It’s Go Time!


Rangers-Capitals Game 1.

Here we go again.

The predictions contest is now closed. No more entries, please.

No idea who’s playing or who isn’t. Have to wait until warmups and still may not know until just prior to gametime.

I imagine Stu Bickel would move up to the wing and Steve Eminger would return on defense if both Brandon Dubinsky and Brian Boyle are out.

Somebody mentioned to me today that the Rangers-Senators series wasn’t as close as we all thought. He said the Rangers had 10 points and Ottawa six, because of the Bettman Bonus Points for losing overtime games.

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

Let’s Go Tony!


Still looking for volunteers to do the Three Rangers Stars for some of the games in this round. Anybody interested, please e-mail me at

Here are the latest Stanley Cup odds, courtesy of Bovada, updated of course with the teams that are still alive. Ya boys are second to St. Louis among the favorites. Imagine?

Odds to win the Stanley Cup

St. Louis Blues                          15/4
New York Rangers                     9/2
Philadelphia Flyers                     9/2
Nashville Predators                    5/1
Los Angeles Kings                     13/2
New Jersey Devils                      9/1
Washington Capitals                  9/1
Phoenix Coyotes                       11/1

Odds to win Western Conference
St. Louis Blues                          9/5
Nashville Predators                    9/4
Los Angeles Kings                     3/1
Phoenix Coyotes                       5/1

Odds to win Eastern Conference
New York Rangers                     7/4
Philadelphia Flyers                     2/1
New Jersey Devils                      9/2
Washington Capitals                  9/2


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  1. Blogmama Go Tony!!!! on

    Ha! Yet a foist!!!!! I predicted I would get Carp’d as soon as I hit submit…..

    Let’s Go Rangers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Repost:

    Sally April 28th, 2012 at 2:34 pm
    Carp, thanks for that link. Prusty’s little bulldog face is too cute! LMAO @ “intensive purposes”.

    Mister D, that’s hilarious!

  3. ORR, please tell me more about your weird B&J aliens dream! I’m not sharing mine for fear of cursing anything.

  4. LGBT!







  5. Watching a little 24/7 Road to the Winter Classic to get warmed up for game 1!

    LET’S GO RANGERS!!!!!!!

  6. Mister D, had a really tough time picking a lucky beer today. Came down to Ithaca’s Partly Sunny, Brooklyn Summer Ale, and Great Lakes Holy Moses. I picked the Great Lakes one cause it’s the only one I’ve never tried before.

    …and it’s good to try new things, like beating the Caps in the Playoffs, amirite?

  7. HageLinDerMcCalPruBoylahan on


  8. Jimbo (Win It For TONY!) on

    *Let’s GO RANGERS!! Let’s GO TONY!!*

    Hello, ‘Heads! I *hate* afternoon games, and I really, really hate that we don’t have our home TV gang doing the rest of the playoffs! WTB went on behind the scenes to let this happen?

    I’ll have Kenny & Dave on the radio, unless NBC made a deal to plant their jackwagon crew on the radio feed, too!

  9. HageLinDerMcCalPruBoylahan on

    that’s what happens when you have exclusive rights JIMBO, we get shut out from hearing our guys, even though we complain about them lol. Rather have them then the asshats we get stuck with

  10. Sally, it started with this big alien in a steel kimono coming into my room, and handing me this B&J’s flavor that I never had, and probably doesn’t exist. He said he wanted me to fix his spaceship, and if I do, he’ll give me all the money I want. I told him I’ll do it, but he has to give me B&j’s for every day I work on the ship. He agreed, and left. Then I opened up the B&j’s and noticed it was half empty. I was really pissed aboot that.

    Next dream, I went to a couple of different stores, looking for new flavors, and found one called “Pepperoni Boy”. Which sounds disgusting! But, in the dream I loved it, and went all over to look for more. Then I somehow ended up in a funeral for someone that died with my family. They said they wont buy me B&J’s, only cookies or donuts, so I left.

    There’s more to it, but I can’t remember.

  11. HageLinDerMcCalPruBoylahan on

    lmfao ORR!!! if you win the Day with the Cup contest, you’d fill it with B & Js!!

  12. (skids in late)


    Errands done, my apartment is a mess and I have loads of packing left to do, but who cares, it’s almost time for Rangers hockey!

    Is Dubi playing??

  13. HageLinDerMcCalPruBoylahan on

    sheeeeeeeeeep we still have to start packing! omg i am NOT looking forward to it one effin bit

  14. Blogmama Go Tony!!!! on

    Jimbo, it’s all the Empire State Building’s fault…….You know it talks to NBC just up the street…..

  15. Jimbo (Win It For TONY!) on

    What’s all this packing? Where’s everybody going? I don’t have a suitcase – can I use plastic supermarket bags for my stuff? ;-D

  16. Yeah, I have really weird dreams. One of the first dreams I remembered as a kid, Michael Myers was chasing me around a library, but couldn’t catch me. He was so frustrated, he sliced his face with a knife. I’ll never forget that one!!

  17. Jimbo (Win It For TONY!) on

    >>>just think, next Saturday’s game is at 1230 EST!!!


  18. Jimbo- I am moving, remember?? :P

    Lin- So Torts is just mindhartnelling with everyone again. COOL.

  19. HageLinDerMcCalPruBoylahan on

    Jimbo, that’s 11:30 for me!!!!!!! i better get up earlier and get all my chores done ASAP damnit lol

  20. I think I’m gonna have to refer to ORR as “Pepperoni Boy” from now on, although I think he may like that too much.

  21. HageLinDerMcCalPruBoylahan on

    lmfao Mickey!! Torts is a master mindhartneller as well as a mastermind!

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


    IT IS TIME!!!!

    3 periods of rock ’em sock’em hockey and maybe an overtime coming our way!!!


    Yo Carp , if some moron called Rangers rags like I think it happened last thread…That guy is Banned from picking the score and stuff!!!!

    GO RANGERS , We will pound these guys!!!

  23. Ugh next Saturday as in CINCO DE MAYO Saturday? Great, I’ll be borracha before my margarita party even STARTS…

  24. Jimbo (Win It For TONY!) on

    Must be all those pepperoni-hero commercials that have been on TV lately….

  25. LGR!!
    LOL at ORRs dream and excuse me but it took a while to figure out what B& J was… Thought it was something we needed a new word for. ;)

  26. HageLinDerMcCalPruBoylahan on

    i’m about to finish watching the replay of the Preds losing game 1 damnit

  27. Blogmama Go Tony!!!! on

    lmfao at PeppORRoni!

    Sally, as long as borracha doesn’t lead to boudreau…..12:30 games are for carcillo!!!!! That’s still morning coffee time for me!

  28. Hey! I’m gonna miss next Saturday’s game since I’ll somewhere in Illinois or Indiana. Who wants to text me updates?

  29. Jimbo (Win It For TONY!) on

    >>>Jimbo- I am moving, remember?? :P

    Oh, yeah! Is this a permanent move, Mickey?

  30. Blogmama Go Tony!!!! on

    Krisy!!!!!! The only bonehead who likes afternoon games!!! Is my fave little Wegian watching??

  31. Jimbo (Win It For TONY!) on

    >>>Hey! I’m gonna miss next Saturday’s game since I’ll somewhere in Illinois or Indiana. Who wants to text me updates?

    Elliot Weiner might be available to do that for you!

  32. Oh boy… So much for a slight break!!! All I did with that day off is catch up on work only to get behind again!!! LGR!!!

  33. HageLinDerMcCalPruBoylahan on

    another ‘franchise goalie’ find by the Caps…for the 3rd time

  34. Blogmama Go Tony!!!! on

    Stanley showing love and purring on my shoulder…..she feels confident.

  35. Blogmama Go Tony!!!! on

    oleo, best password ever!!!!

    Krisy, big HUG and smooch to my little man!!!!

  36. HageLinDerMcCalPruBoylahan on

    i haven’t tried oleo. i just think you’re awesome for doing that!!!!

    Hell, next year if you still offer that service, i’ll give you the $159 i give NHL Game Center to watch the games lol

  37. Only one person can watch on a slingbox account at a time, so once Linda signs in, nobody else sign in and watch, or it will cut her off.

  38. HageLinDerMcCalPruBoylahan on

    at least i’ll get the pre and post game shows AND intermission with that, and all the games instead of 18 being blacked out

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

    Those Track N Field runners were cool!!!


    lets go gog og ogog ogog gog og gog o g ogg og!!!!

  40. HageLinDerMcCalPruBoylahan on

    i’m serious! any of you guys want my NHL Game center money for next season? lol, let me be your slingbox buddy lol

  41. Blogmama Go Tony!!!! on

    All, as our Wegian friends would say today, Ro Dæ Ne!!!!!! Right Krisy! Tell Sondre I’m still working on pronouncing that correctly :)

  42. Tiki

    not true. I’ve watched on my laptop and my dad has watched on his desktop simultaneously.

  43. Jimbo (Win It For TONY!) on

    *Great* news, Mickey! You still won’t be here in the city, but at least you’ll be back in the state!

  44. No Boyle or Dubi means they are going to suck hardcore on faceoffs, even more than the last series.

  45. Blogmama Go Tony!!!! on

    Jimbo, I lost the thread on MAP and MAF, too…..if it’s not RR friendly, can someone share on FB heads?

  46. okay, oleo. Every time I sign in, it says someone else is signed into your account, do you want to cut them off. Maybe you and your Dad are on the same IP, like in the same house.

  47. Gravy, Swedish Meatballs with Noodles and on

    Boyle/Dubinsky definitely a loss, but I think Anisimov can step it up as a checking center.

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


    Capitals it is PAYBACK time!!!! Remember a few years ago? We are better now…much better. Look out , cuz tonight we gonna have our wayz with yas. We are the TOP SEED in the playoffs and I can’t believe we are front runners to win this whole thing. Tonight we make a statement.

    We are the Rangers , Look out !!!

  49. HageLinDerMcCalPruBoylahan on

    its a beautiful day out here, a victory will make date night with the man even better!!!!!!
    LETS GO RANGERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  50. KRISY!!!!! SONDRE!!!!!!!

    Alright, Im ready!!! Ive got the blood pumping!!! LETS DO THIS FOR TONY!!!!!

  51. HageLinDerMcCalPruBoylahan on


    no pants no pants no pants!

  52. Just in case we need it: As per Reggie Dunlop…”OKAY GUYS. SHOW US WHAT YOU GOT!”

  53. “Mister D, had a really tough time picking a lucky beer today. Came down to Ithaca’s Partly Sunny, Brooklyn Summer Ale, and Great Lakes Holy Moses. I picked the Great Lakes one cause it’s the only one I’ve never tried before.”

    Alright, so a win today and we avoid NY beers in Game 2. A loss and we go with a NY brewery.

  54. Tiki, *no kiss*


  55. LGR’S!!!

    The thought of listening to Doc Emerick broadcast this game is making me puke…



    Shift by shift…

    Period by Period….

    Game by Game…..

    RANGERS IN 6!!!

  56. HageLinDerMcCalPruBoylahan on

    even worse, we’ll be stuck with the waaaaaaaaay overplayed crazy train honda commercial too… damnit

  57. Blogmama Go Tony!!!! on

    In all the business of setting up Slingbox for Tony, I forgot to show Rose how to work the blog…..will do that when I next visit in next few days. She’s new to iPad and kinda has other things on her mind, so no giving her carcillo……

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

    Told ya guys…ITS PAYBACK TIME!!!!!

  59. Olga Folkyerself on

    Camera fade from a horse’s aasen to Pierre McGuire. I almost missed it…

  60. Blogmama Go Tony!!!! on

    Lin, he’s not wearing pants, but does have shorts…..I think the female staff is quite happy about that :)

  61. LINDA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    Got my beer, taranka (dried salted fish)! I’m ready to gogogo ogogo gogogo!

  62. I have a beer, but it took what I thought was a while to grow. If I were a Ranger, I’d easily be top 5. Some real bad ones going.

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



    I love our team!!!


  64. Jumbo. I thought it was old news to everyone but me. He said… You hartnelling pig. I hate You!

    it was just a joke and Henrik said he thought it was funny.
    the most funny was that the mic caught it so everyone heard. ;)


  66. Blogmama Go Tony!!!! on

    No, not, but his part of his room is totally decorated with Rangers stuff friends and family have given him….like a poor version of his home man-cave, but still totally cool.

    Funny story: A nurse was in the room Thursday and we were talking about one Rangers collage on wall and she said ” Let’s go Yankees.” Tony called me over to his bed and said, “They know nothing here.” LMFAO!!!

  67. HageLinDerMcCalPruBoylahan on

    you’d think the hospital was in Arizona with a remark like that lol

  68. HageLinDerMcCalPruBoylahan on

    having to listen to this wad of crap mcguire is hartnelling BRUTAL!!!!!!

  69. “Pierre just said Semin has the potential to explode.”

    Sort of did. And it led to Semin in the box.

  70. Blogmama Go Tony!!!! on

    Perfect world…..there are two Maloneys…one for radio one for TV……next to JD, I don’t think I’ve ever loved a game commentator more……

  71. I think the caps believe they are playing the same team they played at the end of the season…

    Sadly mistaken..

  72. HageLinDerMcCalPruBoylahan on

    seven and a half minutes in and they want to talk about the ‘first few shifts’ .. asshats

  73. Come on crowd. Do what you did in Game 7. Cheer the whole game, and forget your stupid chants.

  74. ok. a real quick stop by
    gotta get some work done (maybe)
    haven’t been banned from watching….yet.


  75. btw
    don’t wanna listen to NBC
    LaGrecca and Maloney on radio
    Dave is on FIRE!!!
    w/ comments on Rupp penalty and semin’s slash

  76. Why is the crowd so quiet!!!! The Rangers should give me tickets cause I would be cheering the whole game . . . .

  77. Jimbo (Win It For TONY!) on

    Dame M is the best!! He should be doing TV, except that he tells the truth too often!

  78. Doc is so annoying. The lame, obvious questions the NBC announcers ask each other really get on my nerves.

  79. Jimbo (Win It For TONY!) on

    >>>One thing I already miss is MSG Netowork… Doc Emrick is just not my favorite.

    When the broadcasting legend said his first “sky hook”, I turned down the TV sound altogether….

  80. HageLinDerMcCalPruBoylahan on

    mcguire makes doc even worse

    can;t some pathetic Canadian team hire this asshat already

  81. To the people holding tickets and attending the game put down your iPhone and hot dog for a fuggin minute and ROOT for the team in blue? Thanks

  82. OK boys, you killed those. Now get back to forechecking and offensive stuff,K? Thanks

  83. HageLinDerMcCalPruBoylahan on

    PUCK TO HIS NOGGIN PLEASE!!!!!! lodge it in there for all eternity!

  84. Jimbo (Win It For TONY!) on

    >>>What does the Caps have to do to get a penalty?

    Wear Ranger uniforms???

  85. ughhhhh

    Too much lag time between TV and Radio…

    Rangers need to get the jam back that they had in first 10 minutes.. Need some offensive pressure

  86. Thanks Carp! I get that all the new baseball parks have ferris wheels and pools and all kinds of crap but how could you lack for action to cheer about at a fuggin hockey game?

  87. HageLinDerMcCalPruBoylahan on

    i think the word anemic would be insulted if we used it to describe the power play

  88. If you believe that good play foreshadows a goal, #62 is going to net one this game.

  89. iDoodie machetto: get well Tony on

    Finally! Hagelin and Kreider on the PP and Mitchell on the bench.

  90. I cant stand when BRich brings it into the zone on the PP like that. The last thing u can do there is give a SH opportunity when u lose it.

  91. That was a pretty solid period other than the two penalties … and the fact that so many of their chances didn’t result in even a shot.

  92. Blogmama Go Tony!!!! on

    L’haim! sigh….I see Beck and I think Barry…..miss him….met him once….we danced! great memory, great night!

  93. sorry Yev and all who don’t know
    about where to find radio broadcast

    been watching game and not paying attention here.

    go to
    the Blueshirtsunited page will be up so you scroll to the bottom and click on line
    Click Here to Continue…..
    when you’re on actual New York Rangers site
    look to the right side — logos of caps and Rangers
    above the Ranger logo there’s the word ‘LISTEN’
    click on it.
    brings up another box so you can listen to Maloney and LaGreca

    how’s that?

  94. HageLinDerMcCalPruBoylahan on

    alex semin with a tripping penalty on mcd… i thought it was ovie lol

  95. HageLinDerMcCalPruBoylahan WE ALL LOVE TONY!!!! on

    we need a great sniper and one bullet… just put mcguire and milbury at the same height in front of each other

  96. How much do the writers talk about the game to each other while it’s going on, Carp?

    I thought that period was OK, but nothing special entertainment-wise, but all the writers on Twitter seem to think it was the most boring period they’ve ever seen.

  97. McDonagh: 9:05
    Girardi: 9:01
    Richards: 8:32
    Callahan: 7:37
    Gaborik: 7:18
    Stepan: 6:57
    Stralman: 6:27
    Hagelin: 6:27
    Staal: 5:45
    Del Zotto: 5:34
    Kreider: 4:25
    Prust: 3:49
    Fedotenko: 3:01
    Anisimov: 2:54
    Rupp: 2:42
    Mitchell: 2:33
    Bickel: 2:26
    Eminger: 1:27

  98. HageLinDerMcCalPruBoylahan WE ALL LOVE TONY!!!! on

    since no Canadian teams are in the playoffs, maybe we should hear from American soldiers?

    yikes i am mean!!!

  99. It was a little dull, but that’s the way the Rangers play, eh? What, they want 20 shots per team per period?

    Maybe we could pay Glenn Healy to take out your boy between the benches.

  100. On local NBC, thanks for breaking in with a weather update! Better than Dingelberry!

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

    GREAT GAME , lots of chances.

    GO RANGERS!!!!!

    love this game!!!

  102. HageLinDerMcCalPruBoylahan WE ALL LOVE TONY!!!! on

    is it evil to think about milbury choking on a chicken bone in a room full of armless people?

  103. “Eminger played?”

    I think it was one shift and it was played entirely without the puck.

  104. Just perused the World Championship rosters and gained a lot of respect for the Red Wings. I know they’re usually still playing in the NHL while the tournament’s going on, but now that they’re out, a LOT of their roster is playing.

    Back to NYR. Solid period, need more shots. It seems like they’re waiting for the shooting lanes to close on the PP.


  105. Dull or not, scoring chances aside, they didn’t play timid. That was what made Pttawa series dangerous.

  106. Jimbo (Win It For TONY!) on

    >>>is it evil to think about milbury choking on a chicken bone in a room full of armless people?

    Milbury probably chokes his chicken all the time! How else would he…..

  107. ilb, I think Boom Boom might have been the guy making the comments about Joel Ward.

    LMAO, the picture of Milbury choking.

  108. Mrs is outside on the deck:” Did they score yet?” ” Honey, I think you’d hear it!”

  109. HageLinDerMcCalPruBoylahan WE ALL LOVE TONY!!!! on

    sounds like they lowered the volume on docs mic lol

  110. Jimbo (Win It For TONY!) on

    Interesting stat on the radio feed – not one NYR forward had a shot on goal in the first period – gotta change that, pronto!!

  111. I CAN’T STAND DOC!!!

    The most innocuous shot sounds like it is a fantastic scoring chance…

  112. Blogmama Go Tony!!!! on

    Ag….agreed. Funny how Jorek said the same thing….

    ilb and Lin…LOL!!!!

  113. Whenever Rupp has the puck I scream at the TV “Channel your inner winter classic!!!!” Hasn’t worked since January though

  114. Not a bad idea with guys like Semin in the ice. I don’t know if he knows how to throw a legal body check.

  115. Thanks for IDing who took the penalty NBC and what it was. We need to start a pool on player and infraction.

  116. Jimbo (Win It For TONY!) on

    Yev, I don’t know where you’re located, but the radio feed (actually ON THE RADIO) is not so out-of-sync with the TV feed, so if you can listen on a radio….the game is on 1130 AM today…

  117. Blogmama Go Tony!!!! on

    Jorek…..paraphrase….give me your seat if you’re only going to text and ignore game…..

  118. We should start an NBC drinking game anyone got rules . . . every time they get overexcited on a weak shot

  119. Blogmama Go Tony!!!! on

    be positive people! The first goal is ours to have!!!…fug!!!! GO PK!!!!! Carcillo!

  120. YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THE CROWD IS UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HENRIK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Doc Emrick is bitter!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Pierre McBruin is whining!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  121. Jimbo (Win It For TONY!) on

    >>>Semin hits the crossbar. Gross.

    Get a linesman out there to wipe it off with a rag….

  122. Ryan from NJ on

    not worried about posts, Henrik got a piece of Semins and Backstrom’s, he’s on his game. love how a penalty kill can get the crowd going, gives me hope most fans do know hockey lol.

  123. Blogmama Go Tony!!!! on

    This is why I never get a check-up this time of year….blood pressure reading not accurate

  124. HageLinDerMcCalPruBoylahan WE ALL LOVE TONY!!!! on

    here we go……

    next we will hear PeppORRoni’s song

  125. Hey Doc Bruin, did you whine about how expensive the seats at the TD Banknorth loser Garden are? Get a life!

  126. Jimbo (Win It For TONY!) on

    Holtby might fall asleep in net soon if we don’t a few shots on him – only *%* NYR shots on goal in the whole game so far!

  127. great kill boys! we gott seriously start getting shots now i know we cycled well but we gotta get shots through.

  128. Jimbo (Win It For TONY!) on


  129. Blogmama Go Tony!!!! on


    Come on MSG…don’t save it for Game 7…..give it up!!!!!

  130. HageLinDerMcCalPruBoylahan WE ALL LOVE TONY!!!! on

    are they saving their shots




  132. YEAH!~!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



    I LOVE THIS GUY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



  133. HOLY CARCILLO!!!!

    LaGreca mentioned that they just showed Matteau
    and Artie did a MATTEAU MATTEAU MATTEAU!!!
    (kind of)

  134. Jimbo (Win It For TONY!) on

    Dave giving refs an earful – why no penalty of the Craps for that hit on Hank!!!??

  135. Right after they had Matteau on the big screen, Anisimov scores same type of goal.

    Fedostinko having a game.

  136. Please, give McGuire and “Edzo” a whistle! They want to call a penalty on the Rangers.

  137. HageLinDerMcCalPruBoylahan WE ALL LOVE TONY!!!! on

    intent of blowing,,, wow we finally got one of those for us lol

  138. Blogmama Go Tony!!!! on


    Dave should take Shanny’s job…not that he would…but…..MATTEAU!

  139. Do we really have to put up with these awful NBC commentators for the rest of the season??? My God they HATE the Rangers!

  140. Probably should be a penalty, then you have to consider whether Hank had possession to blow the play dead.

  141. Ryan from NJ on

    ok ok It should have been interference but how could that have been called a goal? Henrik had it and the dude slide skates first into his body.

  142. whistle blew, Voice. also they can wave it off when a player pushes the goalie in … unless it’s Chris Neil. then it counts and Spezza gets credit.

  143. WTB?!?! so maguire and Ed thinks that should be a goal?

    did i miss that?

    Maloney — “omg, we just wasted 30 seconds of your life!”

  144. the announcers are all upset that the mean ol’ Rangers got a break. what about the non-call on Green

  145. ye feds was responsible for creating that goal with the hard work againt 3 caps, good job feds and straalsy for the diving pokecheck to save a goal

  146. I cant believe that Doc Pierre and Edzo are human beings. They have to be aliens of some kind. Boston aliens.

  147. Jimbo (Win It For TONY!) on

    >>>intent of blowing,,, wow we finally got one of those for us lol

    I love it when you talk dirty! ;-p

  148. I’m going to admit to saying “why the ____ is Fedo out for a 5-3″ before he sort of turned this game around by himself. I’m very honest.

  149. HageLinDerMcCalPruBoylahan WE ALL LOVE TONY!!!! on

    OMG wouldnt it be effin hilarious if next saturdays game goes into a few OT’s and screws up their kentucky derby show?

    all lady boneheads must wear funny hats next saturday

  150. Emrick is a former Devils and Flyers announcer, and McGuire is a huge Pitt Pens fan. that explains it all

  151. HageLinDerMcCalPruBoylahan WE ALL LOVE TONY!!!! on

    lmao @ Boston aliens! are they wearing steel kimonos?

  152. Don’t worry the refs will make a weak call or non call later to make up for this mistake

  153. Caps keep hanging for a breakaway. This should give us an odd man rush at some point!

  154. hate to burst all your bubbles, but Pierre loves the Rangers, has done nothing but praise them and the way they play and their coach all year long.

  155. “With BB and Dubi out you get B Rich on PK – now that is scary!!”

    “Coach, if you need someone to get tossed from the circle on a defensive zone draw, I’m your guy!”

    “Go get ’em, Richie.”

  156. This is the strategy they should have employed vs the Sens, pucks in deep and bang the D.

  157. Jimbo (Win It For TONY!) on

    >>>I know the name “Barney Fife” but I don’t know what show it was.

    Deputy on the Andy Griffith Show…

  158. Ryan from NJ on

    We have 8 shots, Holtby has had trouble a few times playing the puck, gotta start firing it a little more, challenge em.

  159. HageLinDerMcCalPruBoylahan WE ALL LOVE TONY!!!! on

    why do they need some asshat yelling to fire up the crowd?

  160. Blogmama Go Tony!!!! on

    ha! Dave…talk about redundant redundancies…..tremendously tremendous!!

  161. Theyre whining for an interference on the goalie now. These -guys- things are worse than me when it comes to whining.

  162. HageLinDerMcCalPruBoylahan WE ALL LOVE TONY!!!! on

    it’s a good thing you put that comma in there LaTONYa

  163. Thats jus awful to give up. No chance for Henrik? He was right there. More like no desire.

  164. Ryan from NJ on

    man I hate to say it but I think Hank should have had that, almost no time left, and he had plenty of time to see that pass, too far back in the crease. ugh

  165. can they fuggin stop showing Torts face after every single play that goes against teh rangers? it’s like theyre waiting for him to erupt

  166. Stranger Nation on

    Need to get pucks on net to prevent those chances – can MDZ PLEASE get on shot on net!

  167. Jimbo (Win It For TONY!) on

    The Craps had NOTHING going on at all – NOTHING!!! And then this!!!

  168. Ryan from NJ on

    8 shots in two periods, the announcers keep saying Rangers getting pucks to the net….well they aren’t actually making it on net, too many missed nets. killing us. 4 shots in each period.

  169. Got the whole family home.. I wish I could curse.. Need to let off some steam and damn it isn’t doing the trick

  170. Ryan from NJ on

    someone tell the Dmen that a quick wrister is just as effective as a huge windup slapshot!

  171. Jimbo (Win It For TONY!) on

    Fuggin’ disgusted! Was hoping that one goal lead would hold up, cause we’re not doing a hell of a lot offensively here this afternoon….CRAPOLA!!

  172. HageLinDerMcCalPruBoylahan WE ALL LOVE TONY!!!! on

    as i was typing before ANI scored….

    are they saving all their shots for the 3rd period? SHEEEEEEEEEEEEEESH! puck on net boys… ENGAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  173. Love Hank but that really hurts + we still have a make up from officials. At least its not a Canadian or Cindy team

  174. If we can stay out of the penalty box we will win. We are a better team than the Craps

  175. that was a sick goal by Washington at the end. Nothing you can do about it although it would be nice if Staal/Girardi could hit the net

  176. yes, we shouldve kiled clock. over eagerness and a totalmomentum killer. thesekinds of goals are thetype that totally deflate any kind of advantage we mightv had. just hope our d dont try to play it safe now gotta keep it goin

  177. Im insulting him for a reason, Mister D. Dont worry about it.

    Henrik will never do anything because he’s more interested in styling his hair.

  178. Lol, you better not be serious about soft goal. Shooting the puck wide so it goes around the net to create odd man rush is what led to that goal

  179. freaking disgrace to let up goal at end of the period like that. sucks the damn life out of the team

  180. Girardi shot a quick wrister … and got trapped in the o-zone, thus the goal. that’s why you don’t just shoot for the sake of shooting if there’s nothing there.

  181. This feels so much like mid-last season with the unnecessary, unproductive d-man slide. Could have just stuck Chimera there.

  182. Gravy, Swedish Meatballs with Noodles and on

    Well, Milbury said it was soft, so it must have been soft.

  183. If only the rangers could be perfect every shift of every game, we would always win and there would be nothing to complain about.

  184. it was not a sick goal. maybe against dipietro. it was a goal that a vezina finalist should save in a tight playoff game

  185. See what I mean about Girardi! He plays FANTASTICALLY WELL, and then one egregious mistake costs the team.

  186. Gravy, Swedish Meatballs with Noodles and on

    Odd man rush, Laich made a perfect pass, and Chimera shot it the only place he could beat Hank while he was moving. Nothing he could do on that one.

  187. Blogmama Go Tony!!!! on

    Carp: that’s why you don’t just shoot for the sake of shooting if there’s nothing there.


    I am starting to get annoyed….

  188. so, a goalie should make saves based on the score and the situation in the series? … so if it’s 3-0 at that point, he can intentionally let it in? but not if it’s 1-0? Hello? Seriously?

  189. i’m guessing Girardi was gassed
    as the reason why he didn’t take his man
    and allow him to tip perfect pass towards

    still feel (more like wish) Hank stopped it but i’d have to see it again.

    just shocked by it
    but i’m a Rangers fan
    i’m used to stuff like that happening.

    oh well
    gotta pick up mrs. jpg

    who knows if i’ll be back
    good luck to all

  190. Carp, I see your prediction and counter-guarantee it will be a 1-0 series after today.

  191. it was a perfect pass that he couldnt duplicate if he tried. Sometimes the other team just makes a great play…

  192. I think the official standard is now:

    Any shot that goes through five-hole = soft
    Any shot that goes in the top corner = soft
    Any shot scored from further out than the hash marks = soft

    Detail or context is irrelevant.

  193. Gravy, Swedish Meatballs with Noodles and on

    Wait, so 1-1 into the third, and people are already jumping?

  194. HageLinDerMcCalPruBoylahan WE ALL LOVE TONY!!!! on

    you should change your name to voiceofreasonsmurf

  195. Gravy, Swedish Meatballs with Noodles and on

    Obviously a goalie should make every save when it’s 1-0, even if he’s pulled.

  196. Gravy, Swedish Meatballs with Noodles and on

    Been around for a few months, but don’t usually post a whole lot during games.

  197. “it was a perfect pass that he couldnt duplicate if he tried.”

    That doesn’t seem totally fair. Laich is awesome in a “this guy plays like he should be on our roster” sort of way. I laich Brooks.

  198. there is no excuse for giving up a goal. Ever. Or for failing to score when shooting.

  199. HageLinDerMcCalPruBoylahan WE ALL LOVE TONY!!!! on

    no excuses then Gravy!! you should know better!!! people get on the ledge to start the game, get closer with the first penalty etc etc etc.

  200. Yev, something new we’ve learned. Caps blocking a lot of shots. Last game against Boston I saw Semin block one. Had to wake pinch myself hard. The replay confirmed.

  201. Blogmama Go Tony!!!! on

    This is a great, but carcillo way to spend a spring afternoon…..LGR! LGT!!!!!

  202. it would be nice if Richards-gaborik actually scored. they need to step up and score

  203. Jimbo (Win It For TONY!) on

    I’d like to see Gabby & Richie get into the game a little more….Lord, where’s the offense?

  204. Gravy, Swedish Meatballs with Noodles and on

    I know it’s part of being a Rangers fan. But, this team has yet to give us any reason to believe they won’t prevail. I will believe until they lose the 4th game of a series.

  205. HageLinDerMcCalPruBoylahan WE ALL LOVE TONY!!!! on

    lmao Ilbzo!!!

    Laurel, they better win or it will be a long rest of the day, now matter how gorgeous it is outside


  206. Blogmama Go Tony!!!! on

    winston, the fact that we didn’t win 82 games makes me boudreau…..and Hank…..oh please, he doesn’t care at all…..

  207. HageLinDerMcCalPruBoylahan WE ALL LOVE TONY!!!! on

    exactly Gravy!! and +2 for use of prevail, especially after i watched V for Vendetta this week

  208. As i was trimming my facial hair to the Boyler today, I had one thought…”Gotta Support the Team”
    3rd period…lets win this.

  209. HageLinDerMcCalPruBoylahan WE ALL LOVE TONY!!!! on

    omg it did NOT sound like he said CLOCK awareness

  210. >>I’d like to see Gabby & Richie get into the game a little more….

    And I’d like to see “Seven of Nine” sitting next to me and watching the game with me.

  211. Very sweet pass by laich on replay… wish it was a ranger making it :-) ruh roh PP

  212. Hank borrowed 5 hole from Biron, but no blame here- just didn’t performed his regular miracle. AA – power forward, lol, overpowered Green, who would’ve think… Funny game so far, our kids are good, but they better score, or else. Craps has much more skill to finish so spend more time in their zone and keep’em busy and scared.

  213. PP looked good.. Just not enough shots on goal.

    need more player movement along with the puck movement.

  214. I’m very close to offering an “at the end of this year’s playoffs, we’re going to learn that Gaborik played with an injury that would make me/us tear up on a regular basis even if we weren’t trying to play hockey” bet. He just looks slow and tentative.

  215. Stranger Nation on

    We have found a team that wants to play a more defensive style than us – oy ve –

    this series will get rid of those high TV ratings from round 1

  216. This same stupid commercial. Id like to strangle the guy that thought this commercial up.

  217. Not good, Mama. …

    also no Knicks updates here because NYK are getting their butts kicked. Go LeBron! (is that who they’re playing?).

  218. Stranger Nation on

    Gabby is not hurt – everyone is hurting now – guy has to skate more and not play cycle game behind net.

  219. Blogmama Go Tony!!!! on

    I think I offered to eat my souvenir puck if Kreider came in and did anything close to what he’s done….well, I really like that puck, and am hungry, so let’s just say I’m eating crow (ick) or something…who knew????


  221. HageLinDerMcCalPruBoylahan WE ALL LOVE TONY!!!! on


  222. KREIDER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  223. KREIDER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    CHRIST HAS COME CHRIST HAS RISEN CHRIST WILL SCORE AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  224. HageLinDerMcCalPruBoylahan WE ALL LOVE TONY!!!! on


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

  225. HageLinDerMcCalPruBoylahan WE ALL LOVE TONY!!!! on

    I BELIEVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I DOOOOOOOOOOOO BELIEVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  226. Blogmama Go Tony!!!! on

    Carp, I blame Ed Snider and the ESB and everyone……why are fans like us here shut out and …….oops who cares!!!!! Krieder!!!!!!! Steppers!!!!!!!

  227. Blogmama Go Tony!!!! on

    I take it back….I have to take a bite out of my special puck…..KREIDER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  228. HageLinDerMcCalPruBoylahan WE ALL LOVE TONY!!!! on



  230. YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!




  231. Blogmama Go Tony!!!! on

    ick….very dusty, tastes like tire…


  232. HageLinDerMcCalPruBoylahan WE ALL LOVE TONY!!!! on

    i think Jesus Kreider Superstar may be my best nickname yet

  233. Jimbo (Win It For TONY!) on

    >>>ick….very dusty, tastes like tire…

    How often do you lunch on tires, Mama!? ;-D

  234. so, ilb, you wouldn’t do Kreider, Stepan, Del Zotto or McDonagh and a first for Nash?

    and howson thinks he’s going to get that at the draft?


  235. By the way, someone threw Richards into the boards head first after his goal. Shouldve been a 5 minute major.

  236. The way it’s going, Howson might be lucky to gt John Scott from the Rangers, Carp. I’d throw in Matt Zaba

  237. >>Yes it was, Jbytes – yes it was.

    Well the, that explains the post-goal hit on Richards. Typical crap from the Capitals!

  238. Jimbo (Win It For TONY!) on

    Refs missed that one because they were looking hard for reasons to call back the Ranger goal, Tiki…

  239. HageLinDerMcCalPruBoylahan WE ALL LOVE TONY!!!! on

    maybe they’ll ‘look at that’ and do nothing