It’s Go Time!


Rangers-Capitals Game 7.

Ya boys look to improve to 5-0 all-time in Game 7s at home and reach the Conference Finals for the first time since Adam Graves’ wrap-around against Martin Brodeur put them there in 1997.

For those jittery, just remember that every big game they’ve faced this year, the Rangers have performed well, and in just about every game following a bad game, they’ve roared back with a superior effort.

That’s why I think they’re winning Game 7 tonight, and why this isn’t the final “It’s Go Time!” of the season.

As the Devils sit in armchairs and watch on televisions and root for quadruple overtime and much brutality.

No Brandon Dubinsky or Mats Zuccarello in warmups. So no, neither is playing.

Let’s Go Tony!




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  1. Rob in Beantown on

    Sorry for sandbagging yesterday– I think I was doing it wrong. LGR!!

  2. Doodie Machetto on

    Team that scores first is 6-0. If they Caps score first, they win. If the Rangers score first, the Rangers will break the trend and Caps will win.

  3. First goal stat is misleading. in five of those games, the team that scored first was tied or trailed in the third period and won anyway.

  4. Does anyone know if there is a way to synch the Rangers radio broadcast streamed over the computer with the TV broadcast?????

    The thought of listening to Doc is making me wretch…

  5. High Desert Roberto on

    Enjoy the game everybody. I feel great about our chances, Rangers will battle tonight. This one is going be a classic.

  6. Can’t watch the pre-game! Watching Seinfeld highlight show… How appropriate for this blog..

  7. i wat goals aplenty. unleash all hell on holtbys aasen. he hasnt seen nothin yet. unleash the rupp!!!

  8. High Desert Roberto on

    I would love to see the Big Kreid on the PP tonight…any chance of that?

  9. Grabbywaffles, what’s hot damn?

    Starting with Saranac Pale Ale but I think I’ll run out before the game starts. Then something else.

  10. Rollin Dubious on

    Just ate a half a can of pringles for dinner and turning to a few boddingtons to take care of the rest.

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

    Game 7 baby , enough said.

  12. iWicky "Rupp Yours" on

    At work so wishing all of youse and the rangers good luck!!!

    LGR, LGT, LGM, LGD, and LGID!!!

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


    HUGE GAME , super tense . I have my Messier game face on!!!!

    GO RANGERS!!!!

    LETS go gogo og gog og gog og ggogogo!!!


  14. sallywaffles- hot damn is a cheap version of fire n ice. cinnmon shnapps

    linda- are you THE LINDA?

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

    OMG folks…GAME FRICKING SEVEN!!!!!!!



  16. Caps in six!!

    I haven’t mentally prepared myself for the fact that this could the last Rangers game! It’s scary to think that it could be! I have a ton of confidence in them!


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

    Game seven!!!!


    IM gonna so freak when we score first!!! Then we gotta score anutha!!!!

    This is HISTORY is the making!!!


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


  19. i feel like i’m having an out of body experience!!

    LETS GO RANGERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i wanna watch you play hockey while i am IN NY!!!!

  20. RangerSwede on

    Come on boys, let’s get this one right. Warmups consists of a couple of GT and lots of beers. Can’t go wrong with that.


  21. Grabby, you drink some weird stuff. You should try some Boulevard. Yummy.

    Rollin, it’s the Pale Ale, but I like the IPA too. I’m a big fan of Saranac.

  22. bodies and butts in front of the Caps net.. PUCK ON NET!!!! KEEP IT SIMPLE BOYS!!!

  23. This thing Duguay does before the games … yelling to the crowd on a microphone, just embarrassing. My God.

    I just saw Alexei Yashin and Carol Alt.

  24. Every time I wait all day for a night game to start, its suddenly start time and I don’t feel ready. But I am going royal on royal and I do have some NY beers (Flower Power) and I did just listen to Montell Jordan. So I might not feel ready, but I’m ready. Lets strike first and early. And often. (And not let them strike.)

  25. I’m really anti-Saranac but I just consider that more adversity I, and this team, will overcome.

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

    Heyyyy Mikey!! Lets do this!!!!

    The Gahden will be rockin!!!!!

  27. 7.5 month old needs to shut it down for the night. Working way too hard in the crib now.

  28. Rollin Dubious on

    I’m not ready to stop watching this team this season…..(thank god I still have taped games on my dvr)

    Come on boys……






  30. >>There’s gonna be a lot of knifing tonight, Doc.

    As well as “pitchforking” and “driiiiving”.

  31. Dear rangers … please score early and score often tonight. Take control from the start and win this game!

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


    WE need shots!!!


  33. We haven’t been against each other’s beers yet and we haven’t scored 4 in the 1st period yet. Both happen now.

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

    I love this this so much I could cry!!!!


  35. The crowd is up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    My hearts pounding!!!!!!!



  36. WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!! HERE WE GO KIDS!!! yet another possible historic moment in Bonehead history!

  37. Holtby knows if he loses, he gets to go home and spend more time with the baby. That’s incentive to have a few holes.

  38. Interesting that I hated the Senators more than I do Capitals in this series.



  40. BIIIIIG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!






  41. Jimbo (Win It For TONY!) on


  42. Does Amirante’s hair have a twitter feed? It should. #TheHairlainder, as a friend mentioned to me.

  43. How’s everybody doing? Alright? Just checking.

    Pretty good start by Michael Busto, I mean, Anisimov.

  44. doing so good actually having some of the man’s stepdads homemade salsa and some chips! Hoping it will be a lucky snack

  45. One of my coworkers is at the game!! I bet if I listen carefully I’ll hear him yelling :-)

  46. Jimbo (Win It For TONY!) on

    Oh, Boy!! Let’s confuse the dicks off them by scoring a PP goal now!!

  47. Just white bread / rolls for a turkey burger tonight and sandwich bread for the week.


    sounds yummy Mister D!!

    lmfao @ 10 goal lead!!

  49. WHy are we talking about food?? i might have a bowl of cereal in a little bit . . golden grams if anyone cares

  50. Wheel of Justice on

    Pierre asks Torts what they worked on on PP during off days, Torts says “I’m not telling you” walks away laughing hysterically…. He looks back at Pierre and keeps smiling. Priceless

  51. Torts said they had a good group that’s ready for this kind of game, then wouldn’t tell Pierre what they did to improve PP.

  52. Jimbo (Win It For TONY!) on

    Carp, penishead asked Torts what he was going to work on in the off-season to improve the Rangers PP – Torts said “I won’t tell you”….

  53. pieere asked him about what hes practiced with the pp, and torts said, “not tellin ya”

  54. They should try and decline power plays . . .maybe just try and get a penalty shot . . .they usually only end up with one shot anyway

  55. Mitchell made some really nice plays but followed them up with dumb ones on that PP.

  56. how can you call parker waichman if you’ve experience DEATH while on plavix?

  57. Carp:
    Pierre: how do you guys stay calm for start of game 7?
    Torts: we have a good group of guys

    Pierre: what did you work on the days off to do things different?
    Torts: not telling you (and walked away laughing)

  58. Already, Green, Carlson and Semin have cringed away from contact while playing the puck.

  59. Mitchell needs some of my dog in him; natural athlete, couldn’t care less about impressing his owners. He’d hold for the right play.

  60. They knocked the stick out of our hands!!!! Thats a penalty!!!


  61. Jimbo (Win It For TONY!) on

    Dave M. said that Ovie left his feet and got his stick up in Kreider’s face in that hit in the corner, and that a Ranger got the stick knocked out of his hands – looks like the officials are blind to Cap fouls again..

  62. Only way Richards could be more clutch would be if he robbed drury’s bank and paid himself with that.

    Think Hank knew where Ovi’s last minute shot was going?

  63. i know tiki. i know. thats refs for ya. take it asy bud. were gonna do it up ny style!!!! down with boston!!

  64. Jimbo (Win It For TONY!) on

    Good period – we could have scored another goal or two, though! ;-D

  65. “Only way Richards could be more clutch would be if he robbed drury’s bank and paid himself with that.”

    Open a pizza place right next door and let his weekend get ruined by a bad sales week.

  66. Doodie Machetto on

    Last year the Capitals ended our unbeaten streak when leading after 2 periods. This year, they will buck the 6-0 trend when scoring first.

  67. Alzner: _verb_ to lie on the puck (without penalty) like Brodeur would lie on his wife’s sister if she had a chocolate cake balanced on her face

  68. Sister-in-law, LW, although he would probably do it to her sister too if she had cake on her face. Probably even if she didn’t.

  69. “Only way Richards could be more clutch would be if he robbed drury’s bank and paid himself with that.”

    That is THE post of the 2nd round!!! Kudos Chris F.

  70. Rollin Dubious on

    That is what you lead with to start the 1st period intermission? Richards contract??? Shame on you NBC.

  71. Series history suggests that will be the Rangers’ best period of the game. Until the second OT at least.

  72. No Carp, I wouldnt do that to him. After all he’s done for me, thats the least I can do, respect his wishes.

  73. that shows that points does not tell the story. Hagelin has played well in these playoffs, and that was his first point since game 1 vs ottawa.

  74. Rob in Beantown on

    Good first period!! I can’t even take it I’m pacing everywhere I’m so nervous. LGR!!

  75. Grabby, best I can. Opening beer #3.

    The moms have been cracking me up so far! I would tell you what they said, but I’d get banned.

  76. Rollin Dubious on

    Here comes Washington bombardment…defensive assignments for Fwds will be key this period…………I’m wasted.

  77. Grabby, I’ll work on it.

    Ran out of Saranac, switching to Great Lakes Burning River (Pale Ale). Mom yelled at me for switching. I think this one is lucky too, though!

  78. What is not killed us make us stronger. If I survive till the end of this game, I would probably see Rangers in SC Final.

  79. Gregm_section403 on

    Carp, to answer your question. It was a solid period. Need 2 more just like that.

  80. Rob in Beantown on

    How hard do you think it would it be to get the garden to chant “stay at home dad” after the next NYR goal?

  81. Just finished my coors but I have to pick up Meg from work at 11 and I haven’t anything in a while so I may have to go beerless for now :-(

  82. Rob I would die if that happened . . . but I would want two more goals and seconds left on the clock when they do it

  83. That Ovechkin whiff trickling towards Laich had the look of half the goals against this series. Good omen.

  84. iDoodie Machetto, get well tony on

    Good firstby our boys but there is still a lot of hockey left to play and I don’t like our chances.

  85. It seems that Rangers never clear the puck out of the zone when they first get it.

  86. it’s like asshat and arm flab, Lin. I’ll never forget.

    LW, I was just saying in the box, if he’d score a few goals in non-elimination games, maybe he wouldn’t have to be so clutch.

  87. true professional Spider!!!

    is this a doodie imposter, or is he just reversing jinxes?

  88. “The Whale’s were eliminated??? Fire Gernander!”


  89. “Actually, I could be wrong, but I think Talbot was in net for the Whales”


  90. McShanny (discp Czar) on

    Carp, yes Staal has found his game first 13 Playoff games pre-season for him

  91. HENRIK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    I BELIEVE IN YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    And that piece of shyte Emrick yelling score, Id like to strangle him!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  92. Rupp had Boyle there. Slow it down a little boys, you’re killing my cardiovascular system!

  93. Gaborik looks like the most talented guy on the ice right now. He’s netting one.

  94. rangers need to get a holdof this. its way too one sided now. cmon we cant be a 1 line team

  95. COME ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  96. >>Kreider has a big boy wrist shot.

    I was thinking the same thing. He shoots with a lot of authority.

  97. Jimbo (Win It For TONY!) on

    Whew!! Nerves galore – gotta get another goal here, the pressure’s on!

  98. Let’s regroup a bit now. Some good shifts in response. I really thought Kreider was gonna get to that cross-crease pass. LGR!

  99. Rollin Dubious on

    Had to secure the fight strap on jersey because my wife is near beating the bag out of me…..

  100. Rob in Beantown on

    I was just reflecting on how, given how tight this series has been, there has been remarkably little (have there even been any?) fisticuffs? Why do you think that is? The series with Ottawa was full of it. What is it about these two teams?

  101. I feel like they were playing better when I was drinking . . .so I just ate a whole bowl of golden grahams so that I am loaded up with carbs and can drink another beer before picking up Ag from work

  102. Folkyerself on

    Linda, I can’t spend the rest of this game going” Don’t go in! Don’t go in”

    I just can’t…

  103. Linda . . .Rangers don’t really want a power play . . . so as long as they don’t call it against either team I personally don’t mind

  104. Rollin Dubious May 12th, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    Had to secure the fight strap on jersey because my wife is near beating the bag out of me…..


  105. Jimbo (Win It For TONY!) on

    The caps got their one penalty called – they can do anything now.

  106. I don’t mind the no whistles as long as it’s consistent and it goes both ways. But that slash probably should have been called.

  107. Jimbo (Win It For TONY!) on

    >>>Anyone else think we could use another goal?

    Or two – or three! ;-)

  108. Jimbo (Win It For TONY!) on

    >>>Carp, *no updates*

    Atta Boy, Tiki!! Don’t make ilb kill you!

  109. McShanny (discp Czar) on

    another one or two would make us feel better but its not about us is it?

  110. Rangers need to play more of the 3rd in the Wash end, keep pressuring their d, minimize the Caps long stretches in the Ranger zone.

    Henrik came up big that period.

  111. Rollin Dubious on

    Great period by our Fwds playing the defense….refs letting them play, both goalies playing well.

    God I love may hockey.

  112. Carp . . . . asking that question is like tempting the hockey gods to screw with us :-(

  113. John Druce.

    I saw Kris King here … does anybody remember the playoff series where he and Mark Hardy had synchronized fights against Kypreos and Courntall, who were with the Caps at time? That was classic.

  114. Wow as soon as I wrote that, Analysts come on talking about Marc Staal! They should pay me!!!

  115. iDoodie machetto: get well Tony on

    Bad period for our boys. Loss is on it’s way in the third and possibly OT.

  116. Oh God my dog is driving me nuts she won’t stay still . . . . . . .anyone want a German Shepherd???

  117. Blogmama Go Tony!!! on

    No updates!!! Just jumped into pub during show iintermission…agh!! LGR!!!!!!!!!!

    I shouldn’t have checked in… I’ll be nuts for the rest of my show……gotta run…..yeAh baby!!!!!!!!

  118. Jimbo (Win It For TONY!) on

    Biggest 20 minutes of this season, and maybe ANY season going back to 1997 coming up!

  119. Barry Meoreso today:

    “Alexander Semin is playing with a ton of heart, like a man possessed”

    Really, he said that. Man do I hope we win so I can tell him to eat it.

  120. >>…there has been remarkably little (have there even been any?) fisticuffs?

    Capitals have played a very classy series thus far.

  121. Rollin Dubious on

    I’m running out of beer with all this pacing……get one early boys…..

  122. My luck Jim she is a happy drunk and will get worse . . . also she is no slouch at 80 lbs and I like my beer to much to share!

  123. Rob in Beantown on

    JBytes, yes. Remarkably I feel little hate for this Washington team.

  124. McShanny (discp Czar) on

    How can anyone suggest anything to this team after those two periods…whaddya want from them, that was great jeez

  125. Jimbo (Win It For TONY!) on

    Yikes!! OK, Jorek – it used to work well on a wire-haired fox terrier. Mellowed her out, and she was always on edge!!

  126. >>Remarkably I feel little hate for this Washington team.

    I said the same thing at the beginning of this thread.

  127. I just realized the other day that she is now eight years old . . . and she still acts two . . .I was always told the rule wit ha bog dog is three years a young dog, three years a good dog, and three years an old dog . . .anything over nine is a bonus . . . . . Well my vet even says if not for the fact they have been seeing her since she was a puppy they would think she is two . . . at this rate I’ll be calling guiness book of world records with the oldest dog ever!!!!!!

  128. Sally, the other night, someone commented that there was enough “LETS GO RANGERS” posts, but no opinions. I guess whoever it was felt that stating that without going into a 2000 word post made the poster less interesting. I thought you were here to see it, but I think it was last game, and you were with Mickey and most likely missed it!

  129. Could not be happier about the effort being given tonight. I knew i could count on Richards as i said in a previous post.

  130. HUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGE 20 minutes ahead, It’s Kotaliks forearms and Antropovs wingspan rolled into one period of hockey!!!!!!!!

  131. Lin, haha, I totally missed that! I don’t have anything to say other than I’m getting drunk and I’m nervous as carcillo and I’m about to seriously freak out the moms!!!

    Tiki, mom says “Don’t do that. Don’t even say that.”

  132. A Callahan-Boyle-Dubinsky shutdown line would be really nice for this period.

  133. well spider, caps fans were saying WE had bad karma because they supposedly had ECF playoff tix ‘on sale’ after game 5. lol, didn’t know that lol

  134. Gregm_section403 on

    Puck looks like it is bouncing an awful lot. Not surprising for the usually carcillo MSG ice.

  135. THATS NOT OFFSISEDDES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  136. Orr, I trust Feds right up until the play where he shows his lost step. One of those “everything has gone great … so let’s not tempt it” kinda guys for me.

  137. Why do they move those illegal hand pass face-offs back into the defensive zone? Shouldn’t they be in the neutral zone?

  138. Rob in Beantown on

    Guys I don’t know if I can take this. The caps haven’t had a PP tonight. Think they will get one?

  139. lmfao Jorek! i hope they play the pet adoption one with the cat and the kid in the sandbox!

  140. Oh no … we’ve got a Game 7 vets thing going on either side of Boyle …

  141. Jimbo (Win It For TONY!) on

    OH, BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Knock down OVIE, and SCORE!!!!!!!


  143. YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!|||



    FUGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  144. Jimbo (Win It For TONY!) on


  145. Jimbo (Win It For TONY!) on

    Oboy – too good to be true…….death-struggle is back on…

  146. Gregm_section403 on

    Arghhhh!!!!! Can we hold a 2-goal lead for more than 1 minute? Please!!!!

  147. Jimbo (Win It For TONY!) on

    Oh, fer pete’s sake – there it is…the even-up call…

  148. iDoodie machetto: get well Tony on

    Intent to blow is the definition of the Rangers season

  149. >>this intent to blow stuff is hateful

    It’s such a silly rule. In football, we play until the whistle is heard.

  150. the man officially hates the intent to blow the whistle ” bullcarcillo” as he called it

  151. If things go well, remember Callahan taking that pass that would have hit Backstrom out of the box …

  152. Rob in Beantown on

    I hope the rangers are better at not letting that bush league no goal call get to them than I am

  153. iDoodie machetto: get well Tony on

    That was excellent hustle by Callahan on that play mister d. I totally agree with you.

  154. Per Djoos (Stay thirsty, my friends) on

    Only the Rangers give up a goal 38 seconds after they score one in a game 7 3rd period….



  155. I don’t know if my navy hat is my closer hat or simply a goal hat. I’m terrified of switching.

  156. I don’t understand intent to blow the whistle . . .why? he either blew it or didn’t . . . .stupid!

  157. Gregm_section403 on

    Intent to blow. What a joke. Play the whistle, just like every kid does from mite hockey on up. Only the NHL would come up with a rule where you are forced to read the ref’s mind.

  158. Per Djoos (Stay thirsty, my friends) on

    God, I love offsides when we’re defending a lead!

  159. Jimbo (Win It For TONY!) on


  160. Jimbo (Win It For TONY!) on

    WE WIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  161. Gregm_section403 on

    That was one great series. Great hockey, without all the carcillo we saw against Ottawa. That was great


  163. I didn’t want to mention it until now, but since I moved up to New England, the Rangers had never been to the playoffs without being eliminated by Washington. New streak time.

  164. I might have pulled something in my neck celebrating with about 1.5 seconds to go.

  165. WOW!!!!!!!!! I’ll be in NY FOR THE ECF!!!!!!! YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!!!!!!!!!!!

  166. Thats all thats on their minds… these 2 criminals Doc and Pierre.

    Doc had to mention Tim Thomas.

    And this fool Pierre just said to Brad that we beat Boston in 7 games.

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


    Still undefeated in game sevens!!

    We owe this hard effort to Tony!!!!

    Bring on the Devils!!!

  168. Gregm_section403 on

    The fireworks and confetti are embarrassing. This is NY. Keep that junk in Columbus, or some other silly market.

  169. Sally: I hate Saranac and all wheat / Belgian beers. If you like anything else, drink it on the offdays. We’ve got a streak going.

  170. Jimbo (Win It For TONY!) on

    >>>Only need 8 more wins!

    There’s *ONE* octopus – we need one more!!!

  171. “Keep that junk in Columbus, or some other silly market.”

    I’m picturing fireworks going off and confetti falling in a dark, empty arena.

  172. Bring on the Devils!!
    Thought the D played fantastic tonight especially when pinching in with the offense…Something that was lacking in the last couple games

  173. Jimbo (Win It For TONY!) on

    The Caps played a clean series though – especially when you compare their game to that of Ottawa’s….

  174. Now that the game is over, that was a GOAL, all my yrs watching , no penalty no kick and a review it is a GOAL. Gotta be in it to win it

  175. Jimbo (Win It For TONY!) on

    Team that scored the first goal won the game again!!! Thanks Richie-Rich!!

  176. Linda, I had a Caps fan friend here all day and night. I could ‘t get on the blog. But now I’m here to celebrate!

  177. “Ad the difference between me and you carp, is that if this team came out and looked great, i would be the first one to eat my words and say i was wrong about turderella, and be happy i was wrong. You,n the other hand, refuse to even acknowledge that there is a potential Ranger disaster here, and that the clueless coach “in charge” might be implicit in what is happening, or more accurately what is not happening.”

  178. I’m glad by summer prediction of the Craps making it to the Cup final is wrong.

    I know most of you think Holtby is another Noy-Vair/Var-LA-Mov, but he did a hell of a job against the top two teams in the East. I think all 14 games he played were one goal games, or at least most of them. Not saying he’s going to be Roy, but he definitely has potential.

  179. Who’s going to suck now?

    Parise? Kovy? Fatso?

    Parise would be simple, 9
    Fatso? 30 seconds?

  180. Olga Folkyerself on

    I don’t want to look past the Devils, but does it matter ORR? Is there a preference?

  181. ORR,

    Game 1 was the only one that wasn’t. He did play great. Rangers should have generated some better chances at times but you can’t fault the guy for saves he didn’t have to make.

  182. That hat has been through a lot. Let’s hope there is nothing left of it after 8 more wins.

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

    Hank v Brodeur matchup has me confident about our chances in the ECF

  184. A very good defensive nail biter that the Rangers deserved to win! Now it’s time go get ready for Fatso and company! Go Rangers!!!

  185. Bread Baker’s Apprentice if you have interest, Linda. Haven’t had a failure out of that book yet.

  186. Jimbo (Win It For TONY!) on

    Holtby looks like a good kid – he’s disappointed right now, but he played *great* in the first series, and very good in this one – he was a MAN, too – he did the handshakes, and had a nice convo with Hank at the end there.

  187. Per Djoos (Stay thirsty, my friends) on

    Bad enough we have to watch NBC for the games in the next series… But now, we’ve got to watch devils in the post-game review on MSG – Daneyko and Deb Placey, Chico….. Ugh!

  188. “My preference is the Kings.”

    Mine too, but that’s because I went to college in Philadelphia and I love the idea of them facing a lose/lose situation. And because I think we can do exactly what we did this series with Richards as Laich and Brown as Backstrom.

  189. Jimbo (Win It For TONY!) on

    We’re an *ORIGINAL SIX* team, folks! The only one left in these playoffs! Let’s show them all what *DESTINY* means!

  190. monday, may 14, 2012 8 pm NEW JERSEY AT NY RANGERS NBCSN, CBC, RDS
    Wednesday, May 16, 2012 8 pm NEW JERSEY AT NY RANGERS NBCSN, CBC, RDS
    monday, may 21, 2012 8 pm NY RANGERS AT NEW JERSEY NBCSN, CBC, RDS

  191. Olga Folkyerself on

    Now we gotta listen to Emrick rooting for the debbies. Bring back JD to call the games!

  192. Rollin Dubious on

    My wife….” oh god what happens now….what was this series like in 94?”

    Me ” it was hell……buckle in”

  193. That Saturday game is murder. Wife is visiting her sister in NYC and I’m solo parenting. I tricked her into loving hockey on television earlier (moving objects on a white background) but she’s smart now. Who judges me if I get a babysitter to sit next to me but handle flareups for 3 hours or so?

  194. Boyle is going to have a huge series vs the devils. Just like the Sens.

    Rupp and Prust gotta step it up too. Let them cookes know.

  195. Jimbo (Win It For TONY!) on

    So, when we shut down Ovechkin, we win those games – pretty simple to say, not so simple to do!

  196. Blogmama Go Tony!!! on

    The entire theater district knows that we won…….I kinda embarrassed mom

  197. The question is will Mitchell, Rupp, or Feds get a goal (or a point ) in the next series?

  198. 8pm starts (which means 8:20pm NBC standard time) – not so Europånsy friendly. Especially as I’ll be one hour further into Europånsyland for Games 5-7 (if necessary).

  199. Per Djoos (Stay thirsty, my friends) on

    Fatty the Whale awaits….

    Kovalchoke awaits…

    Officer Clarkson…



    I’m sick of these people!! Games haven’t even started

  200. Blogmama Go Tony!!! on

    Soooooooo happy! Can’t wait to get home and see my stick salute with the fans on their feet at the Garden! hartnell you Craps!!!!!!!!!! Hey Ovie, FORE!

  201. Per Djoos (Stay thirsty, my friends) on

    Dave Maloney looks like Stan Fischler with that friggin beard….

  202. For all but three minutes of the second period Rangers played a near perfect defensive game- squeezed the life out of the Caps… think back to the final three minutes. Sol impressed. Could MSG please buy the rights to the remaining games so we could sit through a replay and REALLY see the game- coverage was so poor and incomplete (still wonder what made Torts go ballistic in the second period- still would like to get a better look at the slash that even Pierre saw on Kreider) and even though I’m a big Emrick defender the “score” call on the HL save in period two came off more as a freudian slip than a mistake. Good thing they cut to studio afterward- hate to see grown men cry (Emrick and McGuire).
    P.S. Of course it was a goal- though I wish we’d have some more looks- maybe from above.

  203. So happy right now! Do happy!

    My Craps friends from DC such babies! Still talking smack on IM lol

    “We gonna win the Cup next year” they say LOL silly fuggers!

  204. how about that play Feds made not shooting for empty net!!
    Just gain the red line and put it deep.

  205. Per Djoos (Stay thirsty, my friends) on

    Leetch and Daneyko can’t even look at each other…

  206. Jimbo (Win It For TONY!) on

    >>>Why the hell is Billy Jaffe there? He represents the Isles! Get him the hell out of there.

    But the Piles fired him! He wasn’t with them at all this season – for the life of me, I don’t know why we have to have Devils and Piles representatives on our air at all! MSG owns the Rangers, and why should we give our opponents any airtime? Let them get their own friggin’ cable deal!! Bastards!

  207. Freaking awesome! Ovi wipes out and then goes for a change instead of backchecking. Thanks ovi!

  208. Jimbo, he still represents them on HNL. I don’t see the point of having him around now since they’re long gone. Just go with Troutface, Danekyo, and Leetch/Du-Gay.

    But I’m so glad Bill Pedophile isn’t around!

  209. Per Djoos (Stay thirsty, my friends) on

    Bad blood runs deep!

    Leetch has this weird snarl on his face… Like “I’m sitting next to Byfuglien Carcillo Daneyko”

    I want those Debbie’s NOW

    Whaling expedition begins at MSG…

  210. My wife, out with her mom and sister, just texted “Mother’s Day tomorrow, yo. I want a little sleep in the AM. Prepare for that.” So I think I have the early feeding.

  211. Jimbo (Win It For TONY!) on

    >>>Whaling expedition begins at MSG…

    Getting ready to duck from thrown objects here, but *hey*, wouldn’t it be cool to bring back #16 for this next series, just to *taunt* Fatso again? It would seem like “old times”!

  212. I know the Devils are playing well but I’ve got news for them – this ain’t Philly, we know how to play defense, and our goalie sure as hell isn’t Ilya Bryzgalov. They haven’t played anyone tough yet.

  213. Jimbo (Win It For TONY!) on

    >>>I love listening to Danekyo. He reminds me of Spider in “Goodfellas”. Mumbling, stuttering p—k.

    *HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA*!!!!!! Priceless!!

  214. Now you can appreciate even more that 3rd overtime goal and 6.6 sec goal.
    What a thrill this series was.
    Bring on Devils.

  215. Man, read the tsn blog about the ranger game. I never realized what f’en morons canadian fans are and how they cry like little children and that goes for the rest of the fans in hockey. They post how boring the rangers are and how the devils are going to beat them, blah, blah, blah!!!. They been saying this since the first game of playoff hockey. I’m so glad because the more they spew there garbage, cry baby nonsense the rangers win. keep it up canadian morons, this way the rangers will win the stanely cup. Thank You very much, idiots.

  216. Per Djoos (Stay thirsty, my friends) on

    Seriously, I’m really excited to be playing against Marty Brodeur. We beat him in 94, and now have a shot at him 18 years later. Wow.

  217. you really just gotta shake your head at them tomg! for the people who invented the game, they sure are dumber than a box of carcillo

  218. It should be noted that I believe almost not at all in clutch, in terms of being a trait or being a predictive measure, but … I’ll be damned if Richards isn’t always around when important things happen or need to happen. At some point, his contract is going to suck, but he’s 8 games from me (us) always saying “sure, but …” when discussing him as an albatross.

  219. I hope the devils take the rangers Lightly. They played a florida team and went 7 games and than they played a flyer team who has shaky goaltending and shaky defense. The rangers are the total opposite of the flyers, good/great goaltending and good defense. I just hope the rangers find there scoring touch. it stinks that the rangers will only get 1 day rest, that’s a concern, the only concern I have, no rest which could effect the rangers deeper in the playoffs.

  220. NYDNRangers Saw a few of you asking. Boyle said he believes his ‘goal’ was waived off becuz it was goalie interference call & can’t be overturned #NYR

    Pretty borderline. No sense complaining aboot it now. It’s over with.

  221. ORR!!
    still a load of carcillo
    because if it was goalie interference
    then Boyle should have received a penalty but did not.

  222. no conspiracy against the raqngers, yea right, believe what you want to believe suckers!!!! I depise buttman and the nhl.

  223. internet is all screwed up
    maybe i’ll stop by later or at some point before the puck drops on monday

    to Carp
    you would have been proud, i was VERY calm (jpg’s sister will support that!) even when the caps scored the one goal
    of course the Rangers played such a dominant game.
    could you start posting Powerball numbers on the board
    because i think you got tonight’s score right (bit of logic there, i’m sure)
    but other than not being Rangers in 6
    you’re predictions can be pretty spot on!!

    and OTHERS!!!

  224. Rangers West on

    Great game. The Devils have been tough for the Rangers this season. Although I think the Rangers match up against the Devils better than the Sens or the Caps, this is going to be another long series. I won’t be surprised if another game seven is down the road.

  225. Rangers West on


    MZA will play. The two weeks away from being healthy to play business is a smoke screen. The Rangers need him out there to police the rink.

  226. YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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