It’s Go Time!


Rangers-Devils Game 3.

Same lineups … at least same for the Devils … haven’t heard that officially from the Rangers, though there wouldn’t be any changes coming unless there’s some trickery regarding Brandon Dubinsky. Very doubtful, IMO.

UPDATE: Steve Eminger is in for Stu Bickel.

Fully expect a much better peformance by ya boys today, especially No. 10 and No. 19 and No. 24, among many others.

I also got Derek Stepan in the unofficial pressbox game-winning goal pool (for points and fun only ;) so it would be good if he got going, too. I had Patrik Elias in Game 1, Carl Hagelin in Game 2, which didn’t really work out very well.

Let’s Go Tony!

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  1. Guess they didn’t do a good job of keeping the blue out, because there’s plenty of blue here.

    the wireless connection howsons, so I might not be here much during the game. Josh, 26, will be tweeting his 26-year-old fingers off.

    And I’m not coming here if you guys are going to jump ship the first time the Devils get a shot on goal. I don’t know why it bothers me, but it does.

  2. Since I can’t do the real thing for once, I offer a metaphorical vomit to the floors of the Prudential Center.

  3. You better stay away right now, Carp, because I expect the first jump right after the Devils win the opening face off…


    He came dancing across the water
    With his galleons and guns
    Looking for the new world
    In that palace in the sun.

    On the shore lay Montezuma
    With his coca leaves and pearls
    In his halls he often wondered
    With the secrets of the worlds.

    And his subjects
    Gathered ’round him
    Like the leaves around a tree
    In their clothes of many colors
    For the angry gods to see.

    And the women all were beautiful
    And the men stood
    Straight and strong
    They offered life in sacrifice
    So that others could go on.

    Hate was just a legend
    And war was never known
    The people worked together
    And they lifted many stones.

    They carried them
    To the flatlands
    And they died along the way
    But they built up
    With their bare hands
    What we still can’t do today.

    And I know she’s living there
    And she loves me to this day
    I still can’t remember when
    Or how I lost my way.

    He came dancing across the water
    Lundqvist, Lundqvist
    What a killer.

  5. I can’t see warm-ups, but I think the Rangers look inexcusably tired and flat, which is all on the coach. Sens in five.

  6. I live in Baltimore and from 1-4 they have pre race coverage for the Preakness on NBC. WTF!

  7. wyshynski Judging from the jerseys I’ve seen inside/outside the arena, I’m not exactly confident in the effectiveness of the #NoBlue campaign.


    Spots reservation on a highest point of GW Bridge now officialy OPEN.
    Call: 1-800- RANGERS, prompt -SUCKS.
    Not a MUST WIN game, though…

  9. ye who will distract Clarkson now and not make him laugh like an idiot at Bickel trying to draw him into a penalty. And who will stop Clarkson from scoring 2 minutes later.

  10. Is there a lot of blue?? your in a sad place when your team is in the third round (one away from the finals) and you gotta tell your fans not to sell the tickets to the fans of the opposing team!

  11. Yes. Same with Boyle, Prust, Richards, Rupp, Mitchell, Hagelin, Callahan, Stepan, Fedotenko, Anisimov.

    Because we judge all players solely on whether they score. Or not.

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

    GO TIME!!!

    IT IS TIME!!!!

    3 periods of non stop rock ’em sock’em hackey!!!

    LETS go gog go gog gog gogogo ggogo!!!

    JUMP SHIP!!!!!??

    WHAAAAA!????? HUH I would never , ever ,ever , never jump ship !!!!


  13. Thanks for clarifying, ilb! I sometimes need reminders about who sucks and who is good on this Rangers rollercoaster :)

  14. also we judge the team and the coach by the scoreboard only. So if the Devils score first, they all howson. Or if the Devils have a territorial edge at any point in the game, even if for 30 seconds, they all howson. however, if the Devils are completely dominating and the Rangers are up 1-0, then the Rangers rule. Because we don’t know what we’re watching.

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





  16. There is more than just scoring. . .. but scoring is an important piece . . If Gaborik where fighting hard for the pucks and not scoring then less people would be complaining. Its not scoring and not going hard for the puck and not blocking the shot that has people complaining.

  17. Gaborik is a great hockey player whether he scores or not in a given game. Fans should expect him to score in every game because he has the talent to do it. He will get chances today!!!!

    So, Go Gaby Go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

    WOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! Love Rangers hockey , love it!!!


    Yeah Carp , Im FREAKING OUT!!!!


    Games gonna be GREAT!!!! Awsome!!!

    LETS GO BOYS , LETS MAKE SOME NOISE!!!! Heyyy Where is Linda!!??? WTB.

  19. Gooood gameday afternoon gang!!

    Expecting a big game from the boys today. And NBC and it’s love of the Devils can jump off the nearest bridge.


  20. Salty channeling NEIL!!! That is a good Omen.

    Carp is feeling positive, and he had been on target this whole Playoffs…





    RANGERS IN 6!!!

  21. Anyone been watching the West?? Are the broadcasts more fair in the west games or is it also clear who the broadcasters are rooting for?

  22. Edzo, Doc, & Pierre….

    Kenny, Dave,, & Don

    Hmmm….. tough choice….too many true professionals to choose from!!!!!

  23. True Blue Mike (Rangers GWG by Zach Parise) on

    He asked Parise if he had signed the contract to play for the Rangers yet? Parise then winked

  24. High Desert Roberto on

    enjoy the game all!! bloody mary time on account of the early start. gotta keep it reasonable

  25. the film adds space invaders to the traditional maritime conflict, yet never forgets its humble roots as a board game played with pegs and increasingly educated guesses

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

    All I hear so far is Lets Go Devils, Cmon Ranger Fans!

  27. N.CountryNYRFan on

    LET’S GO RANGERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  28. Is it me or do the forwards need to come back more to help the Dmen out cause the Devils are forcechecking 3 guys deep?

  29. Matty"IBelieveinMiracles!!"boy on

    first goal important. c’mon boys. pressure. pressure.

  30. Jennifer from AZ on

    Whad up Boneheads. Jen from AZ here watching the big game with the fam. We need this security win. LGR & LGDaddy.

  31. Good things happen when the Rangers move their feet and keep their sticks down :-)

  32. High Desert Roberto on

    good things should also happen when the Rangers get SOG on Marty

  33. Rangers need shots and more importantly rebound shots . . .Brodeur will stop the first one . . its the second or deflection that he will have trouble with

  34. Matty"IBelieveinMiracles!!"boy on

    lol, JB. Just some Devil fans wearing Ranger jerseys, that’s all. A few thousand of them.

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


    DEVILS SUCK , USELESSS MICKEY MOUSE franchise!!! No offense Mickey : )

    RAAAAAAAAAAANGERS kill these bums!!!

  36. None taken Greg. I know what’s up ;)

    Someone please give the Rangers some coffee and Red Bull, please!

  37. High Desert Roberto on

    this Pitbull-Bud Light commercial has been haunting me for months. so awful

  38. Not overwhelming blue, but a fair amount … also some empty seats …

    Kenny is doing FOX baseball today.

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

    Slow start… why? There is no excuse to start a game like this against a team like this

  40. You guys should at least wait for the replay before commenting on plays. You sound like you have no idea what youre talking about.

  41. High Desert Roberto on

    nice turnover in the offensive zone gaborik..

    if you don’t have a play dump it in at least, don’t just give up possession

  42. I think Bud Light has wasted about $100Million+ by now with the airing of that bald Dbag skulking around that club twisting people around pointlessly…that guy sucks so hard….no hockey fan is buying into that ad. Save your money and my eyes and ears.

  43. I’m positive Kenny is pissed he signed that contract with Fox Sports today….until he gets his paycheck Friday ;)

  44. Richards should have let that pass go through. Look a little better last few shifts.

  45. Can you all give Eminger a couple of shifts to get into playoff hockey? He probably hasnt played in a month.

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

    Couldn’t have said it better myself Carp. I think its time for Rupp to drop those gloves

  47. Too many stoppages…. maybe this is the strategy to beat the Devils? Don’t let them skate….get whistles…

  48. Matty"IBelieveinMiracles!!"boy on

    3rd and 4th lines of Devils generating offensive opportunities. Hank, WE NEED YOU TO BE GOOD!!!

  49. Too many periods where the feeling is relief the Rangers survived. They gotta start winning shifts and periods.

  50. Carp
    i’ve been good for nearly 14 minutes of the period

    it’s gonna bite us in the aaassen since all we’re doing is
    handing it over the devils again and again.

  51. Matty"IBelieveinMiracles!!"boy on

    time in offensive zone is about 80/20 devils. our d will be so tired. ugh.

  52. I have been away for two weeks. This is the first game i have been able to watch since game two against the Crapitals. They are killing me. We are just surviving. No energy or spark coming from our boys. At this point I would be happy going to the break with goose eggs on the board.

  53. yeah, i know this seems to be more of a feeling it out period
    in a way
    but it’s just weird that the Rangers seem to look
    as if they’ve never played the devils this season.
    not matching him in intensity and forecheck
    SO FAR

    just odd
    i thought there’d be a little more jump from us due to sting of last loss and 2 day break
    (and yes, i realize devs are home!)

  54. Jesse Spector ?@jessespector
    The one #NYR player who appears to be awake is the one who needs to be, No. 30.

    again. VERY odd

  55. I’m going to start a movement where all the reporters and writers and bloggers now whine about the Devils forcheck, hooking and holding killing hockey. They should be fair and balanced since they whined about the Rangers shot blocking.

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

    GREAT draw Mcdonaugh!!!

    Rangers are commin on folks…get ready for a goal!!!!


    We are the TOP SEED and we can handle this…..NO PROBLEM!! Rangers are better , just watch us go!!!!


  57. Devils are masters at holding up our forwards when the chip it in, slowing down the NYR speedy guys.

  58. They need to be sitting on Marty’s face and dropping bombs from the points

  59. OK well that was a good shift and worked a PP out of it. Kovalchuk is such a hothead I hope they keep going after him all series. Funny story about him I’ll recall later.

    Rangers need to finish ALL their hits and match the ferocity the Devils are showing especially along the boards.

  60. Why do the Rangers always find themselves fighting for the puck along the boards on their power play?

  61. Here is why Kracken is our best player: he’s the only Rangers who WANTS the puck on his stick, who wants to shoot. Pathetic. Get aggressive. Get confidence. LGR.

  62. High Desert Roberto on

    I think the Rangers should take a page out of the late 80s NY Giants playbook and put a little something extra in their step

  63. The defense needs to start bombing pucks in if the forwards can’t gain the middle of the ice. Would have liked to see that on the PP.

  64. I think Hank needs to yell at his teammates and not Torts in the intermission

  65. I wouldn’t say there was any great edge to the Devils that period, JBytes. It was all-around awful.

  66. JBytes

    “Why do the Rangers always find themselves fighting for the puck along the boards on their power play?”

    because they don’t bother with the Hockey IQ to move the puck anywhere else but
    moving it back and forth along the boards in the desperate hope that they’ll
    bore the opponent to the point
    that they’ll eventually stop following the Ranger
    and allow one (probably wide) shot on goal
    before the puck is cleared

  67. Carp May 19th, 2012 at 1:48 pm
    That period set back hockey about 10 years, pre-lockout.

    Amen to that!

  68. gotta agree……………SO FAR

    The Hockey Rodent ?@HockeyRodent
    NYR VERY, VERY, VERY fortunate to reach intermission tied. Who are these guys. And what did they do to the real NYR?

  69. That period of hockey was horrendous. Poor NBC for having that on National Television. People might have to watch these Indi 500 qualifiers. More action.

  70. High Desert Roberto on

    Maloney seems to think the Rangers played a good period..What am I missing??

  71. not a good period. the Rangers need to pick it up a LOT if they expect to be the winner of this series. their top guys are not even getting puck possession, let alone shots. The Rangers look tentative.

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

    The Devils had more pep in their step, thats for sure

  73. Per Djoos (Stay Thirsty, My Friends!) on

    These NBC announcers wont give the Rangers any props…

  74. Garbage all round, but garbage tilted in the Devils’ favour. How many tough saves did Lundqvist have to make though? One?

  75. hate to say it but the devils have stepped it up
    i know that we have a lot of young guys who are getting valuable experience
    it’s not like we haven’t played the devs before
    even during the season
    we should know what they do and what we need to do
    but SO FAR………………….nope.

    who is this team?!?!?! (so far)

  76. Where are the Rangers from Game 7 against the Caps? Where are the Rangers from the third period against the Debbies in game 1? What is going on? I have bought into the protestations from players and coach alike that “they are not tired”!

    Maybe they are?

  77. Bad period by Hagelin and he’s clearly not produced much recently, but Keith Jones seems to be labouring under the impression that he’s a veteran 80-point scorer.

  78. I know you guys don’t like the tired and fatigue references, but, how else do you explain these lackluster efforts?

  79. “There is no such thing as being tired. It’s a mindset.”


    “Flavah explosion in yo’ mouth!”

  80. Rangers need to take a page out of that movie, Lost in Translation.

    “….with more intensity”

  81. Leetchhalloffame on

    They haven’t played since Wednesday. BS that they are tired. They are getting outplayed in this series and better wake up soon or its NJ/LA. UGH!.

  82. Devils are winning pretty much every battle along the boards. I’m more worried about that than the higher quality scoring chances and more shots in the first. Lundqvist knows he is going to have to be the better goaltender in this series.

    Rangers have got to match the Devils ferocity. It’s this teams turn to play with some desperation like the Devils did in game 2.

    I have a feeling Tortorella is going to let the boys know that they are going to lose this series if they play lackluster hockey like that.

    I’d like to see the D get more involved (smartly) in the offensive zone. How about some bombs from the blue line with bodies in front of Fatso?

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

    This is one of those periods that you just throw out and forget.

  84. I expect Torts will have some strong things to say and the Rangers will respond in the second period.

  85. They are tired. . . they have played a lot of games a lot of hard games . . .but tired doesn’t explain things cause everybody has played a lot of games and everybody is tired and achey.

  86. Has anyone mentioned they ran out of gas yet? Do you think it’s a type of a game NJ is playing instead? Suffocating, not much room to move with or without the puck in both zones. They need to adjust. I thought they were better in clearing their zone in having an extra man up high, now they need to figure out how to avoid Marty, who keeps clearing the puck wit ease.

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

    GUYS GUYS GUYS , The Devils are DESPERATE because they know they wont win the cup. The Devils are trying there hearts out and they still can’t score!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAA!!!

    We want OUR team to try …yes, BUT the truth is…are back are NOT against the wall and quite frankly we are not panicking. We got this. Believe me , we do.

  88. N.CountryNYRFan on

    let’s put some pressure on them this period boys, Hank is keeping us in this!

  89. Goodness Hank, that was great.

    C’mon boys, pick it up this period, bring YOUR game and make the adjustments you need to

  90. N.CountryNYRFan on

    slow whistle there, Hank standing on his head, c’mon guys give him some help.

  91. Carp
    no matter what the outcome of the game
    how about this for a first question to Rangers not Torts

    “You did realize that this is the Stanley Cup playoffs and not a pre-season game?”

    (snark taking over. will get a drink and try to behave)

  92. 4generations 4 cups on

    Yeah I’m betting that Prust is gonna get suspended on that one. Trying to make body position and try to deal with the opposing player and no chance. At least a game by Sh!thead Shanny

  93. I would be pissed if someone did that to one of our guys . . Torts should sit Prust for that

  94. I’m all for running Uncle Daddy over if they can. In fact I wouldn’t mind getting Avery back for one shift to do it.

  95. south of saskatoon on

    when Fatso makes a save, Emrick screams like a banshee. when Henrik made that great one on Kovy, he just mildly said, “it does not go in”

  96. Matty"IBelieveinMiracles!!"boy on

    aight. aight.

    we got some jump. some. the sky is not falling. the boys woke up.

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

    YEAH Baby , Thats what Im talkin ’bout!!!!


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

    Prust to be suspended? Probably not in this league but if so Mats Zuccarello-Assen

  99. I still don’t get why Callahan pulled that puck back there. You have to score.

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

    Right and Callahan says his fingers are fine…

  101. High Desert Roberto on

    Man NYR is getting dominated and yet still has to be getting to the Devils

  102. I know he’s had an awful season, but man, could this team use Dubinsky down low and on the forecheck.

  103. henrik is trying steal us this game, wonder if we can geta break and score for him

  104. so about this Doc is such a “professional” carcillo

    starts to scream out “goal” when parise took a shot
    in first period
    now just screamed about save after a crappily done 2 on 1 by Rangers

  105. Torts wants to shut down the odd man chances and develop their forecheck more.

    And you’re welcome Carp :)

  106. Matty"WakeUpBoys!!"boy on

    Geez…..this kills our momentum…these PP’s…..of course…there is no such thing as momentum.

  107. Terrible penalty.. Momentum killer.

    This is just like game one…

    first goal will be HUGE!!

    Must kill this one!!!

  108. Kings will shred either of these teams if the level of play stays the same on each side.

  109. Matty"WakeUpBoys!!"boy on

    Prust runs into Brodeurs stick. Gotta love him. Just love him.

  110. Matty"WakeUpBoys!!"boy on

    Kovie refuses to take slap shots. Second game in a row. He must be hurting. Must be.

  111. Since when did we start dumping right to brodeur again. He’s more of a 3rd defensmen than a traditional goalie. We gotta keep it away from him if wre going to win

  112. south of saskatoon on

    gaborik is probably more worried about how the slovakian team is doing vs the czechs right now.

  113. he fanned on a shot and then didn’t take a shot. Other than that i think Gabby is playing with intensity

  114. It’s unreal, ORR. I cannot believe we are tied. Let’s do like Game 1 and win 1 period (period 3) and go up 2-1.

  115. It is sad when a rookie with NO regular season experience is outplaying our top scorer1

    What in gods name is up with Gabby??????????????

  116. this is where the Rangers drive me CRAZY
    they’ve been playing against brodeur
    for many years
    yet still don’t have a better plan of attack against
    including shots and shooting puck into zone away from him
    (i think i saw 1 Ranger team do it ONCE as far as dump-ins and
    never did it that way again)

  117. “they played better than the 1st” is like saying that the Hindenberg disaster was better than the sinking of the Titanic.

  118. I have a feeling that the rangers are going to have a strong 3rd period and win this game.

  119. well, Gabby has 2 of the 14 shots on goal. That has to count for something or should we find something negative in that too

  120. Gaborik has had some prime chances and he’s either fanned, or coughed up the puck each time… frusterating!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  121. These NBC “analysts” need to shut it. The Rangers are a day late and a dollar short?

  122. Ted Sheckler on

    I don’t think Gabby’s playing too bad. He’s definitely skating hard, and not being tossed around along the boards like he usually is when he’s off his game. When he hustles, he usually ends up picking up goals, so I wouldn’t count him out.

  123. Pimp, were you there? maybe it was!
    didn’t you have the Rangers losing to the Senators?
    and also to the Capitols?

  124. WTF happened?!?!!?

    i have the Rangers radio broadcast online
    and now it sounds as if it’s switched to the devs broadcast team.

    is it just a matter of different voices or has anyone else noticed this?

  125. That sad…Debbies are SO-O-O beatable. ..and this game in general, looks like old people trying to have sex.
    WAKE UP and get your eyes red, grow fangs, BE POSSESSED and suck all blood out of this red team and their fans.

  126. cam bam connor on

    awful , NBC awful. also watch how ‘doc’ refuses to acknowledge saves by hank 60% of the time. even nice plays by ranger D, he says, “oh! and the shot doesnt go” just because he sing songs, doesnt make him good. dont know what they see in him??? misses a ton of the plays

  127. I think you’re starting to hear voices, jpg. It’s been a long postseason. :-)

  128. I always pick the Rangers to lose.

    They are no-talents clowns who are bush-league, amateur-hour, Mickey-Mouse no-talents.

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

    Will anyone be surprised if Prust isn’t suspended?

  130. If someone had done that to a Ranger player i would be pissed. . . I am pretty sure Prust will be suspended. Elbow-head . . end of story

  131. I can’t even explain how much I despise Doc Emerick as an announcer! And to think that he is held in such high regard. I just don’t get it…..

  132. cam
    i mentioned earlier how Doc the Professional
    almost screamed “goal” when parise shot
    went nuts when brodeur flopped and the puck was between his arms
    on a pathetic Ranger 2 on 1

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

    Yea but this is the NHL. He will probably get a medal for not getting called for a penalty, right?

  134. I liked this period, at least the last two thirds of it, much better. They are able to get out of their zone easier, and generated some chances. Goaltending duel so far.

  135. how the byfuglien can some of you defend Prust after that blatant elbow to the head?

  136. right, he stinks. he can tell you how the puck gets knifed, ladled etc but he can’t identify who did it. it is like a radio broadcast with the wrong names.

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

    Lmfao LW3H, as bad as Chealsea has been this season, they have played well in the Cahmpions League. A lot like our Rangers here, solid defensively and scoring on the transition game.

  138. Who’s defending Prust, Lev? Dirty play, he’ll be lucky to get one game only.

  139. cam bam connor on

    jpeg, right. sorry i missed it earlier. those killed me too. im with ya yev. he missed the game, forget about the sublties and nuances. they are waaay beyond him

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

    Why wouldn’t we defend him? He’s a NYR? Thats a stupid question

  141. High Desert Roberto on

    this shouldnt come as a surprise but the rangers simply play down or up to their competition. which is why i think they can do the unthinkable, lose to devils in 5 or win the cup

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

    Brodeur just made that save look much harder than it needed to be. Fatso…

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

    Bayern Munich – Soccer team playing in the Champions League Final right now one channel above of the Rangers

  144. CARP.
    Please wake up and smell the other sports …

    Bayern Munich – the team playing in the Champions League final today.

  145. We got yelled at by the nurses for being too loud. someone was yelling about referees.

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


    so happy so happy so happy!!!

  147. Braunschweiger on

    Maybe Stan will ask him why he DIDNT call timeout after the icing LOL

  148. Hank needs to be WALLQVIST now (I’m bringing a little Linda in since she’s not here right now)

    Oh and score another one, Rangers!

  149. N.CountryNYRFan on

    big couple of shifts here after the goal, they’ll be coming at us!

  150. N.CountryNYRFan on

    YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THE KREIDER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    3rd period power!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  152. Kreider!!!!!!!! i put on my Kreider jersey for the start of the 3rd and he scores!!!

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


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

    MOMMA MOMMA MOMMA were all crazy now!!!!!!

  155. Blogmama Go Tony! on

    We are so going to be disinvited from ever coming back to Lutheran Medical.

  156. I won’t!! I’ve hid it from my wife thus far… She gave me specific orders not to buy anymore Jersey’s!! She’s just went out at the start of the 3rd

  157. And yes, Mitchell deserves major, major props on the Kreider goal.


  158. Sure looked like the Devil was holding the stick of the Ranger as well on that play, right behind Staal.

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

    Hockey gods on our side with two broken Devils sticks – Ironic? I think not

  160. McDonagh— this kid is sooooooo good! I look forward to watching him for years to come!

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

    There’s a yard sale going on behinds Hanks net

  162. theytake down mike rupp and nothing called.

    and these recovery people have to hear my yelling bc of it.

    i hope they sue these referees

  163. They scored two goals once I muted the TV. There’s NO WAY I’m unmuting it.

  164. are there more Ranger fans than Devil fans there? I guess their plan didn’t work

  165. Edzo, Hank was incredible, but the team fought it, and took the game over starting in the second period.

  166. This game was alllll Hank’s, he kept them in this the whole way. 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th stars all to him.

  167. wyshynski’s continual updates on shots directed at goal by each team seemed to dry up a bit in the third…

  168. I’M FREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    jpg’s sister kept me “locked up”
    because we scored goals 1 and 2 when i was
    away from the tv
    and in another room

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

    No wonder Kreider played so good in the last three games, he was on his way to making 175k. Ridiculous. I hope they don’t give him that money until after the playoffs though

  170. Braunschweiger on

    Ron wants to audition to be the next Most Interesting Man in the World

  171. So MANY blue Jersey’s in the stands at the end of the game. RANGER PRIDE

  172. Hank was unbelievable, but broduer saved 2 sure goals of his own. So imo Hank was more consistent for 60 mins, but the Rangers didn’t win because of just hank. This was a great team effort especially by the D.

  173. This team doesn’t understand the meaning of the words ‘quit’ or ‘fatigue’ or ‘die’

  174. "Fragile" Frankie Merman on

    I can’t believe we have to watch the combined postgame shows. Can’t they do one for each team?

  175. I guess we have to start talking about the importan thing we take from this game…

    Prust…suspension? Who replaces him. Dubinsky? Scott? HELP!

  176. You guys were right. Just because Kreider is the leading scorer in the eastern Conference Finals only about 10 games into his NHL career, he still may not really be one the elite, or even better, players in the league. My bad.

  177. Dolan wants to save money, so instead of 2 crews, so he combines the postgame show to piss off Ranger fans. he could not care less, as long as he maxs his moolah.

  178. This game is the reason why they won the eastern conference. Hank stood on his head and kept it scoreless. 3rd period rangers found there legs and got the first goal and from than on controlled the game.

  179. MAJOR THANK YOU TO ilb!!!!
    he knows why!
    wanted to wait til tension of game was over

  180. NHL Network giving props to Mitchell
    for his play that helped the Kreider get the goal

  181. Another big 3rd per we are halfway home. Couldn’t post during game was at dads house Hank Mac and the kid took us home

  182. MZEV

    Why don’t you take a walk around the block and wait for your bus.

    This team is beyond bush-league, it’s not even funny. These clowns will lose in 4 games, no question about it.

  183. From the Devils Game Thread on “In Lou We Trust”

    by Nets2410 on May 19, 2012 2:12 PM EDT via Android app reply

    REALLY???? REALLY????

  184. billybleedsblue on

    Nice to see us go up 2 to 1. 2 wins away from the finals! what a ride! hope everyone is enjoying this awesome day!

  185. Might be difficult to get the message through to the players about “playing for 60 minutes” when they see that playing for 10-15 minutes is working pretty well at the moment.

  186. Yeah, Devils fans must be outraged about the prospect of a defensive, opportunistic team with not much offensive talent making it to the Final. Devils fans that were born since 2003, anyway.

  187. All a bit hypothetical, obviously, but all the writers who were favouring Quick for the Vezina because he had less goal support and wasn’t on such a dominant team must have Lundqvist ahead in the Conn Smythe race for exactly the same reasons right?

  188. So give me the posting recap. Who gave up first and hardest and who is defending the Prust elbow?

  189. Crazy how unfun the first two periods were and then how awesome the third was. Doesn’t matter how you win, especially now.

  190. “Parise not talking to the media. You never see Cally do this.”

    Which is perfect, because next year Parise won’t be expected to. Can’t take a letter from any of the current guys.

  191. exepct to see eminger at forward and bickel back on d or vice versa for game 4.

    prust def getting a game if not 2

  192. Carp, ur first point in the review tomorrow should be no more than two words: HENRIK LUNDQVIST

  193. If Dubinsky is close to coming back, he might be able to take that 12th forward spot and really ease into it. Even with 0:00, its not a real difference from dressing both Eminger and Bickel.

  194. doubt zucc or dubi ready and no way scott enters and prob no callup from hartford so bickel may have to play forward

  195. We already made the Hartford callups. I think Miller, Newbury and Wellman were the forwards.

  196. Parise refused to talk to press? I don’t know of him ever doing that before . . .why cause he is mad about the non-call on the elbow? NHL will deal with it I’m sure. . . . he isn’t the kind of guy I would think would be a sore loser (especially since they lost the game not the series)

  197. Bob froese played well. Cam glen Hanlon keep his stick on the ice? How bout Eddie mio there?! Was that mike Dunham?

  198. torts will not enter someone from hartford. will play eminger ot bickel 4 mins as 12th forward

  199. LOL then Parise should be mad at his dad not the media . . media is just doing their job. . . :-)

  200. Working on the new house so missed the game. Can I get a short synopsis? Or is it just going to be that they stunk until they scored?

  201. Gravy it was probably more of the same of the last 3 games. It was almost a carbon copy of game 1.

  202. They got better as the game went on Gravey . . . first period saw a lot (6) odd man rushes by Jersey .. . . somehow it ended 0-0 both teams however had successful kills. . .second period Rangers started slow again the elbow by Prust was stupid and suspension worthy. . . Torts called a time out and from there the Rangers slowly started picking up . . .Third they took over with key strong kills and the three goals . . .

  203. True, but Robben took that penalty like Dubinski.

    THE KREIDER would have scored for sure.

  204. Robben is bush-league. Probably nobody I’d take more pleasure in missing such a crucial penalty normally, but no way I want amateur-hour Chelsea to win.

  205. LW3H

    Agrees, I’m secretly hoping that both these clown-filled teams lose.

  206. I wish the NYRangers had Schweinsteiger on the team … how cool would it be to hear “Schweinsteiger crosses the blue line ….”

  207. I had a feeling once they sent Robben to the spot he wouldn’t score. I would have sent Schweinsteiger.

  208. Did you see how Schweinsteiger wouldn’t even look at the penalty kick as it was being taken?

    ‘Cause he knows Robben is Mickey-Mouse.

  209. I want to see this disaster go into penalty kicks and watch Minnie-Mouse take another penalty.

  210. They should let John Terry come on just to miss a penalty in the shootout.

    Does Carp know about the impending skills competition?

  211. WTB are you guys talking about? Latona, I’m particularly disappointed in you. The Rangers just crushed the ^devils^ and you’re talking some Europansy game?

  212. I’m from Europe, Miami, in case you forgot. Loved soccer, but never as much as hockey.

  213. Lololol you guys make me laugh

    Like soccer is any more boring than …. baseball.

    And I like baseball.

  214. The “best” sports are the non-stopping, fluid ones like hockey and soccer.

    The “boring” ones are the ones that stop, like football and baseball.

    And I love and watch all sports.

  215. Hah. Someone tell Chico that this WAS boxing back during the regular season and the Rangers won those games too, or at least the big one on March 19.

  216. Czechthemout!!! on

    Just got back from the game. First thing I have to say is that the Devils fans are a bunch of classless buffoons! On to my impression of the game.

    We were terrible for most of the first two periods of this game. Nothing worked. No decent shots,passes. Nor did we win most of the puck battles along the boards once again. Once again, most of the forwards played terribly. The horrible play was led by Mitchell and Rupp. These clowns are AHL quality players who do nothing game in game out. They both took stupid penalties which could have cost us this game. At this point, I would rather play JT Miller for Rupp and hopefully, Dubi comes back and replaces Mitchell. Just awfull!

    Now for the positives. The King is simply a star! He was absolutley amazing! Kept us in the game until we woke up in the Third.

    Gabby needs to get his head out of his ass and play like the star player he is paid to be.

    Richards played ok but also took a stupid penalty.

    Stepan was better but we still need more from him.

    Cally with a bounce back game. Uncle daddy robbed him in the second as well.

    McD was great! What else is new?

    Girardi was shaky early. Made a horrible giveaway, but came on in the game and got a big pp goal.

    Staal was solid.

    MdZ was terrible. Especially on the pp. he needs to stop shying away from getting hit.

    Boyle looked really slow out there. I hope he can get his game back soon. We need it.

    Prust got away with a stupid head shot. No need for it.

    Chris Kreider has been a god send. What more can you say about him? NHL record holder now for most goals in the playoffs before ever playing an NHL regular season game. Great defelection again. This is what happens when you go to the net. He also set up a few good chances for the point men but we all know that we have issues shooting the puck with those guys. It’s been a long time since the Rangers have had a home grown blue chip prospect.

    Now we need to take it to them Monday and finish them off, Wed.

    We stole one tonight.

  217. boxcareddiehospodar on

    stop it with the prust suspension.

    this crap goes on the entire series.

    look at kovlpuke’s check on fedetanko the last game and tell me that wasn’t an elbow.

    all u rangers fans saying prust should be suspended go to the devils blog. U make me sick!

    the rangers announcers on 1150 minus maloney why don;t you just call the nhl and beg for prust’s suspenion.

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