Rangers at Capitals Game 6 tonight


Pre-game notes courtesy of the NYR:

2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs – Eastern Conference Semifinals, Game 6 (NYR lead 3-2)
Wednesday, May 9, 7:30 p.m.
Verizon Center – Washington, DC

Rangers (Regular Season): 51-24-7 (109 pts), 1st in East
Capitals (Regular Season): 42-32-8 (92 pts), 7th in East
* All information through NHL games on May 7

The Rangers will face-off against the Washington Capitals at Verizon Center (7:30 p.m.; TV: NBC Sports Network; Radio: Bloomberg Radio), in Game 6 of their Eastern Conference Semifinal series. The Rangers lead the series, 3-2, following a 3-2 overtime win in Game 5 on Monday at Madison Square Garden. The Rangers enter the contest with a 205-221-8 record all-time in 434 playoff contests (114-86-2 at home; 91-135-6 on the road). New York has posted a 15-17 record all-time in Game 6 of playoff series.

New York entered the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs as the top seed in the Eastern Conference having posted a record of 51-24-7 overall (27-12-2 at home; 24-12-5 on the road) for 109 points. The Rangers’ 51 wins ranked second in franchise history, while their 109 points tied for second all-time. The Blueshirts finished second in the NHL overall, tied for first in wins and led the league with 47 wins in regulation and overtime. New York is one of four Eastern Conference teams to have posted 40 or more wins in at least six seasons since 2005-06, and one of four teams in the East to have advanced to the playoffs in six of the last seven years.


  • Overall — 205-221-8
  • Home — 114-86-2
  • Away — 91-135-6
  • Goals for — 1,201
  • Goals against — 1,195

The Rangers and Capitals are meeting in the playoffs for the seventh time overall and the third time in four years. Their last postseason encounter was in last year’s Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, a series won by Washington 4-1. Overall, the Blueshirts have a 2-4 playoff series record vs. the Capitals, posting a 18-21 mark in 39 postseason contests.


  • All-Time (Regular Season)85-86-18-5 overall (47-38-9-2 at home; 38-48-9-3 on the road)
  • 2011-12: New York was 2-2-0 overall (1-1-0 at home; 1-1-0 on the road). The Rangers out-shot the Capitals, 129-87, including a 47-24 advantage in the third. Ryan Callahan led the team with four assists and five points, while Brian Boyle and Ruslan Fedotenko tied for the team-high with two goals. Henrik Lundqvist was 2-1-0 with a 3.00 GAA, and Martin Biron was 0-1-0 with a 4.01 GAA.
  • The Rangers have won five of their last seven regular season games against the Capitals, out-scoring Washington, 26-14
  • The Blueshirts have 16 players with previous playoff experience against the Capitals, led by Brandon Dubinsky (12 GP) and Ruslan Fedotenko (18 GP) who have both tallied three goals and four assists entering the series
  • New York lists one former Capital on their roster: Steve Eminger (2002-03 – 2007-08)
  • Washington lists two former Rangers on their roster: Mike Knuble (1998-99 – 1999-00); Tom Poti (2001-02 – 2005-06)


  • Henrik Lundqvist — 22 GP, 13-7-2, 2.77 GAA, 3 SO
  • Martin Biron — 23 GP, 11-9-1-2, 2.56 GAA, 1 SO
  • Brad Richards — 50 GP, 8-27-35
  • Ryan Callahan — 18 GP, 8-7-15
  • Brian Boyle — 13 GP, 5-5-10


  • Power Play:  The Rangers tallied two goals in five power play attempts (7:57) in Game 5, and are now 9-49 (18.4%) in 12 playoff contests. New York is 1-1 in five-on-three situations (0:40; last – 4/23 at OTT), and 0-1 while skating four-on-three (0:30; last – 4/23 at OTT). Shorthanded goals allowed (0).
  • Penalty Killing:  The Blueshirts surrendered one goal to the Capitals in four shorthanded situations (7:41) in Game 5, and are now 35-42 (83.3%) in 12 playoff contests. New York is 1-1 in three-on-five situations (0:33; last – 4/28 vs. WSH). Shorthanded goals for (0).
  • Four-on-Four: New York did not skate in a four-on-four situation in Game 5. The Rangers are plus-one in eight four-on-four situations (10:00). Four-on-four goals for (1): Richards (4/30 vs. WSH). Four-on-four goals allowed (0).

Nine of the Rangers’ 12 playoff games have been decided by one goal, including four that were decided in overtime. The other three games were decided by two goals. The Blueshirts and Capitals have been separated by one goal in four of the five games this series, with two games requiring overtime.

The team that has scored the first goal of the game in this series is undefeated. Overall, New York has tallied the game’s first goal in eight games during the playoffs, posting a record of 6-2 in those contests.

The Rangers out-shot the Capitals, 38-18, in Game 5 on Monday at Madison Square Garden, including a 17-4 advantage in the first period. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the Blueshirts’ 17 shots marked a franchise record for most shots on goal in a single period during a playoff game, and the 13-shot advantage is the most for the Rangers all-time in a single period of a playoff game.

In Game 3, the Rangers tied the franchise record for most shots on goal in a playoff game with 49, while the Blueshirts and Capitals combined for 95 shots in the contest. The 95 shots are the most in an NHL game since Boston and Philadelphia combined for 95 shots on goal on May 2, 2011. The Blueshirts registered 22 total shots on goal after regulation which, according to the Elias Sports Bureau, is the most by the Rangers in the expansion era (since 1967). The two teams combined for 39 shots in the three OT periods, which is also a franchise record for most shots on goal after regulation.

A few notes on the Rangers’ 2-1 triple OT win in Game 3…

  • Was the fifth longest game in franchise history at 114:41
  • Marked the seventh time the Rangers skated in a game that required at least three OT periods
  • Was the longest Rangers game since Mar. 21, 1939 (119:25, 2-1 loss vs. Boston)
  • Was the second longest game resulting in a win for the Rangers all-time (Mar. 26, 1932; 119:32, 4-3 win at Montreal)
  • The last triple overtime game for the Rangers was a 3-2 win vs. Chicago on Apr. 29, 1971, in Game 6 of their Semifinals series at Madison Square Garden. Pete Stemkowski tallied the game-winning goal at 1:29 of triple overtime to send that series into a Game 7.
  • Was the longest NHL game since May 4, 2008, when Dallas defeated San Jose, 2-1, at 9:03 of the fourth OT*
  • The last NHL game that required at least three OT periods was on Apr. 22, 2010, when Ottawa’s Matt Carkner tallied the game-winning goal at 7:06 of the third OT in a 4-3 win at Pittsburgh*

*courtesy of the Elias Sports Bureau

Rangers rookie Chris Kreider notched his first goal at Madison Square Garden with the game-winner, and added his first career assist in Game 1. He became the youngest Rangers player to record two points in a playoff game since Niklas Sundstrom on May 11, 1996, and the first Blueshirt rookie to register a multi-point effort in the postseason since Brandon Dubinsky on May 1, 2008. Kreider is tied for first in the NHL with two game-winning goals in the playoffs, and is the first New York rookie to register two game-winning goals in the postseason since Mike Allison in the 1981 playoffs.

Henrik Lundqvist has held opponents to two or fewer goals in eight of 12 games this postseason, including five games in which he has held opponents to one goal or less. He has allowed 14 goals total in the last eight games, posting a 5-3 record with a 1.58 GAA and .935 Sv% over the span.

New York leads the league with 416 hits in the playoffs. The Blueshirts have five players ranked in the top 12 in the NHL – Ryan Calahan (1st, 58), Michael Del Zotto (T-7th, 38), Brandon Prust (9th, 37), Dan Girardi (T-10th, 36), and Brian Boyle (12th, 35).

The Rangers rank second in the NHL with 242 blocked shots in the playoffs, paced by Dan Girardi (44) and Ryan McDonagh (35) who rank first and second in the league, respectively. The Blueshirts also have three forwards who rank in the top five in blocked shots among forwards, including Ryan Callahan (1st, 22), Ruslan Fedotenko (T-3rd, 15) and Brad Richards (T-3rd, 15).

Henrik Lundqvist has posted 30 or more saves in the playoffs 14 times, posting a 7-7 record with a 1.69 GAA, .948 Sv% and two shutouts in those contests.

The Rangers organization is the only to still have both NHL and AHL teams in their respective league’s playoffs. The Rangers’ AHL affiliate, Connecticut Whale, is tied with the Norfolk Admirals at two games apiece in their Eastern Conference Semifinal series.

Henrik Lundqvist continues to climb the Rangers’ all-time playoff leaders list in several goaltending categories. He posted a 39-save shutout, his fourth career in the playoffs, in a 1-0 win in Game 3 of the Conference Quarterfinals at Ottawa, to pass Andy Aitkenhead for fifth place on the Rangers’ all-time playoff shutouts list. Lundqvist passed John Vanbiesbrouck for third in franchise history with his 39th career playoff appearance in Game 4 at Ottawa, while his 25-save effort in a 3-2 win in Game 6 at Ottawa moved him past Dave Kerr for third all-time with 18 playoff victories.


  • Michael Sauer (concussion, 12/5) — 12
  • Mats Zuccarello (fractured wrist, 3/23) — 12
  • Brandon Dubinsky (injured, 4/26) — 5

Total Man-Games Lost (Regular Season): 237
Total Man-Games Lost (Playoffs): 39


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  1. pickledotcom on

    So here we have. One game. Win, play the Devils for a chance to play for Lord Stanley’s Cup. LET’S GO RANGERS.

  2. Gotta fine a way tonight…would be a nice game to get some offense from a Feds, Prust, Mitch, Rupper,etc…Hank needs to be like well Hank…keep shooting from ALL angles!!

  3. Rick, since the JN is starting to charge to read the news on this website, will you be getting a raise?

  4. billybleedsblue on

    Good morning from sunny (cloudy) Hollywood Florida!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    If I don’t go out tonight to find the game on, I deserve to hate myself as much as I will!!!!!!!!!


  5. Miami Pimp on

    You just know these clowns will have a chance to close it out tonight … and lose.

  6. Happy VinceA Day!

    I just celebrated by punching a Swede and telling her to get on a boat back to Norwayland or wherever the hell she’s from.

    U-S-A! U-S-A!

  7. billybleedsblue on

    lol LW, nicely done. Euro pansy!

    Yo, Miami, I’m not too far from you right now and I have to say your state is totally bush-league with severe mickey-mouse tendencies. Prust sayin’…

  8. Happy *International VinceA Day* Boneheads!

    Special greetings to LW!

    Down with Europansies!!!!!!

  9. Great job LW! I can’t wait to punch any,
    And all, europansy foreigners.

    Let’s invade Europe! U-S-A!

  10. LMAO, LW! Are we, Europansies, supposed to unite on this day? Or is it supposed to be the date when everyone on the blog gives us the “bussiness”? And do you, by any chance, have his ( VinceA’s) historic rant from that day?

  11. Rob in Beantown on

    Hank can’t get it done and has no glove. Put in Biron! Who’s with me?

  12. Stranger Nation on

    Put John Scott in goal with Garth Snow’s old pads. No room to shoot.

  13. Please spare a moment today to consider the true meaning of VinceA Day – so often forgotten in today’s commercialised world – as demonstrated by the powerful and emotional words of the founder of this great celebration:

    “I wish the Rangers would only sign and draft Americans and Canadian kids. The work ethic of most europeans sucks and they are usually Pansies on the ice. I’ll take north Americans any day?”

    And please also spare a moment of solemn reflection for the sacrifice Ethan Werek made for the cause on 8 May 2011. RIP.

  14. Yep what was that Frank Sinatra song “It’s now or
    never”….or was it Frankie Laine?…..or Perry Como?
    …not Pat Boone….eh………what bothers me most today is that we have severe Thunderstorms forecast for this late afternoon and evening, and I know what happens to the TV under those conditions,,fuggedfaboudid…I’ve already been hit with Lightning this year,lost all electronics, and got bounced 6 inches out of my chair..4 consequetive forks of bolts and explosions like a mortar barrage….I don’t need that again…even knocked out the innards of my hot water heater. Rap it up quick Rangers.

  15. Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry will be leading a service of remembrance and holding a candlelight vigil at a small-to-medium number of Helsinki nightclubs throughout the next 24 hours.

  16. billybleedsblue on

    sure Rob, get that bag of pucks, and in turn, we can keep Bryz around as the court-jester…

    ha. Seriously though, at least wait until lunch before hitting the bottle, bro.

  17. Wicky© You better run mojito!! LGT!!! on

    Morning ILB, Tony, VinceA, and all!!

    Steps in the right direction tony, AWESOME!!!

    Happy Birthday CCCP!!!

    Happy VinceA day to everyone (especially LW and Manny), so to celebrate let’s all go out and burn down some INS buildings or something!!!

    off to work, LGR, LGT, and LGVAD!!!!

  18. Thanks for posting that, LW. That really makes me think.

    “Visors are for Europeans and Soft Guys” – Tanner Glass

  19. One shift one period one game. Get it done. No bad pen early weather the storm and let game settle in. From there let big game brad and the king take us home.

    That said game 7 in all likeliness

  20. True fans bleed rw&b on

    I would call this a ‘Must-Win’ game tonight where the Rangers can capitalize on the momentum they’ve gained from an OT thriller.

    Oh wait, this isn’t BarryMelroseNoseHockey.com?

    Good day all!!

  21. Happy day of your birth @CCCP@ !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Don’t forget about VinceA!

  22. Kenny Albert Rules! on

    Does anybody think that the Vezina trophy will somewhat be judged also on the performance of the playoffs even though they say its just regular season?

  23. “To the U.S.A. Commander of the encircled town of Bastogne.”

    “The fortune of war is changing. This time the U.S.A. forces in and near Bastogne have been encircled by strong German armored units. More German armored units have crossed the river Our near Ortheuville, have taken Marche and reached St. Hubert by passing through Hompre-Sibret-Tillet. Libramont is in German hands.”

    “There is only one possibility to save the encircled U.S.A. troops from total annihilation: that is the honorable surrender of the encircled town. In order to think it over a term of two hours will be granted beginning with the presentation of this note.”

    “If this proposal should be rejected one German Artillery Corps and six heavy A. A. Battalions are ready to annihilate the U.S.A. troops in and near Bastogne. The order for firing will be given immediately after this two hours’ term.”

    “All the serious civilian losses caused by this artillery fire would not correspond with the well known American humanity.”

    – The German Commander.


    “To the German Commander, *Nuts!* ” – The American Commander.


    U-S-A!!! U-S-A!!! U-S-A!!! U-S-A!!! U-S-A!!! U-S-A!!!

  24. True Fans Bleed RW&B on

    Kenny Albert,

    The ballots are already cast. The NHL knows the winner, they just wait to announce it. Even if they wanted to taint the vote with playoffs performance, they can’t.

  25. Good morning, Sally!

    Happy 26th, C3!

    cgiacomo, and pigs flying.

    Do you guys think Don Cherry and Mike Milbury celebrate this new holiday?

    Have a nice day all you Europansies.

  26. it is on the Rangers’ radio station, too.

    Rangers’ Game 6 potential second-round clincher gets bumped for Knicks being eliminated in five in the first round.

  27. Joekuh - 9 more.....GBTaMP! on

    lets not burn down the ins buildings…..just go in them and carkner all the europansies you see while cheering “USA! USA! USA!”

  28. Yea Joekuh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That’s the spirit!

    *Carkner* the Europansies!

    U-S-A!!! U-S-A!!! U-S-A!!! U-S-A!!! U-S-A!!! U-S-A!!!

  29. Blogmama Go Tony!!! on

    Good morning all! A very happy 26th birthday to C3!!!!! So, the center of the universe is now on the golf course. Whee!!!! LGR!!

  30. Anybody know why none of the playoff games have been on the MSG channel? I don’t get it. It leaves the Rangers’ fans who only have basic cable out in the dark and it’s not fair.

  31. Don Cherry will be smothering all members of the Samuelsson family with a Canadian flag later this evening in a private ceremony.

    Milbury will be joined by Brendan Witt in burning 12,000 Volvos in the Nassau Coliseum parking lot throughout the day.

  32. CTBlueshirt on

    TV rights were granted to NBC and their affirmed networks for the 2nd round and beyond.

  33. CTBlueshirt on

    Milbury will be joined by Brendan Witt *and Wicky* in burning 12,000 Volvos in the Nassau Coliseum parking lot throughout the day.


  34. Stranger Nation on

    How bout Francessa jumping on the bandwagon – talk about the load being full now…

    In listening to Joe M. on the radio and TV, he is much better in studio or doing interviews then doing color for the games with Joe, unless you like talk of wonky groins and big thighs. Given time, can discuss the games with some clarity. Seems like a nice guy too.

    Must be tough to crack that all star line-up of Milbury (meat head), JR (mush brain) and Farmer Jones. Never thought Jones could look so good, but in comparison, it is hard not to.

  35. Lloyd Braun on

    The two clowns Benigno and Roberts started their show talking about hockey for about two minutes, did their first commercial, and it’s been nothing but Knicks ever since. I actually remember when Benigno used to talk hockey a lot. Then he moved to daytime and suddenly basketball was his favorite sport.

  36. Lloyd, Benigno was there Monday night. In fact he stepped over my brief case in order to get out of section 223. After tonight, NY basketball will go dark and titleless for the 39th consecutive year

  37. To all of the folks jumping ship when the game is tied, crying in their milk and cookies, I give you this: It is a treat and a pleasure to finally watch a TEAM. for the past 15 years (after the 97 run), I’ve been watching playoff series with amazing thrilling games and remember thinking “it sure would be nice to see the Rangers play like this. It would be nice to have a real team to root for instead of just rooting for the jersey.”
    This is a team to root for. sure, these games are a little stressful, but this is a team that just never seems like they are out of it. Both JD and Milbury called this series “real hockey.” There you go.

  38. @stevezipay@ Refs tonight in DC: Dan O’Halloran and Wes McCauley

    Sounds like a bunch of Europansies!

  39. Stranger Nation on

    Davola – great post – something else to consider – there has been none of the BS the Sens pulled (and refs allowed). Hunter and Caps have done themselves and the league proud by playing hockey the right way for the most part. Much easier to watch with family.

  40. Zipay is annoying and a little terse with people who challenge him on different points

  41. McCauley and o halloran last of six pairs for 2nd round. Had to have them Tonite. Only pair left we didn’t have.

    What will be interesting who they pick for game 7. Will break up a current pair. Figuring walkom is one for sure

  42. Lloyd Braun on

    Capitals are getting away with plenty of crap in this series. Also, I’m not about to start saluting anything Dale Hunter’s associated with.

  43. Eric, focus on tonight, worry about Game 7, if necessary tomorrow. Look at the glass half-full, you will live longer….

  44. Lloyd Braun on

    wall to wall Met talk now from Mr. and Mrs. Met on WFAN

    interesting how these idiots went from proclaiming this a dead season a month ago to now talking like they’ve got the word by the balls because their crappy team is four games over .500 after 30 games.

    try talking about hockey

  45. The Mets have *never* had a player hit 4 Home-Runs in one game.

    U-S-A!!! U-S-A!!! U-S-A!!! U-S-A!!! U-S-A!!! U-S-A!!!

  46. Lloyd – Had the Islandorks made it to the post or been sold by now and moved to KC Joey Fingers and Evan Proberts would be talking Hockey. Possibly. Unless there was a Bruce Sprinsteen show in town.

  47. BroadwayRoe on

    Messiah, is that what you are writing on the boys dry erase board tonight?

  48. Lloyd Braun on

    Benigno used to claim he was Mr. Ranger until the franchise went into the toilet (and he got a job in daylight). Keep in mind the Knicks went into the toilet and that didn’t seem to impact his ability to talk about them very much.

    Few things turn my stomach more than casual Met talk

  49. You can bet the Debbies are rooting for the Caps right now for 2 reasons:
    Home Ice advantage and the number of Rangers fans who fill the empty seats.

    If i were them i’d be worried about getting the Rangers, Fatso may be able to outplay Ilya Brzgoalagainst but no chance he outplays The King

  50. Thank you, guys!! I am extremely proud to share my birthday with Interpansyonal Europansy VinceA day! They should make it a Federal Holiday and we should all get a day off!!

  51. AMEN, @CCCP@

    A day off on which to punch, belittle and tease Europansies everywhere!

  52. Lets end it tonight. If so when would they start the next series? Cannot be either afternoon (sat or Sun) as NBC has the players tourney and that is a big deal/ratings for them. So Sunday Night???

  53. TheMessiah11 on

    Thats all we need to know:




    RANGERS IN 6!!!

  54. ok what’s going on here? why do i need to enter name and email every time i wanna post? wtb? im using chrome… which i am starting to hate with passion!

  55. That is happening to me as well @CCCP@

    I blame the Europeans! An American server, internet or website would NEVER do that!

    U-S-A!!! U-S-A!!! U-S-A!!! U-S-A!!! U-S-A!!! U-S-A!!!

  56. Ria(the silent bonehead on

    HMMMMMMMMMMM the same thing just happened to me also 3CP whats going on here?

  57. Ria(the silent bonehead) on

    If this keeps up theres not going to be a lot of comments posted . CARP whats going on with having to enter name & e-mail? Can we get it fixed before “go time”.

  58. E3 pimp's Angel on

    Tonight, we complete the sweep. The Devils await.

    I called her by name, pretty Peggy O.

    Game 6 – one name to remember – stu Bickel

  59. I love the name Brzgoalagainst! Very clever.

    I’m happy to feel excited for game 6, rather than nervous like I was for game 6 in Ottawa!


  60. oh oh!! spoke too soon! now firefox does the same thing! whats happening?! is this the end of the world as we know it?! NOOOOOOOO!!!

  61. E3 (pimp's angel) on

    Who gives a crap about the rangers.

    The knickers and my boxers are the toast of NY

    Carmelo = total team player

  62. Brzgoalagainst! Very celver. Very, very clever.

    Has anyone *not* punched a Europansy yet today?

  63. Rob in Beantown on

    The Devils’ second goal last night was hilarious. Bryzgolov is such a clown. I’m so glad he exists and isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. HUMONGOUS BIIIG

  64. E3 (pimp's angel) on

    We have a code blue, I repeat code blue, STET, I have to retype my info before each post.

    I need immediate assistance. This is not s drill. This alert is real.

    One Adam 12, we have a code blue on the blog, I repeat code blue on the blog

  65. Ria(the silent bonehead) on

    Also have to keep scrolling down when I refresh!!! This is Vince A’s fault!!!!!!!!!!

  66. Never had such a good time in my life before
    I’d like to have it one time more
    One good ride from start to end
    I’d like to take that ride again

  67. E3 (pimp's angel) stay thirsty my friends on

    I repeat – code blue – immediate fix needed. All IT personnel –

    Stand clear –

  68. Gage & DeSoto on

    check – hear that from rampart 51 1 Adam 12

    – sending 2 EMS and 2 hook and ladders pronto

    Call Kojak and ask him who loves you baby?

  69. I don’t think we have any europansies in Maine until tourist season, so I haven’t punched one today.

  70. The details when commenting are just required to verify the poster’s nationality on the Europansy Database. Nothing to be alarmed about -unless you are identified as having pansy blood for which you will be tracked down and drowned in a vat of weak beer-

  71. E3 (pimp's angel) stay thirsty my friends on

    One Adam 12, do you read, one Adam 12

    Who loves ya baby, – Kojak – the movie – starring Pierre McGuire in theaters near you

  72. Holy baklava, I take dumps bigger than that Pierre guy.

    Things getting hairy down here, may need back up.

    Tell Crocker to call Pepper Anderson and get her tight little jeans down here. I got a lollipop for her.

  73. Is confidence key to winning tonight? It seems like our boys play best under desperation and pressure. Confidence is not their game.

    Big test for the team?

  74. billybleedsblue on

    I’m at an IT conference, maybe somebody here can fix the site… but it is lunch, and nerds need to eat…

    lol, how funny is it that my boss is a Caps fan? He was talking so much trash on Monday, I can’t wait to see them eliminated!!!

  75. TheMessiah11 May 9th, 2012 at 11:21 am



    RANGERS IN 6!!!

    OK, if you are going to steal my signature MANTRA.. At least give me some credit! ;-)


  76. I’ve notified my tech guys … what exactly is the problem? do you need to sign in? or do you just need to re-enter your screen name, email address, etc., every time? Need specifics.

    Doesn’t help that the wireless on the Amtrak is like dial-up. Slower than a John Scott breakaway.

  77. Yev Kassem on


    You have to re-enter your name and email address each time you attempt to post something.

  78. Where is Miami? He’d have a more precise description for those IT clowns :-)

  79. e3 (pimp's angel) stay thirsty my friends on

    one name is all i am hearing

    Stu bickel stu bickel stu bickel stu bickel stu bickel

    The wheel is turning and you cant slow down, you cant let go and you cant hold on, you cant go back and you cant stand still, if the thunder dont get ya, then the lightning will….

  80. long time ranger fan here, in DC on business but hoping to catch a ticket to the game tonight. anybody gots?

  81. e3 (pimp's angel) stay thirsty my friends on

    wont you try just a little bit harder, couldnt you try just a little bit more……….
    wont you try just a little bit harder, couldnt you try just a little bit more……….
    round round robin run around, gotta back to where you belong
    a little bit harder just a little bit more, a little bit further than you’ve gone before

  82. Bad wireless on Amtrak!? Sounds like a EUROPANSY company!

    I recommend you get off that rain immediately and *walk* like a real American, *Carp*

    Our Marines could make that march in one single day.

  83. Miami Pimp on


    This state is absolute garbage. Amateur-hour-inducing garbage at that. Don’t worry, I know.

    Where are you exactly?

  84. Miami Pimp on

    What have these IT CLOWNS done now?

    Or not done … have they still not stopped using Flash for the embedded audio? (CARP, please do something about this)

  85. Onecupin72yearsandcounting on

    Happy Birthday CCCP to you and to your siamese twin.. who’s older btw ?

  86. Yeah ORR, terrible dream. They played all three periods on the ice and then OT in a business parking lot. Some fan said the Devils should show the Rangers how to close it out. The horror!

  87. TheMessiah11 on

    “Good morning. Good morning.

    In less than 6 hours, fans from here will join others from around the world, and we will be launching one of the largest hockey battles in the history of the franchise. Franchise, that word should have new meaning for all of us today. We can’t be consumed by our petty past any more. We will be united in our common interest. Perhaps it’s fate that today is the 9th of May, and we will once again be fighting for the Finals. Not from Ottawa, The Islanders, or Pittsburgh, but from Washington. We’re fighting for our right to move on, to exist and should we win the day, the 9th of May will no longer be known as a Golf Day, but as the day when the Rangers declared in one voice, ‘We will not go quietly into the night! We will not vanish without a fight! We’re going to live on, we’re going to survive.’ Today we celebrate our trip to the EASTERN CONFERENCE FINALS!”


  88. Kenny Albert Rules! on

    Are there any rumors out there as to when the Conf. Finals would start?

  89. Stella Blue on

    Never had such a good time in my life before
    I’d like to have it one time more
    One good ride from start to end
    I’d like to take that ride again


    Because there’s no way I’ll be able to watch a Game 7 on Saturday.

    Good enough reason.

    I wanna see the Rangers score a quick one on Holtby. A weak one. And see just how resilient this kid is when he thinks the season is over.

  91. 1+9+9+4 = 23

    20+1+2= 23

    Just like 7×13 = 28. Or 28 divided by 7 is 13.

    Abbott and Costello explained it to me.

  92. billybleedsblue on

    MIAMI PIMP I am at a bush-league hotel called the westin diplomat in hollywood fla. what an amateur-hour operation!

    WHERE ARE WE WATCHIN’ THE GAME? I’d rather not miss it even though there is some huge party here tonight…

  93. Gooooood afternoon gang!

    Happy 26th to CCCP! And happy VinceA/International Europansy day to the rest of the world!

    T minus 5 hours til I meet up with Sally and we go tearing through the streets of Rochester to watch the game at as many places as possible!

  94. Ovechkin:

    Game 1: 1 SOG – Rangers win
    Game 2: 7 SOG – Rangers lose
    Game 3: 5 SOG – Rangers win (remember that’s almost 2 games in one)
    Game 4: 4 SOG – Rangers lose
    Game 5: 0 SOG – Rangers win

    Contain Ovechkin and you win the game, it’s that simple…

  95. e3

    Vive Jerry and The Wheel. Just heard China Cat>I Know You Rider from Europe ’72 and I
    am pumped beyond belief for tonight

  96. Foe everyone who had those bad dreams about Rangers losing:
    May the fleas of a thousand camels infest your armpits and may your arms be too short to scratch! :-)

  97. I just bought a bag of swedish fish in honor of Hank, Hags and Stralman. Here’s hoping all three have a big night!

  98. Dubeliveau on

    Hoping for a win and no game 7!! If that happens, then Sunday night vs Fatty and the Debbles. No word on DUBI? He must have a broken leg or something.

  99. Swedish Fish!? More like Eurocandy! Boooooooooooooooooooooooooo

    What about something American!? Like a steak?

  100. billybleedsblue on

    YO MIAMI —

    for real, email me. i am 25 minutes from miami. its: splursh

    and that’s at yahoo dotcom

    I might even be able to convince my boss to come along and we can watch him cry when the caps carcillo the bed at home…

  101. iWicky. LGT!!! on

    If I punch myself in the face does that count?

    Must noogie game!!!

  102. LaTONYa from Miami on

    I can’t stop envisioning Fatso crying on MSG ice as the “MAAAAAARTY!” chants rain down as time expires in his last NHL game ever. God forgive me for thinking ahead, but man, oh man, what a moment that’d be!

  103. Wicky – if you are European then by all means commence beating yourself.

  104. Kenny, a standard morning skate.

    Dubel, he was off crutches, still wearing a boot this morning. So no.

    Has the issue been resolved, re: having to type in names and email addresses every time you comment? anybody?

  105. JimboWoodside on

    I just had to type the data in to make this post, Carp – no idea why.

  106. If I haven’t mentioned it I blame the Europansies for this blog dilemma!

  107. billybleedsblue on

    Carp, still not working properly on my end either.

    Chrome 18.0.1025.151 (Developer Build 130497 Linux) Ubuntu 12.04

    if that helps your IT guys…

  108. JimboWoodside on

    NOT Resolved – had to scroll down to the last post, also – and the widget isn’t updating – the windows are blank————————————————————————–>

  109. Im not trying to throw a wrench in VinceA day or anything, but technically aren’t most of us in North America of the europansy brood?

    Where is the cut off?

  110. Wicky – the cut off is when you decide to stand up be a damned AMERICAN! Be a man not a Europansy.

    When you finally cut loose of those Europansy strings that hold you to the motherland of wussery and wimpism!

    It can be a choice! NOW STOP BEING A EUROPANSY. Your post above is completely Europansy. If you have to ask….you are a EuroPansy.

    U-S-A!!! U-S-A!!! U-S-A!!! U-S-A!!! U-S-A!!! U-S-A!!!

  111. JimboWoodside on

    VinceA must have been way before my time – but I get the idea, I think…

    Manny, if we (and especially if our parents) were born here, we cease to be europansies, regardless of our ancient ancestry. ;-D

  112. who's the goalie? on

    ‘The next day (Sunday), the Rangers reminded players about their “rules” of shot blocking. As one explained it, Lundqvist (and the coaches), ask that if you’re going to block, you have to stop everything low. That is your responsibility. Green’s shot got through the otherwise excellent Ryan McDonagh for the score.There are not supposed to be any holes along (or slightly above) the ice.’


    maybe Henrik ought to give some of his salary to the dmen if he expects them to do his job.

  113. JimboWoodside on

    OK, Manny – thank you! I noticed that it wasn’t working, in addition to the problem with the need to type in our personal data every time we post.

  114. I don’t have to type it in because Firefox remembers it. I just have to press the down arrow, then tab, then down arrow, then tab, then tab, then post, then tab, then return/enter.

    That’s how AMERICANS do it!

  115. A couple of years ago, Jimbo. IIRC, LW asked VinceA to do a guest post on that topic. He hasn’t been around since.

  116. We need to keep smashing Mike Green – he doesn’t want to play when he gets hit

  117. JimboWoodside on

    Aha!! Thanks, ilb – it must have been a traumatic experience for VinceA!

    Manny, actually, I’m doing the same thing with my Firefox – the “drop down” window does it for me, but this is definitely something new and unwanted.

  118. Kenny Albert Rules! on

    The thing that always stands out when a team is on the brink is their physical effort goes up by a thousand. Even though the Flyers lost last night, Zidlicky got crunched and Rinaldo layed out Volchenkov. Watch the Hendricks and Chimera to be beasts tonight. I expect our 3rd line to be dominant!

  119. Hi All,

    All right boys–Show us what you got! Ready for a big win…focusing on tonight’s game only…Cally will lead the way…and the King will give us the opportunity to win! See you all here after the game….

  120. One shift one period one game one win and it’s a place we haven’t been since 97. Conf finals.

    Please I just need to exhale and relax until Sunday. I can’t take this anymore.

  121. Anyone have any interest in signing Erik Karlsson with that extra cap space we have….I mean should his negotiations in Ottawa break down (he’s and RFA, right?)

  122. JimboWoodside on

    >>>That link will take you to May 9, 2011. That is where VinceA day originated. The main post is at 1:56 P.M.

    Thanks, Manny! I’ll check it out – geez, I think I was around here at that time, but I don’t recall the VinceA episode at all – that’s very strange!

    Hey! I didn’t need to do anything to post this message – the data was there – Carp, maybe it is fixed!?

  123. JimboWoodside on

    Ooops! I spoke too soon! NOT fixed – data wasn’t there this time, and I had to manually scroll down to the latest posts.

    Eric, what about tonight’s game? Surely you won’t be relaxing tonight!? I know I won’t, until the game is over with us with the WIN!

  124. JimboWoodside on

    And just for the record, I’m *ticked* that the NJD managed to wipe out their opponents in this round before us, if we do.

  125. billybleedsblue on

    Manny, that VinceA thread is classic. Lots of laughs on that one! Thanks, buddy!

  126. billybleedsblue on

    hey Latona, are you really in Miami? I’m right up the road… I am totally considering skipping this dinner party thing tonight for the game… I might go crazy if I miss this one…

    Miami Pimp hasn’t emailed me. BUSH-LEAGUE.

  127. Ok gang. Heading out to meet Sally downtown, so I won’t be on the game. We’ll be rooting hard for the team where ever we wind up. And someone get the bail money ready for us, lol!


  128. Good evening, Carp!

    I’m off to watch the game (and get some Dino BBQ) with Mickey!!! I’m SO psyched! First official meeting of the Nosepicka Fan Club! Brandons Appreciation Night at *everywhere* in Rochester!

  129. billybleedsblue on

    Mickey AND Sally BOTH in town? of course I’m in Florida… have fun, ladies! :D

  130. Sally –

    I went to Dino BBQ in Rochester last summer – it was REALLY good!

  131. Matt, it’s a pretty magical place. Very few places serve ribs from *actual* dinosaurs anymore these days.

  132. Carp
    i forgot to ask on yesterday’s chat
    do you think Biron will get the start tonight
    so that Hank gets a rest?

  133. I had a breakdown a few hours ago when I realized that my rat tail had grown into a mullet, but that I can’t get a hair cut until the Playoffs are over. Nightmare.

  134. that’s weird.
    my birthday wishes to CCCP
    didn’t show up but my other posts did
    trying again

    Happy Birthday CCCP!!

  135. Miami Pimp on


    Heyyyy, I’d love to get together to watch, but im not doing so well with the treatment symptoms today:(

    Westin Diplomat is pretty classy!

  136. McShanny (discp Czar) on

    Been outta the loop for a bit here…I’ve missed quite a bit but not the games! Damn quick overtime, didn’t expect that on Monday once Richards gave me a jolt.

    Great find on the Boyler mask Matt L.

  137. Ria(the silent bonehead) on

    Are we back to “normal”? Is it GO TIME yet? LETS GO RANGERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  138. Carp's sister on

    Your nephew and I have been looking for you at the game on TV. Where do youse guys sit?
    I’m on the bandwagon big time. Almost broke my ankle getting on.

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