Scott kick his A$$ in and be done.

    And if he does not want to fight ; take the instigator penalty an kick his a$$.

    Whether we want to believe it or not this guy has set the tone.

    Mitchell/Rupp/Fedetenko = 0

    kick Neil’s A$$ in and the series changes.

    I cannot believe Kreider does not offer more than rupp or mitchell.

  307. Playing Devil’s Advocate here, but if the coach had come out and ripped his team or certain individuals after the last two games, would anyone be accusing him of throwing players under the bus and being a hot-headed tyrant?

  308. JimboWoodside on

    They can suspend Chris Neil for the rest of his life – that won’t make anything better for us, at this point.

  309. I don’t think anyone actually believes beating Chris Neil up will suddenly make the Rangers elite scoring forwards

  310. boxcareddiehospodar on

    All you nuts offering to trade everyone.

    You need to set the tone and the Senators have already done it.

    It is too late.

  311. CARP is already writing his review:

    “Most of you overreacting again. This team played well for most of the game. And it’s a great bounce-back team. There’s still a Game 6 to be played. They’ll be fine.”

  312. League is not considering Neil a repeat offender. He will get a game, they just cant afford not to suspend him after all that’s happened these playoffs. But it wont be long because the hit didnt qualify for any of the criteria except for the hit to the head part.

  313. boxcareddiehospodar on

    Lloyd,

    guess what; Neil is the difference maker.

    he hits after the whistle; pushes our goalie and no one does anything!

  314. JimboWoodside on

    Carkner, Neil, and Konopka set the tone for this series – and the image that we will probably remember from this spring’s playoff series is Carkner wailing away with multiple punches on Boyle’s head with *no* retribution from any Ranger, in that game or *any other one.*

  315. Czechthemout!!! on

    Torts cannot and should not ever rip his team publicly while the series is still ongoing. I am sure he will be more candid if they get eliminated on Monday.

    The Bruins were down 1-3 last year in the first round to Montreal and we know what they ultimately did. This series is not over yet. But it’s sure damn close.

    We have not scored a goal in just about two games so maybe we are due to rip them a new one on Monday.

  316. boxcareddiehospodar on

    I am pretty sure if bickel decides to drop his gloves with neil neil will walk away.

    i will take a 2minute instigator penalty over a 2 minute slashing penalty.

  317. Yeah, Rangers played great. No game is ever a must-win. Blah blah blah

    Must be something to live without a brain capable of judgment

  318. If the Sens lose Neil it WILL be a factor. He has been a big factor this series in terms of physicality.

  319. Czechthemout!!! on

    Bullcrapp! Avery did a good job of being Avery. I know that in game two, he would not have stood around like Rupp did while Konopka and Neil ran wild.

  320. I’m going out on a limb and predicting that the next time we score will be in a September pre-season game.

  321. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    I would have liked a little more intensity. Very flat. Poor passing, running into each other. Poor decisions . That was a terrible effort.

  322. you’re not allowed to bring up Sean Avery here because obviously John Scott, Mike Rupp and John Mitchell are all considerably better players. Rangers didn’t need Sean Avery and he was treated fairly the whole time he was here. That’s obviously the gospel truth because some people here say it is.

  323. Sorry, guys, I don’t see us winning with Boyle out of the lineup. Not that he’s a super star, but he plays a lot of minutes in a specialized way. He kills, is on PP, center (although he didn’t win any face-offs) and his overall size helped as a deterrent. Without him we are MUCH smaller. Much.

    Even with Neil out of the lineup, the overall small size of this team is exploited in a big way. I don’t see us going anywhere.

  324. boxcareddiehospodar on

    Lev,

    you know what: yes it will be.

    This guy skates around the ice and does what he wants to do.

    No one challenges him because we don’t want a penalty.

    we take far less stupid penalties that do nothing in the game.

    take an instigator; kick his A$$; and the game changes.

    it is not hard to see.

  325. Mitchell is the key to this series. Give him big-time minutes and we are through to the next round.

  326. oh, I just said so, boxcar. Any? Not sure. He had a lousy game. But take away his size, we have just AA (who plays small and hasn’t hit anything in days), CK (who doesn’t know how to hit), Prust (who is still not huge and not dropping the gloves these days) and Rupp.

    Overall, callie, dubie, richards, gabbie, they’re not a ferocious crew. His size was important for balance

  327. Where are all the dirtbags who viciously attacked me for daring to suggest this team had no offense back in October?

    I’ll be back tomorrow to remind you again. Dirtbags.

  328. i dont understand how you can compare Gabby and Richards to Konopka and Neil….. you can compare them to Spezza and Michalek (since alfredsson has been out) and theyve really not been better. Theyve been equal. Konopka and Neil can be compared to Boyle/Prust and they have been better.

  329. Czechthemout!!! on

    Hey Torts, how about you play Stepan with Kreider and Cally. Step and Kreider play great at the WJC . Could be a heck of a second line.

  330. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Mdz is awful. What is wrong with dubi – not being negative, but dubi cannot stay upright – does he ever sharpen his skates? Does he have a broken ankle? His skating has been atrocious this season.

  331. I never attacked anyone making the frankly stunning revelation that the Rangers weren’t the 80s Oilers, but I hope I’m still a dirtbag anyway.

  332. CARP: “Torts, how do you feel about having to coach a bunch of underachieving nancies?”

  333. Ottawa is succeeding here because they’ve shut down the only legitimate scoring threats on this team. They realized that guys who Tortorella realizes on to “set the pace” for this team aren’t going to beat you, and if you force those guys to be the ones that have to put the puck in the net, it’s a pretty safe bet that, if you’re Ottawa, you’re going to fare well in a series. Boyle is one of those guys but to his credit, stepped up his play. His surrounding cast for the most part are guys who aren’t going to do more than kill penalties.

    Also, Hagelin getting sent off for three games is such a big deal because it took away the one legitimate scoring line the Rangers had. Ever since, Tortorella has had to put together less than stellar combinations, so I can’t really blame him for that. I would have liked to have seen him leave Gaborik, Callahan and Richards together for a while, but he’s pretty clearly convinced, despite all evidence to the contrary that Brandon Dubinsky is going to do something meaningful in a hockey game.

  334. It’s time to rebalance the lines. Clearly, Lev, he goes back to H-R-G. That opens up a lot of other possibilities. The bottom of the lineup up is weak. Could always move Bickel up, too.

    It didn’t look like Neil left his feet. He did track, he didn’t need to do it. He was headhunting. He meant to get Boyle. It was a team vendetta. He meant to hurt him and he did.

    Sad that we let some of their guys get away with this crap all series. I have a feeling our first game against Ottowa next year will be interesting.

  335. Jaffe is such an ass! I can’t stand him!! He always sticks up for officials no matter what! They can never do wrong in his eyes! Joel Quenneville was right… NHL officiating is a disgrace!

  336. Rod is an idiot. Rod said Kovie was coming here. Result? No Kovie. Rod said Nash was coming here. Result? No, Nash. Now, after the Rangers should actually be up 3-2 if not for two blown leads, he waits to they are down 3-2 to make a cowardice comment?? Typical nitwit…that is all!™

  337. Czechthemout!!! on

    It’s very simple Lev. We are paying these two guys $15,000,000 to take us deep in the playoffs.
    Right now it appears they will fail! Their team is on te brink of elimination and maybe defeated by a troika named Konopka,Neil, and Anderson. Who?

  338. Boy, it is really hard being a NY Rangers fan. Sometimes I wish I didn’t care so damn much.

    If Neil doesn’t get at least a 3 game suspension, I will personally elbow Shanny in his head!

  339. there are Milbury and Jones both saying that Neil did not do anything wrong, is not a repeat offender, and will not be suspended. they have to get a canadian team in for TV up there.

  340. Del Zotto has been terrible in this series. The fact that he’s been badly outplayed by Anton Stralman is flat out not good. Stralman’s a nice story, but Del Zotto, who was the top offensive defenseman on the team all year shouldn’t be getting embarrassed by a career minor leaguer.

  341. ThisYearsModel on

    They are providing their help to Shanahan. He will surely explain this away and it will be a $2500 fine, at most.

  342. LW

    you’re still a dirtbag and a punk! Don’t you worry, bro!

    ORR

    Can Avery suck any more than Dubi, Mitchell or Rupp at this point? I think he would be better than any of those 4 players if he played. But whatever…he sucks…yeah sure

  343. No, on Avery. But he was a big distraction in the locker room and outside. I always liked him, myself.

    I dont’ think Rupp has been given a chance to show what he can do. 6 minutes a game is pretty insignificant.

  344. boxcaareddiehospadar on

    So now MDZ sucks.

    Stop it.

    the question should be why did his ice time decrease?

    Please don’t tell me something stupid.

    he played well the entire year!!!

  345. And BTW, I don’t give a CARCILLO that Neil is not a “repeat offender”. Hags is a freaking choir boy who NEVER even had a major penalty in his entire Hockey Career. That head hunting piece of Carcillo neil took out a guy who has been the only clutch forward we have this whole series. He must be suspended.

  346. JimboWoodside on

    The rogue’s gallery on NBCSN basically just said that the Neil hit was clean, that they fully expect him to be in the game on Monday, and that they will be disappointed if he isn’t, and that Boyle basically “had it coming to him”….they said “the good guys came through again”!! Meaning Ottawa.

    Quite a bunch of statements from these “analysts” – no, they’re not biased against the Rangers, not at all.

    Idiot Milbury, that rat-faced Bastard Keith Jones, and little Liam Whothehelldidheblow to get that job. Very nice.

  347. Jobi-Wan Kenobi on

    Please trade Girardi. We can get a lot for him and even of e replacement is quite as terrific defensively, maybe we can get someone who can actually hit the net and who isn’t scared t have possesion of the puck

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