Post-game notes


Courtesy of the NYR:

Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, Game 6
Scotiabank Place – Ottawa, ON

(Series tied 3-3)                 1st     2nd    3rd    T
New York Rangers          0        3        0       3
Ottawa Senators               1        0        1       2

Team Notes:

– The Rangers defeated the Ottawa Senators, 3-2, tonight at Scotiabank Place in Game 6 of their Eastern Conference Quarterfinal matchup.  The series is now tied 3-3.

– New York improved to 201-219-8 overall in postseason action, including a 90-134-6 mark on the road.  The Blueshirts are now 15-17 all-time in the 6th game of playoff series.

– The Rangers notched two power play goals in seven attempts (10:33), including one while skating with a five-on-three advantage.  New York’s power play is now 5-29 (17.2%) in the playoffs, including a 23.5% success rate (4-17) on the road.  Tonight’s contest is the second time in the series the Rangers tallied two power play goals in a game, having converted 2-7 with the man advantage in Game 4.

– The Blueshirts will host a Game 7 at Madison Square Garden for the fourth time in franchise history.  The Rangers currently own a 3-0 record in three previous Game 7s at Madison Square Garden – 1992 Division Semifinals against New Jersey (8-4), 1994 Conference Finals against New Jersey (2-1, 2OT), and 1994 Stanley Cup Finals against Vancouver (3-2).

Player Notes:

– Derek Stepan registered three points, including his first career playoff point with a power play goal at 8:55 of the second period, a power play assist and the primary assist on the game-winning goal.  He was also credited with two blocked shots in 19:00 of ice time to capture first star honors.

– Henrik Lundqvist made 25 saves to improve to 18-23 all-time in the postseason, including a 9-13 mark on the road.  Lundqvist moved passed Dave Kerr for third on the Rangers’ all-time playoff wins list with 18 postseason victories.

– Chris Kreider notched his first career NHL goal with the game-winner at 19:19 of the second period, and registered two shots on goal in 10:46 of ice time.  Kreider is the sixth Blueshirt to register their first career playoff point in this series, and the fourth to tally his first career playoff goal.

– Brad Richards tallied two power play points (one goal, one assist) and three shots on goal in 21:47 of ice time.  He now leads the team and is tied for fifth in the NHL with four power play points, and is tied for third in the league with three power play assists in postseason action.

– Michael Del Zotto recorded a power play assist and was credited with four hits in 18:44 of ice time.  The assist was Del Zotto’s first career power play point in the playoffs.

– Anton Stralman registered a power play assist, and now ranks second on the team in playoff scoring with four points (two goals, two assists) and second with three power play points (two goals, one assist).  Stralman is also tied for first among NHL defensemen in power play points, and third among league defensemen in playoff points.

– Marc Staal tallied an assist on the game-winning goal and logged 20:53 of ice time.  The assist was his first playoff point this season, and his sixth career playoff point (two goals, four assists).

– Ryan Callahan tied for the game-high with six hits, was credited with three blocked shots and led all forwards with 24:28 of ice time.

– Ryan McDonagh was credited with a game-high, four blocked shots, registered three shots on goal and logged 28:26 of ice time.  He ranks second on the team and third in the NHL with 21 blocked shots in the playoffs.

– Dan Girardi was credited with four hits and two blocked shots, and logged a game-high, 28:42 of ice time.  He leads the NHL with 27 blocked shots in postseason action.

– Brandon Dubinsky won a team-high, 11-21 faceoffs (52%), and was credited with three hits in the contest.

Team Schedule:

– The Blueshirts do not have practice scheduled for tomorrow, Apr. 24.  The Rangers’ next practice is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, Apr. 25, at MSG Training Center.

– The Rangers will return to action when they face-off against the Ottawa Senators on Thursday, Apr. 26, at Madison Square Garden (TBD), in Game 7 of their Eastern Conference Quarterfinal matchup.  The game will be televised live on MSG Network, and can be heard on 1050 ESPN Radio.

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  1. henrik with some pretty real statements. how much does the crack nhl stooges fine him???

    neil is a real charmer… you think they keep him in a cage on off days?

    stepan and kreider together like the worl juniors about 3 or 4 years ago…………

  2. Jimbo (Win It For TONY!) on

    I’ll bet that Carp is happy as a clam that he won’t be returning to Kanata anytime soon!

  3. someone tell NBC stepan is 20 and so is Kreider. enough with how young the Senators are, the Rangers are younger; let’s add up who played for the Rangers tonight and is home grown. cally, dubi, stepan, hags, kredier, aa, mdz, staal, mcdonuct, girardi, and henrik makes 11… Zuuc, sauer are hurt and I might have missed someone not bad………………..

  4. To oleo or whoever doubtful.
    Now, on a serious note. I recorded all and just again did so called 12 NHL frames one by one on this episode. Conclusion – puck slowed down and went to the full stop under Hank’s glove and glove was totally still. Then, glove forcefully but slightly moved by part of Neil’s skate blade, going under it and out, and puck accelerate “all of the sudden” under and from this already still glove, visibly and obviously after applied skate’s kicking motion. NO DOUBT. I just don’t understand how and why professionals in Toronto can’t do what an amateur (not in Miami term) can?

  5. Milbury is a loser. He personally had me and some friends kicked out of the mausoleum in 95. we were behind the bench and my buddy was smacking his shoe on the glass right behind the big PUTZ. Putz took exception and had us booted after he threw a hissy fit like a 3 year old not getting his way. What a tool! Anyone remember this…

  6. Jimbo (Win It For TONY!) on

    NBC guys are idiots, stuart – they should be calling golf or tennis matches.

  7. i was hopeing Kreider could have gotten here with a few games left in regular season before throwing him into this chaos.

    he has shown well, better then I could have expected…..

    hags speed helps so much. if they get Boyle back for game 7 sit Rupp or Mitchell…I am not sure why Torts likes Mitchell, I think he stinks………

    any chance they suit up Emminger over Bickel?? I say no way.. THe guy has not played in 6 weeks or more and it is game 7……….

  8. Jimbo (Win It For TONY!) on

    Mitchell had a few fairly good games when they first brought him up, and he obviously is liked by the coach, but man, he really hasn’t added anything in a long, long time…

  9. Mitchell nailed Alfredsson which led to Alfy’s little hissy fit on the bench. Anybody see that. He whacks his stick at the bench two times, throws it, then he slams a gatorade bottle on the ground and stomps on it. Hahaha!

  10. I don’t get why so many NYR fans are whining aboot Mitchell. I understand not wanting him on the PP, and I don’t get it either, but it’s not like the guy plays bad. He’s had one bad game, which was weeks ago against the Leaves. I have no problem with the guy. He’s a 4th liner, and he does what 4th liners do.

    Do you want Scott in the lineup? Newberries? Cause you’re basically getting the same thing.

  11. Czechthemout!!! on

    Mitchell is useless. Torts made many questionable decisions tonight. That said, he also made several good moves as well. Not the least of which was uniting Stepan and Kreider plus putting Cally with them. We have a real second line on Thursday finally. Good to see.

    Big game by McD. No surprise there.

    Kreider looked more and more confident with every shift. I expect another big night by the second line on Thursday.

    Great game by Richards tonight! He was a true warrior.

    Prust doesn’t get a lot of love from me usually. It’s not because I don’t appreciate him. I really do. But tonight I need to give him a special hat tip for doing Rupp’s job. Also for his great hustle and grit.

    Fairly quite night for Gabby. BR stepped up. Now it’s also Gabby’s turn.

    Great game tonight for Stepan as well for the second straight game.

    Where is Dubi? Who is this imposter that has taken over him.

    Hank was Hank tonight! Loved his passion after the game. He had every right to be pissed.

    Inconclusive! Really? LOL

    My three stars




    Honorable mention to Kreider for his first career goal, a game winner in an elimination game.

  12. Jimbo (Win It For TONY!) on

    He doesn’t play bad, ORR – and I don’t dislike him – I just wish he would manage to get a goal here and there once in awhile. So many guys in our lineup just aren’t contributing that it’s no wonder that we get shutout for such long periods of time.

    He isn’t a defensive liability, which is good – I’d like to see a goal or a point here & there, though.

  13. Jimbo (Win It For TONY!) on

    Since we won, it was kinda cool to see Hank flip out after the game – shows that he doesn’t have ice water running in his veins!

  14. i do not think the sens are younger…. phillips, kuba, and gonchar, + alfreddson increase their avg age quite a bit….

    rangers oldest player is rupp and richards at 31…alfie is 39, gonchar 38 or 39, etc.

    whatever, bottom line the rangers are youn galso….

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

    Jimbo: Talk about “idiots!”….

    How ’bout the piece of work last thread who suggested,
    in a lost and crazy society that has mini-massacres almost weekly these
    days, given the us-against-them-diseases rampant and nourished by
    talk radio frauds, who suggested Ranger fans bring guns to game seven.

    Then tried to rescue it as oh-so-funny?

    Talk about idiots – they a specialty for you?

  16. Jimbo (Win It For TONY!) on

    I didn’t need to “rescue” anything – it was a joke, numbnuts Malice….

  17. Jimbo (Win It For TONY!) on

    I don’t remember saying anything about “idiots” either, but that’s your problem, not mine. Mini-massacres? Talk radio frauds? What are you smoking, pansy?

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