It’s Go Time!


Rangers-Senators Game 6.

Must-win. This one really is, guys. Must-win. Or else this is the final “It’s Go Time!” of 2011-12.

From snowy Kanata, Ontario …

The Rangers have overcome a 3-2 series deficit once in their history … the famous 1994 “We will win” Game 6 guarantee by Mark Messier. Ryan Callahan has not issued any promises, as far as I know.

Carl Hagelin returns from his three-game suspension for the Rangers, who are not expected to make any other lineup changes. Hagelin replaces Brian Boyle, who did not make the trip because of his concussion, caused by an unpenalized, unpunished blind-side, late, head-shot by Chris Neil in Game 5 (I was going to add that Brendan Shanahan and the department of player safety embarrassed themselves again, but they’ve done it so often that it has lost its cache).

Ottawa gets back captain Daniel Alfredsson, who missed the last three games with a concussion caused by Hagelin’s elbow. The Senators are also expected to add winger Jakob Silfverberg, fresh from the Swedish Elite League playoffs.

Ya boys on a shutout streak of 116:32 against goalie Craig Anderson since the two early PPGs in Game 4, and it’s been 135:07 since their last even-strength goal, Boyle’s Game 3 winner.

Special thanks to Josh Thomson, 26, who has been a huge help and has done a great job during the playoffs so far … and who is hoping to continue to be a huge help during the playoffs beyond today. Otherwise we’ll be meeting with Mr. Titleist in the near future and often.

Let’s Go Tony!



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  2. LMAO @ all of you nervous pansies. I’m not nervous at all! Except, for some reason I tried to put a belly band on Leo instead of Casey. Needless to say, he wasn’t thrilled…

  3. Blogmama Go Tony!!!! on

    LMAO ilb!!!! did he give you look and snarl that said something to the effect of, “not me, you dope! I know how to hold it!”

  4. one foot off the ledge on

    / \_

    Lets Go Rangers!! I really don’t want to jump….

  5. Dear Rangers d-man.

    Try to put the puck on net with a shot more than 60 mph. Anderson gives up rebounds, but none of you have been able to even reach the net…



  6. Jimbo (Win It For TONY!) on

    Well, if Carp doesn’t know what a belly band is, I don’t feel as bad – but still…

  7. Blogmama Go Tony!!!! on

    it’s really ilb’s story to tell. I don’t want to publicly out Casey without his pop’s permission :)

  8. Evening gang.

    It’s been a batcarcillo day, and this game has not helped my nerves at all.


  9. don’t know if i’ll be able to watch tonight
    but i will try to check out here every so often.

    everybody take your valium
    LET’S GO RANGERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. no surprises, Jimbo, Hagelin for Boyle … Kreider is skating with Stepan and Callahan, at least he was in warmups. Sometimes that’s gamesmanship. Before Game 3, Rupp was with Richards and Gaborik … so we’ll see.

  11. Long story, folks… One day. You need to see my dogs to understand. ‘Heads who saw them get it.

  12. Maybe, just maybe, Dubi moving to Center will take him out of hibernation. Gonna be a good one!

  13. I think I may need a belly band tonight. I’m a little nervous!

    LETS GO RANGERS!!! LETS GO SHARON NEEDLES!!! (Drag Race finale is tonight, too.)

  14. Jimbo (Win It For TONY!) on

    Thanks, Carp – I was just wondering if anyone from the taxi squad was going to get into the lineup.


    -the best line from Three o’ CLock High. Applicable.

  16. OK, now time for date my Grand Dame – Grey Goose. First – for unbreakable spirit!

  17. Jimbo (Win It For TONY!) on

    Watch it, ORR – you don’t want our hall monitor to come down on you!

  18. Time to crash Anderson hard and often. Make him move, get to those rebounds and get them ON NET

  19. Six – for the great season, exceeded regular expectations and PO dissappintment!

  20. Jimbo, *RuPaul’s* Drag Race. Not exactly NASCAR ;)

    I got my Princess girl here too. She’s not nervous… she’s too cool for that.

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









    IT IS TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    3 periods maybe overtime of non stop hockey action!!!




    Greatest team ever will be tested tonight!!! Tonight we come out and play like we have NEVER played before!!!

    We have the team , we have the Poise so come on boyzzz LETS MAKE SOME NOISEEE!!!!!! ( Girls too)

  22. Rangers Soul Train runs over Ottawa’s Senators, congressmen and all officials affiliated with….

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


  24. Jimbo (Win It For TONY!) on

    >>>Jimbo, RuPaul’s Drag Race. Not exactly NASCAR ;)

    Errah…errah! Boy, did I have a wrong number! ;-D

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


    Lets go go gogogog go oggo gogo go gog!!!!!

    RAAAAAAAAAAAAANGERS tonight is our night bro!!!!

  26. Czechthemout!!! on

    Go to the god damn net! Stop with the board hockey! If you crash the boards, make sure to pass it blind or not to the goal and make sure there is some always in front of the goal. And can you please shoot the damn puck hard on goal during the power play.


  27. "Fragile" Frankie Merman on

    I got one of those stress balls at Walgreens to squeeze during the game.

  28. sometimes you just know in your heart, and tonight i just know we will win. we fought too hard all year to go out like this. we played like champions all year, we’re gonna fight and win this game, unless the referees steal it away from us.

  29. I have a Mr Met stuffed doll that I packed this weekend. Considering unpacking him so I can throw it at the tv

  30. like i said before, I hope Alfredsson gets a huge ovation after the game (once we win), in his last home NHL game. and then we win Game 7. LETS GO RANGERS.

  31. N.CountryNYRFan on

    Please send this series to a game seven! Let’s GO RANGERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  32. i really cant comprehend that this could be the last time we see these guys play for a few months. it’s not possible.

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


    LETS GET ‘EM!!!!!

  34. Olga Folkyerself on

    No more excuses… no more we gotta play harder… no more they played good tonight, but…

    Just Win, or go home.

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

    Yeah Carp , I AM!!!

    worried a bit but I have Faith!!!

  36. Jimbo (Win It For TONY!) on

    Sam said “Here, WeGo”! Where’s that cute doggie with my beer!?

  37. Carp and anyone who might get offended… I apologize in advance… I am shit in my pants nervous!

  38. N.CountryNYRFan on

    How come whenever a rookie plays against us they have a huge game, our rookies not so much?

  39. Jimbo (Win It For TONY!) on

    I’ve talked about being a billionaire, Sam – but somehow it never makes me one!

  40. Yeah!!! These loser NBC guys are whining that this might hurt their team if TUrris cant continue. Ya know what NBC, I hope the guy drops dead!!!!!!!!!!! Yeah!!! How ya like them apples you whining beaches!!!!!!!!!!!1

  41. Kreider is starting to look good. This dude has some serious upside. We need to get more pressure on Anderson. He is no Hasek.

  42. Dunno Grabby, atomic NHL clock?

    Ok, so I’m iWicking….can’t help it….still not paying mind to NNing

  43. N.CountryNYRFan on

    wow lame assen calls alrready, i am gettin sick of the NHL!!!!! WHAT A BYFUGLIEN JOKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  44. These NBC guys couldnt be more excited. Yelling like they just won the Cup. And cheated already tonight by a non penalty.

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


  46. N.CountryNYRFan on

    fugg, this carcillo is rigged!!!! Our guys can’t touch someone without a penalty called, but they have free reign.

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


    NO PROBLEM folks , we will beat these guys!!!!

  48. Sather – are you watching?? Must get defenseman who can clear a Messier-damn crease!!!

  49. Can we agree not to say “cheated” for tonight? Awful calls aren’t a conspiracy against the Rangers, they’re just awful calls.

  50. Staal is so weak.

    And I’m pretty sure this team should never sign another player from Anchorage.

    BUT if they can come back, so can the Blueshirts.

  51. If the Rangers try to clear the net, they’ll probably just get called for roughing. I mean, pushing someone is considered roughing. What a god damn joke. I desperately want each official to take a slap shot to each ball. Fuggers.

  52. i wanna punch pitbull in his sunglasses everytime i see this stupid commercial. gonna kill something now

  53. This series is going how someone would have predicted before the season happened. Messed up.

  54. We’re just gonna have to answer the bell. The referees cheated us this game. They cheated us last game. The league cheated us with Hagelin, and with Neil. We’re just gonna have to answer and spit in the league’s face.

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

    One goal , sure sure we have a problem scoring but THIS IS A ELIMINATION GAME… ALL HANDS ON DECK…ALL HANDS ON DECK!!!

    no panicking , we need to pressure them.

  56. An insurmountable 1 goal deficit. Game over. Season over. Fire Sather. Of course Neil was right there for it

  57. The nightmare has begun… When did Rupp actually rough Konopka? This is last Canadian team standing…

  58. Beast of the asst. What a load of sh*t call that led to the goal. Why the hell did nt stall clear the two asshats frim the damn crease

  59. I normally love Canada, but i really wanna punch every fan in the building right now


  61. It’s not the goals, NHL & Refs will make sure Ottawa wins this after being embarrassed in LA. First we steal Gretsky now this!

  62. two guys in front or at least one in front of net is common sense/hockey 101. come on torts.

  63. Not a bad shift by the Rangets… Why can’t Dyblowsky receive passes???

    Thank you, mr. Carkner!

  64. In the immortal words of the poet Dylan Thomas I say to the Rangers

    Do not go gentle into that good night,
    Old age should burn and rage at close of day;
    Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

    Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
    Because their words had forked no lightning they
    Do not go gentle into that good night.

    Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
    Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
    Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

    Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,
    And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way,
    Do not go gentle into that good night.

    Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight
    Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay,
    Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

    And you, my father, there on the sad height,
    Curse, bless me now with your fierce tears, I pray.
    Do not go gentle into that good night.
    Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

  65. I am a Ranger, I bleed blue, I have no life during games! I went to Sweden! What more do you want from me!! Please win!!!!

  66. just end this season already cant look at half these losers anymore. rupp sucks should they have let it go yes does he still suck and is useless yes.

    i hate this team they make me freaking sick

  67. >>two guys in front or at least one in front of net is common sense/hockey 101.

    But who’s going to shoot?

  68. 4generations 4 cups on

    Oh, so a slew-foot is completely unpenalized. hahahaha. Okay then. Senators in 6.

  69. staal sucks nycranger. he dont have offense, hes slow and weak but lets give him till next season. maybe he’ll be better after a long offseason to heal

  70. is Neil actually Sidney Crosby? that’s the only explanation for the preferential treatment he gets

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



  72. I don’t know who posted it the other day but I like the idea. If the rangers are losing by more than one goal late, somebody needs to put neil in the next galaxy. I don’t care if it is a offensible hit to the head, period, that’s me, an eye for a eye.

  73. N.CountryNYRFan on

    “IF” we lose. I want to see Torts explode, I will chip in to help pay his fine…fugg it!!!!!!!!

  74. this is actually boring. if this is a must win cmon give us a show!! we need entertainment. or else u will have empty garden at those prices

  75. High Desert Roberto on

    pretty tough when you are facing a world class goalie like craig anderson though

  76. Mister…hartnell is accurate for what you’re thinking/feeling..can be used in many forms…..I.e. Hartnell you Ottawa! Neil, you hartneller!

    Get it?

  77. Its so funny. If u watch a bunch of 5yr olds play hockey all they do is try and shoot the puck. These idiots making millions of dollars jus pass and pass and pass. And the best part is most of their damn passes dont connect. Shoot the G-d damn puck!

  78. bizarro Eric on

    Enjoying the intensity immensely! Have some soy bean yogurt dressing with whole wheat bread sticks. Blood sugar is a perfect 150. Fully expecting a ranger comeback and win. Life is good!

  79. “Neils been wacking everybody since the beginning”

    Shanahan has legislated it…wonderful

  80. Let me get this straight … Prust can run Karlsson well after the whistle, Neil can run Richards well after the whistle … but Rupp can’t shove Konopka during play?

  81. banned in bensonhurst on

    If Rupp is gonna send a message, why did he use
    a love tap?

    If Prust is ready to engage Neil, and Neil won’t go,
    then why not, sadly, look at Carkner/Boyle,
    altercation in game 2, and take a regrettable, but needed lesson.

    Manny: no impact so far….

    Did Marc S. even sense that two Sens were blocking all
    Hank’s sun?

    Did NBC even try to get unbiased pro announcers?
    These guys are a transparent disgrace…almost as bad
    at what they do as Shanahan is at what he doesn’t….

  82. just had Stepan with Callahan and Rupp. I don’t understand the incessant scrambling of lines that began three minutes in.

  83. Mickey, put your money on Neil too.

    This playoff year has to be historic for carcillo refing….doesn’t it? Wtb!!!!

  84. Mister D… its stuff like that that makes me wonder wtb tptb in the nhl are thnking

  85. Jimbo (Win It For TONY!) on

    He wouldn’t be untouchable any more if he took MSG’s money, Carp – I GUAR-an-tee it!

  86. The coaches and the players look defeated. So pissed my wife is afraid to walk in the room.

  87. Anderson is so in their heads.

    Not sure riding the big horses is the right call. Winter Classic wasn’t won by Brad Richards.

  88. “Craig Anderson is in the zone” says NBC. SO TAKE HIM OUT OF THE ZONE!!! Take 2 minute penalty and have Rupp dive into him and hurt him.

  89. Jimbo (Win It For TONY!) on

    Ya know, we could have *easily* had Konopka last summer…


  90. I give credit to Prust for doing that but man there isn’t a guy on this team who can fight worth a carcillo

  91. High Desert Roberto on

    sally by the way, my ipa is from a local brewery here in santa fe called marble. it’s actually a doubel ipa…8 percent!! lookout…i’ve never heard of that great mountain beer you mentioned, whats it like?

  92. Jimbo (Win It For TONY!) on

    I would have been very happy to see Prust head-butt Neil into a fractured skull…..if that is possible.

  93. I’m sorry but to late to pick a fight with Neil. Neil has been doing anything and everything and should have been taking off the ice several times during the first 5 games.

  94. Listening to Maloney. If he doesn’t watch it, Shanaban is going to fine him for bad mouthing the Player Safety Dept. He is absolutely going bonkers over officiating and Neil even being in the game.

  95. High Desert Roberto on

    I agree one good run at anderson would do wonders for our chances i think. send dubinsky, he’s useless

  96. Stranger Nation on

    Bickel – 2nd period is your time to throw with Neil. Keep this schnozzle off the ice

  97. Jimbo (Win It For TONY!) on

    That was the face of Canadian hockey mentality you saw on Neil’s face when he saluted the crowd (and vice-versa) after that fight.

  98. Maloney is absolutely right. Neil is every cheap-shot thing wrong with this league, and they never come down on him on the ice, or off it. He shouldn’t be playing tonight.

  99. Olga Folkyerself on

    Slats might have been better off to just trade for a full length picture of John Scott. I bet Glen coulda got it for a 7th round pick.

    The Rangers could just skate around with it during the warmups.

  100. High Desert Roberto on

    safe to say turning point in this series was giving up 2 goal lead with a chance to go up 3-1 heading to home ice?

  101. N.CountryNYRFan on

    We don’t have a good agitator type anymore such as Esa Tikkenan, Barnaby, Harvey, or gulp shall I say Avery!

  102. iDoodie Machetto, get well tony on

    Sally has the right idea. Clearing out my remaining stock of winter seasonals as we speak

  103. Can we win a faceoff for the love of GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  104. banned in bensonhurst on

    Ranger power plays this series: all 1:45, the time it takes to chase the puck and
    bring it back after the faceoff…

  105. Roberto, that sounds awesome. I would love to go to Santa Fe. Great Lakes is from Cleveland, Burning River is their pale ale.

  106. On a positive note, does anyone know the name of the catchy summer block party song? NOW SHOOT DAM***!

  107. High Desert Roberto on

    sally , that’s really cool i will look out for that great lakes, sounds delicious

  108. someone let Micheletti know that it’s not hard to control the puck on the power play if you never shoot it

  109. This is a team playing for their season?

    The Rangers must stop clustering behind the goal, it’s not generating anything interesting. And the PP isn’t just bad, it’s boring. It’s so obvious where they are going with every pass.

    Come on, boys.

  110. duckBill PLatypus on

    Bizarro Eric, not sure if your posts are genius or downright infantile…humour us some more, however…lol …im laughing my beak off!

  111. PP and face-offs are two things that can be taught and they’ve killed the Rangers this series, in addition to the no-rules NHL.

  112. nice to see the same old stuff from. God forbid you try anything new. Get Fedotenko and Mitchell off the PP and use the rookies.

  113. John Mitchell on the PP. Unfriggin believable he is horrible. that shows you they just do not have enough offense…

    2 guys right in front of Henrik on the goal, not 1 but 2…..

    need more skill….

  114. Be tough to spin that period as anything good … except that they got Neil off the ice for five minutes in a game he shouldn’t be playing … and that it’s only 1-0.

  115. jesus christ people do you not understand that ottawa is paying all of it’s attention to 3 people on this team. callahan, richards, and gaborik. if you want to say someone sucks say stepan sucks. say dubinsky sucks. say anisimov sucks.

  116. banned in bensonhurst on

    Kid K looks good one shift, then misses net by the obligatory
    Ranger two feet on uncontested shor the next…..

  117. Fedotenko and Mitchell on a power play when you’re losing in an elimination game is like waiving a white flag

  118. N.CountryNYRFan on

    I am sorry to say but Torts has been totally out coached in this series. He’s been coaching scared, we have been outmuscled and our skill just isn’t there.

  119. Carp, no I wouldn’t want Neil. He would get called for everything if he was in New York.

  120. Callahan.. Really? You keep going like that for another 40 minutes it will be 4-0 OTTAWA!!!

  121. Czechthemout!!! on

    Torts is a fool! He Continues to play Mitchell on the pp. a player who has done nothing in three months ! Especially when your best forward so far has been Kreider.

  122. Chris Kreider was best player that period. Completely unacceptable…

    Luckily our owner loves to spend money which means Parise will be here for ridiculous money…

  123. Olga Folkyerself on

    What time does the Chicago game start?

    Let’s Go Black Hawks! Another must game.

  124. Stranger Nation on

    Why do we need our Capt being interviewed between periods? Is there something we are going to learn? They should end those during POs.

  125. Jimbo (Win It For TONY!) on

    Cally just said that it was good first period for them.

    “If we play the next 2 like that, we’ll be fine” Err…’ll have LOST, 1-0!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  126. Ted Sheckler on

    Words can’t describe my level of hatred for Richards’ work on the PP when he’s off his game. When he goes back to retrieve the puck after a clear, he always skates leisurely, as if the PP will never end. My second favorite move is when he holds the puck at the point and looks around for what seems like ages, then forces a needlessly low-percentage pass when a dump around the boards would obviously serve better.

  127. Torts? You’re going to blame Torts because Dubinsky sucks?

    You’re going to blame Torts because Richards can’t handle the pressure of NY and making a difference on an anemic PP?

    You’re going to blame Torts because Hagelin got suspended?

  128. Beast of the east lol! I am so damn pissed off. New Rangers slogan… “Rangers… We cant do sh*t when it counts”

  129. So Prust got after Neil and Rupp went after Konopka to “send a message”. How’d that go?

    Exactly. Told you guys what would happen. They just need to focus on their game.

  130. I actually thought they were OK that period (except for
    Curious Marc’s un-effort in front of Hank).

    Not at all out of it….

  131. N.CountryNYRFan on

    My two powerplay units would look like this: Gabby- Stepan- Hags, Strahlman, McD /2nd unit- Kreide -Richards-Cally, MDZ, Staal

    I don’t get 3rd and 4th liners out there with what a combined 10 goals all year, WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  132. if tortorella is saying good period boys in the locker room right now i am done with him.

  133. Haven’t been following the blog during the period, so sorry if this has been said:

    1. Someone needs to clear the Sens out from in front of the net when they’re on the PP. Staal just stood there. He can’t take two guys, but at least take one.

    2. We need to get someone in front on the PP. A shot from above the circles with no traffic in front is not a good PP opportunity.

    3. Good for Prust, but if he fought Neil in games 2-5 then maybe this series would be different. Really, Rupp should be the one to blame for that though.

    I hope for a better 2nd period, but this team just seems to not have it anymore.

  134. Jonny go home on

    Jonny you are so flipping smart. Right once again. Thanks for coming back to let us know jackwaggon

  135. Blogmama Go Tony!!!! on

    Yes, Cally should have to answer stupid questions …and from twits, too….oy vey

  136. I agree – Anderson has been too cozy in this game, and in the series. It’s time to take some jabs at pucks he’s got covered up.

    Neil is worse than horse-Carcillo. Rupp should be dealing with this guy, not Prust.

    The Rangers just seam too gentlemanly for the playoffs. Time to find some dirtier players for next year.

  137. its not on torts guys. cmon. its the guys on the ice. theyvebeen playing long enough now. theyre not 5 year olds. richards and gabby are soft and easily contained. need more guys lik cally but with size and skill too. kinda like kreider. no surprise hes had all the chances.

  138. I think they still look timid to an extent…No need to do this, could be the last game, might as well go for it. Like the way Kreider is starting to look more comfortable. Not a boy against men anymore.

  139. I have to agree that if Mitchell is not standing in front of the net, he should not be on the PP. If anything, the Rangers should have learned something watching Ottawa’s goal.

  140. Reginald Dunlop on

    Dear self proclaimed toe blake
    Put rupp in front of net onn pp so anderson can’t see…… are getting totally outcoached and have done a masterful job of going through the process……..wake up…… what their COACH has them doing to hank…2 guys……put rupp and avery out there…..oh wait that’s right mitchell is more talented….another good decision………..RENEW YOUR BLUE

  141. Carp

    does anyone ever ask why he thinks Fedotenko and Mitchell are better options than Hagelin/Kreider or is everyone just afraid of him?

  142. All I’m trying to say is that a lot of people said we need to attack them physically, some said even of it resulted in a penalty. Well they got their wish and now the Rangers are down 1-0.

    If anything good came out of that period, it’s that it only took Kreider 3 games to get a good amount of confidence in the league. He’s stepping it up when it’s needed. I just hope the rest of the team wakes up.

  143. N.CountryNYRFan on

    It’s on Torts for the personnel he selects for the power plays though. Mitchell, Feds, c’mon!

  144. Brad Richards is what he is: An overpaid veteran living off past glories who is the coach’s lap dog. Absolutely zero intensity and the offensive instincts of a minor league player with his soft, and I mean SOFT passes to nowhere.

    Think of how bad it’s gonna be 5 years down the road when he’s sucking up salary cap room through those horse teeth.

    I don’t see a team desperate to win a hockey game at all. Turning off the game now. Got plenty better to do tonight. If they win, i’ll be completely shocked. If they score a goal I might a have a stroke.

    As my brother just said succinctly “I feel like I’ve completely wasted the last six months of my life. Number one seed and they come out for the playoffs playing like THIS?”

    Good night all…this team just flat out doesn’t have it. Anderson will pitch another shutout and then get bombed left and right for goals in the next round.

  145. Richards pretty crappy season, but I gave him the benefit of the doubt. I said I wouldn’t judge him until the playoffs. Now he’s really pissing me off.

    Butt-Chin too. Great season, but now he looks just like he did in last years playoffs. I’m just waiting for him to put the puck in his own net in OT!

    Fuggers! Do something already!

  146. A Sad Quick Exit- Underachiement? on

    Where is Sean Avery these days. Would have been a pretty good guy to create some antics and maybe take some of their guys into the box.
    2 periods left and this exit will define Lundqvist as unable to get it done in the Playoffs.
    Torts has no horses for this contest.
    I smell the end of a very disapointing playoff series.

  147. N.CountryNYRFan on

    I agree with Duguay, someone needs to go after Neil again, it should be Bickel or Rupp, they don’t get much ice time anyway and if it gets Neil in the box another 5 minutes great.

  148. not afraid, oleo … at least some of us aren’t … but why ask a question that won’t be answered, especially in my case when I am not trying to be the coach. I completely disagree with him, BTW, that Mitchell should even be able to watch the power play, when Kreider and Hagelin might actually have a chance to produce offense.

  149. Czechthemout!!! on

    Is it the guys on the ice that are responsible for putting Mitchell and Feds on the pp Graby?

  150. My “anger” time was after the OT loss in Game 4.

    Now I’m just gettin’ all sad. :(


  151. When you’ve got Mitchell on the pp in an elimination game, down by a goal, I’d say you’re in trouble. Just saying… LGR anyway!

    I love how DuGuay called Prust a warrior – I got goosebumps!

  152. CJP, I agree if the Sens get out of this round. Let’s not give up hope!!!! Torts hopefully tore them a new one in the locker room! It’s go time!

  153. And yeah, Duguay … the guy who disappeared when they went to the Spectrum … you want another guy to get beat up by Neil or take another penalty, because that’s worked out so far.

  154. Blogmama Go Tony!!!! on

    I’m talking a break….maybe that will help….xoxoxo Carp….you’re doing great….but even Sally agrees….need good karma :)


  155. Craig Anderson…best goalie in the NHL.

    Sound right? Of course not…so why have the Rangers made it so?

  156. Drury looks to really be comming into his own as new Rangers captain during the playoffs. Oops i mean Callahan

  157. This is not the way they played all year!! This is the Blue Jackets method of hockey! Slow slow slow! Rangers we not this slow this year!

  158. Jimbo (Win It For TONY!) on

    Carp, a serious question, perhaps not at the right time – but why, in your opinion, did Slats trade a 7th round pick for John Scott? Do you think he discussed that trade with Torts before he made it?

    Was that draft pick just burning a hole in his pocket? Why bother?

  159. High Desert Roberto on

    these rangers look a lot more familiar. haven’t you missed these guys? it’s almost comforting to have this type of hockey back

  160. this is not the way we’ve played all year. this is the way we’ve played all series. pathetic!

  161. These NBC guys are just going against us.

    They whined for 2 minutes about an icing against the Senators.

    Theyre lobbying against a penalty for a delay of game here.

    I really want to win this game to shove it in these 2 losers faces. These 2 disgraces to humanity.

  162. Too bad I have to be politically correct and write BS instead of the extended version…

  163. Blogmama Go Tony!!!! on

    maloney = mama love

    I wish someone would pay attention to you….the league is all backwards

  164. Blogmama Go Tony!!!! on

    ok, an admitted wicky…..Lev, Grabby et al, I expected better from you….

  165. Omg, Alfresson played the whole shift with one glove. According to NBC, he’s a hero for that. He’s the greatest human on the planet.

  166. Ottawa seams to have a player in front for every long shot…. That’s how you play hockey!

  167. another one of Marc Staal’s shot is blocked. Its almost comical how much better their defenseman are offensively…

  168. Cycle, cycle, cycle….nobody in front…nobody in front…

    Pass, pass, pass….nobody in front…weak shot from the outside…

    I gotta say, I doubt we score a goal tonight.

    I know, I said I’m turning off the game. Doing it now. No shots on goal 5 minutes into the second period?

    This team doesn’t have the stones to win a playoff hockey game.

  169. If the Rangers let in the next goal there is no doubt in my mind that the game is over.

  170. Alright I am calling it 2-0 after this BS power play. Switching to the Yankees so I do not break my TV. They are playing like they are the team up 1-0 in the game and 3-2 in the series. They need to want this. They need to be taking risks.

  171. Too painful to watch…

    I love all you guys, but this is just too painful to watch. The Rangers don’t even look like they belong.

  172. So the game is almost half over and so far the Rangers are playing like it is a game in mid-November.

  173. I wish Torts would try to inspire the team in a different manner. Id love if he came out on the ice and went over to the referees and laid them out.

  174. this is why I feel there is a conspiracy against the rangers. The refs let the sens trip, hook, etc.. and as soon as a ranger does it, it’s a penalty. The refs have let the sens bump lundqvist and neil do whatever he wants to do. The nhl stinks!!

  175. N.CountryNYRFan on

    This pretty much sums it up. I stole this from Yahoo.

    “But I thought signing Brad Richards was going to clear up all the Rangers’ scoring problems forever. They’ve put up 1.8 goals per game in this series. That’s bad. Richards and Gaborik are tied for the team lead in points, with three. That’s worse.”

  176. Jimbo (Win It For TONY!) on

    Damn! Spezza is a pretty good defensive player – who woulda thunk it?

  177. Blogmama Go Tony!!!! on

    If you leave, and we win, I will be very newspaper ready…..I’m here….keep saying I don’t want to be, but I am…..KEEP THE HARTNELLING FAITH!!!!

  178. Anybody wanna bet we don’t score on the PP?

    Anybody wanna bet we give up a SH goal on the PP?

  179. I know there’s no conspiracy but the refs sure make it look that way. The bottom line is the refs in the nhl are as consistent as Shanahan’s league ruling on dirty hits. Which means nobody has a idea what there doing.

  180. SSCOOOROE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    COME ONEW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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




    we scored



  182. Lev… U right. Its not Cally. He is playing his tail off. I am just so damn frustrated. Btw where i come from the word “Lev” means heart. We need some “LEV” now!

  183. Read the blog a lot. Don’t post but had to share that I opened a bag of popchips just before the goal. Almost certain Callahan’s favorite snack is popchips. Might be someone else though. LGR!!!

  184. leetchhalloffame on

    Oh my God – a Rangers GOAL?? Like the Stanley Cup thought I’d never see another in my lifetime.

  185. Sather's WrapUp on

    Uncle Glennie: Do-de-do-de-doo…. Oh my, look at those daffodils. Beautiful aren’t they dear? (Note to self: Pick up some more fertilizer.) Where did I put my shovel? Oh, look honey- my nasturtiums are drooping.

    Mrs.Slats: I’ll say… I’m even envious of a stiff wind. Oh, Glennie dear… You know the Ranger game is half over, aren’t you coming in?.

    Uncle Glennie: I’ll be in after awhile. John Scott can finish digging those bulbs up. I’m sure glad Torts let me use him this week. Oh well, what else would he be doing now, anyway?

    Uncle Glennie: What’s the score Honey? One to one? I built that team. They’ll win it in the shootout.

  186. HERNIK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



  187. Anderson hasn’t had to make a save that good in this series, so let’s shut up about him already.

  188. TheMessiah94 on

    The second best thing about the Rangers goal and the 2 power plays was that we missed that STUPID Alfredsson countdown!

  189. Of course there was no call on that crosscheck. Rangers have had too many pp’s. Time for some makeup calls

  190. Anyone want to tell me what that was about? All of it from 3 men doing nothing on D to that awful penalty?

  191. I have clients and employees in Canada, really like them. This game this officiating the bs boo’s every time a ranger has a chance is making me hate them!

  192. Czechthemout!!! on

    After all the stuff they have let go to call that is a god damn joke. This league and it’s refs are the reason why this has become a niche sport.

  193. So they call real penalties against the Senators. They also dont call other penalties agianst the Senators. But we havent committed a penalty all game and we’re still probably even in PPs. Sickening. THats how they make it look fair. The Senators have ocmmtitted 6 penalties thus far and weve committed 1 or 2, and yet we’re equal in power polays

  194. that’s about a lame a penalty I’ve ever seen, only the NHL. It’s ok for folingo to kick lundqvist’s skate while making a save and no penalty but kreider brushes into him while being sqeezed by a sens player and that is a penalty.

  195. See, if we were going to get a goalie interference call, Kreider may as well have drilled ANderson to the year 1950

  196. it’s hard for the rangers to win when they have to beat the sens, the league and the refs.

  197. Wish he did drill him to the year 1950… But I heard Ottawa was just celebrating the addition of color TV to the arena.

  198. Jimbo (Win It For TONY!) on

    Maloney may not survive this series, if the officiating stays the same….

  199. Thats why Mark Messier is a hero, tomg. The Rangers have been tasked with that since the beginning of their existence.



  200. I swear to God if Hank get injured because of this Ottawa team, Torts better kill someone.

  201. so, I realized, for it to be a penalty against the sens for touching the rangers goaltender, the sens have to kill lundqvist, what tools.

  202. Jimbo (Win It For TONY!) on


  203. YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    that was our season!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



    FUGGGGGG YOU ANDERSON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    FUGG YOU CROWD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  204. Jimbo (Win It For TONY!) on

    “More, more more, how do you like it, how do you like it…….”

  205. As I said – Richards Must execute for the Rangera to win. He won 2 faceoffs and now scored.

  206. Jimbo (Win It For TONY!) on

    Dammit, Prust!

    SCORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SAVIOUR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  207. HageLinMcCalPruBOylahan on

    JESUS KREIDER SUPERSTAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  208. wow, prust hitting the post was huge, score there and it’s the 3rd goal the rangers need and as i typing this kreider scores. There3 is the 3rd goal:-).

  209. YEAH!H!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    MOTHER FUGGGGGGERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



    BOSTON COLLEGE!~!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    FUUUUGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG YOU MOTHER FUGTTERWS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    HE PICKED UP PRUSTIE~!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  210. Whoever is saying NBC is being very one sided is probably right. NBC is probably getting the CBC feed or some other Canadian broadcast. I wouldn’t know since I have MSG so NBCSports is blacked out right now.

  211. im glad i stayed awake mama, holy crap what a change a goal makes. one goal got us going!!

  212. ok, rangers got the third goal. Third period they need to keep up the intensity and bickell needs to pick a fight with neil, take that pumpkin head off for another 5 minutes.

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

    KREIDER , yeaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh first NHL goal!!!

    too sweet!!

    KEEP IT UP!!!


  214. Jimbo (Win It For TONY!) on

    >>>i swear we win tonight i will be positive until thursday

    Eric, we will hold you to that – and I’ll try to remain positive, too!!

  215. Stranger Nation on

    Turning point – pruster taking on Neil – Sens haven’t been the same since that fight!

  216. This is beginning to look like the team that won all those games. Hags is a huge addition.

  217. how’s the coaching matchup now?

    This internet connection howsons.

    and please don’t anybody tell me the Prust fight was the turning point.

  218. Carp, in my opinion, MacLean outcoached Torts when it was 1-0, but when it was 1-1, 2-1, and now 3-1, I think Torts outcoached MacLean. If the Sens tie it, then MacLean will outcoach Torts, but it NYR scores then Torts will outcoach MacLean, but who ever wins the game, I think that coach outcoached the other coach.

  219. richards is the man again, stepans a wizard passer, kreider just became THE KREIDER, and everythings ok again!

  220. tomg bickel needs to go after foligno instead. Been in Henrik’s crease all game.


  221. Olga Folkyerself on

    All those posters who quit at 1-0 are missing a decent game…

    There’s one hanging on a lampost outside my house. I TOLD him to wait a bit…

  222. kreider showed me character. he knows that was a bad penalty he took that could have been huge. Than when he gets a chance burries the puck in the net.

  223. Ugh . .. this is gonna be a lllllllllllllllooooooonnnnnnnnnnggggggggggg 20 minutes!

    In the Words of Dylan Thomas
    “Do not go gentle into that good night,
    Old age should burn and rage at close of day;
    Rage, rage against the dying of the light. “

  224. with malice toward none, and charity for some on

    Said the other day I hoped the xtra day off would help some of the young kids,
    ESPECIALLY Derek. And he was a different player in 5, and solid here in six.
    Thank goodness, full-speed ahead Torts finally had the brains, or desperation,
    to try a day off for them….
    If they hold on, give them another!!!!

  225. I just scrolled thru the last period.

    you guys crack me up!!!!!

    go Rangers!!!!

    one more period then MSG baby!!!

  226. Onecupin72yearsandcounting on

    Prust fight turn…. oooops

    Hank’s save on alfredssen was huge..
    scoring a goal took time but the 2nd period was all NY.

    . now for the 3rd

  227. keep it going rangers. Rangers need to keep it going, like more goals scored on Anderson.

  228. Jimbo (Win It For TONY!) on

    They scored their first goal shortly after I turned down the volume on Sam & Joe, and put on Kenny and Dave on the radio!

  229. For third period – rangers CANNoT play 20 minutes of defensive shell – they must counterpunch. Anderson is coming back to Earth…

    Ottawa will fight. And can score goals very easily…

  230. Onecupin72yearsandcounting on

    THe playoffs and great spring weather is Killing Carp. he wants to play with Mr. T

  231. Czechthemout!!! on

    Yup. Has to go down Hartford for more seasoning.

    Stop throwing away pp time with Mitchell Dubi and Feds

    Richards is playing like a warrior tonight folks! Still waiting for Gabby to make an appearance.

  232. kreider is what jessiman was supposed to be. it took 9 years but we got a stud power forward. and that hank save was great, but in slo mo, it looks like we got a little lucky where it was placed

  233. ok so I figured it out. all I had to do was get up to start cutting vegetables for dinner. as soon as I did that, offensive explosion for the Rangers. I’ll just have to cook for the rest of the game.

  234. Let’s not see a repeat of Rangers-Craps Game 4 – a blown 3-0 lead in the third period.

  235. Stranger Nation on

    Turning point is really when refs starting calling a hockey instead of letting the has beens, never was, and never will bees control the game.

    Pruster in the fight, pruster bothering Anderson and getting knocked down in front, prust on breakaway hits post. The ‘experienced’ Ottawa D looking just old in that period.

    The youth will be served! Chris Fn Kreider!!!

  236. with malice toward none, and charity for some on

    Is Torts saving Manny for OT?

    Rangers, took the crowd out of the game.

    More important for fans everywhere, watching on NBC,
    they’ve taken the announcers out, too.

  237. The turning point was me putting on my Rangers sweatshirt even though it’s 85 degrees outside.

  238. Gotta keep pressing in the third.

    Had a feeling that once one went in, they would loosen up and start playing better. All they needed was a break and they got one.

  239. HageLinMcCalPruBOylahan on

    ORR, if you can call some of those stick chicks hot, we can call Kreider stud

  240. with malice toward none, and charity for some on

    ilb: You said it!!!

    No Jim Fassell in Frisco imitations.

    No rope-a-dope, no prevents, ever again!

    Pedal to the matal!!!!

  241. Stranger Nation on

    Best part of 3rd period – don’t need to hear Sam Nosen refer to Andersons shut out streak

  242. We need to keep up the pressure! Kreider looks like the real deal! As his confidence grows so will his play. LETS GO RANGERS!!!

  243. When the game started to get a little bit of snarl to it, the rangers stepped up. When it was Europansy hockey play they where lousy. Seen that before during this season?

  244. Did nob Neil wake up Richards?

    Wow, what a game by him. Directing the PP and carrying it over to the bench….nice to see.

    Someone needs (needed) to take over the leadership of this team from a scoreboard perspective.

    Try as he might, Callly doesn’t have the skill to do what Richards has done so far tonight.

    Please PLEASE carry this into the 3rd….

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