Post-game notes


Courtesy of the NYR:

Eastern Conference Semifinals, Game 6
Verizon Center – Washington, DC

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

Team Notes:

– The Rangers were defeated by the Washington Capitals, 2-1, tonight at Verizon Center in Game 6 of their Eastern Conference Semifinal series.  The series is now tied at three games apiece.

– New York is now 205-222-8 overall in postseason action, including a 91-136-6 mark on the road.

– The Rangers out-hit the Capitals, 37-33, led by Brandon Prust’s game-high, seven hits.  The Blueshirts lead the league with 453 hits in postseason action.

Player Notes:

– Marian Gaborik notched the Rangers’ lone goal at 19:09 of the third period, and registered three shots on goal in 23:26 of ice time.  He has tallied a point in five of the last six games, registering six points (three goals, three assists) over the span.

– Dan Girardi tallied the primary assist on Gaborik’s goal, was credited with three hits and recorded a playoff career-high, four shots on goal in a game-high, 27:45 of ice time.  He has recorded three assists in the last four games, and is now tied for the NHL lead among defensemen in scoring with seven points and ranks second with six assists.

– Derek Stepan recorded an assist and was credited with three hits in 16:35 of ice time.  He has tallied an assist in each of the last two games, and is now tied for third in the NHL with seven assists in postseason action.

– Henrik Lundqvist made 21 saves and is now 22-26 overall in the playoffs, including a 10-15 mark on the road.  He has now held opponents to two or fewer goals in nine games during the playoffs.

Team Schedule:

– The Blueshirts do not have practice scheduled for tomorrow, May 10. The Rangers’ next practice is scheduled for 11:00 a.m. on Friday, May 11, at MSG Training Center.

– The Rangers will return to action when they face-off against the Washington Capitals on Saturday, May 12, at Madison Square Garden (7:30 p.m.), in Game 7 of their Eastern Conference Semifinal matchup.

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  1. 4generations 4 cups on

    We’ve won, and then lost, every other game. To have them come to the garden, into our building, and take it will be hard.

  2. MickeyM May 9th, 2012 at 11:04 pm

    Well BOOOOOOO!! And Sally and I were all ready to rip up the town with a win.

  3. >>I basically turn NBC Sports on at 7:35 and shut it off the second the game ends…

    I did the exact same thing!

  4. LaTONYa from Miami on

    Being out shot-blocked is usually indicative of puck control, so that doesn’t really phase me.

  5. Carp, there is *momentum* from game to game. Except it belongs to the team that lost the previous game. At least this series :-). Let’s hope it continues……

  6. Olga Folkyerself on

    I thought I would skip all the hand -wringing, blasphemy and other bull carcillo. We didn’t lose a thing tonight.

    Let’s Go Rangers! Game Seven. Believe.

    Oh, and FIRE SATHER!

  7. Jimbo (Win It For TONY!) on

    >>>Jimbo, women are easier to deal with than the Rangers :)

    Tiki, that is debatable – both have their *very* trying moments…. ;-/

  8. Lloyd Braun on


    There’s really no other way to make the trough of vomit NBC puts on the air for hockey games tolerable.

  9. Jimbo (Win It For TONY!) on

    I did the same thing too, JBytes – and if I heard a minute or two of the audio from the NBC feed, it was a lot – I stuck with Kenny & Dave on the radio..

  10. Lloyd Braun on

    It’s true that the first team to score is now 6-0 in this series, right

  11. Yes, it’s true … though in several of those cases, the lead evaporated and then the game was later won by the team that scored first.

    *new post.*

  12. Gravy, Swedish Meatballs with Noodles and on

    Latona, that was my point to those claiming the effort wasn’t there.

  13. N.CountryNYRFan on

    Carped Repost:

    I’ll be missing the game on Saturday as well, will be out camping in the Adirondacks. But i will DVR the game. I missed the last game seven also and that turned out good for our boys. Let’s GO Rangers!!!!!!

  14. Lloyd Braun on


    I agreed with you about the effort. Unfortunately, Tortorella did not.

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