It’s Go Time!


Rangers-Capitals Game 3.

Then we get a nice little hockey vacation and a stupid matinee for Game 4. Thank you, NBC.

I am not expecting any lineup changes for the Rangers tonight, though I supposed it’s possible that Steve Eminger goes in for Stu Bickel. I doubt it.

Brandon Dubinsky is on the trip but not skating. Mats Zuccarello continues to skate, but is not practicing.

Sounds like Alex Ovechkin will play with Nick Backstrom, a dangerous duo in the past, and that means more minutes for Ovechkin (and for Dan Girardi and Ryan McDonagh) than in Game 2.

Ya boys are 2-1 on the road in the playoffs, and home teams so far are a robust 22-34. The Rangers have lost five consecutive playoff games in D.C. since winning Games 1 and 2 in 2009.

It’s warm and muggy here today (unlike snowy Ottawa), so the ice could be an issue (advantage: Rangers). They had huge dehumidifiers in the building, with enormous hoses pulling out humidity.

PS, there’s a glass-encased fire extinguisher right outside the Rangers lockerroom here.

I haven’t forgotten about the first-round predictions contest … just haven’t had time to go through it yet. We’ve got some cool prizes. Please bear with me.

Let’s Go Tony!

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

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

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


    GET WELL TONY!!!!!


  3. This game will say a lot about how far the Rangers intend to go in the post-season. It’s time to take control.

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

    lol, the man just looked at Ovechkin and said, you can tell his nose has been broken before.
    my retort.. “His FACE is broken”

  5. Jimbo (Win It For TONY!) on


  6. Jimbo (Win It For TONY!) on

    Oy!! Knick promotions on the Ranger radio feed – Ugh!!

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

    everyone have your JR to English dicitonary handy?

  8. Jimbo (Win It For TONY!) on

    Just my luck! NBCS has its sound back tonight on my cable system, and “The True Professional” just happens to be doing this game – radio feed, I’m there!

  9. Jimbo (Win It For TONY!) on

    How about that Verizon Center, eh? Lousy internet connections – pretty “Bush-League”!!

  10. e3 (pimp's angel) on

    JR: irregardless (sic) of who wins or loses, tonight is a must win

  11. e3 (pimp's angel) on

    JR: the rangers and caps are theoretically tied in this series

  12. LGBT&P!








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

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHOMPERS!!!!! get a couple of important goals tonight dude!

  14. e3 (pimp's angel) on

    allright – time to hit the TV room…see youse after the game….cant type blog read and watch

  15. Anyone who needs a radio app. Tunein Radio gives you unlimited stations and allows you to multi task. On the train and listening to pregame now.

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

    FIRE SATHER {{{{{{{OLGA}}}}}}} my prince

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


    yeah baby , thats right!!

    Lets GO GO GO GO GO GO GO GO!!!

    RAAAAAAAAAAANGERS!!!!! You can do it!!! WE believe in youseeeeee!!!

    lets gog gogog oggog ogoggo oggog o!!!!!

    Come on boyz( and gals) lets make sum NOISEEEE!!!


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


    GO GO GO GO GO GO GO!!!!

    Lets kill Ovechicken!!!! heyyyyyy wait can I say that? Not kill- kill as in kill but to kill as in Kick his azzzz!!!!


  19. CA, because bad ice favors a grinding team, and arguably a less-skilled team … like a rainy, wet turf field favors a team that can run the ball.

    LMAO JR to English.


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

    ok that commercial with the person in the pink suit and piggy bank head is just weird lol

  22. LGR! Do it for Tony, Miami, and Fetus Machetto. Get well soon Miami. Hope to meet your bush league ass in the near future.

  23. Not as loud in here as I remember … maybe because they made the same freakin mistake that every team makes now — hands out towels.

  24. Yev Kassem on

    I am on the Metro North Train headed home. Anyone have a working internet link that is showing the game?????

    The links I usually use are not working!!


  25. Joekuh - 11 more..GBT! on

    dont worry, the dc extinguishers are safe…..the wizards wont make the playoffs in amare’s lifetime!

  26. Blogmama Go Tony!!!! on

    Good evening all! Holy hartnell Miami, I just scrolled though……this is bush-league!!!!!! We all have your back here dude…..keep us up to date….if you get down, just think…what would Prust do??? :)

    Go Pimp! Go Tony! Go Hank! Go Rangers!!!!

  27. Blogmama Go Tony!!!! on

    Carp, I’d also venture to say, that the Rangers are used to playing on that kid of crappy ice :)

  28. I just noticed in the good Verizon commercial, with the guy in the ice, that the voiceover at the end sounds like Joe Tolleson, Rangers PA announcer. Can anyone confirm?

  29. Yev Kassem on

    Could someone explain to me how I can get Oleosmirf’s sling box feed?

    Thanks! Desperate here for my 1 hour 20 minute train ride..

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


  31. Blogmama Go Tony!!!! on

    Yev, I’m clueless about video links…..sorry.

    All, Tony is keeping up with his FB page since he has an iPad now, so feel free to post pictures or comments there for his amusement…..he may not always respond….he’s got other things to do :) but will surely enjoy….if he doesn’t know your fleshy-life name, I suggest you include your bonehead name….

    Tony Caminiti on FB….

  32. When I left work today I saw a woodchuck outside my office. I think it’s a sign that Richards is going to have a big night

  33. yeah Jimbo
    what is it 25 seconds late.

    haven’t figured out how to fix that.

    still better than listening to nbc
    or i’ll just put some tunes on

  34. Boston Bonehead on

    If I didn’t know any better, I’d say I was watching a Caps broadcast….

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

    aw C3! you don’t like his screams of passion?

  36. that was just stupid stupid

    why take a slapshot at the angle when you have 2 players heading to the net
    and then take another slapshot when you’re barely a foot away from the boards?

  37. The only thing you can do with the radio broadcast is pause your TV if you have a DVR. But then you would be behind everyone else, on the board, on Twitter.

  38. Jimbo (Win It For TONY!) on

    Thanks, NYR – but I don’t have a “pausible” TV – I’ll manage, though…..I still won’t listen to “T.P.”!

  39. Jimbo (Win It For TONY!) on

    If we withstand the storm for the first half of this period, we’ll be OK….

  40. Oleosmirf,

    I want to personally thank you for your sling box info. I really appreciate it. I am on business and staying in a hotel with no NBSSports. Thank you again!!!!!!!!

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

    dude with the horn needs it permanently placed in his aasen

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

    i think oleo needs to get the Bonehead of the Month award for helping out so many with his generous sharing of his slingbox.

  43. yeah, that was just a little rainshower, too, ilb, compared to some storms you see in the first game on the road in a playoff series.

  44. Jimbo (Win It For TONY!) on

    You got it, Lin!!! I wish somebody would do that for him!

  45. Carp
    you try out the Green Turtle?
    looks like it’ll be open after the game too.
    maybe ilb
    can comment
    about 5 weeks for Zuc’s wrist
    seems long
    especially when compared to mario’s 5 DAYS

  46. Jimbo (Win It For TONY!) on

    Eric, Kenny just reported that Mitchell doesn’t have a shot on goal yet in this playoff series, so I’d say NO, not from him!

  47. what in holy hell

    the cap stopped puck w/ high stick and moved up ice w/ it!

  48. Jimbo (Win It For TONY!) on

    >>>especially when compared to mario’s 5 DAYS

    I can answer that, and I’m no doctor – Zucc’s wrist was BROKEN, Mary-O’s wasn’t!!

  49. Carp

    any truth to the rumor i’m starting right now
    that verizon center is pumping carbon monoxide into
    the visiting team’s dressing room?

    (sheeesh!! we look….ummm…..ok?)

  50. Jimbo (Win It For TONY!) on

    Mickey, not good – but we withstood the early pressure.

  51. Hey Lin!!!

    Thanks Jimbo!

    Today was my last day at work, I’m expecting more good things from the Rangers tonight!

  52. that happens on the road, jpg.

    looks like they’ve got it turned around now. still a bit too much space.

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

    doc needs to change his slacks.. sheesh

  54. yeah Carp
    i’m pretty calm right now
    might be the margarita
    may need to go full-on alkie
    for the playoffs

  55. caps don’t get a penalty for holding the Ranger
    when he was trying to get puck out of zone?


  56. How do you like the Caps fans’ Ovi chant? I don’t think it’s that funny, and obviously not original, and trolled a couple Caps fans who follow me on Twitter.

  57. wow it’s fuggin pathetic. like 5 4 on 2s this period and miss the net every time or shoot from way outside. ridiculous.

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

    they shoot when they should pass
    and pass when they should shoot

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

    Tiki, they way that dude kept flipping and flopping in front of him, i thought someone threw a freakin catfish out there lol

  60. Lot of opportunities, and only a few good saves by Holtby. Lundqvist had a much more difficult period overall … but you gotta be happy at 0-0 and the way this is going, right? Or maybe I’m expecting too much for some of you to think that way?

  61. LaTONYa from Miami on

    Sometimes the Rangers overpass, and sometimes they overshoot. Why can’t there be a happy medium!

  62. caps are keeping us on the outside and we need
    to start figuring out a way to get better shots on net
    or go tape to tape for shots
    and make him move around

    i think jpg’s sister could stop those shots
    (and i only say that cuz she’s napping now)

  63. Well, one in the books. Easy life for Holtby. Let’s see what he looks like when real shots start arriving.

  64. Even though I am not talking to you, Carp, because you ignore me, I agree with what you say. They threw the kitchen sink at us. Let’s come out now and get some shots on net from the front.

  65. also can we change these lines up. Just not working…

    Go back to what he started the series with (although I like Anisimov is playing so keep him on the 3rd line)

  66. We are fortunate that we have Hank. Time to readjust and come out flying!

  67. Jimbo (Win It For TONY!) on

    I’m happy at 0-0, but we need more *good* shots on goal – looked like we were totally “reactive” in that period, and not taking it to them at all.

  68. Road game, Jimbo. Got to adjust to line matching. Look who had chances for us, third, fourth liners, some D-men…

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

    i swear, the net must look as small as the head of the needle that needs to be threaded.

  70. Have to be ok with 0-0.

    I posted the other day about a rumor about Gabby shoulder and the more I watch him I think it’s true. He has nothing on his shot and loses control of the. puck easily. If he doesn’t have an injury problem then I really don’t get him.

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


  72. Hank did what he had to….Richards’ line had one decent chance….it’ll change in second. Got to give Washington credit for not allowing many shots from the middle. But Washington is still prone to some giveaways.

  73. Exactly, Chris, not sure it’s a shoulder. They have someone on him all the time. Someone else has to be open

  74. “I swear, the net must look as small as the head of the needle that needs to be threaded.”

    Someone deliver a Holik head to the Verizon Center ASAP.

  75. More shots ON NET please.

    And can we stop talking about Ovenchicken? GAG

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

    its very important that we all now trollvechkins ice time Mickey. it’s taken the place of the crosby update

  77. Carp
    Dubi just wants your sympathy
    you don’t see Zuc on crutches

    (yes, i know what dumbaasen thing i just said. sarcasm folks!)

  78. I think they’re just going to stop calling the game and count ovechicke’s ice time out loud.

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

    bad angle shot night, whacha drinking?

  80. both Carp

    Mitchell only hit the net since he was on top of the goalie.

    Bickel must be practicing with Girardi

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

    the gang that can’t shoot at the net .


  82. I’m a Hags fan, but if he doesn’t think he’s a scoring threat, the Caps sure won’t. He’s gotta shoot.

  83. Linda
    if we did a shot for each bad angle shot
    we won’t make it to the 3rd period
    let alone the end of this one.

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

    lmao jpg.. we should do that drinking game on a non work night lol

  85. Jimbo (Win It For TONY!) on

    Yes it *was* Mitchell, Carp! And I stand corrected – Kenny said that this was Mitchell’s first SOG in the *entire playoffs* – all ten games!!

  86. Jimbo (Win It For TONY!) on

    Sorry Carp! You had!

    YEAH!!!!!! CALLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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


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

    thank the baby kreider for that power play goal

  89. Linda
    jpg’s sister is already in the “zone”
    had one margarita during dinner and she’s pretty much done

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

    wait another shot by mitchell!!! lemme go check the moon

  91. Jimbo (Win It For TONY!) on

    >>>had one margarita during dinner and she’s pretty much done

    Cool! Cheap date!! ;-D (Sorry, jpg!)

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

    lmao jpg, tell her to eat a lil before hand next time… and have some water too lol…

  93. she did!!! she had a meal but it doesn’t matter.
    at least she’s making me laugh and isn’t pacing around
    due to nerves

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

    wow, she really is a lightweight lol!!!

  95. what’s Torts saying … I heard a really good story today. Remind me to tell you tomorrow. Or maybe I’ll put it in the review.

  96. Good, safe, effective breakout by Girardi. Boyle back to winning faceoffs. Off the ledge, everyone!

  97. This series will come down to Beagle/Hendricks versus Mitchell/Rupp, _mano a mano_ for 25 minutes a game.

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

    just that he didnt think the team was sluggish but that the caps came out amped up at the start

  99. Miami Pimp on

    Yooooo guys,

    Can’t even begin to tell you how much your upbeat wishes have meant to me today … awesome stuff.

  100. Miami Pimp on

    Back to my Pimp self:

    1-0 … means that we’re primed to lose 2-1.

    Bush-league so far.

  101. Carp, he said that they had a decent start, and that they need to keep pushing the pace from the D cause both team clog up the middle so much

  102. BYFUGLIEN!!!!

    why in the hell does that type of luck always seem to happen to us?

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

    wow poke check gone wrong by stawl

  104. Miami Pimp on

    In all honesty, we’re not playing well.

    We need to step it up big time.

  105. i mean we actually have some decent work in their zone
    but it comes to nothing and they just casually come down
    the ice and put the puck in the net.

    byfuglien carcillo!

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

    this countdown chant has reached its expiration

  107. Im sorry guys, there was no penalty on Callahan there. Nothing at all. Just more made up bull carcillo. Maybe one day you guys will get the message.

  108. Jimbo (Win It For TONY!) on

    Great! So he tries to kill Cally, and Cally gets the retaliation penalty.

    Someone on our team should just try to break Ovie’s ankle with a slash – maybe Ovie will get a penalty.

  109. LaTONYa from Miami on

    I understand that it’s foolish to retaliate because that usually gets called, but it’s now okay to hit guys low and late? Disgusting.

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

    if i had a freakin dollar for every time these guys said time and space in the past two games, i’d be freakin rich

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

    they are saying hendricks lost an edge…

  112. Jimbo (Win It For TONY!) on

    Well, I might have been wrong there…he might not have been trying to kill Cally..

  113. LaTONYa from Miami on

    Might have been accidental, but then it should have been an interference call. Callahan still can’t slash him.

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

    holy freakin hell… where has our offense gone???

  115. to be fair they always call the retaliation. just like in the cally/semin incident in first game.

  116. who was the byfuglien penishead that couldn’t keep the puck in their zone?

  117. LaTONYa from Miami on

    Stop, ORR! We can’t say bad things about Girardi around here!

  118. Boston Bonehead on

    Apparently they’re letting headshots go now? Looked like Anisimov caught one up high

  119. LaTONYa from Miami on

    Might just be me, but Prust hasn’t impressed me much at all these playoffs.

  120. Rollin Dubious on

    Prust had a bad shift there…haven’t seen much else of him this series…

  121. Jimbo (Win It For TONY!) on

    LaTonya, there are a lot of absentees on the ice lately – Gabby, where are you? Birthday Boy? We need our stars to show up.

  122. the 4th line is useless. how they got caught out there with ovy line on that 3 on 1 was a joke.

    that being said 1-1

    semin breaks our hearts in this spot over the years

  123. Yeah, Prust is looking pretty bad tonite. He looks injured or something

  124. LaTONYa from Miami on

    I don’t think Gaborik has been as bad as others do, but he needs to put the puck in the net for sure, Jimbo.

  125. wyshinski tweeted something about TOI by caps players

    i replied for him to STOP
    because it was as boring as watching a snail carcillo!!!

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

    and another 5 minutes on ovechkin ice time

  127. Dear John Tortorella

    Please stop separating Richards and Gaborik. You are messing with the top two lines and it will cost us this game if you don’t put them back together ASAP.


    Just leave them like that for better or for worse. We are getting nothing from Kreider today and I bet this has something to do with it…

  128. Prust, Mitchell Bickel AA are all underwhelming this playoff yr. Pick it up even for a period. Surprise us

  129. It’s a darn shame that people judge Gaborik based on if he scored or didnt. That’s not the way it’s supposed to be. Especially in the playoffs. If he has 3 guys on him that means 2 guys dont have anyone on them, right? Latona, Prust hasnt impressed me at all either. The Prust of last year was about 10x the Prust of this year.

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

    well 22, that countdown chant has reached pathetic levels

  131. I was in a DC steak house last night and Hags, AA and a couple others, table of 8 didn’t bother them. They were out early maybe 8:30

  132. LaTONYa from Miami on

    He hasn’t been horrible, Lev, but he’s taken some uncharacteristically poor penalties and hasn’t stood out like he normally does.

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

    the period of the normal change…

    WTF doc

  134. Every Ranger they just showed on the bench looked either bronze or dark yellowish… Did Vinny P forget his portable tanning machine when he left for cbj?

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

    my queendom for some offense!!!!!!!!!

  136. Gregm_section403 on

    Gabby has got to step up. He’s playing better, but he’s getting paid to score.

  137. Gregm_section403 on

    Or, more correctly, gabby got paid to score in the regular season.

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

    effin get a goal for Hank damnit!!!!!!!!!!!!

  139. Carp has his “tight game, could’ve gone either way, you’d feel much better/worse had the breaks gone the other way and the Rangers had won/lost” review written up already.

  140. Have I written that one, LW? See, the difference between me and you, Felicity …

    Me and Beninati in the same room.

  141. I guess since we scored on the PP late in Game 2 and on our only PP in this game, the referees wont be giving us another one.

  142. LaTONYa from Miami on

    That’s like the third time this game NYR have tried to stuff the puck in at the post instead of passing it in front on some pretty good chances.

  143. geeeeeeeeeeeeeezus!!!
    how freekin offensively challenged are we!?!?!?!?!!?

    i’ve seen better offensive by players at the special olympics!
    good gawd!

  144. Jimbo (Win It For TONY!) on

    Come on, Richards! Atone for that dumb penalty you took that cost us the last game, dammit!!

  145. LOL at ORR!!!! My thoughts exactly… Now hold on a let me go get a towel…

  146. is this the same team that took the play to the caps for the first 10 minutes
    during first period of game 2.

    doesns’t look like it.

  147. Rollin Dubious on

    Is it bad i fear the make up call regardless of what we do here…

  148. HageLinDerMcCalPruBoylahan...GET WELL SOON TONY on

    wow another timely penalty by the wiley vet

  149. Jimbo (Win It For TONY!) on

    Well, there it is – the make-up call..and on Richards again….

  150. You were right Rollin Dubious. There it is. And that was a nothing pena.lyty

  151. WTB?!?!!?!?!?!!?!?!??!

    a player can’t touch the puck!!!!

    this is the most bull cacillo league in all of freeekin sports!!!1
    what a gd joke!!!!!


  152. He laid on that puck and deliberately covered it with his hands. Thats delay of game.

  153. mzev, the Caps home broadcasters are calling a great game tonight, biased in favor of their team. Cant blame them for cheering their team.

  154. Ted Sheckler on

    FFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!! Which third/fourth line scrub is gonna burn us this time? Chimera? Hendricks? Knuble?

  155. Tom Foolery on

    Semin or Chimera? Or maybe it will be Hendricks so we can hear how great he has been again

  156. they high stick Girardi, no call. they fall on the puck, no call. refs are screwing the Rangers, beginning late in the last game

  157. well Washington certainly has the advantage in OT as they have the top end talent. Hopefully we can find a way to get some quality scoring chances and not try and “grind” the win.

    The Rangers are not built to win in OT, but here’s hoping they pull it out…

  158. LaTONYa from Miami on

    Just me or does Holtby seem to catch a lot of pucks? Shooting on the blocker side or low is probably more effective.

    I dunno if I can do OT.

  159. Jimbo (Win It For TONY!) on

    I felt the same way, Tiki – I think he even gathered the puck into his body a bit – but they don’t have the balls to call that kind of penalty..

  160. LaTONYa from Miami on

    I never liked the allowing a player to just fall on the puck thing. That’s way more of a delay of game than accidentally putting the puck over the glass is.

  161. Blogmama Go Tony!!!! on

    yes sir, this is one of those nights when I really wish I were a pinocle fan instead…….holy hartnell.

  162. He did, Jimbo. He gathered it to his body using his hands. Thats delay of game. We got called for 2 penalty shots this year for doing that in the crease. That was out of crease, shouldve been a penalty. But oh well.

  163. Holtby hasn’t had to make a single difficult save this entire game. The only Ranger goal came from a caroom in front after the puck hit not 1 Cap, but 2.

    So obvious what this team lacks and needs to address in the off-season…

  164. Jimbo (Win It For TONY!) on

    >>>in my 30s feel like 60s after watching this..

    eric, I’m 60 – and I feel like I’m near death…

  165. Gravy, Swedish Meatballs with Noodles and on

    Win one for the Boyler!

    Win one for the Pimp!

  166. HageLinDerMcCalPruBoylahan...GET WELL SOON TONY on

    peppORRoni,that is a freakin disturbing mental image

  167. jimbo

    i hear you. no death talk though losing my father in law last week has been tough on my fam. the rangers block life out for 3 hours for me

  168. Gravy, Swedish Meatballs with Noodles and on

    Forget Tums…make sure you have a full drink.

  169. johanson/semin for caps no one for rangers honestly i woudlnt even know who to pick

  170. Mike Emrick = piece of carcillo
    see, now this blog is really starting to wear on me!

  171. Lloyd Braun on

    I have the worst feeling that the officials will call some horse crap penalty early and cost the Rangers the game

    this is Holtby’s best game, according to Mike Milbury. why does he have a job

  172. BTW, the Rangers pathetic recent OT record might play into their hands, because it cannot go on indefinitely….

  173. HageLinDerMcCalPruBoylahan...GET WELL SOON TONY on


    they are both out of my age range lol

  174. Jimbo (Win It For TONY!) on

    Sorry, eric – I forgot….I’m not that bad off anyways – I’ve been worse, and I’ll be there again, should this game not end in our favor…

  175. Blogmama Go Tony!!!! on

    jpg, from earlier….trying NOT to think about that! If we don’t win tonight, this night will be a double disaster for me…….sigh. still an hour left to go at the Rock, at least……

  176. HageLinDerMcCalPruBoylahan...GET WELL SOON TONY on

    wear on you? doncha mean grow on you lol

  177. Gravy, Swedish Meatballs with Noodles and on

    Let’s hope the Rangers can make it past 1:30 if they don’t score.

  178. Jimbo (Win It For TONY!) on

    I can’t remember a single difficult save that was made (or needed to be made!) by Holtby – does that make him great, or us lousy?

  179. Took the eighth graders to dc this week. Just back. Did a huge “let’s go rangers” on 10th and avenue e. A bunch of us rocked the blue. Took abuse. Let’s bring this home. I go with boyle. Streaks end tonight.

  180. Gregm_section403 on

    Milbury has a job cuz he has naked pics of Buttman and the head of NBC Sports….together !

  181. Rangers haven’t won a playoff overtime match is two decades. Season’s over!

  182. lol, u like the Rangers, dont u Boston Bonehead. And no Boston teams? Then you dont apply :)

  183. Gravy, Swedish Meatballs with Noodles and on

    Nashville-Phoenix game is just not doing anything for me.

  184. “Forget Tums…make sure you have a full drink.”

    Last tim I poured myself a full drink for overtime I only made it through 2 sips.

  185. HageLinDerMcCalPruBoylahan...GET WELL SOON TONY on

    wow! carp bringin firetruck out of semi retirement!!!

  186. Blogmama Go Tony!!!! on

    Sally, the rest of the drink is required for after those two sips :)

  187. Boston Bonehead on

    I suppose I do. Also guilty of putting Milbury on TV sometimes. Not doing well am I? lol

  188. Gravy, Swedish Meatballs with Noodles and on

    Need a lot of whistles to get Girardi back out there….or just score please.

  189. Carp
    i hope you explain in your review
    how we can look worse and worse and worse
    on every shift since midway through 3rd period.

    really, it looks like they wanna just go back to the hotel.

  190. Gregm_section403 on

    SHOOT THE PUCK ON NET!!!! It’s OT. Gt it on net and see what happens. Geez

  191. HageLinDerMcCalPruBoylahan...GET WELL SOON TONY on

    Mickey, they’d actually have to have the puck in the offensive zone for that… oy vey

  192. boy,
    we sure are playing as if we wanna make joe thornton
    seem correct in his assessment of us.

    at least Girardi came back. man-jones

  193. Lloyd Braun on

    keep saying sutures, chrome dome. I’m sure most people watching think you’re a doctor.

  194. outofyourelement on


  195. The puck is in the Rangers’ zone way too much. This can’t possible end well for them.

  196. HageLinDerMcCalPruBoylahan...GET WELL SOON TONY on

    Good God in Heaven get out of the damned zone

  197. HageLinDerMcCalPruBoylahan...GET WELL SOON TONY on

    i think they forget they are supposed to play in the opposing zone

  198. HageLinDerMcCalPruBoylahan...GET WELL SOON TONY on

    greg, you’re being very generous lol

  199. Blogmama Go Tony!!!! on

    Dear Rangers,

    Enough of your biggest fans have enough problems already.

    Do not make it worse!!!!!!

    Love, mama

  200. Carp
    i was just being an aaasen
    but with the caps having alllllllllllllllll
    the play
    it is ridiculous.

    we look tired and getting pushed around.
    that’s serious.

  201. Gravy, Swedish Meatballs with Noodles and on

    Ice management? Is this a rule they just made up?

  202. Gregm_section403 on

    All the time in the Caps zone, I don’t think the rangers had 2 shots on goal.

  203. hey slats how about a d man at the deadline so dont have to play 4 just freaking sad

  204. Blogmama Go Tony!!!! on

    Dear Rangers,

    I’m missing Bruce tonight…COME ON! GIVE ME SOMETHING!!!

    thank you, me

  205. i’m sorry Carp
    but that’s not a breakout from your zone by Girardi
    when he just passes to a Ranger that’s completely covered
    and basically gives it away
    and we’re back in our end for another 20 or more seconds

  206. Lloyd Braun on

    McDonagh is playing like he’s punchy right now

    Stralman needs to get acquainted with the bench

  207. We touched the puck, and they waited til we touched it a 2nd time to call the icing. Hey refs, how about another break for the Caps after an icing?

  208. HageLinDerMcCalPruBoylahan...GET WELL SOON TONY on

    Dear Rangers

    you see that white netting behind those red posts? Blast little black puck and make it move

    Love your fans

  209. PENALTY!!!!!

    Please please please for Tony and Pimp, just score on this power play!!


  210. Stranger Nation on

    Cally didn’t need much help falling on that one – make up for B Rich’s penalty in 3rd.

  211. are the caps up a man?
    sure looks like it.
    we make it soooooooooooooo easy for other teams.

  212. Jimbo (Win It For TONY!) on

    As Dubious said, if we don’t score here, a makeup call will definitely get called on us, even though it was a valid penalty.

  213. jeeeeeeeeeeeeezus kristalmarty!!!!!!!!!!!!

    they aer sooooo friggin pathetic right gd now.

  214. Jimbo (Win It For TONY!) on

    Man, we dodged an Ovie bullet there…with an accurate shot, we’re done.

  215. Gravy, Swedish Meatballs with Noodles and on

    Well, they made it through more than 2 minutes.

  216. Lloyd Braun on

    so Ovechkin can knock guys down when they’re nowhere near the puck and cheat on the faceoff but only get warned. got to love the NHL.

  217. is this really the number one team in the eastern conference?
    good gawd!!

    i was good for most of this game but since mid-3rd period their
    pisspoor performance is driving me absolutely batty.

    (yes, cojones from Girardi and Boyle but we NEED A GOAL and this team
    shows no idea how to shoot a puck to the net and get it past a goalie!!!)

    how in the hell did they make it to the nhl?!?!?

  218. Blogmama Go Tony!!!! on

    Mickey, you may need another day to get stuff together :) Never move during playoffs!

  219. 2 people that could not be happier to have a break are Girardi and McD. Why the hell is Bickel playing again? Hockey gods may be on our side tonight after that Ovi post.

  220. LaTONYa from Miami on

    Whiff by Kreider led to that. He looks a little nervous tonight.

    Let’s get it please, NYR. Please.

  221. Blogmama Go Tony!!!! on

    I knew you would get that Carp……:) hope camp is giving you a decent deadline tonight….

  222. Jimbo (Win It For TONY!) on

    Carp, what did you think of McDonut after that hit? It looked like he was very shaky on the ice for the rest of the period after that to me….

  223. out0fyourelement on

    McDonagh – 37:06
    Staal – 33:37
    Del Zotto – 30:46
    Girardi – 29:38
    Stralman – 20:54
    Bickel – 3:24

    Wideman – 28:51
    Carlson – 28:00
    Hamrlik – 27:09
    Alzner 24:24
    Schultz – 21:58
    Aucoin – 10:49

  224. I think most Journal News readers (if there are any) will be seeing that nice early Michael Del Zotto feature otherwise known as a bulldog story, otherwise known as a throwaway. Otherwise known as carcillo.

  225. Ted Sheckler on

    ugh, Gaborik looks to be 100% back to last year’s form. Alwyas on the periphery, easily knocked off the puck, and apparently clenching the stick – the puck seems to bounce every time it touches his blade.

  226. Tiki
    i was good til end of 3rd and this overtime.
    i’ve regressed to losing my mind.

    their play is just unbelievably bad
    yes Carp
    i know they show heart and bickels (i.e. Boyle and Girardi)
    my gawd
    the board hockey has to stop and lead to something better
    the team found a way earlier this season
    it’s like they regressed.

  227. they better win this one, cuz they are starting to get decimated by injuries and worn down by the constant grinding and not enough puck possession. it is time for Gaborik to step up for once and score a winner.

  228. Ted Sheckler on

    Boston Bonehead – I was just having that same internal debate. I’ll do it if you do.

  229. I’ve been watching Gaborik very closely because he looks so completely out of it. I think he’s hurt. Anyone else agree?

  230. Gawd, it’s not much fun watching my team when they are being out-chanced and out-hit. Reminds me of too many years goneby….

  231. eminger cant handle 10 mins a game vs bickel 330. BICKEL IS A WASTE.

    johnny oduya for 3rd pick

    nick grossman

    even pavel kubina could help back there

  232. >>you can’t leave! All the plants will die!

    OK, not yet, but I have one foot out the door.

  233. Gabbie is squeezing the stick…

    On the Rangers PP in the 3rd he was set up very nicely and fired the puck off the side of the net.

    10 games ago that was in the top side of the net….

    Not excusing things….just saying…

  234. onecupin72yearsandcounting on

    well the rangers survived the 1st ot…
    they looked like they were on a 20minute pk

    maybe the fear of Tort’s is affecting them..

    awful , retro rangers. reminds me of the old days

  235. john s

    how about gabby isnt a superstar. he doesnt take over games. hes not even a patch of hair on kovy rear end

  236. Gravy, Swedish Meatballs with Noodles and on

    It’s a good thing I’m pacing myself tonight.

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

    In all seriousness I really do have a ton of homework to do. So please score soon Rangers

  238. only thing positive about 2nd ot no long change for us. will be same of chasing them and they will get a pp we had ours and pissed it away

  239. Blogmama Go Tony!!!! on

    He’d have a later deadline if this were the Yankees……trust me…….(tiki, no offense at Yanks, swear)

  240. jpg, Im doing ok. I know we’re going to win this game in my heart, so I dont need to get all Tiki about it.

  241. Good news? The Whale won their 2nd round opener in OT tonight!

    This kid Hrvik, signed to a ATO contract 2 weeks ago, scored his 5th PO goal….unlike most of the ‘weapons’ on that team, he’s 6’1″ and 200 lbs….

  242. Lloyd Braun on

    Gaborik could redeem himself for about 8 games of mediocrity very easily, though

  243. Ted and Boston, I can tell ya, it’s a good idea. I’ve been drinking the Goose for the last 2 periods and it helps cut the tension. I actually feel better than McD right about now.

    Go for it.

  244. Every time they show Discover card commercial they underline more and more how incompetent the NHL is having some shady credit card somewhere in the middle of Vodkastan Russia

  245. Lloyd Braun on

    Milbury is the kind of guy if you ever saw him in a bar, you’d just have to beat the carcillo out of him for the hell of it

  246. I was confident until I just read an completely stupid and inferiority complex comment by mama.

  247. Jimbo (Win It For TONY!) on

    Thanks, Carp – looked that way to me, too – they showed him on the bench, shaking his head like he was trying to get himself back together…

  248. Ted Sheckler on

    I’d seriously say that Rupp or Mitchell have better odds of scoring tonight than Gaborik does.

  249. Carp (not that you’ll even acknowledge that I am here and asking a question), does this now become a pivotal point in the series for the winner, since both teams have put so much into this? Or is it just another game?

  250. John, same here, no doubt in my mind, posted this couple of times. No shot, no strength. He is doing his best but I’d be shocked if he wasn’t hurt.

  251. Boston Bonehead on

    Ive been going with Sam Summer, though a Makers old fashioned could help calm the nerves…

  252. Gaborik looks like he’s on drugs or something…he’s moving at half speed…slow to react and slow to shoot. Right now he looks all but useless as a top line winger. Anisimov is moving better than him.

    I’ve got nothing but bad vibes. The payback penalty WILL be called within the first 8 mins of the period. The Rangers look to barely be hanging on.

    And our D has gotta be completely exhausted.

    We’re WAY overdue for a playoff OT win but I’m just not feelin’ it to this point. In actuality, I’m gettin’ really worried about our chances. This doesn’t look like the Top Seed Atlantic Division Champions taking on a #7 seed.

    Looks like last year’s playoffs

  253. because kovalchuk has been a monster in the playoffs and hasnt been ripped in the papers for now showing up. OK!

  254. Lloyd Braun on


    Just feels too much like all the recent playoff series against Washington, doesn’t it

  255. Yea, the payback penalty, if it comes, will be a bitch. Just have to suck it up when it comes. Really, we can’t complain about the reff’ing tonight. All the phantom BS calls against Washington. Our PP will need to be better next year.

  256. Didnt Gaborik lose an edge in one of the early games against Ottawa? I remember he went into the boards really hard and was shaken up. That may be still lingering but I doubt it. I think he’s fine. And he’s played better than majority of people here give him credit for. But I get that he’s being judged on production on the score sheet. Although it’s not fair.

  257. he got squished by Carkner, too, Lev.

    He might be banged up a little bit … but it’s more the tight checking than any injury.

  258. Stranger Nation on

    Gabby should have lots of energy in 2nd OT after floating through first 4 periods

  259. Gravy, Swedish Meatballs with Noodles and on

    Over/under on how many OTs before Bickel gets a shift?

  260. HageLinDerMcCalPruBoylahan...GET WELL SOON TONY on

    damnit off boyles ass……..grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

  261. Blogmama Go Tony!!! on

    All of a sudden, not so unhappy we have a break til next game….but I still hate No Brain Channel

  262. OMG!!!! can we try some other play then
    just send puck behind the net and play around with it for a minute
    before the other team goes off on a 3 on 2!!

  263. Gravy, Swedish Meatballs with Noodles and on

    Carp, I think he gets a look in the 4th OT.

  264. HageLinDerMcCalPruBoylahan...GET WELL SOON TONY on

    COME ON GUYS! I won’t curse at you for 2 days!! I PROMISE

  265. Blogmama Go Tony!!! on

    Hartnell you Hunter. looking at your gum chewing face makes me want to boudreau.

  266. Carp
    ask Torts, if you dare, why his team is unable to pass the puck to another
    teammate to move up the ice?

    it’s like all they do is make billiards type bounces that are “passes”

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

    Did anyone just catch the ref sleeping on the ice for a second?

  268. Blogmama Go Tony!!! on

    Actually, looking at Hunter now makes me shocked he was ever an athlete.

  269. We’ve just gotta hit the net. Just hit the net, or direct it to the net, anything can happen.

  270. HageLinDerMcCalPruBoylahan...GET WELL SOON TONY on

    someone needs to write an epic ode to Cally, medevial style

  271. Blogmama Go Tony!!! on

    Dear boys,

    I am running out of fortification to get through this…..Plesae win soon.

    A loving, tired fan……who loves you

  272. MDZ TWICE
    made the same STOOOOOOOOOPID
    play of sending puck up boards to NO ONE
    and caps get it and keep it in zone.


  273. HageLinDerMcCalPruBoylahan...GET WELL SOON TONY on

    lol laurel, methinks you are correct

  274. getting completely outhustled

    amazing that the “well-conditioned” team
    is playing like they ran down to dc

    of course, all the board hockey doesn’t help
    make ya long for the ol’ Safe Is death days

  275. Gravy, Swedish Meatballs with Noodles and on

    Outhustled? They’ve just about controlled the last 20-25 minutes.

  276. Olga Folkyerself on

    I Gotta Peeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

  277. LaTONYa from Miami on

    Taking advantage of an icing is another play that should be a delay of game before flipping it over the glass is.

  278. Blogmama Go Tony!!! on

    I can not take this any more!!!!!!!

    Our boys want this, but please!

  279. i think the last time we went to triple ot was in 71 vs black hawx. Pete stamkowski w the ot winner. These guys on the ice for both teams are animals

  280. Blogmama Go Tony!!!! on

    I can not even imagine what it’s like to be their bodies after this…no wonder I think all the future Ranger babies got conceived off season….

  281. Triple OT

    And that sound you just heard was Carp banging his head against his keyboard

  282. Gravy, Swedish Meatballs with Noodles and on

    Good time to pee is after a Caps icing….guaranteed to have 1-2 minutes to do your business.

  283. Lloyd Braun on

    a few things:

    Ryan Callahan is unbelievable. What he’s doing right now is something to behold.
    Marian Gaborik may very well have an empty sack between his legs.
    Rangers D (other than Stralman) have been incredible
    Brad Richards is not having a good game.

  284. Jimbo (Win It For TONY!) on

    I remember the Stemmer triple-OT game against the Black Hawks back over 40 years ago – he won it for us, and they’re gonna have him on the radio during the intermission.

  285. might as well throw Bickel up there as a forward
    next period.

    i’m sure he could shoot the puck into his fellow player
    just as well as Rupp. that’s if the Ranger was standing wide
    of the net or behind it
    which is where we seem to regularly be positioned

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

    If we lose it really is going to sting. We are about to watch two Rangers games in a row?!?!? what is this baseball?

  287. If you can’t enjoy this game, you shouldn’t be a hockey fan…This is what hockey is all about. Both teams left everything they had out there, and they have to be back in 15 min.

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

    JPG you know what that wouldn’t be a bad idea. He can probably skate circles around all of them right now, actually thats probably not true at all.

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

    Hmmm I wonder what they are eating in-between periods? McDonalds? Wendys?

  290. HageLinDerMcCalPruBoylahan...GET WELL SOON TONY on

    Stranger… that’s a huge limb you went out on

  291. Lloyd Braun on

    yeah I don’t know how you even bother dressing Bickel again after this

  292. ilb
    If it wasn’t NYR i would enjoy it.
    This one going to cost me a few years.

  293. He didn’t kick it away, the puck hit him on his butt first. Sometimes having a big body could be detrimental.

  294. Jimbo (Win It For TONY!) on

    They used to eat orange slices back in the day – and drink tea, believe it or not!

  295. If your jersey doesn’t have bloody stains, yours or your opponents, you’re not playing PO hockey!
    Good game. Bad result.

  296. Lloyd Braun on

    Rangers did look stronger in the 2nd OT but I’m still scared to death of that penalty call that has to come at some point here. I’m basically stunned that there wasn’t a penalty called in that OT.

  297. LaTONYa from Miami on

    If I go to sleep now, and they win, I’ll be pissed. If I go to sleep and they lose, I’ll have a crummy day tomorrow. If I stay up and they lose, I won’t sleep, and I’ll have a crummy day. What to do!

  298. Brodeur recommends McDonald’s, Wendy’s, KFC etc. to refuel during these long OT games. Probably the ones he plays in too.

  299. As I said many times before – Gabby unfortunately is not a playoff’s material. Period. Kind of annoying…

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

    You know what I just though about. All the people at the game who couldnt buy beer after the second period and probably feel like shit now that they are losing their buzz lmfaooo

  301. Wouldn’t mind a skills competition after 2 OT’s.

    Although, we don’t have Wolski, EC, MZA, or Olli Jokinen….

  302. Jimbo (Win It For TONY!) on

    Stay awake, Latona – that seems like the only way that you might *not* have a crummy day!

  303. How about giving Bickel some shifts upfront…freshest legs in the building???

  304. Lloyd Braun on

    Pretty much everything Maloney said about Gaborik at the rally last week has turned out to be spot-on

  305. Hate to admit it, but I listened to that last triple OT game when Stemkowski scored on the BlackHawks….Ted Irvine and Bruce McGregor were his linemates…Marv Albert was calling the games then….no cable outside of Manhattan

  306. Thats a great idea about Bickel. They guy can hit too so he can tire some of the Caps out even more.

  307. HageLinDerMcCalPruBoylahan...GET WELL SOON TONY on

    I raise my glass to you 22!!!!!

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

  308. My god, they’ve been playing hockey for 4.5 hours. I’m exhausted just thinking about that.

  309. Jimbo (Win It For TONY!) on

    I don’t hate to say it, FlaRanger….I remember the game, and I was listening on the radio to Kenny’s dad. No cable TV in Queens back then!

  310. my wife just walked down stairs to yell at me for staying up so late over a hockey game…. the nerve of her…

  311. HageLinDerMcCalPruBoylahan...GET WELL SOON TONY on

    my ex said delzotto wins it in the 3rd ot

  312. Joekuh - 11 more..GBT! on

    swede, stuck raise to u for staying with it so early. what time is it over there?

  313. That was an awful PP.

    Waste time on this icing, guys. PUt the wrong players on the ice.

  314. HageLinDerMcCalPruBoylahan...GET WELL SOON TONY on

    aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaargh these guys kill me

  315. we lose tonight
    we deserve

    they played that power play like they were at practice

  316. Blogmama Go Tony!!!! on

    mzev…I will testify for you in court…

    Joe….it’s 6 a.m., I believe,in RangerSwedeland…..

  317. so Carp

    another question for Torts
    do the players know how to play offense
    and what it means to pass to each other
    and shoot the puck where the goalie is not?

    doesn’t look like it.
    looks like you or i could be doing just as good a job as holtby tonight.

  318. Lloyd Braun on

    Rangers held the puck for basically 2 full minutes and the power play was as bad as if they never had the puck at all

  319. LaTONYa from Miami on

    Lol. Good one, Lloyd.

    Can we please just win this already? Pretty please?

  320. well, it was nice for Kreider
    but he obviously has a case of Rangeritis
    which means
    he won’t be the player he is expected to be
    until he joins another team.

  321. Carp
    another Torts question

    do the Rangers actually practice passing to each other?

  322. HageLinDerMcCalPruBoylahan...GET WELL SOON TONY on

    best goalie in the world

    not one guy who can score

    grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr LOL

  323. wow! look at that passing from one cap to another
    amazing how that can help get you out of the zone
    and get a good scoring chance.

    i’m watching this and i’m wondering
    how in the hell did we ever win games?

  324. LaTONYa from Miami on

    Dumb Staal. Should have just played it out of the zone when Girardi lost his stick!

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

    It is now my birthday and all I want is a Rangers win

  326. problem with Zuc is that i don’t think Torts
    wants to play him because he actually
    shows tendencies towards passing and playmaking.

    not allowed in Board Hockey