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Rangers-Capitals Game 2.

I’m speculating, or taking an educated guess here, that Brian Boyle will play. Actually, it’s a little bit more than speculation or a guess. Unless Boyle isn’t feeling well this evening, or during or after warmups.

That would mean that Steve Eminger comes out … unless he replaces Stu Bickel. I think Bickel stays in, though. Brandon Dubinsky did not skate again today and remains out.

The Capitals “demoted” Alexander Semin to the fourth line for practice yesterday, but I believe he will be up on one of the top two lines at the start of Game 2, if not at some point in the first period. That was Dale Hunter sending a message to his enigmatic forward. Maybe he should have just cross-checked him from behind after a whistle.

Here’s my story on faceoffs from The Journal News and LoHud.com today.

FWIW (which is nothing), the Rangers in Game 2s — well, they lost Game 2 against Ottawa, and lost Game 2 against Washington last year, and won their only Game 2 in 2009, were 1-1 in Game 2s in ’08 and ’07. Lost Game 2 in ’06 … won all three Game 2s in ’97 (notice the gap between playoffs), went 1-1 in Game 2s in ’96 and ’95, and won all four Game 2s in ’94.

I still think it will be 1-1 after Game 2. Sorry in advance.

By the way, The New Yorker made mention of our use of “Blockness Monster.” How awesome is that?

Let’s Go Tony!

 

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  1. HageLinDerMcCalPruBoylahan.. WE ALL LOVE TONY!!! TORTS IS STIFF on

    BONEHEAD LANGUAGE IS WORLDWIDE BABY!!!!!!!!!

  2. Eddie eddie Eddie on

    I missed chat – had class….good questions on replay.

    My money is on the cock from St Louis for the jack Adams

  3. LGBT!

    WHOOOOHOOO CARPY!!!!

    LETS GO RANGERS!!!!!

    TONY! TONY! TONY! TONY!

    LETS GO RANGERS!!!!

    TONY! TONY! TONY! TONY!

    LETS GO RANGERS!!!!

    Blue Moon,
    You saw me standing alone,
    Without a dream in my heart,
    Without a love of my own

    Sorry Tiki ;)

    LETS GO RANGERS!!!!

    LGBT!

  4. HageLinDerMcCalPruBoylahan.. WE ALL LOVE TONY!!! TORTS IS STIFF on

    we really need to trademark our words lol

  5. Matty'KeepHoltbyinNet'Boy on

    Hey guys, decided to pass up going tonight. Spending it here!!

    BOYLER IN THE LINEUP!!!

  6. iDoodie machetto: get well Tony on

    Carp, just brought Mrs. Machetto and Fetus Machetto by the usual spot but I guess we missed you. Enjoy the game, hopefully for your and my wife’s sake there is no OT.

  7. Be quiet BANJ!!! The gaffer screwed us!!

    BANJ!!!!!
    ILB!!!!!!!!
    LINZO!!!!!
    TONY!!!!!!
    DOODIETTE’S FETUS!!!!!
    LATONA!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. Matty'KeepHoltbyinNet'Boy on

    I’m going out on a limb and calling out Carp.

    Rangers win tonight!!

    What’s this second game jinx. No jinxes. We win!!!

  9. Matty'KeepHoltbyinNet'Boy on

    Eddie, I’m thinking Kreider scores 6 and we win 12-1. Holtby sucks.

  10. HageLinDerMcCalPruBoylahan.. WE ALL LOVE TONY!!! TORTS IS STIFF on

    TIKIZO!!!!!!!
    MICKEYZO!!!!!!!!!
    ROLLINDUBZO!!!!!!!

    LaTONYaZO!!!!!!
    ILBZO!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Sassy SALLY!!!!!!!!!!
    BANJo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Mr.DOODIE!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. Seriously, when JR talks, it’s almost as if he’s never even heard of a guy like Girardi before tonight.

  12. YEAH!!! I got top billing from LINZO!!!!!!! That means Im special!!!!!!!! WAHOOOOO!!!!!

  13. HageLinDerMcCalPruBoylahan.. WE ALL LOVE TONY!!! TORTS IS STIFF on

    i like how you credit him with actually “TALKING” he sounds like Jar Jar Binks half the time

  14. Matty'KeepHoltbyinNet'Boy on

    These guys are so mid- and west biased. Do they even watch our team?

  15. Eddie eddie Eddie on

    Matty – don’t be surprised if the KREIDER scores 20-25 tonight…..

    Kurt Maltby was better when he was a red wing

    As a crap not so much.

    I sure wanted St Louis vs Det in conferences semi-final – battle of the cocks would have made great theater

  16. HageLinDerMcCalPruBoylahan.. WE ALL LOVE TONY!!! TORTS IS STIFF on

    Carp!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    JEFFZO!!!!!!!!!!!

    LW the bomb!!!

  17. HageLinDerMcCalPruBoylahan.. WE ALL LOVE TONY!!! TORTS IS STIFF on

    Sally, he actually posted his on my wall. He got mine in gray! I can’t wait to get it! He wasn’t totally happy with it, but its freakin hilarious!

  18. HageLinDerMcCalPruBoylahan.. WE ALL LOVE TONY!!! TORTS IS STIFF on

    sally, just tagged you in the pic, so you can see it lol

  19. Eddie eddie Eddie on

    JR – “game 2 is impotent (sic) for Washington irregardless (sic)of what correlated in game 1

  20. Matty'KeepHoltbyinNet'Boy on

    THis post and crossbar stuff has to stop. Put it in or out of the net. No freaking excuses. Enough already.

  21. HageLinDerMcCalPruBoylahan.. WE ALL LOVE TONY!!! TORTS IS STIFF on

    JIMBO!!!!!!! still can’t put the ZO at the end of your name buddy

  22. HageLinDerMcCalPruBoylahan.. WE ALL LOVE TONY!!! TORTS IS STIFF on

    cannot canstay in the same position

  23. Eddie eddie Eddie on

    Jeff in CT / the KREIDER is entered in the derby/ on the rail / odds 3-1 to win

  24. HageLinDerMcCalPruBoylahan.. WE ALL LOVE TONY!!! TORTS IS STIFF on

    How ya be Sir Jeff?

    i wish these nobs would stop talking and get to the game already

  25. Matty'KeepHoltbyinNet'Boy on

    Wow. They are actually talking about the Rangers. I guess they had airtime to kill.

  26. JR “a wrap around from behind the net” — as opposed to a wrap around from in front of the net?

  27. Matty'KeepHoltbyinNet'Boy on

    I really miss Sam, Joe, and Maloney, but not Deb, Daneyko and Chico.

  28. HageLinDerMcCalPruBoylahan.. WE ALL LOVE TONY!!! TORTS IS STIFF on

    22 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    lmfao Fetus Machetto…kinda like an Italian Gunsmoke

  29. Jimbo (Win It For TONY!) on

    >>>JIMBO!!!!!!! still can’t put the ZO at the end of your name buddy

    You can if you want to Lin! After all, other visitors here have called me worse things! ;-D

  30. Same as always Lin — a red state kinda guy stuck in a major blue state — getting ready to riot on the front lawn — Carps! he just seeeded.

  31. Matty'KeepHoltbyinNet'Boy on

    So, Eminger out. Thankfully. Rather see Mr. Bickel in there for some toughness for the 5 minutes a game he plays.

  32. HageLinDerMcCalPruBoylahan.. WE ALL LOVE TONY!!! TORTS IS STIFF on

    yea Jimbo but they never called you puck bunny!!

  33. HageLinDerMcCalPruBoylahan.. WE ALL LOVE TONY!!! TORTS IS STIFF on

    trollvechkin……..blah

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

  34. Blogmama Go Tony!!!! on

    Good evening all!

    LGR! Go Tony! Go Carp in the New Yorker! (even though their legendary fact checkers byfuglien’d up a tad:)

    When JR speaks, I try not to listen.

  35. Jimbo (Win It For TONY!) on

    Tiki!! Keep your cool! Good ta “see” you in here!

    I miss Sam..Joe, ehhh….not so much, although he’s a giant compared to these NBC goofballs.

    I’ve got Dave on the radio with LaGreca for now – hoping that Kenny is doing the PBP…

  36. HageLinDerMcCalPruBoylahan.. WE ALL LOVE TONY!!! TORTS IS STIFF on

    was it RICH or that they made BLOCK NESS one word?

  37. HageLinDerMcCalPruBoylahan.. WE ALL LOVE TONY!!! TORTS IS STIFF on

    gotta be better than that screeching banshee Doc!! SHAAAAAAAAAAAAAWWWWWWWWWWWT

  38. Blogmama Go Tony!!!! on

    Doodie….congrats!!!!! How late am I to this news??? Ha, you have little FM!

  39. I wanna hear the crowd serande Kreider with Happy Birthday. That would be pretty awesome

  40. hello and see youse later
    my laptop power chord burnt out yesterday
    and battery died too
    so
    i doubt i’ll be to watch and comment at least during the periods.

    ’til then
    LET’S GO RANGERS!!!

    LET’S GO TONY!!!

  41. HageLinDerMcCalPruBoylahan.. WE ALL LOVE TONY!!! TORTS IS STIFF on

    Congrats Doodie! The family of boneheads keeps expanding! We have a great future!

  42. But I’ll miss all the Nobs, pitchforking, firewagon changes and waffle boards!!!

  43. HageLinDerMcCalPruBoylahan.. WE ALL LOVE TONY!!! TORTS IS STIFF on

    first row sally…………they usually have 6 links

  44. HageLinDerMcCalPruBoylahan.. WE ALL LOVE TONY!!! TORTS IS STIFF on

    try that one too, friend just told me about it today

  45. Dammit, Sally, no NHL GAMECENTER ICE doesn’t show playoff games, and I’m connected to my Slingbox.

  46. HageLinDerMcCalPruBoylahan.. WE ALL LOVE TONY!!! TORTS IS STIFF on

    oy, did the sportshunter link work at all?

  47. Jimbo (Win It For TONY!) on

    Don’t forget the “sky hooks” too, Jeff! And the “knifings”…

  48. ilb

    do you know if Tony received my package i sent to the hospital?
    was sent last Thursday.

  49. HageLinDerMcCalPruBoylahan.. WE ALL LOVE TONY!!! TORTS IS STIFF on

    stephen walkom… why doe we keep getting demon spawn?

  50. ZzZz NYR ZzZz© " in-KREIDER-able!!!"...says Greg L. on

    GO TIMEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

    LETS go gog ogg og go ogog go gog ogo!!!!

  51. Blogmama Go Tony!!! on

    Oh duh…and GO BOYLER!!!!!!! My BB!!!!

    Lin, ha, I was noting the Rich :)

  52. HageLinDerMcCalPruBoylahan.. WE ALL LOVE TONY!!! TORTS IS STIFF on

    send it here Carpy, it got up to 90 today, it’s not even freakin May yet, and our AC is not working… and we might be out of a place to live at the end of June. oy!! just pray the man gets a job quickly cuz i’m freakin out about all this!

  53. HageLinDerMcCalPruBoylahan.. WE ALL LOVE TONY!!! TORTS IS STIFF on

    i’m tellin ya Mickey, i hope Vanderbilt calls him soon so we can get things straight with housing!! I’m freakin out but trying to not let it show cuz he’s worried enough

  54. HageLinDerMcCalPruBoylahan.. WE ALL LOVE TONY!!! TORTS IS STIFF on

    we had to give our complex the intent to vacate today because they want sixty day notice. AT this point, if we DON’T reup for a year, our rent will go up $150!! craziness!!

  55. HageLinDerMcCalPruBoylahan.. WE ALL LOVE TONY!!! TORTS IS STIFF on

    thanks Sally! crazy times! hopefully i can enjoy my 10 days in NY!

  56. Gravy, Swedish Meatballs with Noodles and on

    Good luck Lin! Stinks when your living situation isn’t settled…been there before.

  57. HageLinDerMcCalPruBoylahan.. WE ALL LOVE TONY!!! TORTS IS STIFF on

    well done with the PHYSICAL reference JB

  58. HageLinDerMcCalPruBoylahan.. WE ALL LOVE TONY!!! TORTS IS STIFF on

    aaaaaaw carcillo on a shingle

  59. Poor pass up the boards, led to the poor across the ice, led to the break and a perfectly executed 3 on 2.

  60. Bickel’s done tonight. Lol.

    That is the WORST play you can make in that situation.

  61. Braunschweiger on

    He said he’s glad Boyle is back, he does everything, uses him in all situations. and Wash is clogging the middle.

  62. Jimbo (Win It For TONY!) on

    I don’t know about that Ovie chant/taunt – why wake him up? He’s been pretty crappy so far.

  63. He didn’t know about the countdown. Reporters explained it to him yesterday. He said, hopefully soon they’ll be saying Ovie Good.

  64. A few dumb plays so far.. didn’t really see many of them in Game 1. Prust’s blind backhanded pass through the middle of the ice, Bickel’s fail, now this. Hope it doesn’t cost them.

  65. Listen to this loser Edzo coaching the Capitals, saying there’s room there, there’s room here. There’s a reaosn why u got your ass fired Edzo and are nothing but a loser broadcaster. Because u know nothing!

  66. This is a complete disaster.

    This team should just forfeit.

    Gaborik, the ultimate clown, needs to sit.

  67. Blogmama Go Tony!!! on

    I’m gonna blame this on you Carp……

    Wow, go Krieder!!!! Hartnell Holtby!!!

  68. I hope nobody on this blog is dumb enough to think we’re going to win this game.

  69. Gravy, Swedish Meatballs with Noodles and on

    Nash wold have scored on that Kreider chance and McD wouldn’t be here to have kicked in that puck.

  70. Look at what the referee does to Staal, he grabs him by the jersey and drags him around.

  71. Jimbo (Win It For TONY!) on

    What in hell is going on here tonight!? Are we forfeiting this game?

  72. HageLinDerMcCalPruBoylahan.. WE ALL LOVE TONY!!! TORTS IS STIFF on

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  73. Wow, if Richards had not scored and Gabby had made that pass, it would have been terrible.

  74. HageLinDerMcCalPruBoylahan.. WE ALL LOVE TONY!!! TORTS IS STIFF on

    NEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEIIIIIIIIIIIIIGH!!!!!!!!

  75. HageLinDerMcCalPruBoylahan.. WE ALL LOVE TONY!!! TORTS IS STIFF on

    well done drawing that penalty JKS!!!

  76. Alright! They called a penalty! We have to start capitalizing on opportunities, maybe we score before the end of the period.

  77. What an EPIC disaster. Let’s just thank our lucky stars it isn’t 3-1 or 4-1.

    This team is doomed.

  78. ok not so bad. but hank, dont ever leave the net again. you never learn your lesson. should be 1-1. i know its not allowed to bash hank in here, so im sorry.

  79. That period had more action than the entire Game 1 … and I know you guys judge everything by the score … the Rangers were the better team in that period, but made two huge mistakes.

  80. Grabby, bashing Hank for that reason is totally allowed. He’s always been poor at handling the puck. He either needs to stop, or somebody needs to teach him. I don’t know why that hasn’t been addressed.

  81. Roenick’s an ass, but he’s right that MDZ played that rush terribly on the Knuble goal.

  82. amazing how the Rangers dominated the period, yet gave up 2 goals. Well Bickel and Hank get the blame with 2 awful mistakes.

  83. More of a bad decision from Lundqvist than bad puck-handling, since he never really got chance to even play the puck.

    Obviously not a strength of his, but his puck-handling is still better than it was (can’t remember many big errors like that recently), so I wouldn’t say it’s not been addressed at all.

  84. Blogmama Go Tony!!! on

    “so far so good, the caps lead it……”. …..WTB!!!!!!!!

    That was a bullcarcillo break…..

  85. HageLinDerMcCalPruBoylahan.. WE ALL LOVE TONY!!! TORTS IS STIFF on

    We have 2 boneheads who are having a problem accessing the blog..

  86. I think its because we are coming form the same wireless. . .if we post to close to each other it stops us . . even though we have different browsers

  87. Mistakes are mistakes, but I don’t see Washington playing any different than in last game. So the Rangers still look like a better team

  88. krediers fast as hell, wish he wouldve scored that breakaway. was it a good shot? i missed it.was in the bathroom.

  89. on the first goal, i’d have to see replay again.
    i agree with the Rodent that we do too much passing
    on the blue line and that it’s dangerous at times (like this time)
    cuz teams are waiting for that
    breaking it up
    and breaking away
    so
    bad on Bickel for attempting that instead of sending the puck back down towards
    goal line
    but
    bad on MDZ (and/or a forward) for not having knuble covered.

    who was supposed to have knuble?
    ugh!!

  90. I really hate to say it but the Caps offense is why we will not win this series. Plus I don’t see us winning in DC any games.

  91. This Caps team is pretty weak. If they had a great goalie, it would be one thing, but they can’t do what we do and expect to win 4 of the next 6 games…

  92. Hey, if the Rangers and Hank can make two atrocious play, the Caps and Homey can, too.

  93. Mickey, can you bring me some fried pickles (frickles) please???

    jpg, I’ll take a screenshot next intermission. His suit is- well it’s a Don Cherry suit… it’s crazy.

  94. Hahaha they don’t know the Rangers. . . the crowd isn’t anxious to get the powerplay going . . that is the powerplay. . . the crowd is anxious for the powerplay to end

  95. If Stralman plays 20 shifts in a game, I don’t like him for 18 and then he has 2 like that where he flies out of the zone perfectly.

  96. HageLinDerMcCalPruBoylahan.. WE ALL LOVE TONY!!! TORTS IS STIFF on

    why did that have to be Rupp?

  97. I bet Lloyd is insulting Rupp. You cant count on guys like Rupp to deliver breakaway goals.

  98. The p2p4u.net site isn’t working on my computer. Does anyone have a direct link to the game or a different site I can try. I’m going crazy here!

    Thanks,

    LGR

  99. So we got Dicktor Emerick last game, and so theyve gotta change things and give us Peck Rickham for this game. I guess Dicktor’s “skills” will be used for the Flyers Devils series. As if anyone cares about the Devils.

  100. Plays back to the point are nice and all but i think they should try to jam it in from around the net.

  101. Blogmama Go Tony!!! on

    Ok, I know this is a “national” broadcast blah blah, and I know I have a bias toward our team, but seriously, this is the biggest Craps puck-up fest!!!!

  102. Ive seen the Geico Gecko commercial in New York City and Chicago. Obviously, theyll do a Boston one next. Id like to know, are Bostonians racist against green skinned too?

    Thats just to make Linda laugh.

  103. Soooo Ovechkin their captain . . one of the best offensive players in the league . . . why so little ice time?

  104. “Artie is having a pretty good game.”

    He is. Would be a perfect time to move him up with Boyle and Prust and let them crash while he’s holding and shooting.

  105. I don’t understand that play. At all. What possibly could Staal have been thinking?

    I HATE ICINGS.

  106. HageLinDerMcCalPruBoylahan.. WE ALL LOVE TONY!!! TORTS IS STIFF on

    lol Tiki!!

    guess they don’t want to meet with Aliens nor Geckos

  107. Guess you can’t complain with the Caps playoff results so far, but I’m happy for Dale Hunter to continue to neutralise Ovechkin better than the Rangers could ever wish to themselves.

  108. Are there actual humans at the garden tonight? Were people told it was golf and they’re not allowed to cheer?

  109. Yes Sally but not giving any reasons . . .doesn’t he have years on his contract .. isn’t he the guy they should be building around . . . its like he is barely being used. . .

  110. Why do the Rangers end up in so many shifts where they are pinned in their own zone during the second half of periods?

  111. Hunter is hoping the Rangers score a goal so somebody can cheap-shot the guy who scored it 10 seconds after the play.

  112. A little pressure and we will get one. We tie it we will win it. Get some shots ON net

  113. Why do goofs like Hendricks and Neil always play well against us? Because they’re the only ones tough enough to fight through?

  114. “Hunter is hoping the Rangers score a goal so somebody can cheap-shot the guy who scored it 10 seconds after the play.”

    Ugh. Coming into this series, Laich was probably in my top 10 favorite non-Rangers. He’s douching his way off that list.

  115. Early to the game but late to the blog. Tough to blow two breakaways in one p.o. Game. Not getting control down low often enough. Caps looking to pounce on one more mistake and then crawl into shell

  116. he hit a fishie, but it was one of the true gentlemen of the game, a guy that was really tough to dislike … and it was one of the all-time cheapies.

    Mister D, we don’t use that word.

  117. When are we gonna get a goal off the other team’s skate? We have to earn every goal of ours.

  118. i guess we gott wait for richards to get a good chnce. hags and gaby dont score anymore

  119. Blogmama Go Tony!!!! on

    Joe et al….the No Brain Contest panel was saying after the first that Hunter was “strategically” keeping Ovie off ice as a way to throw off the Rangers game and give them other things to worry about. JR said it was a measure of “respect” that Hunter explained to that Ovie.

    and now I just boudreau’d again a little having to retype that…..HUH?????

  120. czechthemout!!!! on

    Here at the game. I must say , after about the 7 minute mark of the first, they have played like crap. Pretty disapointing performance by several players. The second period was inexcusable.

  121. Carp,

    Caps are very good at home and there PP will be deadly at home. I just don’t see u winning 4 games against this team. Your right it will be 1-1 after these 2 games and that will be our down fall.

  122. see if we were winning this 2-1, i’d say that was a fne period, but were losing. need more urgency and NEED gaborik to effing score before the damn playoffs are over. its getting really frustrating. he is not playoff material. brieres old assen has 7 goals! gabby, ur getting outscored by pretty much everyone in the playoffs now. brodivas gonna get an empty netter and tie u next game!!

  123. HageLinDerMcCalPruBoylahan.. WE ALL LOVE TONY!!! TORTS IS STIFF on

    ok HUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGE 3rd coming up! NUT UP and have faith in this team damnit.

  124. Blogmama Go Tony!!!! on

    Much better Ag! Thanks!!!!! Stanley’s been jumping up and down all over me tonight like a bug on a hot plate. I think she’s nervous…….:)

  125. ZzZz NYR ZzZz© " in-KREIDER-able!!!"...says Greg L. on

    yeah yeah , I had Holtby’s dad play goal for my home team the Blades and like his dad Holtby did play for my Saskatoon Blades. I don’t really care . Crapitals are enemy number so Holtby you are going DOWN!!!!

    GO RANGERS!!

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

  126. ZzZz NYR ZzZz© " in-KREIDER-able!!!"...says Greg L. on

    Piece of cake , we got ‘em right where we want them!!!

    Gonna be a real gooooooood period. HUUUUUUUUUUUGE as some might say.

    GO RANGERSSSSSSSSSSSS , itsall ours , lets just go out and get it!!!

  127. HageLinDerMcCalPruBoylahan.. WE ALL LOVE TONY!!! TORTS IS STIFF on

    gonna fb you a quick question if that’s ok

  128. all this negativity is just outrageous!!! i cant deal with you crazy maniacs. happy time happy time! im in my happy place now!! go away ugly mean energy!!!

  129. ZzZz NYR ZzZz© " in-KREIDER-able!!!"...says Greg L. on

    Take this baby home!!!

    Lets Bank these 2pts!!!

    Boyle needs to shake out the cobwebs and put one away for us!!!

    Hanks doing Great!!

    Big Goal comming up…

  130. HageLinDerMcCalPruBoylahan.. WE ALL LOVE TONY!!! TORTS IS STIFF on

    LMAO HEY 22!!!!!!!!! good to see ya!

  131. Blogmama Go Tony!!!! on

    Grabby!!! and yay for all the positive people!!

    (hartnell, I hate that sometimes you all make me sound like I should be living on a commune in Marin County….40 years ago :)

  132. HageLinDerMcCalPruBoylahan.. WE ALL LOVE TONY!!! TORTS IS STIFF on

    wow that song sucked just as bad as ORR’s song

  133. Carp see anybody in the crowd sportin a Kreider jersey? What are the most seen jerseys on a nightly basis?

  134. damnit thanks alot cally for drawing a penalty. jus when wehad the momentum, he gets a pp

  135. HageLinDerMcCalPruBoylahan.. WE ALL LOVE TONY!!! TORTS IS STIFF on

    YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  136. WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  137. YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    BIG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

    LETS DO THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    LETS STRANGLE THEM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  138. ZzZz NYR ZzZz© " in-KREIDER-able!!!"...says Greg L. on

    Wohooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!

    Momma were all CRAZY NOW!!!!

  139. HageLinDerMcCalPruBoylahan.. WE ALL LOVE TONY!!! TORTS IS STIFF on

    holy freakin crap!!!!!!!! my apologies

    FIRE SATHER {{{{{{OLGA}}}}}}baby

  140. HageLinDerMcCalPruBoylahan.. WE ALL LOVE TONY!!! TORTS IS STIFF on

    amazing amazing
    knock mdz down, no call……..

  141. They dont call penalties in the 3rd period in playoff hockey, and yet theyve just called 2 in 3 minutes against us. I guess they have make up for us getting a power play goal.

  142. No grabby. Thats a penalty you dont expect loser referees to call at this juncture of a game.

  143. HageLinDerMcCalPruBoylahan.. WE ALL LOVE TONY!!! TORTS IS STIFF on

    i looooooooooooooooooooooove this commercial!!!!!!!!!!!

    AAAAAAARHG POOP ALREADY!!! YOU’RE MAKING ME NERVOUS!!!!!!

  144. Stupid penalty, Rangers had all the momentum after a great kill. Time to do it again

  145. HageLinDerMcCalPruBoylahan.. WE ALL LOVE TONY!!! TORTS IS STIFF on

    ‘the interference on brian boyle’

  146. Jimbo (Win It For TONY!) on

    Goddamn penalties – clawed our way back into the game, only to get sloppy with the fouls…CRAP!

  147. Oh well. We scored a PP goal, so the referees had to make us pay for it and give them as many power plays as necessary til they got one. Shocking.

  148. I hate games like this. Three unnecessary, dumb mistakes lead to three goals for WSH, and we’ve had to work our butts off all game and we only have two.

  149. And the most our fans will ever do is chant these refs suck. Rather than actually making these referees pay a physical price for their transgressions. They laugh at our stupid chants. They wont laugh at pain.

  150. Blogmama Go Tony!!! on

    Btw, did I get blindsided by the bouncing cat, or did the No Brain Control people come in late on that play?

    I so want to slap those verizon women…..

  151. Richards got goaded into hooking Carlson at the line. Whine at Richards, not the refs or the league.

  152. McShanny (discp Czar) on

    Nice we gotta beat the refs in every series as well as opponent…nice phantom calls back to back, Boyle then Richards what is Pittsburg and cindy still playing this year.

  153. HageLinDerMcCalPruBoylahan.. WE ALL LOVE TONY!!! TORTS IS STIFF on

    foxwoods final five… here we go

  154. Jimbo (Win It For TONY!) on

    >>>I so want to slap those verizon women…..

    If they want to cry so much, I’ll give them a good reason…

  155. onecupin72yearsandcounting on

    Hey Carp , do youse guys have to subscribe to LOhud in order to blog ?
    NY newsday did the subscription thing…

  156. Lundqvist simply has to stop those PP shots where he’s completely screened in a tied game, because it’s a tied game.

  157. Jimbo (Win It For TONY!) on

    Richards deserved his penalty, but that Boyle one looked like a twin penalty to me…

  158. Blogmama Go Tony!!! on

    Onecup, the Report is blissfully free…..otherwise, I’d have a real problem….:)

  159. Refs are not the problem. Making two horrendous plays and not figuring how to get Gabby any space are much more the problem.

  160. Blogmama Go Tony!!! on

    Just FYI, I’m too beat for post game yip yapping moaning…there’s a lot of hockey left. And this day was byfuglien’d enough……Be positive! We can do it! Poo on the Craps!!!!!

  161. Just hit 2 posts in a game. I wonder if these worthless NBC losers will whine about the posts we hit as they whined about the Capitals’ posts in Game 1. I wonder why I get so angry and feel dead inside. I need look no further than 2 nothing penalty calls to gift the Capitals a lead and 2 hit posts.

  162. True Blue Mike (Del Zotto's Swagger) on

    The Caps are screwed. They keep playing like this and they are gonna lose. Not very likely that Hank and Bickel make two stupid errors in the same game again.

  163. Jimbo (Win It For TONY!) on

    Caps did what they had to do – they came out and won one here, just what they needed to do.

    Sloppy game by our boys – great defensive effort by McDonut wasted.

  164. I would rather have been outplayed. Games with foolish errors piss me off.

    Still not that worried; Washington’s four goals have all been the result of boneheaded plays by NYR. Clean that up and we’re fine.

  165. gd laptop power chord!
    gd slow-aasen computers!
    gd walkom!
    gd prudential center ticketing!
    gd ticketmaster!

  166. Rollin Dubious on

    I’d be more upset if they played well and lost. Thought they were awful at times.

    0-1 without dubi. Thank god we didn’t get Nash.

  167. Series tied. And if I had a bookie, I’d be up a prorated portion of +135. And the burrito I got sucked. Bad night all around.

  168. True Blue Mike (Del Zotto's Swagger) on

    You know whats great — I really am not worried at all. I was much much more worried when we lost game 2 to the Sens. Now not at all. Rangers in 6 still.

  169. Sloppy game – we deserved to lose a one goal game. Clean it up and we can finish this in 5.

  170. nothing to worry about here. Rangers are the superior team and the only way Washington has any chance if Ovechkin can duplicate what he did tonight.

    That’s why I always say, offense wins cups b/c Ovechkin scored a goal that noone on the Rangers is capable of doing…

  171. I don’t get why you need to perpetuate the cycle of irrational comments in a game which didn’t really feature many, LW; the sources of anger were warranted, and no blame was really misplaced.

  172. No worries, people. We got this in 5, maybe 6. It took unthinkable bullcarcillo to happen for them to win.

  173. Gravy, Swedish Meatballs with Noodles and on

    Rangers outplayed them most of the game. Two mental lapses, and a bit of a soft call for the PP. If they keep up with this type of effort, they will win the series.

  174. Just amazing, their guy interferes with our guy, initiates the contact, and our guy gets called for it. Why does Richards even go to the box there? Why doesnt he just tell the referees he refuses to because he didnt do anything wrong. And if the referee lays a hand on him, beat the living snot out of him in self defense.

  175. Blogmama Go Tony!!!! on

    LMAO jpg!!!!!! thanks my friend!!!!!!!!!!

    I blame Carp!!!!!!

    Atta boy Lev!!!

  176. Tiki
    nbc is basically bonering up to talk about ovi the next 2 days
    now that their True Love cindy isn’t around anymore

  177. Rollin Dubious on

    Wtf do we have to do to get gabby going. Beautiful play on goal 1 than constant laziness…

  178. “Wtf do we have to do to get gabby going. Beautiful play on goal 1 than constant laziness…”

    The hell? Gaborik was flying tonight, before and after the goal. He tipped the Callahan goal. That’s ridiculous.

  179. gd crossbar!
    gd sather for not getting neil, brown, chimera
    and instead got brashear, boogard (rip), scott!!
    gd slow-aasen computers!!

  180. Jimbo (Win It For TONY!) on

    >>>Well, back at ‘em on Thurday—LET’S GO RANGERS!!!

    WEDNESDAY, Jeff….not Thursday.

  181. Youre right jpg. Theyre talking about some no named loser Ovechkin like they didnt talk about him when his team played the 1st round against the no longer defending Cup Champions Bruins. When he played them, they didnt even know his name. Now, theyre clamoring for that half wit loser to be a hero.

  182. Gravy, Swedish Meatballs with Noodles and on

    ORR, how is that a selfish penalty when Richards barely touched him and Carlson embelished?

  183. You think u could just lay off me, Olga? I dont complain when u cheer the Blackhawks. Thanks.

  184. Haven’t been following the posts all night so if it has been said I apologize…….clearly Boyle is not 100% yet

  185. was the Richards “penalty” as big of a crock of carcillo as it appeared? I can’t go by fan reaction in the Garden because I can count on one hand the number of times this season people in my section have thought a penalty was justified but it sure looked bogus to me.

  186. McShanny (discp Czar) on

    Brian Leetch! calls like it is. That penalty on Richards embarrassed the refs! BSBSBSBSBS

  187. “ORR, how is that a selfish penalty when Richards barely touched him and Carlson embelished?”

    Because you had to use the term “barely touched”. Don’t touch him. Don’t get baited, at all, by the 21 year old.

  188. Blogmama Go Tony!!!! on

    oy, this is my cue all…..niters…..Wednesday is another day…..Stay positive for Tony!!!!! TA!

  189. “was the Richards “penalty” as big of a crock of carcillo as it appeared?”

    It depends. Carlson played it up, but Richards gave him the movement that allowed it to be played up. Which he simply, absolutely, positively, 100%ly cannot do in that situation. It was stupid.

  190. also can’t wait for these morons who get paid to cover sports to talk about what a difference maker Holtby was in this game.

  191. too bad the nhl doesn’t have a penalty for embelishing or diving…
    oh right….

    gd walkom!!!

  192. Yes, Lloyd. I had no problem with the Boyle holding the stick penalty. I saw that one as it happened live. But to call Richards for doing nothing just turns me into a madman. And then to have it be scored on by that worthless nothing piece of carcillo rat’s aasen worthless pile of trash Ovechkin makes me sick.

  193. kings are finally scoring, they are probably winning the cup if they can sustain their offense

  194. Sorry, LW. I needed to take out a little frustration on someone and I knew you could handle it.

  195. Jimbo (Win It For TONY!) on

    Goddamn Knuble and Chimera always give us fits, especially in playoff games – and Ovi comes through for them tonight, too.

  196. What will be ULTRA important is “weathering the storm” on Wednesday night! Washington will no doubt come out fired up in front of their crowd. Silence them early and we’ll be fine. If we take the next game, I like our chances…..

  197. Tiki

    Ovechkin scored a goal that maybe 10 players in the last 25 years are talented enough to do on a regular basis. He is a phenomenal talent and while he is a shadow of what he was 2+ years ago, he still shows glimpses of that hall of fame talent.

    Yes, Boyle was interfered with slightly, but its nothing to cry about. Del Zotto with 2 posts and Hank and Bickel made 2 bonehead plays and that’s what cost us the game.

    Still no way the Rangers lose this series…

  198. Washington didn’t do much of anything in this game. Rangers gift-wrapped two if not all three goals and hit a bunch of iron. Rangers are fine.

  199. Hey Carp, would ya be so kind as to predict the Rangers sweeping the rest of the way?

    You and yer damn 1-1 predictions. ;)

  200. you think only 10 players in the last 25 years are talented enough to let a wrist shot go from the blue line on a power play? damn.

  201. Wait, what? Tiki drives somewhere to post with us before driving home? If I were driving in MA I’d pull over now just to be safe.

  202. A goddam winnable game. Once again, we have to fight to the death for every single goal and every single call, and three frikkin mistakes end up in the webbing. WTF – can we choke someone out for once without getting our own leg swept

  203. That’s my job, LW. That’s my job.

    I want to see how Lundqvist handles his fail during his post-game interviews. He seemed pissed off at somebody else on the ice immediately after it happened during the game.

  204. Jimbo (Win It For TONY!) on

    Calm down, Tiki – we’re all honked off, but honestly, our guys didn’t play smart AT ALL tonight – Hank made an awful play, Bickel, Richards with that dumb penalty – they were their own worst enemies tonight, not the zebras, who are just incompetent…

    Can’t just give away goal scoring chances like that and expect to win in the playoffs.

  205. the people that point fingers are Richards, I kinda wonder if they even know who the guys on the team are that win games for you

  206. LW3H: the effort was there and we came back to tie it when we spotted them 2 goals. They got the third because of Bettman. Hence, no ledge jumping.

  207. “He seemed pissed off at somebody else on the ice immediately after it happened during the game.”

    Biron for not tutoring him more?

  208. Game’s on Richards? That’s nuts. He had a goal and an assist. And, admittedly, a stupid penalty at a bad time, but the Blueshirts playoffs would be over if it wasn’t for him.

  209. “Still no way the Rangers lose this series…”

    yea, u havent been a ranger fan long have you? were u around in 09?

  210. “the people that point fingers are Richards, I kinda wonder if they even know who the guys on the team are that win games for you”

    If its Callahan or Rupp or anyone in between, its a terrible play. That’s just being honest. Its the people who have their sacred players and their whipping boys that turn these debates into a disaster. Richards made a stupid play. Yes, it could have been a no call and yes, it was embellished, but Richards got baited. By a kid. And he can’t do that late in a tied playoff game. Neither can anyone else. But Richards did and thus Richards takes the heat. Simple.

  211. “That’s why I always say, offense wins cups b/c Ovechkin scored a goal that noone on the Rangers is capable of doing…”

    Gaborik can do it but unfortunately he sucks

  212. “Game’s on Richards? That’s nuts. He had a goal and an assist. And, admittedly, a stupid penalty at a bad time, but the Blueshirts playoffs would be over if it wasn’t for him.”

    That’s not how it works. You don’t get one massive screwup per point.

  213. Stan Fischler is truly a hocket historian, but guys seemed to be annoyed by his interview questions.

  214. Richards has been very good, the penalty aside. He’s going to come out Wednesday even more motivated. Gaborik is ready to start scoring…..

  215. Im just gonna throw this out there but imo Richards was the best Ranger on the ice tonight. I dont even blame him for that penalty, it shouldnt even be called, but it was, and they scored a great goal. Move on. Oh ye, Eminger in for Bickel please please please. And now, good night.

  216. Rangers dominated for stretches of this game…couple of bad breaks, mistakes and pansy penalties called by the refs cost us this game.

    Oh, well. Tied 1-1, the Rangers just need to clean up their mistakes. I fully believe we will come back to MSG tied 2-2 or up 3-1. The Rangers can go to bed tonight knowing that they can beat the Caps.

    And Ovechkin, for all his talent is still a first class tool.

    G’night all!! Go Rangers!!

  217. this game was a reminder that:
    A. Nothing is usually easy in Rangerland
    B . If it can go wrong it will go wrong sometimes
    C. I need a new superstitious winning outfit for Wednesday’s game.

    Can’t we ever win 4-0?

    it is just 1-1. We can win anywhere, but it would have been nice to go to DC with 2-0 instead of 1-1, but so it is.

  218. “why not blame the game on Lundqvist for that moronic Brodeur he pulled?”

    Because it was honest. It was a terrible giveaway, but it wasn’t some stupid, frivolous, needless play. Same with Bickel. It was frustratingly stupid, but it wasn’t pointless.

  219. Fargin breakaways…even Rupp should have come closer to scoring, but he moves like the Tin Man from Oz

  220. Because, Lloyd, they didn’t score the game-winning goal as a result of Lundqvist’s fail. And I’m pretty sure everyone here agreed it was very, very dumb.

  221. so you’ll cut Stu Bickel slack but one of the two or three guys most responsible for getting this team where they are, you throw under the bus? unreal.

  222. Mister D – YOu don’t think Bickel’s was a stupid, frivolous, needless giveaway?

  223. well, things even out. look at how many posts the caps hit in game 1. couldve gone either way, just like tonight. this series is going the distance i think. probably the next one if we make it that far, and the finals, if. the only thing this team needs to catch up on is in offensive talent. were just a parise away babay!

  224. dunno if anyone went to that rally today at Herald Square, but I checked it out during my lunch hour. Maloney went on at length about he basically thinks Gaborik will be ineffective in the playoffs because he doesn’t have the size to win battles. I thought Gaborik has been ok the last few games – neither as good or as bad as some have claimed – but he certainly needs to step it up.

  225. Washington is seriously not that good. Like I said, they only won because of stuff that never happens.

  226. “Mister D – YOu don’t think Bickel’s was a stupid, frivolous, needless giveaway?”

    In result, yes. In intent, no. That’s the difference, for me atleast.

    “so you’ll cut Stu Bickel slack but one of the two or three guys most responsible for getting this team where they are, you throw under the bus? unreal.”

    Yes. That’s called being unbiased. When a play is made, its a good or bad play regardless of the player making the play.

  227. Bickel made a horrible decision. Del Zotto wasn’t much better on that play either btw.

    Richards got called for something that didn’t look at all like a penalty. To criticize him for it is probably the worst possible example of bias.

  228. I wish I was as optimistic as some of you. Ovie is getting a ton of shots and they are blocking all of our shots. We will not win in DC sorry just reality. Going to the ledge where you guys will be joining me real soon.

  229. don’t know if I’m confident or not. we need Boyle to be the Ottawa Boyle, otherwise all of our cycling simply winds up in our own end because there’ll never be anyone in front…anyone else think Kreider should have made one more move on tha breakaway? Looked like he had another .005 secs to deke

  230. “Richards got called for something that didn’t look at all like a penalty. To criticize him for it is probably the worst possible example of bias.”

    Watch it again. You can argue whether or not it should have been called all day, but you can’t argue that Richards didn’t respond. That’s my entire issue with the play, he can’t respond at that point in the game and even open the door for a call, no matter how soft. He just can’t do it. That’s it. Point stated enough times. Richards has been great more games than not in the playoffs. He’s a big reason we’re in the 2nd round. He made a terrible, and terribly selfish, play tonight. That doesn’t make him a terrible player. It goes no further than that one play, and that one play was unfortunately huge.

  231. “thats how the #$^^ says yellow, jello!!!!” “im runnin this monkey farm now frankenstein!!”
    and i wanna know WTF ARE U DOING WITH MY TIME!!

  232. looked to me like Kreider shot the puck right into Holtby’s chest. but of course Holtby played so unbelievably brilliant tonight that he probably willed the puck there just like he willed pucks into iron numerous times.

  233. fat guy, if he scores there, are we questioning that play? anyway, of course as soon as holtby saves it, i said yea he couldve deked him. and we getscoredon. it happens like that so often.

  234. Clowns lose.

    Deserved to lose.

    But, of course, CARP is going to write that the Rangers played perfectly and the better team lost.

    The better team (aka the team that scored more goals) won.

    Rangers should get ready for putt-putt golf.

  235. Wicky© Where have all the NOOGIES gone?? LGT!!! on

    I have a lot going on, so just a brief hello…..Hello all….and my quick recap

    I thought it was a good game and I really didn’t think there was going to be a sweep so, LGR and LGT!!

    Four screw ups beat us tonight, bickel’s give away and mdz’s lack of D in front of Hank both led to the first caps goal, Hank’s ill fated trip outside of the crease (he was stellar in the crease), and mdz (this a little less of a factor than the previous 3) failing to beat knuble (knuble…just think about that) in a footrace on the potential icing.

    Don’t trade or fire anyone, they made a few mistakes (an ill advised penalty by brich as well) but played well I thought.

    NO GATORADE!!

  236. Wicky, I think on knuble icing, he grabbed MDZ’s shoulder so he couldn’t reach the puck to prevent icing, no call he got away with it. Did I see that correctly?

  237. Wicky© Where have all the NOOGIES gone?? LGT!!! on

    great article shout out carp with the blockness monster thing!1

    The end of it is pretty funny with the next season john scott reference

  238. did not see the first period. outplayed the cap’s but mistakes killed them. still cannot score.

    sit bickell and put emminger in… henrik gave 1 goal away, ouch.

    anisimov had 2 real good plays but still only played 5 minutes or so, if he is going have him take some shifts on 1 of the other lines. gabby is killing them. (his lack of goals)…can he look up ice once when he has the puck in his own zaone, he goes backwards like 90% of the time……

  239. Agreed, I’d like more Anisimov too. Throw him on the 3rd line in place of Prust when you’re looking for a little offensive spark or something, burying him with Rupp and Mitchell is just a waste.

    Rangers in 4. Still.

  240. Wicky© Where have all the NOOGIES gone?? LGT!!! on

    sis
    you may indeed be very correct on that. The thing that kills me on it is knuble is like a 1000yrs old and was never speedy and mdz (who is not a fast skater obviously, but is playing very well) is 2fuggin1 and just couldn’t beat him out.

  241. Anisimov really looks like a dog most of the time. Very hard to come up with excuses to give him additional ice time, though I’d agree that he’s completely wasted where he is right now.

  242. if anisimov looks engaged play him more.. not 20 minutes but more then 5… he has some skill. prust plays hard, forechecks etc. but canot finish.

    they should have won tonight….hope they do not regret that…….

    henrik 1 huge mistake, cannot make it……

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